Monday, September 26, 2011
Being the big fan of Project Runway that I am, I came up with ‘What Would Project Runway Shoe?” (#WWPRS) where I pair a shoe or two with the winning look of the week. SPOILER ALERT! Stop reading if you want to wait and watch the episode first reading about the winning design.
This week’s challenge threw our designers for a bigger loop than the previous challenge of having to design for the real woman. Most designers had never done menswear and they seemed to be all thumbs in having to design a look for the new classic rock band, the Sheepdogs. Poor Anya (#PR9Anya) showed us how elementary her sewing skills really are and Kimberly (#PR9Kimberly, @KimberlyGoldson) proved she is the queen of pants again but not so much of men’s shirts with her sad Charlie Brown moment. Meanwhile, I felt really bad for Ewan of the Sheepdogs, as Oliver’s “fat” issues surfaced again. I think he called Ewan fat about 5 times. Our men can’t all be chiseled, Oliver! Gosh. But, I do think it was Oliver’s time to go.
Viktor (#PR9viktor) took top prize this week with a rather incredible three piece rock and roll look for Leot Hanson, guitarist for the Sheepdogs. This Working Girl was getting a little hot and bothered with the very edgy mix of classic rock and country that Viktor created. The pieces separately didn’t seem to be all that amazing but there was definitely something about the look put together. I wasn’t loving the pleather jacket alone but as a final look, I could see a rather hot stud getting on a Harley and riding down the 101 with the sun and ocean behind. Oh, my, I am digressing! So, following this harder edge motorcycle, look, I think that the ‘Men’s Harness 8R’ by Frye fit the bill perfectly. The leather straps and brass details add the roughness that you want out of this rock and roll look. The structured snoot toe keeps the look from being sloppy and overly comfortable. The weathered and distressed leather just add that touch of extra hard edge to not confuse this look with pretty fashion, but make it real manly fashion. ;)
The competition is getting more intense. We’re getting into some serious skill level and Anya and Kimberly may not measure up. I’m looking forward to next week’s episode and I’ll see you here for next week’s “What Would Project Runway Shoe?” (#WWPRS)
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