Project Runway Challenge -- Week #4

Ooooohhhh... dated trends AND teams. "Now it gets a little more complicated" is right! How shall we make this work? The designers are working in teams of three, and have to create three pieces that work cohesively as a collection. I won't challenge you with that -- let's not be ridiculous :)

So, here's the deal: Choose at least TWO of these outdated fashion trends and make ONE piece that incorporates those ideas.
  • Neon
  • Cutouts
  • Pleather
  • Poodle Skirts
  • 70s Flare (a la John Travolta)
  • Overalls
  • Dancewear
  • Baggy Sweater
  • Underwear as Outerwear
  • Zoot Suit
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Fringe
A couple of thoughts immediately came to mind: Sonji Hunt's work speaks to the idea of cutouts, as does an article in the new Quiting Arts Magazine. Fringe could be a great edge treatment, or an eyelash-type yarn. Underwear -- there's Christine Thresh's Bra block pattern, or use lace in a starring role. Shoulder pads might be some extreme trapunto.

Oh -- in case you were wondering, my menswear piece is truly disgusting and I'm tossing it. I refuse to make your eyes bleed by showing a picture -- I just can't be responsible for the resulting medical bills and mental anguish!


sophie said...

I missed the show . . . and now I'm curious. I had a quick idea for a response to this challenge, let's see if I can actually finish ONE.

Christine Thresh said...

Thanks for mentioning me. The link was wrong for my pattern page, it really is: http://www.winnowing.com/patterns.html

sophie said...

I finally caught this episode last night. I was sad to see Chris go (being a fan of Beach Blanket Babylon and the fantastic headgear in that show). Now that I've SEEN it and am appropriately motivated, lets see what I can make.

sophie said...

I did it. Finished something