Thursday night television just got way more enjoyable; Project Runway is back and better than ever! The season 14 premiere aired last night, and I cannot wait to see what this season has in store. Heidi Klum looks better than ever, Nina Garcia still packs the punches, Zac Posen continues to bring enthusiasm and positivity, and Tim Gunn, well, it still making it work.
Like every Project Runway season, sixteen designers travel to New York City for a season of surprises, scissors, satin, and sass! This season’s designers include;
1. Amanda Perna
2. Ashley Nell Tipton
3. Blake Patterson
4. Candice Cuoco
5. David Giampiccolo
6. Duncan Chambers-Watson (eliminated 8/6)
7. Edmond Newton
8. Gabrielle Arruda
9. Hanmiao Yung
10. Jake Wall
11. Joseph Charles Poli
12. Kelly Dempsey
13. Laurie Underwood
14. Lindsey Creel
15. Merline Labissiere
16. Swapnil Shinde
You can watch the first episode online at Lifetime’s website, but here are last night’s highlights! The designers arrived at Madison Square Garden and met Heidi and Tim who instructed them to collected four pieces of Mood fabric, scattered across the arena, in under three minutes. Before we see how each designer was able to “make it work,” let’s take a look at who each designer truly is (according to me).
Most fun? Ashley Nell Tipton. Hands down. She describes herself as “fun, funky, and fat” and her fabulous, colorful designs match her exuberant personality.
Most annoying? Merline Labissiere. Girl, take it down a notch. I was not even in the work room with you, and I wanted to slap a piece of duct tape across your mouth. You’re an amazing designer, but cool it with the commentary.
Most hilarious? Hanmiao Yung. The adorable designer deemed that she was “made in China” and loves to be called pistachio, because it translates to happy nut in Chinese.
Most conceited? We have a tie! Blake Patterson vs. Joseph Charles Poli. Patterson claimed that he designs for “people that can afford him” and that he has no weaknesses. Poli, on the other hand, likes to see small people “put in their place.” Gentleman, I hope you can descend from your elevated, arrogant clouds this season.
Most conflict? Lindesy Creel. In her first confessional she claimed, “Some people find me charming, some people find me intimidating, some people just really don’t like me at all. I don’t work well with others.” I think we know who the Season 14 villain will be.
Most determined? Edmond Newton. Having tried out for Project Runway ever since the first episode and finally making it fourteen seasons later, he will certainly go above and beyond to “make it work.”
My favorite? Amanda Perna. Her bubbly personality and bright, fun designs make her my fav all-around designer this season!
Spoiler alert! Last night episode, “Mad Dash Mayhem,” did crown both a looser and winner. Check out the best and worst (and my favorite) looks from the August 6th episode.
Winner? Ashley Nell Tipton.
Loser? Duncan Chambers-Watson
My favorite? We have a tie! Ashley Nell Tipton vs. Amanda Perna.
Tune in next week to see mood swings, a trip to Mood, and some fabulous designs!
Make it work.