PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 11 FINALE
When I first discovered this season was completely about working in a team, I let out an audible groan. I hate when they do team challenges and I personally hate working on a team so I knew I was not going to be a fan of the schtick for this season. And after watching it I realized something….I was right. I hate the team idea and I hope they never do it again. I get that you have to learn to work in a team and all that but up until the top 5, I didn’t really know much about any of the designers point of views because they were always in a team.
Early on, my favorites were Patricia, Daniel, and Samantha. Just a sidenote, Layana was a complete bitch and definitely very whiny, Michelle hated everyone and constantly declared she was the best (but I wasn’t convinced), everything Stanley did was basic and boring, and Amanda was on the show a lot longer than she should have been. In the end, the final 3 were Michelle, Patricia, and Stanley. I wasn’t a fan of anything Michelle did up until the last couple of episodes and I didn’t think Daniel should have went home. I agree he needed to edit a lot and change some things but I saw more potential in his work than Stanley’s.
MICHELLE- I was pleasantly surprised when I saw her collection. Up until now I wasn’t dying for her or her attitude but the episode when they all went to Europe and she staying in NY, I started looking at her differently and was glad she carried on the chestplate/quilting theme into her final collection. I would wear almost every piece she showed and I love the inspiration behind it. I got a Givenchy meets Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen from her collection.
PATRICIA- I’ve always liked Patricia but I have to admit, sometimes her avant garde textiles turned kitschy craft art project and I was happy that didn’t happen in her final collection BUT some of the pieces did feel dated and tie dye basic. And her son (I think that’s who he was ) was kind of cute!
STANLEY- I was not expecting much from him and I knew the instant he was in the final 3, I was going to be bored….and I was. I get that he wanted to basic, chic, glamorous clothes but there’s a way to do it but still be innovative but nothing he showed was really innovative. It was all dated and I’ve seen it before.
I knew after Stanley showed that he had knocked himself out of the running and it was between Patricia and Michelle and even the judges agreed because after the critiqued him, they had basically talked about the winner and no one brought up Stanley’s collection. I wanted Patricia to win because no one has won that has her very unique way of designing and artistry but I wanted Michelle to win because her clothes were very chic and modern. In the end, the winner was……..
Michelle! Congrats girl! I still think you are a majorly arrogant bitch but you deserve it after seeing the shows. AND Lisa Jackson from America’s Next Top Model (who has been her model all season) also won!
And Michael Kors, it was good to see you, we missed you!