Project Runway Season 2: The Calm Before the Storm

February 17th, 2006

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Fans of the fashionista reality show can rest a little bit easier now that the final three have been announced: Daniel V., Santino and Chloe.  This past Wednesday, the final four designers (the three, plus Kara) had to design an evening gown suitable for Iman, the majestic supermodel/diva/wife-of-David Bowie.  With such a daunting challenge before the honorable opportunity to show at fashion week, you’d think the designers would pull out all the stops – but think again.

I have to agree with the judges when they said they were “underwhelmed.”  The pieces they showed were flat out boring.  Take a look:

Chloe’s Dress:  Yawn…

 Santino’s Dress:  Didn’t they already do the figure skating costume challenge?

 Kara’s Dress:  Double yawn.  I understand why she was eliminated.

Daniel V’s Dress:  I guess it’s a "winner."

Out of all of them, Santino (although it was a bit horrendous) had the most interesting gown.  Everyone else had pretty designs, but as Santino said, they were “safe.”  They were as exciting as watching curling on the Olympics.  It’s as though the designers thought too inside of the box, and they put all their focus on the schematics of tailoring rather than vehicular creativity.  

Nonetheless, there HAD to be a winner. Daniel V. took the golden pin cushion on this challenge.  After seeing the Project Runway collections at fashion week, I am sure a lot of people are going to be a little bit disappointed.  We shouldn’t compare them to those of last season, but after seeing ingenious collections by Jay McCarroll and Kara Saun, it’s kind of hard not to.

The outcome will certainly be interesting.  Daniel, Santino and Chloe’s collections shown last week all managed to stay in the same vein.  But if I had to choose a winner, I am going to go with Daniel…or Chloe…or maybe Santino.  I have no idea.  Stay tuned for the winner!

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diamond Lil  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    My favorite is Daniel, though it seems that the last show was hinting that his collection was not up to par. I agree that Santino is a one-trick pony. However, it seems that Heidi seems to have a preference for his outrageousness. It’s too bad…he is overly impressed with himself and he is pretentious. I’m going to be disgusted if Santino wins.

    I liked hearing that Nick was asked to design a dress for the Emmy’s. I liked his style. With the news of Nick’s success, I’m hoping that the same success will come to Daniel, even if he doesn’t make it as the final winner.

  • 2. Caryn  |  March 3rd, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    I have to disagree on this one. Santino has a natural eye for the beauty that comes with fashion design. Perhaps some of his clothing can be a bit too….haute couture for the everyday person, but most of today’s designs work off of those amazing couture ideas. If he doesn’t win, then he definitely deserves to have a chance to make his own impression on the fashion world.

    Nick was my all around favorite as far as workable designs go, but again, I don’t think he had the right look for a show just yet. He’s still an amazing designer. I can’t wait to see the finale!

  • 3. karen  |  June 28th, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    I love Daniel’s dress I think its very chic and usefull actually i think he is the best of the reality so he most be the winner love you Daniel!!

  • 4. jyu  |  July 18th, 2006 at 1:03 am

    I just saw this episode…Daniel’s dress looked awesome. Wow, he really deserved the win. Oh plus a shot of him shirtless YES!

    Santino, hasn’t he been doing the same thing for about 10 shows now? Ugh. Glue gun companies must jsut LOVE him.

  • 5. alex  |  July 21st, 2006 at 9:54 am

    no Daniel v cant win it shod be Santino or Chloe…
    thats imposible

  • 6. magali  |  August 11th, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    i want to know who win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the show was cancel in argentina and i dont kno who win…

    please anwser me….

  • 7. ethan  |  September 20th, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    chloe won, though i thought i remembered seeing a commercial that showed daniel v won. but i just watched the finale, and, apparently chloe won…

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