I love the unconventional materials challenge, but I feel that they are getting easier and easier. Remember the very first unconventional materials challenge? When Austin Scarlett made a dress from cornhusks? All of the materials came from a supermarket. In season two, the unconventional materials came from a florist. This time, the designers use fire and EMT supplies cadged from a NY firehouse. There are plenty of bandages and hoses, which are actual fabric-type materials that make it all too easy for the designers to be lazy rather than creative. This is All Stars, people! Why aren't these designers being forced to make high-end clothing from parts from an electrical supply store? or scavenged from a dumpster behind a pizza shop or a homeless person's shopping cart?
You can do better, Lifetime. Or not. I've seen your movies.
Stella decides she's going to go the sci-fi route, making a coat with a pile of baby blue plastic tubes. Did I mention that I had a premonition earlier in the day that Stella was going home this week? I just so happened to remember that PRAS was on that night, thought of Ms Zotis, and shook my head. I felt it in my bones that it was her night, and not in a good way. Sorry for the spoiler, folks, but if you're reading a recap, you should know that you're going to be spoiled if you haven't yet watched the episode.
Zanna comes in her for her weekly sneer. Once again, she looks pretty good, and I have to think that she and Alyssa switched stylists this season. (I can so see Zanna in that denim coverall.) She declares, rather uncleverly, that "this is Project Runway, not Project Craftway," when she sees Valerie's use of cotton-tipped swabs. She's not entirely convinced that Stella's "coat" of oxygen tubes is anything other than a bunch of oxygen tubes strung together.
here to see what I mean). It also looks like a tornado, or a spiral, perhaps foreshadowing her season on PRAS rapidly going down the toilet. Alexander's sketch appears to signify his struggle with attempting to reconcile his irreconcilable concepts of "surrealism" and "60s" with his very boring and unimaginative dress of multicolored bandage strips. Finally, Valerie's sketch of a masked woman with stubby wings, wearing green boots and a chevron skirt, seems to indicate that she's just straight up nuts.
Kini thinks that Sam's jacket looks "horrible," or at least that's what he's trying to tell himself.
Alyssa is wearing a floral-embellished dress that looks sorta Marchesa, sorta like someone glued the tops from a hundred Marc Jacobs Daisy bottles all over it. It's not horrible, but seems like sitting could be uncomfortable.
The judges are pleased with Ken's look. Isaac calls the length of his dress the "freshest" on the runway. However, the stiff fabric, coupled with a lack of structure, makes the top look oddly sunken. A "crushed" boob, rather than a "monoboob," according to Georgina. Still, it's a pretty good look, and perhaps deserving of the win.
Over on the loser end of things, Alexander and Asha turned in very boring designs. Asha used a half dozen or so of the pills on her dress, but not particularly creatively, and certainly not enough. Alexander's dress fit nicely, but the only thing that it had going for it was the degradé effect of the colors.
Sam is the winner and Stella is out.
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