Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bow Tie Challenge - My Project Runway Doll Fashion Project for Season 12 Episode 4

This week on Project Runway the theme of the challenge was bow ties. The designers were supposed to be inspired by bow ties and use at least one bow tie in the garment. Many of them drew on peronal experience and so did I.

There are a lot of things people associate with bow ties but for me there is one thing that stands out, my first job. When I was 16 I got a job at the local move theater, the Brassfield Cinema 10. At this particular theater the dress code was a plastic neon bow tie and suspenders or an apron depending on if you were scheduled for concessions, box office or as an usher. As a young woman this get up wasn't my favorite, especially the suspenders which aren't made for anyone with boobs. 

So for the bow tie challenge I redesigned a uniform for a female usher at an upscale movie theater. Think back to the golden age of cinema, or the movie Annie for people in my generation, that's where I drew inspiration from for this design. Check it out...

What do you think? Is it too fashionable and not functional? Does it look classy or costumey?  Is it in or is it out? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Check back next week when Brodie returns to help with another team challenge.


  1. I love it! She looks fab! I especially like the fold down detail in the back!

    1. That was the toughest part to decide how to treat it. I'm glad you liked how it turned out!