Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Doll Project Runway - S13E03 - The Past Inspiring the Future of Fashion

This week the designers looked at where they were and what they were wearing 20 years ago in 1994 when Marie Claire published their first issue. They were asked to take a memory and use it to create a look for 20 years in the future, something the 2034 Marie Claire girl would wear.

So my 1994 memory is the "Video Toaster." I was a senior in high school and very absorbed in TV/Film production and the Video Toaster was the hot new tool on the market for making amazing graphics... Weird Al's video Money for Nothin' was made with the video taoster, hardly impressive by today's standards but back then it was the top of the line. Pixar used something similar to create Toy Story and it changed movies forever.

So for my look I thought about how technology is revolutionizing fashion, specifically in regards to the digital printer. Unfortunately I don't have a digital printer yet (but donations are welcome) so I had to improvise. I paired that with an updated version of the overall shorts that were all the rage in the 1990s and tried to give them a Fifth Element feel (90s movie set in the future). 

Brodie said this is his favorite look so far. What do you think? Are we in or are we out?

My Doll Project Runway - S13E02 - Unconventional at the Movies

Tim Gunn took the Project Runway designers to the movies in this episode where they grabbed what they could from a pile of movie making and viewing materials. They were then divided into teams and told to make a cohesive collection of looks from the stuff they had gathered.

Here's what we came up with:

Brodie's look is made with gaffers tape, video tape and a popcorn box. Gotta tell you, I kind of want those capris. And I totally dig the fez even if I think Nina might tell him to edit it.




Here's my look. Her dress is made from a couple of popcorn boxes, gaffers tape and video tape. I used pieces of the deconstructed video cassette to make her hair accessory and purse which is clear to represent the transparency in the lives if celebrities. 




The two looks together:

What do you think? Are we in or out? Is our collection cohesive enough?