On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the designers went to the Guggenheim Museum. Using the museum and its art for inspiration, each team of two designers was responsible for creating two wearable art looks: one avant-garde and one ready to wear. They also created their own textile this week with the help of HP pattern making software.
No HP goodies for me, but this is one of my favorite challenges every season. I painted my own fabric in stages and designed my looks as inspired by the abstract and cubist paintings of Kandinsky, Braque, and Picasso hanging at the Guggenheim.
My models for this challenge are Faizah and Grace. First, Faizah wears my cubist-inspired avant-garde look.
Detail of avant-garde look.
Yes, if she were human, she could walk in this look.
And a photo taken early in the design process (pre-hemmed) shows that underneath her cubes, Faizah has an entirely wearable look.
Grace models my retro ready to wear shift dress.
Just a pause to say that these are two of my favorite Model Muse faces.
Art or fashion or both? You be the judge.
See you next time on the runway!
Thanks to Lindsey, Tom, and Tim for their creative and editing input.
To see previous designs from this season:
Episode 9: He Said, She Said
Episode 8: Take It All Off
Episode 7: A Sticky Situation
Episode 6: Senior Fling
Episode 5: A Little Bit Country (A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll)
Episode 4: The Ultimate Hard and Soft
Episode 3: Surprise Me
Episode 2: Spin Out
Episode 1: There Is No I In Team