Apparently “glamping” (glamour + camping) is a thing now, and that’s what the designers did on the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway. After spending a day and night outside the city in nature–in fancy tents, with wine and food prepared for them, and marshmallow roasting added to adventures like zip-lining and a bit of mild whitewater rafting, they returned to Manhattan with ideas for their designs inspired by their time outdoors.
No one took me glamping, but I faintly recall days outside that weren’t soul-killingly hot and filled with mosquitos. What I remember loving best is the play of sunlight on water. I used those images to create a high-end look for Barcelona.
Barcelona wears an overdress of net, sequins, and ribbon over a green-glittered sheath.
Her cascading hair and the epaulette effect on the shoulders of her dress mimic water falling.
Her Mattel shoes pick up the green and gold colors of the fabrics.
Detail of the glittering overdress. This fabric really shimmers when it moves under lights.
A glistening water nymph.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s look. See you next time on the runway!
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