Mondo Guerra Recaps ‘Project Runway’ Season 10, Episode 13: Tim Gunn Makes Home Visits
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[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday's episode.]
Answer the door, because this week Tim Gunn is making home visits! The final four were given five weeks and $9,000 to create collections worthy of a place at NYFW.
Tim Gunn’s Home Visits
Christopher -- Massepequa, NY: Tim’s visit left Christopher confident in his direction. His collection featured an X-ray print combined with distressed leather separates. Tim was crazy about the leather treatment and said Christopher should feel good about his progress. (By the way, how cute was “tea time with Tim?”)
Fabio -- New York: Fabio’s collection sent Tim on a fashion rollercoaster. One minute, he loved it. The next, he was baffled and confused. Fabio’s Cosmic Tribalism collection of flowing separates in soft pinks and blues captivated Tim. But when it came to the shoes and styling direction, Tim just didn’t get it.
Dmitry -- Jersey City, N.J.: Dmitry lost his lease and had to resign from his job to continue competing on the show, so making it to NYFW means everything. His collection inspired by organic architecture showed off his impeccable construction but Tim questioned whether Dmitry pushed himself to show the judges something new.
Melissa -- San Francisco: Tim said Melissa’s collection couldn’t be more her and that he loved the special textiles and treatments she used. She returned to her roots and designed mostly in black but added white pieces and red accents as well. Melissa has a clear point of view and knows her customer.
Return to the Runway
The designers reunited for a celebratory toast at their Yotel suite before heading to their new workroom at the 1407 Broadway building the next day. They’re eager to see each other’s collections and size up the competition. Tim announced that they will each be showing three looks to the judges to determine who will be continuing to NYFW.
Here’s what I thought of the runway show:
Dmitry: The geometry and balance of his white dress was sharp and modern. Between the sheer top, frilly shoulders, beaded bib, and the pant detail, his second look had too much going on for me. I liked the print of his fringe-sleeved jacket, but felt that it lost impact paired with the top and skirt. Overall though, I thought Dmitry chose looks that represented his collection very well.
Christopher: I appreciated that his collection was mostly separates, but I was pretty underwhelmed by what he showed. As cohesive as it was, it lacked range. I realize that Christopher was limited by what fit his models, but c’mon! Beyond the print, there was not much innovation shown in these three looks.
Fabio: I loved Fabio’s conceptual collection. The draped blazer with the bustier and pants was really lovely. The cropped top of his second look seemed like it had fit issues in the front, but I thought the back was pretty. His pink dress was draped really interestingly and looked very easy to wear. I liked his craft like jewelry and his crazy laced shoes, but the wigs.....oh, the wigs. Bowls belong in the kitchen.
Melissa: Her first look was OK but I thought that the proportion of the top was a little off. The star of her second look was definitely the jacket but the sleeve cuffs made it seem fitting for a teenage daughter of a pirate. Her last look reminded me an awful lot of her Marie Claire dress, but otherwise it was edgy and cool. The styling wasn't working for me.... again the wigs! OH THE WIGS!