Ok. I’m watching Runway as I type this, so I’ll make notes while I’m watching. Woo!
THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS POST! STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SHOW YET!
This is going to be a long one….
The theme for tonight’s show is “Superfans”. Instead of using the usual models for the challenge, they will have to design for the winners of their “superfan” contest. As usual, the first thing someone mentions is “I’ve never designed for the average woman”. Facepalm.
Alexander Pope commented that “curvy” was “fun”. Nice to see SOMEONE getting a kick out of real-women bodies!
It’s nice to see the clients being so open minded with their designers. I know in past seasons when they’ve done the “real women” challenges, some women have been extremely difficult, but at first glance they seem to be cooperative and excited. Lots of enthusiasm! And not only do they get the full tour of Parsons, they get to go on the shopping trip to Mood WITH the designers! I’m sure that’s super cool for the superfans, but it has to be nerve-wracking for the designers.
As usual, Ken is whining about something. I thought we got rid of the drama when they got rid of Sandro (you should have seen my happydance). It’s like we traded off one drama queen for another.
(ok, side note – I really like the “power red” haircolour they’re suggesting by Feria – it’s AWESOME. I might have to steal it… which reminds me, I need a haircut.. ANYWHO…)
Ken, looking adorable with white stuff all over his face, HAS to throw a hissyfit because they’re changing up his roommates. Someone seriously needs a valium. I’m sure Runway is stressful enough without having some kind of temper tantrum every time something doesn’t go your way. This has to be the third (I think?) time he’s acted like this. When he talks to his family, he’s all peaches & cream. But when reality rears it’s ugly head, he snaps.
I have to interject here. I don’t watch reality tv for drama. Honestly, I dislike conflict. It puts me on edge. That’s why I was so thrilled when Sandro was disqualified. The drama detracts from the enjoyment of the show – and the fashion. Who needs a walking, talking reminder of someone’s bad attitude?
Back to the show…
Hah! Tim calls Ken on his temper tantrum. Like Tim discusses in his book, he suggests everyone take the “high road” (I’ll review the book at another time). I can’t believe that they’re giving Ken his own room! Tim is right, Ken does have anger management issues. There’s going to be a lot of tension in the workroom, and it makes me worried for the superfans. They don’t need to have their experiences ruined by childish behaviour.
I’m so surprised with some of the makeovers – some of the changes are so dramatic! It’s incredibly inspiring to me.
Alexander Pope, who is usually one of my favourites, is really struggling with this challenge. I can’t imagine why! He’s so talented, and a suit should have been something he aced. I don’t understand why he was having such problems (unless it’s simply the fit he’s struggling with).
I’m not going to spoil the runway, I think I’ve done enough spoiling for one night. Suffice it to say some of the looks were pretty surprising! The makeovers were awesome. It’s given me some ideas about my own “makeover”.
Good luck to all the designers, and see you next week!