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One Size Does Not Fit All: Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the season 16 premiere…

all photos courtesy of Lifetime. and Getty images


My absolute favorite part of this season is that they are using models with REAL bodies–sizes 0-22. All shapes, sizes, figures and skin colors are represented. This put a spin on things, and the designers were actually HAPPY with the decision, despite a few inappropriate comments from Chacha, which seemed innocent enough I suppose.


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I also really enjoyed that the designers are using Frixion marking pens this season to sketch their designs. I wonder if they will start using them to mark on fabric, which is how I like to use them! They erase with heat from your iron! Super cool.

The challenge: Create a runway-worthy look that showcases your point of view as a designer.

My favorite look of the night? This shimmery seemingly embroidered number by Ayana.

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Her point of view is “modest chic” and I completely fell in love with it! She didn’t get a critique, but was “safe” to move forward in the competition.

Winner? Deyonte! His large-scale print was loved by all, despite initial reservations from Tim at the critique. I loved what he did and his model looked stunning.

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Poor Chacha. He really missed the mark. His garment looked like a sack with scrunchies attached to it. Bye, bye Chacha!

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Clearly, his model is not thrilled with the result, either.

I’m really pulling for Kenya, Brandon and Margarita. I also think Samantha has promise. Overall, I think this group has real potential now that Chacha is gone.

Let’s see what happens next week!

Are you watching Project Runway? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Aug 30, 2017, 04.48 AMby nrobson

    interesting to watch and see the designs

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