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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Season 19 Project Runway: Episode 4 "Flower Power" The Photo Recap!

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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Season 19 Project Runway: Episode 4 "Flower Power" The Photo Recap!

 Flower Boy--Nick Verreos posing with flower arrangements by Lewis Miller, especially done for Bravo's "Project Runway"--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

In the 4th episode of this season's "Project Runway", the Challenge involved FLOWERS and more specifically, flower prints. Since flower prints are always a big trend, especially for Spring/Summer fashion, this was a nice way to incorporate it as a design challenge...

Flower Runway Stage--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

The show recruited the fabulous Lewis Miller, of Lewis Miller Design, known as the "Banksy of Flower Design" for this very special episode to introduce the challenge, along with judge Elaine Welteroth. Miller is known for "flower bombs"/"flower flash" that in the past several years have appeared seemingly out of nowhere gracing the streets, subway exits, and even trash containers, around NYC. 

Lewis Miller and Elaine Welteroth--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

The morning of the episode introduction day, Miller and his team, created several "flower bombs", in our "Project Runway" workroom as well as outside areas in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the site of our filming location.

Wet Flowers--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Unfortunately (for the beautiful outside flower displays), it was a morning of THUNDEROUS DOWNPOUR of RAIN, which made the outside flower bombs look, more "bomb'y", less flowery (photo above). Fortunately, none of the "flower bombs" indoors were affected, so the workroom looked quite pretty. Afterward, many of us (the producers) took some of the flowers back to our Airbnb's/Apartments to make them look a little more "decorated" :)

Flowered Dress Forms--Nick Verreos with one of the Lewis Miller "flower flash" displays in the "Project Runway" workroom--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

The "Project Runway" Workroom--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

To make this "Flower Power" design challenge more exciting and bespoke, the designers got to create/design their own CUSTOM PRINT, that they would use as the main fabric in their design. We were fortunate to utilize the services of In Vogue Studios, a fabric printing service located in Manhattan. We bought different types of white fabric, in a Twill, a Knit, a Satin, and Mikado, and the designers designed and created their own prints that would then be printed onto the original "base" fabrics.
Check out the prints, as they came in from In Vogue Studios:

Runway Prints--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

The Finished Designs:
Mermaid Shape--Printed gown from Prajje Oscar Jean-Baptiste--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Pajama Party Print--Printed satin robe, bib jumpsuit, and eye mask, from designer Kristina Kharlashkina--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

High-Style Suit--Printed mikado jacket and matching pants, from Shantall Lacayo (it was the week's Winning Look!)--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Printed Volume--Black and white printed cowl draped dress, from Octavio Aguilar--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Spring Flowers--Yellow ensemble of jacket, pants, and top with border flower print, from Aaron Michael Steach--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Mini Flower Pouf--Flower printed pink mini dress with exaggerated pouf detail, from designer Zayden Skipper--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Strapped and Printed--Printed jacket with buckled straps and macrame details, floor-length skirt, from Coral Castillo--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Crop top and full skirt, by Darren Apolonio--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Printed Burka--Printed jersey leggings, top with exaggerated sleeves, and matching burka, with pink satin overskirt, by Sabrina Spanta--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Scalloped and Pouffed--Printed dress with scalloped felt details, bell sleeves, and "pick-up" pouf skirt, from Katie Kortman--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

One Shoulder Print--Printed one shoulder batwing sleeve top with a pencil skirt, by Bones Jones--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Shaped Print--Printed design in a "decanter" bottle shape, by Anna Yinan Zhou--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

Pouf Body-Con--Printed and see-through mesh dress with exaggerated pouf sleeves and eyelet twill tape details, from Chasity Sereal--Episode 4 "Flower Power" Project Runway

"Flower Power"--Flower display from Lewis Miller Design, in the "Project Runway" Workroom--Episode 4 "Flower Power"
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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Season 19 Project Runway: Episode 3 Halloween Chic...The Photo Recap!

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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Season 19 Project Runway: Episode 3 Halloween Chic...The Photo Recap!

Masquerade Couture--Models in "Spooky Couture"-inspired designs from Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

In the third episode of Season 19 "Project Runway", the Theme was HALLOWEEN! We filmed the season (and episode) over the Summer but we knew it was scheduled to air during Halloween so...we thought it would be fun to give the designers a Challenge inspired by "Spooky Couture"; NO Halloween costumes but more Alexander McQueen-esque Spooky Masquerade Ball-like. Many designers are inspired (such as McQueen) by more Goth/Dark/Haunted themes and so this design challenge seemed perfectly timed for Halloween...

Crystal Skull--A "spooky" accessory from the "Project Runway" Accessories Wall--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Before the filming of the episode started, I was tasked to check out the "Hai Trim & Feathers" store in the NYC Garment District, to buy "A BUNCH" of trims that I thought the designers would want at their disposal for the Challenge, as well as to help in creating a Mask and/or Accessory to go along with their look...
Trim Shopping--Nick Verreos and "Mr. Hai" of Hai Trim & Feathers, NYC--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Lots of Trims--Selection of trims, crystals, feathers that I got for our Season 19 Designers from Hai Trim & Feathers, NYC--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Back on set...The Art Department took all that I bought and set it up in a lovely "Trim and Feather" table for the designers to rummage through if they so chose to--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Designs-in-Progress Photos from the Workroom:
Part of a Top (of a gown), from designer Katie Kortman--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Voodoo Mermaid--Faille Mermaid Gown, in progress, from designer Zayden Skipper--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Fan Gown--Fan-pleated tulle, applique dress from designer Chasity Sereal-- Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Gown-in-Progress--Red satin bow-detail top and muslin bustier, skirt, from designer Prajje Oscar Jean-Baptiste--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Bat-Gown--Dark moss green organza gown, from designer Kenneth Barlis--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

One-Shoulder--Layered, draped, and multi-pleated dress from designer Aaron Michael Steach--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Pleather Drape--Gold and turquoise faux leather drape-in-progress, from designer Bones Jones--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Duchesse Pouf--Black Duchesse satin "pouf" Gown, from designer Octavio Aguilar--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Glittering Details--Sequined custom fabric detail in a gown, from designer Kristina Kharlashkina--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

See-Through--Black netting bustier dress with gathered tulle detail, from designer Anna Yinan Zhou--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Silver Column--Metallic silver column dress with see-through insets, from designer Shantall Lacayo--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Spooky Ruffles--Ruffled design from Sabrina Spanta--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Finished Looks:

Designs (L to R) from Anna Yinan Zhou, Chasity Sereal, Octavio Aguilar--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Designs from (L to R) Aaron Michael Steach, Shantall Lacayo, Zayden Skipper, and Bones Jones--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Masked Beauty--Model Cassandra in design from Coral Castillo--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Spooky in Red--Model Mimi Tao in design from Darren Apolonio--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Ready for the Ball--Model Dariana in design from Kristina Kharlashkina--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Model Ivana in design from Sabrina Spanta--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Model in design from Kenneth Barlis--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Backstage Behind-the-Scenes Photos:
Mask Up Ladies--Models backstage before the Runway in designs from (L to R) Katie Kortman and Shantall Lacayo--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Project Runway Spooky Couture Masquerade Ball--Models in designs from Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Tulle Couture--Model Luz in design from Anna Yinan Zhou--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

Spooky Stage--The Judges area and Runway for Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway

And finally...
Special Guest Judge Taraji P. Henson--Episode 3 "Halloween" Episode Season 19 Project Runway
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