“Project Runway” had aired 14 weeks each Thursday night on the ‘Lifetime’ TV cable network at 8/9 p.m. This season was all about ‘teams’ which flipped the the competition on its’ ear. Many of the fashion contestants who work individually had a rough time while others who collaborated had flourished. At the top of the final 14th episode Native American designer Patricia Michaels said, “I have to keep doing what I believe in.” Her, Michelle & Stanley made the top ‘3’ & are preparing their 12 Fall season collections for ‘Fashion Week’ in New York. Last Thursday’s 2 hour season finale on April 25, 2013 each designer had helpers – Stanley had Richard, Michelle had Samantha & Patricia had Layana.
According to the official website of “Project Runway” – “Air Date: 4/25/2013. In a special super-sized two-hour episode, Michael Kors returns as the finale guest judge to help Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen determine which designer deserves to be named the winner of Season 11 of Project Runway.”
Co-host Tim Gunn told the designers that they would receive an additional $500 to help correct or add to their already made Fall collections. This final episode went in depth with each designer working with hair & specifically make up. – A nice moment came which brought a lot of support to the top ‘3’ contestants. Their family & friends showed up to visit them. Patricia Michaels was overjoyed to see her two kids come into the room. They did this crazy fun dance together.
The surprise in this episode was Stanley. He has been the winner of many weekly challenges all season. On this final episode he had everyone sewing his designs 3 minutes before the actual runway. Tim Gunn had never seen anything like this. The judges were even surprised by his last minute sewing because he is usually more precise. It looked like Stanley choked under the pressure.
Here is what the judges said about Michelle’s ‘Fashion Week’ Fall collection – “Great story”, “Phenomenal”, “Consistant”, “Standout”, “Loved the heart sweater”, “Very cohesive”, “Not my favorite silhouettes” & “I know who you are.”
Here is what the judges said about Patricia’s ‘Fashion Week’ Fall collection – “Digging of the earth”, “We’ve never seen artistic detail like this before”, “Thinking out of the box”, “Pure”, “From her soul”, “Fabulous”, “Crafty work”, “Insane! I loved it”, “The fashion crowd light up when seeing your fashion”, “Amazing”, “I like things that are different”, “Pow-wow techno”, “ I like more abstract places that makes it magical.”, “Incredible talent”, “A real disconnection”, “Artistry is spectacular.”
Here is what the judges said about Stanley’s ‘Fashion Week’ Fall collection – “Didn’t have anything to say”, “Color was old”, “Rigid”, “This year is a woman’s game“, ”Dressed up collection”, “3 pieces were youthful’, ‘One old dress”, “Felt dated”, “It looked like quick sewing”, “Weakest is the old dress.”
There was an in depth discussion over Native American designer Patricia Michaels. The judges loved her as she came from left field artistically. Nina thought she wouldn’t be commercial. The other judges felt that it was great that Patricia comes from a different place. Michelle was the winner of “Project Runway” Season 11. Patricia came in second place as Stanley placed third.