Project Runway returned to Bravo on Thursday with a somewhat updated look, an on the whole new board of judges and 16 diverse designers wanting to leave a blemish on the fashion industry. In any, incredible Runway fans — the individuals who watched it on Bravo (2004– 2008) and tailed it to Lifetime (2009– 2017) — were apparently satisfied to find that almost no about the challenge itself has changed.
For their first challenge, the designers pulled inspiration from photographs of their judges —Karlie Kloss, Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth and Brandon Maxwell — taken at a minute when each judge felt genuinely affected by the power of fashion. Or whatever.
As though the designers weren’t focused on enough as of now, another turn (of sorts) was presented midway through the challenge: notwithstanding the outfit chosen by the judges, a second designer’s creation (as voted by the show’s viewers on Instagram) would likewise be delivered on-request by Nineteenth Amendment and accessible.
Despite the fact that she dreaded her look may be excessively “minimal” contrasted with the other designers’ creations, Tessa Clark wound up seizing the season’s first win. “We felt that we could identify with your look,” Nina told her. “It felt like any of us could be wearing that.” In addition to having her design manufactured and sold online, Tessa also received immunity in next week’s challenge.
“I was not expecting this at all,” she admitted. “I feel very honored, but I’m also kind of shocked. Winning this first challenge really shows the contestants and the judges that I have a point of view, I have good taste and I’m definitely one to watch out for in this competition.”
With respect to the season’s first bottom two — Cavanagh Baker and Frankie Lewis — I wish I could say I was surprised. When Cavanagh’s look hit the runway, she admitted that she wasn’t feeling “too hot” about it, worrying that it might be too “basic.” Meanwhile, Frankie “felt sick” by how poorly her design turned out, as she hoped the judges might see past her “construction issues.” Despite Karlie revealing to Frankie that the judges have inquiries concerning her “taste level,” she remained in the game and Cavanagh was sent packing.
While Cavanagh was a decent game about her disposal, she likewise took the opportunity to guard herself.“I wasn’t expecting to ho home on the first challenge,” she said. “My garment was flattering and had detail, while other garments … were thrown together without thought.” Then came this last dig: “I’m so ready to wash my hair and to sleep on a real bed with a real pillow.”
Alright, we should discuss Project Runway’s return to Bravo: What do we consider Karlie and Christian as the new Heidi and Tim? Furthermore, which contestant(s) are you keeping an eye on? Grade the premiere below, vote for your designer of choice and drop a comment with your every thought.