#292 – Project Project Runway – Challenge 12

Challenge 12: We’re in a New York State of Mind

Challenge: Design an outfit inspired by a New York City landmark.

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Time: You have 30 hours to create your design
Project Project Runway - Challenge 12
My inspiration was the Guggenheim Museum. (Thanks Matt for the suggestion.)

Photo from the Guggenheim

I wanted to mimic the lines & the distinctive shape of the building in my design. So, what I went with was a modified bandage dress with alternating stripes of silver & gauzy. The sliver fabric is attached to the gauze in a way that it stands up a little at the edges for some dimension. This may be a pretty literal representation of my inspiration but I think it makes for an interesting, modern cocktail dress.
Project Project Runway - Challenge 12
Now in the real world, the dress would be lined with a flesh colored liner so the gauze strips didn’t turn into a wardrobe malfunction but I didn’t have the right color fabric on hand.

Sadly, my fellow designer, Susi, had a death in her family & has spent the last couple of days flying from place to place with a toddler so she may not have been feeling very inspired by NYC this week.

Handmade 365 2010- My goal is to spend time everyday working on something handmade for a year & photograph it.
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8 Comments to #292 – Project Project Runway – Challenge 12
    • Sea
    • Lovely dress, but as you say, in "real life" it would be lined…although so called "celebs" don't seem to mind making a spectacle of themselves

    • Elle
    • So! When are we going to see you on Project Runway, hmmm? Spectacular dress! Your designs are always original and inspired!

      I love this one as much as the rest, Kathy. Seriously!

    • Kathleen
    • I've really enjoyed your projects since discovering your blog. This one is great. It may be literal, but it has ended up as a truly wearable dress. Can't wait to see your final collection!

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