PPR Challenge #5 – Kat’s Design

This time on Project Project Runway, we were asked to design a look for a strong, sophisticated professional woman. On top of that, it had to fit in with one of the two collections put together by the designers on Project Runway. I chose to make my outfit to go with the collection from Team Six.

Mainly, I picked it because I liked the colors better than the other collection. (I just didn’t like that purple print.) I felt like some of the designs on the show were a little strange for work wear (I don’t know anyone who would wear a sleeveless, one shoulder, silky top to work). So, I tried to think about something that a woman would really wear to an office.
Project Project Runway Challenge #5 - My Way on the Runway
My look starts with a pop of color from a bright blue jacket. The jacket has 3/4-length sleeves and is trimmed at the hip in black. The fabric has a little stretch to it which would make it comfortable to wear all day.
Project Project Runway Challenge #5 - My Way on the Runway
Underneath the jacket is a black, sleeveless blouse with a self tying collar. It is feminine, but the tie calls back to men’s wear. While it is sleeveless, it is still demure enough to wear at work. The skirt is a simple, slightly high-waisted pencil skirt made with a beautiful black, herringbone weave fabric. If my woman had dinner plans after work the blouse and skirt would look nice on their own with maybe a little added jewelry.
Project Project Runway Challenge #5 - My Way on the Runway
I know it’s a little matchy-matchy, but I couldn’t resist pairing this look with blue pumps and a large work friendly bag.
Project Project Runway Challenge #5 - My Way on the Runway
The challenge on the show included at photo shoot for Marie Claire @ Work. So, Jade and I had our own photo shoot. Doesn’t she look ready for business with her suit and laptop?

I hope the judges would be impressed by the fact I did a three-piece look in the time allotted. The jacket is well made and fits Jade perfectly. I think Nina would like the blouse, she likes a little interest near the face in clothing. To me, it is the type of outfit a real professional woman would want to wear.

This challenge didn’t feel all that different than last week’s – woman on the go v. professional woman. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get something a little different to work on.

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3 Comments to PPR Challenge #5 – Kat’s Design
    • Elle
    • I’m impressed that you did three pieces! I also agree with your team choice. That one sleeve blouse threw me off, too. At the office?! Love your look, and the trim on the jacket is such a nice finish.

    • Andie
    • I don’t have cable and can’t watch the show, but I agree that the designs in the picture don’t look like anything a professional woman I know would wear. However, I think you’ve captured a perfectly professional and stylish look. This is so fun, I’m glad you continue to host Project Project Runway!

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