Project Runway Premiere: "One Size Does Not Fit All"
The Premiere of the "Sweet 16" Season of Project Runway premiered last night on Lifetime. Diversity played a huge role in last night's episode, as the designers were introduced to beautiful women of sizes 2-22! Yea you heard that right, Project Runway is showing off those curves. The challenge was to create a runway look for models of different sizes as Heidi reminded contestants that "One size does NOT fit all." Each week the contestants will work with a different model of a different size.
Model Liris Crosse, one of the plus size models, was teamed up with Designer Brandon whom actually has never designed womenswear, only mens. Brandons' look for Liris was stunning, very elegant meets sporty, athleisure if you will. He accentuates her waist and gave her a camo-printed crop top with flow-y sleeves that looked very good on her body. She walked with confidence on the runway and rocked that look. The judges had so many great things to say about the sophisticated, glamourous and trendy garment.
So my favorite Designer right now? Well from a feminist stand point, I LOVE Designer Ayani. She is flawless. I am attracted to her personality and how she involves herself so much with her culture and creates such beautiful garments representing the modern muslim woman. I also think she is a powerful woman and appreciated her comment about the usage of words representing the plus size models, "...As long as a plus size model is not seen as a problem size model."
Signed Opinionated Fashionista
|Season 16, Plus Size Models, Photo: BaltimoreSun|
|Liris, Brandon's Look|
|Margarita's Past Work, Photo: Lifetime.com|
|Photo: Instagram @BrandonKee|