It seems a long time since I started watching Project Runway – the reality-style competition based on the Lifetime channel in the USA – and by now it ought to be exhausted, much like its fashion counterpart America’s Next Top Model. Eleven seasons later, however, and I still love this show as much as I did when season one was screened.
This time around there are 16 budding designers aiming to woo fashion model Heidi Klum with their up-and-coming designs. Established designer Zac Posen has also joined the judging panel for the first time (a somewhat welcome change from Marchesa’s overly-British Georgina Chapman).
So who’s my favourite? Amanda Valentine has some great (albeit last season) aztec prints, Kate Pankoke has some lovely wedding gowns and Michelle Lesniak Franklin created the fab little striped dress pictured here.
My overall favourite though? Every year Project Runway features one complete and utter mad-man designer and, from their online portfolio, this year I think he may just be my winner. Joseph Aaron Segal makes jumpers with kittens on and skirts made of patchwork. I’m not sure I need to justify exactly why he’s my favourite.
Make It Work, Joseph Aaron!