Project Runway Season 13: Episode 1 Recap

ContestantsIt’s time for the 13th season of Project Runway! Many of the contestants have a lot of ambition, strength, determination, and creativity. They have a lot to bring to the table, but as we know, only the best survive. I’m rooting for Char Glover, Emily Payne, and Angela Sum.

Warning if you haven’t watched the first episode yet! *SPOILERS*

Char Glover

Char Glover came from a broken family. Her mother left her when she was two months old. Her father was in and out of jail. Her grandmother raised her and taught her how to sew. Char’s designs have a lot of color to them. Her use of pockets is unique and fun. She is self taught but has an amazing talent for fit, which Tim Gunn pointed out during her audition. I admire her determination to make it on Project Runway. She believes she deserves a shot and so do I!

Emily PayneEmily Payne is married and has a daughter. She’s tried out for season 1, 7, and 8 and finally made it into season 13! Her inspiration is punk and gothic edge, so she uses lots of dark colors and sharp angles in her work. Emily’s designs are ready to wear, eye catching, and have a cool twist to them in the way she manipulates her fabric.


Angela Sum

Last but not least there’s Angela Sum who creates subtle, feminine designs with a soft edge. I admire her work, but she has yet to prove herself in the competition. Angela came from a family of poverty and was a Chinese immigrant when she arrived to the United States. Throughout her whole life she has had to do things for herself. That independence is what makes me think Angela will get far.

Some designers like to talk a lot of crap! For example, Mitchel and Korina were gossiping about other contestants’ designs. This turned me off. The time the designers had was crucial and no one should waste time talking crap IMHO. The runway started off great! Many of the designers had strong outfits. I was pretty impressed when Sandhya Garg won the challenge. She showed the judges that she isn’t afraid to take risks. Maybe more of the other contestants will take risks after being shocked that she won. Even though I was happy about Sandhya, I was disappointed that Jefferson was the first one out. His outfit was bad, but he as a designer, he had potential. This new season has a lot of surprises since Amanda Valentine got voted back onto the show(: Go Amanda! The previews for the upcoming episodes look intense, so I wish our designers luck!!(:

Blog post by Alyssa Valdivia

Pictured below: The winning design (left), the losing design (right)

Winning design

Losing design














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