Ok I have to admit, as a long time Project Runway fan, this season hardly had any stellar standouts. I'm not sure if it's the designers or the challenges they were given (too many felt sponsored based). I also feel like the show hasn't been edited well for us to connect with the designers, as if Bravo's just gave up now that the show is going to Lifetime for next season. Last season, after the first episode, I called that Christian Siriano was going to win. This season's been a lot harder to choose. I find myself wavering between designers liking some of their outfits but then getting disappointed at their bad ones. For some reason, this time 6 finalists were able to show at Bryant Park -- making it hard for us to weed out who the final top 3 really are. So I've picked my favorite top 3 based on their runway shows. And I'm gonna call my winner now for the show, I think it's going to be Korto. Her show had a sense of energy and the clothing while all cohesive, looked different.
I still love the work of Leanne of Leanimal. Her runway show of inspiring pleats and layers of fabric that recall a flowery spring. Unfortunately, some of the pieces looked the same.
I loved the retro and colorful energy of Kenley's runway show but wasn't too into the puffed up shoulders or over the top bubble ruffle collar. Some pieces were fantastic but overall I felt there was a lack of cohesion.
And then there's Christian Siriano who's design work just keeps getting better. In his Spring 09 fashion show, Christian goes modern and sophisticated with one of my favorite colors of the season, gray. I love the tiny peeks of color under a sheer top, as trim, or in the lining of a blazer.