So this past week on Project Runway, contestants were instructed to create an avant garde outfit inspired by a piece of student art. As you can imagine, I was thrilled by the challenge and couldn’t wait to get started with my own translation using the HP TouchSmart to complete my sketch.
What I discovered is that it is far more challenging to design from another person’s artwork that I previously assumed it would be. I guess you could say that I was a little overly confident. In the end it took me a full hour just to decide which piece of art I wanted to use as my inspiration (and time was something I definitely didn’t have any extra of this weekend, since I am trying to get ready for my trip to NYC) and then another 1-2 hours to come up with a halfway decent design. In the end I used this painting by Jennifer Davis to inspire the “construction” of an evening gown with unexpected details – such as exaggerated sculptural shoulder pads, hand beaded details, and a fringe overlay on the skirt of the dress.
This Friday I’ll be attending the Project Runway finale (but upon pain of death I will be swearing not to share any results with you or anyone else until the final show airs). That doesn’t mean I won’t have lots to dish about upon my return, so stay tuned for my posts while I’m in NYC next week and even more after I return!
If you missed my past 5 challenge interpretations you can find them here. xo Ez
Painting by Jennifer Davis.
Full disclosure: HP provided me with a TouchSmart 610 computer for use with these weekly challenges. All content was left solely up to me. I have not been financially compensated for my opinions of this product or the Project Runway show.