My love for Project Runway has clearly waned when the finale has passed and I have yet to watch either part of it. I've been able to avoid spoilers, mostly by blowing quickly past the TV-related Google Reader bits.
Kimberly's inspiration is Brooklyn - old-school ghetto Brooklyn, not new hipster douchebag Brooklyn.
Tim visits Anya in Trinidad, and wears a full suit whilst boating. Of course. Her inspiration is Tobago and the sea. She has her fabrics picked out, but nothing resembling actual clothing. Alrighty then.
Viktor, on the other hand, has been working his ass off. His inspiration is Mexico and his brother's death. So it'll be fun, then. Viktor has an adorably whitebread boyfriend.
Last stop: Joshua. He's got crazy fabrics and patterns, natch. It's an awful 80's freakshow. Picture every color imaginable in the brightest shade possible. Oy, I knew he'd bring the tacky. Tim says it makes him want to weep.
Challenge: Present a 3-look preview of your collection. Viktor's stuff was fabulous, Anya's was Anya and very very gold, Kimberly's pink skirt was godawful, and Joshua's was Joshua, starting with those hot pink pants. I guess I'd kick him out, though again - I'd love for him to stick around just for the tackiness. The judges hammer Anya for her construction and some of her accessorizing; they don't love Kimberly's stuff either. I didn't realize that Viktor designed his own prints - that makes his stuff even better! The judges just want him to edit somewhat - they love his crazy jacket, just pair it with something simple, not a dress that's gorgeous on its own. Joshua's needed more editing too, but the judges were largely OK with it. Damn, maybe it'll be one of these girls that doesn't make it!
Bye-bye: No one. Well that was a giant waste of time, show. Can I get those 90 minutes of my life back?
Final "Gift": They get $500 worth of whatever they want from Mood to edit their collection. Anya buys a bunch of new black and white prints to design 3 totally new looks. Joshua gets more bright green and makes something that looks like bicycle shorts. Oy. Joshua has a wonderful exhausted breakdown.
Final Runway: First up is Kimberly and her stuff looks great. I love the flowy dress, as well as her final dress and the white pants outfit. Joshua brings the color. I loved the one striped tank over pants with a jacket - that was different for him and lovely. Those shorts, though? VOMIT. I didn't like his collection at all, but the judges creamed themselves over it. Maybe in comparison to some stuff he's done, but no. Just no. Next up is Viktor, who has made a lot of changes, including adding too much new sheer stuff. Viktor's frst look is outstanding - the dress with the wonderful print on the front. And his white jacket looks so much better paired over some leather pants and a simple black shirt. Yay Viktor! Anya's collection is so different from the others - very Caribbean, very flowy, very Anya - that it almost has to win just because it's unique. She really changed things up, and did her customary last-minute miracle turnaround.
First out is Kimberly. Viktor's out next. Now that's some Grade A bullshit -- clearly Anya's winning because I still think Joshua was the worst! These judges are just dummies.
Winner: Anya. She really did pull it out in the end, like she did most of the season. And I'd say her stuff is the most wearable and sell-able too; I can see it on the red carpets. But Viktor will always have my heart.