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Project Runway ‘Movie Genre Challenge’: Science Fiction Double Feature – Last Week’s Almost-Loser Nicolas Putvinski is This Week’s Victor; Solid Competitor Ra’mon Coleman Goes Home in Shocker Ending

If you just started watching this season, you may not know that this is the New York-based series’ first season filming on the west coast–specifically in Los Angeles. So in a geographically appropriate turn, the challenge this week was to create a look and a story for a character in a given movie genre, ranging from ‘Film Noir’ to ‘Western’.

After almost going home last week, Nicolas Putvinksi (who designed for the genre ‘Science Fiction’) redeemed himself with a stunning, glistening ‘Ice Queen’–one of the three sister queens who reside on Orion’s Belt, trapped forever in a frozen crypt when her sisters discover her plans to take over the universe.

Nicolas Putvinski

Former contender Ra’mon Coleman (who also designed for the ‘Science Fiction’ genre) created a look for a reptilian alien princess, coming to Earth to indulge her insatiable hunger for men. Coleman created an avante garde, deconstructed,  high-necked dress after scrapping a green body suit two hours before the designers’ time was up. Although the judges found merit in Coleman’s back story and creativity in his design–and had admitedly been impressed by his work in previous challenges–they sent him home in favor of Louise Black, whose black 1920’s/1940’s fusion flapper dress they had called a “snoozefest”. Black’s work had never before been singled out on the show, neither in a positive light nor a negative one.

Ra'mon Coleman

Subplots included a labored ‘romance’ between Logan Neitzel and Carol Hannah Whitfield (she called him ‘hot’, he called her ‘fun to have around’). Also, Louise pricked her finger.

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September 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Project Runway – ‘Surf Challenge’ – Third time’s the charm! Team Leader Mitchell Hall Finally Strikes Out; Stunned Teammate Ra’mon Coleman Takes Prize

The winning & losing teams were one in the same this week on Project Runway.

Underdog and veteran bottom-two designer Mitchell Hall was appointed as a team leader for the surf-inspired challenge, where each team of two must design & create a look inspired by surf culture, as well as a surprise avant garde look . Hall selected solid contender Ra’mon Coleman as his teammate saying, “I wanted someone who could carry me in this challenge.”

And carry him Ra’mon did.

Out of the two looks the pair showcased on the runway, everything but the bathing suit that one model wore underneath her dress was designed and constructed by Coleman.

But Coleman’s frustration was not for naught, as the panel (including guest judge, actress Rachel Bilson) recognized his efforts by awarding him the prize–and immunity–for this challenge.

Hall was finally sent packing, saying with a lukewarm grin, “I leave with a smile on my face.”

ramon surframon avant garde

September 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment


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