I'm a true Project Runway fan. Yesterday while working on the last prom dress. I was able to see episodes 1 thru 3 of Bravo TVs, the Fashion Show. At first I was a bit cynical. Thinking they can't compare to PR. It's Bravo's attempt to replace Project Runway, which will air on Lifetime in August. The host are Issac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child). The Fashion Show differs from PR in that their are buyers and judges critiquing the designers. I like the fact their are people critiquing, who select the clothes that stores will sell to the public.
Even more exciting is that the public can buy the winning designer's creation. How HOT is that. So, I visited Bravo TV to see what the winning designs cost. I was shocked at the $199 price. A good deal for a mass produced garment in today's economy. If it, were to remain a one of a kind, custom design I suspect the price would be between $500 - $1000.
Episode 4 was hot last night. The challenge was to select any shoe from Bergdorf's and design a outfit for the shoe. I was so into this one, because I often buy a shoe without having a outfit to wear with. Well, let me say that all the designers rose to the challenge. I agreed with the judges of the best three designs. Reco a designer from Tennessee won this challenge. His can design and sew really fast like Christopher from PR and is confident about his skill level. The other two designers, Angel and Daniella designed some awesome dresses.
I'll continue to watch the show. I needed something fashion related to watch on TV until PR returns. Check it out, I think you'll like it.