After 6 episodes, the top contenders for the prize of an editorial feature in Marie Claire magazine, the opportunity to sell their line on Bluefly.com, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel, and a cash prize of $100,000 from L’Oreal Paris are beginning to emerge. While some designers enter each challenge with the sole purpose of avoiding the infamous words “You’re Out,” others are more focused on the finish line.
Seth Aaron Henderson emerged as a strong contender in the first week when his punk rock style earned him a spot in season seven’s first top three. Since then he has slipped through under the radar until this week when his rocker chick mother/daughter outfits won best design.
Mila Hermanovski’s color-blocking has made it’s way to the top three looks twice and earned her a win in the third episode when designers were paired up and given the task of creating a high-end signature look and a look-for-less inspired by another pair’s high-end design.
My favorite? That’s easy, and not just because he’s the cutest thing ever and because I love the fact that he wears short shorts in almost every episode. Never having been in the bottom three, making his way to top three and even winning once, Jay Nicolas Sario’s sophisticated, yet still fashion-forward looks are the closest they come to something I would want to wear.
As far as predicting the top three designers, I would guess Jay Nicolas and Seth Aaron, but the third spot is still up in the air.
If anyone thinks the designers on Project Runway are getting an easy break, you haven’t been hearing the judge’s critiques. Although most times dead on, the judge’s harsh criticisms are never sugarcoated to protect anyone’s feelings. I may sound evil, but to hear Heidi Klum calling outfits “hideous”and “a mess” in her sweet accent with a big smile on her face is sometimes my favorite part of the night!
Keep tuning in to see if the top runners I named can avoid the judge’s wrath and make it all the way!