Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
This week our designers faced a task with more of an Italian flavour, and the challenge was issued trackside – the raceway, to be exact! In teams of two, they were instructed to design a sporty, racy outfit incorporating two or more separates constructed only from (drum roll please) Fiat car parts! And if that wasn’t enough of a shock, there would be TWO designers sent packing at the finishing line. As our stunned designer picked up their jaws from the floor, they peeled off into pairs; Mark and Oren, Petrova and Sophie, Shane and Brent, Leigh and Lui, while Helen bagged Juli.
With only one day to complete the tricky challenge, it was ten confused designers heading back to Whitehouse armed with mirrors, cables and tubing, heads spinning with far-out design concepts. They all hit the ground running – but it wasn’t long before controversy struck! An irate Helen discovered Oren had used her pants pattern block without asking, and her temper tantrum resulted in Oren having to unstitch his pants and start all again! The claws were out as the clock kept ticking!
Harper’s Bazaar fashion director Claudia Navone joined our judges to decide who was in, and who was out. Lui and Leigh were the first couple declared safe, and the judges loved Juli and Helen’s racy two piece which proved less is more. Petrova and Sophie were criticized for their kooky look, which presented as more spacey than racy while Oren and Mark had points deducted for their poorly executed and unflattering pants. As Brent and Shane were announced as this week’s winners with their hot 80s influenced two piece, Oren and Sophie were announced as the ones going home.
Tune in next week for a glam challenge with a sporty twist!