Welcome back to LJ Runway Monday!
Dress Twelve: The four remaining designers on Bravo’s Project Runway visited the New York Botanical Garden, where they were challenged to photograph flora and draw inspiration from nature to design an evening gown.
LJ Runway’s Heidi Gunn issued the same challenge to us. Minus the visit to New York, of course.
Here’s what I created.
About the design: I drew inspiration from a perennial flower called Monarda Bergamo, a lavender Mondarda hybrid that attracts butterflies.
I was mainly inspired by the color and shape of the flowers on its stalk and wanted to incorporate those elements into my gown. I found a silk organza (Thank you, High Fashion!) with a faded lavender to deep purple dye, which I sewed in a tiers with the darkest colors on the bottom and the lighter colors on top, like the flower.
Nikki: Gorgeous. I love this. I would’ve liked silver shoes, though.
Timothy: The bluefly.com accessory wall didn’t provide silver shoes.
Nikki: Oh, well. Doesn’t matter. The dress is still gorgeous.
Timothy: Thank you.
Nikki: You know, I have a dinner thing tomorr–.
Timothy: Fine. Wear it in good health.
And now a word from Heidi Gunn: Are you an avid follower of Runway Mondays? Have you ever screamed “NO!!!!” when the judges announced the winner–leaving your favorite designer out in the cold? Which Runway Monday designer was a cut above the rest? Here’s your chance to play judge. Vote now for the contestant you loved most. Today is the last day to vote! The Designer who receives the most votes will win a fabulous surprise. How do you vote? Just send an email to email@example.com to let us know who your favorite designer is, and why. One vote per person please!
Update: The judges have spoken and declared Becky the winner of this challenge. Congratulations, Becky!
Dress Eleven View here.
Dress Ten View here. (I won!)
Dress Nine View here.
Dress Eight View here.
Dress Seven View here. (I won!)
Dress Six View here.
Dress Five View here.
Dress Four: View here. (I won!)
Dress Three: View here.
Dress Two: View here.
Dress One: View here. (I won!)