Project Catwalk Season 3 – Fashion Future

Oh, Sky One — how pitiful you are when it comes to updating and properly captioning your Project Catwalk site.

Some pictures are labelled with the designer’s names — others, not.

And all this boils down to how much of a joke Project Catwalk is.

This week’s challenge has the designers meeting fashion journalist Henry Holland on Brick Lane. The challenge is to create the next big look for the next season.

Um, okay.

The narrator elaborates by saying the designers are supposed to come up with the next hot look based on some retro stuff for inspiration.

When Katy talks about how brilliant Henry Holland is for taking a simple idea and turning it into a global trend, I roll my eyes and think, “Oh please. You’ve got to be kidding. This guy writes shit down on neon tees. Why does this make him a so-called fashion icon?”

I mean, isn’t H&M doing the same thing with celebs like Rhianna and Timbaland doodling on t-shirts?

Tom says this challenge feels like rehashing an old thing instead of creating something new.

Yeah, that’s the sense I got, too.

Ben freaks out when he sees the fabric that Tom chose and demands, “Why don’t you go home now?”

Ben insists that he just wants the best out of Tom.

There’s a lot of focus on Viv this week and you can’t help but wonder if it’s her turn to go home.

I find Ben’s a lot more judgmental and harsh when it comes to mentoring the designers — and I can’t help but wonder if maybe he gets a little too involved.

When he starts doodling on the sketchpad and throwing out suggestions, Chelsey remarks that, prior to Viv’s discussion with Ben, she was sure Viv was going to go home — but after Ben’s talk, the dress looked like something that could win…and that didn’t seem right to Chelsey.

I’d have to agree with her.

Ben makes Finnoula cry and she says that it’s because he never likes anything she does. She says she wishes her mother was there because she’s the one person who can make her believe in herself.

Um, I’m sorry, but you can’t expect someone else to give that to you. You need to learn to believe in yourself and know how to do that on your own.

The so-called twist has the designers going to a top celebrity hang-out in So Ho with their models, where they’ll get an opportunity to talk with fashion journalist, Louise Roe, from

Louise is “over” Clinton’s metallic outfit and she is in raptures over Viv’s black dress and declares Jasper’s outfit to be something she hasn’t seen before.

Poor Ross is so sloshed from the free booze that Louise can’t even get a word in edgewise — I can’t help cringing over how he’s just going on and on and on. The model even looks more bored than usual.

When he tells the camera that one of his goals is to have his name appear in Vogue, I feel so bad for him, ’cause he’s just sitting there, smiling, waiting to hear some sort of mention of his name…but nothing.

Viv rubs it in (though, maybe not intentionally) by saying, “She didn’t even mention you!”

While I love Viv’s dress, I wouldn’t call it trendsetting by any means.

Ben agreed and said simply, “Not a trend.”

The judges raved about Jasper’s design.

“That jacket was just fantastic!” Kelly enthuses.

“It was one of the most inspired things I’ve seen on this catwalk,” Nick Ede says.

The judges also loved Ross’s design, despite the fact that he received no mention in

Tom wins the challenge (though you can’t even tell what was so great about his shirt in this picture):

Clinton’s disastrous design lands him in the bottom two. (It
looked like a horrible, hideous re-hash of something you’d see from the 80s.)

Ben opined that Katy’s design looked like a big nappy.

Ultimately, despite a mention in, Finnoula gets the turf.

~ by justj on February 23, 2008.

3 Responses to “Project Catwalk Season 3 – Fashion Future”

  1. love your BLOG – NICK EDE – project catwalk judge!

  2. Danke schön! (And no, I’m not German, but I like saying thanks in other languages.)

  3. Hey, i really want viv’s dress as my prom dress, you don’t know where i can get the pattern for it do you ? i’ve been looking EVERYWHERE :/// .

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