Project track‘s The power of the flowers The episode was as colorful and daring as you might expect. Model and fashion icon Gigi Hadid graced the segment as a guest judge.
The Season 19 contestants surprised the judges with some stunning designs, but some failed. One of those participants was Darren Apolonio.
“Project Runway” fans expected Darren Apolonio to be sent home
Darren Apolonio’s take on the Flower Power Challenge was to make “SpongeBob” fashionable with a graffiti-floral print. This left his opponents wondering if his age and inexperience influenced his design choices.
Judge Nina said the print and silhouette weren’t unique, and Elaine struggled to figure out which perspective he was coming from because his ideas didn’t translate into the final product.
The episode ended with Darren being eliminated and fans weren’t shocked at all. In fact, some expected it. Here are some reactions on Twitter:
Update for episode 4 of “Project Runway”
Episode 4 titled, The power of the flowers, showcased revolutionary floral designs ready for the parades. Gigi Hadid joined the jury to help assess the challenge.
Elaine Welteroth informed the designers about their next challenge in a flower-adorned studio. Floral artist Lewis Miller joined Elaine as she spoke about her mastery of floral design.
“While New York City sleeps, this brilliant brain transforms the most beautiful places in the city into magnificent giant floral instillations.” – Elaine said.
Shantall took the risk and went ahead with a cool-toned plaid print, knowing that if it worked she could easily stand out.
Shantall Lacayo established herself as the winner with her “cheerful and original floral prints”. The judges considered her design to be the most unique and fresh take on the floral concept.
Sadly, Darren Apolonio was sent home due to his inability to present anything new.
The remaining 12 designers are Octavio Aguilar, Bones Jones, Coral Castillo, Prajje Oscar Jean-Baptiste, Kristina Kharlashkina, Katie Kortman, Shantall Lacayo, Chasity Sereal, Sabrina Spanta, Aaron Michael Steach, Zayden Skipper and Anna Zhou.
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Project track Season 9 airs new episodes every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.