Saturday, October 22, 2011

Project Runway: Season 9; Episode 1 - "The Final Challenge"

This Week's Challenge:
"The Final Challenge"
Season 9, Episode 12

Project Runway Challenge:
In this episode, the challenge was to create a mini-collection that emphasizes the designers' overall fashion vision. The designers went to Governor's Island in NYC for inspiration.

Our EtsyMetal Translation:
Create a piece inspired by the sights on Governor's Island. Never been there? Visit the website's photo gallery to see photos of the sculpture exhibition, and other photos. Need to be there to be inspired? Visit your local public park and make a piece with your inspiration (please provide a photo of your local park).

Hand sawn from a single piece of brass. Riveted tagua nut.

Mini Collection: Sterling silver suite of a pendant, earrings and a ring. All inspired by a sculpture on Governer's Island, NY.

Fused copper wire with red spray paint, inspiration from Governer's Island.

I knew that I wanted to create a set of rings that created a sculpture when worn together. I took my lead from one of the most prominent sculptures in the park: Eagle by Alexander Calder. I found myself in downtown Seattle at the SAM Sculpture Park last Sunday and instantly knew were my real inspiration would come from! And what a beautiful day it was. The sun made a rare October appearance and chased away the clouds moments after we arrived.
It was a much needed art infusion!

Inspired by Colonel's Row on Governor's Island. I love the tree-lined corridor and green outdoor spaces, and I wanted to take advantage of a small leaf shaped stone I once cut in a lapidary class, so I have the pale green unknown stone a home in this silver leaf pendant.

Guest Submission:

Next Week's Challenge:
"Finale, part 1"
Due date: Thursday, October 27, midnight

Project Runway Challenge:
The remaining designers are working on their final collections to be presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and must present a three-look mini-collection to present to judges.

Our EtsyMetal Translation:
Create a mini collection in any variation of pieces! Feel free to draw on previous challenges to inspire, or create something completely different!

*Don't forget to catch Project Accessory on Lifetime which will air after next week's Project Runway and check back here for a new EtsyMetal Challenge!

Make it work!

**guidelines for guest submissions**
Please read this every week as there may be small updates and changes. The pieces you submit must be pieces that are made specifically for that weeks challenge. Then post a link to your challenge creation in this weeks comment area before the deadline.
*We only are accepting guest submissions from our blog comment area at this time, insert your links there. Then please cross-post this to your Blog, Flickr, Etsy, etc. And tag them with "EMPR 9.13". We will post your name with a link and a picture of your piece on our blog. Thedeadline for guest submissions will be Thursday at 12 am (midnight), Pacific Standard Time. The new blog posts and the new challenge will go up the Friday after the new episode airs.


c4carlene said...

My EtsyMetal Challenge guest submission!

The Bean Mini-Collection

Thanks guys, love the blog!

Carlene Takaki
- CarCar

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

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