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Project Runway Challenge 8

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By Jsaren   |   
Published: September 16, 2012
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For the 8th challenge of Project Runway. The challenge was to design 2 outerwear looks (for autumn) with the assigned colors, and to incorporate 1 graphic tee.

Color palette: Hunter Green, Camel, Brown, Light Gray, Brown Leather

:bulletred: About the design... :bulletred:

Okay, I'll admit that I had a really hard time with this one, due to the fact that it is exactly my thing so, therefore, I get so overwhelmed with the thought of so much freedom that my brain goes on overdrive and can't think of what to do. I must have done this over and changed my designs a million different times! ^^; I'll also admit that I hated these colors (and I hated the winning teams designs in the show), but in the end it looks awesome! :XD:

My previous designs bore me to death because I've been toning down my usual thing, so I'm cutting loose for this challenge! :w00t:

I chose to do an army-style jacket to go over the first look. I debated between a zipper and buttons, but I ended up choosing snaps. When closed, one flap on the collar of the jacket overlaps the other side. To me, this is the casual look, so I paired the tee and some pants with it. For the shirt, I used the different browns to create a sort of candy and chocolate look with my crown logo, to reflect the sweet and young aspect of my style. The pants are simple and grey.

For the second look, I wanted to do a sweater-dress (of course). Initially, I was afraid that the neck and collar seemed a bit too stiff and harsh, but the soft color helped get the effect I wanted. The pockets are flat and zippered, so that they won't add any extra bulk to the hips. I paired it with grey leggings, to link it to the pants on the first look.

I'm really happy how both of these came out! :heart: I feel like my aesthetic has shown through the best on this challenge. :)

:bulletred: Styling and Accessories :bulletred:

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been drawing the same girl for all of these challenges. She acts as my model, so I don't change her hair color or length. For this challenge, I braided her hair back in a French braid and gave her a cat eye. Her accessories are Robert Rose Bracelet Silver Bracelet [link] (it's supposed to show when she takes off the jacket) and Enzo Angolini Yareena Studded Ankle Boots [link] .

For the right side design, I decided to draw a different model, since the designers on the show obviously didn't have the same model for all the designs this challenge. Therefore, I got to make up a model that suited my purposes! :XD: I wanted her to have short, glossy black hair that was cut with rougher edges. She also has a black cat-eye. Her accessories are Jessica Simpson Long Boots Brown Leather [link] and Ralph Lauren Hand Bag Brown Leather [link] .

Accessories are from Lord & Taylor.

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mzclarkProfessional Digital Artist
very cute. I love that coat!
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JsarenHobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much! I love designing coats! :)
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mzclarkProfessional Digital Artist
as do it :D
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PanikpapageiProfessional Artist
can't stand the awesomeness! *_*
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JsarenHobbyist Interface Designer
Aw, thank you very much!!! :heart: