Talk about forward-thinking! In the latest episode of Bravo's Project Runway, the designers made it clear they aren't afraid to take a peek at the future, what with their cutting-edge designs, techniques and accessories. Neither are we — here's how we're channeling all the creativity from this second challenge into our own capsule collection of out-of-this-world ideas.
Use Tulle in a New Way
One of the designers was obsessed with all things tulle — a tricky material to reinvent since it's been BFFs with tacky bridesmaid dresses for so long. Our secret to making the stiff, sheer material cool again: using it in lighter-than-air embroidery designs.
Make the Most Flattering Neckline
Whether you're spotlighting an edgy body modification like the designers, or just highlighting your favorite statement jewelry, knowing how to adjust a neckline is key to having a wardrobe that looks best on you. These lessons break it down, so you can turn any top into a totally flattering frame for your face, necklace or any other — um — asset!
Bring Your Own Body Mod
If the show left you yearning for a cool (but not permanent!) body mod of your own, it's time to learn the crochet crocodile stitch. Then you can make a scale-y accessory in a neutral fabric, giving you a fun DIY twist on the trend. Bring on that touchable texture!
Let's Sharpen Your Skills!
On every episode of Bravo’s Project Runway, you can bet a designer will struggle with something creatively. If only they had Bluprint on the brain! Each week, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite mishaps (been there!) — and share easy ways to fix them.
Make Something Fast
It's a classic mistake: Designers think there's plenty of time to get a project done, only to end up racing the clock. To bust out a quick project, learn how to whip up a simple (but chic!) circle skirt. New outfit, done.
Perfect Your Patterns
It can be tempting to just cut and go — especially when you’re in a time crunch! — but one designer’s work made it clear just how important meticulous pattern making really is. Level up your skills in draping and patterning , and you may just find yourself at the front of the pack.
Project Runway airs on Bravo Thursday nights at 8/7c