Project Runway South Africa
Project Runway South Africa always knows how to dish a good dose of great Tuesday entertainment and this week was no different. Five of the strongest designers remained but unfortunately we had to say goodbye to one of the fiercest contestants in the competition: Stephen (@stephenvaneeden). After bagging his first challenge win of the season last week, our preciously talented Stephen landed up in the bottom two on Tuesday.
What happened this week
This week the designers had to create a street-wear ensemble inspired by the vibrant streets of Braamfontein. Sadly this task proved to be out of Stephen’s comfort zone and the judges were not impressed with his efforts to bring street style to the runway. Rahim even expressed that when you try put a designer in “a box that he does not fit into, it’s not gonna happen – and that’s the thing with Stephen!”
Shade aside, Stephen is immensely talented and although we had high hopes that he would make it to the finale, there’s no doubt that we will be seeing big names rocking his couture gowns on the red carpets very soon. Facts!
Really sad about Stephen but I'm not worried cause he's bigger than this competition. He will definately make it.. #ProjectRunwaySA
— Slie ☺ (@PeeloveNxumalo) September 12, 2018
— Santeliena (@santeliena) September 12, 2018
— Stephen van Eeden (@StephenvanEeden) September 11, 2018
While one day you’re in and the next you’re out, Jaime has definitely found his mojo in this competition. He bagged his second win for the season for his street wear inspired ensemble. The judges were obsessed with the tiger print jacket with black leather panels that he created. Giving us Cruella de Vil-meets-Nicki Minaj kind of feels…yassss Jaime you better werk!
Jaime’s look won 😍✂️ Sleek bob for the win #hairmeetsfashion 💇🏾♀️ I honestly think he has the potential to win the entire competition #ProjectRunwaySA he has a good eye for proportions and his tailoring is out of this world. 👏🏾 @TRESemme_SA pic.twitter.com/eY1aSKsOVC
— MELODY MOLALE (@MelodyMolale) September 12, 2018
Kentse’s (@bespoke_kentse) pantsula inspired two-piece outfit came close second in our opinion. Although Noni (@nonigasa) was not feeling the shoe lace she used on the bucket hat, we were totally living for the jailbird-inspired orange cropped jacket paired with flared pants. One things for sure about Kentse, she knows her design strengths and she sticks to them. But Twitter is not feeling her over-confidence during her diary sessions and feel that she can’t do wrong according to the judges. What are your thoughts TrendEs? Is it really the Kentse Show?
#ProjectRunwaySA the way the judges and the mentor love Kentse …am sure they just waiting to crown her the winner and she knows it…😏
— Positive Vibes 😎 (@shamzy198x) September 11, 2018
Most you were right, This is a Kentse show and she will win. 💀💀#ProjectRunwaySA
— Mamello Mokoena (@melo_mamikie) September 11, 2018
I love Kentse's designs .. her attitude can be called arrogance or confidence..
Depending on how you look at.. but the designs today are just questionable…
— Oros lover (@Multi_Floyd) September 11, 2018
Who went out
In other news, now that Siphosihle is gone, Sandile has become somewhat of the Drama King of the show. No matter how hard Gert Johan-Coetzee tries to give Sandile advice on changes he should consider on his garment before hitting the runway, Sandile is not hearing any of it honey!
Sandile STAYS ignoring Gert’s advice😂. Basically he on some Mentor for who?🤷🏾♀️ #ProjectRunwaySA
— S’nothando (@Snothando_Mthi) September 11, 2018
Every week it seems that Sandile chooses to stick with his intuition, despite Gert’s (@gertjcoetzee)critiques and well we suppose it has gotten him this far. Unfortunately Noni felt his garment was catering “for two very different women” although he mentioned that his garment was inspired by the likes of Noni Gasa. Ouch!
— @Peaches_Unleashed (@PeachesUnleash) September 12, 2018
One day you’re in…
We are officially down to the wire. It seems that the designers are packing up and going on a road trip next week. It’s the semi-finals Trendees and Sandile, like the others, plan to snatch the crowns from these kids! Who is going to be crowned the winner of Project Runway SA? Do the right thing and give us your predictions!
Images courtesy of Mzansi Magic & Project Runway SA