I am super mad at project runway. I am going to put some spacers so it doesn’t show in the tease, just in case someone hasn’t seen it yet. β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€” β€”β€”β€”β€”I am super duper mad that Kenya was not chosen for the final 4. She was the only one I cared about getting there - although I am very glad for Ayana and Margarita - less because of their designs and more because of their stories and that the attention could help them tremendously. But Kenya has had a super compelling story the whole time - homeless multiple times - and she is a fantastic designer for the multitudes of women’s shapes and sizes - and was the only one really who made nice things for the plus-sized models. If anyone could collaborate with JC Penney and create a collection that would appeal to a wide audience of women - it would be her. Her clothes were often a bit nerdy and vintage-y, and I liked the aesthetic. Instead they chose Kentaro - who I quite like, but his clothes are just too similar to Brandon’s (the latter whose finale collection looks to me to be repeats of other things he has done - although that flamingo pattern is amazing).

Margarita has had no clear point of view or aesthetic this whole season. I loved the brashness of the pattern she created and love some elements of what we have seen of the final collection. Given the state of Puerto Rico right now, I am glad she is on to bring broader awareness to the devastation there.

I’m glad Ayana is in the finale as well - I hate the term β€œmodest fashion” but I appreciate clothes that allow women to choose to not show so much skin. I’m very glad to see a muslim woman in the final 4 - and I think her style is unique and counter to stereotypes of muslim women - and getting to see diverse muslim women is a really good thing. I am very curious about her friend (or β€œfriend”?) Jax - but that is because I pretty much pick out queer subtext whenever I can.

But Kenya - how could they have cut her? It’s seriously a travesty. Her two looks were not great - but I so wanted to see the rest. Also, I really wish she had chosen a nice merlot color instead of the black like Tim suggested. It’s also unfortunate that his suggestion to have the black dress with a cover up was seen as so abhorrent to the judges (and I hope he told them he suggested it - I have a hunch he did).

Hopefully modcloth or eloquii or some company works with her to create a cute little line of clothes to help her launch her brand.