"Purely Citrus" Abstract, 36' x 48"
Inspired by Project Runway Junior, Season 1, Episode 2, Samantha design
Project Runway is a very successful show and over the years we have seen new shows emerge from the brand. "All-Stars" has been successful, "Threads" didn't last and the jury is still out on the latest "Juniors" show. This "mop dress" was from the first episode of the Project Runway Junior show. The young designers headed to a car wash, where they were informed they were about to embark on the unconventional materials challenge. They were given three minutes to collect materials, which included a colorful assortment of mops, buffing gloves, sponges, hoses, pinwheels, keychains, air fresheners, fuzzy dice, flags, tinsel fringe, reflectors, and floor mats.
Designer Samantha came into this challenge with immunity, and that served her well. Knowing she was safe, she had the confidence to design this risky but ultimately successful frock. Made of shaggy car-polishing mitts in screaming colors, it's not an obvious solution to the challenge. But Samantha doesn't seem to go for glamour in the same way as her peers, opting instead for simple but well-considered and unusual looks.
I should mention the entire front of this dress is royal blue (yuck!) so I used the back of the dress for my inspiration. It was a great color combo to use for my painting!