Project Runway Australia (season 3)

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Project Runway Australia
Created by Eli Holzman
Starring Megan Gale
Alex Perry
Kirrily Johnston
Jarrad Clark
Country of origin  Australia
No. of episodes 11
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Arena
Original run 4 July 2011 – 12 September 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Season 2
Followed by Season 4
External links
Website

Project Runway Australia 3 is the third season of the reality competition Project Runway Australia, airing on Arena.[1] It premiered on 4 July 2011.

Overview[edit]

Several changes have been made to the judging panel this season. It was announced on 10 January that model and actress Megan Gale will replace Kristy Hinze as host and main judge.[2] Fashion designer Kirrily Johnston and Global Production Director of IMG Fashion Jarrad Clark make up the new judging pannel.[3] Henry Roth has also been replaced as design mentor by fashion designer and Australia's Next Top Model judge Alex Perry.[4]

Contestants[edit]

Name Age Place of residence Place finished
Anthony Allars 34 New South Wales 12th
Amanda McKenna 36 Western Australia 11th
Anna McEachran 31 Western Australia 10th/9th
Timothy Godbold 42 Western Australia 10th/9th
Claire Hocking 24 Victoria 8th
Rachael Perks 21 New South Wales 7th
Gabrielle Stephens 40 Victoria 6th
Matcho Suba 23 New South Wales 5th
Nerida Bourne 21 New South Wales 4th (Originally 8th)
Johnny Schembri 23 New South Wales 3rd
Craig Braybrook 45 Victoria Runner-up
Dylan Cooper 21 New South Wales Winner

Models

  • Hannah Ubl
  • Mary Vitinaros
  • Jenna Hall
  • Alicia Kromodomos
  • Samantha Howard
  • Flora Blaik
  • Milica Vujic
  • Cheyney Belle
  • Holly Lee Boorman
  • Sahara Deng
  • Floral Lin Yang
  • Cailin Moore

Challenges[edit]

Designer Elimination Progress
Designer 1 2 3 41 5 62 7 8 9 Finale
Dylan HIGH HIGH IN WIN HIGH WIN LOW LOW LOW WIN WINNER
Craig LOW WIN IN HIGH HIGH LOW LOW WIN HIGH HIGH RUNNER UP
Johnny WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN WIN LOW HIGH WIN HIGH 3RD PLACE
Nerida IN HIGH IN OUT IN WIN LOW OUT
Matcho LOW IN LOW HIGH LOW IN LOW OUT
Gabrielle HIGH IN IN HIGH IN IN OUT
Rachael IN IN HIGH LOW LOW OUT
Claire IN IN WIN LOW OUT OUT
Timothy IN LOW OUT WD
Anna IN IN OUT OUT
Amanda IN OUT
Anthony OUT
     The designer won the competition
     The designer won the challenge
     The designer was eliminated
     The designer had a high score for the challenge
     The designer came in second but did not win the challenge
     The designer had a low score for the challenge
     The designer was in the bottom two
     The designer withdrew from the competition
     The designer was brought back into the competition
^Note 1 : Although Gabrielle and Dylan were the winning team, Dylan was announced as the overall winner of the challenge.
^Note 2 : The 4 most recently eliminated designers were brought back for the challenge, and Nerida won a place back in the competition

Episode summary[edit]

Episode one[edit]

Original airdate: 4 July 2011

The first challenge of the season required the designers to create a cocktail dress utilizing three different fabrics of the same colour. The designers did not get to choose their own fabrics, and their colour scheme was based on the colour of the dress their model was wearing.

  • Guest Judge Camilla Franks
  • Winner: Johnny Schembri
  • Out: Anthony Allars

Episode two[edit]

Original airdate: 11 July 2011

Alex introduced the designers to Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset-Webb, who tasked them with creating an evening look for their label, Project D. The winner of the challenge will have their design manufactured and sold with Project D's Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

  • Guest Judges Dannii Minogue & Tabitha Somerset-Webb
  • Winner: Craig Braybrook
  • Out: Amanda McKenna

Episode three[edit]

Original airdate: 18 July 2011

The designers were taken to a wharf, where they had three minutes to choose items of second-hand clothing from a pile consisting of over 16,000 pieces to use as the materials for their challenge, which was to create a modern daywear look. However, they did not get to work with the items they chose, passing their clothing to the person on their left instead. At judging, Megan announced that two designers would be eliminated.

  • Guest Judge Terry Biviano
  • Winner: Claire Hocking
  • Out: Anna McEachran & Timothy Godbold

Episode four[edit]

Original airdate: 25 July 2011

Working in pairs, the designers were tasked with creating two looks influenced by the various collections of iconic Australian designer Carla Zampatti over the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The teams chose their own team leaders and had two days for the challenge. During the second day, Alex announced that one piece of clothing from each pair had to be made out of denim.

Team leader Partner Decade
Craig Matcho 1960s
Gabrielle Dylan 1970s
Nerida Rachael 1980s
Johnny Claire 1990s

Episode five[edit]

Original airdate: 1 August 2011

This week, the designers were reunited with their loved ones for their challenge. Each designer had to create a glamourous, 'million dollar' look for one of their competitors' relatives. Family members randomly selected the designer they would work with.

Designer Client
Claire Dylan's mother
Craig Rachael's sister
Dylan Johnny's sister
Gabrielle Matcho's sister in law
Johnny Claire's mother
Matcho Craig's mother
Rachael Gabrielle's step sister
  • Guest Judge Claudia Navone
  • Winner: Johnny Schembri
  • Out: Claire Hocking

Episode six[edit]

Original Airdate: 8 August 2011

The remaining designers were flown to the Gold Coast for inspiration for their next challenge. Designers were split into pairs in order to create two resort wear looks inspired by the Gold Coast. Anna, Timothy, Nerida & Claire (the four most recently eliminated designers) were brought back and told that one of them would win a place back in the competition.

Teams
Craig & Gabrielle
Johnny & Dylan
Matcho & Rachael
Claire & Anna
Nerida & Timothy*
  • Timothy vouluntarily left the competition mid-way through the challenge, leaving Nerida to create only one look for the runway.
  • Winner: Johnny Schembri & Dylan Cooper
  • Back Into The Competition: Nerida Bourne
  • Out: Rachael Perks

Episode seven[edit]

Original Airdate: 15 August 2011

Alex informed the designers that they would be creating a look for glamorous, internationally known Australian celebrity. It was then revealed that their client was host and head judge Megan Gale. The outfit for Megan had to be suitable for an event.

  • Guest Judge Camilla Freeman-Topper
  • Winner: Nerida Bourne
  • Out: Gabrielle Stephens

Episode eight[edit]

Original Airdate: 22 August 2011

The remaining designers were challenged with re-designing a well known red carpet fashion disaster into a fashionable evening look, using the fabrics and materials of the outfit they chose.

Designer Red Carpet Disaster
Craig Whoopi Goldberg (1993 Academy Awards)
Dylan Björk (2001 Academy Awards)
Johnny Britney Spears (2001 American Music Awards)
Matcho Celine Dion (1999 Academy Awards)
Nerida Cher (1986 Academy Awards)
  • Guest Judges
  • Winner: Craig Braybrook
  • Out: Matcho Suba

Episode nine[edit]

Original Airdate: 29 August 2011

It is the final challenge and the last chance for the four remaining designers to prove they are worthy of a place at Melbourne Fashion Week. Alex takes them to the Melbourne Fashion Festival's runway to give them their final challenge. They have two days to create an haute couture gown worthy of the runways of Paris, New York and Milan.

  • Guest Judges: Collette Dinnigan
  • Winner: Johnny Schembri
  • Out: Nerida Bourne
  • Final Three: Johnny Schembri, Craig Braybrook, Dylan Cooper

Episode ten[edit]

Original Airdate: 6 September 2011

The final three have been selected and they now face their final challenge: create a collection of 10 designs which will be showcased at a live fashion show in front of their fashion industry peers. They have is a budget of $10,000, and two months to put the collection together. Alex pays each designer a home visit to offer them support and his expert advice on their collections. Once they return to Melbourne to prepare the finale, Alex breaks the news that they have one more challenge to conquer, straight out of the pages of Madison magazine.

Episode eleven[edit]

Original Airdate: 13 September 2011

It's the final countdown to the runway, and every second counts as the final three cast and fit models for their shows, and race to complete their garments in time.

  • Winner: Dylan Cooper
  • Runnerup: Craig Braybrook
  • 3rd Place: Johnny Schembri


External links[edit]

To watch hard to find episode 11:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Megan Gale to host Project Runway Australia". Media Spy. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Project Runway Australia – New Judges Revealed". reality ravings. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Alex Perry won't dress down designers". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2012-10-01.