Project Runway Australia (season 2)

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Project Runway Australia
Format Reality, competition
Created by Eli Holzman
Starring Kristy Hinze
Henry Roth
Sarah Gale
Jayson Brunsdon
Country of origin  Australia
No. of episodes 11
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Arena
Original run 8 July 2009 – 16 September 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Season 1
Followed by Season 3
External links
Website

Project Runway Australia was picked up for a second season by the Arena channel.[1] It premiered on 8 July 2009.

The prizes for the winner of Project Runway Australia Season 2 includes a 2009 Holden Cruze, a $100,000 opportunity to showcase their collection at the Rosemount Australia Fashion Week and having their clothes displayed on a six-page spread in Madison magazine. The season concluded on 15 September 2009, with Anthony Capon being announced the winner of Project Runway Season 2.

Contestants[edit]

Name Age Place of residence Place finished
Jason Chetcuti 29 Mackay, Queensland 12th
Claudia Chabo 40 Thirroul, New South Wales 11th
Ryan Whelan 27 Melbourne, Victoria 10th
Amber Renae 27 Melbourne, Victoria 9th
Kellyanne Russell 31 Gladstone, Queensland 8th
Michael Finch 23 Mackay, Queensland 7th
Yopie Stafurik 37 Gold Coast, Queensland 6th
Mark Neighbour 42 Brisbane, Queensland 5th
Ivana Stipicic 29 Sydney, New South Wales 4th (Originally 11th)
Lauren Vieyra 24 Sydney, New South Wales 3rd
William Lazootin 40 Sydney, New South Wales Runner-up
Anthony Capon 25 Melbourne, Victoria Winner

Models[edit]

Name Agency
Annaleise Smith Chadwick
Dythea Marais Camerons
Georgia Sinclair Chadwick
Iskra Galic Giant
Jessica Farrell Chic
Natasha Wilson FRM
Naomi Kissiedu Epic
Odna Gerel Chadwick
Sarah Lawrence Scene
Shirlene Lai Giant
Silvana Vivien's
Yasmine Staub Vivien's

Challenges[edit]

Designer Elimination Progress
Designer 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 7 8 9 Finale
Anthony HIGH IN HIGH WIN HIGH WIN HIGH WIN HIGH WINNER
William HIGH WIN IN HIGH WIN HIGH LOW LOW LOW RUNNER UP
Lauren LOW IN WIN LOW LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN 3RD PLACE
Ivana IN OUT IN WIN LOW OUT
Mark WIN HIGH IN HIGH LOW LOW LOW OUT
Yopie IN HIGH IN LOW LOW LOW OUT
Michael IN LOW LOW LOW HIGH OUT
Kellyanne IN LOW HIGH LOW OUT OUT
Amber LOW IN IN OUT OUT
Ryan IN IN LOW OUT OUT
Claudia IN IN OUT OUT
Jason OUT OUT
     The designer won the competition
     The designer won the challenge
     The designer is eliminated
     The designer had a high score for the challenge
     The designer had a low score for the challenge
     The designer was in the bottom two
     The designer was brought back into the competition

^Note 1 : Ivana was paired with the winning designer, Anthony, and brought back into the competition.

Episode Challenges[edit]

  • Episode 1 Challenge: Glamorous Dresses on the Red Carpet
  • Episode 2 Challenge: Sexy sleepwear for Peter Alexander's summer collection
  • Episode 3 Challenge: Avant Garde garments made from equipment purchased at a hardware store
  • Episode 4 Challenge: Three outfits inspired by a zoo animal
  • Episode 5 Challenge: A modern cutting edge outfit with at least 3 pieces (menswear)
  • Episode 6 Challenge: Outfit and head piece for Spring Carnival
  • Episode 7 Challenge: An innovative outfit using the fresh food and packaging in the market
  • Episode 8 Challenge: Three ready-to-wear outfits for summer 2010
  • Episode 9 Challenge: A show-stopping dress for the latest collection of leading label J'Aton

Judges[edit]

  • Kristy Hinze
  • Jayson Brunsdon
  • Sarah Gale

Other Cast Members[edit]

  • Henry Roth

Episode Summary[edit]

Episode One[edit]

Original Airdate: 8 July 2009

The premiere episode of Project Runway Australia Season 2 kicked off with the twelve designers introducing themselves. After being introduced to Kristy and Henry, the designers were told that their first challenge would involve using fabrics disguised as furnishings and decorations surrounded them to create a red carpet look. The designers had approximately ten hours total to complete their look. They were also introduced to 12 new models. After being introduced, the models then chose which designer they wanted to model for. The guest judge for this episode was Nicola Finetti, an Australian fashion designer.

  • Guest Judge: Nicola Finetti
  • Winner: Mark Neighbour
  • Eliminated: Jason Chetcuti

Episode Two[edit]

Original Airdate: 15 July 2009

This episode's challenge is to create at least two pieces of sexy sleepwear for Pyjama King Peter Alexander's summer collection. The garment needed to be a pyjama or lingerie style, with one piece being able to be used as outdoor daywear. The designers had 15 minutes to sketch their designs, $75 to purchase their fabrics and 8 hours to create their look. The winner of the challenge will have their garment commercially produced and sold in selected Peter Alexander stores.

  • Guest Judge: Peter Alexander
  • Winner: William Lazootin
  • Eliminated: Ivana Stipicic

Episode Three[edit]

Original Airdate: 22 July 2009

The challenge this episode is to create completely wearable outfits from nothing but materials from a hardware shop. The designers had 15 minutes with $85 to purchase their materials and 13 hours to complete their look. Paula Joy acts as guest judge as the contestants showcase their designs on the runway.

  • Guest Judge: Paula Joye
  • Winner: Lauren Vieyra
  • Eliminated: Claudia Chabo

Episode Four[edit]

Original Airdate: 29 July 2009

In this week's challenge, the designers are divided into teams of 3 and each team member must create one outfit (3 outfits per team) inspired by a zoo animal. The designers had 15 minutes with $72 each to purchase their fabrics and the total of 8 hours to complete their look. The designers Guest judge Arthur Gallan helps Kristy Hinze and the panel decide who will be in and who will be out.

Team Team Captain Team Members
Butterfly Michael Amber, Lauren
Lion William Mark, Anthony
Zebra Kellyanne Ryan, Yopie
  • Guest Judge: Arthur Gallan
  • Winning Team: Team Lions
  • Winner: Anthony Capon
  • Eliminated: Amber Renae & Ryan Whelan

Episode Five[edit]

Original Airdate: 5 August 2009

The challenge this episode is create a three-piece outfit that is modern cutting edge for a complete male stranger. The designers were told to search for a random male client from the street to model for their outfits. The designers had 15 minutes with $100 to phurcase their fabrics and approximately 12 hours to complete their look.

  • Guest Judge: Alex Zabotto-Bentley
  • Winner: William Lazootin
  • Eliminated: Kellyanne Russell

Episode Six[edit]

Original Airdate: 12 August 2009

The six eliminated designers return to team up with the remaining six designers to create an outfit and head piece for the Spring Carnival. The designers had 10 minutes to sketch their designs, 15 minutes with $100 to purchase their fabrics and a total of 10 hours to complete their look. One designer will be brought back into the competition, and one designer will be out.

Team Remaining Designer Eliminated Designer
1 Michael Ryan
2 Anthony Ivana
3 William Claudia
4 Mark Kellyanne
5 Lauren Amber
6 Yopie Jason
  • Guest Judge: Leona Edmiston
  • Winner: Anthony Capon
  • Eliminated: Michael Finch
  • Back Into The Competition: Ivana Stipicic

Episode Seven[edit]

Original Airdate: 19 August 2009

The latest challenge for the designers is to create an innovative outfit using the fresh food and packaging available to them at Melbourne's Victoria Market.

  • Guest Judge: Alex Zabotto-Bentley, Bettina Liano
  • Winner: Ivana Stipicic
  • Eliminated: Yopie Stafurik

Episode Eight[edit]

Original Airdate: 26 August 2009

This week's challenge is to work with students from the White House Institute of design to create three ready-to-wear outfits for summer 2010, which will be modeled by other students. They were given 20 minutes to search for 3 students to work for them and 2 minutes to find some of the remaining students to model for their outfits. One of each student of the team were forced to go purchase the fabrics instead of the designer. They were given 20 minutes with $180 to purchase the fabrics. There was only a total of 12 hours to complete the look.

  • Guest Judge: Aurelio Costarella
  • Winner: Anthony Capon
  • Eliminated: Mark Neighbour

Episode Nine[edit]

Original Airdate: 2 September 2009

This week's challenge is to design a show-stopping dress that will complete the latest collection by leading Australian evening wear label J'Aton. Each designers were given a massive $500 to purchase their fabrics and a total of 20 hours to complete their overall look. The winner was Lauren Vieyra and her dress was added to the J'aton collection bonus a life internship with J'aton.

  • Guest Judge: Jacob Luppino, Anthony Pittorino
  • Winner: Lauren Vieyra
  • Eliminated: Ivana Stipicic

Episode Ten[edit]

Original Airdate: 9 September 2009

The final three designers leave the Whitehouse and return to their homes with $10000 each to design and create their own collection and there's one final twist in store that the designers don't see coming!

  • There was no elimination on episode 10.

Episode Eleven[edit]

Original Airdate: 16 September 2009

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.

  • Guest Judge: Simon Lock, Paula Joye
  • Winner: Anthony Capon
  • Eliminated: Lauren Vieyra, William Lazootin

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://arenatv.com.au/projectrunway/