by Remigio Darby for Examiner.com
Seats are becoming increasingly hard to come by at Fabric Lab’s Project Runway Nights at Beauty Bar Denver. Mile-high fashion fans cannot seem to get enough of Mondo Guerra and his unique approach to design and life.
The challenge for episode 9 was to create a high-fashion look and a ready-to-wear companion piece to appear in a L’Oreal Paris “advertorial.” In addition to having his/her designs appear in the L’Oreal ad, the winner of this challenge received $20,000. The designers were given $300 for their high-fashion looks and $100 for their ready-to-wear pieces.
“I just tried to get a whole bunch of fabrics that I’m attracted to,” Mondo revealed in the episode, “I mean, who wants to play with a box of crayons with only one color?”
Mondo cited a kaleidoscope as the inspiration for his extravagant, multi-colored, striped-pattern high-fashion gown, but chose simplicity when constructing his color-blocked, ready-to-wear dress. Overall, the judges responded well to both of Mondo’s looks, with Michael Kors describing the back of his gown as a Kentucky Derby ribbon explosion.
Once again, Mondo’s innovation impressed the judges and earned him his second consecutive win in the competition.
“I came from Colorado with $14 in my bank account,” Mondo said in the episode, “Now, I have $20,014.”
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