Last week’s round one of Fashion Feud at Rickshaw Stop was a battle between designers Crystal Hermann and Mary Yanez. If you’re not familiar with this event, think of it as a cross between Project Runway and Iron Chef.
Contestants have one hour to design and create an outfit using a surprise fabric given out at the last moment. Each designer is paired with a model (Caitlyn McClennan and Jenn Lazorack) and hair and make-up artists. Two more elimination rounds are on the horizon this year, and the winners of each round will head to a final showdown on April 12.
Two guest judges plus an audience vote (through an iPhone or Droid application, so bring those smartphones) decide the winner. This time, judges Maggie Alhadeff of Mimosas in Bed and Stacy Lee of Sex + Design were on the scene, and ultimately Crystal Hermann and her her bold diamond cutout dress were crowned victorious. Although the wait during the design period could have used a little more entertainment for the audience, the event proved to be an entertaining and fun evening. Ready for the next round? Save the date for February 8, when the competition returns to Rickshaw Stop.