Local designers Krisztina Lazar and Chrystine Druge battled head to head last week at Rickshaw Stop for the second round of San Francisco’s Project Runway-flavored Fashion Feud, presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance and Scionify.us. With one hour and fabric provided by New York City’s Mood, Lazar and Druge each turned out one garment for judges Adelle McElveen from The Fashionista Lab and Laura Robblee from Alley Collection SF.
For this round’s competition, Lazar told the crowd she was planning to design something, “artsy, film noir, dramatic and drapey,” before creating a dramatic halter-top dress with a ruffled cascading skirt and plunging back.
Druge, who told the audience her plan was to “go with it,” did clean and contemporary separates with a polka dot halter and black pencil mini, detailed with a bow trim in the back.
Both judges were a fan of Lazar’s halter dress with plunging back.
“A party in the back is always a good thing,” Robblee noted.
Robblee also remarked on the nice fit of Druge’s pencil skirt and the detailing with the bow in the back. Robblee praised Lazar for taking a risk with the ruffle trim on her dress, and said it worked well. McElveen paid respect to Druge for doing separates, and praised Lazar for the lightness of the ruffle trim on her dress.
The ultimate winner in the end was Kristina Lazar and her halter top dress. She’ll go on to compete in the final round on April12. Check out SF Indie Fashion’s previous coverage of Fashion Feud Round One.
Photos from Fashion Feud’s Round Two:
Photography courtesy of Christophe Tomatis