May 28, 2015

Runway Recap: Fashion Feud Finals

The final round of this year’s Fashion Feud took place at Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night.  Many familiar faces were among those packing the full house, including designers, photographers, bloggers, stylists, hair and make-up artists and San Francisco fashion enthusiasts.

The three finalists – Crystal Hermann, Krysztina Lazar, and Sally Marie Hahn – were joined by the always-lovely models Shelby, Monica and Faith for the competition. With only one hour to design and create an outfit, the atmosphere was intense. In the end, judges Joseph Domingo, Zoe Hong and John Robblee could only give the Fashion Feud title to one well-deserving designer. Congratulations to Crystal Hermann for taking home the victory!

Below, images from the final style showdown:

Crystal Hermann races against the clock.

A full house at Rickshaw Stop

Fans pose for the camera.

The models wait for their dresses.

The judging begins.

Joseph Domingo takes stock of the dresses by (l-r) Crystal Herman, Krysztina Lazar and Sally Marie Hahn.

Dress by (l-r) Crystal Herman, Krysztina Lazar and Sally Marie Hahn

Crystal Hermann (center, back row) celebrates her victory with her fans.

Photography by Christophe Tomatis

Runway Recap: Fashion Feud II, Round Two

Fashion Feud contestants (pictured top) Krisztina Lazar (L) and Chrystine Druge (R)

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 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:

Final designs by Chrystine Druge (L) and Krisztina Lazar (R)

Fashion Feud, Round Two winner Krisztina Lazar

Photography courtesy of Christophe Tomatis