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Project Runway Australia (season 4)

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Project Runway Australia
Season 4
StarringMegan Gale
Alex Perry
Claudia Navone
Peter Morrissey
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkArena
Original release8 October (2012-10-08) –
17 December 2012 (2012-12-17)
Additional information
Websitehttp://www.arenatv.com.au/shows/project-runway-australia
Season chronology
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Project Runway Australia 4 is the fourth installment of the reality competition Project Runway Australia, airing on Arena.[1] The series premiered on 8 October 2012.

Overview

Some changes have been made to the judging panel since the third season. Jarryd Clarke and Kirrily Johnston, judges on the previous season, did not return due to work commitments.[2] They were replaced by fashion designer Peter Morrissey and stylist and fashion director of Harper's Bazaar Australia, Claudia Navone.[3] Megan Gale returns as host and head judge, and Alex Perry returns as mentor to the designers.[4]

Contestants

Name Age Place of residence Place finished
Natalie Cook 22 New South Wales 12th
Natashya Manfield 22 Queensland 11th
Mladen Milicich 43 Western Australia 10th
Sasha-Rose Hartley 24 New South Wales 9th
Alexandra Ovijach 27 Queensland 8th
Savva Argyrou 40 Queensland 7th
William Kutana 39 New South Wales (originally from San Francisco) 6th
Jordan Court 22 Victoria 5th
Jamie Ashkar 22 New South Wales Runner-up
Leah Da Gloria 25 New South Wales Runner-up
Tristan Melle 31 Victoria (originally from London) Runner-up
Christina Exie 22 Victoria Winner

Models

  • Leah Jay
  • Rachel Riddel
  • Ebony Edwards
  • Ruby Hunter
  • Jae Lin
  • Zoe Demkiw
  • Holly Caiulo
  • Lili Hart
  • Rosa Solomon

Challenges

Designer Elimination Progress
Designer 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 102 113
Christina IN IN IN WIN IN HIGH LOW HIGH OUT IN WINNER
Leah HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH LOW WIN LOW HIGH ADV RUNNER-UP
Tristan IN HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH LOW ADV RUNNER-UP
Jamie HIGH IN IN LOW WIN LOW LOW WIN WIN ADV RUNNER-UP
Jordan IN LOW LOW IN LOW HIGH LOW OUT OUT
William LOW IN IN IN IN WIN OUT
Savva WIN HIGH LOW IN LOW OUT
Alexandra IN IN HIGH LOW OUT
Sasha-Rose IN LOW IN OUT
Mladen LOW IN OUT
Natashya IN OUT
Natalie LOW OUT
  The designer won the competition
  The designer won the challenge
  The designer was eliminated
  The designer had a high score for the challenge
  The designer came in second but did not win the challenge
  The designer had a low score for the challenge
  The designer was in the bottom two
  The designer withdrew from the competition
  The designer was brought back into the competition
  The designer advanced to Fashion Week.
^Note 1 : William and Natalie, the bottom 2 of challenge one, were given a second chance in the competition. Along with a standard elimination in challenge two, William and Natalie must compete head-to-head, with one of the two additionally being eliminated.
^Note 2 : In the 10th episode, Jordan & Christina were bought back to show their collections to Alex, and create one more look. based on his decision, one would rejoin the competition and become the last finalist. Christina re-entered and eventually won.
^Note 3 : In the winners announcement, Megan simply named Christina as the Winner. Leah, Jamie and Tristan were all named runners-up, and their specific rankings were not specified.

Episode summaries

Episode one

Original airdate: 8 October 2012

The first challenge of the season required the designers to create garment of their choosing to showcase who they are as a designer. No one was sent home, however Natalie and William (the bottom two) were required to compete head-to-head in the next challenge, with one of the two going home.

Episode two

Original airdate: 15 October 2012

The designers were tasked with creating a sleek and sophisticated outfit made from materials purchased at The Reject Shop.

  • Guest Judge: Fleur Wood
  • Winner: Leah
  • Out: Natalie & Natashya

Episode three

Original airdate: 22 October 2012

The challenge required the designers to create a commercial, white women's shirt and an accompanying outfit. The winning designer's white shirt would be featured in Madison Magazine and sold in Witchery stores in Australia, with proceeds going to ovarian cancer research.

  • Guest Judge: Lizzie Renkert
  • Winner: Tristan
  • Out: Mladen

Episode four

Original airdate: 29 October 2012

The remaining designers were required to create an on-trend menswear look for a tradesman. As the winner of the previous challenge, Tristan could choose his client first, and pair up the rest of the designers and tradesmen.

  • Guest Judge: Joe Farage
  • Winner: Christina
  • Out: Sasha-Rose

Episode five

Original airdate: 5 November 2012

Alex awoke the designers and took them to the Melbourne Museum in order to present their challenge; to form teams and create a demi-couture collection inspired by their surroundings. Christina could join the team she wanted for winning the previous challenge, and the entire winning team would be safe.

Team Name Members
Team Savva Jordan, Tristan, Alexandra, Savva
Team Dragonfly Jamie, Leah, William, Christina

Alex later tasked the teams with creating a 5th look to open their collections.

  • Guest Judge: Toni Maticevski
  • Winning Team: Team Dragonfly
  • Winner: Jamie
  • Out: Alexandra

Episode six

Original airdate: 12 November 2012

The designers were tasked with creating a show-stopping garment featuring volume and curve using environmental shopping bags of various colours.

  • Guest Judge: Glynis Traill-Nash
  • Winner: William
  • Out: Savva

Episode seven

Original airdate: 19 November 2012

The remaining designers were paired up with teenage girls and tasked with creating a dress for them to wear to their school formal. For winning the last challenge, William got to allocate each designer their budget.

Designer Budget
Leah $100
Jamie $100
Tristan $150
Jordan $150
Christina $200
William $300
  • Guest Judges: Genevieve & Alexandra Smart
  • Winner: Leah
  • Out: William

Episode eight

Original airdate: 26 November 2012

The challenge for this week had the designers creating a dress for singer and television personality Natalie Bassingthwaighte to wear to a music awards show. Later, Alex tasked the designers to create an additional dress for Natalie to wear to an after party. Designers could only choose 2 fabrics, could not share or use the same fabrics as others, and had two extra hours to finish both looks.

Episode nine

Original airdate: 3 December 2012

  • Winner: Jamie
  • Out: Christina

In this challenge, contestants had to design an outfit that would later have a photo shoot. Christina got eliminated after her black ruffled dress looked far too tortured for the runway how ever the judges decide to being her back afterwards.

Episode ten

Original airdate: 10 December 2012

  • Winner: No one

Episode eleven

Original airdate: 17 December 2012

  • Winner: Christina
  • Out: Jamie, Leah, and Tristan

References

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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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