On the heels of New York Fashion Week, “Project Runway” fans got to see how HP technology enabled Season 10 designers to fuse fashion and technology. Designers created custom textiles inspired by their cultural roots on the special design challenge episode from HP and Intel. In the HP Designer Matchup Challenge, presented with Design Milk, we paired design and DIY bloggers with innovative designers. Want to see what hit the virtual runways? Keep reading.
Among the designers up for the challenge: Mila Hermanovski, “Project Runway” Season 7 contestant and fashion designer, Emily Henderson, HGTV host and interior designer and Goil Amornvivat, designer featured on Bravo's Top Design and TLC's Trading Spaces, and tasked them with creating a final product inspired by their fans and readers using HP TouchSmarts, the same PCs featured on “Project Runway.”
Apartment Therapy attended the unveiling and said, “Amid the rooftops of downtown New York and the excitement and glamour of New York Fashion Week, HP and Design Milk unveiled the inspired creations of five talented designers for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge… The partnerships and input from blog readers produced diverse, innovative, beautiful and lively results!” Also, Chip Chick noted that for the challenge, “Prominent bloggers and designers [were] paired up and asked to create new tech-friendly designs using HP TouchSmart computers.”
To learn more about the creative process for these teams, watch this video.
“You know all those awesome design-y reality shows where contestants are given crazy challenges like "build this entire room out of jelly beans...and discarded cat hair!!!” The HP Designer Matchup Challenge is kinda like that -- but WAY cooler. Why? Because YOU get to make all the decisions! Curbly is super excited to team up with one of our favorite designers for this super rad, random, and totally cool challenge: to present a product at New York Fashion Week -- designed by you!” – Capree Kimball of Curbly, Cast Your Vote: The HP Designer Matchup Challenge
“I'm thrilled to bring you the second week of the HP Designer Matchup Challenge, and to announce the winning design - Fashionable Florals! […] We've been having fun with the HP Touchsmart PC and playing with Adobe Photoshop CS6 to work on color palette designs for the wallpaper project.” – Jeanine Hays of AphroChic, HP Designer Matchup Challenge: The Winning Design!
“We’re one week into the HP Designer Matchup and it’s getting more exciting by the day! Last week you voted on adjectives that would influence Sarah Fox of Cursive Design as she brainstormed ideas for the necklace we’re creating to reveal at New York Fashion Week next month. The top three chosen words were geometric, edgy, and colourful (good choices if I say so myself!). Sarah used hand sketches, Adobe Photoshop CS6, the HP TouchSmart, and mad skills to come up with these four final design options!” – Kelly Beall of Design Crush, HP Designer Matchup – Week 2
“While at the [New York] events, we had a lot of fun interacting with the new HP products like the [HP ENVY x2] and their new computer bags designed by Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra. I’m always enthusiastic to get my hands on new technology – makes me excited for the future.” – Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, The HP Designer Matchup Challenge: New York Fashion Week Reveal
What do you think of the final products?
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