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Portlander Wins Project Runway

Michelle Lesniak Franklin wins season 11 of Project Runway with a stunning collection.

  • 04/27/2013
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Portlander Wins Project Runway (Again)

Michelle Lesniak Franklin becomes the fourth local designer to win the design show. We talk to her about the process.

  • 04/27/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:13

The final four show their NYFW collections to the judges in a preview and only three get to continue to the main stage.

  • 04/25/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:12

In the final challenge before heading off to New York Fashion Week, the designers pull out some of their best ensembles of the season.

  • 04/18/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:11

The designers finally head out on their own to create editorial looks for Marie Claire.

  • 04/11/2013
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Project Runway Recap: E11

Working on editorial looks for a Marie Claire challenge proved a difficult task for the remaining designers.

  • 04/11/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:10

This week the designers created crazy cool avant-garde and ready to wear looks inspired by modern art from the Guggenheim.

  • 04/01/2013
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Project Runway Recap: E9

This week local gal Michelle Lesniak Franklin blew away her competitors—but not before nearly making a huge mistake. Find out why self-editing works in our weekly recap.

  • 03/28/2013
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Project Runway Season 12 Now Casting

The designer reality show heads into its twelfth season, and they're looking for more Portlanders.

  • 03/25/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:8

The designers design tear away clothing for male "dancers." Seriously.

  • 03/20/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:07

The designers make prom ensembles out of duct tape in this week's challenge.

  • 03/14/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:7

As if making garments in five hours wasn't difficult enough, this week the judges forces the designers to make their ensembles entirely out of duct tape.

  • 03/13/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:6

The judges threw the designers a curve ball this week by handing them a handful of sassy models over 60.

  • 03/06/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:5

This week the designers created ensembles for country superstar Miranda Lambert. Spoiler alert: This means a lot of fringe.

  • 02/26/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:03

Three weeks into the season there are some clear winners and clear losers, but where does our Portland designer sit?

  • 02/13/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:02

What happened during the second week of Project Runway and how did our Portland designer fare?

  • 02/05/2013
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Project Runway Recap E:1

Check out the looks from the first episode of Project Runway season 11, including local Portland designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin.

  • 01/29/2013
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Project Runway Recap: E.4

The designers have to create something for the scariest client of all…. A fashion editor.

  • 08/21/2011
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Project Runway Recap: E.3

As if models aren’t tall enough already, now we’re putting them on stilts.

  • 08/12/2011
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Reality Rundown

Project Runway Recap!

Portland Monthly’s viewing party brought out designers and friends to watch the whole circus begin again.

  • 07/29/2011
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