Fancy meeting you here.
It's a new season, everybody! Don't you just know that fashion is going to be positively REVOLUTIONIZED before we're done? I know it. I at least know that some struggling designer is going to tell me that he or she is revolutionizing fashion in an interview format with two incredulous mannequins staring on. That I'm sure of. And I choose to believe, sage advice from mannequins be damned.
Here are Heidi and Tim in separate interviews, welcoming us to Season 8. This is new. Usually we meet the designers as they wander into the apartments. Heidi's hair is pinned back in a way that I'm not sure doesn't remind me of something I don't like. I'm guessing that since Project Runway hasn't had any runaway hit personalities in the last few seasons, production chose to lead with proven faves, our hostess and mentor. Tim tells us that we will see some wonderful designers and Heidi says that we've got some "good characters." I know it's become somewhat normal to refer to people on reality shows as characters, but it still makes me really uneasy. Maybe she means, like, "what a character!" Whatever. There's some dude wearing a bowler hat which manages to make his otherwise normal-looking head appear misshapen and possibly incomplete. He's gonna be great with dressing other people.
There's a guy walking with his bags and Tim VO's that his name is A.J. and his style is Heatherette meets Betsey Johnson. That could be a lot of fun, though, let's be real, that combo was last relevant circa 2006. But, he appears to resemble Season 2 mega-crush Daniel Vosovic, which is enough for me to give him a chance. And my number.
Heidi VO's over footage of a young man walking. His name is Andy and his looks are apparently Asian-inspired, to which Heidi says "go figure." Because he's Asian. BUT, she adds, they're actually very cool. I know she doesn't really mean that this Asian guy is inspired by his culture, but, wait, it doesn't suck. However, don't let the words choose you, Heidi. Choose the words.
Blonde girl April is hailing a cab as Tim VO's that she is a recent design school grad and accustomed to a difficult environment. As a product of drama school, I'm not sure I agree with that logic. Or, at least I feel like it's missing a phrase. Because being accustomed to something doesn't necessarily mean that it benefited you. Like, I could become accustomed to wearing a really tight corset...by my organs all squishing together. Try this: She's a recent design school grad and accustomed to a difficult environment and she's insane and damaged. We'll see. April could be our dark horse fun-maker.