For several weeks now I've been thinking of making a scorecard to judge the fashions on the runway. We know the judges do it and that's their basis for deciding who the top three designers of the week are and who the bottom three designers are.
What do you think the judges look for? Do they each have their own scorecard based on their expertise or do they have one standard scorecard?
Here are my ideas for items on a scorecard. Let me know if you have other items to add.
I'd like to create a scorecard to use for future seasons of Project Runway. It's a bit late to start using them now, since the season is almost over.
Project Runway Scorecard
Concept: How original is the designers' idea? How appealing or interesting is the concept? Can you understand where they were going just by looking at the outfit or does it require an explanation to get it?
Construction: Did they choose the right fabric for their design? How much skill did they show in their manipulation of the fabric? Did they pay attention to detail? Is the tailoring right for the model? Was the choice of fabric color appropriate and appealing?
Styling: Do the accessories take the design further or are they unnecessary or a hinderance? Was much thought put into making the hair, makeup and accessories match the outfit? Can you tell which type of client this look was created for based on the styling?
Challenge requirements: Does the look meet the needs of the challenge?
Editorial quality: How well would this look photograph? Would it give people something to talk about? How memorable is the look? Will it create controversy, with some people loving the statement it makes and other people hating it?
Commercial appeal: Would this outfit be very profitable? Could it be produced for much less money than it would retail for? How many stores or clients would be interested in this look?
Marketability: Will this outfit appeal to a broad range of people? Will it be marketed toward a very large clientele or is it more appealing to a niche market? Is the look appropriate for various functions or occasions?