Project Runway winner Christian Siriano’s shoes for Payless are always on our radar, so maybe that’s why we missed out on other contestants’ random products like Chloe Dao’s line of luggage, or Jay McCarroll’s “power cuffs.” Check out these four super random products from Project Runway alumni that you can file under things that make you go hmmmm?
Chloe Dao won season two of Project Runway with her gorgeous dresses that every woman could wear. Now she designs patterned luggage for Nuo, which is actually cute, but completely unexpected. This Nuo Chloe Dao for Nuo Abstract Floral 15.4″ Laptop Case ($27.99, down from $34.99) and this Nuo Chloe Dao for Nuo 20″ Trolley ($95.99, down from $119.99) could actually be your perfect travel companions this summer.
Season one winner, Jay McCarroll, always had a quirky sense of style—he wore a poncho and a cowboy hat at the same time–but Wonder Twins Power Cuffs ($15)? These juvenile bracelets belong in Limited Too, not on any adults’ wrist.
Mychael Knight, a runner up in season three, lost the final contest due to a tacky collection that The Real Housewives of Orange County probably lusted over. His fragrance Majk ($35), “cleverly” named from his initials, looks a bit tacky, too. We can’t comment on the perfume’s smell, but the purple “Majk” dust and the scary looking model just makes it look ridiculous.
Jillian Lewis made it to the top three in season 4, and while it’s not so random for a designer to design clothes, it is surprising that her spring 2010 collection looks like a lower priced Balmain line. It has the sequin, linebacker shoulders, and moto-inspired leggings. Didn’t Nina Garcia’s glares teach her anything?
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