November 04, 2015 4 min read

This week the final episode of this season’s Project Runway will air and a winner will be named.  To celebrate the unique works of the talented designers vying for the win, we took some of their fashions and paired them with Jack Georges accessories to complete the look.  


In the first episode of the season, finalist Ashley Nell Tipton proved why she would become a front-runner by designing a beautiful ensemble made from materials scattered throughout the Madison Square Garden arena and competitively gathered by each designer.  The result was a classic silhouette with a modern, artsy twist that would be best accented by our Chelsea Collection #5654 Diana Satchel in black. The handbag’s timeless shape and clean design complement the graphic elements of the outfit.  Together they would be picture perfect for an elegant Sunday brunch or an art gallery opening. 

In the season’s third challenge, Ashley did it again… this time teaming up with fellow top three designer, Candice Cuoco, to create a Venetian-inspired look with red bell bottoms, a pin-striped blouse with dramatic draping in the back, and a flowing floral-print jacket that wowed the judges.

With such a vivid story of color and pattern told by the outfit, it needs a smart understated accessory to avoid creating a hot mess.  To accomplish that, we would match the ensemble with our Milano collection #3722 Triple Gusset Continental with Removable Chain Strap.  While available in different colors, our choice here would be in a solid red leather to highlight the gorgeous red lining of the jacket while adding much needed practicality with its scratch and stain resistant leather securing everything she may need for a night out.  


On every season of Project Runway, designers seem to dread team challenges.  But during episode 5, a paintball fight pit the designers—split into two opposing teams—in a war to protect the fabric that they would use to make their group collection.  But then came the twist… it was later revealed to the designers that their paint splattered battle clothes were to be used for the challenge instead.  With some interesting results on display, the judges’ favorite look was the one created by Edmond Newton.

With the rich blue accents on a crisp styled dress, Edmond Newton’s design would fit beautifully with the Chelsea Collection #5885 Large Top Zip Handbag.  In a rich cobalt blue, this shoulder bag would accentuate the paintball splattered blues on the white fabric.  With its inclusion in the handbag museum in Chicago, this silhouette is a work of art that may have been designed for every day function, but is ideal for evenings—or Sunday afternoons—out on the town. 


Titled “Crew’s All In,” Episode 10 paired the remaining designers with a member of Project Runway’s staff to design a look that would make her feel as comfortable in front of the camera as she does behind the scenes.  Kelly’s contemporary leather overalls were the right balance of model Ashley’s everyday style and Kelly’s own funky aesthetic for a New York City sense of style.

Women like Ashley, want to be stylish but not at the expense of practicality.  The outfit needs an accessory that will carry what she needs.  When a small bag will do, the SOHO collection #1835 is a chic option for a woman on the move, offering hands-free convenience in a soft, leather backpack.  If she needs to carry more and wants some added flexibility, then the Voyager collection #7517 Drawstring Backpack is the right solution.  With its classic style and soft construction, it’s a great everyday bag that will get her through the hustle and bustle while looking as good with Kelly’s design as it does with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.


In the final showdown before the top contestants would create collections for the New York Fashion Week runway show, the four remaining designers flew to Los Angeles to draw inspiration for the red carpet look that would decide who would make it to the finale.  After a little reminder by mentor Tim Gunn to let her true aesthetic shine through, Kelly Dempsey switched gears from a traditional gown to this edgy and chic jumpsuit made from a unique textile that she created to secure her fourth win this season.

Any celebrity that would wear this stunning design on the red carpet will surprise her admirers with its bold, feminine style with an unexpected bareback design. This look needs the Chelsea Collection # 5724 Large Zip-Around Clutch Wallet in black.  With its textured cross-grain saffian leather and a clean silhouette, the clutch can be carried with or without its removable strap but will surprise with its excellent inside organization.  So while it is a great accessory worthy of a red carpet event; it’s amazingly functional and stylish for everyday use.

Jack Georges accessories are created to fit all aspects of your lifestyle.  Whether you’re runway ready or running errands, if you love quality and style without sacrificing practicality and function, you are definitely looking for a Jack Georges.

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