Daniel Franco's collection in LA was surprisingly gorgeous. I work as a rep in LA and remember him from when he showed at Saks Fifth Ave about 5 years ago. He got a lot of press. He then vanished for a while. I was shocked to see him all crazy on Project Runway 1 and his design for innovation was ok, not as bad as Star's but it wasn't like him. Being I love Project Runway, when my friend got an invite tot he Franco show I thought why not. It was an elegant catered affair ( runway shows are never catered) at a beautiful art deco building on miracle mile. The clothes looked sensational and really well made. He tailored the most beautiful coats and jackets I have ever seen on an LA runway and I have seen them all. He used velvet and cashmere in a really modern way. Project Runway and style network were there filming.
When I heard he made it back on Runway I flipped. I have a feeling he is going to take it this time. I hope he has a new approach and that he gets a chance. I can't wait!