Brittany Allen humbled by the Project Runway Siriano Save

PROJECT RUNWAY -- Season:18 -- Pictured: Brittany Allen -- (Photo by: Joe Pugliese/Bravo)
PROJECT RUNWAY -- Season:18 -- Pictured: Brittany Allen -- (Photo by: Joe Pugliese/Bravo) /

In a Project Runway first, fashion designer Brittany Allen received the Siriano Save in last week’s episode. Can she turn this save into true redemption?

Throughout Project Runway Season 18, Brittany Allen has been a bright light on the runway. From her Texas accent to her bold, colorful prints, the runway seems to shine with her on it. In the tuxedo reinvention episode, Brittany definitely lost her way. Luckily, there was a shining light at the end of that final runway walk.

Sometimes on Project Runway a designer can have a bad day. It could be a misstep while buying fabrics at Mood or not following her gut. Unfortunately as the competition reaches the end, an errant misstep can lead to Karlie Kloss telling that designer that she is out.

One big twist that fans had been waiting for was the Project Runway Siriano Save. While previous seasons of Project Runway had the Tim Gunn save, Christian didn’t have this option in Season 17. In a way, this twist can truly impact the competition.

Although some people had wondered if Christian would have saved Chesley from elimination in the sheer design challenge, that scenario was not the case. Instead, the Siriano Save kept Brittany Allen from cleaning up her spot in the workroom.

While everyone agreed that Brittany’s tuxedo look was not her best, she has had some tremendous looks throughout the season. One quite impressive look was the Ashley Longshore challenge. That look clearly won the challenge.

After her almost elimination, Brittany graciously answered some questions for Culturess. While Project Runway fans will have to wait to see what happens in the rest of Season 18, here are Brittany’s thoughts after episode 9.

Culturess: This week’s challenge was to reinvent the tuxedo, why is the tuxedo such a classic look?

Brittany Allen: I think the tuxedo is such a classic look because of its simplicity and timelessness. While it’s such a simple look, it also look complex and intricate. It ticks all the boxes of a high class, high fashion, and powerful look without being too much.

Culturess: A big fashion trend is to blend female and male looks. How difficult is it to find the right balance between the two design aspects?

Brittany: It’s not. You can have feminine prints, colors and details, but bring in masculine silhouettes. Gender bending apparel is having a huge moment, and it’s amazing to see how different designers are doing this.

Culturess: This week former designers returned as helpers. Was it helpful or detrimental to have them return?

Brittany: It was amazing to have all their faces in the workroom. It brought a lot of joy to me personally. Not going to lie, shopping trips at Mood are better with a small group.

Culturess: Which challenge was your favorite this season and why?

Brittany: Ashley Longshore! She’s always been a huge inspiration to me. I look up to her, and then to see her at Bergdorf Goodman and be able to use her art to make fashion was a dream come true! Plus, that win was pretty sweet!

Culturess: What did it feel like to get the “Siriano Save”?

Brittany: There are literally no words to describe how I feel. I have so much respect and gratitude towards Christian Siriano, and to know he thought I had more potential than that was unparalleled to any feeling I’ve ever had before. I am so humbled by it all. Christian is an incredible mentor, and I am so incredibly thankful that he chose me for the save.

Project Runway Season 18 airs on Bravo Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Brittany Allen is a fashion designer and has her own namesake ready to wear line.

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Do you think that Brittany deserved the Siriano Save? How far do you think that she will go in Project Runway