Project Runway Finale video: Why did Anya win?

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Why did Anya Chee win Project Runway season 9? What were the judges thinking? And how many fans are really done with the show?

The best explanation why and how Anya Chee won Project Runway Season 9 is that everyone from Heidi Klum to Michael Kors has a bit of a girl crush on Anya. She's pretty, tall, and she's got a fancy vocab interwoven with a really cool British Island accent.

And Anya likes prints.

Project Runway's season finale winner couldn't have been more disappointing for Josh. Josh, love him or leave him, did a great job on the runway. Everything about his show as "cool" in the true sense of the word. Not cool like a tropical breeze in the Bahamas, or Trinidad and Tobago, but cool as in can wear in Manhattan or Kentucky all day everyday.

Many fans expressed disappointment that Viktor (the new Mondo) didn't win. Viktor wasn't in the top two. His sheer fabric, Michael Kors noted, was runway mockery. Whimsically wrapped teens in goth, rock, hard core designs but sheer fabric didn't go over with the judges. Point blank, Viktor's dark side, or his evening looks, really were clothes for juniors with not so conservative parents or parents who don't pay attention.

Kim's collection was the more memorable of the four. Kim's colors were catchy, fresh and new. Even if the patterns weren't totally appealing. Kim is 35, but she comes across on camera a lot younger. On stage as she presented her collection, Kim seemed a bit unsure of herself.

So back to Anya. Why was she there anyway? As far as most watchers are concerned, she shouldn't have been in the finale. She had one design to show the judges and the other two were. Well. Hmm... Really bad.

Anya's runway collection wasn't exactly fun. Anya's collection was more of Anya. So it's a good thing that Anya is so Anya because quite frankly, had she been a mean girl or any other type of runway participant, Anya's collection and her win would be, for lack of better words, hard to swallow. But Anya's so cool. We don't really hate her. We hate that she just learned to sew.

But we love that she passionately put her stuff together at the last minute all season and made it work.

Okay, so back to the serious question. Why did Anya win Project Runway? Words can't really describe it, but the video from Fashion Week does. If we keep in mind that 8 designers showed at Project Runway (remember Bryce, Bert, Laura and Anthony Ryan?) and then pair their work against the four from last night, it's easier to see why Anya won.

Anthony Ryan's bright red and feisty colors matched Kimberly's equally feisty and fun colors. Bert's classic and clean collection made Viktor's work look somewhat week and juvenile.

The only unique perspective on the runway in sandals and espadrilles despite nine similar necklines was Anya's. And Josh's.

Watch for yourself. The 8 final Project Runway contestants at New York Fashion Week this September 2011.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It is not on BRAVO, it is now on lifetime. Looks like you are not a fan already.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You do not know her personally so how can you say that she is fake! She is a wonderful person. In addition, this competition is for DESIGNERS. She has an eye for colour and prints and she can work under pressure, which is by the way, very important in the fashion world

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think Viktor should have won. His work is beautiful and has been consistently good all season. This is a little off topic, but did you guys know Anya has a sex tape and she was a contestant for the Miss Trinidad and Tobago beauty pageant? Seriously, google it. I wonder if the producers knew about this the whole time.... hmmmm....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think Viktor should have won. His work is beautiful and has been consistently good all season. This is a little off topic, but did you guys know Anya has a sex tape floating around the internet and she was a contestant for the Miss Trinidad and Tobago beauty pageant? Seriously, google it. I wonder if the producers knew about this the whole time.... hmmmm....

Submitted by CitaraLRosie (not verified) on
When I saw the finale show, I was in awe of kim's collection. Viktor was good also and I loved josh's. Anya's... really peopld come on... dres dress dress dress dress jumper bathing suit. 1, the collection wasnt even cohesive two, they were no seperates and no variety. Her collection was like walking into a thrift store n trying to put something together with no options. WHAT THE HELL... anyone who knows tru fashion and art knows that anya should have NOT won. AnthonyRyan probably wouldve put on a better show. Maybe one size two women exist n anyas world cuz i dont kno who she think she goin sell that shit to.... You cant have a career completely based off of jumpers and loose vneck print dresses. Fashion changes everyday. I mean is she goin sell that yea round.... anyway anya shulda been out earlier in the show but im done with project runway.

Submitted by CitaraLRosie (not verified) on
When I saw the finale show, I was in awe of kim's collection. Viktor was good also and I loved josh's. Anya's... really peopld come on... dres dress dress dress dress jumper bathing suit. 1, the collection wasnt even cohesive two, they were no seperates and no variety. Her collection was like walking into a thrift store n trying to put something together with no options. WHAT THE HELL... anyone who knows tru fashion and art knows that anya should have NOT won. AnthonyRyan probably wouldve put on a better show. Maybe one size two women exist n anyas world cuz i dont kno who she think she goin sell that shit to.... You cant have a career completely based off of jumpers and loose vneck print dresses. Fashion changes everyday. I mean is she goin sell that yea round.... anyway anya shulda been out earlier in the show but im done with project runway.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anya brings to the table an eye for prints and what to do with them. Nothing new design wise. Nothing fitted as she does not know how to do that. Not everyone can go bra lessn or is 5' 10 '' tall. I do not see Nina Garcia where one of Anya designs to work. If the program is about design then Anya does not have the component. Judges you diod the fans a dis-service because you chose someone who has good taste not an eye for design. Sorry Anya but Josh or VIctor should have one.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
yes beacuse designers arent famous for a specific thing? which most of them are.she is the best at what she does and there is a market for it.a designer that tries to do everything will fail.

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