March 2, 2006
student makes it to final four on TV's 'Project Catwalk'
of Burnham-On-Sea fashion student Matt Bowkett were kept on the
edge of their seats on Thursday night (March 2nd) when he only
just managed to avoid being booted off Sky One's Project Catwalk
this week's episode, the programme's five contestants were tasked
with making an outfit for Top Shop, with the possibility of a
design contract with the company up for grabs.
nerves were showing on the face of 21-year-old Matt, from Stoddens
Road, after actress and model Liz Hurley dubbed the dress he designed
as being "droopy and dreary."
outfits had to be completed in just 12 hours - which didn't leave
much time for the contestants to get their designs right.
with the colour and design of the dress he was making, and admitted
"it was a challenge in the timeframe given."
Liz Hurley said she "didn't like the way the outfit was put
together," and asked: "Haven't I seen it somewhere before?"
was then down to the judges to decide whether Matt should go home
or survive another week.
three of the contestants given the green light to continue, the
judges had to pick between Matt and fellow competitor Renato.
After a nervous few seconds, they voted in Matt's favour - and
he therefore goes through to next week's episode when he'll be
among the final four contestants.
after Thursday's programme was aired, Matt said: "The nerves
were about me, but I didn't think the dress I designd was all
that bad. I
thought it was fresh and different - even if the colours were
a bit dreary."
Matt's design or the other contestants dresses were picked to
feature in Top Shop in the end.
exclusively reported in January how Matt is bidding for fashion
stardom by appearing as a contestant on the TV series.
Catwalk gives young fashion designers the chance of a lifetime
to have their collection shown at the 2006 London Fashion Week.
With £20,000 and a feature in Elle magazine also
up for grabs, the competition is intense.
Catwalk airs on Sky One at 8pm every Thursday.
Burnham-On-Sea.com is following Matt's progress during the series.
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