Inside Irina’s Fall 2010 Collection

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Irina Shabayeva sealed her win of Project Runway’s last season when she showed her first collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Saturday.

The Fall 2010 collection looks pretty much consistent with what we saw of her work on the show: volume, structure, a simple color palette, and exaggerated collars and necklines.

Check out a few looks from the runway show.

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Life After Project Runway Season Six

I guess we should all practice pronouncing Irina Shabayeva’s last name.

Because whether we like it or not, she ran away with top honors on Project Runway’s Season Six. And we’ll probably be seeing a whole lot more of her.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, allow me to share some quick facts about Season Seven.

  • The show returns to New York City. (Yaaaay!!!!)
  • It premieres Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Mentor Tim Gunn isn’t going anywhere!
  • The show will again feature guest judges from the worlds of fashion, film and television. (I’m really on the fence about this, especially after this season‘s at-times-blah guests)
  • For the first time, the show will be shot and distributed in High-Definition (HD), setting the precedent for all future tapings.
  • Models of the Runway will again follow Project Runway, this time without that designer-model loyalty stuff that annoyed the hell out of me (us?) every week.

Remember, if there’s anything Project Runway you missed, you can watch full episodes on