Features ‘Project Runway’ recap Hawaii designer scores another victory By Nadine Kam Oct. 9, 2014 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! LIFETIMEThe other designers wanted to be paired with Hawaii designer Kini Zamora because of his speed, and wacky Amanda Valentine turned out to be the lucky one. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. ‘Project Runway’ Season 13 Airs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on Lifetime Episode 11: The Highest Bidder Last week, the "Project Runway" designers were led to a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where they were paired up in teams, each with $500 to bid on storage containers of random merchandise. Some were packed with stuff. Others looked nearly empty. The other designers wanted to be paired with Hawaii designer Kini Zamora because of his speed, and wacky Amanda Valentine turned out to be the lucky one. Her rationale for bidding on one container was because it contained a colorful yeti painting, and Zamora was willing to go with the flow and have fun, even though it meant they had virtually no fabric to work with because their locker was filled with the remnants of a child’s backyard party. The two must make their own fabric with objects such as the canvas yeti painting, soccer balls and plastic pool toys. They are simultaneously nervous and relieved when mentor Tim Gunn introduced a twist to the challenge, which was coming up with a third design of fabric, which they could shop for at Mood. Zamora started making a skirt with the soccer ball fabric, and he and Amanda were happy with themselves, but during critique, Gunn feared they were dressing a teenage hooker. So they rethought their designs, and Zamora turned his skirt into a minidress. The judges, including "Project Runway’s" biggest star, Christian Siriano, loved their inventiveness and sense of color and play. The soccer ball dress scored Zamora another win. Both the other teams had problems, but Korina Emmerich and Char Glover, from two different teams, found themselves on the bottom for looks judges deemed "too old" and "too hoochie," respectively. They were given a second challenge — to complete another dress in one hour — and Glover, who had received the season’s Tim Gunn save, was saved again. Follow Hawaii designer Kini Zamora’s progress when "Project Runway" episodes air at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on Lifetime. Recaps and more photos appear after each episode on Nadine Kam’s Fashion Tribe blog at www.honolulupulse.com/fashiontribe. HCC to mark Kini Zamora Day on Oct. 16 Kini Zamora will have a warm homecoming at his alma mater when Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology Department celebrates Kini Zamora Day, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16. The public is welcome to meet Hawaii’s latest "Project Runway" designer in the school’s fashion lab at 874 Dillingham Blvd., Building 27, Room 203. Zamora will be showing the designs that helped him win one of the 15 coveted spots on the popular reality-TV series. He also will talk about the show and his long journey to get there, and pose for photos with fans. Previous Story Zippy's wades into battle against diabetes Next Story No shortage of melodrama in 'Judge'