If you’re a fan of Project Runway, you know those words. Mood Fabrics co-stars as the place where competing designers find the fabrics and notions that make their designs come to life. Fashion teacher extraordinaire, Tim Gunn, leads the “Thank you!” and designers would chime in as they all rushed off to the work room at Parsons School of Design.
I’m a fan. So when my girlfriend asked if i wanted to go to Mood while we were both in Manhattan, I was IN.
“I just want to grab some rolls of fabric and run up and down the aisles,” she laughed. Yeah, me, too!
Here was a big surprise– Mood is not on the street front and there’s no sign outside. It’s on the third floor of nondescript building. Very old school city location….there were many businesses like this downtown in my home town of Rochester, NY. The elevator’s old-school, too–complete with elevator operator. I was too bundled up to be able to whip out a camera. Because it was COLD in Manhattan last week!
It was old. But it delivered us to Mood in a jiffy. And what a fun place!
What fan of the show hasn’t seen designers mulling over colors? These attracted me immediately. Of course, I wouldn’t know what to do with them — but they ARE pretty.
Designers running up and down the many aisles –a hallmark of the show. I could almost see Mondo with his bolts and rolls. But…where’s Swatch? We looked all over for the house dog. After all, we were in town for Westminster, surely he would be there to greet us, right?