Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
How lucky for Miss Anya to have Bert helping her drape, sew and do most of the work. Sadly, compared to the rest of the designers, this did look the most cohesive and elegant. Sigh. We all know she’s going to make it to Fashion Week, there is absolutely no way the judges aren’t going to make sure that happens.
The designers were asked to make a range of clothing, which she didn't (can't) really do. However, even when the judges don't mention it, they want cohesive looks.
We also said Auf Weidersehen to Laura/Barbie. She had been going on and on all season about how sophisticated her style was and this was her final shining moment to show everyone up and she choked. Apparently the judges had worn her down, they did need someone to be the punching bag it seems.
This was a WTF moment here, and really what sent her home:
As for the “Safe” ones….
Kimberly’s looks were very Kimberly. I’m not sure why she likes such heavy fabrics. I feel like with more time and a better color palate, these could totally work. I think Kimberly has an audience that would buy her clothes and I’m hoping that she does well and makes it to the finals. The orange coat was not her best work, but I appreciated that she made a coat, it just was too heavy. The look on the far right...I just can't.
I absolutely hated Josh’s collection. The white dress wasn’t bad, it’s nothing very special. The look with the striped shirt and vest was way overpraised, I have no idea why the judges went on about it so long. And the Statue of Liberty dress or whatever it was? Why was there a black tank top underneath it? A definite WTF moment. There goes those judges, back to their crack!
Also, how do these go together? Because they go with his outfit?
Oh Viktor. The judges have quietly noticed that Viktor can make clothes and make them well. I liked what they called the secretary look and the pants look. The LBD was a little random and boring. I didn’t think the hip thing went well with that. However, I think it was smart of Viktor to do what he does well at this stage in the game. He knew the other designers were going to freak out and make mistakes. There was no way he wasn’t going to make it if he made well made chic clothes. He has tried to impress the judges with gowns and it hasn’t worked. I can’t wait to see his collection!
I would totally rock this look at work. Why do they make it sound like such a curse that he makes kick ass separates that have a subtle twist?
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
The designers watch The Sheepdogs, aka Most Patient Band Ever, perform their Creedence style music and talk about what they like to wear. The designers are split into two "teams" of four, with each band member covered by one designer on each team for a total of two super groovy outfits. Tim tells them it is not a team challenge in the sense that there needs to be cohesion, yet they still have to come up with a team name. To recap: Menswear, guys who like the 70's, teams that are not teams and more menswear which the designers hate.
At top here we have blood spatter alley and wannabe cool guy. It's obvious the designers failed all around on this challenge. However these two were pretty good. Yes, Laura's was on the feminine side, but I liked that it kind of looked bloody, it made a little more rock and roll compared to the other cheesy hippie vibe looks. Viktor was the winner, and that was good to see.
Interesting that the pants look the same, except as we know Josh's look has the look at my crotch zipper. Anthony Ryan's shirt hurts my eyes and there's so much going on with Josh's look, it's actually helping that the eyes are drawn to the zipper. Joshua wins this round.
At Top, Shaggy. Underneath, Pocahontas. I guess if I have to choose one, I'm going with Kimberly's.
At Top, sassy viking. Underneath butch wallpaper. Bert easily wins this round. He was the only one that did good on the top, not trying to make a fem button up with a sad collar. I also liked his pants. Overall not good, but in comparison to the others, I give it a pass.
I have a lot of questions running through my mind:
Why did they think fringe was going to be cool?
Why can't the guys make better menswear? Do they not make clothes for themselves?
Did the band members have a contract that made them do the show? Or did they think it was going to be something different than it turned out to be?
Here is Olivier with the only models he can handle. They can't talk, they don't have breasts or hips, they are not tall or large and they don't have personalities.
I was never an Olivier fan. His accent confused me, it changed so often. I didn't like his clothes; they were sad colors, sad shapes and always had strange folds. No thank you Olivier, stick with the dummies-literally.