This weeks challenge called for the designers to make a ready-to-wear dresses to be sold at Nanette Lepores store using her textiles for charity. Not my favorite episode and to be honest none of them wowed me. And I didn’t like any of the models styling. So this post will probably be short.
(From L to R)
Michael- I liked this but we’ve seen this from him before so it was kind of boring and expected. Wasn’t crazy about the print, but I didn’t hate it. I didn’t think this design was very commercial though. The slit in the front was fine and gave just the right amount of sex appeal but the open back was too much and everyone can’t pull that off.
Kenley- (Loser) FINALLY! After weeks of saying it, Kenley finally got sent home. Of course she did the same silhouette and the same dress. This time she used a print that when sewn looked disconcerting. I found this dress also boring and expected. Not sad to see her go.
Mondo- (Winner) I think Mondo’s was the most different out of all of the designs but it’s not my favorite. I don’t mind mixing patterns but to me, this outfit looked like a big eyesore. There’s a lot going on. I would’ve liked this dress better if the ruffle wasn’t at the bottom, there were fewer colors and if he had belted it.
Austin- The instant he said swing coat, I checked out. The coat when belted looked fine, nothing spectacular but the judges said exactly what I said when he said he was making a swing coat, that it looked a little old. I need Austin to step it up a little bit more. There’s ways of being modern while being vintage.
So the prediction I made towards the beginning came true, the final 3 are Austin, Mondo, and Michael. I could’ve saved myself 10 weeks of nonsense since from the beginning, they’ve showed the most promise. Can’t wait to see next week’s Battle of the Queens. And it will be great because they all give us something different. Mondo will give us edgy and chic, Austin will show classic and sophisticated, and Michael will serve up sex and drapery. Can’t wait!
The challenge this week was to create a garment to be worn during a Broadway performance for an actress in “Godspell”. The character is a rich, conniving woman who dresses very over the top and garish. This opened up Austin to start the repeated use of large, pretentious words and what not. Drama this week was Joanna telling Kara she wasn’t being ambitious enough (duh!), Mondo not knowing what he was gonna make (which already lets you know he’s either gonna win or lose), and Mila thinking Kara and Kenley’s relationship is unhealthy.
Agreed. He had the best design. I loved it and I would wear it to a nice park picnic with my girls. Only thing I hate it the feathers on the jacket. I think they look tacky. Oh and I LOVE the Dior hair!
I somewhat disagree. I actually liked Kara’s outfit. I agree when the judges said this was Kara’s best outfit so far. I agree when they said he construction was off. I didn’t agree that between her and Mila, she should’ve went home. Mila and Kenley should already be gone, not Michael and Rami. Speaking of Kenley, everyone raved about her coat but it was hideous. They said it was cut impeccably which may well be true but the actual design of a peplum coat is dated, her fabric choices were wrong, the feathers on the collar didn’t work, and if I see another fucking polka-dot dress from her, I’ll shoot myself. GO HOME KENLEY!
Austin. The runner-up. I LOVE this look but I have to say his inspiration of Marie Antoinette is soooooo wrong. Firstly, Marie wouldn’t have worn these colors before the death of her son, and secondly, the design doesn’t look like the right time period. If anything, with the colors, hat, and design, this outfit is more Medieval than French Revolution. I also don’t like how the legs of his jumpsuit stop mid-calf. That makes it look juvenile to me as I don’t think fitted fabric (like leggings) that stop mid-calf doesn’t look adult. Other than that, I love.
Jerell. The second outfit from him I’ve liked. My problem with Jerell (other than the fact I just don’t like his clothes) is that I don’t know who his customer is. I don’t know who’s wearing his clothes.
Michael. I liked this look, didn’t love it. I love the feather hairpiece but I hate these fucking ring hats he keeps making!