Ripping the Collections: Uli, Part Eins
It would have made sense to take each collection in the order they showed, but the first collection was Jeffrey’s and we’ve all talked about him enough in the last 10 days. We’ll get to him later but we thought Uli would be the perfect way to start the week.
We’ll say right off the bat that Uli put on the best show out of the four. Laura was a close second, but Uli managed to do everything right, from the styling to the model selection to the music. The models were all uniformly gorgeous and Uli seemed to be the only one out of the four who understood how to pick music to walk to, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. She chose a perfect four-on-the-floor beat which allowed the models to walk the way models are supposed to walk. Plus, it was pure Uli; a light, whimsical composition that enhanced the clothes and gave insight into the designer’s personality. Ironically, Uli is the only one out of the four who used a music selection provided to her by PR.
As Heidi would say, “Let’s start the show.”
Not exactly a “wow” dress to kick things off. Don’t get us wrong, it’s beautiful but it’s also exactly what you’d expect from Uli. It demonstrates Uli’s typical facility with prints, but what makes it stand out is the bone collar and layered hem. Not so sure about the shoes, though.
Great-looking outfit. We really loved the whole silver and camel combination she was working with. Sophisticated, modern and fun. Love: the belt, the hem and the length of the sleeves.
And this model was WORKIN IT. Looking side to side into the crowd with a big smile on her face like she was picking out her bedmate for the night.
This was probably our favorite Uli look (or a very close second) and one of our favorites out of all four collections. Perfect proportions, with a cool sexiness and clean, modern feel and exactly enough detailing to make it interesting without overwhelming it. Loved the layered hem, the high collar, and the trim in the top and the way it goes off at an angle unexpectedly to draw the eye to the bone detail in the belt. Funny how the model was styled almost exactly like Uli.
“Mom, Jan keeps using my creme rinse!”
This dress was a little “bleh.” Pretty enough, but the only thing that makes it interesting is the fabric and coming as it did right after a similar dress, it lacked impact. The MarciaMarciaMarcia styling didn’t help.
Hot. At first glance, this seemed simple to the point of boring, but there’s more going on here than a first glance reveals. The layering of fabrics, the sheer extended hem, the pleat on the front and the impeccable beadwork and bone clasp make this dress a stunner. It must be gorgeous in person. Perfect model too.
Hard to judge this one because PR didn’t do such a great job of shooting the runway and we have yet to see a picture of Amanda wearing the jacket, which we suspect makes the outfit. The dark brown against the silver doesn’t work as well as the camel does. There’s some sort of pleating going on around the waist and in the jacket but from what little we could see. it looked a little overdone. The back of the top was interesting, if a little unwieldy.
That tiny cropped jacket fits over that? We’re confused by this outfit.
Amanda’s still hot, though.
Part Zwei coming soon!