Do Svidanya, Robbio!
We’re feeling uncharacteristically kind-hearted.
To be honest, conceptually, this was actually a very good idea. It’s the execution that was piss-poor.
We thought that the basic idea behind it was sound. It still looked like a uniform but with slightly more style and with comfort and ease of movement as the main attributes.
That’s all well and good, but unfortunately, the end product was ugly. The fabric looked cheap and the colors were drab and a little depressing. It was also unusually poorly made. Not that Robert ever demonstrated master tailoring skills, but he was usually able to pull something together that looked, you know…done.
That top is an utter disaster. You just know Olga’s all “I left Russia for this?”
Here’s the thing: we think the judges ignored their own criteria in this instance. Time and time again, in all 3 seasons of the show, when the decision came down to aufing a designer who took some risks and failed and aufing a designer who took no risks, the judges always keep the designer who took the risks. Not so in this case. They’d never admit it, but we suspect the judges had come to the same question that the remaining designers had all been asking: “What is Rob still doing here?” Whatever he designed, unless it turned out to be some sort of masterpiece (which was about as likely as Wendy deciding not to be a sociopath), the judges had it in for him and he was going to go this week.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not defending the outfit. It was definitely bad. And yes, it really was time for him to go, but it felt like the judges didn’t have a good enough reason to do so and just sort of glossed over that part of the discussion.