We don’t get this one at all. In another collection, this look might have worked, except there’s so many problems with it that we’re stuck scratching our heads and trying to figure it out. The biggest mystery of course, is what the hell he was thinking producing such a tailored piece when the designers had all agreed to less constructed pieces.
We kinda like the overall design and some of the elements – the colors, the quilted bodice, the somewhat extreme tailoring – but it just doesn’t seem to come together somehow. It seems pretty clear that Kevin simply couldn’t handle being both a team leader and a designer at the same time.
There just seems to be all this weird and unnecessary frippery, like the goofy stuff he did with the sleeves…
…And that mega-goofy collar thing which just sticks out at a weird angle. We can’t tell if that was a deliberate design element or just a construction issue. And what’s with that extra flap of quilting on the top? And that skirt is fitted terribly.
All in all, Kevin’s something of a mystery to us. We can see that he has talent but it was always hard to find things we liked about his work. Sometimes designers get aufed because they just don’t have what it takes to be a designer and sometimes they get aufed because they just don’t have what it takes to survive in a reality television competition. We suspect Kevin is an instance of the latter.