Ripping the Collections: Jay, Part two
Dear Jay, We’ll take one in a large and one in a medium.
Oh, we covet that sweater, kittens. Gorgeous. 21st century argyle. We’re not sure what that loincloth-y thing is, but it doesn’t really add anything to the outfit.
Beautiful. Even though it looks monochromatic at first glance, there are actually several variations and shades in the outfit. Love the patented McCarroll circles on the pants, albeit extremely toned down and subtle. Love the styling too.
Mmmm. Not so much. The hoodie’s cute and the skirt is a masterpiece of construction but the tights and the boots kind of ruin the effect.
Another “not so much.” We like the tights, but that jacket — no. It’s not just that we don’t like it; it just doesn’t “feel right” for the collection.
Gorgeous and – unusual for Jay – sexy. The dress is pretty basic but then again, the dress is just an accessory for that incredible coat. We couldn’t get any clear shots of the back of it, but it’s all done in a traditional quilting pattern, reflecting Jay’s rural, crafty background. Who knew a quilt could make a woman look hot? Not the Amish, that’s for sure.
We’re finding it hard to write a wrapup because we think we’ve pretty much used up every synonym for “gorgeous.” At any rate, we stand by what we said earlier: this is the most creative and fashion-forward (hate that term) collection Project Runway ever had. A powerful expression of an aesthetic dying to be expressed. In fact, to a certain extent, the show owes at least some of its success to the fact that in its very first season it was able to unearth such a talent. Sure, Jay made for “good television” but in the end, the only thing that mattered is that Jay made beautiful clothing.
[Photos: First View]