Ripping the Collections: Kara Saun, Part Two
Okay, no. We have quibbles with several of the pieces in her collection, but this is flat ugly. First and foremost, that fabric is both an unattractive color and way too shiny. And the only “person” who can get away with a pink fur collar is Miss Piggy. Even if we ignored those two aspects, there’s just way too much going on here. The ruffled skirt, the puffy sleeves, and all that…stuff going on in the bodice.
Hmmm. We really like the top part of the dress. The gold lace is retro glam updated. The skirt is ’80s prom dress. She really likes those Minnie Mouse gloves, doesn’t she?
There’s just way too much shininess and metallic-iness going on in this collection. And this dress hardly looks distinguishable from the rest of them. Too many keyholes, Kara Saun.
This is gorgeous and she should have put it earlier in the runway show to break up all the gold digger dresses. Love the sleeves but we’re not sold on that fur trim halfway up. And yes, we realize we’re not supposed to look at them, but those boots are fierce.
Okay, it’s getting harder to offer a critique with each new dress without sounding repetitive. This is just a skosh too hooker-esque. And those gloves make her look like she’s ready to perform a prostate exam.
Absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, for a signature look, there’s way too little to distinguish it from most of the other dresses in the collection. Doubly unfortunate that this was the most clearly derivative dress out of the collection. When the very first thing your model says in her first fitting is that it looks like Gucci, you need to step back and reassess. Speaking of models, Jenny is a beautiful girl and an excellent model, but her styling doesn’t make her look good here. And those little gloves with a floor-length gown!
It’s funny. We maintain what we said earlier – that this was a beautiful collection. It’s just that, reviewing it now, we’re seeing more and more of what we would consider flaws: too derivative, too shiny and furry, and some really poor accessories choices. As pretty as most of the gowns are, what we remember and (not coincidentally) what remain the best parts of the collection, were the aviatrix outfits. Several of our commenters have asked “What kind of woman would wear that?” That’s a criterion for judging an outfit, but it’s not necessarily the criterion. In fact, quite often in runway shows, it’s not a consideration at all. It’s about making an aesthetic statement; about offering choices that can be edited or re-arranged by a potential consumer, and, in this case especially, it’s about showing the world what you can do. We may have discovered some heretofore-unrealized quibbles with this collection, but in our opinion, that’s exactly what Kara Saun did.