Ripping the Collections: Chloe, Part Two
The good news: We almost-love everything in the second half of her collection!
Tha bad news: That means this is going to be a really boring post!
Gorgeous. Our second-favorite look in the whole collection.
Love the lace peeking out from the hem, the unusually placed seams, the keyhole, the color, the proportion. Near-perfect look.
The only slight criticism we have is that the bust doesn’t seem as well-fitted as it should be.
Like bordering on love.
We wish she had spread out some of these more subdued looking pieces instead of slamming us with all that pink and gold all at once.
Another like bordering on love. This is a good example of why we don’t particularly like the color story in this collection. The colors are all too…what’s the word? Well, the word that comes to mind is “unsophisticated.” They’re so crayola, so basic.
We still don’t love her prints, but we like this better than that green and pink one.
It’s another fairly basic dress, but it’s pretty, the trim bumps it up, and like almost everything else in the collection, it’s well-made and well-fitted.
We do hate her styling choices, though. Every model has the same lop-sided hairstyle.
Again, we wish she had rethought the order of the looks because it’s odd that she would have two similar dresses walking down the runway one after the other.
We go back and forth on this one, mainly because of our unlove for the print, but the shrug makes the look here.
Grace, you fabulous Amazon. We LOVE this one. Absolutely gorge.
See, THIS is a more sophisticated blue than that crayon blue she had earlier. We wish she had done the entire collection in shades like this instead of the blinding pinks, golds and blues.
The proportions on this look are perfect and the beautiful placement of the seams and cutout on the back take what could have been a basic dress and bumped it up to something unusual, striking and beautiful.
Despite the previously stated problems we had with this collection, all in all, it was dramatic and memorable and demonstrated a high level of craftsmanship as well as an expert’s understanding of how to make fabric look beautiful on a woman’s body. Was it for everyone? Clearly not, but in our view it was the unmistakable winner of season 2. Whether you agree with the judges or not, the fact of the matter is, Chloe had the best post-show career of any contestant. She’s going places and isn’t that what the whole competition’s about?
Tomorrow: The stunning collection of Kara Janx.