Ripping the Collections: Daniel, Part One
Oh, how we have backed and forthed on this collection, darlings. Depending on our mood, the lighting, or the alignment of the planets, our opinion keeps changing on this one. On the one hand, it’s a pretty good summation of Daniel’s aesthetic and he clearly loves to do sportswear; on the other hand, it suffered from being just a little too catalogue-basic, not to mention the finishing issues and one or two (or more) choices that lead us to believe that Daniel needed a couple years’ experience under his belt (both professionally and personally) to hammer out some of the problems.
As for models and styling, we have to laugh. The girls all looked great, but with their slightly ethnic, slightly aristocratic look coupled with the sexily tousled hair, he basically had 13 female versions of himself walking down that runway. Admit it, Daniel. You tried the clothes on a couple times, didn’t you?
Let’s start the show.
It’s a “wow” piece, for sure. The fabric is beautiful on the jacket and we love the uber-structured feel of it. From the waist up, she looks impeccable.
That skirt seems like an odd choice to us. Both the color and the weight of the fabric feel wrong paired with that heavy jacket.
This is simple and a little too Talbot’s-y, but it is a beautiful look. The proportions are perfect, the styling is just right and she looks great.
Could’ve done without the little epaulet-y things on her shoulders, though. The line is so clean that it didn’t really need that visual bump. And speaking of bumps, what’s going on with her lady bumps there? Skinny girls with teacup boobs shouldn’t be bustin’ out like that.
Okay, there’s nothing to say here. This is stunning.
Sure, it’s classic and some might even say it’s boring, but the collar, the cuffs and the buttons really add something to it.
And the crowd goes “Hunh?”
Okay, that little badge thing hanging off her chest? We’re with the Duchess on this one. We just want to rip it off. It’s distracting – and not in a good way.
The fit in the bust is off and we don’t like the proportions of it. The straps are set too far apart, which makes her look a lot wider and bustier than she actually is. We like the skirt though.
We like this one, but we don’t think the boots were the right choice.
God we’re bitches.
And speaking of being bitches, holy cow, we HATE this look. There’s one other look in his collection that we hate more, but we’ll get to it later. This just does not work for us in any way.
Compliments first: the pants are fine. In fact, they’re great. Love the cut, love the fabric.
Part two tomorrow, bitches!
[Photo Credit: firstVIEW.com]