Sew Not Over: Marion and Carmen
So let’s get to it, shall we?
“My collection is based on imagery. Some of the images like the palm leaf top are graphic and bold, and are paired with a black heavy silk to resonate with the top. Other images like the feather top are delicate and light. The delicate feather print on the top is as delicate as the beautiful feathers on the skirt. The prints are so beautiful that I paired each with a black color palette to keep a cohesive presentation.”
Well, well, well. Shut our mouths. This was an interesting little collection of looks. Poor Marion never really did get a chance to shine in the competition and he went out on such a horrendous note that we’re pleasantly surprised to see such chic and innovative looks from him. We don’t love every part of it. For one thing, not big fans of tulle or large bows and ribbons. On the other hand, this is an interesting collection with a distinct point of view. It’s not for the trendy but it is for a particular type of woman. We like.
“It is based on Japanese Female warriors. They are known as Onna Bugeisha. There is also a famous warrior by the name of Tomoe Gozen that was amazing and admired by many. It is my celebration of strong women. I have chosen a Japanese theme using traditional English fabrics. The fur is FAKE — I DO NOT BELIEVE IN USING REAL FUR. The shapes and hues complement any type of body type and women of all ages.”
Warm up your pitching arms and get yourself some ripe fruit, ladies, because we actually liked this collection.
Oh, calm down. We didn’t like ALL of it. We kind of hate the flat monochromatic…ness(?) of it. She would have been much better served with some contrasting colors to make that wine/plum pop. That little hint of orange in the 3rd look helps tremendously. We both hate the first look. There’s little to recommend there. But that second look? HOT. Those sleeves are gorgeous and the leggings are sexy. Love the belt too. The third look is kinda interesting. We like the idea of a cropped kimono jacket, but we think it probably would have looked better with skinny pants instead of those massive Dorothy Zbornak pants.