Ripping the Collections: Rami, Part 2
From the waist up, pretty. Very pretty, in fact. We don’t normally love those “blooming onion” collars but the proportions are right. The sleeves are nice too. Still don’t love the color, though. From the waist down…ouch. High-waisted jodhpurs. Just say that out loud, kittens.
Well, the quilting’s nice. Aside from that, there isn’t a thing about this look we like. The color is the very definition of “drab,” the sleeve looks like it would be annoying to wear, the bodice has all kinds of elements to it, none of which seem to work together, and the pants are just plain unflattering.
Credit where it’s due, this is a stunningly beautiful design and it’s perfectly executed. Despite Heidi’s claim that she’d never seen weaving like this before, Rami didn’t invent the technique. He’s just very good at it. Not many woven bras in the Victoria’s Secret line, are there Heidi?
Bitches that we are, we do have one major issue with this look and that’s the colors. It’s such a beautiful design, why would he render it in drab brown and moss green? A more vibrant color selection would have made this a jaw-dropper.
We’re not gonna lie. When this came down the runway, we both assumed that the producers had sprung a surprise 13th look challenge on them again. That’s the only thing that could have explained this rushed-looking, poorly fitted, somewhat uninspired design. In case you can’t tell, we hated it.
Absolutely stunning. We, like so many others in the tent, gasped when it came down the runway. The gold and the antique lace coupled with the ruffled sleeves and tight bodice give it an almost renaissance feel. And it fits her like a glove. Perfect.
Not perfect, but damn near it. We agree with Nina’s astute observation that the circles on the hips probably weren’t the best design choice, but that’s really the only wrong note in this jaw-dropping gown.
To sum it up, we have to once again tip our hats to Nina for her observation that when he’s doing evening wear, he’s unparalleled. Not that he cares what we think, but in our opinion, he should focus all his efforts there. It’s not just that he makes beautiful gowns; he makes beautiful, intricately detailed, interesting gowns – and that’s not an easy trick by any stretch.
It’s when he tries to do separates that we think he really fails. He takes the kind of techniques that produce stunning gowns and tries to apply them to blouses, pants, and skirts and the overall effect is heavy and dreary. If he can learn to apply a lighter hand when attempting sportswear he could correct that issue. He says he loves the color palette he chose and if that’s the case, run with it, we guess. We found it to be so overwhelmingly drab that it actually hurt some of his more beautiful looks.
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