Getting Back to Our Bread and Butter
What a bizarre matchup. It’s a shame Kelli got sick and couldn’t help her more because we suspect there would have been some primo fireworks between these two.
What we got was little more than a dud, though.
Don’t get us wrong. We don’t hate it. We just don’t love it and we think it’s far from Korto’s best work.
How strange that she went the noodle route. We don’t think they really add anything to the design. In fact, they’re kind of distracting.
On the other hand, this look is so boring, they’re the only thing that provides much in the way of visual interest.
Well, the back of it does too but frankly, we don’t think that works either. It’s a pretty effect, but the proportions make her look a little hunch-backed.
It’s certainly not awful and it’s pretty in its own way, but looking at it, we have to remind ourselves that this was an avant garde challenge and we’re forced to admit that as much as we like Korto as a designer, this, like almost all the entries, fails on that level.
Another bizarre teamup and yet, in its own way, it worked.
“Worked” in the sense that they managed to pair Joe’s questionable taste in fabrics with Daniel’s more traditional design sense.
It’s not bad and it’s certainly well executed, but again, it’s not exactly avant garde.
It’s just voluminous and a little over the top.
The only real problem we had with the design (aside from its mediocrity) was the bodice. It sits too low and the bustline is uneven. Plus, we’re not really getting the point of the “ripped open” effect.
Despite our criticisms, it’s not a bad entry, all things considered. Better than most, certainly. Just….boring. The whole point to avant garde is to be the opposite of boring.
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