Ripping the Collections: Korto, Part 2
A very pretty, if somewhat simple dress. Love the pleating on the bodice. Not all that crazy about the fact that she needs both hands to walk in the dress but maybe that’s just us.
This is one of our favorite looks in the collection. All the proportions are just right. Love the pin-tucking in the bodice and lovelove the collar treatment.
Another favorite look. This is absolutely gorgeous. We assumed at the time that this was her wedding dress. There’s a lot going on with this look but the fact that it’s all rendered in stark white plays down what could have been a little too much. The trim on the ruffles is kind of brilliant because it allows them to stand out in relief against all that whiteness without making them look overwhelming.
Gorgeous. Another look where the proportions are just right. We would have liked to see this color pop up a little more in the collection because first off, it’s a beautiful, sophisticated shade but also it works well with the brilliant green while also serving as a counterpoint to it. Love that bodice and the treatment with the straps.
This one just didn’t work for us. First, at this stage we think the green had become a little overwhelming. Second, that skirt was slit right up to her hoo-haa and third, we really don’t like the little trick she did there with the bust. The jewelry is stunning, but using it that way gives her a major titscrepancy and looks like she put her arm in the wrong hole.
In the end, she put on a vibrant, exciting show that seemed to please the crowd. Evoking an ethnic feel without going over the top on ethnic elements is a difficult trick to pull off and she does it so well that we think she should continue to pursue that aesthetic in her work. Despite what we consider some uneven parts, it was an incredibly strong collection. It was just her bad luck that Leanne pulled out a stronger collection for the win. Under any other circumstances, she probably would have been the clear winner.
We also think she should pursue a jewelry collection because those pieces were drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, we asked her about it and this is what she had to say:
hey guys…it’s your favorite pouty mouth designer…lol. my jewelry right now is custom made.. however with the growing response i most likely will start a line for the general public. i’ll be sure to let you know when it’s out……you guys be nice…..love ya.
ps: i’m gonna send pics of me smiling to prove down that myth! lol
Who doesn’t love her?
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