The Fashion Show: Team James-Paul
Uh….yeah. Listen James-Paul, should you ever make it as a fashion designer, hire someone else to speak to the press and the buyers. Because whatever’s going on in that head of yours? Makes no sense to the rest of the world.
Thankfully, she appears to have abandoned (or at least played down) the paper airplane thing she was going for. We don’t agree with Fern’s assessment that it’s too dressy for an art gallery. Concept-wise, it’s a pretty nifty dress, but execution-wise, it’s kind of a mess.
Yeah, Merlin. It’s JUST like a Mercedes. What is it with these people and how they describe their work? Although, granted, it DOES kind of look like he gave her a front bumper there. It’s an okay look but we can’t imagine any woman wanting to wear a dress that gives her an exaggerated stomach.
Credit where it’s due: this team is very good at making their disparate styles come together to look like a collection. Even though most of the looks owe nothing to each other, doing them all in the same colors was a smart choice. It may seem like an obvious one, but somehow, the other teams keep having problems figuring that out.
Anyway, this look. Much like his western counterpart, Christian, James-Paul seems to be stuck in one element that he’s going to use over and over again: the architectural, origami-like stuff. There’s a bit too much of it going on here for one look. Each piece would be great paired with something sleeker; the skirt with a simple cami or the top with a pencil skirt; but when they’re put together, she looks like she’s being yanked in opposite directions.
This is a much better entry from her than last week’s. We kinda like. It’s got a nice silhouette and it drapes nicely. We also like the idea of the racer-stripe trim. The problem, much like Angela’s entry, is that the execution just isn’t there. Had Angel and Lidia solved their execution issues, this could have been a knockout collection
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