Team Salt and Pepper
Don’t get us wrong. It’s cute; it’s appropriately beachy; it’s well made. The problem is it’s just so … sans style, y’know? The little bubble hem is nice, the pleating in the bust is too, but… we don’t know, it just leaves us disappointed. It’s like they both have such strong points of view that, rather than find a way to blend them, they both put them aside just to bang out something to get them through the challenge.
Y’know, it’s a great looking dress. It really is.
Kudos to them, because it looks like a lot of work and it’s pretty much flawlessly executed, but SO not avant garde. We had troubles with almost every other avant garde entry but in most other cases, we can at least say that they tried to do something a little off the beaten path. This is pure beaten path all the way. Cute, but so done. And that’s not what one should be saying about a look that’s supposed to be avant garde.
These two were apparently a bad match as a team. They got the work done without any drama, but the end results were bland.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom Critique: