Aw, we feel a little bad. In a season where there simply wasn’t a lot of raw material for the kind of bitchy joke-making that is our stock in trade, we zeroed in on Pocahontas/Peppermint Patty/Lesbian and let him have it.
Much like Irina’s bitchiness, Nicolas at least added some personality to the season, even if we weren’t ever completely 100% behind his designs.
Model: Kojii Helnwein
Until, ironically, this week. We think this is the best thing he’s ever done for the competition.
But we also think the judges had a point in auf’ing him. Stylish as this is, it doesn’t really say Greece in any way.
What he wound up with was an outfit that could be worn almost anywhere. Stylish, but not evocative in the way the challenge required.
We LOVE that top. It’s once again in Nicolas’s favorite non-color, white.
Granted, a Greece challenge practically requires white, but we can’t help thinking how great this would look in a color.
And we like the pants well enough. There’s a bit of a fit issue, unless he wanted a bunch of lines pointing directly at her vagina, in which case, attaboy.
The thing is, tight gray pants was where he went wrong. The top was a pretty strong piece. He could have done a ruffly white skirt and gotten away with it, but this was too urban while at the same time, too generic.
Although we have to say, we love those little horizontal pleats on the bottom.
He wouldn’t have been our pick for the auf. He was off-concept but there were pieces on the runway that were off-concept and style-less, and this wasn’t one of them.