Darlings, watching two of our favorite designers convince themselves they were knocking it out of the park when anyone with a set of eyes could see they weren’t, well, it was like watching a slow motion train wreck.
It’s weird. Neither of the pieces they produced looked at all like something either of them would have designed. Yet they were both so pleased with the results. We’ll have to chalk it up to sleep deprivation. Because, honeys?
That ain’t good.
Aside from the bib and the ruffled neckline, we’re not seeing Christopher anywhere in this design. We took him to task for working too much in his safe zone, so we can only assume that he was making a conscious effort to move out of it.
Although to be more accurate, this isn’t that far from what he’s done before going by his entry in the maternity challenge. It’s just a very bland shape and the fabric looks cheap and not chic or stylish in any way.
We don’t get the Duchess’s “disco pumpkin” remark even if it does make for a very quotable sound bite. He must have figured that his “disco soccerball” critique of Ari’s first outfit was worth repeating. We look forward to “disco pomegranate” and “disco bowling ball” making their appearances.
Do you see Christopher or Epperson anywhere in this piece? For that matter, considering how style-less and done this look is, do you see any designer at all?
We’ve said this before about contestants who tout their self-taught capabilities and lack of formal training: that’s all well and good, but there’s more to schooling than learning technique. Design skills can be self-taught if one has the discipline and the perseverance, but you miss out on one important element of schooling: the critique process. And if you haven’t learned how to go through that process…
And then everyone looks at you like this: