Ripping the Collections: Althea – Part 1
Step up to the plate, Althea!
Upon our secondthirdfourthfifthsixth viewing of this collection, we really started warming up to it. She was smart to do sportswear because it allows you a wider range of items to play with, but the overall effect of the collection just wasn’t “wow” enough to get her the win. Still, there was a lot of good stuff here. We hated the styling for the most part and we think she suffered quite a bit for having an aesthetic so close to Irina’s. That’s not her fault and that certainly doesn’t mean she was copying her, but it just didn’t help her that there was another collection in the finale that looked quite a bit like hers except with more “wow” added.
Let’s start the show.
Love the sweater; hate everything else. That
pleather (EDIT: it’s leather) is cheap-looking no matter what you do with it but the fact that it’s so poorly fitted in the bust (no shock there) didn’t help the look.
Frankly, she should never have shown such a plain look at all, but if she was hell bent on it, she shouldn’t have put it so early in the show when people are looking to be impressed. This looks like a dance leotard.
LOVE this look, which was her last-minute 13th look. It’s chic and cool and modern. Had she walked twelve other looks down the runway at this level, she could have easily won it. Very wearable and fashionable at the same time. She does jackets very well.
Also love the distressed sweaters. It’s not a look she pioneered but she does it well. We also love the jacket and pants, but not in this fabric. Too shiny.
Love this look too, but it’s a little too early in the show to be flirting with repetitiveness. Great jacket. We’re not completely sold on the silhouette of the pants, but she definitely loves that saddlebag effect that only 21-year-old models can pull off. Could have used some color here though.
That sweater is TO DIE. It’s the entire look, really. That and the boots.
Love this sweater too. Unfortunately, the pants come close to ruining the look. That high waist might have worked if it weren’t for the cheap-looking
pleather leather. And the fit is off.
We get what she was going for with that sweater, but we’re not really loving it. Again, the cheap-looking lower half isn’t helping the upper half.
[Photos: firstVIEW.com - Video: YouTube/myLifetime]