Jonathan sez: “I’m trying to discover the place where gritty meets pretty.”
T Lo (after Jonathan says this two more times) sez: “Is this gonna be a thing with you?”
We can’t be mad at him, though. Because if we were contestants on Project Runway, “So what are you guys going to wear to the judging tomorrow?” would be EXACTLY the question we’d go around asking.
Model: Brandise Danesewich
Okay, we get it now. That whole gritty/pretty thing.
The bodice is really cute and kind of interesting. It would have to be because except for that and the belt, there’s not a lot of visual interest going on in the front.
He tried in the back but the execution failed him.
But there’s enough going on there to leave us intrigued. A decent first entry.
Amy sez: “I like being different.”
Model: Valeria Leonova
T Lo sez: “Honey, there’s ‘different,’ and then there’s putting a soap dish on your tit.”
It’s a shame, because we really like the skirt, but that light fixture on her boob is driving us to distraction. WHY?
Cute from the back, even if the skirt’s a little diaper-y.
She almost had something really cute and stylish, but she ruined it with that boobtrocity. She needs editing skills.
Ben sez:”I like to see someone evolve into another personality when they put something on of mine.”
Model: Sophia Lee
T Lo sez: “Yeah, we used to wish we were Wonder Woman too.”
We get it, where he’s coming from. That whole space queen/superhero thing. It’s kind of interesting how they cast designers with some fairly rigid design aesthetics. It just occured to us because we’re about to utter a criticism that we just realized we’ve said more than once already.
Namely, that if he’s going to keep pulling out these comic book looks week after week, the judges are likely to get bored with it quickly.
He’s also going to need to ramp it up in the technical department. That back looks a right mess. Interesting seam placements, but the shininess of the fabric and the puckery of the seams doesn’t help with the statement.
Still, another interesting first entry. We’ll see how well his genre-inspired aesthetic will work when he has to make a dress out of kitchen utensils.