The Fahion Show S2 Finale: Calvin and Dominique
Does he have some sort of skin condition that forces him to keep his chest exposed to the air or something? Aw, we can’t tease too much. With everything on the line, he just didn’t have the time or energy to play the character he’s been playing all season. Not that he came off a total sweetheart or anything, but he was gracious in his loss, which no one could have predicted. Also, once he was freed from the “here go hell come” of working with others, demonstrated that he really is an excellent designer. Had he focused more on that than on the role he decided to play, the judges might have been inclined to give him the win because he wouldn’t have built up so much ill will. And yes, his collection was good enough to have won. Check it:
As we said before, the ridiculous time constraints imposed meant we saw final collections no more embellished or intricate than the average competition piece. As a design, this isn’t exactly unprecedented, but given the “1.5 dresses a day schedule”, this is a nice look; clean, with some twists.
Giggles did exactly what we expected her to do: turn out a collection of modern and young looks that reflect her own personal style to a large degree. We think she nailed it and we think she should have won. Her looks were more editorial, wearable, with an easily identified and defined customer and manufacturable at a practical price point. Bottom line: her looks were the most interesting out of the three collections. Calvin made a close second and Jeffrey came in third, as far as we’re concerned.
We like the layered hem and the sort of understated drama of this piece. It looks like current fashion to us and we can’t really say that about the other two collections, which just look like nice clothes.
Given the time constraints, this is an impressively finished look, what with all the elements. Despite a few rough patches, her collection was simply more interesting, demonstrated more techniques, and showed a wider range of looks. There’s no question she should have won, as far as we’re concerned. Jeffrey made a lot of drapey, dramatic Iman-esque looks and – surprise, surprise – Jeffrey won.
[Photo Credit: Heidi Gutman, bravotv.com]