PA: Your Accessories Are Flaccid and Uninteresting
Let’s run down all those accessories designers who didn’t manage to impress the judges in any way whatsoever, darlings.
Remember what we said earlier about the big, chunky pieces being this show’s version of Project Runway’s sleeveless cocktail dress? Case in point. The proportions here are terrible.
The braiding isn’t bad but it’s certainly nothing new or exciting. We’ll give her some credit for trying to do an up/down pairing with the chandelier crystals. Not bad, but not great, either.
HATED that cuff. We thought the necklace would have been great without that fabric swatch or whatever hanging off it. We like the buckle for the belt but the belt itself is too large and awkward.
A lot of good ideas here, executed very well. We’re not big fans of this sort of Memphis Group-style aesthetic, but Kelly does it well. The bag and the belt are too big and too Star Trek, but that belt is really interesting. In fact, it’s one of the best pieces of the week.
Huge incongruity with the wispy jewelry paired with the MASSIVE belt that looks more like a restraint of some sort.
The wrist thing was a little weird but the neckace and belt are kind of fantastic.
It’s a little disappointing no one branched out and made a hat or a pair of shoes. Still, there’s some talent here and we think the format works, even if it’s a bit too referential of its parent show. The judges need to have several fires lit under their asses, but we’re entertained enough. If you’re the crafty sort, then Lifetime has a blog written by Project Runway alum Laura Bennett (who is herself a very crafty sort) where she recreates the a piece from the winning look each week with step-by-step instructions for the DIY bitches out there. This week, she did Rachel’s winning belt. You can check it out here.
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