Posts Tagged designer Alexander
Challenge: Muse on the street. Randomly makeover someone found on the street.
Tim tells Alexander his design is hideous, “butt ugly” and “it’s gotta be fixed.”
“I’m just glad all of you found somebody. We’re looking for the transformation of your client.” –Heidi Klum
Guest judges: Michelle Monaghan and Asha Leo
“I really like this. The movement of the bottom half of the dress is applicable for what Shelby does for a living.” –Nina Garcia
“I love this jacket.” –Asha Leo
“It’s like an origami flamenco. This is probably the best work you’ve done technically.” –Nina Garcia
“I like when costume and fashion mix.” –Zac Posen
“Your pieces look perfectly polished.” –Zac Posen
“I love this look. For me it was the favorite on the runway.” –Heidi Klum
“The look Amanda was going for is right on but the execution isn’t there.” –Nina Garcia
“It really feels like an outlet mall.” –Zac Posen
“The proportions are off.” –Michelle Monaghan
“The only thing I like about this look is the color. It’s not sophisticated. It’s not classy.” –Heidi Klum
“It feels a little like a tap dance outfit.” –Zac Posen
“I’m not loving this at all.” –Heidi
“Where you’ve cut the top is unflattering.” –Asha
KORINA is the WINNER.
ALEXANDER is OUT.
Challenge: American Girl dolls challenge. Designers paired with Be Forever character to design childrens clothing inspired by the doll and the doll’s story.
Working with children intimidates a few people. Emily has a children’s clothing line.
“I’m never around children I don’t have children so I’m not great with communicating with them.” –Korina
“I have no reference. Kids are weird . . . shape.” –Sean
Sandhya’s struggling with her unpopularity and other designers questioning her design aesthetic and abilities. At one point at Mood, she interrupts Korina who is being helped with fabric cutting. Korina says Sandhya doesn’t care about anyone else. But they only have 30 minutes in Mood so who knows the best approach. If you aren’t aggressive you fall behind on the show but if you’re too aggressive as a woman you’re viewing poorly.
“I have a super thick skin and it’ll take a lot to break me.” –Sandhya
Later back at the dorms, Sandhya cries. She tells Emily: “All of us have worked really hard to be here. To be who we are and I just expect a little respect for who I am.”
Last week Fade had a meltdown and was out. This week it’s Sandhya.
–I like this a lot. super cute. great fabrics.
–this a favorite for me.
“Great update and really fun.” –Zac Posen
“I love the whole thing. So cute.” –Elisabeth Moss
“I love this outfit. I like the graphic element.” –Nina Garcia
“I’m in love with this. I think it’s fantastic. What a stunning dress.” –Heidi Klum
“I thought it was sensational. It was a great translation.” –Zac Posen
“It’s a party dress. It’s fun but it’s also super modern and cool.” –guest judge, Mad Men and Top of the Lake star Elisabeth Moss
“So cute. I think it’s fantastic.” –Elisabeth Moss
“I think this is one of the most updated looks.” –Nina Garcia
“You’ve made it contemporary and it worked well.” –Zac Posen
“It aint groovy baby. It could’ve been a bit funkier.” –Zac Posen
“I don’t mind the vest. But the 70s there is an explosion of fashion and so much to do.” –Nina Garcia
“It is so safe. Safe doesn’t cut it anymore. This is super snoozy.” –Heidi Klum
There would’ve been so many places you could’ve gone.” –guest judge and American Girls executive Heather Northrop.
“For a one-year-old this would be great but for 8-12-year-old, not great. It looks like a onesie for a baby.” –Heidi Klum
“You could’ve made something classic and age-appropriate.” –Nina Garcia
“It’s just not cool enough or modern enough.” –Elisabeth Moss
–I really liked this and didn’t find it too dark.
“I’m a little torn. I’m on the fence.” –Heidi Klum
“For a child there is no joy in the outfit. The color is dark and she looks sad.” –Nina Garcia
KINI is the WINNER.
SANDHYA is OUT.
“People didn’t like me. And found a reason to put me in a bad light. They didn’t understand why I was so happy and positive.” –Sandhya
I’m sorry to see Sandhya go. She’s genuine. She really hung tough with all the negativity around her.
Challenge: SAMSUNG avant-garde challenge inspired by the curved television
For a Project Runway first there was a rainway—rain on the Runway—and the designers used waterproof materials.
Kini notes that after three times being in the top “It’s time to win.”
Tim is dubious [a favorite Tim Gunn word] about Sandhya’s multi-color striped jumpsuit. “You need some counterpoint to this very colorful jumpsuit,” Tim tells her.
Fade breaks down. Having a very difficult time getting motivated for the challenge. Foreboding here when he tells his partner he’d be home “soon.”
“I like the dominatrix-esque look.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“I thought this was sublime. I was very dramatic.” –Nina Garcia
“You did a wonderful job. You’re so talented. You have great technique.” –Zac Posen
“Your look made me feel very happy. It has your handwriting on it.” –Heidi Klum
“You have such a strong signature, it comes through.” –Zac Posen
“I like this however it’s at the surface of looking circusy and child-like.” –Nina Garcia
“The dangly bits I could do without.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“I love how this dress came alive in the rain. It’s a special moment you created.” –Heidi Klum
“When it’s effective like this it’s exceptional.” –Zac Posen
“This took my breath away on so many levels.” –Nina Garcia
“I was not very impressed with this look.” –Heidi Klum
“Looks like something I’d make for a Halloween costume.” –guest judge and Masters of Sex star Caitlin Fitzgerald
“It looks lackluster.” –Zac Posen
“Putting a play button on your dress doesn’t make it look modern or techie, it just makes it look gimmicky.” –Nina Garcia
“I like the graphic nature and the elements you had working with it.” –Caitlin Fitgerald
“I felt like a cliché of a fashion show. The shapes aren’t strong enough. It feels flimsy.” –Zac Posen
“It wasn’t cohesive.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“It’s so cliché that it’s too predictable.” –Nina Garcia
After the judges’ critiques the designers compare notes backstage and note that Alexander McQueen got referenced a lot. Sandhya says that she never gets compared to any designers. Amanda interviewed: “I don’t know what why you’d say that it feels so insensitive.”
SEAN and KINI are dual WINNERS.
FADE is OUT.
CHALLENGE: create standout evening wear look suitable for a gala or an extra special evening event based around jewelry
there wasn’t anything really exciting going on in this challenge except that Samantha and Sean both chose the same color fabric. I’m going to just post the
TOP and BOTTOM.
“You were all really really good today.” –Heidi Klum
“I think she looks great. I think you step outside the box.” –Heidi Klum
“I’m happy to see that you challenge us. I really like it.” –Nina Garcia
“The ladies thought it was amazing. I thought it would get you on the worst dressed list.” –Zac Posen
“I really love this look. It made me dream of being somewhere else.” –Nina Garcia
“Adored it. Your best work so far.” –Zac Posen
“She looks stunning. I like this choice of color. She looks very elegant.” –Nina Garcia
“I like the design of the dress. It fits like a glove.” –Heidi Klum
“This is drab. there’s not much to this to talk about.” –Zac Posen
“This is a design competition and there’s not very much design going on here.” –Heidi Klum
“This is like the white t-shirt of long dresses.” –Nina Garcia
“She looks like Princess Grace got stuck in the spin cycle of the washing machine.” –Nina Garcia
“You can almost not see her figure anymore.” –Zac Posen
“I love the shear over the structure. The skirt could’ve been a little shorter.” –Heidi Klum
“The boob darts are rather unfortunate.” –Zac Posen
KORINA is the WINNER.
SAMANTHA is OUT.