Season 16 Episode 6: Models Off Duty
I’m so excited about this episode that I’m going to blog as I’m watching it. I like this episode because you get to hear the opinions of the outfits from three angles – the judges, the designers and the clients aka the models.
Oops I wasn’t able to grab the photos off mylifetime.com yesterday night, so here’s the post!
Let’s start with the dark outfits. It is unfortunate that Samantha got too comfortable with her background in making lolita outfits. I agree with the judges that she did not elevate it as much as the outfit she herself was wearing. I don’t know why Amy’s look was safe though. I thought it looked as cliché as Samantha’s and Claire’s.
Shawn’s design looked the best among these with the lace and ribbon details. Love the slick navy of the fabric she chose. I thought the femininity of the outfit would resonate well with Georgina Chapman.
Batani’s outfit looks so fun I would wear the whole ensemble, including the head piece. It has such a good mix of her African culture and street wear. Kentaro’s kimono hakama inspired bottom provided a different point of view for me. It also almost looks like a kilt too. Even his top had interesting details like the back pleats reminded me of a ribbon.
Margarita’s design screams 90s and Christina Aguilera. I think Margarita tried her best to meet her client’s expectations that she didn’t step back to put in more of her own perspective because she swiftly agreed with the judges when they lashed out their harsh criticisms. Her bomber jacket looks good though. The styling of her client’s hair and shoes probably also made her outfit looks worse.
Am I the only one that didn’t like Brandon’s look this week? He doesn’t seem to stray far from his unisex designs with the same color scheme. I prefer the back of his outfit over the front.
Michael’s outfit is a Herve Ledger’s bandage dress lookalike but on the verge of being trashy because of the slashes. I don’t get the color and material of the coat that Ayana made. I don’t think it goes well with the dress. The whole outfit almost looks like sleepwear because of the “robe” and the stars on the dress. I like the white strings on the back of her dress though.
Kenya’s design looks too commercialized to me like we can pick it out from a departmental store. I was surprised that the judges were ok with it because it had a quirky, oddball feel. All in all, I don’t feel like I have a favorite again. Hope the next episode is better.
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