By the way, guest judge Diane von Furstenburg! Whoa!
Safe DesignersJoshua: This look had a cool feel on the runway. I'm not sure the proportions worked at the waist or with out high the dress came up in the front. I do love the draping in the back.
Casanova: I thought he might make top three with this look. The fabric was an interesting choice for a red carpet look. I loved the shape. I also think he made the best use of the two-sided fabrics they were given. Although, he might had scored higher if he had put the solid on the outside and the print peeking from underneath. I still like it this way though.
Top DesignersAnthony Ryan: This dress probably had the most impact walking down the runway. I agree with the judges that it had a bit too much fabric somewhere, but I think this is still my favorite of the week. He has a running blue and black with bold lines thing going. Will we see this in his collection? (We better get to see a collection from him).
Uli: The judges called her dress a "happy accident" because anything this busy usually wouldn't work so well. I agree that it's hard to make this kind of business work, but Uli didn't do this accidentally. She knows how to place these things. She deserved credit for purposefully pulling this off.
Laura Kathleen: She's a big fan of DvF so she worked like crazy to impress her. She took a risk doing this jumpsuit, but it paid off with a win. Laura might not be my favorite personality, and this might now be my favorite look of the week, but I was happy to see her get a win from her idol. (Also, Laura is much friendlier when she is passionately working toward a goal).
Bottom DesignersEmilio: What happened here? Emilio is a strong designer, but this look fell apart. The lining was a mess. The dress wouldn't need the embellishment if he had done it right. The hem wasn't finished. He was really embarrassed sending it down the runway so hopefully he has learned what went wrong and won't let it happen again.
Ivy: She tortured this fabric. Isaac actually said, "This is the worst this fabric has ever look." He's right. Her idea to capture the sun in an eco-friendly look was a nice one. It even came through because you can see the rays. but the fabric just looks aweful. Somewhere, Ven is pleating fabric while quietly weeping and rocking back and forth.
Althea: Her look was confusing. The colors didn't work. I'm not sure what she was going for. Overall, Althea hasn't been able to break out this season. She has mostly been safe. I actually think she is a stronger designer than Ivy, but I never saw that work from her during the season so I understand why the judges eliminated her. I'm still a bit sad to see her go, but I didn't expect her to make it to the end anyway.
What did you think of this week's winner and loser? Did you like the challenge?