Project Designer Cycle 4

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

wakasashe-fashion Great job! It was good to see a risk being taken! And it paid off. We love the different layers and fabric, it gave so many different textures and dimensions to the design for me. The one concern one of us had was its versatility. I don't think this would suit a lot of people, it would take certain body shapes to pull it off wearing it. But that's his/her own opinion. The necklace is a great addition and finally, someone used a PRINT! I just wish the bows around the waist were a little more defined, because I had to read the description twice to figure out what they were. all in all though, a great showing. Its a brilliant and thought out design!

catzilla the blues are very calming, and i love that she used more than one shade.
the pleats in the center are very attention-catching and add something unexpected to an otherwise classic dress. it probably provides great movement. great job!

ceazar With a difficult colour to design with, Ceazar pulled it off really well. That well in fact the first I thought of seeing the design was Beyonce in that dress on a red carpet!
The only thing that let us down personally was that just the cut of the dress one of us doesn't love...that cutout in the front...does he need it? I think the dress would have been more successful without it, since the back of the dress is so open. The other concern was the placement of the rhinestone, from which the chiffon propelled. (I made that mistake too!) I do really love the skirt though. It's just the top of the dress we have problems with.

OUT:panda-eyes I was pleasantly surprised by Panda. A designer that has a edgy and fun look to her designs, came up with something so beautiful, and that fact you can see her style in her design makes it even better! well done Panda to not losing your style in something so different to design! i wish she would have chose a darker green for the dress, or something a little more vibrant than the sea foam green i see on my screen. I also think the blouse should be attached to the dress, because without it, it's just a plain strapless dress. on the positive side, i love that you can tell it's clearly her, with the ruffles on the front of the blouse, the cutout in the back, and the beaded hem. I think she had a great showing this week.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ceazar wins! The design was pulled together, it was sharp, and the styling was on point as always. We saw his design with elements of sparklefly's, and that was the point! The cut and fabrics were sleek, and the color choices were superb. The outfit looked fit for Kate Moss to wear to a party in the Hamptons! Magnifique!

wakasashe-fashion... to tell the truth, to me, it didn't seem like you changed the design very much. The differences I saw were the back, the stripe on the pants, and the ruffled hem on the jacket and sleeves. True, it might be your design asthetic...but it didn't really seem like a challenge for you.

panda-eyes...the dress wasn't as exuberant as I had expected. I was expecting more color (since he didn't list any that I am ware of) but the bolero was wonderfully exicuted. I wasn't in love with the "you can find this in the junior section" dress with the overlayer of chiffon, and the styling was way off. It was eluding, and I didn't have the patience to figure it out...

catzilla It was a little ho hum for me. The chiffon top with the vest and the skirt with fluted hem..yes..but...It was a bit too common sillouette for you. we know you do ready-to-wear and we totally admire that, yes the design was you but I feel as if I've seen it before...that skirt or maybe the vest. I'm merley releived that you're still in!

OUT:sparklefly The design was palaple...and was I the only one that didn't love it?I was releved to see that the pooping chiffon bustle had been removed. I definatly thought it was a very well exictued design, but for me the colors were a bit...LSU. I thought her deep violet dress with the exuberant gold trin and piping treatment looked great at first, but as I stared at it I thought: "Ive seen this before." To me, it was evident that the bustle would have benefited from more fabric, but it was too late for that. (Am I shedding a tear as I type this?)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

catzilla's design personifies the challenge in every way. The outfit and the accessory looked as though they were made to be together, and the outfit merely didn't complement or "go with" the accessory, but must INCORPORATED IT as part of a single thought. cat delivered it all: silhouette, proportion, fit, fabrics, and style. The top could have had a bit more interest, but it was still together. It was a fabulous achievement. Bravo, cat!

panda-eyes' Approach to this challenge was humorous and playful, too. The result, a cotton shirt sheer pink shirt with pussy bow detail and polka dots and a pale grey bubble skirt. She created a sparkling and pink frothy runway worth masterpeice of an outfit that was beautiful, creative, and inspiring, and this works well with the glasses. It was ambitious, and it was pulled off!

ceazar's work: You can't predict it. You can't anticipate it. You simply respond to what is.
ceazar's work for the challenge was feminine without being cloying, sexy without being vulgar, and elegant without being precious. The collar kind of looked odd, and we didn't really see the purse in the design. Omiting the challenge, it was great, but you cant'. The purse kind of stood out a bit more, but thankfully the scores prevented him from being out!

wakasashe-fashion's dress looked kind of spacey and alien-like. It's not a critiqsim, mearly an observation (from my point of view). It was very beautiful and superbly constructed, and his choice to make it part of the outfit was what the challenge was all about. His design was intelligent, nuanced, tactile, slightly martial, but very feminine.

sparklefly The bust is beautiful and mimics the sunglasses wonderfully. Not only was it a literal translation but it also represented those cool shades in mood. The rest boring. Definatly not boring. Just rather straight. I would have loved to see a jacket or more deatils to help this look become more interesting. It's a really
sophisticated peice just rather basic. Everyone did great, but it was all in he scores.

OUT: lasmith is up and down and up and down! One week to the next, I never know whether she will sink or swim. So far, she's managed to keep her head above water. She stumbled in my humble opinion. When she hits it big, as she did last week, I stand back and admire. It was very architectural and kinda stiff. It definatly encorperated the shoes, but wasn't as sleek as we expected it to be. It looked as if it didn't fit
properly...and how can it not fit properly in a
drawing? We were eluded.
Everyone did great, but it was all in the scores. We are REALLY sad to see you go.