With the first, 'huh?!' Christopher is the winner of episode one's challenge. The dress on the left is the one that he brought from home. Oh the judges ooh'd and aah'd over it. Was it constructed well? Sure. But I just can't get over the color of it ... and the diamond shape cut-out at the waist is a bit much with so much leg showing. Patricia Field, a guest judge, said something about the fact that he made something beautiful out a granny fabric. If you are bringing a representation of your aesthetic to the show, why would you bring something that you made from a granny-fabric? The judges weren't really happy with the little black one that he whipped up for the challenge, and I wonder if it fits at all through the bust. Christopher did have to make alterations to it because his model came in two inches smaller than his measurements. My 15 year-old niece loved it. She said, "Of course I love it. It's black and tight!" I expect more than that from a designer.
The winner should have been ...
|Ven Budhu's design|
The designer that I want to watch is Kooan. Oh yes, he is silly! And is very Japanese, but let us not forget ... the Japanese are crazy about fashion! And they mix it up more than anyone does! He brought Hara Juku for his first showing, but I'm thinking that one, he knows how to cut and sew; and two, he's probably going to kick ass on the strange materials show. And I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't sew a stuffed animal to one of his dresses. That would be fantastic! What would Nina and Michael have to say about that! Right off the bat, Michael said something about his silliness ... come on Michael, don't you have a store in Tokyo? I don't know if he does or not; but if he did, he would know that about the culture. Oh, Kooan will be interesting to watch and worth keeping around to see what he comes up with next!