Sunday, March 04, 2007

lrenah- Look1 Look2 Look3 Look4 Look5 Look6 Look7 Look8 Look9
Lrenah's BohoLuxe was a fantastic and satisfying testament to her work throughout the cycle. This is so clearly lrenah's collection! She has presented to us a well-rounded, beautifully designed and deliciously vibrant, colorful and playful collection! It combines, bold colors and very sensual cut. The use of yellows were fantastic, and her fifth piece, the chiffon and fur piece, was dramatic and scene stealing. The sixth ends the yellow hues rather abruptly, as her shift into rich violets rise, maybe a bit too late: we wished we could have seen more experimentation here. Her use of earthy browns were such a welcome against her usual bright, almost exotic colors. Lrenah opened with a WOW, that gave us a clear point of direction. We were a bit lost with the second look, and could have had that taken out completely. Neither Bohemian nor very luxe, it should have stayed on the chopping block for us. Her bohemian influence is clear cut and her take on it is wonderful. The fabrics used are spot on and the accessories are really fun and add that extra bit of style that accessories should add. I also thinks it's fantastic how well she thought out the colors of the garments and how they would work as separates. Many of the tops and bottoms are totally interchangeable (it's very, very smart to think of the functionality your designs have and should have.) Even some of the dresses would look stylish paired with the pants she's designed! And I'm in aw of her color story! It works beautifully throughout the collection. However her final look, a good looking layered piece, was demure, but a miss for one of us. We simply wanted to be left with her flowing chiffon and fur stole piece, which leaves everyone panting for more.

linzwinz- Look1 Look2 Look3 Look4 Look5 Look6 Look7 Look8 Look9 Look10
Linzwinz knows when to pull out all stops. Her collection was BEAUtiful. She drew from great photographs andcreated something totally her and totally modern. The styling of this colorful collection, though masterfully restricted in hue, is very NOW. A playful, lovely and modern collection of dresses (and some sportswear) inspired, very clearly, by birds and by the flapper dresses of the 1920's with some drawback to 80's pop culture and almost 'flower child' touches, we have a very fresh pallete. Both of these things have been mixed beautifully together in her designs. The first 5 designs in the group picture really pop due to the colors and the bright colors that are mixed with soft neutrals. One of use however, loved the neutral greys balance with such bold, limited colors. Each is handled masterfully, and the cohesiveness strengthened her story. Her highlights for us were looks four and seven. Both have structure yes vary in tone and presentation. They both have a very commercial appeal. These clothes would be suitedin a magazine like NYLON. Very fresh, youthful, and fun. But the last 4 designs are lacking in both of these areas. The poses aren't as playful and the bright colors are kept at a minimal, making them seem a bit drab. The dress designs are also not as interesting and really show that linz's strengths are in designing separates or in garments with multiple layers. The collection has anexcellent view and presentation. Linzwinz only minor flaw I canquible about is the final look, which above all else, seems so dated. Its color choiceis spot on, but its cut and styling..sets me back. The moderness of this collection deserves more pages in its book. The dresses feel forced. The accessories are wonderful though! Great work.

da-coppa-one- Look1 Look2 Look3 Look4 Look5 Look6 Look7 Look8 Look9 Look10
A tough one to judge for us. It's unfortunate that Da-coppa-one has fallen ill and probably hasn't had time to add color to her designs. All of the silhouettes were so great. The design sketches are lovely and detailed but some of them are a little confusing because of how much detail is present. color would have helped with this a lot, and would have helped tell the whole story. Other then the lack of color, my only nit-picky complaint about the collection is the over accessorizing with the strands of pearls that are present in designs 2,3,5 and 6. The designs have such a modern flair to them (and a really nice masculine touch) that I feel like the pearls and necklaces (designs 4,6) are her way of adding femininity to them, but it doesn't work to her advantage. The clothes really speak for them selves and need nothing more then fantastic boots and handbags paired with them to add extra style. This collection is lacking color and finishing, things substantial enough to make or break its value. Currently, we're not quite reading the theme of travelers, nor the idea of ready-to-wear vs high fashion. I like some of her separates, and looks 6 and 10 are very accomplished. Look 10, her final, is perhaps the strongest of final looks that all 3 Project Designers are showing. t does indeed leave us wanting to see more.

No matter who wins, we all loved your collections...seriously.

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