Challenge: Design a garment inspired by an item of jewellery from Peace-is-of-Bianca. The design must be the perfect black dress that is a platform to showcase the jewellery.
If I’m watching a show about fashion in general, I loathe the colour black, because it is a boring colour and you can’t see really well in screen. But I am okay with this for now, because it is a good combination of an inspiration challenge and a forced design element.Though for me (as I am a guy), I don’t really care about jewellery, but there are some unique designs like the literal flower earing.
Purchasing & Studio Drama: I just skip it unless it was actually relevant (except for the mention that the Jamaican dollars are very little compared to the US dollars and how much lack of sleep they have, which I sympathize when they only have freaking 8 hours of non-stop work).
Mentor & Designer Thoughts: Now that is more like it, though it was now less interesting than her first appearance (Good job on mentioning that you can’t see small details on the runway), but the thought process with the contestants design are really nice, and now you can really see the jewellery up close (over the beginning with the jewellery choosing process was quickly skipped).
And Mercedes Gonzalez, messing up people things on screen was kinda rude, and I am not fond of you making the runway boring by telling people to sell out to normal people, even if business is your trade and said normal people makes up of 99% of your client base.
Guest Judge: Bianca Bartley, founder of Peace-is-of-Bianca, only huh by fact that she never even appeared from the beginning to announce the challenge
- Camera, please let us see more of the design itself than the people’s reaction to it.
- Really catchy Jamaican music, though I felt that the Mission Catwalk track would be more appropriate cause the designs of the runway is too serious for the casualness and high-spirit nature.
- For the designs itself, well it is All-Stars, so all the designs didn’t seems to have really serious flaws (okay, except for one), which is impressive for an 8 hour task with some studio drama and some mentoring. If fact most of them are more than fly off the racks, the asthetic value is good and Fashion Week worthy.
- Note: Never take cuffs or rings, because they are too small, so viewer will never see how the design actually synergize with the jewellery.
Winner: In truth, I would have chosen Sheena Garby design, because it was way more complex than the actual winner, even though the curves are quite racy they complement well with those earrings and make it looks like the jewellery is just for the dress alone.
Eliminated: No complaints, this dress really show my eyes at how ridiculous those earrings are, and I feel bad for the model boobs (more than those distracting strap-ons.
My point still stand, black is an awful colour to the viewers.