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Fergus
09-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Just 'cuz they're the S/S collections. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8h2qnRBzR0)

Beefcake
09-09-2011, 08:20 PM
"Project Runway" pix are on Daylife.com!

Bitch got my boots on! (http://www.daylife.com/photo/04Zf6Se57F5Jt?q=project+runway) :lol:

Love her dress, *wurq*. (http://www.daylife.com/photo/0cWd8I86WFejZ?q=project+runway)
Bitch isn't a finalist, obviously, if everything in his collection is the same as what we see there ... i.e. all black but for leather trimming. No way would he go forth with the monotony (thereby ignoring all warnings from Tim et al) if he were in the running for the $ and title.

Fashion suicide? Eyebrows would "not STAND for it!"

Aceon6
09-09-2011, 08:27 PM
tomandlorenzo.com is starting to put up recaps if you're interested. Pics are still random.

Rob
09-09-2011, 09:40 PM
I am liking Viktor's too. Kimberly, maybe not so much. Olivier - very interested, but again, the bland color palette.

Lots of black overall for spring.

Allen
09-09-2011, 09:47 PM
Once again, Tara Subkoff pulls off a really interesting runway show for Imitation of Christ.

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2012RTW-IMTATION

all_empty
09-09-2011, 10:33 PM
"Top Model" winner Teyona walked: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/124375638/Getty-Images-Entertainment

And is this Natasha? http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/124375613/Getty-Images-Entertainment

Cloudy_Gumdrops
09-09-2011, 11:24 PM
I love Viktor's collection.
Bert's collection seems very classic and I like it.
Kimberly's stuff is pretty cool.
Laura's is surprisingly good.
Anya's is nice, but a little too samey.
What is with Olivier's aversion to color?
Josh's stuff is ugly.

I need to see more of Anthony Ryan's and Bryce's stuff, but what I've seen I don't like.

Top 3 for me though is Viktor, Laura, and Bert.

reckless
09-09-2011, 11:36 PM
After seeing Josh's and Anya's, I assumed that a bathing suit was probably a final challenge. But I don't see anything that really screams bathing suit from anyone else.

I'm curious, but does anyone else think Victor went a little too far back to the the ink-blot/kaleidoscope team challenge?

It looks like Getty has attributed some of Bryce's outfits to Bert. I like Bert's gowns, and would not be surprised if he winds up doing some red carpet looks, but, if he were a finalist, he would be dinged for not being innovative enough. They are a bit too classic. And the lack of color doesn't help.

Beefcake
09-10-2011, 04:37 PM
I love Viktor's collection.
Bert's collection seems very classic and I like it.
Kimberly's stuff is pretty cool.
Laura's is surprisingly good.
Anya's is nice, but a little too samey.
What is with Olivier's aversion to color?
Josh's stuff is ugly.

I need to see more of Anthony Ryan's and Bryce's stuff, but what I've seen I don't like.

Top 3 for me though is Viktor, Laura, and Bert.
T&L will sort out the photos, including what most think is some misallocation of some of Bryce's into Josh's and/or Bert's collections (the stuff with the ugly green and awful patterns!).

Interesting that of attendees polled on "blogging Project Runway", Laura's gets the most "favorites" mentions (maybe a dozen), followed by about the same support (about six each) for Viktor, Anthony Ryan, and Oliver. Josh, Anya, Kimberly, and Bert get one or two each. Bryce, none.

Bert's is very lovely/very classy, but it's also very ready-to-wear and probably fashion-backward, so it's easy to see why he doesn't get "favorite" mention in a design finale. Kimberly's looks like little like a collection, seems to be random things she took from her closet and tailored for pencil thin models. Olivier's looks as blah and forgettable as the stuff he's done on PR. And Bryce's is obviously a cheaply done decoy.

Anya's, yeh, Uli redeaux ... but beautiful without a doubt. Still, she and the remaining four - AR, Josh, Viktor and wowsers Laura - each have some very strong arguments for 1) being actual finalists; and 2) having merit to be judged the winner.

All of this in my undeniably fashion expert opinion. :lol:

Allen
09-10-2011, 07:06 PM
T&L seem to have sorted out the photos. They now have Anthony Ryan's full set of looks. I actually think this is one of the strongest sets of Fashion Week collections we've ever seen on Project Runway.

Seeing the disjointed pictures yesterday definitely had me thinking in a totally different direction than I am now.

I find the division on Tom and Lorenzo's website interesting. They have Laura, Olivier, and Viktor together. AR, Anya, and Bert together, and then Kimberly, Josh, and Bryce together. This could just be the order they showed, but it made me wonder if one from each group was in the final or if one whole group was a set of finalists.

Laura - I think this is a fabulous collection. If she is in the final three, I bet she takes the title. From a standpoint of Spring collection, it has some really strong elements, but the color story says fall to me. That, however, just takes away from my personal enjoyment of the collection, not what I think of it from an objective standpoint based solely on the work. I'm not a fan of her personality, but she really put out a great collection. Her set of models wasn't as strong, so it made me wonder if she wasn't in the finals. We might have a Kara Janx situation here of someone showing at Fashion Week that isn't in the finals that has the strongest collection.

Josh - I think he has some high highs and some very low lows. I think the opening look is a huge mistake because is completely disjointed from the rest of the collection save the bright color. The weird, laced up shorts are a disaster, but I like the top he paired with those shorts. The basic black cocktail dress is really strong. It's not groundbreaking, but it's a great dress that a lot of women could wear. In almost every look that is separates, he has something great and something horrible. I really like the collage top, but the green skirt accompanying it is hideous. I think the judges would also have to call him out for borrowing very heavily on a couple of looks from the most recent Prada show. The stained glass looking top with the grey and black pencil skirt is very derivative of at least 3 different Balenciaga shows. For me, this collection was like someone taking Heatherette, Balenciaga, Prada, and Betsey Johnson and throwing them into a blender.

I agree that Bryce's is a decoy collection. There are a couple of decent separates, but it's kind of sad overall.

Kimberly's collection is just not strong. I don't find it cohesive in the silhouettes and nothing is anything you couldn't get at a moderately priced department store.

I adore Anya. I think her collection is really beautiful and would look great on a variety of women. I think it's a fabulous resort collection and I think she's got pieces that would fly off shelves. However, I don't think it's the winning collection by any means. She has a strong set of models, so it did make me wonder if she was in the finals.

Olivier has some fabulous concepts. I actually don't mind the color palette as much here. However, many of these looks are almost comically ill fitting. If he's in the final, I could see him losing on fit alone. That said, I think if he'd fit the clothing better, this would be the best collection. The pieces that fit are stunning.

Viktor is very hit or miss for me. I think there are some strong looks, but I feel that many of his fabrications are not as rich looking as they could be. I don't like the necklines on the dresses and some of the color choices are downright cheap looking.

Anthony Ryan has taken a while to process for me. I think the collection looks like the teenage daughter of Gretchen and Mondo's collections. I think it could go a million different ways. I think it's disjointed in some ways. There's a weird western vibe in a few of the looks that doesn't gel with the modernity of some of the other looks. The styling is incredibly edgy and I'm curious to see how the judges respond if he is in the finals. I HATE that blue paint on the model's right wrist area. Some of the wigs look okay and others just look horrible.

Fergus
09-11-2011, 05:54 PM
A slideshow of the Parke & Ronen Spring 2012 (http://www.gq.com/fashion-shows/fullscreen/S2012MEN-PARKERONEN/) collection.

Gorgeous!!! I'll take one of each, please! :swoon:

And the clothes ain't bad, either...... :D

soxxy
09-11-2011, 06:42 PM
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AYS
09-11-2011, 06:48 PM
This (http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/124374660.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789219B309651A2344B3F0C5DBDEBDB252C89 27D9735E2D156D150A6F95EB7F6DD9AC) and this (http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/124374652.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789219B309651A2344B3F22E047C15C5D678F 27D9735E2D156D15E58AC09EC661B23B) are supposed to be Josh designs according to the caption. I think I'd prefer the black. WTF is with the fit on the second one? :scream:
:eek: If you ever wondered how to make a rail thin model look as fat as possible, there you have it.

Nomad
09-11-2011, 07:19 PM
:eek: If you ever wondered how to make a rail thin model look as fat as possible, there you have it.

Well, Josh is all about HIS design and HIS vision. The girl wearing it doesn't matter. in fact, when he was asked (twice that I remember) "Who is this girl and where is she going?" he couldn't come up with an answer. Well, an answer that made sense, anyway. He clearly had no idea.

Reuven
09-11-2011, 07:57 PM
This (http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/124374660.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789219B309651A2344B3F0C5DBDEBDB252C89 27D9735E2D156D150A6F95EB7F6DD9AC) and this (http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/124374652.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789219B309651A2344B3F22E047C15C5D678F 27D9735E2D156D15E58AC09EC661B23B) are supposed to be Josh designs according to the caption. I think I'd prefer the black. WTF is with the fit on the second one? :scream:
Neither fit well, but that second one makes a size 00 model look like she’s got a muffin top. Blecherous.