I looove Ping, but she got off lucky this week! Based on the burlap sack design alone, she deserved to go over Pamela.
Ping's horrendous POS "not" getting her eliminated. Hilarious .. that was one of the top 10 worst things ever to come down the PR runway. But charming Ping survived.
And I completely agree! Thank you, judges, for keeping someone who has an interesting point of view -- i.e. interesting to we viewers -- versus an obvious throwaway designer. (Learn your lesson, last season, did you?)
No way does Ping survive more than a couple more weeks, but we'll be glad to have her.
To a lesser extent, I feel this is why Jesus wasn't the sacrifice over [whats-her-face ... see, so uninteresting I forgot her name]. He "could" be something. If the boy can escape his cliches, he could win a challenge before going out mid-season.
Elizaveta seemed nice, but totally out of place on the runway. Course, her dress didn't help matters any.
Sophia is such the diva! Love her, but also love that the gays called her (hairspray her!) for not been prone to smiling.
I thought this was an interesting challenge.
I loved Jay's dress! It looked couture.
I really liked Anna's dress, it had a very nice shape and I liked the way the "potato" print gave it pattern. It reminded me of Nanette Lepore. Very wearable/stylish for this spring.
I thought Seth Arron's dress was very cool! The skirt was a little too lamp shade rigid. But otherwise, great construction and detail. Loved the way the hood buttoned in front.
I liked Emilio's dress, though he didn't knock it out of the park like last week. It had an interesting structural feel. The only negative is that it was similar in feel to last week's.
Amy's dress, I liked it a lot. But the skirt was too short. It made it look a little like a bunchy skating dress. But I did like the way she dyed it and the handkerchief hems.
I liked the pants outfit Jesse did. I liked the contrasting lapels, etc. And for burlap, it was nicely fitted.
Jonathan's dress with the lace applique was also nice. Again, I could see someone wearing it. Sort of every day dressy.
I liked Mila's dress, but am not liking her so much.
Ping! What to say? She is refreshing. I think that the shapes she creates are interesting and very architectural. I don't think her construction is that great.
And I don't think she thinks her concepts all of the way through. That may be because of the way she designs. She needs to put it down on paper and look at the proportion.
This show like AI has become predictable and boring!
I agree with cruisin's opinion about Ping. In order to do that sort of abstract draping design well, it really helps if you've got a solid foundation of sewing fitted garments and being able to fit your model. Ping doesn't seem to have that, and as a result her outfits look sloppy. Yes, there's an interesting concept there, but without the necessary skill development, you can't really express it. So I'm pretty much over Ping.
Jay's dress was awesome.
I pitied the PR censors this week.....not only was Ping's model's butt hanging out, but they had to blur Mila's model's chest several times.....that structured swooping v-neck allowed a few nip slips. Nice dress otherwise.
So I watched it until just before the runway show. Like an idiot, I paused it instead of pressing record, and switched over to the skating. I switched back at 11 to find that the pause didn't hold. I missed the whole runway. I will have to wait for a rerun, but I can't believe there was a dress worse than Ping's. I am stunned to read that there was. I think she and her designs are just a mess.
Worst thing is that I don't have internet at home until at least Saturday. Modem died two days ago. It has been maddening. What horrible timing. I am at the public library now just to catch up.
Pamela's dress was pretty bad. No butt hanging out, but still bad. The back was cut so badly that the itty bitty runway model who is probably a 0 or a 2 looked like she had a size 10 or 12 behind.
I still think Ping should have gone. So what if she's super creative and innovative. If she can't actually make the design (or even come close to properly fitting it on her model), she doesn't belong in the competition. And it seemed like her "I didn't understand" excuse worked for her which is ridiculous. She understood the challenge until the judges didn't like her dress.
ETA: There's nothing wrong with a size 10 or 12 behind, but no woman wants to be buying clothing that adds 5 or 6 sizes to her butt!
I didn't get the sense that Pam's model is itty bitty. She looked rather voluptuous for a model (and I say that based on her look outside the potato sack outfit).
Personally I think Ping should have gone home instead. While Pam's outfit had flaws, it also had positives (like the dye job). To me Ping's negatives greatly outweighed Pam's.
I hate to say this, but I think they think Ping is better television.
I actually didn't mind Pam going until the very end. She is soooo nice. But I guess that's a hinderance in fashion
I agree - Ping's outfit was just plain awful in every degree whereas Pam's had pluses and minuses. I still have no idea how Ping ended up in the top 3 last week as that was also an atrocious outfit.
I suspect the produucers think Ping is better TV - but I doubt she will be around in a couple more weeks if she insists on her weird design style - it just doesn't work unless you are the exact size of the model you are making the outfit for.
Ping's design aesthetic is too strange to have a place in "mainstream"/mass market design; which, after all, is what PR is looking for.
She seems deliberately obtuse. Her ideas go beyond "pushing the envelope" to being unattractive.
Her construction skills seem poor.
Could that be why she drapes everything on herself?
The judges will tire of her soon.
I already have.