So the show begins with too many contestants and having to get rid of 3 before even starting. The three eliminated, Emmanuel Tobias, Nzinga Knight and Tim Navarro should have all made it to the show.
Especially Nzinga Knight who was showcasing fashions that made a woman look sophisticated and elegant. Sadly and predictably, the judges chose slutty and naked to enter the competition.
As soon as the three were eliminated, a past contestant Amanda Valentine was ushered back into the workroom.
I like Amanda Valentine, I think she is a fine designer and she did well on her season, THAT is where it should end. I hate this bringing back a former contestant thing, hand-me-downs are never as pretty the second time around!
The contestants are assigned their workroom locations and given a trunk with five different fabrics. The goal of this challenge is to design a piece that could represent them during a finale Fashion Week Showcase for Spring 2015.
The contestants all get busy designing and trading fabrics and getting to know each other.
Tim (LOVE TIM GUNN!!!!!) comes in for his first walk about critiques. Some go better than others. Some listen, some don’t.
Models meet the designers and have their first fittings.
Time for the runway and everyone got a look completed and ready for the runway. THIS IS WHERE THE SHOW WENT OFF THE RAILS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There were some nice designs and some bad designs.
The winner of the Runway Show was Sandhya Garg with her, “fighting off attack” look. Nothing says spring like a girl in a dirty ripped dress!
Eliminated from the Runway was Jefferson Musanda. While I wasn’t crazy about some of the work that put him on the show, the outfit he designed for the first runway was no where close to as bad as the tennis dress designed by Mitchell Perry.
CLEARLY this was an elimination based on who will make better TV. Perry is a drama queen with multiple one-liners that will cause havoc in the design studio. It will be interesting to see how long the judges and Lifetime keep him on eliminating more deserving contestants in the process.
Now for my first impressions of this season’s contestants……
Alexander Knox – he is quiet and talented. I expect to see him go a long way in this competition, hopefully all the way to Lincoln Center and Fashion Week. I think this guy is a VERY strong contender!
Char Glover – Should have won the first challenge. She is a self-taught designer from Detroit, the judges will bring that up constantly and as soon as they can cut her they will. She SHOULD stay in the competition longer than she will. BEAUTIFUL clothes!
Overall, it looks like there are 7 or 8 really good designers on the show this year. There are also some people there just to play a character and I hope they will leave soon so we can see an actual competition.
Tim Gunn touches my heart whenever he speaks and I can’t wait for another year of his incredible mentoring and love for the contestants. He is one of the best fixtures on any TV show.
Heidi Klum, LOVE. It is time she started dressing her age a bit, however, if I had that body I wouldn’t wear anything….EVER!
Nina Garcia is back and I am happy! I love her bite, one liners and feigned disgust over a zipper placement.
Zac Posen sits on the judging panel again this year…. can we PLEASE have our Michael Kors back!?!?!?!!?
After watching episode one and the pre-show, I have a good feel for who I think will make it to Fashion Week and the finale.
My final three …..
Let’s see what happens and MAKE IT WORK!