Project Designer 3

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

3rd place:
realityundersiege's collection was very constant and very her. We were expecting that she would use a nautical theme in her collection, and we were right. The clothing designs were consistant and very well realized. But the overall design of the garments left much to be disired. They were basicly drapes and fittings of slik, cotton, and chiffon...don't forget the braiding. Silhouettes and fabrics aside, the minimal success of her collection, it seemed to me, was largely in the details. Fitting, cuts, and layers were all personal favorite...the 6th look. It was all details and very fabulous. Her choice to design a A very nice cotton blend with silk navy blue stripes running down it, and navy blue buttons as well, with white with navy blue stitching was the perfect unifying ingredient. Suddenly, I saw how the collection could - and would! - work. realityundersiege's showing at "DeviantArt Fashion Week" was excellent and very strong. She pulled it off and with great style. RISD, here she comes!
1st Place:
ladylucezia knocked me out! The first knockout was with the first look... The egyptian inspired design full of rushing and folding...which was beautifuly evedent in her collection-- - was a masterpiece. This design was so restrained, so elegant, yet so sophisticated. It was, indeed, beautiful and could stand perfectly well alongside the fabulous collection. ladylurezia's's collection is, in a word, magnificent and couragoeus. It had the same theme as adriannauks the season before...but this was clearly more understood and well thought out (no offence!) I could easily see it at Bergdorf Goodman or Saks Fifth Avenue (without the wild accessories). I was wonderfully blown away by the was magnificent. lucrezia did herself proud It was just a bit costumy.. It was all a matter of peraonal taste, the collection was wonderful and very historical, and I wish you best of luck in the future! Congratulations, sweetheart!! You really EARNED this achievement!! You get the interview!!! And now many views for future works on DA!
2nd Place:
ZebrASkin44 took risks. And I appalud risks. Her collection was very fashion savvy, and very unique. To tell you the truth, I was excpecting some fur piled on top of each other with ribbons and plastic floating everywhere. But this very was refined and very beautiful. My personal favorite was the seventh look because it was very fabulous and floaty and fashionable! The eight succeeding exits from the first built to a crescendo for the finale exit; Fitted Sheath Dress w/ Flared Hem and Cascaded Insert with a fur stole that seemed to simply melt onto Lipstick's body. Sure, there was a lengthy deliberation, as there always is but this was the toughest. There was debate about the work of each of the Final Three. We'd type to each other and declare, "It's ladylurezia." Later, "It's reality." Later, yet, "It's ZebrA." And finally, "It's lucrezia!!" Collection

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The winner of this challenge was ladylucrezia.
"ladylucrezia's team- Thomas- Very traditional garments, not very creativeRebecca- Wild and flirty, unusual garments." ladylucrezia blended these styles very well and it resulted in a very glamorous design. She basicly used her team's ideas in cooeration with her own and created a fabulous dress. She used those fun little glowy things for decor and used fabulous farbrics that might still be here in the future. So ladylucrezia, rock us with your collection!

ZebrASkin44's design was interesting to say the least. She was very creative in the overall concept of the design, but would all of the copper and metals really be comfortable? The robe and overall dress was wonderfully though out, but no one knows what te future would be like...we could move to a new planet which would be in the same conditions as modern earth, so I went on to her team. The only rock and roll stuff I really heard and saw was the belt like stuff on her arms and shoulders of the robe, but the sportswear was definatly evedent with the rather simplistic shillouette and common dress style. So ZebrA, show you with your collection!

realityundersiege designed a rather simplistic dress for the future. Consideiring her team had hlooywood glamour on her team, it could have been much more extravagant. but considering we do not know the future, and can not tell the future, as I stated above we could move to a new planet with the same condiitons as earth, so now wo go to the team. She translated hip hop style as glod. Gold? She could have added some furs or more leather.

OUT: midgetpanda designed a great wedding dress for the futureusing modern costoms...but it was too simple. Yes, she had Wal-Mart type clothing on her team, but remember Wal-Mart creates some unusualy fabulous clothing from time to time. We were rather impressed though with her overall design, but it wasn't "it" enough for the next round. The dress was very unique in it's own right, but it was far too simple for the judges standards.

All in all I was looking for 3 people whom would rock me with thier collections. Now I have them.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

midgetpanda transformed the kimono into a runway-fit, and young generation able design. The design mixed the elements of comfort with fashion, and it resuleted in a wonderful fitted top with a hakama pant with her signature pattern.

ladylucrezia created a victorian/japanese esque kimono. The overall look was fabulous, and the seperate peices were great. As you all know I personaly dislike corsets, but when I saw this one, I was overwhemled. It was fabulous! Other than that, the design was flawless...Julie said the front part fabric looks arbitrary. Whatever. Good design.

ZebrASkin44 did wonders with this challenge. This time, she carried on with an unbridled determination to succeed, because she had been dying for this challenge. Her zebra patterned dress with its gold patterned cape was classic, sophisticated, and undeniably "ZebrASkin!"

realityundersiege realized a wonderful design with wonderful additions. The thing I was worried about was that the kimono was made from a light brown chiffon...from discription, chiffon cant be opaque, so her *cough cough* would show through...Anywho, the design was wonderful with the cocoa brown additions, and traditonal kimono style.

OUT: Eldheler designed a very classic kimono...but it leaned to far to one was more tradtional and comfy than young and fashionable. The fabrics and the design direction were not part of her milieu — more active-sport than dress-n-dazzle. I as exspectiong silks and brocades, and I once again got jersey. She sayed true to herself though, simple iwth details. It had the basic sillouette of a kimono and it had no inovation whatsoever.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ZebrASkin44 Always excites us when she posts "Finished" [link] on my DA page. This time she created a fabulous "liquid" designs that seemed to float off of Lipstick. At first...when you see this design, you think "It's so simple" but when you read the discription, you see that it's anything but. The design was beautiful....but comforable? The answer is yes. Remove the skirt with the tug of a ribbon, and you have instant comfort...the luxury of comfort. Underwear.

ladylucrezia won over the judges with this stunning design. The only thing that bothered us *pokes Daniel and Julie* was the ruffled sleeves would be annoying if you were tossing and turning. The print, the shorts, and the shoes all spelled sucess. The gathering/flare at the bottom of the blouse was a wonderful addition excpecially with the print...because if the print were not there to aid this wonderful top, it would look flat and borring.

We can't blame midgetpanda for rushing her designs...but even rushed designs can be compelling. The outfit seemed to be very comfortable...but was lacking in overall design. The voluminous "pants" were just....pants and the only interesting thing was the tee...the embeillishments. The slippers might reveal the fact that this look as a whole would be pajamas, and the goal was to create something that would illumante this standpoint.

Eldheler seems to be stepping up her game. The nightwear, to be turned into daywear was wonderfully exicuted, and brilliantly thought out. The problem was that is was sort of boring. Doesn't everyone (women) have pajamas with floral patterns? Everyone has this. Everyone. The theme was too common to be origanal. t may have been organic, but it was too common a theme.

If realityundersiege would have turned in her design on time (before 4:00), this would have most definatly have been a winner. The blubble sweater/dress/nightgown was totally comfortable, and fashionable! The pocket for keeping your things in was great, and it had a great bohemian look for the day. You couldn't tell it was pajamas. All in all this look was wonderful.

OUT: Alia-Chan17

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ladylucrezia's concept was stunning cool, hip, and really enchanting...and she knew it! The signature glass beading (refer to Topic 1) For the top, alone, I salute her, but her look succeeded well beyond that achievement. If a little girl were to buy this, she could dress her up in so many ways (with other looks of course). The total look was cute, modern, and very Charollete. Watch out Verna!!!
realityundersiege created a stunning look. It was symetrical, which I like, and the flare on the dress really made it pop, but It was also a little "dressy" for a casual dance. Other than that, this design rocked! Great comback!!!

Ah, ZebraSkin44. Her design was flamboyant, hip, and well exicuted. At first we didn't really like the yellow...but as we continued to stare (enchanted), we sayw the "fantasmacal" beauty behind the monocromatic yellow dress. I personally responded well to the evening gloves and I liked the blue detailing of the skirt, very Charollete.

Alia-Chan17 worried me with her most desperate look. Instead of making Charollete sophisticated, she made her very risque. The empire top with the vulgar cut was suggestive...imagine if teens and little children bought this??? On the other hand, would their mother's let them buy it? Everything else was pretty, but it was too overwhelmed by intricate cut of the blouse.

midgetpanda is disappointing us that is, she's not working at the level I know she's capable of achieving. For this challenge, she got by. For the first time we found midgetpanda to be boring. The top we found (at least) to be exciting, whereas the undergarment, and the capris were bland and uninviting. panda, have a Power Bar and some Jamba Juice and snap to it!

Eldhler created a very simple solution to the challenge. It wasn't very original...all that was, was her signature print...and v-neckline. If it had been white, it would have been a basic tube dress with v-neck. Not all too interesting... All-in-all we found her look to be too juvinile for a high-school dance. All that aside, she should be happy that she's still in...

Out: selay

Monday, May 08, 2006

selay wins and had a proud showing! Her design was modern, and very classy. Her purse which was inspired by Gretel's bread was wonderfuly exicuted, and her printed skirt was fabulous! The printed twill on her signature bolero jacket was splinidiferous. The outfit responded to the task well: modern, based on a fairytale, and fit to work the runway. Congrats, selay!!!
midgetpanda invisoned her model stomping on her long hair, and then rose above the restrictions they placed on her. That I have to say was a wonderful idea. I was expectiog something like this from midgetpanda, creative, modern ,and interesting. I was worried about the Vivianne Westwood style shoes...the model might break her heel and won't be able ot walk... The German feel from the story exuded from the clothing and that was a winner in itself.

ladylucrezia designed a very simple nad elegant dress, but she was innovative by adding a two toned collar and curved cut and seam. The design I belive would be suitable for any runway. It was a little reminesant of the renisance era, but To her credit, the overlayer of the casa satin and the jewlery was an excellent addition, because they gave the look a little bling and saved it from being too past-era and geriatric.

ZebrASkin44 transformed Little Boy Blue into Flamboyant Fabulous Woman. He transformed everything ezcept for the underwear...which stayed the same. I felt that she kept everything kind of the least that's how it looked. Maybe if the pose differed... Overall, I was pleased but I have to say, ZebrASkin could have been more inovative...

Alia-Chan17 really dressed Little Red Riding Hood up, from being a simplistic little girl, to a more sophisticated teenager/young woman. The design was exicuted beautifuly and the fabrics: sheer knit and a heave cotton mix really came together to give the outfit a completed and whole look. I was pleased, at this allowed Alia to go on forth to the next round!!!

realityundersiege I think lost it forthis challenge... Don't get me wrong, the outfit was a beautiful creation, but it looked sort of retro. Instead of making it more modern like the challenge stated, she made it more simple. She wasn't the only contestant to do this though. If you take away the topic to be modern...this could hae been a winner....but unfortunatly it was not. It was a beautiful creation...but off topic.
Eldheler created a total comback from all other designs. It was modern and exuded all of the feeling of the big bad wolf that he had in the story. The colors and fabrics were wonderful together, and the swirled diagonal zipper really said modern and runway foucused. Leather and fur and that fabulous mohawk (by the way, you have to keep her hair like that for the rest of the compition unless she gets a wig or a weave) I have to say more??? This was most definatly a contender for the win.

Out: Juliet196 was totally off. The design was reniasance inspired..which wasn't the objective. I liked the idea of doing sleepwear, but The puffs and lace, and printed fabric wasn't modern at all! Aside from that, as many of the designs, it was goregous, but the main objective was to be modern. Use an old inspiration for use today! I am disapointed...and sory she had to go...but someone did...

Out: Jennlee05

Sunday, April 30, 2006

The designers were told: You are starting a line on a very busy street with your store neighbours who are very successful, and have been selling now for eight years. How do you compete?Create two designs to knock your compition down. This is about commerical appeal. Make your model in two different statuesque poses (like mannequin's). This is due on...WENSDAY! Disclaimer: Don't create any lackluster (Tim Gunn) designs please, we have had enough of those already. Just because this is about commercial appeal, doesn't mean that you have to be BORING!!!!!!!!! So be innovative.

realityundersiege designed two naticul inspired outfits, which by far were very sellable and flattering. Then won! The first outfit was a nautical dress which was beautifuly exicuted. I was pleasingly disarmed by her beautiful navy and white jacket and matching bleatched jeans. Her look possessed an elegance, grace, and functionality, all what I was expecting through this challenge. reality's future after Project Designer looks bright!

It looked like midgetpanda saluted the mindframe of a very stylish teenage woman in her very effeminate design. I liked that she named her designs: Mannequin Cool, and Manneqin gave it the "midgetpanda" flair. When I saw the design I automaticly thought: candy. Which was reminsent of gumballs that I used to buy at the auto supply store. I have to say, this was a contender for the win.

ZebrASkin44 kept saying that she hoped that she wasn't boring...and by golly she wasn't! Her inspiration came from an Indian inspired S&M concept which translated beautifly. The only think that I was concerned with was: could you see people walking down the street in this? I could definatly see people wearing anything except the consticted pant. Maybe if it wasn't so strained and more slack. I just found out that the fishnets were that makes a big differance. Anywho, the design was fine.

Juliet196 created a design that reflected her common theme among previous designs other than Project Designer...shirred pannels; in the skirt as well as the empired detailed top which I must say was quite fabulous. I was expecting this from Juliet...because she loves to do ready-to-wear, so im not suprised that she did so well. Her look resonated with her mantra: quality, taste, and style. Superb showing, Juliet!

Alia-Chan17 appaled me with this design. It wasn't but it was what I was expecting from her. It was wacky, artsy, punky, as I ahve stated before...but would it sell? The boat neck denim jacket was cute...but overall I was displeased excpecially with the left design. There was something dissonant about the collective look of Alia's two pieces, as though they had been selected from the closet of two entirely different people. It troubled me. It didn't quite work, but she took risks. Therefore, I was pleased -- and relieved -- that she survived the judging, because I had only the highest expectations of him based on her previous designs.

ladylucrezia created another beautiful design. The color, fabrication, and sewn insert choices were unique and brought an oriental style to the outfit. She also brought military infuences, which when was applied to the dress became a rich, voluminous confection. Her evening gown reminded me of one of her previous designs...the Save the Animals design...that too was fabulously exicuted. Bravo!

Jennlee05 created palaple designs...but why would you do one spring and winter from the same collection? I was baffeled by this chocie. However, if you disreguard this simple error, the designs were actually pretty. Her winter outfit was origanlly blue but then it turned out a light teal color. Thank goodness the fabric was the wrong color....all in all it was passable. But I said no more lackluster (Tim Gunn) designs...

selay created a fabulous concoction of two outfits. The designs were unique and had the "selay" design style, and the outfits were borught to life by the manniquins. The cohiseive colors and bright background would make women FLOCK over this design...and her construction was gorgeous. Great work, selay! This was definatly a contender for the win.

Eldheler's first design failed, not because she failed to color...but instead because she failed to listen. The design on the right would not sell very well...It was unique no doubt, but could it sell to thousands and thousands of people? The skirt was voluminus, to voluminous...would YOU, the designer, even wear that don the stree. However it was saed by the FABULOUS design on the right. It was flawless. The grouping of the fabric was undeniable beautiful, and the sillouette...gorgeous. The only thing that worried me was the design on the right. Other than was fabulous.

OUT: ApparelAngel played it a little...alot safe rather. Every store does tee-shirts and skirts...but what makes it different? A chligraphy print? It COULD last for many styles, but as Jean Cocteau once said: Art produces ugly things which become beautiful over time, Fashion on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. The outfit was better suited for a flea market than on a street with top contenders tents. Angel, it's boring.