Streetwear - The designers pack their bags and head to Tokyo. Once they arrive, their assignment is to create a two-look streetwear collection. As one designer struggles to step out of their comfort zone, another designer looks to the local workers for inspiration.
Down to seven designers you cannot hide or have a bad day. It was sad to see Sabato struggle so. However, I always feel a good designer can take any style and make it their own. Just as some designers cannot seem to work in anything but black. It is limiting.
I was sad to see Sabato leave, too! While Tim liked the look that he saw on the mannequin, it didn't look good on the model, so I think Sabato would have been screwed either way. I did love the looks that Sanders created from an artistic perspective, but there definitely wasn't anything accessible about them.
Seeking form amidst the void.
But if that's not possible, gimme a Margarita...shaken, not stirred...and hold the salt, please.
Down to seven designers you cannot hide or have a bad day. It was sad to see Sabato struggle so. However, I always feel a good designer can take any style and make it their own. Just some designers cannot seem to work in anything but black. It is limiting.
That's how I feel. I felt badly for poor Sabato, but I understood why they let him go. As you said, a good designer can put their imprint on any style. And the judges were right to save Rinat. She nailed it in her defense. She pushed herself out of her comfort zone and actually incorporated elements of the Japanese streetwear culture.
My poor Sabato. You could tell that Naomi didn't want him to go too. I think if he had kept in the first look he did with the print he would have had a fighting chance; it was a shame he doubted himself and sent...that thing down the runway. The second look was lovely and pure Sabato. I shall miss him.
I love Esthar, she has a very Berlin aesthetic but I think that her refusal to use color is someday going to come back and bite her. Tokyo is full of color and light and I believe that she could have found a way to marry that into her looks. I liked the first outfit but couldn't really see the details.
Loved Sander's outfits. I got the impression that he would have won but the Amazob people didn't think his work was "commercial" enough.
That was a fun runway; I actually liked all the looks (some more than others, but all were decent). The winning looks were very deserving: she really did some designing and was obviously inspired by their locale. I think she owes Tim a huge thank you, though, because she was not going to line that coat in the blue plaid until he suggested it, and that's what really took it over the top.
I didn't like Jonny's print at all, but then when it was on the model with that sheer overlay, I actually didn't mind it! It caught me by surprise. I liked that look a lot, but his all black outfit was just as BLACK as the others that were getting marked down.
Esther and her "brand" are getting a bit annoying. "I'm not here to change my brand's DNA" Well, okay, then you're really limiting what the judges can see. How do they know what possibilities might be in store if you win? I thought there'd be more texture, after seeing all her pictures of those characters at the café. She could have done a lot with textures, or even made a black-on-black print, but instead it turned out quite boring.
Poor Sabato. I had to FF much of him in this episode, because they sure wanted us to know he was struggling, having him talk to the cameras about it incessantly. We get it, he's not happy! Anyway, that gray scarf material that he had for a dress might have been able to be something, and I'm not sure why Tim loved it so much on the mannequin, but as it was, on the model it looked horrible. It looked like a sack, with no style at all. He shouldn't have started all the way over, he should have just tried to make that material work by editing. Or at least make a scarf out of it like it was intended.
Anyone know that influencer who was the new judge? I didn't, even though she's followed by millions!
I had a lady at work who mainly wore black but the way she did it made me want to do it. She was not afraid of textures and adding either grey or white and pattern to her outfits. Her outfits popped. Later on she did the same with navy blue. She would also mix fabrics, leather or pleather, wool, cotton, etc... it added so much to her wardrobe. To me the "only design in black" designers do not do that and their outfits look boring.