Episode 4 - Face Off - For the first time ever, two designers face off against each other in an all-or-nothing battle. Using their fellow competitors as their designer and production team -- as well as their models -- the competition on the runway comes down to the wire and ends with a result no one sees coming.
Wow! Not surprised at the result. The runway was fun because of the models, and the models were the designers. Who knew all of them could walk so well.
Olivia, needs to learn to delegate, and learn how to talk to people. Her attitude during the Tim Talk was like a pouty child. She was being very disrespectful to Tim. Tim may not be a judge but at times the judges will ask for input from Tim. Olivia, the definition of "shooting yourself in the foot".
Ally was better organized, did better time management, and knows how to talk to her team. It was painful watching her not take advantage of this opportunity to make the judges feel something. I personally do not like unisex clothes. Men and women are built differently, unless you are supper skinny with no boobs or booty women do not look good in men's clothing and vice a versa. I think unisex clothing is an oxymoron.
I agree with the judges, while the models were fun the clothes were boring. I am so glad this was a double elimination.
I wasn't surprised at the result either. Ally's clothes were nondescript and easy to find in bargain outlets. And Olivia showed during her shutdown with Tim that she simply isn't ready yet to run a business on this scale. Hopefully in the future she will be, because she has interesting ideas and a voice.
Agreed. No surprise that both were sent home. WHY would Ally just do her "greatest hits" for the judges instead of trying something new? Using a polka dot print is not going WAY out of your comfort zone. Good grief. The least she could have done was pick an interesting print. Her clothes may be well made, but yeah, nothing I've not seen before.
Olivia is just far too young and immature right now. It's not helped by the fact that she looks about 14....and doesn't act much older than that. Her clothes were okay, but her attitude was the worst. I didn't like her before this episode, but then she was snotty to Tim Gunn. Game over
It was fun to see the designers walk the runway! I agree with the judges - that was the best part.
Finally finished watching this and while I like Olivia and Ally I totally understand why both got sent home. Olivia is definitely a control freak who needs to learn how to delegate and I liked how Gary and Joshua both told her "No worries, we got this." It also didn't help that she was effectively down one person due to the fact that Andrea S. doesn't know how to sew. Ally's team had more on the ball but didn't like how Raf kept rolling his eyes at Andrea P. (who genuinely wanted to help Ally stay). Luce kept moaning about feeling like she was working in manufacturing and it was like Girl, you are the help, get over yourself! I like that Andrea P. pulled Ally aside and talked to her to see if she was overstepping boundary. And speaking of boundaries, Gary might be a bit insecure and sweet but he will definitely put you in your place in a nice way if you overstep as he told Andrea P: "That wasn't a request that was a demand" when Andrea asked him to use the iron, and she realized that she was kinda rude and apologized.
Both Ally and Olivia had the same issues despite having different styles and I think the problem is that both of them refused to evolve from their set aesthetics like Andrea P. did. Ally's style is extremely Pacific Northwest and Olivia is street and while I had moments looking at their collections both of them failed to truly excite. Olivia has a LOT of growing to do but I think there's something there; she just needs some seasoning and she will be fine. Like Sandor before her I think she would have done a lot better on a show like "Next in Fashion" than this one. Ally has her clients and people who love her clothes and sometimes that's enough. In the case of both ladies I think this was the wrong venue for them but I hope they got enough attention and that will equal more work for them in the future.
I hope in future seasons they drop the seamstresses and people who don't know how to sew. Considering how anal Olivia is and how detailed her notes were for her team there's no way in hell she didn't send off good notes for them, which makes the whole "Oh no! My seamstress did nothing!" thing very transparent. I'm betting the seamstress doesn't do Andrea S's work next week.
I agree with everyone. I was shocked at how "catalog" Ally's runway was exactly outfits that you run errands in. I wouldn't wear those outfits to drink beer in a sidewalk shed. And God Bless Andrea for trying to push her to ramp it up.
Olivia had a better vision but was such a brat. I disliked her aggressive 'yes' after each comment from the judges. I *still* can't believe that she never had a bad critique, I think she just ignores unfavorable comments on her clothes like she did on the oversized jacket.