Posted by: artemis on Apr 23, 2010
Tagged in: Beehive Blog
Part 2 of the Season 7 finale begins with Mila dissing Seth Aaron's designs, calling it a "glamorous Hot Topic" and Emilio's collection she sees in a boutique in Harlem in 1994. Meanwhile, Emilio thought Mila's collection is "beautifully made but demure" (a.k.a. boring). Seth Aaron created 24 looks (yes 24) and he only needed ten! Emilio disagreed (again) when Tim expressed concern that the looks weren't original enough. Tim's advice to Mila was to "roughen up" her style more. MK had previously said to make it more rock n' roll. Yea, MK like you know what rock is...
Next the designers must cast models and style the hair and make-up.
The BIG DAY finally arrives and the designer's will be showing their collection at Bryant Park! They start prepping the garments in the tent. Mila and Emilio have some major drama with late models -- beeotchs!! Tim finds replacement models and all is good (for now).
It's runway time!!! The judges are introduced and Faith Hill (with some freaky hair) is the guest judge.
Seth Aaron goes first, and he explains that his collection was "inspired by 40's German/Russian military" and that his "girls are strong and they're going to kick ass" -- hey, his words, not mine. Lots of wool, bold colors (red, yellow, purple), houndstooth and plaids, black & white stripes, dots, patterns, leather trims. Sounds chaotic, but it was definitely Seth Aaron, no doubt about it. I could see the 40s, sleek, sophistication combined with his edgy, punkness. The styling was perfect for a fashion show at Byant Park!
Mila is next with her "shadow" inspired collection. As you would expect, a lot of black and white, with some purple peppered in. What can you say when the collection was inspired by shadows. I know, hey Mila instead of "shadows" how about being inspired by, I don't know, cotton candy or burping butterflies?? Something unexpected...but alas, no. Let's get one thing straight though, Mila can make clothes. The collection was her signature retro-modern, Iris girl thing. I really liked some of the pieces, especially the luxe fabrics, but did Mila stand out as a designer? We'll see...
Emilio's "Color Me Bad," collection was inspired by his mother and her sisters. It's a mix of bright colors with chartreuse coats and printed dresses, styled with gloves. He showed a lot of separates -- jackets, blouses, skirts and then at the very end a gold evening gown, which was beautiful but seemed oddly out of place compared to the rest of his pieces.
The judge’s comments:
Seth Aaron: MK loved his tailoring. Heidi thought is was an exciting show and Nina said that it was very "editorial."
Emilio: Faith Hill loved his coats. Heidi liked his prints, and MK said that it was the "most commercial". Nina thought there was maybe a bit too much tailoring, too many coats and not enough elegance.
Mila: Heidi liked her show. MK thought the styling was more contemporary, "a little nasty." Nina thought she was "cooler."
In the end, the winner is.................Seth Aaron!!! Yay!!! I think the judges made the right decision. He was at least a showman. He brought it!!! Congratulations, Seth Aaron - well done!
So who do you think should have won??
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