This is the first of a two part season finale. Tonight, Tim Gunn checks up on the progress of their collections.
I love Peytie’s collection. She has a younger sister who has hand painted a lot of her textiles with gold mandalas and it’s really pretty. She’s also using my favorite textile that she used in the backpack challenge that she won on three pieces. Tim says it’s too many pieces for one collection. No it isn’t. The designers have always done this for cohesiveness. The textile is Peytie’s aesthetic ! I hate to disagree with Tim Gunn but he is dead wrong here. I hate her long dress and Tim does too. Tim tries to play ping pong and turns into Pee Wee Herman.
Maya is having a meltdown. She has started over several times and hasn’t slept. She’s making herself sick. Her collection is “spring warrior’ and her entire collection is black, white and gold. Tim says she has too many textiles. He’s nit picking because her collection is really good.
Sam is really behind. She doesn’t have enough to show yet. Her theme is feminized military. Tim says she is doing too much neoprene. He’s worried her model will look like the Michelin Man. She has a few construction issues. I’ve always had Sam as the winner, but I’m not so sure now. I like both of the other two girls collections better. But they are much farther along.
Zachary’s collection is “lighter colors.” Apparently it is also lighter colors that don’t go well together. I don’t like his collection but I am probably biased because I don’t want him to win. In fact, I was hoping he would not get the Tim Gunn save. He just seems to me to think he is way better at this than he is. Everything I am looking at in this collection makes the model’s hips look huge. He has seven different fabrics. It’s not cohesive at all. Tim says it’s kind of like a pu pu platter with all of the fabrics. Tim says it sort of looks like prom. Zachary’s mom is adorable.
The kids come back to NYC for the final time. They have two hours to show two looks to the judges. Samantha is in trouble. She barely has two looks to show. She is actually making a pair of shorts during the two hours. For me right now, It’s between Maya and Peytie for the win.
Preview for Judges Feedback
Peytie shows an asymmetrical skirt from her favorite textile, and a black top with the gold hand -painted mandalas. I like both pieces but I am not sure they work together. She also shows the long strapless orange dress that I don’t like. It is not yet fitted for the model.
Maya shows a gorgegous black skirt that has a full length sheer overlay over a short skit, paired with a black and white top. I love it. She also shows a tailored dress with her subtle gold floral print with a long sheer cape. She has the best two pieces of the group.
Sam shows two very similar neoprene looks. Sam has a definite aesthetic and she never seems to stray from it. The more I see her stuff, the more redundant it becomes. I think her looks are really good, but there is no wow factor.
Zachary shows his purple prom dress, which I like the best out of what he has. He also shows black cigarette pants with a long poncho type top. It’s sort of Ugly Betty. The top hips the hips with a lot of fullness. You’d need to be anorexic to look good in this top. The model is thin, so it looks decent on her.
Peytie’s skirt was not supposed to be asymmetrical. She tried to adjust it but Christian said he really liked the asymmetrical look. They love the hand painting. They like the orange dress but the fit is terrible. One of the judges hates the fabric and calls it upholstery. The beading on the collar can’t be seen. Kelly agrees with me that the prints don’t necessarily go together but she likes them individually.
The judges say that Zachary’s looks are a bit on the mature side. The bubble bottom on the prom dress is a bit too bubbly. Christian doesn’t see the cohesiveness. They are not thrilled with the poncho dress. Everyone says to make it younger. Except Aya who loves that he is designing for a more mature woman.
They love Maya’s looks. They were more complementary with her than anyone. Christian suggests adding one bright yellow piece. Maya’s model’s have posture problems. I think the judges will love her collection because these are not even her best two looks. They want a day look.
Sam’s feedback is fairly positive. Aya says that she needs to do more than the same cargo shorts. Christian wants more color. Aya wants an evening look. Kelly keeps saying what I thought. This time it is she needs a wow factor. I’m not sure how I feel about agreeing with Kelly.
All the kids feel overwhelmed with work. Peytie is scraping the orange dress I don’t like. They have two days to get it together.