I thought Uli was going to win from the way the judges fawned over her collection so I was surprised she came in third. That suits me, though. I've mentioned before that I don't like her style. I thought it was really boring of her to trot out MORE white and feathers for her final collection instead of doing something we haven't seen from her before. That's one thing I didn't like about her in her first season. She gets hung up on one stlye (back then it was beachwear) and does it over and over ad nauseum. Her models looked like freaks with the awful styling and I hated the asymmetrical rugs thrown across the models' shoulders. Her whole collection was my least favorite of the three.
I liked Emilio's collection the most because of the colors and the corseting or whatever you'd call it around the waist. I wasn't looking at his collection as a political statement as Isaac was. I just thought it was beautiful.
However, I would be most likely to wear Anthony Ryan's clothes. I don't wear a lot of prints, favoring solid colors. I wouldn't wear the midriff revealing tops but most of his collection I thought was ready to wear. I disagreed with Isaac's gripe about the varying hemlines. If all the outfits in the collection were the same length, it would feel to me like they were all the same pattern done with different fabrics. Plus, sometimes you want to wear a longer skirt or pant, sometimes you want to wear a shorter one. It's good to have outfits that are a variety of lengths for different occasions.
I'm glad Anthony Ryan won. I think he's been the most consistently good designer this season, with only one bad week (the military outfit). He had a spark in his previous season and I was disappointed back then when he was eliminated because I wanted to see more from him. He came back stronger this season and has worked on some of his previous weaknesses so I felt he had a well-deserved win.