I think Vincent still have a chance to get in there.Really.
I see Michael, Laura and Robert. With Allison showing a decoy line.
I remember at the start of this season that Tim Gunn said that these designers were the best that they had ever had on the show and they were all "professionals". Anybody else here if these were the best then how bad were all the rest who didn't make the show. I think this is by far the weakest set of designers of the three years I've watched, plus the fact that except for Keith who got the boot, the rest are incredibly boring. The only real designer that should win is Michael. He at least shows that he thinks about his work and is able to rectify mistakes. Brad was just a train wreck and should have been out earlier. Laura is an "A" number "1" bitch who's designs are dated and as unattractive as she is. Angela, honey, you don't get to have a "trademark" desing like those rosettes until you actually have a job in the fashion industry. Robert is a boring as the sack cloth he designed for Jackie "O". Kayne should go back to Nebraska and see how many crystals he can pile on Miss North Dakota's next "costume" Jeffery I kinda like (actually I like his ink better than his designs, lol.) Vincent poor lost sheep, doesn't really seem to know where he is or what he's doing. How do all of the rest of you feel about the quality this year?
I actually think the quality this year is miles above last year. Even my favorite of Season 2, dear Uncle Nick, was quite boring comparatively speaking (remember the fishtail?) I think the designers this year are taking more chances than they did last year, and they are able to execute their visions in ways most designers in the past have not been capable of doing.
"I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier." The Killers.
I wouldn’t say that their miles ahead of the last crew. Sure, we see a lot more sleeves, coats and pants, but it’s kind of unfair that so many challenges in the last season where one-day-only (compared to this season where almost all the challenges were two-day challenges). I'm unsure about half of the designers from this bunch, eg Jeff, Vincent Angela and Uli. Uli's halter dress obsession was a billion times more infuriating than Nick’s three fishtail hems.
FWIW, I think the execution has been much better this cycle. There have been only one or two "oops" moments when the sewing was just plain off. For the most part, the fit on their chosen models has been great. This crop seems better at choosing the right tools for the job.
They have the benefit of having watched two seasons of the show, not just one, they have a better idea (although in some cases, not how to execute it, or completely refusing to try to follow it) of what the judges expect and want, the general kind of challenges they would be facing, the big no-nos of behavior on the runway during Q & A time for team challenges (notice how no one is doing a Wendy, no one is doing a Vanessa self immolation -- except Malan -- volunteering that they're the weak link, no one is identifying the outfit as the worst, they're all being very circumspect, very cagey in their responses to the judges). I have a much better idea of what they potentially may be asked to do, and the skill sets they are going to need, so they should too.