I too was surprised at what Daniel chose to show the judges. I was happily surprised with his collection when Tim had his visit. I thought all the clothes (except the blue piece) were cohesive, well-made, and young, but professional looking. The judges would've loved his leather jacket with the collar he molded in the sun. Every season we get at least one designer that tells the judges "Oh, you WILL be wowed at Lincoln Center if you pick me- I have lots of other stuff to show that is Ah-Mazing!". And every year the judges tell them that they need to bring their A-game to this 'mini-runway' to prove it. Why hold back your best pieces if there is a chance you will get the boot because you brought your B-game in hopes you could coast by?
Stanley- I've never really been a fan, I find him really boring and last night so were his designs.
Patricia- Darn it! I actually liked a few of her looks and I really haven't liked anything she's done the whole season. I find it interesting that she chose NOT to make her own textiles for the runway since she's been doing that all season and it's her 'thing'. She said they would be hard to reproduce so she chose not to. Seems odd to me.
Michelle- Her work is impeccably done and looks like it takes a lot of time to make each design. I hate that chartreuse/brown color that seems to be the common thread in her looks this time around.