Alison Kelly

Cheering on my top pick of the final four designers.

on Feb 12, 2008

I was so jealous of this challenge today! It was my dream challenge. Honestly, the only way you can really see a designer's potential is to give them a challenge where they have the freedom to create what they wish (i.e. a garment inspired by a painting vs. make something out of trash). I find the most successful outcomes with challenges are the ones that have this freedom, they are always the most interesting and daring.

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After seeing Christian's collection at Bryant Park last week I knew he must have beenone of the real finalists. I have full faith in Christian as a designer and know he will do very well. We need a little more Britania in America anyway, so we shall welcome him with open arms. His look today was exceptional compared to those who designed just one piece.