Burning Questions

Joe Faris give his side from the Transformation challenge.

Sep 17, 2008

Bravotv.com: How was it working with your client/her mother?
My client was fine to work with. It was little difficult in that Laura (the daughter) didn't really have too much input so I was taking direction from her mother. Her mother and I came up with the look and I wasn't really sure if Laura liked it or not until everything was finished. She said she actually liked the outfit.

Bravotv.com: The judges' biggest problem seemed to be the cliché factor -- did you think this was an issue? I really wasn't looking at it that way. The challenge was to re-invent a college-aged woman to enter the working world. I truly thought I had achieved that. Cliché aside I think I just followed the challenge too literally.

Bravotv.com: If you could redo your design, what would you change? Would you?
I would have taken more time to finish the blazer better, like putting the lining in by hand instead of machine and maybe I would add some denim somewhere.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other designers' looks?
I really didn't think much of anyone else's designs. They were all comparatively uninspiring to me.