Kelli and Daniel
I couldn't agree more about what the judges said. I think that this design idea was decent, but the heavy-handed finishing and choice of fabrications really makes me question both of their taste levels. In this photo it doesn't come across too badly, but the close-up on the runway gave away much more. It appeared as though they chose two or three different black fabrics for the outfit, which I don't understand, because it gave the outfit a worn-out look, almost like the bustier had already gone through the wash many times before, the jacket a bit more, and the skirt had just been bought. I also don't think that even a fashion-forward career woman in her 40's would (or SHOULD) wear ANYTHING that shows her midriff, no matter how good it may be. Why not make it a dress? Why make the skirt so darn tight? Why not make it out of one fabric? Why such a cheap looking belt? Overall, I don't mind the 1940's style silhouette but wish that everything else had been rethought. I do hope Kelli's winning first look is remembered as her best - an excellent design that showed true originality and innovation. Congratulations on making it this far and best of luck with the new phase in your career!