Leanne designed for Holly, a teacher. Leanne's clients purported to HATE her first look, a dress with a Leanne-like semi-circular pleated embellishment across the top. Frankly, I thought unhappiness was coming for an over opinionated mother rather than an unhappy daughter. Typical of these bad client/designer relationships, the mother didn't know what she wanted; she just knew what she didn't want. Ever the rallying trooper, Leanne reconceived her look and, thankfully, it was received well by the client (well, the daughter at least: mom didn't get a chance to see it, again, until the runway show). In any case, I stood in support of Leann's final look and disagreed with the judges, who expressed disdain. The aubergine dress with a light gray high waistband and the light gray shrunken jacket with wide charcoal piping were sophisticated, polished, and well-proportioned.
I don't understand the judges' raptures for this outfit at all. The colors are pretty much the same as the "camoflage" skirt and brown top that got Suade auf'ed. The two fabrics have nothing to do with each other. The jacket is ugly -- looks as if it's too small and gaps over the cleavage and the belly.
When Nina said it looked expensive, I had to agree -- many expensive pieces of clothing are agressively rough and ugly. That jacket certainly fell in that category.