A Positive Dialogue

No negative energy allowed on this blog.

Ciao!

I am not a blogger by nature. I despise the negative energy which proliferates throughout the cyber world, but when asked to contribute to Bravo, I decided it would be quite fun to analyze the designs from season 4 from the other side of the runway. My approach is simply analytical, I want to create a positive dialogue about design and nothing less.

I have just finished watching the first episode of season 4 and after the whirlwind of introductions and slightly gaining a grasp of the new designer's styles, I am intrigued. My stomach churned as I watched the newcomers stampede to the fabric tents and I anxiously remembered the pressure of the first challenge.

I'm so pleased to see some exciting aesthetics this season!
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I see styles which may be more conceptual and avant-garde than the past seasons, like Christian's outfit. It's obvious the boy admires Vivienne Westwood, anglo-style fashion, Alexander McQueen...as do I. His work reminds me of my own when I was his age, raw & interesting, victorian-esque and sculptural.

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Impressively, he made a complete look -- which shows big ambition and it was a look you will remember.
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I was also touched by Victorya's dress. I love japanese aesthetic in general, but I especially love japanese fashion, and her piece reminded my of a comme de garcon or undercover dress: mysterious, dark, alluring and etherial.

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Some other stand-out pieces were Jillian's red dress -- it reminded me of Hussein Chalayan's poppy dresses, and Kevin's (sneaky Jeffery's madonna dress?) showed promise of edgy tailoring.


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Had Simone's dress been properly sewn it would have had more impact, minus the shrug, as the color choices were smart & modern. I love acid yellow in detailing, it looks far more chic than a model tripping over a malange of fabric scraps. Maybe she'll put it in her line one day.

See you next week!
Alison
www.alisonkellyny.com

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