It was a very sad elimination day today. It is becoming much harder to choose who leaves the competition because we are all becoming to know each other. I thought Keith’s dress was alright compared to the other designs. He shouldn’t have been in the bottom three. It was even harder because of the fact that the three lowest positions are Merlin, Keith, and Angel. All three are my roommates and they are capable of great work. I felt that Keith’s work had been misrepresented throughout the competition and I know his work is better than what we have perceived. Keith had remained supportive of others and was the most positive and encouraged everybody in the competition. It’s a depressing result. I would have expected Keith at the top five of the competition. And of course Johnny taunted the fact that Keith was eliminated, considering Keith had supported Johnny’s work in the past.
Are you kidding me? Comparing the works of a designer to the works of Jesus Christ? I think you take yourself a little too seriously, friend. Of course, Jesus had no problem performing miracles. But it looks like you need to work on your "walking on water" skills a bit - that dress sank you, even worse than your attitude.
Large swatches of unformed, loose fabric slung around a model's body do not a beautiful dress make! Call it all the fancy architectural post-modern names you will, but it does not translate into something the average or near-average woman would wear. Ready to wear where, anyway? Walking down the street? Birds would get caught in them. People throwing stuff out of their windows would target the pouches for fun. Please, no more lofty fantasy costumes.
Dear James-Paul, Up to now I have admired the creativity and unique inspiration that you have shown in your designs. Your "quirkiness" when approaching design challenges are really what this industry is all about; innovation, artistic ability and boldness. This is why I was sooooo disappointed when I heard your views about designing for everyday women. This industry is also about being able to sell your designs to "real women". Here's a hint...a hanger will never buy your clothes....real people (flaws included) will.
Keith wuz robbed. His design was not the worst. As for Daniella - how funereal can a dress get? Reco's outfit was stratospherically better in terms of design, polish, finish, and detail.
What were the judges thinking this week? I thought this show was on its way to proving itself to be a worthy successor to PR this week. Wrong.
I was so disappointed with you this week. You are obviously very talented and in the past, you seemed so sweet and genuine.
Your comments about real women's bodies made me really lose respect for you. Asking Jesus Christ to work with Satan???? Seriously??
I can understand thinking of your designs as art. However, if you're just into making art, then create sculptures. Don't design clothes. Clothes are meant to be worn. Do you believe that the only women who should wear interesting, beautiful clothes are size 0's??
I was ashamed of you and you're no longer one of my favorites.
I was sad Keith was eliminated too. He seemed really nice and I thought it was such bad luck that he found out about the bust not fitting so late in the game. I actually really like all three of the designers that were in the bottom three this week.
I've been a fan of yours until this week. Your comments on not being inspired by actual real women - that's what we look like by the way, that's what a woman's body really is, curves and curves and more curves - were insulting. Have you looked in a mirror lately? Get over yourself.
I cannot wait for James-Paul to be eliminated. His comment comparing designing for "real" women to the Devil having to work with Jesus was so elitest. You're a size snob, J-P.
You may feel that Keith's work was not representative of his work at large, but considering that this is a competition as much as it is a demonstration of one's talents as a designer, Keith failed miserably. Week after week he designed the most perfunctory, bland, uninspired pieces. I think he only stayed in the competition as long as he did because of the strength of his team or the outre egregious faux-pas of some of the other designers. More talented designers like Jonny and Andrew should have stayed.
Who do you think is going to buy your clothes the models that wear them? No way, they get it for free!!! If you don't want to design for me than leave. The viewers are your customers, not the models.
I understand your comment and working with models can be easier than real women. But it's time to realize you can't just make clothes for models. You're going to have to make clothes for women with curves if you're going to make it in the real world. Don't worry about what someone else is doing. Do the thing you do best, believe in yourself and get to work!
Sorry kiddo but you just lost millions of normal women as customers. Who do you think buys the clothes you design? You had a very pretty client with a nice and normal figure. No major problems, nothing really challenging. So stop complaining and discriminating your clients. If it were up to me, your attitude would have been enough to send you home.
You claim that you live in London, but I do not see European taste in your fashion nor designing for American women, I don't know for whom you design for then?