Merlin

Merlin has strong words for this week's losing team, and surprisingly not for Daniella.

May 14, 20090

Its 5 a.m. and the phone rings. I wake up dizzy, after sleeping for six hours and suddenly hear the mysterious voice on the phone that always wakes us up “It’s 5 a.m., time to get up, wake up the others.”

Its elimination day, we have to bring our luggage in case it’s our time.

This time the challenge is to design a dress for a social occasion. I have to design a dress for a socialite that I have never heard of, and don’t even know what she does. The dress is for a luncheon she is attending, I’m not really sure what that means, but I am making a dress for a cocktail event.  Suddenly I find out that my dress is for a meeting at 2 p.m., a day party. I quickly destroy my dress and transform it into something simple yet well done with my personal touch.

I think none of these people that are in this competition have the creativity to make a dress with the details, patterns, and interior construction. It’s like the fit of a door in a Mercedes-Benz; firm and secure.

My dress fits my model to perfection, which is beautiful; I’m not concerned about the end results. But with all this, we came out in second place. I think the people judging our designs are basing their judgment in what’s commercial and what’s in, and they are not considering new innovative design options and new concepts. However, I feel that my challenge is to dress today’s woman with today’s style vs. the future. Because it's clear that it’s not understandable but I think the competition gets better with each day. Not the best one will win, but the one that deserves it.

Daniella won today “la metralleta parlanchina.” That gives me an idea that people are voting for things they have seen on magazines and TV. I think that anyone can put on a jumpsuit, a high wasted skirt, any black dress on any photo shoot or model that has already been seen. I personally didn’t see any creativity in the winning garment, but I think that’s the concept of this competition. Anyways, I think that is fantastic and personally I am glad that Daniella is happy in her new team, and I hope she enjoys it.

I think the losing team today was one big mess, and more than one person had to be eliminated starting with the leader. What they presented was an embarrassment in construction, creativity, and wearable was a disaster.  And the worse is they don’t take it as a warning lesson instead they take it as a joke. It’s an insult to what we represent as designers. It’s an embarrassment.

11 comments
Kim
Kim

Who was voted off last night?

ChrisinNH
ChrisinNH

Merlin you had your 5 minutes of fame on the JDMA. You dont belong on this show! Period!

Major Fashion Fan
Major Fashion Fan

I laughed when I translated the phrase "la metralleta parlanchina" .. It means "the chatterbox submachine gun". How funny is that!

Viewer
Viewer

The Fashion Show's hosts are definitely NOT Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. They seem lackluster and blah by comparison. Even the contestants and the set are lacking. Has anyone noticed the gray walls in the sewing room? Contrast this to the brightly colored set of Project Runway which was much more animated and gave a very well rounded introduction to the designers and their backgrounds. Bravo has definitely messed up in letting Project Runway go. As soon as it starts again in Lifetime, I will be watching it instead of The Fashion Show.

Bearlady
Bearlady

Don't worry about the haters Merlin, Love you

Viewer
Viewer

Hey viewer, Don't you have anything better to do than to rank on this site how much you dislike Merlin. If you took the time to to google merlin castell you will see that merlin is an accomplished designer. I have meet merlin several times in person and although he is a little ex centric it all in good fun. I bet you are the typical Fat,Gross couch potato who has nothing going on in he's or her life than to bitch and put dirt on others. So who's the clown now?

Fan

Alicia
Alicia

Merlin, rock on baby boy! I will be watching the show. Best to you, I know my stuff. You are funny and sweet. When that girl got all upset when you said "male domination" I laughed! She was ridiculous to get so upset, she could have played with it and laughed too, instead....I think shes...threathened. Best to all of you, its fun to watch.

Viewer
Viewer

Merlin, dont be TOO nasty and upset that you didnt win this week. You are not the best and last week's outfit of yours was better. There is no need to say nasty things about Daniella. ps. your outfits that you have been wearing are SO clownish!!

Tom V.
Tom V.

Merlin, I agree, Daniella's outfit was not the best one and shouldn't have won. It was simply to short and could have been better.

As for your outfits, I've enjoyed watching you create your designs these past two weeks and look forward to seeing more from you on the runway and off the runway (your outfits as well!).

Best!

Viewer
Viewer

Ye gods! Did you win this week? Does that say anything to you re your 'creativity'? Are you truly this arrogant?

Sarita_Max's Sister
Sarita_Max's Sister

Merlin, I loved your dress.It had color, class & creativity. I am happy to see that you stick to what you feel and that you understand the judges decisions, because I sure don't. The winning look was okay, but definetly not the winning look.Hang in there with your ideas...just don't over-react, It wouldn't be fair that people focus on your attitude & not your style and creativity. Buena Suerte!