The Challenge: It’s the HP & Intel textile challenge! The designers must take inspiration from a young innovator (from pastry chefs to teenage computer codes) and create their own textile. Whoever says the best things about HP’s technology wins! (Oh, was that not it?)
Guest Judge: Designer Peter Som. I’m not going to pretend I can even remember anything he said during this episode, because I did a lot of partying this weekend, dear readers. But I’m sure he was lovely.
I didn’t love the print, and I didn’t think Alexander used it particularly well. But the fact that something this interesting, vaguely innovative, and well-constructed lost, when Alexandria wasn’t even in the bottom three – that’s some complete crack-fueled BS right there, dear readers. So goodbye, Ginger Dandy. I will miss you and your straight-out-of-Panem’s-Capitol eyebrows.
ALEXANDRIA VAN BROMSSEN
Awkward, unwearable, faux-hipster garbage. And it got waved through without comment. I will never understand these judges.
I thought this jacket was pretty phenomenal, but the overall look was a little predictable for Bradon.
Exactly what I was hoping she’d make, and yet utterly surprising. Fresh, modern, well-constructed, wearable – the clear winner.
First of all, no one wants a star-spangled vagina. This print is awful, and I just can’t imagine who the hell is wearing this outfit. And the styling is equally terrible.
Painfully boring. I would have saved it from elimination only because Alexandria and Kate’s looks were so much worse. But come on, this guy has been on this show for way too long.
Hideous. I never in a million years thought the judges would actually eliminate Kate for this – I have half a mind that they’re bringing her back somehow, since they’ve been so inexplicably in love with her for so long. But I’m glad they did, because she designed the worst print by far, and the rest of the look was even more of a hot disaster. That top fits her about as well as a potato sack, and the skirt is just impossible to look at.
Judges’ Top 3: Dom, Bradon, Helen
Diva’s Top 3: Dom, Bradon, Alexander
Judges’ Bottom 3: Justin, Kate/Alexander
Diva’s Bottom 3: Justin, Alexandria/Kate