caitmcg March 13, 2020 Share March 13, 2020 2 hours ago, Madding crowd said: I think the contestants are kind of scared to do anything too crazy because the judges talk endlessly about things being wearable and not a costume. People keep talking about the fabulous Christian/Chris March dress and wonder why no one makes pieces like that now but if they did it would be called a costume. But that dress, and the lamentations about how no one on the show was doing anything that creative or arresting, were all in the context of the avant garde challenge, where they’re not meant to be making “wearable” or approachable pieces, and where costumey isn’t a fault. Geoffrey’s looks were certainly mostly not something people would pull off the rack and take home, but I don’t think the PR finale shows are intended to be ready-to-wear challenges. (If they were, Victoria would’ve been the obvious choice.) There are some years where winners have made collections that were both very creative and something you could see walking right out of a high-end boutique (Sebastian, for example), and others where the designer has ideas that could be refined and distilled to something wearable and salable, but are interesting and different enough in the finale show. Geoffrey seems to fall in the latter category. Only time will tell what his future holds. There are also-rans like Michael Costello who work steadily with public recognition, but nowhere near Christian’s level, and winners who made cool collections but whom you never hear a thing about. I mean, who even knows what Leanne Marshall is up to? 1 8 Link to comment
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