PR Final Collections: Anthony, Anya, Bert

Posted on September 09, 2011

All nine remaining designers showed finale collections Friday morning at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. We are not spoiling anything regarding who will be in the Top 3 because we don’t know which of these designers are decoys and which aren’t.

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Bert




















    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      Well, I can see Anya in Top 3 easily. But most of those pieces have the same V-neck shapes like her stuffs on PR right now. 

      • Anonymous

        anya’s collection does look like a top 3, but considering this bunch of designers, that’s not saying much. nothing is offensive, it’s a pretty easy breezy collection. but if she wins, it will totally be an insult to uli. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          Word.  I even said out loud “Uli did it better.”

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L72NIBG4UAIN7CYXMT7FOVC4PI cherry malotte

            Yup – for me it’s Uli Lite. 

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19801927 Dennis Coyle

              I think that Anya definitely has a more limited range than Uli, but I think Uli’s final collection dims in comparison to this.  Uli didn’t and shouldn’t have won.  Anya just might with this.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564839755 Jillian Liszewski

              I thought the same thing!  I am not an Anya fan, and this collection just shows why.  It is so repetitive and meh.  

            • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo K

              I completely disagree. Uli’s collection is MILES better than Anya’s IMHO. Anya’s collection is definitely Uli-lite.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19801927 Dennis Coyle

              I think that Anya definitely has a more limited range than Uli, but I think Uli’s final collection dims in comparison to this.  Uli didn’t and shouldn’t have won.  Anya just might with this.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          Word.  I even said out loud “Uli did it better.”

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Oooh – look! Sleeves!

      • Anonymous

        Not on any of Anya’s!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Oooh – look! Sleeves!

    • Mariah J

      That printed gown of Anya’s is GORGEOUS. The print almost reminds me of one of Christian Siriano’s collections.

    • Mariah J

      That printed gown of Anya’s is GORGEOUS. The print almost reminds me of one of Christian Siriano’s collections.

      • Mariah J

        I just realized they’re all printed gowns, she really knows how to pick prints but none of the shapes are anything we haven’t seen before. The one I meant was navy blue on top fading into white at the bottom, it’s my favorite but they all kinda rock.

        • Anonymous

          I think the b/w print that looks like the fabric was folded into a square and the edges dipped in black to make an almost-plaid (does this have a name?) make the model look much too wide.  but the rest are admittedly islandy gorgeousness.

        • Anonymous

          the shapes? or the shapelessness? i hate the shapeless maxi-dress. actually, just the maxi-dress (even its name is icky).

        • JillK

          I also liked that.  And the romper that appears to be made out of the same fabric?  God help me, I actually like that too, and I normally loathe rompers of any sort.  Gorgeous fabric put to good use.

    • Anonymous

      Anya: respectable top 3. She’s mostly dressing herself (or a taller self), but worse designers have done so.

    • Kathy MacLeod

      That long blue/green/gold gown of Anthony’s seems pretty strikingly similar to Christian Siriano’s ocean print dress – http://www.meniscuszine.com/fashion/new-york-fashion-week-spring10/christian-siriano-20090912/project/custom/nyfash_c_s_2_0152.jpg right? yes? no? maybe?

      • Anonymous

        Idk. Much different shape, similar colors. Not the same dress, though.

      • Anonymous

        I think that’s Anya’s dress not Anthony.  Siriano’s is much more dramatic and tailored.

    • Kathy MacLeod

      Sorry, Anya’s.

    • http://twitter.com/SuzanneCitere SuzanneCitere

      OMG ANGELINA JOLIE WAS THERE?? Was she the guest judge???

      • http://twitter.com/SuzanneCitere SuzanneCitere

        And I KNEW Anya’s collection would be fierce!! She is very “Uli” in a lot of her choices, and that is definitely a good thing, in my book!

        • Anonymous

          You have just insulted Uli.

        • Anonymous

          You have just insulted Uli.

          • Anonymous

            hear, hear!!!

          • Anonymous

            Thirded.

            • Anonymous

              Fourthed.  I can see, given this less than stellar group of designers that Anya could be in the final three, but Uli’s work was considerably better than Anya’s. 

              I have to say that I’m liking Bert’s -it’s not earthshaking by any means, but I like it.

            • Anonymous

              Fourthed.  I can see, given this less than stellar group of designers that Anya could be in the final three, but Uli’s work was considerably better than Anya’s. 

              I have to say that I’m liking Bert’s -it’s not earthshaking by any means, but I like it.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t get all the Anya hate either…I agree with ya

      • http://twitter.com/SuzanneCitere SuzanneCitere

        And I KNEW Anya’s collection would be fierce!! She is very “Uli” in a lot of her choices, and that is definitely a good thing, in my book!

    • Anonymous

      The girl does have an eye for prints and a sense of flare. Plus it’s great she used a broad ethnic mix of women

    • Sharon Metzger

      Feeling a little Uli, too.
       

    • Anonymous

      Thanks guys! Your multi-tasking talents are awesome. Pace yourselves ;)

      First thoughts—resort wear, color, pretty prints, ay-yi-yi, the plunging necks, the inverted crotchtastic V’s, resembling lots seen before.

    • Havovi Mintz

      Very pretty, but I’m bored out of my mind with the actual styling of each piece. The prints are gorgeous–she should have used them to her advantage.

    • Anonymous

      Some nice material choices – I think the short tan look may be tussah silk.  However, if you look past the good use of print fabrics it looks a little one note.

      • Anonymous

        Just a ‘little’? :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

      is Anya part of some organization who’s purpose is to bring awareness to the breastbone?

      • Anonymous

        Jerrell is a founding member.
         

        • Anonymous

          Ahhahahaha! Good one, formerlyAnon!

        • aimee_parrott

          Don’t forget Bad Mommy — she was there before Jerrell, wasn’t she?

      • Anonymous

        don’t forget kara saun!

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        She thought it was the Resortwear Challenge.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

      is Anya part of some organization who’s purpose is to bring awareness to the breastbone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

      I hate to say it, but Anya’s collection is boring.  Nothing unexpected at all, way too ready to wear for a design competition.  Uli’s collection was similar but had way more of a wow factor.  However, I will say that it’s a bit like Korto’s collection without the glaring flaws.  I thought Josh’s collection was a bit more interesting, even if his was similarly expected and had some glaring weak points.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

        I completely agree.  I don’t understand all the fawning over it.

      • Anonymous

        The overall collection might be a touch bland, but the second dress from the bottom – the brown one with the chevrons and the cowl neck – is to die for, IMHO.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you that Anya’s collection is BLAND!  I hate to admit but I was a die hard Anya fan until I saw the above collection.
          I felt like I was cheated!  I like her mini collection in the last challenge way better. My goodness, Bert’s collection is much better than Anya’s, in my opinion.  I am just thinking that between Anya, Victor, Josh and Kimberly, Victor’s collection looks superior. Perhaps he was the one who won????

      • Anonymous

        I thought about Uli as well when I saw Anya’s collection as well. I just don’t get the love for this girl.

    • Anonymous

      She certainly does have an eye for prints. This collection is very Uli-ish, which is both a compliment and a criticism. There just isn’t very much variety or originality here. Plus, she’s got some serious fit issues going on around the bust.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, good comparison. Very like Ulli, which is generally a good thing, but too much of the same thing. Still, each is appealing, and that seems to be the standard for judging this year, not great feats of originality.

      • Anonymous

        Notice how all her models have extremely small breasts (except for the swimsuit model), and how she therefore doesn’t have to do much shaping of the bust pieces. The long gown with the chain straps has “fit” only in that it is not actually showing the model’s nipples.

      • Anonymous

        Notice how all her models have extremely small breasts (except for the swimsuit model), and how she therefore doesn’t have to do much shaping of the bust pieces. The long gown with the chain straps has “fit” only in that it is not actually showing the model’s nipples.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      What exactly is that weird black and white pantsuit thing?  Or is it a beach cover-up?   A slipcover?

      I like most of it, but my eye is caught on the one that makes me go “Huh?”

      • Anonymous

        That one stuck out like a sore thumb for me, too.  The print makes the model look too wide, too, not flattering at all, but it would make a very cute top if she cropped it!  So close but no cigar.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      What exactly is that weird black and white pantsuit thing?  Or is it a beach cover-up?   A slipcover?

      I like most of it, but my eye is caught on the one that makes me go “Huh?”

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      I agree that Anya’s collection is probably top 3. While I do not necessarily respond to her aesthetic with all the flowy and light but very colorful fabric, there is an expensive feel to her garments which to me means that she was given the budget, direction, and time frame to create a collection fitting for a top 3 contender.

      • Anonymous

        At least it’s believable that she could sew these and there will be no cheating accusation in this regard, that seemed to be a foreshadowed possibilty. 

      • Anonymous

        At least it’s believable that she could sew these and there will be no cheating accusation in this regard, that seemed to be a foreshadowed possibilty. 

    • Helen C

      I wonder if there will be any Jeffery-ish sewing drama. 

    • Anonymous

      Geeze, was everyone told (including Frau Seal, who’s wearing a very low V Michael Kors jumpsuit) told to do V-necks?  That sameness of cut is not appealing to me… and sister kitten Danielle nailed it with her “breastbone” comment.

    • Anonymous

      I guess she still hasn’t mastered sleeves. Some pretty fabrics, but all that V for Victory is kind of dull in a collection.

    • Anonymous

      I guess she still hasn’t mastered sleeves. Some pretty fabrics, but all that V for Victory is kind of dull in a collection.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      Anya’s stuff all looks kind of similar to me (cut-wise). I agree with all who said she has a good eye for prints though. And once again, she avoids sleeves like the plague.

      • Anonymous

        Kinda Uli 2.0 to me – without Uli’s skill.  Pretty though.

        • Anonymous

          Key phrase: “without Uli’s skill.”

      • Anonymous

        because she can’t sew sleeves! pretty collection but one note. 

    • MilaXX

      These are pretty!

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      Why do so many of Anya’s models have “running errands” hair? I mean at least they’re not all mohawks, but come on.

      • Anonymous

        Looks like really practical upscale beach resort hair.

    • http://twitter.com/garseed Dylan G.

      Bert’s looks great, 20 years ago.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      Bert’s collection. No, just no.

    • Anonymous

      Bert: Meh. Some of them are pretty, but they’re all very very very simple. I feel like I’m repeating that over and over again. There’s so little actual design going on this season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

      Bert: some good, some bad.  I hate that last dress, the one that looks like the model wrapped a sheet around her breasts and then found a cord to use as a belt.  It makes her look way too boxy.  The sequined jumpsuit and silver gown might be the best pieces that have popped up so far from the runway show.  Otherwise, very wearable, better than what he’s done on the TV show, but not all that great of a collection.  He has a high taste level, but I feel like these are looks from several different collections, which is bad since there are only ten total outfits.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Oh. My. God. Anthony. Ryan. Why does your model have a bowl on her head? Why are the models wearing cheesy wigs?? WOW. He just lost soooooo many points…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

        Those wigs are awful. 

      • Anonymous

        For get about the wigs. WHY ARE THEIR WRISTS BLUE?

        • Anonymous

          I know! I’m all for the unusual and creativity, but that blue writst shit is just wrong. Weird and wrong.

          • Anonymous

            HOW DID I MISS THE WRISTS!

        • Anonymous

          I kind of like the blue wrists.

      • Anonymous

        Go Packers!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

      I think Anthony just won PR9.

      Although I’m not sure why a random farm girl was able to run up onstage.

      • Shawn Hill

        I dunno, the wack styling screams “decoy” to me.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s is nice, but what she’s trying to do makes me think of Uli’s collection — and Uli did it much better.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        exactly!

      • Anonymous

        I agree

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Yuppers.  I do like her stuff, but it is what it is.  Uli’s work is for the same clientele, she’s just much more talented and experienced then Anya.  Could Anya do well in the future?  Sure, if she uses her time wisely, and learns all she can, I can see her being very successful.  The “next big American fashion designer”?  No.

      • Anonymous

        She even broke up the collection with metallic looks, just like Uli did. 

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s is better than I would have thought. Wonder who did her sewing. Bert’s is nice. He could sell all of those pieces. Anthony’s is disappointing but there are just few looks up right now. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Wow, my first thought on seeing Bert’s is that he is definitely one of the finalists.  Obviously a different opinion than many here. I also think that Anya’s is boring, but she is probably a finalist. Actually, from the look of it compared to the other collections posted so far, my guess is that these 3 are the finalists.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t disagree about Bert. The copper dress is as lovely as anything out there.

        • Anonymous

          With all due respect, seriously?  Bert’s collection is so dated and bland; it completely justifies all the critiques and concerns from the judges.  

        • Anonymous

          With all due respect, seriously?  Bert’s collection is so dated and bland; it completely justifies all the critiques and concerns from the judges.  

        • Anonymous

          With all due respect, seriously?  Bert’s collection is so dated and bland; it completely justifies all the critiques and concerns from the judges.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        I thought so, too.  I actually really like Bert’s collection.  

        • Anonymous

          I’ve only looked at the top two posts so far and I have to agree that I like Bert’s collection quite a bit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        I thought so, too.  I actually really like Bert’s collection.  

    • Anonymous

      i like anya’s collection but most of the stuff looks identical. i DO really love it though.

      i think anthony ryan’s looks good. i’m happy. his models look super cute. i like that he gave them a lil of his flava. i’m glad his collection doesn’t look super commercial; i was worried it might, and the tweed overalls dont look anywhere near as bad as i was expecting. i cant see the crotch because of the watermark, but they don’t look bad.

      i really hope he and anya are top 3. meh. 

    • MilaXX

      i like these better. Anthony’s is very whimsical, Amya’s is ver pretty and tropical. Very  Uli 2.0. Bert is exactly what I expected, I think  the Duchess will like his.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

      I think Anthony Ryan’s red, white, and black look is the best outfit by far so far, but it also looks like Mila meets Mondo, and we saw how those collections fared with Michael and Nina.

    • Anonymous

      Surprise! Anya’s collection has no sleeves!
      One of Anthony’s models is wearing Vincent’s hat from the Apartment Challenge.
      Bert’s is my fave so far.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI Anonymous

      I like Anthony’s outfits fairly well.  They are kicky and untraditional.  I like his work the best of these three.  Anya’s are nice but too consistently Honolulu.  Bert’s are very wearable but not unusual enough to be winners of a designer constest

    • Anonymous

      Someone hasn’t learned how to make a sleeve yet!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

        Are you talking about Bert?  Or Anya?  Or Anthony?

        There is a certain Suede-like lack of sleeves in all of these looks, isn’t there?

        • Anonymous

          Well, we’ve seen sleeves from Bryce and while I can’t recall Bert doing a sleeve, I know he knows how to do one. Anya though, I have serious doubts unless she makes a jacket next week.

    • Anonymous

      Better then Bryce, Kimberly and I think it goes without saying, Josh. I like Bert’s and Anya’s is pretty but kept to what she knows how to sew well and nothing that shows she can do more. Anthony attempted to do what Mondo did but he just isn’t as good at pairing patterns.

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      Anya for sure on the top 3, although there is fitting issues.

    • spooki C

      Anya’s looks exactly as I imagined it would… all nice stuff but nothing that blows me away. Makes me miss Uli.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Anya’s made me homesick for Uli. 

      • Anonymous

        EXACTLY what I thought. Different color palette, but it’s SO Uli!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I really like Bert’s and I’m surprised at the comments here. It’s not exactly TRENDY but don’t get the ‘dated’ criticism, maybe because I’m in my 20s, I don’t have the same reference points.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you, and I am just old enough to get the reference points. Guess we’re in the minority but I find his clothes incredibly elegant and flattering. Beautiful, wearable clothes that enhance the lines of the body. Making garments that look that “simple” and fit that well is incredibly difficult. Love the cleanness, the calm and the palette too. Mostly hate gimmicks and trends that last a season or two and end up looking sadly dated. I don’t see Bert as derivative at all. The 20 year old who walks into a party wearing any of these clothes would stop traffic

        • scottyf

          Front seats at Bert’s and my wedding, and your choice of vegetarian, beef or seafood entree at the reception for you and Sobaika Mirza.

          What a perceptive and succinct description of his show. I don’t see how classic lines and simple elegance can be dated. If I were a woman, I’d buy just about every piece and expect to get some use out of them for years to come.

          Personally, I think a lot of the Bert haters are doing it, not because they have a problem with his designs but, because it’s the trendy thing to do.

          If they’d only get that the bandwagon is in the next town by now–they can stop jumping on it.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, where others might see ‘dated’ I’m seeing ‘timeless’ and ‘ageless’. I think a woman of any age would be flattered by some of those garments.

          • Anonymous

            Scotty you are my favorite Unborn Fawn

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you, and I am just old enough to get the reference points. Guess we’re in the minority but I find his clothes incredibly elegant and flattering. Beautiful, wearable clothes that enhance the lines of the body. Making garments that look that “simple” and fit that well is incredibly difficult. Love the cleanness, the calm and the palette too. Mostly hate gimmicks and trends that last a season or two and end up looking sadly dated. I don’t see Bert as derivative at all. The 20 year old who walks into a party wearing any of these clothes would stop traffic

      • Anonymous

        I’ve got to agree.  Bert may not be on-trend, but those gowns are beautifully made and I suspect they move wonderfully.  And I was around for the 70s and 80s.  There’s a real elegance to them.  It’s all about the cut and fabric choice, they’re not gimmicky with stuff stuck all over them to make up for a lack of skill or the use of the same cut over and over.  It’s hard to make simple distinctive, but I think he does it.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve got to agree.  Bert may not be on-trend, but those gowns are beautifully made and I suspect they move wonderfully.  And I was around for the 70s and 80s.  There’s a real elegance to them.  It’s all about the cut and fabric choice, they’re not gimmicky with stuff stuck all over them to make up for a lack of skill or the use of the same cut over and over.  It’s hard to make simple distinctive, but I think he does it.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, my first thought was “dated”, but it’s perhaps more “classic” as opposed to “on-trend”.  I just don’t understand when he always describes himself as “modern”.  I don’t think his style or personality lends itself well to the Project Runway mold.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Waaaaay back in the dim and distant past (1989-1991), when I was studying literature at University, ‘Modern’ literature was from the 70s.  ‘Contemporary’ literature was the bang up to date stuff.  So – as far as the language of literature goes – Bert’s stuff IS ‘modern’!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          The cream, one shoulder number that his model is wearing is lovely, in one of the images you can see it from the back and it is stunningly sexy.  

          I don’t like all of his work and don’t remember an ‘all gowns’ collection ever winning but that dress is fabulous.

          • Anonymous

            It’s actually not all gowns.  The first dress is short and might passably work for day–I’d have to see a better pix to tell.  They’re also a couple of pants outfits.  They’re just so sleek and graceful that they have sort of a gown presence.  

            It’s one of the most sophisticated PR collections I can remember.  It’s as if Bert decided, “I’ll just make beautiful, wearable clothes.”  It actually feels a bit Calvin Klein to me from, I think, the late 80s, early 90s.as well as Halston, but in a good way.  

          • Anonymous

            It’s actually not all gowns.  The first dress is short and might passably work for day–I’d have to see a better pix to tell.  They’re also a couple of pants outfits.  They’re just so sleek and graceful that they have sort of a gown presence.  

            It’s one of the most sophisticated PR collections I can remember.  It’s as if Bert decided, “I’ll just make beautiful, wearable clothes.”  It actually feels a bit Calvin Klein to me from, I think, the late 80s, early 90s.as well as Halston, but in a good way.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1663121863 Donna DeVore Metler

        You can add me to the list of folks who really like Bert’s-I’m hoping he lasts to the Final 3-because his pieces are simple, beautiful and elegant-something that isn’t typically rewarded on PR-but is in the real world where some of us just want to look nice.

        • Anonymous

          I’m glad that Bert got to show at Fashion Week, which should really help to reboot his career.

        • Anonymous

          I’m glad that Bert got to show at Fashion Week, which should really help to reboot his career.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

            Which I’m sure was exactly what he set out to do.  I’m glad he’s reeling in the ‘tude a bit, but I have a feeling he did this to simply announce he was “back”.

        • Anonymous

          Bert’s collection is well made and lovely, but isn’t exactly the work of a creative dynamo.  The best PR winners combine both craftsmanship and creativity.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        I said this in response to an earlier post, but I really like Bert’s collection, too!  It’s actually wearable! 

    • Judy_J

      Anya’s collection is so repetitive.  Anthony’s is cute.  I like that second little dress.  Bert’s collection appeals to me, but I am a woman of a certain age, and I would wear much of what he’s got on the runway. 

    • Judy_J

      Anya’s collection is so repetitive.  Anthony’s is cute.  I like that second little dress.  Bert’s collection appeals to me, but I am a woman of a certain age, and I would wear much of what he’s got on the runway. 

    • Anonymous

      Where has all the creativity gone?  At this rate, the legend of PR will be nothing but a vague memory that I tell my grand kiddies around the fire.  ” Grandmommy, tell us again about the days of Laura, Uli, and Christian Sirano !!  And don’t forget the parts about  the wise King, Tim Gunn!”  
      On all that is holy, please Lifetime if you can’t up your game, put a bullet in it!  It is too sad to see PR go out with a wimper into that great dark network night!

    • Anonymous

      Where has all the creativity gone?  At this rate, the legend of PR will be nothing but a vague memory that I tell my grand kiddies around the fire.  ” Grandmommy, tell us again about the days of Laura, Uli, and Christian Sirano !!  And don’t forget the parts about  the wise King, Tim Gunn!”  
      On all that is holy, please Lifetime if you can’t up your game, put a bullet in it!  It is too sad to see PR go out with a wimper into that great dark network night!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I started trying to work out who’s a finalist and who’s not but – ultimately – I find I couldn’t give a rat’s arse…  Which frees me up to simply appreciate each designer’s efforts.

      Anthony’s looks at least have a spark about them and the styling has some humour.  And I can’t usually stand Ikat fabric (which I think has something to do with hating my Maya Wrap baby carrier – Ergo all the way!).

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I started trying to work out who’s a finalist and who’s not but – ultimately – I find I couldn’t give a rat’s arse…  Which frees me up to simply appreciate each designer’s efforts.

      Anthony’s looks at least have a spark about them and the styling has some humour.  And I can’t usually stand Ikat fabric (which I think has something to do with hating my Maya Wrap baby carrier – Ergo all the way!).

    • Jenny Hansell

      Having looked at all 9 collections I feel very disappointed by how boring, drab and unceative most of them are.  Anya, Victor, Bert and Anthony are the best of a pretty dreary bunch. By far the worst crop of designers ever.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Definitely agree. Really blah group of collections, even the better ones have issues. I liked Anya’s but it was rather… predictable.  Enjoyed Bert’s but I seem to be one of the few. Doesn’t make me look forward to the rest of the reason.

    • Anonymous

      I like the fabrics Anya picked but the looks and apparent fabrication makes me think of what would Uli would’ve made had she had some minor taste and skill issues.  And I know it’s spring 2012, but…no sleeves so far.  

    • Anonymous

      I think Victor’s trying to pull a fast one on us with the styling. The styling says “Look! I’m quirky and fun! Bobs! Bowls! The models are turning into smurfs at the wrist! FUN!” But when you look at the actual clothes, there’s nothing exciting going on. Each of those 4 looks I see so far appear to be from four different collections. The first is from a Mondo-like collection. The shorts are nice, but the print on the top is a bit too busy. The second is from an entirely different collection much like Michael D.’s of last season. That shirt looks unfinished and cheap. I like the skirt though. The third is from a farmer-chic collection. Nothing fashion-forward or exciting about that. They’re very simple and slightly ugly clothes. The last is from a western-themed collection (think Joe from season 5, I think). The denim shirt is very cliche cowboyish. The skirt is cute though.

    • Anonymous

      I think Victor’s trying to pull a fast one on us with the styling. The styling says “Look! I’m quirky and fun! Bobs! Bowls! The models are turning into smurfs at the wrist! FUN!” But when you look at the actual clothes, there’s nothing exciting going on. Each of those 4 looks I see so far appear to be from four different collections. The first is from a Mondo-like collection. The shorts are nice, but the print on the top is a bit too busy. The second is from an entirely different collection much like Michael D.’s of last season. That shirt looks unfinished and cheap. I like the skirt though. The third is from a farmer-chic collection. Nothing fashion-forward or exciting about that. They’re very simple and slightly ugly clothes. The last is from a western-themed collection (think Joe from season 5, I think). The denim shirt is very cliche cowboyish. The skirt is cute though.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast Anonymous

      I don’t get this Anya thing. I like her clothes and would buy them, but the problem is I’m pretty sure I own some of those dresses. I’d have to see the back to be sure, but I definitely have a maxi dress with the same neck line as her last dress in the photo set. Also, I’ve just figured out Bert’s ideal customer: Angelina “I brought my face, what else do you want?” Jolie. At least all of the long dresses.

      • Mary McClelland

        Me either.  Also, her 5th look – eeks.  It really looks amateur hour and poorly constructed.  I totes agree with you on Bert’s customer.  Maybe Angelina will discover Bert and she will become his muse.  One could only hope as my love for Bert has been renewed after last night’s epi. 

    • Anonymous

      I like Anthony’s 4th look, black top, red toned bargello flame print skirt. Bert’s are very simple, sad to see no color, except for the last boxy dress, all are very flattering to a woman’s shape.

    • Jessica Bevan

      I don’t know if I love Anthony’s styling choices, but I like where he’s going with the clothes. 

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s got a whole lot of WTF going on. Burt looks like Bob Mackie with less glitter, which isn’t a bad thing if it’s 1979. At least they’re pretty and wearable.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s got a whole lot of WTF going on. Burt looks like Bob Mackie with less glitter, which isn’t a bad thing if it’s 1979. At least they’re pretty and wearable.

      • Mary McClelland

        I enjoy Bert’s, but I guess I love me a vintage minimalist aesthetic.  Anya, she’s like Uli 2.0 – she only designs for herself and her lifstyle.  Not that that is bad, necessarily, but its a very niche look and everything looks the same. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          I really like what Bert created, however, you can go through older issues of any of the leading mags and see all of those garments, as they were done the first time.  It doesn’t mean their bad.  In fact, that they are SO recognizable speaks more to how good those designs were to begin with.  And I’m all flashback and nostalgia and bringing fashion from the past into the now.  And I LOVE the elegant slink of his aesthetic, but it’s missing the modern.  It’s missing that little quirk that makes it fresh and exciting.  It’s just not there.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          I really like what Bert created, however, you can go through older issues of any of the leading mags and see all of those garments, as they were done the first time.  It doesn’t mean their bad.  In fact, that they are SO recognizable speaks more to how good those designs were to begin with.  And I’m all flashback and nostalgia and bringing fashion from the past into the now.  And I LOVE the elegant slink of his aesthetic, but it’s missing the modern.  It’s missing that little quirk that makes it fresh and exciting.  It’s just not there.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Thank you!  I was beginning to think I was the only one looking at Anthony’s stuff and being dumb-founded.  I’m becoming more and more convinced it’s a joke.  It just has to be.  And I mean, I like the kid and all, but DAMN.  ???????

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Thank you!  I was beginning to think I was the only one looking at Anthony’s stuff and being dumb-founded.  I’m becoming more and more convinced it’s a joke.  It just has to be.  And I mean, I like the kid and all, but DAMN.  ???????

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Thank you!  I was beginning to think I was the only one looking at Anthony’s stuff and being dumb-founded.  I’m becoming more and more convinced it’s a joke.  It just has to be.  And I mean, I like the kid and all, but DAMN.  ???????

        • Anonymous

          He seems to have sort of a sly sense of humor, that one. But actually the clothes aren’t really that bad looking at all. I mean, if ever in some alternative universe I were to wear overalls, those would be what I’d want them to look like.

    • Kate Pearce

      I really liked Bert’s and Anya’s is okay I suppose.

    • Peggy S.

      Remember the days when a designer’s aesthetic evolved by being on PR?

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      I think I fell asleep during Bert’s images.And why did Anya put that one outfit on such a dark skinned model? I could barely see it.

    • Toto Maya

      Oh, Bert. No.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      I actually liked Bert’s.  Clean and streamlined.

      • Anonymous

        I like it, too, but I think he’s not long for the show…

    • Anonymous

      I know all the images aren’t up yet, but where are the opening  and closing collection showstopper looks? I didn’t see one from any of these designers.

    • http://twitter.com/magicalrealist Magical Realist

      Bert’s collection looks very expensive and beautifully-made, and he could be a finalist. But, true to my expectations, it looks like it
      first went down a runway 20 years ago. There are some elegant pieces, but it’s all dowager-wear. There’s absolutely nothing fresh, youthful, or unexpected about those clothes; I’ve seen all of them before, back when most of his models were still in diapers.

      So far, there’s a couple of individual pieces I like in Anthony Ryan’s collection, but the styling? Oh honey, no. Just…what? Blue wrists? Bad cosplay wigs? Sally Jessy Raphael glasses? I don’t think he’s a finalist.

      Anya’s theme was clearly ‘Clavicles on Parade.’ As an amply-embosomed sort, I am resentful. But there are some gorgeous clothes in that collection, and if she’s not in the top three I’ll be shocked.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        BAHAHAHA CLAVICLES ON PARADE

      • Sobaika Mirza

        BAHAHAHA CLAVICLES ON PARADE

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Well said about Bert!!  I’m sorry for psychically ripping off your comments before I got to them. (a couple posts above & you said it better ;)  )

        But needless to say, I concur!!!  :D

    • Anonymous

      I’m in love with Bert’s collection.  It’s refined and looks impeccable.   I hope he’s Final 3!

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s are gorgeous.

      Anya’s is okay, but the silhouettes aren’t varied enough.   The prints, on the other hand, are too varied, as though she just decided to use any pretty print she found, rather than having them relate to each other.

      Anthony’s doesn’t look like a collection at all (though there are only 4 photos up at the moment – perhaps the rest of the looks will pull it together).  But what the heck is his second model wearing on her head?

    • Lori

      Seeing this makes me wish Bert had tried out for “All on the Line” instead, assuming he wouldn’t try to kick Joe Zee to the curb.

      • Anonymous

        Oh my goodness!  Thank you, I haven’t heard of that show and now i have a show to catch up when this is over.

    • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

      I’m feeling Anya as Uli, Part Deux. Not to say that the collection (as I’m currently seeing it) isn’t good (it is!), but it’s a very similar aesthetic.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s call a spade a spade:  It’s a copy.  Period.

        • Anonymous

          Since Uli should have won that season, perhaps it will win this time.

        • Anonymous

          Since Uli should have won that season, perhaps it will win this time.

        • http://profiles.google.com/quangtran65 quang tran

           Sure, because Anya’s Caribbean aesthetic is clearly a blatant copy of Uli’s Miami aesthetic.

          • Anonymous

            No, because the cut of fabric, the structure of the pieces, and even many of the colors are exactly the same as some of Uli’s designs.

            • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

              They both work in the same style. Neither of them invented it.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s call a spade a spade:  It’s a copy.  Period.

    • Anonymous

      Some of Anya’s pieces are very pretty, but I think Uli did it first and wayyy better. I kind of love Bert’s, but I’m old, so… I’m thinking Halston in 1977. I love the short dresses and I want to own them. And then there’s Anthony Ryan’s Homage to Alias. I guess everybody needs a muse and Anya’s is herself, Bert’s is Lauren Hutton in 1977 and Anthony Ryan’s is Sydney Bristwo. Meanwhile, any one of them could be F3 and I wouldn’t be at all surprised.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        Lauren Hutton! YES!!  That is exactly who I was seeing in all of his stuff.  That goldy-coppery number?  I see her walking down a sidewalk in some Mediterranean courtyard, with her trademark half smile and gap, wind blowing her hair back a bit, sun setting to her west and glimmering off her hair and dress.

    • Anonymous

      I like Bert’s understated, elegant collection. If it’s a decoy, it’s a good one and it actually looks like a collection. Anya just keeps making a variation of the same thing and there is absolutely no cohesion to it. Anthony, kind of meh and if there isn’t any more, it has to be a decoy.

    • Anonymous

      Mother of Freaking GOD!  Most of Anya’s looks are direct rip-offs of Uli’s designs! 

      Anthony’s look like what the Petticoat Junction girls would have worn to be fashionable on a trip to the Big Ol’ City. I mean, that is some sad hillbilly-wear.

      Bert’s are classic and lovely, but they will bore the hell out of the judges.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        When I saw Anya’s I immediately thought of Uli too! Wasn’t Uli a decoy? I seem to remember someone commenting in a reunion show (I think it was Kors) that they wished she had shown some of that zing before they aufed her.

        • Anonymous

          Uli wasn’t a decoy.  She was the runner-up.

        • Anonymous

          No, Uli came in second after Jeffrey.  Kara Janx was the Season 2 decoy who had a better collection than any of the top three–Chloe, Santino and Daniel.  Think it’s why in season 3,4 and 5 four designers made it as far as fashion week and got full budgets.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        When I saw Anya’s I immediately thought of Uli too! Wasn’t Uli a decoy? I seem to remember someone commenting in a reunion show (I think it was Kors) that they wished she had shown some of that zing before they aufed her.

    • http://twitter.com/LPsometimes LP

      I like Anthony’s so far.  It’s reminiscent of Mondo’s, but a more understated version.

    • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

      Poor Bert, classy and elegant seems to equal boring on PR.
      I love his collection, but I’m “mature” sooooo…..

    • Anonymous

      One of the disappointments at seeing the collections at this point in the game is that you might quit rooting for someone because you know what they bring to the finale runway.  There’s been an item in the news lately about how, if you know the ending of a story ahead of time, you enjoy the story more because you can delve deeper into the journey itself and absorb more of the nuance.  I’m not quite sure that applies here. 

      • Anonymous

        I read that news item, too.  Seems like that could be the case for second viewings and readings, but why not experience it both ways by keeping it spoiler-free the first time through?  That is, when you’re given a choice, and don’t have someone spoil it FOR you.  I don’t think it justifies spoiling things for other people (as if you’re really doing them a favor!) one bit.

        I think this is the first time I peeked ahead, and I didn’t give much thought as to whether or not I should, because I just don’t feel too strongly about how this season turns out.  Hard to quit rooting for someone when you’re rooting for no one.

    • Anonymous

      That poor Asian model in Bert’s collection.  She looks like she’s a prisoner of war in that outfit.  Did he make that out of bedsheets? 

    • Anonymous

      I just pictured Bianca or Liza wearing Bert’s collection and it made it much more fun. “STEVE, STEVE! OVER HERE! LET US IN DARLING!”

    • Anonymous

      I just pictured Bianca or Liza wearing Bert’s collection and it made it much more fun. “STEVE, STEVE! OVER HERE! LET US IN DARLING!”

    • Anonymous

      Love Bert’s but I love well-cut classic – these are all woman wearing the dress and not vice versa. Anya’s silhouette is too repetitive – I like 5, 6 and 8 from her but overall it’s just too resort for me. I do, however, love the pairing of the dresses with flats – and not just the maxis – think that looks very chic. Anthony’s is not quite hanging together for me – a bit unfocused.

      • Anonymous

        But that’s just it: these shouldn’t be women wearing the dress. They’re models. They’re supposed to be walking coat hangers hired to showcase the clothes. The clothes should be the focus. Bert’s garments are entirely too simple for a Fashion Week collection and they lack originality (there’s not a single thing here that I can’t already buy).

    • Anonymous

      I think Bert would be the winner… if this was “The Fashion Show” or “Launch My Line”. The clothes do look lovely and, most of all, salable. Maybe instead of calling these looks dated they should be called classic. But I don’t see anything here that is fashion-forward.

    • Anonymous

      I like a couple of the pieces from Anthony and Anya’s collections. Bert’s is one big yawn in clothing form. 

    • Anonymous

      I like a couple of the pieces from Anthony and Anya’s collections. Bert’s is one big yawn in clothing form. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arjay-Gallo/1336876862 Arjay Gallo

      Anya is definite top three for me. Berts’ collection is super simple, almost like Calvin Klein minimalism or Halston. I guess he could be in it, but I kind of get the whiff of “not a lot was spent because they didn’t give me that much.”

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        you know, yr right.

        that scares me, too, cos one of the collections that looks like lots of money was thrown at someone who couldnt make anything very good out of it is, um, josh’s.

        • margaret meyers

          Jeez, you’re right.  Trash, don’t tell me it’s so!  The final three includes Porn Star Anya and Screaming cosmetics addict Josh?  Their collections both look like they had a budget.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        you know, yr right.

        that scares me, too, cos one of the collections that looks like lots of money was thrown at someone who couldnt make anything very good out of it is, um, josh’s.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        you know, yr right.

        that scares me, too, cos one of the collections that looks like lots of money was thrown at someone who couldnt make anything very good out of it is, um, josh’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      Wow.  I was going to wait and reply after everything was up, but Anthony is kidding, right?  He didn’t make the Top 3 and used this opportunity to say a big F-U!  to the entire industry, didn’t he?  Or was there a no final collection glue-gun codicil in the contract this year?

      I like Anya’s stuff, I really did.  However, it all starts to look the same after the first few looks.

      Bert.  Oh, Bert.  Nothing new.  Nothing fresh.  Nothing forward.  Pretty.  Wearable.  But all of it was referential.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      Wow.  I was going to wait and reply after everything was up, but Anthony is kidding, right?  He didn’t make the Top 3 and used this opportunity to say a big F-U!  to the entire industry, didn’t he?  Or was there a no final collection glue-gun codicil in the contract this year?

      I like Anya’s stuff, I really did.  However, it all starts to look the same after the first few looks.

      Bert.  Oh, Bert.  Nothing new.  Nothing fresh.  Nothing forward.  Pretty.  Wearable.  But all of it was referential.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i like bert’s except for everything that references the 80s, cos i hate the 80s. that cuts out lots of bert’s, i know, but at least his stuff is competently created unlike most of the rest of this stuff.

      i like anthony’s first outfit tho i would never wear it, even if i were fifteen years old, six inches taller & slim as a blade of grass. the hat he’s used in what i will call for a variety of reasons, “number two” reminds of nothing more than the vincent basket of chains. i mean, it’s so reminiscent that, in this context, it wont remind anyone of anything else. in its original vincent context it can force the brain to regurgitate images of devo wearing flowerpots, something vincent is old enough both to know & to know was meant ironically {before irony became a common fixture}. i’ll allow that anthony is to young to get any of that but he should get the PR reference, seeing as where he is & it doesnt bode well for his creative thought processes that he missed it. & after the hat came the overalls & very little of any of it’s very good, but it does have that gretchen goes to etsy vibe that they loved so much last year that i think he has a slot at no. 3.

      anya, tho– anya i think is gonna win the gantze magilla {probably spelled wrong but who knows how things really transliterate. i’m too tired to think}. anyway, i think she’s gonna win it for a whole lotta reasons, only one of which is that her stuff isnt bad in a season where nobody’s stuff is great. cos, of course, in a season where nobody’s stuff is great & the competitors werent chosen for talent, how can the contest be decided on talent alone?

      tired, here.

    • Margot Brose

      Oooo, I was really REALLY pulling for Anthony…he’s such a sweetie and he reminds me of everything I liked about living in the south, plus he has interesting ideas… but this collection is UGLY. Anya is def in the top three. Her stuff is interesting and aesthetically sound. Bert’s things are pretty, but not original.

      • margaret meyers

        Anthony’s collction has so many missteps.  Denim, top-stitched top with a flame stitch short?  Shantung silk overalls with an LL Bean shirt?  Nasty rust knit top with the patented Big Ass Skirt?  Oh, no!  That first look played the contrasting game well, but everything els is a monumental fail.

    • Margot Brose

      Oooo, I was really REALLY pulling for Anthony…he’s such a sweetie and he reminds me of everything I liked about living in the south, plus he has interesting ideas… but this collection is UGLY. Anya is def in the top three. Her stuff is interesting and aesthetically sound. Bert’s things are pretty, but not original.

    • Anonymous

      I fear Anthony is a decoy because I think Tim would have said “Why are you putting a bowl on her head?” at some point during the preparations had he given them personal attention.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan is showing is collection for Project Hipster. I’m surprised his models aren’t all carrying cans of PBR.

      Bert’s collection actually looks like clothes for women to wear and look good in. Of course this means he’s probably a decoy.

      Anya’s collection is such a Uli rip-off it fills me with rage. Of course, this means she’ll probably win.

      • Anonymous

        Ha ha, PBR and cardboard mustaches.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan – do NOT make us all wear those embarrassing large glasses again.  And what’s with the Velma Hair Styling?
      Bert’s collection – i like it.  simple but elegant.  but i like it.
      Anya – i keep thinking Uli Uli Uli.  

      • Anonymous

        OMG – did not see post below.  Agree agree agree.

    • Anonymous

      B E R T  !!!   If he is NOT a finalist, I’d say he had one of the (if not THE) best decoy collections.  I hope he get work from this!  I love the long dress with the vertical stripes

      Anthony  – initial impression – it mostly looks cheap.   The silly white hat on the model in the bornze wig and top and the cream and blakc? skirt – approaching Jerrell hat ridiculousness

      Anya – - there is a LOT of exposed boobage in that collection

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Anya has some gorgeous dresses. As usual, Bert disappoints.

    • pacconci

      Anthony Ryan blew it. I least liked his knock off of Vincent’s basket hat.  What was he thinking? Anya’s flowey dresses were lovely but Uli showed more variety and she didn’t win. Bert’s looked as I expected — well designed and well made, but nothing to take my breath away. Based on these pix, Viktor for the win.

    • Heather Hyland

      Bert might as well face it, he’s addicted to Robert Palmer hair.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s is a little disappointing. Anya’s has nice prints but it looks like a line of beach cover-ups. Bert’s is staid. I am not seeing the wow factor.

    • Anonymous

      I know that models are skinny, but wow, most of those girls really need to eat something.  Their bony chests make them look like poorly fed teenage boys.

    • http://profiles.google.com/eszubert Elizabeth Szubert

      I like Anya’s designs.  I also think that, even though the styling needs help, Bert’s has solid designs as well.

    • Tom Shea

      How did Uli manage to smuggle her designs in under the name ‘Anya?’

      • Anonymous

        I just said the exact same thing! Uli’s was much better, though…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Anthony Ryan: disappointing. Almost like he threw in the towel. There’s not a lot of effort there.

      Anya: looks like a finalist, but all the looks are quite similar. I like the black and white floor-length cover-up. It’s a refreshing change from the breastbones. Also, I’d wear it.

      Bert: lovely, simple. well-made and classy dresses. However, Bad Mommy Laura was slightly reprimanded for an all-evening collection, wasn’t she? I don’t think Bert is top three.

    • Sea Elle

      anyone think theres a chance burt makes it and the champagne colored short one is the “extra look” challenge?

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s black and white long dress is gorgeous.  Anthony’s collection is wearable but not very dramatic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      And what’s with the weird blue stain on the right arms of Anthony’s models?? It’s just not cool.

    • G Spencer

      Anya’s designs are too repetitive!!  they are nice…but the same thing we saw in PR same version here… YAWN!! 
      Anthony had more interesting pieces!

    • margaret meyers

      Other than two looks, Anya’s line seems to be entirely pool wear and lingerie.

    • Anonymous

      Bert needs to team up with a jewelry designer. Some of his outfits were made to wear with big rocks. Scotty, can I wear the last dress to your wedding with a huge Byzantine-inspired necklace?

    • Anonymous

      Boring. All of them.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s is disappointing. Bert’s is solid, if a bit plain. Anya can’t do sleeves or pants. In other seasons we’d say she would benefit from Design school. She’s not ready.

    • Anonymous

      Who’s Anthony? The designers are so very bland this season that I haven’t even remembered their names. Oh, never mind – Anthony Ryan. Is Ryan his last name or does he go by first and middle, like Ann Margaret?

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE Anthony’s collection! I am surprised people are calling it “boring”! Love the prints (also loved his outfit and the Rohrschach prints this week), love the fashion farm styling…I think it’s pitch perfect.* At least from the looks posted so far.

      Anya’s is Anya’s…largely meh. A few disasters, a few great looks…loved a couple of her prints. Overall I’d say it’s mediocre, and don’t even tell me she sewed any of it herself.

      Everything Bert has ever done has reminded me of the fuggest of 90′s Calvin Klein. This is no exception.

      *Amended to say, I hate the fucking hat he put on the blue-bleach-print-skirted redhead model. Gah.

    • Anonymous

      No sleeves on Anya’s looks!  Shocker.

      Bert’s are well done, but haven’t we seen all this?   The last one is disturbing/interesting.

      Anthony Ryan — maybe a little too junior?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QVNXE5PQQVTSQHG77WZA3VRL5Q Alli Lon

        Aren’t there sleeves on the cover up thing?

        • Anonymous

          Technically you could call it a sleeve. The fact that it is a very loose, short cap sleeve that looks like she just folded over the fabric and tacked it to make a ‘sleeve’ does not count in my book.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      I don’t know any of the “characters,” so based just on these visuals, Anya & Anthony’s are crap. Utter fugly crap.

      Bert’s collection is stunning. However, he desperately needs to learn how to STYLE his models. I looooove his clothing, though.

    • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

      Everything Bert has shown here, makes the model look big on the hips. Yeah, not a fan.

    • Miss Andrea Chapman

      Anya’s collection is way too HERE IS MY RIBCAGE for me.

    • Anonymous

      Why does Anya love the open tops of dresses like that so much? Not surprised that she didn’t attempt pants or sleeves eventhough I think she really should have. Anthony Ryan’s is…interesting. Bert’s are nice and classic if a bit plain. Wearable at least.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jin-Ong/584903214 Jin Ong

      Anthony ripped off McQueen again.

      • Anonymous

        how?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BDDQFF22SPECYW2E7EH3KP7D4 Evergreen G

        If he did, he failed miserably. McQueen’s collections have an intelligent, well-tailored, and almost theatrical feel to it and there is no denying the historical references in his clothing. I am not sure what Anthony Ryan’s inspiration was.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan’s is fun.
      Anya’s is interesting, though about half of it is cheap looking.
      Bert’s is so “classic” that I almost want to say…dated.  It’s pretty, but it looks a little Forrester Creations.

    • lilibetp

      The next to the last dress of Bert’s is gorgeous!

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      I’m going to make an assumption about Bert based on these pictures:  That Vertigo is his favorite movie, and his car has a bumper sticker that says I <3 Kim Novak.  His collection isn't horrible, it's just so dated.

      AR's styling was borrowed from Valerie's PR S08 decoy collection from last season.  Does he do anything original?  http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2010/10/pr-ripping-the-collections-valerie-2.html  Now I'm not saying Valerie was the first to use that particular styling, but that he's doing it SO SOON after her season is… questionable.  

      Anya is like a third generation Uli clone.  I like three of the prints but what she's done isn't particularly inspiring.  

      I really can't get it up for any of these collections.  Yawn.  I might stop watching the show.  None of these clothes make me care enough to watch who wins.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Oh Anthony…..this gives me a headache. It’s like they rolled around in an Urban Outfitters and wore whatever stuck to them.

      Anya = the very very poor man’s Uli. The whole collection SCREAMS “I can’t sew!!”

      I really like a lot of Bert’s, but he won’t win because it’s not innovative (although, if Michael Kors is the one to point that out, I may need assistance putting my eyes back in after they pop out from rolling so hard). But it’s so lovely! I’m partial to clean lines, though, so it could just be me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1476648069 Scott Cooper

        I thought the same thing about Anya’s collection.  For a second I thought I was looking at Uli’s work, not just in prints but in silhouttes.  In fact, they all look a little familiar with Anthony echoing Jeffrey and Bert recalling Laura.

        I like Bert’s collection best of these three.  He gets slammed for being dated, but I just think he’s not designing for the youth market.  That said, the last dress looks like a shower curtain.

        • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

          Lol yeah it does. The firs three and the second to last one though- in the words of Liz Lemon- I want to go to there!! And I’m 26…so I guess I’m probably not the youth market anymore, but his stuff does have enough range that I’d wear it AND get a something for my mother (who is closer to his age). Plus, I bet he could easily design something for Princess Katherine, and isn’t her simple (read: mostly boring) style supposed to be all the rage these days?

          • Anonymous

            Bert’s second-to-last one is cut *perfectly* – Beautiful!

        • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

          Lol yeah it does. The firs three and the second to last one though- in the words of Liz Lemon- I want to go to there!! And I’m 26…so I guess I’m probably not the youth market anymore, but his stuff does have enough range that I’d wear it AND get a something for my mother (who is closer to his age). Plus, I bet he could easily design something for Princess Katherine, and isn’t her simple (read: mostly boring) style supposed to be all the rage these days?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFDDXGYWAUZBM4M5MJIINUHWBA Martha

      Pleased with Berts mature chic looks,  Love the little print dress, but for me would need a touch longer

      Uli light is right, but a very nice beach inspired collection.  Still do not buy into the “I have only sewn for 6 month” claim

      Anthony WTH with the blue arms

      Distracted by the styling and overall his models simply look rediculous.

      A lot of tootie going on too.  Cannot figure out the inspiration

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      Say what you will about Bert, the old queen has an eye for making an amazing garment! Anya equals beachwear, okay but expected. Anthony’s looks were a little strange but kinda cool too. Hum.

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      Say what you will about Bert, the old queen has an eye for making an amazing garment! Anya equals beachwear, okay but expected. Anthony’s looks were a little strange but kinda cool too. Hum.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony… is “Schizophrenia” the theme of this collection?  Because the only thing these looks seemed to have in common was the ability to make my eyes bleed.

      Anya… is Uli v. 2.0 and quite frankly, I was bored by this.  I feel like we saw it all when Uli was on the show.

      Bert… were you designing for someone twenty, or sixty?  I just don’t get it.. Long, overly matronly looks, then BAM! something short and cute. I’m confused, overall.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony… is “Schizophrenia” the theme of this collection?  Because the only thing these looks seemed to have in common was the ability to make my eyes bleed.

      Anya… is Uli v. 2.0 and quite frankly, I was bored by this.  I feel like we saw it all when Uli was on the show.

      Bert… were you designing for someone twenty, or sixty?  I just don’t get it.. Long, overly matronly looks, then BAM! something short and cute. I’m confused, overall.

    • Anonymous

      so far bored with everyone’s collections. Anya’s is the most obvious (as to whose collection it is) but maxi dress, maxi dress, maxi dress gets reeeaaaallly old, fast

      • margaret meyers

        And the number of people who can wear that look are pretty limited.The number of trophy wives, high-priced escorts and gold diggers is way down in this economy.  Who else is going to wear these looks?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Anthony’s work suffers from horrible styling. Anya’s work shows in detail that she has a VERY limited range of looks she can do.  Basically variations on teh theme of plunging neckline, loose and flowing. Bert really shows his chops here and delivers some surprises.  Though a few of them are also fairly dated looks, like the beige sequin dress which is straight up Halston from 1980.

    • Nikki Douglas

      I actually like Bert’s the best!

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s is quite a disappointment for me…I expected something a bit more exciting than this.  But everything looks more RTW than back in the good old days of finale collections–probably a horrid carryover from Gretchen’s win.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony – nada

      Anya – love the brown dress with the gold collar, otherwise “yawn.”

      Bert – Love the first look, then it went boring.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony: From this half of the collection, very him. Certainly not boring. I like everything but those overalls. I like the first two a lot actually. That (denim??) skirt is well done. Like the butterfly collar on the fourth one, the whole look works for me, and the skirt on the 5th in nice. I like this half the the show, just need to see the rest of it. Based on these, it a possibility he could be top three, but I need to see the rest to make my decision.
      Anya: Beautiful. This to me looks top three. I can also see the Uli vibe, but it would make sense, since Uli lives in Miami, her clothes had that easy, beachy sort of chicness to them. Anya’s overall aesthetic is very much similar to Uli’s, being from Trinidad-Tobago, she even articulated her aesthetic in her audition, its for an easy lifestyle. Like it all, love the prints, everything looks well made, and the styling works. My favorites are the first two, that 2nd to last turquoise-brown-beige gown and the two right before that one. I say Top 3.
      Bert: Very sophisticated. Nothing groundbreaking, but everything looks impeccably sewn and constructed. THe second and next to last dresses are quite gorgeous. Well made, and sophisticated. I’d like to actually say top 3 here, the workmanship here is superb, but this might be a decoy.

      I think all three here have potential to be top 3, with Anya being the most likely top 3 collection. Overall I like these three very much.

    • http://twitter.com/suryasnair suryasnair

      Love Anthony Ryans.

    • Anonymous

      Oh dear GOD, that one girl with the butterfly from Anthony’s models looks possessed! And is that blue paint on their right arms? I’m confused.

      • margaret meyers

        That must be the way they mark the under-aged in NOLA so they can’t buy booze.  ;-) No little rubber stamp for them!

        • Anonymous

          Lol :) Good one!

      • Anonymous

        I thought the blue paint might have something to do with his “only one” movement???

    • Anonymous

      i get that everyonw hearts anya (blech) but really don’t understand why no one’s talking about anthony ryan’s collection here… i can’t tell if it’s top 3, but i do know that ~ as is his wont ~ AR’s is the most au courant style-wise. i was immediately put in mind of the upcoming “pan am” tv show, and not in a bad way. his tailoring and shilouettes are very mid-century, while his fabrics and colors are really right now. it may not be something that everyone would wear, but i think it shows the most creativity and eye of the three here (and maybe of all 9).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342900675 Susan Grisham

      I had higher hopes for Anya.  This really makes me think she’s only limited to designing resort.  

    • Anonymous

      Of these, Bert’s are by far the best. They’re the only ones designed with a sophisticated customer in mind. They’re not as original as say, Mondo’s, but they are really beautiful, very wearable, and I don’t think they make anyone’s hips look big. (someone commented about that)
      Uli Jr.’s show little ability and I dislike most of the prints. I wouldn’t wear any of them, not even on vacation.
      Anthony’s designs are limited, and his models are badly styled.

      • Anonymous

        although simpler than anthony ryan’s (my fave by a smidgen), i really enjoyed bert’s collection, too.  especially the little short, gold number and the second-to-last dress ~ beautiful and wearable.  plus, he managed to make two jumpsuits that actually look chic and flattering, not to mention age appropriate for women outside their late teens, in what seems an effortless way.  he’s still off with the styling, but from what i can tell thus far ALL of them were, not just these three.

      • Anonymous

        having a bunch of baggy fabric and skirts that billow out at the hips would make anyone look fat imho

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Michael-Kearney/100000628607261 John Michael Kearney

      Nothing remarkable here. No hats? No accessories to speak of? Clothes look kind of cheap and amateurish. A few nice pieces.

    • Anonymous

      whyyyyyyy do Anthony’s models look like they fisted smurfs?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19801927 Dennis Coyle

      Oliviererererer would do well to study Bert’s collection to get the whole minamilst schtick down.  Rather unimpressed with most of the collections.  I liked a piece or two for Victor and Anthony, and thought Bert’s was nice but nothing wow worthy.   The only one I really liked was Anya (Uli 2.0).

    • Anonymous

      I rather like Anthony’s collection, although I’m not responding well to the styling- personal taste I suppose.  Some of the mixes of prints made me think they were Anya’s pieces, but it’s a little more fashion forward than her collection.  And it’s really not all that fashion forward.  Frankly, none of these collections are wowing me.  The last time I was truly wowed by a collection was Leanne Marshall.

    • Anonymous

      I rather like Anthony’s collection, although I’m not responding well to the styling- personal taste I suppose.  Some of the mixes of prints made me think they were Anya’s pieces, but it’s a little more fashion forward than her collection.  And it’s really not all that fashion forward.  Frankly, none of these collections are wowing me.  The last time I was truly wowed by a collection was Leanne Marshall.

    • Anonymous

      Wow Anthony’s was better yesterday when it was just a kooky hoedown.

    • Anonymous

      I actually quite like Anthony’s collection. He definitely addressed the “glues stuff on the same silhouette over and over” criticism by playing with shape. The styling is a little loud but at least its in a fun/comic bookish kind of way vs. the obnoxious garrishness of Josh’s collection. Plus the vivacity of the color scheme is a cute nod to the colorblind thing.

    • Logo Girl

      Anthony’s model with the aviator glasses, southwest shorts and top with the funny  bow tie looks like I looked in 1991.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s collection is ooglee.  Not a fan ay all. Anya has some nice pieces here.  Very marketable.  The real surprised though is Bert.  WOW.  Nothing earth shattering in the way of innovation here but boy are these some beautifully executed pieces.  I love it.  

    • Anonymous

      That poor first model of AR’s.  She looks kind of Frankenstein-ish.   

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, she seems to have had the hardest time with the wig. Yikes.

        • Anonymous

          My original comment (the one that was removed) actually was about the design (look at the shoulders) and the wig and boxy, unnatural proportion it creates on the model.

      • Anonymous

        Hey, let’s talk about the designs, okay?  

      • Anonymous

        Hey, let’s talk about the designs, okay?  

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the update, TLo… Now that I have seen Anthony’s entire collection, I can, without reservation, proclaim him the winner!!  It is one of the ugliest collections I have ever seen on PR – which means that Nina and Day-Glow will love it and will override Heidi’s objections to crown him the “King” of forward thinking fashion.
      Much like this season, I am not impressed with any of the collections.  This season is definitely all about drama over fashion.  I have lost my reason to watch.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s third look is disturbing me: that exposed zipper pull hanging from between the model’s legs? Vulgar!

    • Anonymous

      atRandom thoughts on Anthony, Anya, Bert.

      Bert – when did really well crafted garments made from luxurious fabric go out of style? Some of you seem to suggest just that. 

      Anya – Ultimately she should be employed by Air Trinidad to make outfits for their flight attendants. And she can have a sideline making uniforms for the staff at the Trinidad-Tobago Hilton. 

      Anthony – Ok so the gay boy lives in Baton-Rouge just a stone’s throw from New Orleans. He probably can’t swing an armadillo without hitting a drag queen and those are the best wigs he could find ?  I have more attractive swifer mops in my broom closet

    • Anonymous

      The  Unborn Fawns Commentariat (UFC)  widely praises Bert’s collection as beautiful, flattering to a range of body types, impeccably constructed, cohesive, classic, clean, sophisticated and superb.  However,  most of the UFC who comment about Bert’s work are compelled to add that it’s not ‘innovative’ or ‘groundbreaking’.  It reads like Groupspeak.  I personally find Bert’s collection amazing and a pleasure to the eyes even statically viewed on my computer screen.  Can’t wait to see it walk the runway.  p.s. Thank you TLo for all you do!

      • Anonymous

        I vote for classic and elegant over trendy any time. The more I look at Bert’s collection, the more I like it.

      • Anonymous

        My feeling with the collection was that some of the pieces were incredibly lovely, but I find that last dress so unpleasant to look at and one of the worst looks of all 9 collections. I mean…it’s not Josh’s green lace-up hooker shorts, but it’s not as far off as I’d expect. I’m team Anthony Ryan. Some terrible styling choices, but I find most of the clothes lovely. This season does lack a killer finale collection, but I think I find his most pleasing of the bunch.

      • Anonymous

        I *like* Bert’s but I’ve learned that my personal taste is a poor barometer for a PR winner. 

    • Anonymous

      My guess is that Anthony and Anya are in the top, their collections look like winner effort, although they are just not as exciting as previous PR final collections

    • Anonymous

      Anthony had some interesting pieces but the collection was rather discordant.

      Anya’s looks are nice but too similar to her audition designs; it doesn’t seem like she grew at all during the competition.

      I like Bert’s a lot, particularly the silver dress third from the bottom – would love to see it in motion.  I’m hoping against hope that he is a top 3 finalist.

    • Jessica Rowe

      I didn’t know Uli was back on the show!  Anthony’s has the most cohesion to me. I like it.  Bert’s is nice… the most wearable, but perhaps a bit dated.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony is Mondo-Lite and pretty hiddy.  Anya is Uli-Lite and pretty repetitive.  Seeing all of Bert’s collection - I really like it but think it’s too minimal and too derivative to win PR.  But I hope he’s in the top 3.  The construction and flow of the jersey is pretty amazing.  The short dresses are just too short and don’t really flow with the rest of the collection.  Super short does not equal current!

      • Anonymous

        no but Heidi might want to buy something super short – maybe that will catapult Bert to the top three.

    • Jon A

      It might not matter much, but I really hate the hair and make-up on almost all of Anthony’s models and it slightly put me off his entire collection.

    • Anonymous

      PR Formula Cheat Sheet:

      Gretchen + [Mondo - (fun + mastery of print mixing)] + Emilio = Anthony
      Uli + [Ping - (risk-taking + crazy)] = Anya
      Daniel + (Ivy – color) + [Rami - (color + details)]= Burt

      • Anonymous

        Yes – absolutely!

    • Anonymous

      PR Formula Cheat Sheet:

      Gretchen + [Mondo - (fun + mastery of print mixing)] + Emilio = Anthony
      Uli + [Ping - (risk-taking + crazy)] = Anya
      Daniel + (Ivy – color) + [Rami - (color + details)]= Burt

    • Anonymous

      Dear Anthony, Do the clothes come with the purple wrist paint or do I have to purchase that separately? Love, Crash.

    • Anonymous

      I love Bert’s collection and would wager he’s in the top 3 – LOVED IT. I’m a minimalist sort of gal and he does it to a T – beautifully fitted, made, draped with interesting details. Just gorgeous.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

      Love Bert’s collection.  But then again, my favorite collection last year (was it last year?) was Anthony’s decoy, so maybe I’m just showing my age.  I like sophisticated elegant expensive-looking clothing, and Bert provided that.  Hope he’s in the top 3, but doubt it.
       

    • samhanson2003

      Bert’s looks like stuff I could find at any department store. Pretty, sure, but not interesting by any means. And that last gown is seriously unflattering. I actually like a lot of Anya’s and Anthony’s and wouldn’t be surprised if either one was in the top three.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, Bergdorf Goodman! 

    • Anonymous

      I’m not going to insult Uli by calling Anya’s “Uli-lite.” A couple of these dresses are quite beautiful. I think I agree with whomever said that none of this indicates growth by being on the show. I would like to have seen her explore the concept with the “cowl type” collar dress which was actually very striking. I hope it doesn’t have a v-neck back. Some of these are almost fitting for a drag queen. The shortie combo reminds me a little of Mychael and his hooker wear. At first glances I thought she might be Top 3, now I really hope not.

      Anthony’s collection is such a mixed bag. Very interesting prints. Some elements of the collection are cohesive, but as a whole, I’m not so sure. Beautiful pants suit at the end. I love the second look with the gold and cream graphic print on top and the dark zig-zag skirt. The black and butterfly blouse with the bargello flame shorts is amazing. If everything had been that classy, it could have been a stunning collection. His styling was a bit cringeworthy. A commenter said on one of these posts that if you haven’t pay your dues in the industry, trying to hard to be quirky/imitative of McQueen or Galliano is going to be a fail. This styling was a fail. It didn’t go far enough for one thing. The wigs came from the dime store. The shoes were poorly chosen. He’s talented, and may end up in the Top 3.

      I’d also like to see Bert in the Top 3. But he’s got a lot of eliminations to make it through. The more I look at his collection the more I like it. The deceptively simple lines, the variety of necklines, the mostly flawless fit, the lovely fabrics, the cohesiveness, and above all the way these are all so flattering to the female figure. He was smart to stick with sleek hair, simple bracelets/earrings and sandals. PR hasn’t ever chosen a designer with these classic sensibilities before. It’s not likely it will happen this season either. But wouldn’t it be something?? I dare you Michael Kors.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      All I could really see in Anya’s collection was a bunch of scary skinny girls that look like they must be sick.  Their faces, their chests and arms, really quite gross to be honest.

    • Anonymous

      Of this group Anthony’s is my favorite. I believe him to be a finalist. Anya will also be a finalist based on the last episode and will probably win (bet Uli will be pissed). 
      I do not think Bert will be a finalist. 

      • Anonymous

        I agree with the part about Anya winning.  I just hate it that she’s totally ripped off Uli and has shown me nothing at all that looks original.  All flow-y dresses that are to be worn in Trinidad and Tobego or something.  

    • Sea Elle

      I WANT the first dress of Bert’s (the white with the arm band). What a beautiful dress. Thats the type of clothes I would spend big money on. and for everyone saying his clothes are only for old people, I’m 27. 

      • sarah jacobs

        Making clothes as deceptively simple as Berts is hard. it’s easy to throw a whole lot o ruffles on something and make it look grand. but that sort of dead simple tailoring speaks of tremendous skill and a good eye for what works on an actual human female body.

        I have attended lots of fancy pants Black tie NYC events…This is exacty the sort of clothing that New York women with serious money do wear and want to wear. The Christian Siriano sorts of looks are not widely worn.

        When you attend black tie events heare you see oceans of women wearing impeccably cut quiet clothing.The garments are breathtaking because of their restraint rather than being over the top. Bert totally knows his market and has created clothing that women would want to wear…so they feel beautiful, elegant and sexy but not trashy.

        You can see that these deceptive simple garments are constructed well and with real brains…there is probably complicated engineering going on where the eye does not see it.

        Bert is really good at his game.

    • Anonymous

      I’m trying to look at Anthony’s collection but I’m too distracted by the fact that all the models have Lego hair.

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      loved anthony ryan’s, and definitely think he’s a finalist. if anya is, I’m going to cry- that was atrocious. Bert- no response.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      It’s difficult not to compare Anya’s clothing with  Uli’s work–who could knock it out of the ballpark both in silhouette, construction, and print. But still –not bad, though I’m seeing the same shapes over and over again. Am I the only one very tired of that shirt design?    As far as Anthony, a little Dries van Noten inspiration there with the mixed prints. Bert’s –with the exception of the one white sacky dress, very sophisticated, though I wonder if Halstonesque is what buyers want right now. Regardless, it’s an American upscale look, and I think store buyers will kind of go for this.

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com skadi1

      Okay, I’ll take a stab at the top 3.  I think it’s Victor, Anthony and, sadly, Josh or Anya. I’ll vote for Anthony for the win. It is the only collection that looks professional, fresh, and cohesive.  Victor’s looks professional, and has some very lovely pieces, but just doesn’t seem “new.” Some of Anya’s individual pieces are nice, but they don’t look like a collection.  They look like a specific girl’s (probably Anya’s) closet.  Also, Anya’s stuff looks a LOT like Uli’s, without being as interesting, or as polished. Josh’s, while ugly as SIN, and downright vulgar in some places, looks like he got the time and money for a real collection. 

      Laura had some nice pieces, but her work is usually impeccably (relatively speaking) turned out, and there are quite a few pieces that have finishing problems.  Ditto for Kimberly, although, unlike Laura’s collection, I really REALLY like Kimberly’s, and I HOPE she’s in the final 3.  Bert’s collection was very well turned out, but seemed a bit dated and bland for my taste

      Olivier and Bryce’s aren’t really even worth discussing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering if Anthony Ryan was referencing the movie Avatar with the blue paint.  I’ve not seen the movie so were there other elements in the collection that reflected the movie?  The prints look a little South American/jungley like the movie.

    • Sunshine Rainbows

      For me, Bert’s aesthetic really reminds of his tutelage with Bill Blass: simple and streamlined cuts that flatter a woman’s figure. He is basically the anti-Gretchen. He took what worked in the late 70s’ and  80s’ and reworked it slightly for a modern audience.  However, it may not appear innovative enough for project runway. With Bert’s collection, you could purchase a garment that could be considered flattering and effective 10 years from now. And, if you had a time machine to go back 10-20 years, it would still be considered complimentary. I don’t mean that as an insult as it’s indicative of Bert’s aesthetic which is influenced by classic design.
      Anya reminds me too much of  Ullli. 
      I like what Anthony did with his tops. The cut of them would appear to be flattering to a person who is not a size zero. However, please don’t flame me, there appears to be a fit issue on a few of them. Love you guys!

      • Anonymous

         What you said about Bert’s…. Most of Kors stuff looks extremely simple and streamlined.  I wish that for once Kors would defend another designer with that approach as opposed to a “Do as I say, not as I do ” stance he far too often takes

    • Arcy Silver

      In the three, I felt Anthony’s was a cop out. I’m not fond of an RTW look in the runway. I always that everything on that runway should be expensive, the stuff only millionaires wives or daughters would wear. That’s exactly what Anya’s speak to me. The dresses look pricey and only powerful women could wear it. So far I’ve only liked Anya’s, Laura’s and Viktor’s collections. It would probably be a surprising finale if the bridesmaids of PR make to the top 3

    • Geno Boggiatto

      I really really like Anthony’s prints, but his styling is throwing me for a loop.
      Anya’s stuff is nice, but she’s giving me full on Uli. She has some nice prints, but there’s nothing I feel like I haven’t seen before.And Bert…. everything is SO dull. With the exception of the grey striped dress with the waist bow, everything else says “please let me be forgotten in the back of a closet.” Not to mention the styling is soooo utterly bland!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve watched this show nine years. I discovered TLo a few years ago, and I even subscribe to “Vogue” now. I do my best, but I am still a, how to put it….fashion clod. I’m a fashion clod. I love Bert’s collection. I would wear those clothes. This means they are outdated, not fashion-forward and the judges would hate them. I dislike Anthony’s collection with a passion. This means he is probably the winner. Sorry Bert.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s is too RTW, but at least he gave us some interesting things to look at.  It’s not boring, I’ll give him that.

      Anya’s got a great eye, and her work is very commercial.  I think she could sell a lot of clothes.  Next great fashion designer?  No.  But solid work that women (with small boobs) would want? I think so. Seriously needs to dial it back with the plunging necklines though.

      Bert’s is too classic.  I think if he were to throw in three really amazing, forward, out-there pieces, he would have been a contender.  Because I agree with others that a lot of these looks have a timeless (if snoozy) element to them.  But it does feel blandly stylish.

    • Michael Colvin

      That low plunging v black and white pattern dress is GORGEOUS. the rest – eh. 

    • Anonymous

      This season has got to be a practical joke. It’s like the clothes are just an afterthought. The styling, the models, it’s so completely off the mark. Bert’s collection is the only one I can see on actual people and just barely and definitely not fashion people. Like mid-western gallery owners throwing a cocktail party in their split level or something. Then again that sounds like Lifetime’s core audience so maybe it’s intentional.

    • Anonymous

      This season has got to be a practical joke. It’s like the clothes are just an afterthought. The styling, the models, it’s so completely off the mark. Bert’s collection is the only one I can see on actual people and just barely and definitely not fashion people. Like mid-western gallery owners throwing a cocktail party in their split level or something. Then again that sounds like Lifetime’s core audience so maybe it’s intentional.

    • Anonymous

      I posted on Friday that I really like Bert’s collection (even though he had a few sternum baring one).  But in these pictures they look luxurious.  It looks like he offset the simple/classic feel with a feeling of quality/luxury.  (Although the short tan one has too high of a slit and the grecian bed sheet was the weakest of his looks.  The cut and fit look good.

      Nice job Bert, I hope you get work out of this. 

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s was eye searingly ugly and I’m surprised.  I thought he showed more promise than that.  

      Anya’s was mostly lovely and started off strong but got weaker as it went on. It was a little too beachy, harking back to Uli, but Uli mixed in some really great non-beachy looks when Anya did not. I didn’t think her collection was as cohesive as it could have been, as if the models were out of order or something.

      I love Bert’s simple, minimalist take on clothes because they are the closest to my style.  Not fashion forward certainly, but beautiful fashion and he can make a woman’s body look amazing.  I’d still chose Bert as the designer to design something for me.  

    • Anonymous

      Anya, like Chloe and Uli, must believe in only designing for EXTREMELY flat chested women (I always find it odd when WOMEN will not acknowledge breasts).    The bathing suit does not look bad and the deep V black and white (with the vertical lines)  is pretty. 

      Anthony – I do not like (or understand that look where the bottom of a top/shirt lookss like a bodysuit that became unsnapped.  Was it Jerrell who did that or Judy Noodles?)  It looks ridic.  Too short on the sides and that odd tab in the middle.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s is completely insane, but it does hang together as a collection. The Egyptian inspiration is a little too heavy-handed, but at least I haven’t see those clothes a million times before.

      Anya’s are well made, comfortable, pretty, and something we’ve seen before, back when Uli was breaking that ground.

      Bert’s are bland, both in design and because they’re all monochrome. The one print is on an awful, dress. The stripe is technically not monochrome, I guess, but again, one fabric top to bottom (and a toga, no less). Two fabrics with all-over sequins do not equal variety. My eyes got bored by the parade of sameness. I do like the third top, but it fades into the sea of monochrome neutrals.

    • Anonymous

      Sooo late to this, but: Anthony Ryan has something there with his print/color combinations (I was most taken with the red & white top with the black/grey/white shorts) but that something just trickles away here, and is blasted away with swathes of inexpertly draped orange there.

      Anya could be top 3, her looks are pretty but repetitive and don’t require as much skill as I’d think a winner would need.

      Bert’s are mostly very nice, some even elegant, & mostly to my personal taste, but I suspect too safe for a winner. Not really sure he could have gotten to the top3  if these resemble what he did on the show. They don’t usually reward well-made but staid. (Laura approached this territory but managed to look less, well, ‘department store’ than Bert, somehow)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

      I think Bert’s looks like the biggest contender for top three here.  Rich fabrics beautifully sewn.  They are all dresses though, so that makes me wonder if it’s a decoy.  Is there enough variety?  I dunno. 
      Anya – well, I like it but I don’t see why it’s getting the praise it is.  This is basically the same silhouette over and over that she’s been doing all along.  Super cute, comfy and wearable but where I live (socal) it’s not at all unusual except maybe for the prints
      Anthony – wow, do I hate that styling.  I think the clothes are cute but nothing is really WOW (except that styling! and it’s more of a WHOA) I’m thinking decoy

    • Gigi Louis

      Anya’s collection isn’t exactly groundbreaking (we’ve seen it all before) but it is the most wearable.  Bert has one or two nice things as well but, again, nothing we haven’t seen before.  There isn’t one item in all nine collections that I’d want to knock off for myself – a PR first. It’s all either boring or downright dreadful.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s collection, while beautiful, is too repetive.  Same dresses over and over again (all of which looks like something she wears).  AR was clearly on crack while building this collection.  Please tell me this is a decoy, because otherwise he is crashing and burning worse than Michael Knight on this one.  Bert’s are impeccably sewn and look to fit them like a glove, but it seems to have more of a 70s vibe to me (and not in the best way).  The tailoring though on those last two gowns is outstanding.  Especially the white gown.  Any mistake would have been magnified with that fabric and it was just simply outstanding. 

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        The thing is, that 70s vibe seems to be “of the moment” – I thought all Gretchen’s stuff was very 70s and Nina was all over it. Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan’s looks like it could be top 3. Not great, but definitely shows imagination. If Bert is in the top, please kill me. 

    • Anonymous

      Just throwing an idea out there…I’m hypothesizing that based on looking at the shoes worn by the models the top 3 designers can be ascertained.  Only the models for 3 designers – Bert, Anya, and Anthony – have much variation in their footwear.  Is it possible the producers got that sloppy about the details, or did the other designers just stop caring by the end?  (Most of them this season have been rather styling-challenged.)  Many a final episode has had last minute accessory drama, so I know this is something the top 3 designers usually take into account.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      More pictures here now than before! Anthony is definitely looking good to me, whereas the earlier excerpts looked incoherent. Bert is nice but not any more exciting than before, and Anya is a bit too exciting.

    • Diane Starkey

      I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love Bert’s collection the best. I agree w/ all the Anya/Uli comments. I was a huge Uli fan.

    • Anonymous

      So far of all the collections, I like Bert’s the best, even though I know it’s not flashy enough, and has a 70s Halston vibe, it is all so beautiful and clean, and I found myself coming back to look at it. Also, I love the 70s Halston vibe.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        Ditto – the Halston stuff is timeless

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      Am I the only woman in America who wears or needs a bra? Every design is slit to the navel…. I have been a fan of ANthony and I can’t believe I’m tying this, but I thought Bert did a better job.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony: pool chalk arm- DISTRACTING – looks like they pulled a cheap metal cuff off of everyone  just before show for leaving a ring. The looks are cute though…not WOW but cute!
      Anya: very her and may be a winner….who knows!? Before we cry about her lack of range – DVF Got pretty damn far on one wrap dress pattern and an eye for pattern…
      Bert: You go Granny! LOVELY Stuff…nothing earthshaking but damn fine garment creation! At-a-boy (please don’t ass pout again before the show is over – I just started liking you)  

    • Anonymous

      Looking at Bert’s again and some of these gowns are SO EFFIN SEXY! 

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        I agree – he really seems to get a woman’s body and how to make it beautiful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001072175532 Mari Posa

      Anthony- Good God!!  Blue arms, steam punk jewelry, tacky wigs, and one chick wearing a 1960′s salad bowl on her head.  I don’t even remember the clothes.  The styling makes me wanna kick a kitten.

      Anya- I liked it.  nice and flowy.  prints not too intimidating.  everybody on the uli tip get over it.  uli didn’t invent the aesthetic and she certainly didn’t come up with prints.  when it comes to using prints there’s this little know lady called diane von faustenberg that you might wanna check out from the 70s til now. My sister hated Uli because much of her designs on the show looked like my sister’s work from when she was in school.

      Bert- Fashion is circular but there’s usually some kind of twist or upgrade.  All I see is Kors, DKNY, Carolina Herrera et al from 20 years or so ago.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      Based on all the collections I have seen, Top 3 should be Bert, Laura and Anya.

      Bert: I’m a sucker for simplicity. So his collection is beautiful in my eyes.
      Anya: But I am also a sucker for prints. And this collection was good. I did get a whiff of Uli but, of course, that’ll be an insult to Uli. Uli design was way ahead of her time. She was fresh, unique. Anya is a great designer with a good eye. But some of her dresses do seem a bit of ‘been there, seen that’.
      Anthony Ryan: Was his mission to seek out the ugliest, stockiest model in the NYC area? Eek! My eyes. His prints are pretty but his use of mixing prints are a big F A I L.

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      Bert’s clothes remind me of Laura’s – they are very elegant and very flattering.  Anya’s seem a teeny bit the same, but that one black and white maxi dress with the high collar caught my eye.  Anthony, he needs to “marinate” as a designer, maybe?

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s collection, while pretty, is basically the same thing in differing lengths and prints. A couple of the bodices look ill fitting, like you’d probably see major side boob. I don’t know if she’d be able to make a bodice fit any woman who isn’t flat chested.

      I don’t know what to say about Anthony’s. The geometric tailoring and odd mixing of patterns are not his friends. 

      Bert’s, hmm. I don’t hate it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

      Is no one going to discuss the hat?  It looks like that basket hat Vincent forced on his model….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Totally thought the same thing!

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s are definitely pretty but awfully heavy on the beach dresses.  Bert’s are pretty but could all be worn by the women of Dynasty.  Anthony Ryan’s showing some surprising looks and fun, fun styling.  Somehow I’m doubting he’s really colorblind though.

    • Anonymous

      I hated every single one of Anthony Ryan’s pieces.  AM I just old?  The basket hat, a la Weirdo Vincent, is the worst, but the overall STYLING.  What is up with that?   I know Bert’s pieces are dated.  But so am I.  I loved them and I would wear every single one of them.  

    • LocMama

      Really enjoying the quiet elegance of Bert’s collection.  Correct me if wrong, but I don’t remember them giving the win to anyway doing quiet elegance before.  
      I like Anya’s collection because there are several pieces I would wear if I was an A cup; she seems to enjoy the exposed breast plate.  (Who was the male designer that exposed his own chest in every garment?  He had a wacky tacky aesthetic.  He could wear Anya’s clothing no problem!)  I also thought Uli, but Anya’s print choices skew towards more tropical/ethnic.

    • LocMama

      Really enjoying the quiet elegance of Bert’s collection.  Correct me if wrong, but I don’t remember them giving the win to anyway doing quiet elegance before.  
      I like Anya’s collection because there are several pieces I would wear if I was an A cup; she seems to enjoy the exposed breast plate.  (Who was the male designer that exposed his own chest in every garment?  He had a wacky tacky aesthetic.  He could wear Anya’s clothing no problem!)  I also thought Uli, but Anya’s print choices skew towards more tropical/ethnic.

    • LocMama

      Really enjoying the quiet elegance of Bert’s collection.  Correct me if wrong, but I don’t remember them giving the win to anyway doing quiet elegance before.  
      I like Anya’s collection because there are several pieces I would wear if I was an A cup; she seems to enjoy the exposed breast plate.  (Who was the male designer that exposed his own chest in every garment?  He had a wacky tacky aesthetic.  He could wear Anya’s clothing no problem!)  I also thought Uli, but Anya’s print choices skew towards more tropical/ethnic.

    • narita_rayna

      ok bert nailed it on the gowns.  his stuff isnt exactly ‘new’ but they are really well made & still viably commercial.  much as im on the fence over his personality this season, he did a good job here.  i cant really fault him much.  those last 3 looks were flawless.

      im going to just assume that anya makes the top 3, just cause heidi is fascinated with her lack of sewing skills (which i still do not believe).  she too put out some cute clothes.  her patterns are all over the place, but girls want to dress like her, so she’s got a shot.

      anthony ryan is like right out of a textbook of what to put in a fashion show & how to spread out your fabrics.  theres some good stuff, but… eh.

    • narita_rayna

      ok bert nailed it on the gowns.  his stuff isnt exactly ‘new’ but they are really well made & still viably commercial.  much as im on the fence over his personality this season, he did a good job here.  i cant really fault him much.  those last 3 looks were flawless.

      im going to just assume that anya makes the top 3, just cause heidi is fascinated with her lack of sewing skills (which i still do not believe).  she too put out some cute clothes.  her patterns are all over the place, but girls want to dress like her, so she’s got a shot.

      anthony ryan is like right out of a textbook of what to put in a fashion show & how to spread out your fabrics.  theres some good stuff, but… eh.

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      The prints for Anya’s collection was pretty amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/claudeth.forbin Claudeth Forbin

      Anya vs Uli.  How about this, both are from very warm climates, where its almost 365 days of beachwear, thus the same perspective, not a copy cat.  Anya brings an ethnic flair that is so appealing and the fact that her models are so diverse, looking fabulous is also great.  Bert’s collection is beautiful.  That stripped dress could be worn by any body type.  I see several of his looks on celebrities.  Anthony, I don’t like it.  It’s just off.  Some ok ensembles, but ehhh.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan : hate most of the pieces but the styling had some deep thought (hate the hair, though). That make me think he’s in top 3.
      Anya : Almost the same neckline all over again (one trick pony ?). I wonder what the back looks like. Racer back, maybe ? The collection screams resort but doesn’t resone like High fashion to me. As Heidi’s pet, I think she will end in the top 3 but the ending result don’t deserve to be.
      Bert : lovely dresses, sleek silouhettes. I like what he did but I don’t think he’s top 3. The collection look a little too dated, like a trip in time. Still, it’s a lovely trip and I would love to see the collection moving on the screen. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Anya’s pieces have a whiff of “skank” to them.  She is also channeling some of Gretchen’s prints from last year. Therefore,she will probably be the winner!  I am pulling for Viktor and Bert., though.  Bert’s fashions are wonderfully constructed and very flattering. 

    • mc90

      I have one thing to say about a certain hat in Anthony’s collection: VINCE LIBRETTI!

    • Anonymous

      After the cracktastic episode last night wherein the judges gave Anya another inexplicable win and shunned viktor, I went back and looked at the probable top 5′s collections:   Viktor, LK, Anya, Bert and Kimberly.  For my money (and personal tastes) I’d have to say that Bert’s was the winner in my eye.  Yes, Anya has some pretty caribbean-chic clothing.  As others have pointed out, her POV is very similar to Ulli’s.  But the silhouettes and the styles of her clothing are nearly uniform in their design.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  It would make for a great selection of fun, flowy, summer dresses and beach cover-ups @ Target.  But at least’s Bert’s collection is sophisticated.  Classic, chic, and elegantly simple.  You could see some of these pieces being sold @ designer prices in Nordstroms.  It’s not quite Bergdorf territory or anything.  But it’s definitely a step above Target and Macy’s, that’s for sure.  And since we’ve now entered the twilight years for Project Runway in which it has become “Project Department Store/Internet Catalog Sales” I’m going with Bert for the win.  But it won’t happen.  I’m sure Anya will win.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578435618 Val Looi

      Bert’s collection is beautiful!! Simple and elegant. I can’t sew for nuts, but I suspect that Bert’s simple but gorgeous looks couldn’t have been easy to create. He knows how to dress women and flatter their bodies. I’d wear most of his designs. Sorry to see him go :(

    • Cedriann Martin

      I’d bet T-Lo thought this group was top three. So so sad to see Bert go. And it’s amazing that he came up with this collection without Tim Gunn’s critical eye. I suppose he didn’t need it! Anyway, Anya’s going to win. Based on final collections her only competition is out.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s collection is beautiful. I like that they actually look like women’s clothing unlike alot of these other collections. I hope she wins.

    • Anonymous

      ANTHONY RYAN
      Color PalletMustard, royal, light gray, cream, neon & burnt orange and black
      FabricsAztec-inspired; men’s suiting
      Styling Severe black eyeliner and brilliant blue shadow with a soft peach lip. 
      Eclectic mix of shiny, helmet-like wigs; crustation-esque jewelry; and random nerd glasses, over-size pillbox hat, mini leather briefcase and Indiana Jones Fedora.  Consistent, earth-tone, suede wedge platforms. 
      Other5 skirts, 1 dress, 0 gowns, 7 tops, 1 jacket, 1 vest, 2 shorts, 1 pant, 1 jumper; 0 bathing suits, 0 coats/maxi covers; 8/10 looks sleeveless.
      InterestRoyal-colored airbrushed arms; notched-out jacket bottoms featuring slightly bare mid-drifts; juxtaposed fabrics

      ANYA
      Color PalletNavy, dark Teal & Chartreuse; gold & black; black & white; sand; medium teal, gold & dark brown
      FabricsPrints, prints, prints.  Flouncy Greek water spray; lioness mitered Chevron stripes; distressed repeating squares; traditional linen-grain; horizontal geometric; zebra and reptile-inspired skins
      Styling Light and dewing makeup; windblown hair away from face.  Single oversize wrist cuffs in gold or silver one shell-like bracelet and necklace.  Mix of blush-colored (suede-looking) platforms, traditional flats, and cork- or wood-bottomed platforms in silver or gold.  Casual belts in leather with large, metal buckles.
      Other0 skirts, 3 dresses, 3 gowns, 0 tops, 0 jacket, 0 vests, 2 shorts, 0 pants, 1 jumper; 1 bathing suit, 2 coats/maxi covers; 9/10 – plunging neckline (includes the bathing suit)
      Interest/UnexpectedGold-lined, Cowl neck dress. 

      BERT
      Color PalletWhite, Taupe, Soft Grey, Cream, Black, Misty Blue
      Fabrics9 solids, 1 softly-striped print.  Majority relaxed textiles with two structured materials and one in lamet.
      Styling Light and dewing makeup; mid-height, knotted bun.  Round, solitaire earrings only.  Mix of open-toed strapped heals and flats in solids to match the fabric.
      Other1 skirt, 3 dresses, 4 gowns, 3 tops, 0 jacket, 0 vests, 0 shorts, 2 pants, 0 jumper; 0 bathing suit, 1 coats/maxi covers; varied necklines (asymmetric, plunging, straight). 
      Interest/UnexpectedNeck sashes and pockets.

    • Anonymous

      ANTHONY RYAN
      Color PalletMustard, royal, light gray, cream, neon & burnt orange and black
      FabricsAztec-inspired; men’s suiting
      Styling Severe black eyeliner and brilliant blue shadow with a soft peach lip. 
      Eclectic mix of shiny, helmet-like wigs; crustation-esque jewelry; and random nerd glasses, over-size pillbox hat, mini leather briefcase and Indiana Jones Fedora.  Consistent, earth-tone, suede wedge platforms. 
      Other5 skirts, 1 dress, 0 gowns, 7 tops, 1 jacket, 1 vest, 2 shorts, 1 pant, 1 jumper; 0 bathing suits, 0 coats/maxi covers; 8/10 looks sleeveless.
      InterestRoyal-colored airbrushed arms; notched-out jacket bottoms featuring slightly bare mid-drifts; juxtaposed fabrics

      ANYA
      Color PalletNavy, dark Teal & Chartreuse; gold & black; black & white; sand; medium teal, gold & dark brown
      FabricsPrints, prints, prints.  Flouncy Greek water spray; lioness mitered Chevron stripes; distressed repeating squares; traditional linen-grain; horizontal geometric; zebra and reptile-inspired skins
      Styling Light and dewing makeup; windblown hair away from face.  Single oversize wrist cuffs in gold or silver one shell-like bracelet and necklace.  Mix of blush-colored (suede-looking) platforms, traditional flats, and cork- or wood-bottomed platforms in silver or gold.  Casual belts in leather with large, metal buckles.
      Other0 skirts, 3 dresses, 3 gowns, 0 tops, 0 jacket, 0 vests, 2 shorts, 0 pants, 1 jumper; 1 bathing suit, 2 coats/maxi covers; 9/10 – plunging neckline (includes the bathing suit)
      Interest/UnexpectedGold-lined, Cowl neck dress. 

      BERT
      Color PalletWhite, Taupe, Soft Grey, Cream, Black, Misty Blue
      Fabrics9 solids, 1 softly-striped print.  Majority relaxed textiles with two structured materials and one in lamet.
      Styling Light and dewing makeup; mid-height, knotted bun.  Round, solitaire earrings only.  Mix of open-toed strapped heals and flats in solids to match the fabric.
      Other1 skirt, 3 dresses, 4 gowns, 3 tops, 0 jacket, 0 vests, 0 shorts, 2 pants, 0 jumper; 0 bathing suit, 1 coats/maxi covers; varied necklines (asymmetric, plunging, straight). 
      Interest/UnexpectedNeck sashes and pockets.

    • Anonymous

      Based on the entire season (including the finale):
       
      WHOSE WORK IS WEARABLE?
      Viktor, Kimberly, Anya and Josh
       
      WHOSE WORK IS SALEABLE/MARKETABLE?
      Viktor, Kimberly, Anya and possibly Josh
       
      WHOSE WORK IS IMPECCABLY MADE?
      Viktor and Josh
       
      WHO WOULD BE DANGEROUS IF THEIR SEWING SKILLS WERE LIKE VIKTOR’S & JOSH’S?
      Kimberly and Anya
       
      WHOSE COLLECTION IN ‘THIS POST’ IS THE BEST (Out of Anthony, Anya & Bert)
      Bert, hands down!  It may be traditional; it may be things we’ve seen before, but his collection is beautiful.
       
      WHOSE COLLECTION IN ‘THIS POST’ WAS A SURPRISE (Out of Anthony, Anya & Bert)
      Anya’s!  I thought she would definitely listen to the judges and craft her collection on the ‘structured’ concept that provided her with the most accolades, not the stuff that safe for her earlier in the season.  Although I liked what she produced for the collection — I normally do, except for the fabulous prints, it was predictable in that it was repetitive.
       

    • http://twitter.com/LadyVtrix Lisa N

      Uli was from Florida and Anya is from Trindad. Yet, where was her structure stuff that she learned… I like her stuff but the PR shows this season. So UNDERWHELMING!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1607542218 Carol Shor Harrison

      I liked Anya’s fabrics and designs very much, and am glad she won.  It’s not really an insult to Uli, since they were up against different competition.  Anya may not have won in that same arena either.  Wendy had the totally sheer top accessorized by nipples that Oliver featured – again, not good. Oliver’s models(except for the obvious one) were made to look as masculine as they could be, intentionally or unintentionally – he designed menswear after all.   I loved Bert’s collection, and think he could have won if he could have made it through the competitions on the way to the end, but he had some flubs there, and he knew it.  Laura’s too, were far more interesting than I expected, and she might have provided equally stiff competition to the actual finaliists.  Her use of metal was stunning, except where it looked like it could actually harm the wearer or anyone in contact with her.  If she designed the necklace in her fourth look, or the shoulder-strap and bracelets, I’d buy her jewelry in a heartbeat.  Stunning.  Great show.  
      Next year, televise the entire thing.  You had great footage, just show it afterwards or the following week.