Project Runway Finale Collections: Alexander, Alexandria, Bradon

Posted on September 07, 2013

The remaining designers as of this past episode of Project Runway (with one notable exception) showed their collections yesterday at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. We’re putting these posts up in alphabetical order by designer, and the looks from each collection are going up in no particular order, because it’s impossible for us to keep track of such things right now. These posts are not complete, as it takes some time to pull together all ten looks from each collection. Please be Patient Kittens instead of Bitter Kittens.

 

Alexander

 

 

Alexandria

 

 

Bradon

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • emilaweb

    Alexandria? Did…did she glue fake money to the bottom of a dress?

    • madscntst

      Looks that way, doesn’t it? Were the designers required to make a “concept” dress? The one dress from Alexander is pretty wild, too.

      • MilaXX

        I believe the extra dress this year was an unconventional materials challenge.

        • Rhonda Shore

          Of course it was. *rolls eyes*

    • buttercup

      Their final pieces are the result of yet another unconventional challenge.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        I hate unconventional challenges. The results can be pretty impressive, but I’m more interested in seeing what the designers can do with fabric.

        • buttercup

          I agree, also, I think it’s massively messed up that they were told to do that during FASHION WEEK. The most exposure they might ever get, and they’re forced to waste one of the looks on some silly drama-bait. It’s insulting.

    • Ramon Figueroa

      Manila and Raja in the 3rd season of RuPaul’s drag Race did this better.

      • Imasewsure

        YES! In heels… with Cunning Uniqueness Nerve and Talent!!

        • http://twitter.com/ZumaZoum Eric

          Charisma*

          • Imasewsure

            My my how did I get that wrong! Charisma of course!!

    • joanna dash

      She did, and I love it. Her collection is my absolute favorite. I love that it’s not all black, and that she made lots of (admittedly odd) pants. I would wear her clothes, and love every minute of it. I would not wear anyone else’s.

      • joanna dash

        Oh….not wearing the money skirt though. I would take that apart and decoupage a table with it.

    • Pcatt

      It looks a lot like the motorcycle guy on the Geico commercials.

    • cheesebomb

      Wasn’t that a Drag Race challenge already?

  • jeneria

    Alexander’s last dress is absolutely spectacular! Bradon’s last dress is also jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Kudos for Alexandria for doing mostly pants, but why do all her pants have to have a gimmick?

    • bertkeeter

      Not in person!!! Loving hands at home… Both of them!

      • Michelle Wilson

        Agreed. Two of my least favorite looks along with Alexandria’s money dress. I hope even though Alexandria had two clunkers (the money dress and the out of place sheer skirt with vest) that the judges can look past them and see what is otherwise a beautiful and contemporary collection.

        • Imasewsure

          I like hers too but there’s nothing new about it. Looks like Helmut Lang and Donna Karan and so many others

          • Michelle Wilson

            Well, there’s nothing really new about ANY of them, but at least Alexandria, Dom and Helen are trying to make clothes that are a step up from department store clothes and have some sophistication about them. Alexander also did some interesting things with print and I love a few of Justin’s pieces. The rest of the collections are disappointing and a bit boring.

          • Imasewsure

            You are right. Disappointment was the theme of the night unfortunately. The most “least interesting” will be the winner (if we are lucky)

          • Gatto Nero

            How sad is that? And how different from the Siriano season (and others).

          • ArmoPrincess

            I completely agree

  • Frank_821

    I saw some of these already

    Alexander: Dragbrows to the end. There’s actually some intersting pieces ruined by extreme styling

    Alexandria: Modern, cohesive overall. That skirt is oddly out of place and again questionable styling

    Bradon: it goes from bland and serviceable to chic and faboo. That last gown is pure costume and phtographs cheaps. If he had 2 more motnhs probably would have been way better

    • Kristy Sheldon

      As one who is in no way fashion educated, I have this to say…Alexander dragbrows sruprised me with the dramatic effect in his beautiful pieces. Bradon grasped his moment of freedom to show what he can really do. Alexandria had some really cool looks, but she is not flexible with her ideas and that might hold her back as she tries to succeed in this business.

    • swanpride

      I’m on the fence about Bradon…I think partly because I expected to much more of him and I guess some of the pieces don’t photograph that well. It looks like you have to see them in movement to really appreciate them (though the placement of some of the prints is really unfortunate…looks like a flying vagina in some cases)
      Alexandria repeats herself too often for my taste. It’s like five variations of the same pair of pants, and all the stuff sitting on the hips…love the caps, but not the other headpieces. And it is a little bit too commercial for my taste…I think I could create a similar look out of my own wardrobe, minus the hip pants of course.
      Alexander is pure costume, but it’s dramatic.
      All in all…the overall output is better than last year, but none of the collections speak to me the way Michelle’s did.

      • Gatto Nero

        What’s with Alexandria’s fondness for the feather faux hawk? Really bad styling choice.

  • whirligig7

    Bradon’s stuff is surprisingly hiddy, old, and boring. I enjoy Alexander’s final look. Why the hell not? I like Alexandria’s stuff (except that horrible first look with money skirt) but feel we have seen it all before from other folks.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      I absolutely hated that money/dollar bill skirt. Very tacky.

    • Sheokaf

      Looks like he got lost, and he started the season so strong. Dragbrow wins this round.

  • SRQkitten

    Can I just say how much I miss past seasons on bravo where the actual folks who made it to Fashion week typically had something of interest to show and were more memorable? [sigh]

    • Karen Clark

      I agree. To quote the Duchess: “I’m underwhelmed.”

  • CaseyinNY

    What is that first look of Alexandrias collection supposed to be? That top is HORRIBLE. The bottom is ridiculous, but the top just looks poorly made.

  • Lynn Landry

    What is up with Alexander’s styling? All the models look to be about 74 years old!

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      I don’t understand why designers make their models look so bizarre (and that includes many of the very most respected designers). Wouldn’t you want them to look as beautiful or as neutral as possible to show off your clothes?

      With each of Alexander’s entries, my eye was drawn first to the nauseating hair, then to the ridiculous drag brows and finally, to the clothing. Not a good way to make a favorable impression.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        I agree. The crazy hairdos distracted us from the dramatic effect of his designs.

      • Gatto Nero

        I understand the appeal of fantasy, theater, etc. in styling and can even appreciate the bizarre in lieu of the conventionally beautiful. But his styling detracts — takes us right out of the drama he’s trying to create with the clothes.

  • veriance

    I really like drag brows tree fabric. Pretty!! I wouldn’t wear anything of Alexandras, but it’s also pretty, albeit bland. Bradon’s collection is lacking cohesion in my totally non expert opinion.

    Alexander’s b/w pants outfit is my fave of what is on the page so far.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      I also was struck by the lack of cohesion in Bradon’s collection. But his prints were lush and gorgeous. However, I could have done without the birds pecking at the model’s crotch in the 8th picture.

  • d4divine

    Yikes, not impressed at all, so far

  • madscntst

    Well, it’s easy to see where the inspiration for the eye brows for Alexander’s models came from.

  • Lynn Landry

    Bradon’s prints are kinda pretty, but look #8 looks like two birds pecking at the model’s crotch. I guess those are flowers, but I saw crotch-peckers.

    • madscntst

      They look like vagina ears to me – not a good look.

      • Lynn Landry

        LMAO!! Vagina ears!!!

        • Lattis

          Vagina Ears! Sounds like a side effect to one of the drugs in Stephen Colbert’s running segment “Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert.” “Side effects may include drag brows, crotch peck or vagina ears.”

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      I just mentioned the crotch pecking before I read your comment. Otherwise, the prints are lovely.

    • MoHub

      I thought they were exterior ovaries.

      • ArmoPrincess

        No- those we’re on Dom’s dress!

  • MilaXX

    Funny that all Alexander’s model’s had, drag brows. Alexandria’s is just blah. Braden’s collection is just as uneven as he has been all season. His last gown is hideous.

    • Gatto Nero

      So disappointing, because I thought he might have the most potential to amaze — especially after last week’s stunning avant-garde piece.

  • VicksieDo

    Alexander’s was FABULOUS! The others, nooooooooo

  • Julia

    I actually really like Alexander’s collection, but the first two just scream “Chloe Dao.” I’m glad that trend didn’t continue through the collection.

  • LJCdoc

    I kind of like Alexander’s despite the cray-cray styling. Bradon’s is fine, I really like some of he colors (although not thrilled with the champagne-y shiny fabric. Alexandria’s puts me to sleep. I can figure out which of A & A’s were “unconventional” materials, but not Bradon’s.

  • BookManFilm

    McQueen lite, bland, Michael kors lite.

  • Sarah

    Bradon used some nice colors/prints, but I feel like it’s not cohesive. I mean, yes, the same fabrics are repeated, but the same lady is not rocking all of that stuff, I don’t think.
    Drag Brows has been impressing me in the season episodes. He’s better than I expected him to be week to week, and I think the same about his runway show. Good for him!
    Alexandria, she likes the drape-y pant. And she’s not hearing otherwise. So there.

  • Jacquelyn

    I hate to sound really stupid, but could someone please explain to me why there are so many designers at Fashion Week? Don’t they only take 3 or 4? Is this a “we don’t want to spoil who goes home thing”?

    • Jasmaree

      Hit the nail on the head. Every designer who hasn’t been eliminated on TV shows at NY Fashion Week, but only 3 to 4 of the designers are actually finalists.

      • Jacquelyn

        Thanks. I guess that’s better for the TV audience but it does seem to diminish the “specialness” of being able to show at NYFW which was always toted as one of the biggest prizes.

        • PuttyGalore

          Yeah, especially because after all these seasons Heidi’s STILL always saying “… but only 3 of will go to fashion week!”.

    • MilaXX

      yep, 5 collections are decoys that won’t air on tv.

  • FunButNutz

    Alexander: The Bride of Frankenstein Collection, including the Mother-in-law, bridesmaids and the slutty younger cousins.

    • 3boysful

      EXACTLY what I was thinking! The hair-oy! And the creepy fabrics.

  • Jacquelyn

    Love Bradon’s looks, but I don’t know if it’s a “collection”
    Alexander….whoa. I was really starting to like him. But that last look of his. I want to give his model a hug and tell her it’s not her fault.

    Alexandria has never been my favorite. Meh.

  • Akmall Razlan

    I would put my Commercial Potential on Alexandria, yes, I could see this pieces on the clothe hangers but the other two, Alexander and Bradon, well, some of those pieces were quite tacky. Satin? Well, all those shiny thingy fabrics, if its not well ironed, then, no matter what you do, you would look like a stupid mess. Yes!
    And whats up with Alexander last pieces? Is he trying to jump in Couture Haus?

    While Bradon’s has no direction, not cohesive. I am looking forward to see whose the winner. It could be controversial too.

    • MilaXX

      Alexander’s last piece was a pure drag queen move. The model walked with a piece of sheer fabric around her head. At the end of the runway, she pulled on a string of beads and the fabric dropped, making a fluffy skirt. The worst part is the dress was ugly both before and after the so called transformation. Bad styling aside, his collection was mostly okay until that piece.

      • decormaven

        That sounds too beyond for words.

        • MilaXX

          It didn’t feel as successful as I think he hoped. At least not viewing it on youtube. The transition was clunky and neither the before or after was pretty.

  • granite5

    I can’t find Bradon’s unconventional materials look – am I missing something?

    • MilaXX

      maybe the piece with the lace top and beige-y mini skirt?

    • Michelle Wilson

      It probably hasn’t been posted yet. Several of the collections are still 1 or 2 shy of 10 looks.

  • Denise Rambo

    WHAT is up with the tornado hair?

    • madscntst

      You think that’s bad, wait til you see Dom’s models.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Alexander: Love looks 2, 7, and 9. Others have good ideas but are overwrought, but I like that he has more of an edgy, theatrical point of view. I just wish it overall translated better.

    Alexandria: Hate her as a person, but her collection is one of my faves. The first look is like “WHAT?” but it’s got an interesting shape. I love the easy-breezy edginess of her collection though. The only thing I don’t get is the feather mohawks. Kind of unnecessary. It’s like the sequel to Fabio’s S10 collection. I like Fabio’s more, but I still think hers is really good. I’d put her in the finale.

    Bradon: The only looks I really care for are 3-6 and the bottom part of the last one’s skirt. The rest of the fabrics he used aren’t very pretty, and kind of tacky looking in my opinion. Really underwhelming for someone who is supposed to be the frontrunner.

  • alyce1213

    I like Bradon’s fabric choices (except the satin pants), the prints are gorgeous, but I’m disappointed in the overall collection, which doesn’t really look like one. I’m sad because I had high hopes and he was my favorite.

  • Latin Buddy

    They may all be over-designed and not be everyone’s taste…but they’re not the Macy’s collections we have seen recently.

    • MilaXX

      I agree, I don’t like every collection, but overall this is one of the better NYFW shows Project Runway has had in years.

  • epenthesis

    Not digging any of these. Alexander’s prints are whackadoo and his designs nothing special. Alexandria’s designs are interesting, but again whackadoo. Elaborate enough to suggest she’s a finalist though. Bradon’s collection alternates beautiful, wearable looks with clunkers, and doesn’t tie them together very well.

  • mhleta

    Thank you, Alexander, for being the wonderful nut that you are and bringing some bona fide Drag Drama to this snooze fest. Keep waving that sequined and feathered flag of yours! AlexandrIA for the win, however. Everyone else choked. Bradon–the shiny gold fabric–no, dear. No. The pants remind me of the joke about the hillbilly woman who stuck a potato up her twat to cure a yeast infection and when it started growing vines she rushed to the doctor to tell him she had flowers in her virginny. Jesus. The wheels are off the wagon, folks.

  • M. H. Leader

    Alexander–I mostly liked his stuff, except the first look which just seemed like half of it was left in the dressing room. Don’t think it’s good enough for a win.

    Alexandria–weird stuff here. Didn’t seem cohesive, and a few looks just plain strange. Not a winner, I think.

    Braden–his stuff seems really commercial. Lot of beautiful looks that would look fabulous on many women (yes, even us non-size-2s!). It’s so commercial and pretty, however, it’s probably not a win. And I don’t like the final gown at all.

    Interesting.

  • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

    Alexander – Well, it’s not boring, I’ll give him that. But you can see his background as a costume designer. Too much drag queen, not enough fashion.

    Alexandria – Fashionable and wearable (well, except that thing on model #5′s head…is that a rat hat or what?!) A little safe and boring. Holds together well as a collection.

    Bradon – I like some of the individual pieces, but the whole thing lacks focus and cohesion. I expected better from him!

  • Monday1900

    Bradon’s blue print dress is gorgeous, otherwise bleh.

  • boweryboy

    Alexander’s has a great cohesiveness and told a story even if it was a hot mess in places.

  • Annie Lure

    I’ll comment later on the collections. For now, I’m curious as to how much time the designers were given to complete these collections. Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.

    • MilaXX

      I think about 2 months. Filming wrapped in late June or July IIRC.

      • demidaemon

        I’d say six weeks. That’s the going average for the summer season.

  • DuBey2

    I had such high hopes for Bradon but his collection disappointed me. Did not like any of his except that blue/white/black ombre gown.
    I would pick Dom or Alexandria for the win. Still working on my # 3. Gotta look back at the other pages.
    Dom had several looks I’m drooling for, and she is the new Uli. Prints, but with a much younger vibe.
    Alexandria – just looked like it belonged with the professional designers out there today – especially some of the up and comers. I liked the shape (but not the actual “Money or bonds or whatever”) a lot of the Money dress – I can see that slightly off-kilter and slightly exposing top on maybe a Rooney Mara. Her things just seem more interesting and “editorial” than the rest. I don’t know how to describe her style, but I think many A listers would wear it.

    Jeremy — KILLER avant-garde gown, but I didn’t like the rest very much.
    Kate – have to go look again but I hate what the cut out long gowns do to a woman’s legs – even a perfectly sized model.

    • DuBey2

      OOPS. I meant ALEXANDER — KILLER avant-garde gown….

      Sorry.

  • bertkeeter

    Justin and Alexandria had the best and most cohesive collections… End if story!
    I hope Justin was not a decoy!!!

    • MilaXX

      How is Alexandria’s not the same look over and over again, but Dom’s is? Alexandria has nearly the exact same pant repeatedly as well as that vest treatment.

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    I keep forgetting to watch the show (something that I never did in the old days), so I don’t know who are the good guys and who are the bad/crazy ones this season, but Alexander’s seems to be the most interesting collection and Bradon has some nice pieces. Alexandria has some poorly made items and some lame hats, which someone would have told her to get rid of. I’m guessing Alexander is going to be in the final 3 (or 4) and Bradon might (?) be a finalist too.

  • bertkeeter

    Dom showed a good look but she kept showing the same look over and over and over!

  • fiddlecub

    I love Alexander’s third look–just love it. The branches actually have this strange and creepy effect of looking like veins against her neck. It’s not pretty, exactly, and is probably a love-it or hate-it kind of thing, but it’s really striking, and the one look I’ll probably remember above all others in these collections.

  • MilaXX

    Just watched the show on youtube. I have to say both Alexander blue gown & Alexandria’s money dress were major clunkers. They lacked elegance moving down the runway and the transformation of Alexander’s was awkward.

    • SewingSiren

      In agreement on the Alexes gowns plusI think Bradon’s “show stopper” is a clunker too.

      • MilaXX

        HUGE clunker. His graduation collection was nicer than this.

  • SewingSiren

    I do believe there is a print challenge in the future.

    I mostly loved Alexander’s collection, except the show stopper. Which was a thud.

    Alexandria’s money gown is a dud too. The rest is very fine, I wonder if the money is some kind of protest? That she wasn’t in the competition anymore.

    Bradon’s is a roller coaster I like the prints and the hand painting, but that last gown is bad.

    • janierainie

      It’s (the last gown) is like a whole lot of bad rolled into one. That bottom stuff reminded me of Vin, someone I did not like.

      • Lattis

        Have you ever seen “Houseboat,” with Sophia Loren and Cary Grant? Bradon’s last gown looks like the “before” gown Sophia Loren’s character is given to make her look like a (cheap) country bumpkin.

        • janierainie

          I’ve seen that movie, but it’s been so long I don’t remember that scene or dress. But you’re right, it looks like one of those type of movie dresses where the heroine just takes off the frou frou and makes a cut here, and a drape there, to make the most fantastic gown!

          • Carrps

            I don’t remember that scene in “Houseboat,” but I do remember it in one of the Tammy movies…it was Debbie Reynolds, so it was probably the first movie. She just pulled all the tacky fabric flowers off and turned into a swan!

  • pippitypup

    Alexander’s Collection: Madge’s Mad Vadge

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Bradon pulled a Vosovic, just as T Lo predicted at the beginning.

    • Lattis

      Could not agree more.

  • tonibaloney

    Drag Brows gave his models Drag Brows! I am delighted!

  • fringebenefit

    After looking at all the collections, Alexandria for the win. Head and shoulders better than any of the others. It’s interesting how uneven the rest of the collections are–most of the designers have spectacular triumphs and spectacular disasters.

  • dharmabum8

    I dunno, I actually smiled af the self parody of Drag Brows’ styling. Kinda cheeky. Not my favorite collection, but amusing.

    Looking at Bradon’s collection Im wondering if he was the shock boot of the season. It looks kinda sad and defeated.

  • EverybodysStarling

    Loooove Bradon’s last dress.
    As for the first look, I like Alexandia’s collection the most. There are one or two looks that I don’t like that much, but overall it is the most interesting, followed by Dom’s and Bradon’s.
    Alexander’s collectione brings Alexander McQueen to mind.

  • docholly

    i love everything in Bradon’s collection, at least 2 things in Alexanders and NOTHING in Poopy pants.

  • e jerry powell

    A hem of cabbage roses?

  • AP Sanyal

    I can not wait to see a video of Alexander’s final dress.

  • JaCory Deon

    Wow Alexandria brought it. She really does have a forward vision and a clear idea of how certain women want to dress. She’s clearly one of the final three. Alexander’s are cool but a bit too costume-y for my taste. Credit where it’s due: outfit no.3 is the business! Brandon’s is quite disappointing. It’s just so blase, so done, and next to Alexandria’s, looks quite dated.

    Based on all the collections my guess is the final three are Alexandria, Dom, and Justin.

    • Pril Wood

      they certainly look the most refined. I have to say though, some of Alexander’s pieces were GORG, drag brows styling or not.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    not a fashion person, but LOVE the colors in Bradons next the last look- the blue tones…yummy… would love to do a room in just those colors…

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I’ll be the unpopular one who says, of these three, I like Alexander’s the best. The other two are TOTAL snoozes.

  • marlie

    There was some seriously ugly and “whatthefuck” ish on the runway here. There’s no way any of these three are actually in the final three.

  • quiltrx

    I like almost everything Bradon made (which doesn’t surprise me)–but I don’t know how well this actually reads as a ‘collection’. I especially love the ombre’ gown, also like the first gown and the last look a lot (EXCEPT that that poorly-photographing lame’ in the last look really cheapens something that could have been gorgeous).

  • quiltrx

    Sorry, early post button hit LOL…
    I like Alexander’s collection a lot–great textiles, and I respond positively to his aesthetic in general. I especially love the black gown and the white sheer gown (though I wish it weren’t sheer, no one needs to have black panties distracting from that print).
    And as weird as the styling is, I think it works with two of the looks–with the black gown, it gives a “mistress of the haunted manse” vibe. And it’s rather ‘Gibson Girl’ with the next-to-last look, which plays well with the tall shoulders.

  • Kristy Sheldon

    It seems to me that Alexander “drag brows” has some sort of preoccupation with the tree raping scene in the first Evil Dead movie. Bradon’s looks were beautiful, but they were all over the place, and Alexandria conveys that she is too cool for the rest of us. I liked her looks, but most might find them unrelatable.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      But, I must say, I really was pleasantly surprised by Alexander’s turnout. Had no idea he was capable of this.
      I really liked what he made.

  • amanda lynn

    I thought I’d like Bradon’s final collection more than I actually do. Not a fan of the flower-pelvis pants.

    • Eric Stott

      and taking away the print leaves just fairly basic pieces

      • BeccaGo

        He pulled an Anya.

      • amanda lynn

        That white dress with the blue wrappy thing is so bad.

  • DeTrop

    In the words of Lady Catherine DeBourgh (Pride&Prejudice) “I am most seriously displeased”.
    I had such high hopes for Bradon and Alexander. While each had a few exceptional pieces, overall it’s a let down. Alexandria’s looks are the most editorial and wearable imo. It’s a very cohesive collection.

    In looking at all the collections, I like Alexandria’s and Justin’s the most.
    I’m most disappointed in Dom’s and Bradon’s.
    But I’ve not yet picked a winner of PR and I’m pretty sure my track record will hold at 0 – 11.

  • Sandy

    Yuck, yuck, and yuck.

  • Pril Wood

    I like the Money dress. And Alexandria’s collection. If She’s not in the top three, and Kate is, I’m going to be pissed.

  • tired_mommy

    Think Alexandria will win it all. Alexander’s collection was more exciting than I expected albeit the very distracting brows. Bradon is nice, but he must have never quite recovered the success he had at the beginning of the season.

  • BelleBook

    Here are my comments on the first three designers (by alphabetical order):

    Alexander — some very interesting designs. Unfortunately, the styling ruined the effect for me. Outside chance of being in the Top 3.

    Alexandria — liked the first design the best. The rest were just meh. I don’t think she’s a finalist.

    Bradon — had some interesting outfits and some less-interesting ones. My favorite is the fifth one shown. Could be a finalist, but maybe not.

  • Jane L

    Well, Alexandria’s first dress “looks expensive”. I wonder if they had to use their remainder GoBank money to make their final look?

    • Michelle Wilson

      Interesting theory!

  • Patsy Hatt

    Alexander- the clothes combine with the styling, seriously? I’ve seen more subdued looks at Trannyshack. I was OK (not in love) with Bradon’s until his ridiculous final look. A real disappointment.

  • Munchkn

    Why is the model of Alexandria’s fifth look wearing a dead lab rat on her head?

  • spooki C

    Alexander is giving some serious Winifred Sanderson realness LMAO. Can’t hate too much.

    Bradon has some beautiful prints but nothing that really strikes me as fresh. I feel like I’ve seen those dresses a million times already.

  • Derek_anny

    I think I would have liked Alexander’s last dress if it didn’t have that weird waist wing/cape thing. Just the crazy headpiece and blue dress.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    I’m having fun looking at these. I think Alexander ruins his models with their eyebrows. He doesn’t understand makeup. “Weird” makeup should still be pretty.

    Alexandria is still trying to sneak low crotches in. I hope she’s not ahead of her time; I’m afraid her determination to get us to adapt to this kind of look will set her back. She only includes one dress.

    I love all of Bradon’s fabric. His clothes are rich and subtle. However, he includes a white and blue dress that is ridiculous. A long blue scarf or veil is merely slapped onto a plain white dress. I’m beginning to notice the “emergency additional look” in collections.

    • Michelle Wilson

      Regarding Alexandria’s pants – They aren’t so much drop crotch as wrap front and even Ralph Lauren is doing those this season. It’s not really cutting edge. The only look of hers I take issue with besides the obvious money dress clunker is that sheer skirt.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Thank you, Tom and Lorenzo, for sharing all of these.

  • Indigo54

    WOW! Alexandria’s stuff is really interesting. My favorite so far! I’m really surprised. Good job Drop Crotch!

  • Trickytrisha

    Of all the PR collections that our dear Uncles have provided with lots of overtime this weekend, I have to (dammit) admit that Alexandria’s is the one that works best for me. I’ve pretty much hated most of her work on PR so far.

    Bradon has a few nice looks, but some real duds. Alexander must have decided to do circus wear.

  • conniemd

    Braden disappoints, but some of his outfits are stunning, I love that royal blue printed material in the pants and long gown. I get shivers thinking of his last gown with the chiffon all the way the way up instead of that awful metallic.

  • Cautiously Pessimistic

    Bradon’s next to last look: Austin Scarlett did that dress much better years ago.

  • geeeque

    wow gotta hand it to alexander for that black and white dress, despite the sheerness, it’s stunning. pretty much everything else from all three designers is a yawn. alexandria has a cool slouchy sensibility but is it any better or different than rick owens or alexander wang?

  • DALE WITTIG

    The piped frosting at the bottom of Bradon’s fancy gown at the end of the line really looks like icing; I’ll give him that. I didn’t much like the blue and white dress that looks like he sewed a big blue scarf to a little white dress. Otherwise, his stuff was pretty good, considering he was deemed the frontrunner (not necessarily a good position to be in.) I enjoy the floral and leaf patterns he used, but he used them in a way that seems too much of this time (I mean it looks on trend, which is really kind of tacky.) Alexander is all kinds of tacky, especially the costume at the end. It doesn’t just stop the show, it leaves a hole in the runway. Alexandria’s bunch of clothes look very well laundered. The money dress is a good costume; but I have a thing for fake money.

  • Sally3000

    Aside from the money skirt outfit, I really like Alexandria’s collection and it continues to grow on me. It strikes me as the collection I was hoping to see from Melissa Fleis in season 10. I guess I like the San Francisco look. In the early PR days, I would’ve thought the collection was not dramatic enough, given that I’d wear all but one of these outfits as regular street wear. But PR seems to be more focused on mass commercial appeal lately, so who knows…

  • LAMusing

    Another reviewer mentioned re: Alexanders final dress: “At the end of the runway, a model in a blue gown with braids tied above her head pulled a string to drop the braids and make an overskirt. The audience actually gasped in delight.”

  • LAMusing

    One article mentioned that Heidi said before the fashion week runway, designers were given a last minute outfit to make from “unconventional” materials… probably explains the dollar bill skirt.

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Alexander–Amazing construction and range of technique and embellishment, but it’s basically costume design bordering on coutre. Definite Decoy.
    Alexandria–Lots of interesting cuts and fabrications for reasonably wardrobe-permeable clothes, but a little too one note, and doesn’t have any color, which is what this season is all about. Possible final 3, but likely a runner-up.
    Bradon–Massively referential of Dior and Dries Van Noten, but all of the bad parts. Zero construction throughline, and fabric is all of the place. I dig the starting point, but it went bland and completely off the rails. Possible final 3, but definite runner up.

  • Annie Lure

    Braden’s collection is beyond awful. I’m annoyed at the preponderance of floral prints; they’re nauseatingly sweet. Then we have generic draped dresses, embarrassingly simple tops/pants/skirts, and horrendously shiny fabrics. There’s also a couple of disharmonious, overwrought looks (the concluding dress being the most egregious example).

    Alexandria: A few of the looks are too simple (#3, #5, #8), but I respond positively to the commencing look (sure, it’s a replica of a look found in her portfolio, but it evinces effective use of materials: it’s exuberant but not in a flamboyant kind of way. It’s kind of eerie. I do wish the skirt portion were more resolved and the boobs better fitted (they’re bursting). Looks #2 and #6 are quite good: the former exudes boldness and edginess; the latter, femininity and ethereality.

    Alexander’s a craftsman and definitely one of the better designers on this season. His collection possesses showmanship and conviction. I don’t unreservedly like every piece, but the collection, in the aggregate, is impressive. It’s as if he’s fantasizing into something sublimely oppressive. I really respond to the tree/branches/interlinking motif, especially when posited as creeping and engulfing as in the concluding look.

    • SFree

      I agree with you. Alexander seems the best of this bunch.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    I wonder if these are the three finalists. There is something nice in each of the last collections but I don’t think it’s hard to choose a collection that’s consistent. I vote for Bradon. I like Dom a lot but I don’t care for her collection. At the same time, I really dislike that white dress of Bradon’s with the blue wrapped around it.

  • queenceleste

    Does no one else think Alexander looks exactly like TinTin? Or is it just me?

  • SFree

    Bradon is disappointing.

  • ArmoPrincess

    Judging on photos alone (can’t tell how the garments move), I liked Alexander and Alexandria’s collection most. Odd considering they didn’t WOW me during the show.

  • Shawn EH

    Alexander’s is the most fun. Can’t really see the point of view of Alexandria (pastel boho?) or Bradon (some pretty gowns).

  • write_light

    Bradon first, Alexander showing why he shouldn’t have been auf’d, and Alexandria not bad and not great. imo

  • tixilyttik

    Definitely Bradon IMO. The blue dress is beautiful and the gold and white icing gown is stunning. Alexandria better than anything she showed on the show. Alexander should not have been auf’d and he proved it with his final collection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.carson.378 Susan Carson

    You know if bradon had used the same cream organza? instead of that shiny nasty fabric the last gown might have had a cool look. but the inexpensive look / color / shinyness (not a real word I know) kills the whole thing. hated the pants too. The crotch eating flower petal/ birds what ever those were did me in too! Gotta watch that print placement!

  • ItAin’tMe

    Bradon’s blue ombre gown and the first gown are sublime. Everything else is pretty blah. The banner dress is just odd.

  • scarlettudor

    Alexander ~ Liked the purple short dress with the volume off the shoulder. Liked the tree prints. Liked the black and white tree print gown. Did not like the styling or the finale piece. Alexandria ~ she CAN sew! I thought she just tied rags. Liked the transparent fabrics and how she used them. Bradon ~ Loved his prints and color and his finale piece with the white rose shapes on the hem. The pretty white lilac colored flowers on the top were too much and more effectively used elsewhere in his collection.

  • Lorrie Bruhns

    I HATED Dom’s PR Finale dress!! She’s only 5’0″ tall; the print was way too large, and she looked like a large-shouldered hunchback, swathed in a tent…it completely swallowed her petite frame…
    I wondered, actually, if Helen Castillo designed it… While I like Helen very much, and think she has some wonderful design ideas, I find her whole football-shoulderpad-cape-silhouettes hideous!!! They make women look like “Lurch” in a shapeless tent.. they do not flatter a woman’s figure at all