We thought these two were going to make an interesting team. They both have talent and strong points of view and we were curious to see what they'd come up with. Turns out?
Don't get us wrong. It's cute; it's appropriately beachy; it's well made. The problem is it's just so ... sans style, y'know? The little bubble hem is nice, the pleating in the bust is too, but... we don't know, it just leaves us disappointed. It's like they both have such strong points of view that, rather than find a way to blend them, they both put them aside just to bang out something to get them through the challenge.
When we saw the work in progress, we thought "Oh, how cute.That bikini top looks just like something they would put together." Kinda sharp and bold; kinda retro."
But then they did this weird half cover-up and never showed the bikini top at all except through the strangely small bust.
Like we said, it's okay. It's just a little disappointingly bland.
Y'know, it's a great looking dress. It really is.
But it's so aggressively NOT avant garde in any way that we almost feel they should have been called on it.
There is quite literally nothing about this dress that hasn't been done a million times before on a million other dresses, from the bodice made out of zippers to the asymmetrical ruffled skirt.
Kudos to them, because it looks like a lot of work and it's pretty much flawlessly executed, but SO not avant garde. We had troubles with almost every other avant garde entry but in most other cases, we can at least say that they tried to do something a little off the beaten path. This is pure beaten path all the way. Cute, but so done. And that's not what one should be saying about a look that's supposed to be avant garde.
These two were apparently a bad match as a team. They got the work done without any drama, but the end results were bland.
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