Week 7: What's Mine Is Yours
This week's challenge was to design a resort wear look for Michael Kors.
On the show, the desgners were paired together and they sewed each others look. (we did not incorporate that aspect into our challenge. But suffice it to say, there were many modifications to my look along the way!)
I did a simple two piece bathing suit.
And then added a wonderful lavender silk wrap.
Tim came into the work room and said the bottom of the suit was WAY to big and 'grandma'. But really, for how iconic Barbie's figure is (and it is 'iconically beautiful') she really does have some constraints as to how to work with her figure.
Her leg joints are not flattering and they should not be shown. I think this is the same as Michael Kors coming in and saying "make sure the butt is covered" to April. I wanted to do a kind of 50's, high waist suit - very Ester Williams. And then a modern, luxury wrap.
I paired it with a flat metallic shoe, and a black stone necklace.
And for extra fun I had lots of "help" from little hands. And I had some illness in the workroom, and lost time with that. I would not share any of that on the runway. But you would have seen it all in the 90 minute extended play format. We are all healthy now, for the moment.
Be sure to check out what Kat has done.
It is remarkable how similar our original ideas were! (we are 2000 miles apart!)
I have to say, I was working on a black wrap with beads and sparkle, and I changed directions with the wrap portion when I 'saw her work in the workroom'. But the bathing suit was already done. I love the luxury of her look.
Enjoy the show!