Uli Herzner is awesome. I was really hoping for her to win. I wasn't a big fan of hers in the beginning, but she grew on me. She's a great designer with an amazing eye for prints and colors. Very inspiring. She was consistent throught the show and most importantly, she got herself into the Final Four solely based on her talent. Some of the finalists, I felt, only made it as far as they did, cuz they supplied the show with soundbites and manufactured drama. She got robbed.
Laura Bennett was a one-note-- an AMAZING, Masterful, one-note. But a one-note nonetheless. She catered exclusively to her particular type of customer. She was a character, pregnant, drama maker, soundbite machine, and had a great story to tell. In reality tv land, that's gold... she had to be in the finals. To me, there were other versatile designers.
Michael Knight's great. Like Uli, he got himself in the finals based on TALENT. He was the fan favorite, but his collection was a dissappointment. Compared to other Hip Hop designers-- his work paled in comparison. Regardless, he's still awesome.
Back to Uli... I LOVED her 12-look SS07 collection. I decided to illustrate 5 of her print dresses from her final collection. I love how they flowed down the runway and the how the printed fabrics rippled. She chose the hottest models, too. The last piece was actually a bathing suit... but I drew with the dress still on. I wish Uli the best of luck in the future!!! Can't wait for Season 4!!!
EDIT: Thanks for the love, Blogging Project Runway !!!
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