The finalist rocked the runway for the last time and put their best foot forward at Mercedes Benz Fashion week. For their last contest, the remaining designers (Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Patricia Michaels and Stanley Hudson) were required to think of a concept that would impact innovation, trends and cohesion.
Here, Lindsay Ebbin, Global Creative Director of Vibe Beauty gives his opinions on the best moments.
Hair and Makeup
Michelle’s goal was to create strong brows and mattified lips on her model. The makeup artist used L’Oreal color riche line and super slim products to achieve the look. Patricia’s makeup included a clean, monochromatic palette and hair was braided with horsetail pieces jutting out to match her textured garments. Stanley’s makeup (for his model) included a sexy smokey eye with true match foundation to create a satin finish.
Zac Posen sported his camel colored double breasted suit and Heidi wore a multi colored jump suit with a black blazer. Nina Garcia looked great in a two piece sleeveless black pants suit, and superstar guest judge Michael Kors dressed all in black with mirror sunglasses.
On the Runway
Nina and Michael loved Michelle’s opening dress because her fabric combinations and silhouettes provided consistency to her design element. Overall, the Judges felt the huntress urban look worked, but a lot of pieces were over-designed.
Patricia’s collection was dedicated to the strength of trees and featured a diverse palette of pastels hues. Everything was richly hand crafted with Indian inspiration. Overall, the judges felt she merged artistic detail into her collection and her pieces exemplified her soul.
Stanley exuded opulence and maintained a vintage esthetic. The judges felt his looks were dated and did not connect with modern consumers.
Stanley was the first one eliminated due to lack of modern elements in his collection. Patricia had an artisan element to her collection but needed to work on her cohesion. The winner of this season 11 was Michelle. Her looks were outstanding and her creativity expressed true uniqueness.
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Photo Credits: E! Online/ starpulse.com/ Lifetime