Under the Gunn: FINALE!!!
In the last episode it was time for the final decision with judges crowning the WINNER of this crazy first season of Project Runway: Under the Gunn. And to do it, designers had to create a five-piece collection showing their inspiration.
Things were completely mixed up in my opinion, and people I expected to be in the top, were at the bottom, or vice-versa. But in the end, the outcome made everyone happy. Before starting talking about the collections, can I say I was in AWE when I saw Heidi Klum? I JUST FUCKING LOVE HER! <3
I totally agree with the decision of the judges to crown Oscar as the winner. His collection was just flawless - as usual - and even if I got the impression his idea of fashion is the classical one made of elegance and stunning gowns, he manages to turn everything into something new and, sometimes, unexpected. Again, I can’t help thinking that he seemed totally tasteless in the first episode. And then, look at him, the acclaimed deserving winner of the first season of Under the Gunn. Congrats!
It was unbelievable even for me, but my second favourite was Asha! I really thought her Queen Nefertiti living in Harlem inspiration could either turn out to be awesome or cheap - at first I was gravitating more towards the second option - but then she came out with an exquisite varied but cohesive collection that I really appreciated. Of course this was not enough to make her win, and I was deadly afraid when I saw that the judges liked her collection too. Anyway, I am honest, so I admit her collection was very good (that kimono is just ridiculously awesome).
Sam stayed true to his aesthetic and at the same time he managed to present different styles: bohemian, chic, minimal. I loved the spark of yellow in the garments, it was just THAT one detail which makes everything more special. But at the end of the day, even if I love extreme simplicity, his garments were too simple in a context like the finale of Under the Gunn. Anyway, I liked it :)
Shan. I am deeply disappointed in him. I recognise his effort and his inspiration - even if I find it too predictable, like Sam said “This lace and leather concept, it can be pretty, but as soon as Britney Spears writes a song about something, it’s over”. The problem was not in my opinion, like the judges said, that he made too much. The problem was the overall inspiration, good, but already seen two million times; and it’s normal that such an inspiration doesn’t allow you to create a new collection. This makes me pretty angry, because Shan was the best designer overall. Pity :(
The mentor paired with the winning designer, in this case Nick, won as well, and it couldn’t really go better: he was not the best judge at the beginning, but he learnt to give space to his designers and at least he was not as bitchy as the other two - I’ll never forget how they treated Nathalia, poor thing. And he never won anything, while Anya won Project Runway and Mondo won Project Runway All Stars. Good job, grandpa Nick :D
So, here’s the end of our journey with Under the Gunn. Thank you for reading my reviews, at least the few people who actually did it, and all I can say to put an end to this is NOW GIVE ME A NEW SEASON OF PROJECT RUNWAY.
I’m completely addicted.