Not being a super creative person myself, I can admire the imagination and effort that goes into designing an outfit in only a couple of minutes. I never realized how creative someone who designed clothes would have to be. Not only must you know how to sew, you have to be able to sketch your drawing and then pick a fabric, a color, accents, and even the hair and make-up to pull the whole look together. I'm just in awe of how these people do this!
It is incredibly ironic to see how the designers dress themselves though. Honestly, it looks like every single one of them tries so hard to be unique. It's typical to see the men wearing skinny jeans (My husband is thin and one time he accidentally tried on a pair and all I could say was, "Take them off right now!" ugh!) or capris. A man in capris? Uh, good luck with that.
The other thing that is interesting to me is all the tattoos. I realize that's really prevalent in our society right now, but I just cringe when I see their arms coated in these tattoos.
And the hair. Oh the hair. Let's be honest, I am sooo lazy when it comes to hair, I'm all about convenience. I'm certainly not the most fashion forward (I stole that term from the show--don't I sound cool now?) person you'll meet, but some of this hair is crazy! Christian somehow manages to make one portion of his hair go completely flat while the back constantly looks like he just stuck his finger in a light socket or the wind is blowing only on that small portion of his head. One of the female designers, Kit, has this peroxide blonde, brittle hair and I just cringe when I see it. They showed a picture of her from her high school prom and she was gorgeous! Who knew?
It's kind of reminding me of Picasso. I went to an exhibit of his work while I was in Spain and they showed his early work. He could paint beautiful, true to life images, but that's not what it was about for him. He wanted people to look and question, to search for the meaning. I think that's what these designers are doing. They want you to look past them to see their creations. They are merely the tool to make it happen. It's such a paradox to see someone dressed so kooky design something so elegant.