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Models Off Duty: This week the designers had to create a street wear look for their model to wear in the heart of NYC for a professional photo shoot. The models would then be able to post these photos on their social media accounts.

photos courtesy of mylifetime.com.


“Is it fashion, or are you just making clothes?” ~Tim Gunn


Each model chose the designer they wanted to work with, leaving Claire as the last designer to be picked. Samantha seemed the most excited about this challenge, and she was the first designer to be picked by Jazzmine.


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From the get-go, it seemed like Margarita and Kentaro would be on the top. The way they collaborated with their models seemed effortless, and they both had great attitudes throughout.

Shawn showed some disdain for Samantha’s aesthetic, which just put a bad taste in my mouth. The twins aren’t doing any favors for themselves, and surely won’t be anyone’s fan favorite. Kenya said it best: “…as long as Claire keeps coming to the rescue of her sister, she’s not going to make it.” Claire finishes all of Shawn’s zippers and waistbands. God forbid Claire gets eliminated–how will Shawn finish the rest of her garments moving forward?

The designers had until 1am to sew on day 1, and it was quite humorous watching them all melt down into the wee hours of the morning. I’m not sure the extra time did anyone any good!

Thankfully Brandon had immunity. To quote Samantha, his model “looked like Rey from Star Wars the Force Awakens.” But, Heidi seems to love Brandon’s aesthetic, so he would probably have been safe anyway.

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Claire’s model looked ridiculous. The peplum on the shorts added too much volume and she just looked messy.

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Ayana’s model looked like she just woke up. No thanks, robe!

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Amy’s look was really cool. It looked like NY street wear fashion and I think she did her model proud.

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Margarita’s look was not liked by the judges. Heidi said it looked cheesy and Zac thought it was too “Miami.”

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Kentaro’s look was super interesting and cool. The judges LOVED it.

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In the end, Kentaro comes on top. I think the win was well deserved. The skinny jeans were actually more like leg warmers, with knit at the upper edge that secured them to the model’s legs! Very innovative!

Why is Claire safe? Her model looked the WORST of all. I’m convinced the twins are staying for the sheer drama they produce.

Unfortunately Samantha lost and ended up going home. I really had high hopes for her in this competition. It’s really sad to see someone go home after all that hard work and impeccable sewing. Tim should have used his save on her, for sure.

What do you think of her design?

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    Nov 18, 2017, 03.05 PMby krogerfeedback

    lovely models with great designing . i just loved it.

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