This sis more about this season that one particular episode.
I am getting the feeling that this show is carefully orchestrated from day one. I mean, I think they choose who they want to win and set up the challenges to play on the strong points of their chosen one and the weak points of all others.
I do hate it that the folks who create wearable designs get bounced out right away. Likewise, anyone who knows how to cooperate.
Is the point of this show to demonstrate to young designers that designing clothing is high pressure, cut-throat, and nice guys finish last? The first to go were the designers well-liked by the others. True, what they produced missed the mark, but how many of us can make clothing from junk found in a pet store? And how many would willingly accept the challenge of designing for an editor of a fashion magazine?
What I wish they would say is "Cooperate but don't lose your vision." Being able to participate in some one else's vision is a sign of strength. When Josh wasn't in charge of the team, he sabotaged the entire team. I'm astounded that he was able to subdue his flamboyant tendencies and come up with a dress his understated client liked wearing.
I think some of the others were too concerned with making the client happy and not concerned enough with pushing their own vision-- a dangerous balance, that.
And I wanted to hit Oliver when he said he didn't like to design for people with breasts, that he preferred models . Oliver, grow up. Even a menswear designer must deal with breasts, because heavy men have them.