I don't care what any of you say about this season, because I LOVE IT.
I think that the personalities are great, and it's nice to see the older designers coming out on top, for a change.
Daniel is an old school Texan queen, and I love him for it. From that Mexi-Texan accent, to the sombrero style moustache, I think he's quite a fun character.
I'm also happy that Stanley is the FIRST AA designer who doesn't seem to be in the final four simply because they wanted a little bit of diversity. Stanley actually has talent and good taste (I'm looking at YOU, Korto and Michael Knight), and he could end up being the first AA winner on Project Runway. I'm hoping so.
Michelle has talent also, but her true colors really came through on this latest episode. Before that she was all fake smiles and hugs, but the minute she's on the bottom and about to go home, the claws came out and she showed what a true bitch she is. I was actually rooting for her, but not anymore. The others were being so kind and supportive of her, and she gave them all a great big FUCK YOU. Well fuck her too.
Layana is so pretty, but she's obviously has learned how to use her looks to get her way. I'm happy that Heidi (as another beautiful woman) can see right through it and called her out. Layana has her cool moments, but she just seems so entitled, and is way too impressed with herself. And she should have been on the bottom of this challenge, because that monstrous blue top was U-G-L-Y.
I don't understand the Patricia hate. She is such a cool lady, and I am fascinated by her designs. I'm so sick of seeing the same old shit go down the runway, and Patricia surprises me EVERY WEEK! That artwork piece she made was a showstopper (for me), and I loved the white veil she put on top of it. The model's arms blended into the dress in such an interesting way, and her fabric was so unique.
This show has needed Patricia for a very long time, because she's a one-of-a-kind designer, who actually HAS ideas, and implements them, rather than the copycat designers who are technically good, but parade the same shit down the runway, year after year.
And finally, I love the team concept. Having worked with each other throughout the entire season, these people actually get to KNOW each other and bounce ideas off each other, and I absolutely think that some of the pairings have produced some of the best pieces I've ever seen go down the PR runway.
Good design is always collaborative, and there is no getting around it. Top designers MUST work well with others. Period. That's what makes this season so interesting for me. Hate it all you want - I am loving the show.