We had a somewhat unusual reaction to Seth Aaron's collection. We went on a little journey with it. In February, when we saw it for the first time in the tent, we were excited by it. It was obvious to anyone with decent observational skills that the finalists were almost certainly Seth A, Emilio, Mila and/or Jay. To us, it was obvious that Seth Aaron's collection placed high on that short list, but we weren't sure how high. We thought it was a visually exciting collection, but we were afraid that its references may have been a little outdated. In the weeks since, we'd check out the pictures from the collection and, with a sinking feeling (because we always were total Seth A supporters from Day One), came to the conclusion that yes, it probably was a little too '80s/early '90s to escape criticism from Nina. Then we saw the collection on the screen in motion and what do you know? We loved it all over again. The one thing that remained consistent throughout our fickle-ry? We never forgot a single look. Each one was seared into our brain in full detail. That alone told us how strong this collection really is. It's sneaky that way.
Let's start the show.
What a uniquely beautiful shape. It moved beautifully and it had both Heidi and Faith salivating at the prospect of wearing it, which kinda proves the point about how he styled the show to look so edgy but showed pieces that could very easily be interpreted and worn. We're not sure how one could interpret this look because it's so short it clearly needs tights of some sort and why wouldn't you go with the shiny pleather-y looking ones here? We love the contrasting trim.
This would be the "needle scratching the record" moment. It's a good thing that last dress was so simple and classic, because this one was cracktastic. We get it. He wanted to deliberately throw in a couple completely out-there pieces. He said as much in interviews. Who are we to criticize that tactic? It obviously worked. The judges made a point of complimenting him for putting on a show and that's a big part of getting your worked noticed. So no, we did not like this look, but yes, we can see why he put it in there.