Gunnar, Dmitry, and Fabio are in the top with Sonjia, Ven, and Nathan are in the bottom. Ven tries to blame his customer’s lack of fashion, while Alicia straight up says if you can’t handle a real-life client, you’re not a designer.
Dmitry’s client is “sexy, not slutty,” and she’s happy as all get out. Heidi notices the change, Nina loves the color and the styling, Michael praises the fabric choice, and Alice Temperly (English designer) wishes it was a little deeper cut in the neckline.
Fabio’s clients can’t get enough of the look. Heidi is gushing, Nina is gushing, Alice is gushing, and Michael is gushing. Everyone is gushing. It’s a transformation while maintaining Ko-Ray’s personality. Just fab.
Gunnar had a fun time working with Kim, and Kim is just delighted by Gunnar and her new look. Heidi and Michael have to comment on her walk, and honestly why wouldn’t you? It’s flirty and mirrors her personality and Alice thinks it’s successful. Nina wishes there was more cleavage, but oh well. Well done all around.
Sonjia’s client – and her sister – both think it’s great. Heidi thinks the knot and the length make her look like the wrong kind of working girl. Alice wants to cut the shoulders and pull the knot down a bit to fit the proportions. Michael thinks the dial went too far in terms of personal taste. Nina very delicately says she wants more boobs.
And then we move to Ven, who starts off with the backhanded comments already. It’s like he has no sense of delicacy whatsoever. Heidi doesn’t think she looks hip at all, or even very real for the client. Michael thinks she looks like she’s wearing a smock, and Alice just doesn’t think it’s appropriate at all. Michael calls Ven out for not communicating properly. When your clients are crying, you’re not being effective.
Oh, Nathan. They’re going to tear him up. His client feels like it needs to be tighter. Heidi thinks it looks cheap, and I don’t necessarily disagree. Alice has some issue understanding what a hootchie mama is, and Nina starts ripping the look to shreds. Michael goes even further – it’s cliche, it looks prom, it looks cheesy. Poor darling.
After all is said and done, Fabio is taking home a well-deserved win! And apparently it’s a worse crime to put up a poor design that is 100% client-centric than a design that isn’t client-centric at all from a designer that didn’t care about the client at all. It’s a sad, sad day indeed. Ven will bring drama, whatevs. We’ll soldier on.
Do you guys think Nathan deserved the boot? Did Fabio deserve the win? Let us know in the comments!