Do you have a favorite fashion decade? I love both the '50s and the '60s and those decades were also popular with the four designers in the Trending Now and Then episode on Fashion Star on NBC. Can't wait to see what happens next on the finale this week!
For the Trending Now and Then challenge, each of the four designers picked a decade to inspire the creation of two garments. My focus this week for the recap will feature Hunter and I'll try to include more sketches from the other designers later in the week.
Hunter goes with the '50s and works with colored lace. She created two looks—a fit and flare lace dress and a lace dress with a keyhole neckline and peplum flare with pocket. Both the mentors and the judges just love her fit and flare dress. Express bids $50,000, Macy's bids $60,000 - and then Terron at Saks crushes them with a bid of $200,000. He admires the styling that recalls Christian Dior's New Look, launched in 1947, and he's thrilled with Hunter's "home run."
My sketch above features the second dress, her Lace Dress. Saks ($75,000) and Express ($100,000) both want the dress with a stunning bidding war by Express and Saks. With $200,000 each, Hunter has to choose and she goes with Erika at Express—the one who saved her last week. "
Cassandra went with the '60s and an update on a column dress and a shift mini.
JesseRay and Garrett have chosen the '50s and create a sheath dress and a paired short and crop top, inspired by Garrett's grandmother.
Daniel goes with the '60s and focuses on two trends: all-white and bold geometric prints. Plus he gets inspiration from Paco Rabanne's technique and creates a pattern with detail.
Each week I'm sad to see another designer go, and this week was no different when JesseRay and Garrett were eliminated. We were first introduced to the designer duo 9 weeks ago as sweater designers. They have proven to us they are much more than that. Wishing only great things for their future projects.
So what will happen next? This Friday is the finale.
FASHION STAR RECAPS
If you want to see more sketches from my recaps, check out
- Week 1: Season 2 Premiere
- Week 2: Sexy Designs.
- Week 3: Something for Everyone
- Week 4: It's Getting Hot in Here
- Week 5: It Takes Two
- Week 6: Buyer's Choice
- Week 8: His & Hers