Bert's dress is next. It's a strapless snakeskin top with a flowing skirt that mimics the colors of the parrot. The skirt is just a little too short and Bert doesn't think it flows properly. Josh's dress looks great. An orange sheath that is short and one-shouldered. Viktor says that he wishes that guys could wear stuff like that. Hmm. Something to think about I guess. The dresses come out together. Bert likes Josh's dress, save the flower on the shoulder. Josh thinks that Bert's attempts to not use the colors of the parrot ultimately hurt him.
Anya's dress is next. Holy shit. It's this cap-sleeved black dress that is longer in the back than the front. Lots of structural detailing all around it. Seriously? Fuck everybody and their noise about her sewing skills. This look is HARD and more difficult than half of the stuff that Josh has attempted. That she takes it on in the first place is a testament to the passion behind her vision. Laura's look is next and it's a tailored black jacket that is low-cut with purple fringe. And, tight satin pants. Not a huge fan of the fabric for the pants, though the fit is near perfect. Laura is really happy with it. Both looks come out and Anya says that Laura's look is beautiful, though she's not a huge fan of the fringe. Laura loves Anya's design, but finds the construction problematic.
Judging begins and Heidi tells Anya that she loves her dress. She think it's very fashion-forward and cool. She also sees the influence of the raven. Michael thinks that Anya was inspired and it wasn't a literal translation. Nina says that this is her favorite look of Anya's. Francisco thinks the cut is great. Nina was impressed by Laura as well, but she wasn't so much into the feathers and tight pants. Heidi thinks it's too literal. Michael says it's the edgiest thing that she has presented and he appreciates that, but it still looks a little costume-y. Anya has the highest score!
Bert says that he hated his parrot. He says he's not in love with his look. Michael thinks it's pagaent-y. The bustier is cut perfectly. Francisco thinks it's not very new. Nina is disappointed as well. Michael loves that Josh's dress doesn't look too "worked," with the exception of the corsage. Nina likes that he embraced a version of minimalism. Francisco likes the non-literal inspiration apparent in the gown. Bert had the lower score. Josh says that the editing helped him. Also, he says that his main goal for being here is to improve as a designer. That's probably not untrue, but for some reason I don't want to believe him.