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    Amazons new Fashion show with Heidi Klum and Tim gunn

    https://deadline.com/2019/06/heidi-klum-tim-gunn-amazon-fashion-competition-series-title-naomi-campbell-nicole-richie-judges-1202638127/

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    Anyone interested in talking about Making the Cut? I just watched the first three episodes (four are currently available) over the weekend, and I really enjoyed it.

    It’s really interesting to see the ways in which the competition, or at least what we’re being shown of the competition, differs from Project Runway. The format seems a lot less restrictive — like we aren’t told what budget the designers have and we don’t see them rushing through Mood to get things. One designer realized her materials weren’t good and just went back to the fabric store for more, which felt fairly shocking. People seem to design menswear whenever they like. They say they’re looking for the next big global brand, and that really does feel like much more the focus. It’s cool that there are seamstresses to help the designers, though it would maybe be better if they could actually speak to the seamstresses rather than leaving lists of instructions. It’s cool also that there’s always a look that immediately goes up for sale on Amazon, and that every challenge incorporates both runway and ready-to-wear looks. I’m enjoying the judging panel, the awesome runway show locations, and the fact that the prize is a million dollars. Seems like Amazon put a lot of money into the show.

    It’s wonderful having Heidi and Tim back as well. I’m sure some people feel like the Heidi & Tim in Paris bits are a little much, but I love them. My biggest critique of the show is that is feels a little overproduced — so much music, so many lingering emotional shots or lush montages. It’s a bit of sensory overload when I sometimes just want a better/longer look at the clothes.

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    I like the show. It’s hard not to since it’s 75% Project Runway. The main differences EmmyLoser mentioned and the fact that the judging panel stays for every episode is nowhere near enough of a reason for anybody to dislike this if they’re a fan of Project Runway. So this is a slam dunk idea.

    The problem though, is the talent. I haven’t really seen anything that exciting in 4 episodes. And by the end of episode 3 Tim, who just cried saying he was sure the next big brand was in the room in episode 1, had enough and told them they sucked. The entire group. So, I’m not alone in feeling nothing has really stood out. It always feels like over half of the contestants could be on the bottom.

    Anyway, I do like the show. I did miss Tim and Heidi. I think Naomi Nicole GuyName and LadyName form a great panel with Heidi. They’re my favorite part so far.

    Obvious finalists: Hat lady, Geoffrey 2, Sabato.

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    I like the young gay who was working with Sabato .. i think he could win the whole thing , him and Esther

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    Yeah, the swing from Tim’s tearful declaration about the next global superstar being in that room to him feeling like they needed to put the designers in a pressure cooker to make them actually deliver was pretty huge. I had to chuckle that in the fourth episode they basically throw out almost everything that makes the show not Project Runway — huge time crunch, no seamstresses, no glamorous runway location, materials that are already there.

    I do see some potential in the group, but there were some real duds in the collab challenge. There are about five people I can see being successful — Sander, Jonny, Esther, Megan, and Ji. I could actually see Ji’s work becoming a popular/cool/trendy brand with her street-style stuff. But the continued focus on couture-level work may not suit her as well.

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    Oh, and I do love the judging panel as well. Some of the interactions between Heidi and Naomi are great.

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    This show was great. I feel like the edits are on point as well. It has a different approach to this whole genre which makes it interesting.

    I also have some issues about the talent in the show. Some of them are not even on the same level as the good ones. Like they are really bad.

    The Judges are knowledgeable, you know when Naomi is a judge she gonna let you have it.

    Ester, Sander,Johny and Ji are the ones that have the best shot.

    Ji’s  designs are all ready to market. Cause her style will go really well in Korea and Japan. I can see her being really popular in Asia cause her aesthetic fits East Asia esp Korea to a T.

    Ester also is really good. The collab challenge proves she can do stuff away from her usual aesthetic.

     

     

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    Ji’s  designs are all ready to market. Cause her style will go really well in Korea and Japan. I can see her being really popular in Asia cause her aesthetic fits East Asia esp Korea to a T

    Billie Eilish is litterly her dream client

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    Billie Eilish is litterly her dream client

     

    Haha yesss!!! Now that u say it i can see it. Bille Eilish can be her muse or something. She would literally wear everything Ji has designed thus far.

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    ^^Yes , totally!

    Interesting that Naomi is giving some sound bites that maybe sound kind of harsh but is also the one who seems the most emotional over these designers. Heidi, on the other hand, is sounding very sweet but taking a pretty hard line in terms wanting to get rid of people.

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    Nice couple of episodes. Rinat really pulled one of the classics “one day you’re in and the next day you’re out“ results. Her looks after she won were horrible.

    My Sabato prediction from last week turned out great, huh? I liked him.

    Esther or Johnny seem like the clear winners right now.

    I loved how Naomi started with her “to each their own” comment and how Heidi simply said “of course” and that was it. I like that Heidi, Naomi or the production are not interested in making Naomi blow up or something and continuing with her phone throwing image people expect.

    The results continue to be lackluster, I hope they can find better talent next season. I also hate that these designers here and on Next in Fashion are not tailors or even try to tailor something. Why must every pant be baggy? Do something else. It’s tiresome.

    Best part of both episodes was Heidi and Chiara going to that restaurant. It made a lot of sense to put that in the show. Sure.

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    I forgot to mention that animated character they brought in. Part of the prize was being on her instagram? It has like 350k followers. I think we could all personally know somebody in the millions by now. Why do we need her? And I don’t think any of these designers design for somebody who follows this character anyway.

    I bet this is the work of the same producer: This, the Heidi & Tim on the town segment, the robot restaurant, the fencing…all these incoherent silly ideas that don’t quite work.

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    I forgot about that animated character. That was the weirdest thing, and the designers didn’t seem interested in it. I do enjoy the tourism bits with Heidi and Tim (or Chiara), but they don’t fit into the rest of the show, I agree.

    Do we know how many more episodes there are? We seemed to get down to low numbers really quickly, but I guess they only started with 12, so it’s not surprising this ran through quickly.

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    I think it’s over next week. Just 10 episodes. IMDB lists episode 10 as “The winner”.

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    Thanks. That makes sense. I didn’t know how much the apparent fluidity of whether and how many people get eliminated might draw things out a little or possibly shorten them, but this past week’s episodes proceeded pretty straightforwardly.

    I wonder if the results would have been different if Nicole and Carine were still on the panel rather than Chiara. Things in Tokyo have felt more contentious than in Paris, and especially this week, I could easily imagine the elimination having gone the other day.

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