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Mission Catwalk Episode 2: the Menswear Edition

The plan was to do a weekly review of this season of Misison Catwalk but catching it on a Saturday Night at 8:30pm is not always possible and Mission Catwalk adds the episodes online whenever they feel like it so you just gotta wait till…well…they feel like it. I guess it takes time to edit it with ads and stuff that we’re just gonna skip right through. Any how even though episode 3 has already aired, which I surely didn’t catch and will try to watch the repeat on Tuesday, here’s the recap of episode 2. They were to design menswear, something new for Mission Catwalk, and it would be a piece for Grammy winning artist Shaggy. Now, in my opinion, Shaggy isn’t hard to design for. Stick to layers, neutrals, not too polished, rugged, sexy and you’ll be fine. Some of these designers missed that memo and decided that Shaggy should switch up his look. So they chucked the look-book that was given to them to familiarize themselves with Shaggy’s comfort zone and came up with pieces like this:

DAVID ROLLE
DAVID ROLLE

Now I know why this particular designer was so interested in hearing my review of episode 2! Now, while it is a fabulous look in and of itself and I agree with the judges that it has star appeal, can you see our easy-going, roots-rocking, laugh-loving Mr. Boombastic in this? There’s a laugh! David, you completely ignored your subject and went for your own design. Good luck with that…

Many of the designers admitted that they had never designed menswear before and Jamaican Katherine McDermott was one such designer who found herself in the bottom two with this design:

KATHERINE MCDERMOTT
KATHERINE MCDERMOTT

She even admitted that the design was totally different from what she envisioned and I can identify with that. When I used to dabble around a machine, I would always tell my friends to be open minded cause they may want X but when I finish they might get Y. LOL! She was very disappointed when explaining her piece and I think that may have helped her to actually stay on because she was thrown into deep waters and gave it her best shot. I love the colours but it wasn’t sewn properly at all. Check out the grey band at the bottom of the blouse…shirt…top…. It’s a very wrinkly seam and just all bad. But her attitude saved her, where as….

ARGENT ROBERTS
ARGENT ROBERTS

This guy’s stitching was bad and the outfit was bad and I think the attitude was bad too, cause he thought this was actually a good piece but again I ask, can you see our Shaggy in this get up? Is that a suede jacket with a cowl neck blouse? Oh girl….

And that bag….

Yeah…he was sent home.

This was one of my favourite looks for maybe a red carpet…I liked it and thought with a more professional hand it would come across very sleek and clean.

SHERNICIA MAYERS
SHERNICIA MAYERS

He’s hot, the look is hot and I can definitely see Shaggy in something like this. The pop of colour is as far as Shaggy goes when it comes to edgy at a formal event. This one below was everybody’s favourite look and the commentators on Facebook think this should have won:

WATSON ST LOUIS
WATSON ST LOUIS

Sure, the shirt has some greeat detailing and yes even the pants but Shaggy himself said he’s not so sure he would be brave enough to wear it. Great style, nicely done but again, not very Shaggy. The winning look was also my favourite and was all Shaggy everything.

ALEXIS CAMPBELL
ALEXIS CAMPBELL

Well, except for that damned scarf. It’s a ridiculous size but the jacket was fire! This look was safe. It was layered and relaxed and already looks like Shaggy. It was the best of the lot but nothing that pushes the envelope because you just can’t go wrong with this colour palette but with slim pickings to choose from, the definite winner.

Did you watch this episode? Catch it here if you haven’t yet and see more pictures here. What did you think of the pieces? Let’s discuss.

 

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