PR episode last night was an out-of the-box, never tried before challenge. Creating a look for the rock band Sheep Dogs that would perform live on the runway was quite the feat. It appeared that most of the designers struggled with creating the right look or had no experience doing menswear. As a contestant in this competition, I feel you should be ready for anything and also at least try your hand at creating designs outside of your traditional aesthetic.
Viktor had the only outfit that was image worthy and I still can’t figure out how Bert is still in the competition! What he created for the lead singer was horrendous and not modern but the judges loved it! I don’t think the client was excited about it though. Olivier just complained throughout the whole episode and couldn’t adjust to designing for someone outside of his shape. And he specializes in menswear? It was definitely time for him to leave the competition.
In any business, you have to be ready to do things outside of your job description and not be married to it. What will really shine is your reaction to the action – bring positive traction and you’ll culminate new ideas and a different outlook.