Buy the winning look of Making The Cut from Amazon, episodes 3 and 4 of season 2
Spoilers for Making the Cut, season 2 coming soon! Then. Many. Jeans. (And tulle. And feathers.) Amazon Prime episodes three and four Make the cut dropped today, July 23, bringing us a new round of challenges in which the remaining designers prove their potential to lead a global fashion brand. There is also a touching pep talk by Jeremy Scott; Tim Gunn deems an oversized blazer so unsexy that he yells “get me a contraceptive right now”; and lots of looks that will inspire you to revamp your wardrobe.
Here’s what else you missed, plus a buying guide to this week’s winning look.
Episode 3: “The Modern Marriage”
In episode three of Make the cut, designers are challenged to create three wedding outfits (two runways, one accessible) that reflect their brand identity, as well as the evolution of the bridal industry which has adopted non-traditional styles, such as costumes and mini-dresses. A thoughtful caveat: Applicants are allowed to design for any type of couple they choose, be it two brides, two grooms, one bride and one groom, or something else. other. A nastier caveat: they must work in teams of two. Unsurprisingly, it is the pairs with the best communication skills and a resulting ability to seamlessly blend their unique perspectives, who succeed in this challenge. It looks strangely like a wedding.
Gary and Raf at first struggle to find common ground between the latter’s relentlessly modern and “genre-optional” sensibility and the former’s penchant for decorative touches. But with a little compassion and compromise, they create three final looks – including a ladies’ suit with a cropped jacket, wide-legged pants, and contrasting ribbon details; and a cool white shirt dress with a handkerchief hem, brilliantly styled with a pair of patent leather Dr. Martens – which are such a hit that the team is devoid of a full review. They automatically make the cut.
Ultimately, however, it’s Joshua and Lucie’s ethereal wedding dress, modern prince costume, and sheer high-low pleated gown that earns them the victory. The judges are especially won over by the duo’s accessible dress: not only does it beautifully weave the DNA of both brands, but Klum predicts that the surprisingly wearable sheath “will sell like hot cakes.”
In an unprecedented move, episode three ends on a cliffhanger: Ally and Olivia both risk being sent home. Tim Gunn considers Olivia “a note” and Klum agrees that “there has to be more fashion in his streetwear”. And Ally’s Californian, neutral aesthetic is absent from her collaboration with Andrea P., a powerhouse of wedding designers whose luxury sensibilities are to pay of this feathered jumpsuit with a dramatic removable skirt.
But before that cliffhanger is resolved, why not indulge in a little shopping therapy? Below you can purchase Joshua and Lucie’s gorgeous winning dress at Amazon Fashion Make the cut shop, as well as some accessories to complete your outfit. No wedding invitation needed.
The winning look
Although technically a bridal look, Joshua and Lucie’s dress can be worn for many occasions. Consider donning it for a garden party, summer cocktails, or even to feel a little special while shopping with a pair of flat sandals (why not?).
Here are some accessories that would look great with Joshua and Lucie’s dress:
If you’re not afraid of sparkle, pair Joshua and Lucie’s dress with these breathtaking pumps at your next cocktail party event – they’re like jewelry for your feet. However, if you don’t like sequins, this style is also available in solid tones that go beautifully with the dress, including white and nude.
For more low-key events, like daytime parties or outdoor dining, consider swiping these cult favorites Steve Madden sandals with your dress. The bold studded details provide an interesting contrast to the ethereal white sheath, but the nude hue and relatively simple silhouette don’t prevail.
Those earrings embody all that is best in costume jewelry: they don’t take themselves too seriously (you can’t not have fun in these statement pieces), but they are perfectly appropriate for special occasions. Like the best costume jewelry, you get a lot of looks for a little bit of money.
Episode 4: “Face Off”
Just as we were starting to get comfortable, Klum & Co. threw a wrench in the works. In this one-off episode, Ally and Olivia – the two contestants who were left on the chopping block at the end of episode three – go head to head in a face-to-face challenge to create three looks that further showcase their brand identity. enigmatic. The rest of the six applicants are split into teams of two, one for each of Ally and Olivia’s design teams. and models. It also gives competing candidates the opportunity to showcase their managerial skills.
The judges want to see more of Olivia’s lineup, so she tries to work a bit of polishing and tailoring in her signature streetwear. She creates three complete denim outfits (!) In a mix of washes: the accessible look, which Joshua helps sew and mold, is a knee-length denim shirt with snaps; Andrea S. receives a halterneck denim crop top and winged pants; and Gary wears an asymmetric cropped jacket with elongated sleeves and a pair of cuffed pants – think Danny Zuko meets Supreme – all detailed with red stitching.
Winnie Harlow likes the intention behind the presentation, but Jeremy Scott finds the execution “below par”. Olivia’s management style is also criticized. The self-proclaimed “competitive control freak” alienates her team with their inability to delegate properly, and his unprofessional and rather callous demeanor on his “Tim talk” is absolutely cheesy – but makes for excellent television.
Across the workroom, Ally’s tactic is to line up her brand’s business cards, like subdued color elements and simple, flowing silhouettes. She also incorporates an unexpected black and white polka dot print, although her teammate Andrea P. wishes she would push herself further. Ultimately, she sends Lucie down the runway in a pink turtleneck and luxe white joggers; Raf in polka-dot green overalls and polka-dot t-shirt; and Andrea P. in a polka dot dress and squash-colored kimono-style jacket with drop pockets. The pieces are portable, but too everyday. Scott finds the collection lacking in passion and urgency, and Klum says there isn’t enough obvious “design” in the work.
Both Ally and Olivia are sent home for their lackluster screenings – which unfortunately means there isn’t a winning look we can buy from this episode. But Jeremy Scott Is Leave the designers (and us, by proxy) an inspiring, albeit slightly terrifying tip: “I want this energy, I want this motivation, I want this passion. I want this fashion! he insists with serious seriousness. Take this as a sign to release that daring re-emergence outfit that you have been hesitant to wear.