S9 - Bert Keeter
Posted Nov 5, 2011 @ 9:05 AM
Posted Nov 6, 2011 @ 9:27 AM
One of the reasons why I refused to watch the Follow-up to the Runway show with Tim is because I heard that Tim said something negative about Bert while kissing Anya's butt. That would have just been the icing on the shit-cake that was Project Runway: Anya the Magnificent Favors Us With Her Presence.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:16 PM
Completely disagree. I thought his was either boring, awful or boring/awful.
You are not the only one. I also think that Bert sent some of the best looks this season down the runway and his decoy collection was so far above Anya and Josh it is incredible.
I have no problem with that, mostly because Tim's taste usually matched my own. Just like Tim I didn't like Kenley, Zulema, Emilio and Bert either.
One of the reasons why I refused to watch the Follow-up to the Runway show with Tim is because I heard that Tim said something negative about Bert while kissing Anya's butt.
Edited by quangtran, Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:25 PM.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 @ 10:51 PM
I also think that Bert sent some of the best looks this season down the runway and his decoy collection was so far above Anya and Josh it is incredible.
Cosigned on the final collection. While it was certainly not groundbreaking, at least it was skillfully made and conveyed exactly who he was as a designer. Compared to the dilettantist, creatively barren, poorly made dresses of the winner and the vomit-inducing aesthetic of the runner-up, his collection certainly stands up to scrutiny.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 10:42 AM
Having said that... if I'm honest, Bert's collection was good and there were a few pieces I coveted, but it didn't exactly set me on fire. To me it seemed as if he was advertising himself to potential employers, which is a move I applaud him for, but there wasn't really a "showstopper" moment for me. Whatever criticisms I have of the final four, I can think of one "ooooh" moment in each of their collections (albeit Josh's green shorts made me go "ooooh" in all the wrong ways).
Despite these issues, I wish the final three had come down to Bert, Laura and Viktor. While there are issues with all three of them (Bert's mentioned above, Laura's wheels coming off the bus during the competition, Viktor's downfall with the chiffon), I think it could have been awesome if they were forced to step it up against each other in a clean fight.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Anyway, we've seen all along that Bert is still a little stuck in the past -- see all his references to the stylists. If he really wants to get back in the business, he needs to work on that.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 1:37 PM
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
His collection was made really well though, everything was made impeccably, comparing it to Josh (he tries, but there is so much disconnect and taste problem, that horrible fabric), and Anya (there's no designing when after cutting holes into beautiful fabrics and call it a "design").
I thought his was either boring, awful or boring/awful.
So while I agree it was boring, but I think very sophisticated, he even admits he likes his pieces timeless (but I think he should have tried for more memorable and timeless at the same time).