All photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com.
For the record, I do believe that Shirin's design was a slam-dunk and completely and definitely worthy of the win in episode two. However, I'd like to take a closer look at Louise's design.
This dress is lovely and flattering from all angles. Louise was thoughtful and prepared enough to purchase the right dye and to know exactly how the lace would absorb the dye to create the color that would match the fabric.
Watching Tim's critique here - you'll see that she was also flexible. She added an extra tier, considered shorts, ruffles, etc. - and listened carefully to Tim.
In the end there was a layer of lace added to the bottom of a slip layer. This adds versatility and a little bit of modesty as well - honestly, this was a much better idea than the shorts.
After two episodes, some of the designers have created two completely different looks - as if they were not made by the same person.
Louise is staying true to her aesthetic and, in my humble opinion, she is definitely one to watch.
Check out the auctions here to bid on your favorite garments from episode 2.
And there is still time to vote for YOUR favorite design here.