Dear Shaded Viewers,
The winner of Project Runway in Poland, Jacob Birge certainly likes his women in control, with a strong attitude and the right amount of flesh on display. "Sexy" would be an understatement to describe some of the Polish designer's clothes, which felt direct and confrontational at once. A sliced, short skirt was a good example, but it was worn with a formal white shirt, emphasizing the designer's love of paradox. Sensual black dresses were embellished with large colored beads, while mannish jackets were worn belted, enhancing the waist. The disco feel of the collection was entertaining, evoking the punkish attitude of Debbie Harry. We bet she would have loved Birge's zebra print shorts and his use of animal print, as well as his shiny nylon track pants, perversely worn with vertiginous heels.