He wonders if this is Unibrow’s and I have to love that quirky little freegan when he says “Of course not, look at me!” I love them both when Tim politely sidesteps the self-deprecation without denying it’s truth –the mark of class- and says “Well, you never know”
“I’m more surprised you’re wearing a clean shirt!”
It belongs to a friend (the apartment that is. Although, come to think of it, the shirt may too), and I like the friends he makes! We start with Unibrow’s mom and boyfriend noshing with Tim. She seems slightly disconnected from the whole thing and Unibrow himself and offers almost no commentary other than that he dresses oddly. Maybe she’s just nervous, or it is a language barrier issue, or possibly she’s one of his homeless friends he scraped up off the street to play his mom for the episode. I am suddenly intrigued as to his backstory and then Unibrow says something interesting about his mother living in NYC for 25 years and how he was molded as a designer by the time he would spend with her for two months out of the year. I find it interesting in an anthropological sort of way that his dad got custody. Or maybe Unibrow preferred to stay in Brazil, but he couldn’t have been very old 25 years ago… I just feel there is some complicated family history at play!
At least he let her sit on the couch
The collection itself he calls Cosmic Tribalism with priestesses and numbers and caftans and dresses with pants and it’s all in pastel.
“I call it Easter Laundry!”
Tim at first gives very positive feedback on the tailoring and draping. I think he is relieved to see something that isn’t black as well; this is definitely an unexpected twist from Unibrow. Then he starts questioning some of the fabric and undergarments and accessories. The whole show stops dead when Tim notices the humongous, homogenous brown nightmares Unibrow wants to strap on the models’ feet.
Holly Hobby goes to the Dress Barn
Unibrow is offended since finding ten pairs of matching shoes in the dumpster is a real coup. Although Tim is convinced it makes the look schizophrenic, Unibrow admits that is what he was going for. Now the whole critique has taken a 180 since Tim realizes no real woman would knowingly wear this collection. Unibrow is left with a lot to think about!
Dmitry! Tim hops across the Hudson to Jersey City to find our man holed up in his friends’ apartment.
“First minivans, now Jersey. I smell contract renogotiations”
I know lots of people live in shitholes that they don’t want to show on TV, and apparently lots of people have affluent friends who take long vacations, but I like the seasons where we actually saw the people living in little closets or designing out of basements. I feel like Jay McCarroll was holed up with more fabric than floor space in his godforsaken southern hometown and Christian Siriano had a classic shoebox NYC apartment he was trying to both live and design in. Plus those two won and are memorable, maybe not a coincidence…