Fast Company reported three fashion designers‘ critiques of figure skating costumes. New York-based women’s wear designer Ann Yee and Danielle and Jodie Snyder of New York-based jewelry line Dannijo looked through skaters’ costumes.
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia skated in a red dress to the theme of Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler‘s List.” She was inspired by the film’s iconic character, “the girl in the red coat.”
“This costume is really beautiful,” Yee said. “Elegant yet edgy, this one‘s definitely a winner.” But Snyders said the costume was normal without striking points.
American Jason Brown’s ponytail received the most attention this year. He danced to “Question of U” by Prince.
“Is this a Napoleon Dynamite talent show? It’s really all kinds of wrong,” Snyders said.
Some costumes were criticized for having overly vivid colors. Snyders criticized Italians Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri’s costumes as “Disney Princess” attire, and pointed to Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s costumes as “another case of Disney costume.”
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)