It’s hard to imagine by the end of Episode 6, titled “Surviving, Okay?!” there could be anyone left that’s rooting for Issa Dee (Issa Rae) and Nathan Campbell (Kendrick Sampson) to live their happily ever after. On the contrary, social media comments indicate fans have grown increasingly irritated by the amount of air time writers have devoted to a couple that’s clearly not going to make it.
Following a week with a minimal amount of outfits, episode six marked the return of the incredible fashions character Molly Carter (Yyvonne Orji) has become celebrated for. In attendance at a work-related retreat she flexed look after look after look.
In addition to providing label details, costume designer Shiona Turini generously provided some backdrop on direction for Molly’s looks via episode six’s show director Natasha Rothwell. Reflecting the heaviness of her mother being hospitalized, Molly’s weekend wardrobe reflect a more muted approach. According to Turini, “Packing when you’re distracted and worried about your family would mean you’re reaching for things that do not feel complicated or too bold. We wanted soft suits, sets and dresses she could throw on instead of the more power suits we are used to seeing her in.”
In order of their appearance, Molly’s looks we were able to identify were as follows: baby blue Pangaia 365 sweatshirt and sweatpants; cream-colored La Ligne suit paired with Who What Wear mules and a seafoam green Peter Do dress.
As for Issa, in the opening scene she hilariously imagined chucking Lawrence Walker’s (Jay Ellis) baby and drop kicking Condola Hayes (Christina Elmore) in the same Adidas and Daniëlle Cathari tracksuit she borrowed from Molly in the episode prior.
Returning to the hospital with an outfit refresh, she provided comfort to Molly’s family in a pair of high-waist Victoria Beckham jeans fitted to perfection. (You may recall, she wore the same pair of jeans during episode one when she and her friends attended their Stanford University 10-year reunion.)
Issa made her case to Chrenshawn (Kofi Siriboe) and flopped while wearing an oversized Burberry knit vest. Filled with with bad vibes, the vest was also worn by Issa in the scene in which when she imagined being confronted by Condola, (who wore a black Maison Margiela jacket), and later in the episode when she and Nathan Campbell (Kendrick Sampson) had an ugly exchange.
Rounding up all the labels we were able to identify are Pangaia, La Ligne, Who What Wear, Peter Do, Adidas, Daniëlle Cathari, Victoria Beckham, Burberry and Maison Margiela.