I am a RO fan. But I am pretty sure he FAILed the steppers, and the world while he was at it... those clothes don't STEP well. He removed the curve of the lower back and hips with a stiff butt-apron effect. He mostly hid boobs too.
The result when this is combined with the BIG HAIR is that the steppers look like children-- big heads, desexualized. I see Japan, I see hijab, I see Star Trek, over half of it would work as maternity wear, it's all a problem. My favorite look, once I looked closer, had this zippered waiter's apron thing going on. Not ok.
Love the steppers, shame on RO.