Challenge: create alternative wedding and reception dress looks
The designers must work in teams of two. The teams: Emily and Fade; Kini and Sean; Charketa and Sandhya; Alexander and Stephanie and Korina and Amanda. Even though they seemed to like each other early on and are roommates, Korina and Amanda now possess a tense relationship. Korina and Charketa don’t like that Amanda got brought back to compete this season and both told her so. Charketa even said that Amanda’s “taking away spots from other designers” with her wins. Ouch. Amanda, who I really like—great style and attitude—breaks down briefly and heads to the designer’s lounge. She runs in to Fade who offers her support.
Emily and Fade go for a Goth-style wedding. I actually like it but not sure if the two pieces work well together. Emily: “I feel my design in relation to the others a lot darker.”
Kini and Sean decide to design for a gay couple. Kini creates a gorgeous black dress with tuxedo-ish top and flouncy bottom. If he’s chosen a dark purple or burgundy it would’ve been much better. Sean, who designs menswear, made some lovely high-waisted tuxedo pants but that’s all he had time to complete. So of course Kini designed the top (which the judges ended up loving). It’s a flowy white blouse with a low cut V-neck front.
Charketa and Sandhya work okay together but chose bright bright yellow. Oh no! Everyone knows that’s an unforgiving and difficult color to work with on any skin tone. They don’t fare well. Alexander and Stephanie also choose an unfortunate fabric. Well, it’s a pretty lacy burgundy but what they do with it is awful. Amanda decides not to make waves working with Korina and they design black and white pieces. Amanda does a pretty A-line black and white dress. Korina does a pants suit with pants that are way too tight.
Amanda and Korina are safe.
Sean and Kini
“You did and incredible job. This is the best of the best on the runway.” –Zac Posen
“It is a very good play on masculine and feminine.” –Nina Garcia
“The clothes look impeccable.” –Heidi Klum
Emily and Fade
“I don’t think Elvira would even wear this.” –Zac Posen
“It is Goth and out there but I like both fabrics and how you mixed it.” –Heidi Klum
“The sleeves are overpowering her. It’s either the sleeve or the hood. “—Nina Garcia
Charketa and Sandhya
“This is a shocker. To me it is an epic fail.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s a like a toilet paper accident.” –Zac Posen
“I don’t mind the yellow color but I think both dresses are messed up.” –guest judge, fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni
Alexander and Stephanie
“It’s overwhelming. It feels very old vs. old-fashioned.” –Nina Garcia
“The jarring part to me is you tried to create an organic texture but then there’s a seam. It feels like a chain mall.” –Zac Posen
“I would never think of white and burgundy going together.” –guest judge Dita Von Teese
SEAN is the WINNER.
CHARKETA is eliminated.