In the premiere episode, the designers are in disbelief when they discover there is one final audition before being granted a spot on the show. The remaining designers must create a look that would give the judges a glimpse of what their spring collection would like if they present at New York Fashion Week. Emmy-nominated and award winning actress, Julie Bowen serves as a guest judge.
When an afternoon of fun at a local movie theatre turns into a challenge, designers will have to show their innovative side to create a fashionable look out of unconventional materials they find in the theater and a film set.
Designers will have to integrate the past, present, and future in their creations when they are challenged to get inspiration from Marie Claire magazines from 20 years ago, to create looks they think will be relevant 20 years in the future.
The competition is intense in this final challenge which decides who goes to fashion week. Just when it looked as if the drama was over, it heats back up when eliminated designers return to the workroom.