Sixteen talented designers arrive in New York City for the ultimate fashion competition. Nerves are high as the designers showcase their best looks for mentor Christian Siriano, host Karlie Kloss and judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth.
The future of fashion is upon us. The button bag is back, with a stylish new makeover, as the designers are divided into teams for the first time. This week's challenge tasks the designers to create a mini-collection that shows a sneak peek into the future of fashion. The designers are shocked to find out their models will be completely transformed with special effects body modifications, inspired by Simon Huck's 'A. Human' exhibit. The designers must highlight their modification with their collections, as they fight to impress the judges with their innovative take on...
The designers are tasked with creating bold head-to-toe looks using a single print; celebrity stylist Marni Senofonte surprises the designers by lending her expertise in this go-big or go-home challenge.
The designers are whisked away from their urban creature comforts for a camping trip and challenged to create "survival chic" looks while embracing the wilderness. Their work room, the accessories wall, and the runway itself have all been moved to the woods for this unconventional materials challenge like no other. Mother nature does not cooperate as the designers battle the elements in order to stay in the competition. Marni Senofonte is back to help and only the strong will survive.
Brandon has made a career on sophisticated, elegant creations and now the final 10 will have to impress him with THEIR take on elegance! If the pressure wasn't high enough - the designers are faced with a flash sale challenge.
In the final challenge, the designers must design an art installation that include and outfit and a gallery room to go with it, the design must show what their collection could be if they want a spot at fashion week.
The remaining designers arrive at a new work space to unpack their collections and learn their final challenge. Nina Garcia meets them at the Elle Magazine offices and the designers are sent spiraling when tasked with a surprise eleventh look. In the end, only three of them will move on to compete in the finale.