In the season premiere episode, the designers arrive on the runway of an airfield. In this unconventional challenge, skydivers begin to fall from the sky and the designers learn that they must use the colorful parachute materials to create a look that will help define their aesthetic. Kate Bosworth serves as a guest judge.
For this challenge the contestants are tasked to create designs inspired by over 30 million dollars' worth of precious jewels. Gossip Girl's Emmy award-winning costume designer Eric Daman guest judges.
The designers show their inner youth when their challenge leads them to Coney Island. Working in teams of two, the designers must win their unconventional materials by playing tried-and-true carnival games. Fashionista Kelly Osbourne guest judges.
The contestants must tie together a look with the prominent detail being a bowtie from multi Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Tie The Knot organization who will also be judging their designs.
It's the ultimate unconventional challenge when the designers are split into small teams to create a luxurious mini collection inspired by items from four completely varied retailers. Fashion designer June Ambrose serves as a guest judge.
The designers have a chance to wind down and go on an overnight "glamping" trip, with the surroundings from the campsite serving as inspiration for the designer's next challenge. But could one designer's lack of love for the outdoors derail him?
After a shocking elimination, the designers realize they need to step it up to impress the judges. For the challenge, they do some "sole-searching" in the Marie Claire shoe closet and create a look based solely on the shoe they picked.
The remaining designers display their athleticism as they compete in field day events for extra work time. For the challenge, designers must create high-end performance-wear for Heidi Klum's New Balance line with the winning design sold at select stores.
For the challenge, the designers must create a vibrant look for a modern southern woman/Belk shopper. The winning design will be sold in both Belk stores and on the Belk website. Judges will be joined by John Thomas and Stacy Keibler.
Project Runway's biggest fans are the inspiration for the designers. Each designer is paired with a fan and not only makes over the fan, but also creates a look specifically for her. Designer Erin Fetherston is guest judge.
Designers are affected by the previous double elimination and now realize they can't play it safe if they want to go to fashion week. For the challenge, the designers are asked to take a risk and create an Avant Garde look. Emmy Rossum guest judges.
In the Project Runway Season 12 Reunion Special, all 16 talented designers will return one last time to have their chance to rant, rave and reminisce about their experience on the show with mentor and co-host Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn.