13 former designers return for a shot at the top spot. In the first challenge, the artists flaunt their fashion attitude.
Designers must create disco-wear for a glamorous night out inspired by Nine West's '70s Brights collection.
Inspired by graffiti paint the designers have to create their own pattern on white fabric using spray paint. The designs should be wearable and displayed in an art gallery at the same time.
Inspired from a photo sent by the readers of USA Today, the designers have to choose a headline, which explains their outfit.
The designers have to create an avant-garde, androgynous look for a male and female model.
Using environmentally friendly fabrics the designers have to create a red carpet look. They are allowed to use embellishments from previous challenges. Diane Von Fürstenberg is the guest judge.
In the unconventional materials challenge the designers have to create a dress from Christmas decorations.
Uli vs. Laura Kathleen, Anthony Ryan vs. Ivy, Emilio vs. Joshua face off in this challenge and will create a 1920's inspired dress for the modern woman.
The five remaining designers have to create a ready to wear look with a limited budget. The winning garment will be sold in Elie Tahari stores and the profit will go to "Save The Garment Center" charity.
The four remaining designers meet their clientele on USS Intrepid, who are female army veterans. The designers have to create a look for them for an upcoming event.
Joshua, Uli, Emilio and Anthony Ryan fulfill their dream of couture, as they go to Paris to shop for the fabrics. They also get the chance to visit House of Valentino and his runway show for Autumn 2012 - 2013 Collection. After turning back to New York they have to create a couture gown to get one of the three spots in the finale.moreless
Uli, Emilio and Anthony Ryan have got four days, $ 3000 and one old companion to help to create a mini-collection.