Stanley placed 1st, winning this challenge.
Daniel placed 2nd.
Michelle placed 3rd.
Patricia and Layana were in the bottom two.
Patricia placed 4th.
I know what you are thinking. The answer is, I don't know. All I know for sure is that Fashion Week took place in early February 2013, and that they filmed at some point before it was TOO cold in 2012. So, maybe they had 3-4 months? It wasn't horrifically short like seasons 8 and 10. Oh, wait, Michael Kors couldn't be on this season, presumably because it was during Fashion Week early Sept. 2012, and the days leading up to it. So, they probable filmed then and I guess they had four months. Reasonable, eh?
Patricia interviews that there will only be 3 competing for the prize. At least the contestants think that, eh? The designers interview what they think the others will do, which is silly.
½ to 5 months for creating their collections? Tim still is showing up at the last minute, don't ya think? What if he trashes the work the designer has done so far? There's no time to start over, like Seth Aaron from s7. At any rate, Patricia explains her vision (movement, trees) and shows the collection to Tim. She hears what is good about her, but then the dreaded "student work" label is pinned on much of her work. Tim is affirming while he trashes her work, and Patricia seems up to the challenge of reinventing or revamping her collection.
There's danger in Portland becoming normal & common?
Now, why didn't that sign say something along the lines of,
"Keep Portland Gray?"
It now occurs to me, Daniel has Game Show Contestant Syndrome. (Daniel, I love you, don't be too mad at me.) GSCS is when the person has to blurt
Daniel Esquivel: EVERYTHING OUT !!!
… before the other person gets to
Daniel Esquivel: FINISH HIS THOUGHT !!!
… like if they don't, the buzzer will sound and
Daniel Esquivel: THEY WON'T WIN THE PRIZE !!!
No, Tim tells Stanley that the others think he is the one to beat. Is this news?
Suddenly (probably not that far from the truth) they are back at 1407. Daniel is still hanging on to that one day when Michelle wanted him to skew younger, and Daniel got all emotional, thinking he had to forget his older clientel and only design for 21 year olds. See what I mean? He won't take on new information, he just wants to spew out the answers. Game Show Contestant Syndrome. They're usually very nice people who are just so stressed that they cannot partake in a regular conversation. Poor guy. Time for a telethon, si?
The contestants interview their likes and dislikes about the others. Tim comes in and lets them know that they will have helpers. Huh? No extra challenge, just extra help? Wow. Michelle works with Amanda, Daniel has Samantha, Stanley gets Richard and Patricia pairs with Layana.
They all get a mini-Tim-thru. Mostly they are mixed. Patricia has a lumberjack outfit? Daniel is told that his is lacking excitement.
How do they make out on the runway? Heidi states that one of the four will be cut at this point. Uh-huh. Wolf.
Michelle Lesniak Franklin
Lots of black, eh? Someone saw seasons four and six, don't ya think? Alright, I don't necessarily want to see something like Suede's s5 decoy collection, but, geez, there are other colors. Or is that a thing now, people will only buy black these days?
Michelle seems to do alright with the critiques, although her hair, makeup and accessories are called into question. Daniel's construction is praised, but his ideas are stale. Nina recalls weekly challenge looks that were exciting, but the current three he is showing are underwhelming, per Heidi channeling Michael Kors. (Heidi said "Similah" correctly, not her normal simulerrr! You go, girl!) Patricia gets a mixed review, but is told that she has gone overboard with ideas and styling. Zac states that even though it is too much, she will be able to edit it down. Heidi doubts she can even do that! Stanley is told his is too safe and simple. His gold skirt is way too full, it has too many panels. Modernity is a concern, although Nina thinks the styling, hair and makeup could fix that. Heidi thinks none of them are young or current.
The judges are mostly impressed with Michelle, and the others get rather mixed reviews. Well, even Michelle is told the makeup and hair are wrong. The rip on Patricia's work. Then HK says she would rather see Patricia's collection, than the work of The Snooze Boys. Ha!
Poor Daniel is sent to the workroom to clean up. He interviews that he is a better person for making it this far. We're better for seeing you and your work, too.
... or was that YOU?
... or YOU?