Tim comes to visit the designers in the PiperLime workroom and admits that it was hard for him to hear the judges' criticisms last week but thinks that any one of them could win the competition if they apply themselves. He also announces that they will each receive an additional $500 to spend for a shopping spree at Mood in order to help them enhance and change their looks.
Each designer has an idea of things they'd like to fix but everyone is overwhelmed and concerned with the short amount of time they will have to implement the changes. However, they use their 30 minutes at the shop to pick fabrics and accessories that they think will enhance their collections.
Back in the workroom, Anya is replacing several of her previous looks with new black and white patterned pieces, which Viktor admits could be a good or bad thing. Kimberly begins work on a military skirt but admits that it's not going well. Viktor is working on a sheer black dress while Josh is "all over he place" with his neon green fabric.
He later breaks down, admitting that he is disappointed that he has not yet finished all of his looks and is terrified of failing at this since he has nothing to fall back on. However, he finds solace in Anya, who says that he's just tired and encourages him to keep pushing forward and just do his best.
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It's now one day before the runway show and the pressure is mounting. Kimberly is "beyond words" and is racing against the clock. So are Anya and Josh, who aren't making changes but are instead still trying to finish the final pieces of their collection. Josh seems rejuvenated after yesterday's meltdown and vows to do well, while Viktor seems the most confident of the bunch as he has less work to do.
Tim comes to check in on the designers' progress. He gives Kimberley a dose of tough love for not knowing how to complete a particular look, telling her to "work like there's no tomorrow" in order to get it together.
Next, he speaks to Anya, who admits that she is not confident in her pieces and that she would rather not show at such a major event when she does not feel happy with the collection. However, she insists that she has let it go in order to move forward and Tim is glad that she has. Talking to Viktor, Tim doesn't have many comments as he seems happy with his work. He moves on to Josh, whose progress he is pleased with, though he advises him to keep his potential client in mind in order to design a more cohesive range.
Later, the models arrive for their fittings as the designers decide upon the styling of their looks. Josh thinks that he has a lot to bring to the table, while Anya is also able to see her garments in a different way and feel more confident once seeing them on her model. Viktor is excited to see his pieces on the runway and Kimberly seems focused, as well.
The morning of the runway show, Kimberly misplaces her kit backstage and begins to break down. However, Anya comes to her rescue and allows her to borrow whatever tools she needs to get her looks completed. Meanwhile, the other designers also continue to put last minute touches on their looks.
The Runway Shows
The runway shows kick off with Heidi Klum's introduction of judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors, as well as guest judge L'Wren Scott.
The collection features lots of bright fabrics, including a blue iridescent mini-dress as well as pieces in hot pink, silver, and other lively patterns. Backstage, Tim brands it "stunning" and Kimberly admits that she is proud of herself for having achieved what she set out to do.
His pieces feature bright, funky patterned dresses and short and t-shirt sets as well as some more conservative pants and blazer pieces. Backstage, he is congratulated by Tim, who thinks that it's cohesive without trying too hard. Josh admits that he couldn't have hoped for anything more from the range.
His pieces include a lot of subdued colours, with many sheer black dresses and pantsuits and garments in blues and silvers. Several of the dresses have flowy skirts in transparent fabrics, while a few show-stopping pieces such as a detailed white motorcycle jacket and a shimmering gold top are also included.
The range includes a lot of beachwear, from swimsuits to long maxi-dresses in flowing fabrics with tie-dyed and geometric patterns. Tim thinks that it was a "total transformation" and that she should be proud of the ease with which the collection eventually came together.
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The Judges' Feedback
Kimberly: She wanted to take urban style and elevate it to be "fashion forward". Michael thinks that she has listened to their constructive criticism but still has managed to keep it "very Kimberly". He also love that she's about "exuberance, glamour and kick-ass attitude".
Heidi wishes that she could see more pieces like her ivory blouse and pants, but had a few problems with the excessive volume of some of the pieces. However, she appreciates the fluidity of the collection. Nina also thinks that she did a great job of changing the garments and most loves that Kimberly can take outlandish fabrics and make them "easy and modern".
Joshua: He says that he tried to display what he's all about in an edited format, which is something that Heidi not only "got" but really loved. She thinks that it came together well and seemed elegant but still wearable.
Michael compares him to a schizophrenic, but applauds him for having clothes which are very designed and beautifully made while being edited down from some of his excessiveness in past weeks. L'Wren is also impressed and appreciates his complete vision and execution. Nina dubs him "most improved" and the collection "very editorial", admitting that she wants to see more.
Viktor: He describes his line as "beach girl meets city" and admits that he wanted to make it sexy and rock 'n' roll. Michael adores the printed pieces and the sense of tailoring and polish in many of the garments. However, he felt a bit exhausted by so many of the transparent pieces.
L'Wren was into it from the first look as everything was well-executed and glamorous. Heidi is also a fan of many of the pieces and would wear them herself. However, she thinks that it almost seemed like two separate shows as it was partly elegant and then super sexy and "hard" on the other hand. Nina says that she would love to shoot the patterned pieces in an editorial spread.
Anya: She was inspired by the vibe of Tobago as well as the "ease" of living there, which is something that Heidi loves. She thinks that the construction required less from her than other designers and wonders if that's okay, but she still enjoyed it.
Michael admits that Anya's opening dress was his favourite of the night as it was constructed beautifully and put together well, but advises her to be aware that the island vibe varies and to 'change it up' on occasion. Nina thinks that she is "fabulous with prints" and appreciates that the collection is very "her", though she wishes that the pieces translated more to an urban environment.
Heidi says that there are no losers there but of course, only one person can be the winner of Project Runway. She thinks that Viktor's tailoring and execution were perfect as always, believes that Anya returned to her strengths and found herself, and that Josh has had one of the most dramatic transformations on the show.
Heidi also appreciates Kimberly's sexy, modern point of view but says that unfortunately, she is the first to be eliminated. She is happy to have made it so far and achieved something so big.
Viktor is the next to be sent home. He thanks the judges for the experience and leaves the runway, leaving only Anya and Josh to fight for the final prize. Heidi then announces that Anya is the winner of Project Runway, telling Joshua that he did a great job and that it was a tough decision.
Anya is overjoyed at the win, admitting that she never would have expected to have come so far and thanking the judges for believing in her. "What an absolute dream come true! It's a turning point in my life and I will never, ever be able to forget this moment!" she says.
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