Gretchen says that her collection was about thunder, because the show was challenging but inspiring. Nina thinks she did a great job and had lots of pieces. She appreciates that the styling was pumped up, but felt that the collection was monotone. She also thinks that she opened with a weak piece. Michael gets the vibe of Gretchen's "girl." So, Gretchen designed the jewelry! Heidi and Michael both think the jewelry is great. Heidi thought the prints were a little repetitive. Jessica thinks that something needed to pop for a rack at a store. Good point.
Michael says that Mondo's collection was mondo. Heidi thought he had both loud and quiet pieces. She loved the sweater with the skull on it. Mondo did all of the beading! Nina loved the color and inspiration, but she felt that the show was overwhelming. She loved the first look. Overall, she feels that the collection runs too young. He needs to be more sophisticated, by editing. Jessica loved it and feels that he's an individual. She's obsessed with the polka dot dress and Heidi exclaims that she loved it too! Then, she asks him why he chose it, considering Michael and Nina hated it before. He says that he loves the way the model wore it. Michael loved Mondo's short skirts, because there was a "relief" of skin. Too much pattern all over the body is too much for Michael. He thinks that Mondo should never lose his drama, but it can get a bit costume-y.
Heidi asks Mondo why he should win and he says that he has grown as a designer and a person. Jessica says she might cry. Gretchen says that she too has grown. Also, she feels that she has listened to advice while staying true to herself. Andy says that winning would allow him to start the big job of starting a business.
The designers leave the stage. Backstage, Gretchen says that she's happy for all of them. The judges confer. Jessica loved Andy's silver dress, but felt she didn't see enough of him. Nina thinks he should have done something more "Andy" and Jessica asks if they scared him. Michael didn't like the hats. He says that the execution was great, but it lacked oomph. They agree that Andy is out.