The other team decides that they should start with a theme. Ven thinks that it needs to be bold. Good one. They decide that Fall is their season and they want to use color. "Fall Into Color" is our theme. Kind of icky. Just the name, not the idea. Fabio thinks that it will be easier to be cohesive as a collection if they have a joint color scheme. Gunnar is offering ideas that are, how do you say? Wrong. He suggests a "warm plum" as their common color, which maybe fine for his aging Southern lady demographic but weird for the modern sophisticated @ work woman. Then, he suggests "a touch of nautical" because of all of us that go boating in the Fall. He's designing for women who work on tug boats. He did say that he wanted to design for Kenley when the former designers came back to the show. He needs to let go of that.
Nathan interviews that Gunnar is a bit of a wild card. He doesn't always understand his point-of-view. We see Christopher pull some stuff from the Lord & Taylor accessories wall. Gunnar bitches that Christopher, Nathan and Ven are dictating everything. You wouldn't really be able to have three dictators. Sort of goes against the whole idea of what a dictator is. It's really more like they're oligarching everything. He thinks they chose an ugly-ass "Barney" purple, fuchsia and turquoise as their colors. Nathan had pointed out that jewel tones are used often in Fall collections, so at least he's working from some place of knowledge. Gunnar thinks that their color choices mean that they are going to be designing "the best of the fucking 80's." OK. Don't think I really see that but OK.
Melissa proposes that they use some sort of common graphic or print. Sonjia's into it. Hey, everyone's into it... except Raul. He wants to work with lace. Melissa makes the best face. Sort of like, "I don't want to get nasty and I'm used to working with people and I don't want you to feel bad, but... ew." Elena "reminds" him that they have to be cohesive as a group and how the hell does lace have anything to do with anything that anyone else has been saying. Raul insist upon the lace but Melissa remarks that she's not sure how much lace is appropriate for the workplace. Raul interviews that the type of shirt that he's doing works great with lace and he's not going to change how he does things. Can't he just use a little lace on his top and make it work in regards to fitting in with the other looks? I'm not sure that he has the taste level for all of this. It seems like you would be able to look at what everyone else is planning on making and just be able to tell if lace could be a component of one look and not the others and still be appropriate. Instead, he's sort of trying to shoe horn it into the process which seems pigheaded and misguided.