It's time to choose teams. Since Sonjia won the last challenge, she gets to choose first. She is SO cute. I think that more every time I see her. She says that she's nervous because she has a pretty good relationship with most of the designers and she doesn't want to offend anyone with her choice. She chooses Elena because she's very good with technical stuff. And bad with humans. Gunnar bleats that he would rather eat dirt than work with Elena. Heidi reaches into the button bag to see who will choose first for the other team. It's Nathan! I hope we see more from him. I've been thinking of how sweet he was when he got all emotional about Kooan leaving. He chooses Ven and explains to us that it was a very logical and "strategical" choice. Ven has been faring very well with the judges so he thinks it makes good sense. Ven comes onstage to stand beside Nathan and he whispers to him, "Good choice."
Next, it's Elena's turn to choose. She goes with Melissa. Ven chooses Christopher. He replies, "Hey girl hey." Melissa chooses Dmitry who replies, "Yes, baby" and gives a thumbs up. It's Christopher's turn to choose and there's a pause in the pace. He's thinking that he wants... Fabio. Raul interviews that he's disappointed Christopher didn't choose him because he thought that he had his back. Oh Raul, you must be crazy. Christopher reasons that he was doing Raul a favor because he doesn't get along with Ven and he and Nathan don't have the same aesthetic. He knows that he can "marvel" in the other group. Wow, that's some remarkable bullshitting happening right there. Dmitry chooses Alicia. Fabio chooses Gunnar, which means that Raul has the chance to marvel. Nathan says that it makes Raul look like a schoolyard reject. Raul says that it sucks to feel like you are leftovers. He's angry. Each team will be making as many outfits as there are people in the group. So, six for Sonjia's team and five for Nathan's. Nina tells them to have a lot of fun then leaves the runway.
In the workroom, Christopher enters with an enormous scarf over his already overworked look. And sunglasses. My goodness, this one. Tim Gunn greets them and tells them that they will have to finish their looks today. There will be absolutely no time to work the next day. It's sketch time and Sonjia says that she wants them to concentrate on their strengths. Everyone will make two garments. If someone is particularly good at tops, they will make two tops. Alicia thinks that it's a good idea, because you don't really have to make multiple patterns. The group seems to get it and they're going around saying who will do what. They look to Raul to make some great tops but he says that he wants to do pants. Pants are his strength, he says, which... is funny. I seem to remember some pants that he made that were legit BUSTED. Wrong all over the place. Last week! And, it's hard to really have perspective because they always seem under the gun in terms of time, but it seems like they are under even more of a crunch for this challenge so I'm not sure he could do much better of a job this time. But, Raul is feeling defensive.