For herself, Kara would like to be funkier and "more adventurous." In regards to the competition, I find it a little strange that no one is taking the opportunity to fuck with another designer. Like, if Santino were designing for me, and I was competing with him, I'd have the urge to say, "You know what I'd really like? If you made me something that looked a lot like your lingerie. I think I could fucking SELL that look. Do it. Really, Santino. Please make me the lingerie. I have to have it." I guess they are all to be commended for playing fair, though telling Santino that you want to be "more adventurous" might just be enough to set his inner madman to work. He interviews that he wants to make Kara a jumpsuit that will "show off her body in all the right places." For a guy who has been accused of not thinking about the woman for whom he is designing, dude is treading on dangerous ground. I mean, does Kara seem particularly jumpsuit-y to you? Do you feel like she hides her body? He's scaring me. Santino continues, saying that he is going to move Kara away from her "free-spirit, granola, kind of hippie" look.
Tim takes everyone shopping at Mood. They have forty-five minutes to shop. We see Kara ask Santino's opinion on a fabric, which blends into Santino interviewing that he finds Kara to be "weak." He says that he picked out the fabrics that Kara would use in her design for him. Nick says he had a difficult time working with Santino, and he feels for Kara.
As the designers are getting to work at Parsons, Nick describes the fabric that he is using for his design for Daniel. It's Italian cashmere. He seems to be really thrilled with it. Now Santino's interviewing that Nick's fabric is too feminine and shiny. I'm beginning to sense that we're supposed to think that these guys don't like each other. Without Andrae's glue, it was bound to fall apart. Nick's wearing a shirt that reads, "Nicotine, Vodka, Caffeine." It's either a priority list or a grocery list. Since vodka is second, I'm going to assume it's a grocery list. Nick quickly dresses his mannequin with the pattern for the suit. He interviews that making a suit jacket, slacks, and a shirt is pretty ambitious, but he has a "secret weapon." Uh oh, this might be the vodka talking. Oh, it's that he has done menswear before.