Once the videos are done, the actual bloggers walk into the workroom. Hi, bloggers! And "vloggers" and whatever else! Jarmaine and Viktor seem to be getting along and she loves everything he suggests. Korto is going to go with black and white, which is an interesting change from her usual colorful designs. Carli is already wearing toenail polish that's roughly the color of this Radiant Orchid they're supposed to be working with. Fleur is taking the lead with Christopher, and she definitely wants a dress. Dulce tries to avoid tight dresses, and Elena is going to do a brightly colored jacket, which seems a lot like what she always does to me. Gigi agrees with everything Seth Aaron says, and it seems to me like she's not giving a lot of direction.
Mood. People run around and look for quilted fabric and belt buckles and whatnot. Christopher is making an "Army green lace trench." That's what he says, anyway. I'm sure he means something else. Right? And he's making a clutch in the radiant orchid. He has trouble finding the right color of lace, though. Seth Aaron finds a huge bolt of the radiant orchid, and he's going to combine it with black and grey on the theory that the Pantone people know what they're talking about. Christopher settles on olive green as being close enough to Army green.
Back to the workroom. Elena complains about how everyone else has started using neoprene because she's been using it for three years. Christopher and Korto complain about Elena using a noisy device on her fabric. It's pretty early in the episode for everyone to be complaining about everyone else.
So far, no one's mentioned what new fashion trend allegedly predicting for 2014. And that's supposed to be the challenge. Viktor is doing a leather jacket with a jumper. Christopher says he wouldn't usually use radiant orchid, which is why he's hiding it in the accessory. Elena is designing a peplum not because she thinks it will be the hot trend of 2014 but because she figures Nina is going to be a judge, and she believes that Nina likes peplums. She also believes that Nina hates her. Seth recommends against showing fear, because Nina will sense it. Just make something nice, you know?
Zanna's here. She starts with Korto, who claims the trend for 2014 will be "the white suit." Zanna thinks Nina will love it. Viktor thinks it's boring. Seth Aaron predicts "color-blocking, but it's all within seams." It's black and pink (well, black and "radiant orchid"), which Christopher thinks is weird and "very Avril Lavigne." Christopher is doing "a trench dress with a popped-color clutch," and I like how he's already claiming that his clutch is an integral part of the outfit. He claims he's never seen a feminine trench and Zanna immediately says, "Burberry." He admits that she has a point. Viktor claims that his trend is "good girl gone bad," and Zanna's only objection is that it doesn't seem very "Viktor." Elena's trend is "um, texture and color." I guess there will probably be textures and colors in 2014. Zanna recommends that everyone "think like the great designers do," and she leaves.