Kit says that her designs are a little "bizarre" but she hopes the judges will notice her individuality. She's afraid she will confuse them. You're right, Kit Pistol, you may in fact be far too cutting-edge for the judges. Be afraid of that. Steven tells us that he likes to keep things simple and classic.
Carmen borrows a pinking shear from Jack and says, "You're the superhero and you look like one too." One of the other girls chimes in from off-camera, "Did you see his abs?" To which Jack responds, "I'm in the room!" But he likes it. Who wouldn't?
With four hours remaining, Tim returns and remarks that it seems very intense in the workroom. He stops at Rami's spot first. Rami has made a dress that looks almost completed -- he tells Tim that he wanted to "freestyle" for the challenge. Tim says it's "stunning." Then he says it again. Christian interviews that Rami is competition, but he feels like Rami's design has been done by many other designers.
Next, Tim spends some time with Christian. He tells Christian that there are some symmetry problems with the top he's made, to which Christian responds that "that wasn't the point." Tim then breaks it down for Christian -- the judges may love it, but Tim is obligated to tell Christian what he sees in the design. Christian says, "You want me to make a new jacket?" And of course, Tim says no. No matter how savvy each progressive season of designers becomes (i.e. knowledge about the process, judges, et cetera), there are always people who get defensive the second they are given any input.
Tim finds Simone's design unfinished. She agrees. Simone interviews that her design hasn't turned out the way she had expected, so she's a little "freaked out."
Elisa explains her design to Tim as clean in the front and messy in the back. The mangled "cascade" is supposed to unfurl as the model walks. Tim asks Elisa if that will work, and she says that when she tried it in the past, it "kind of worked." Respect her honesty, question her judgment. Tim suggests that she ask herself, "Did I take this as far as I needed to?" He's so diplomatic. Send this guy to North Korea. The camera gives us one last disgusted pan down the back of Elisa's creation.
After Tim leaves, Elisa decides that she doesn't want to "compromise" her original vision for her design. So, though her edges are unfinished and the design could probably benefit from some ruthless editing, she decides that she is done. While the other designers are working for the final two hours, she takes a nap. Again, kinda love the lack of guile, but is she kidding us?