Tim reminds us that the Guggenheim was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is the HP/Intel Challenge! Aw, shit. We gonna see some PRINTS up in here. He introduces them to an Intel iPad sort of thing. Whatever. Tim explains that each team will be creating a piece of wearable art. He means grand and over-the-top. They will also make a companion piece that is ready-to-wear. Back at the workroom, they will get the chance to create their own textile. Layana is excited because she says that you get an idea for a textile in your head, and then you get to Mood and can't find the thing that is in your head. This way, they will be able to create what is in their heads.
Each designer has a computer and we spend a minute with Michelle talking about how the computer is helping her creativity get out. Then, they have some time to sketch and get inspiration from the museum. Stanley, adorable in a denim shirt and yellow jeans, says that being in the museum alone is like being a kid in a candy shop. Layana is drawn to this sculpture of wires woven in winding shapes. Daniel likes the knobs of wire along the sculpture and wants to make it a part of his design. He tries to describe to Layana a coat. Of course, Layana doesn't like the idea. She thinks that it's just playing with the fabric. She interviews that she has to keep telling Daniel no, but I don't see her offering anything in its place. Finally, Daniel tells her that she can make the art piece and he'll make the ready-to-wear. She suddenly gets excited and tells him that it has to be cohesive. He knows that. He's just saying that he will work with whatever she makes. He interviews that he gave up doing the art piece because of her own insistence. He is just trying to make this work. It's weird how much I don't like her. Seriously, I just spaced out and had an argument with her in my head. Layana says that she feels like this is the best decision because she knows that, with her direction, he can create something very beautiful for the ready-to-wear. Wow.
Here it is. This is what annoys me most about Layana. The sort of reserve and chill that she employs with Daniel as he is pumping ideas out is certainly honest. She honestly doesn't think that Daniel knows what he's doing and she's not saying anything differently. But, in this sort of competition, everyone needs to be able to blindly believe in themselves, because they don't have time to do otherwise. I feel like she and Michelle rob others of their ability to create in this atmosphere, just because they would make things differently. Now, maybe that's strategy and in that case, you know, that's their choice. I've seen other people win without acting like that though and I like those people. Anya would NEVER. Remember when she was working with that frumpy seamstress girl and Joshua was so horrible to her and made her cry? Anya was not having that shit. Jesus, I can't believe we're not friends yet.