They have a few more moments of sketching and Richard says that he notices that most women in NYC have really nice dresses. There's something so endearing about the way he says that. It kind of breaks my heart a little. He wants to make something that a NYC gal could wear from day to night. Cindy says that she likes this challenge because she is inspired by architecture. She feels like the collection of buildings resembles a quilt.
When they get to Mood, everyone is super focused. Daniel says that he really likes his idea and he hopes the judges get it. Cindy gets a little panicky. It actually looks like everyone does, but they make it out alive.
At the workroom, Benjamin remarks that this is the point where you look at your purchase and think, "That's totally not what I meant to get!" Emily says that she doesn't know much about the other designers yet, but she is sure she is one of the best. She thinks she will at least be in the top 3 for the competition. Wow, them's some famous last words.
Patricia is making her own print to emulate the windows in NYC skyscrapers. She is doing this painting technique that is pretty striking. She says that she used to change to the color of the skin on her Barbies when she was a little girl, so she's comfortable adapting stuff to fit her needs. Layana thinks that what Patricia is doing looks too arts and crafts. Layana seems to have a lot of problems with Patricia. Emily thinks that Patricia should be using her time more wisely.
Amanda's worried about being on a team. Daniel is worried, too, because some designers are weak in construction skills. He remembers that they all have to work together to move forward. Michelle notices that there appear to be some senior designers helping the others on Team Keeping It Real. Her team members are keeping to themselves and she finds that to be the big difference between the teams. She thinks that could hurt them in the end.
With eight hours remaining in the day, Tim Gunn arrives for a consultation. He starts with Dream Team. They are going to be present and vocal for everyone describing their looks. He is "wowed" by Michelle, so she's fine. Cindy starts to describe her look, which would be a dress-like shirt over slacks. Tim and the team recommend that she forego slacks and just make a long dress. She doesn't argue with them. Benjamin interviews that he doesn't understand Cindy's inspiration. I guess that would have been helpful to have vocalized instead of saving it for your little sit-down. James is next and Emily says that she worries that his look is not "enough." Tim says that he could work with more volume in the bodice than he had planned. James interviews that his instinct is to stick with his original idea, but he wants to be a good team player. Benjamin is next and is discussing using different colors to break up his look. Tim likes it. Tu (that's how you spell it) explains his look and Michelle says that it sounds architectural, which she likes. Matt is next. He is going to focus his design on the vertebrae of the model, because it takes a lot of backbone to survive in NYC. I kind of like that. Emily interviews that she is starting to get intimidated by everyone's experience. She describes her look and Tim wonders if there is too much going on. Benjamin suggests that she desert her jacket idea, because you can't send someone down a runway wearing just a jacket. Tim tells Dream Team that he is very impressed with all of them.