But, first, there's ONE MORE THING. The pairs are working against each other. One from each team will be in the top, the other in the bottom. It's a head-to-head challenge. Laura interviews that she loves Anya but she won't be helping her in this challenge. That seems fair. Kimberly feels like the reduction of the challenge to one competitor will help her bring her A-game. They're going to sketch now, then they'll go to Mood. Later, they'll have consultations with Collier. Josh says that he consistently brings a "high fashion eye," which he feels Bert won't be able to do. Viktor wants to make something that wouldn't feel out of place at a Paris couture show. Bert is not feeling that parrot. It's green and he hates green. Really? Oh Bert. Kimberly is worried about her work seeming repetitive.
At Mood, Kimberly decides to work with chiffon, though that's not her sweet spot. Anya is using a solid color, which is out of her comfort zone. Tim makes a remark about how Viktor always shops quickly. Teacher's pet. Laura is going to make tight pants and a fitted jacket because she believes that the judges are going to expect from her a gown with feathers. She wants to defy gravity. As we watch Josh peruse fluorescent plumage, he says that, while he was a little embarrassed to get the bold color given his past work, he's feeling it.
At Parson's, Kimberly and Viktor get to work. Kimberly interviews that Viktor is a great competitior and she needs to keep her eye on him. Anya says she feels Laura is trying to be edgier for this challenge. She says that her goal is to be as different from Laura design-wise as possible. Laura and Viktor talk later about how it's hard to compete directly with the people that you really like. Then, though, he interviews that Kimberly's designs aren't elevated. They lack polish. Frankly, that's fairly astute. Kimberly knows fit. She has an interesting dignity about her look, but there's some sort of versatility of vision that she lacks.
With four hours until the end of the day, Bert is still not feeling that parrot. Viktor thinks that Anya's dress is really sexy. He's making a dress that is a gown with feathers on it. Kind of yawn, but he's making the feathers by hand-shredding organza, which is pretty cool. He says that the final effect is going to be "glamazing." Aight. Tim comes in and reminds everyone how competitive this show is. There's a shot of Kimberly rolling her eyes and exhaling, because you know something's coming. There's another dimension to the challenge. They need to design a second look inspired by the bird. That's all. Second look. High fashion and all. This is hard. Anya decides to make something structured and solid, which is unlike her. Bert seems really blah about his new idea, which he is designing mostly to be easy to make in the time remaining.