Tim tells them that each team will have a budget of $250. They will have an hour to sketch before shopping at Mood. Each team will need to choose a leader. Chris is chosen by Sweet P and Steven as the leader of their group. Chris interviews, "Okay," and punctuates it with a nervous laugh. Steven suggests to his group that each of them sketch a design based on each of the trends. He interviews that there is no way to blend the three trends into one design, so they'll each focus on a different trend and tie their collection together with color and silhouette. I don't think he's right about mixing the trends. Dancewear, shoulder pads, and baggy sweaters all come from the same era -- you could update that. And all three of those trends seriously define the silhouette, so how does he expect to have cohesion via the silhouettes while using trends that create three different ones? I guess they could add a hump to the back of each design.
Jillian is chosen as the leader of her team. We hear Rami tell her that he thinks of her as very '70s. She doesn't seem insulted. She interviews that they decided to incorporate all three designs (overalls, '70s flares, poodle skirts) in all three looks, which sounds very smart. And that's what's cool about this challenge -- due in part to the randomness of the button choosing, here we're going to see these collections that are all new and interesting. I just like that.
Elisa says that she doesn't want to be the team leader. Victorya says she doesn't care, so Ricky says he will be the leader. He says that Victorya will be the "mediator," and he'll lead by making sure everyone is on task. He means "stage manager," not "leader." Also, what does he mean by "mediator"? He interviews that he has not worked with Victorya, but she seems a little bossy. He feels that if she were team leader, her micromanaging would keep them from finishing. I'm not sure him being leader would stop a bossy person from attempting to micromanage, but whatevs. They're working with cutouts, neon, and underwear as outerwear. We see Victorya leading the team. At one point, she cuts off Elisa and tells her to focus on cutouts. Ai, this is going to be good.