Speaking of sketching, Tim has mercifully left the workroom when Ari pulls the needle off the record: "What if we don't sketch?" she shouts to her compatriots, and I think Epperson's horrified look speaks for us all. No, she doesn't sketch, she tells the camera with a shrug. She simply meditates on the garment and what it needs and who will be wearing it, and then she makes it. By the way, she's wearing a full body suit of many colors, under a pair of green shorts. While her fellow designers sketch, she does a handstand against the wall. Please don't get me wrong -- she's cute and everything, but I think she might not understand the difference between creativity and creative ability. She can't be blamed -- many, many people have become confused about this distinction because of reality television. See also the separation between vocal talent and volume; interpersonal romance and personal lust for attention; and, just generally, fame and infamy.
At Mood, the contestants engage in the familiar mad dash through the store, sighing and slinging around bolts of fabric. Qristyl panics because there is only one person cutting fabric and takes matters into her own hands, purchasing scissors so that she can cut hers, herself. "I gotta do what I gotta do," she says. Impressive. Shirin says in an interview that she loves to watch old movies and will design something with old Hollywood glamour.
Back in the workroom, everyone gets to work. Tim reminds them that innovation is key to the challenge. Ra'Mon becomes so inspired thinking of someone walking down the red carpet in something he designed, he actually tears up in an interview. Yeah, I am thinking getting out of brain surgery was a good idea after all. Aw, just kidding -- his sketch looks cool, and he is obviously excited to be doing this.
Less inspired, however, is Johnny, who has like one ribbon of fabric on his dressmaker's form, and seems to be juuuuuust stepping to the edge of a spiral about it.