Let's Start From The Beginning
The 16 new designers are introduced and their first challenge: making clothing out of unusual sources.
Grass is Always Greener
The contestants are forced to expand and purify their thinking by "going green" with the help of their models.
Bright Lights, Big City
The remaining designers are inspired by New York's night life for their new creations.
Rings of Glory
Short track speed skating five-time Olympic medalist and 2007 Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohno is guest judge. Inspired by his wins, the designers have to create sport outfits for the Olympic Games.
Welcome to the Jungle
Inspired by her role on Lipstick Jungle, Brooke Shields guest judges as the designers must create outfits for the working woman.
Good Queen Fun
The designers were asked to make an outfit for a drag queen. Chris March of Season 4 made a guest appearance to deliver the challenge. The designers were picked at random to they select .. show full overview
Fashion That Drives You
The designers were required to make an outfit made entirely out of the spare parts and raw materials from a Saturn hybrid car. They were told to walk to 142 West 31st Street in .. show full overview
Double 0 Fashion
The designers were taken to the Meatpacking District and brought to the offices and design showroom of living fashion legend and current CFDA president, designer Diane von Furstenberg. .. show full overview
What's Your Sign?
The designers team up in pairs with eliminated designers to create an avant-garde garment around one of the two astrological signs of their group. They had one day and 8 hours to .. show full overview
The designers are assigned recent college graduates and are given the task of giving them a fashion makeover to help them enter the workforce. Each designer was to gear their look to .. show full overview
Rock n' Runway
The designers are given the task of designing for each other. The looks were to be inspired by different genres of music. The designers wore their outfits down the runway; the models .. show full overview
The remaining contestants head outdoors, to design an outfit of their choice inspired by nature.
The series begins to sew up its fifth season with Part 1 of the two-part finale, in which the remaining contestants prepare to showcase their designs at New York's Fashion Week.
The final designers are on pins and needles as the winning contestant is revealed in the conclusion of the Season 5 finale. Tim Gunn serves as the guest judge.