Under the Gunn, Episode 5: "Hit the Stage"
This week's challenge was to make a performance outfit for 17-year-old singer, actress, and author, Zendaya, who will wear the winning look on stage. As Anya managed to bounce back from last week's mentoring mishap, Nick was confronted with major concerns as one of his mentees threw him under the bus during her critique.
For the most part, the designers managed to put on a good fashion show. Shan's outfit, which included a tropical pant and a chic leather jacket (with just the right amount of fringe in the back) truly won over the judges. They were also blown away by Oscar's fierce red bodysuit, but didn't think it was quite right for such a young superstar. The disappointment came when Isabelle sent an "unacceptable," "atrocious," "disaster" down the runway, as the judges put it. In addition, Isabelle revealed that she did not work well with her mentor, but failed to explain why not. As it turns out, Isabelle requested that Nick keep his distance and let her do what she wanted. And that's exactly what he did.
Zendaya guest judged on this week's episode, alongside Zanna and Jen. Asha was named the winner with an outfit that was described as glamorous, yet grungy. It had all of the right elements, including: color, vision, style, edge, and impeccable construction. Isabelle, on the other hand, was voted off.
On to the designs...
Asha's winning design (team Mondo):
Shan's design (team Anya):
Isabelle's losing design (team Nick):
Stephanie's design (team Nick):