This season, as the fashion industry evolves, so does our runway with a new design aesthetic and additions to the judging panel: supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss joins as host with former Project Runway champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor. ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia returns as a judge, along with famed fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, and journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth. The new look and feel continues with 16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for the coveted spot of a lifetime, a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers, as well as win the largest cash prize in the show's history. With an all-new runway and workroom furnished with sewing and embroidery machines by Brother, a glam room for the models outfitted by TRESemmé and Maybelline, along with challenges that embrace the nuances of the fashion industry—including flash sales, fast fashion, the inclusion of plus-size models, Instagram, a special Elton John challenge inspired by Paramount Pictures' Rocketman, and so much more. The runway game changes forever beginning now.
Sixteen designers arrive in New York City, but a twist finds their launch party turning into an unconventional-materials challenge. Here, they must use party decorations to create their first look.
The designers must create an outfit to flatter all body types, and the challenge proves to be more difficult for some than others. Guest judge Nina Dobrev.
In Project Runway's first blacklight challenge, the designers have to create a look that sparkles not only in daylight, but under blacklights under the runway as well. Anxieties rise when the unusual materials leave many of the designers in the dark. Jaime King joins the judges this week.
The group creates swimsuits in a Heidi Klum Swimwear challenge; a lack of swimsuit experience sorely tests some contestants.
Business savvy is tested in this team challenge; designers must pitch collection ideas to raise money from a group of mystery investors.
A press-event bash turns into a challenge, spoiling the designers' festive mood. Model Emily Ratajkowski is the guest judge.
The designers recharge at Universal Studios Orlando, and must take in inspiration to design a look for Urban Jungle.
The second Team Challenge of the season leads to tensions and tantrums as the designers are forced to work together to create three-piece collections for a SoHo pop-up shop; Kelly Osbourne returns as a guest judge.
The designers' loved ones arrive from home for emotional reunions, but drama quickly takes over when the clothiers discover their special visitors will also be their clients, and $50,000 is on the line. Guest judges: Olivia Culpo and Katia Beauchamp.
The designers go on a helicopter ride above New York; the designers must create an editorial, high fashion look for ``Marie Claire'' magazine.
The first-ever hybrid challenge tasks the clothiers to fashion innovative avant-garde looks by using conventional fabric and unconventional metal-themed materials.
The designers take a trip to an unlikely destination in the twisting, turning final challenge, which determines which designers will compete at New York Fashion Week.
In Part 1 of the two-part Season 15 finale, Tim Gunn visits the designers at home, but not all of their creations impress him. The clothiers return to New York and try to wow the judges with three pieces from their collection. Guest judge: Michael Kors.
New York Fashion Week arrives in the Season 15 finale. Here, the designers scramble to put the final touches on their collections, and the winner is then revealed. Guest judge: Zendaya.