It’s time for a different set of school supplies - scissors, sewing machines and fabric! The new school year brings the freshman class of young designers in the inaugural season of "Project Runway Junior". This next generation of up-and-coming fashionistas, ages 13 to 17, will be mentored by Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn who co-hosts alongside supermodel Hannah Davis. Kelly Osbourne, designer Christian Siriano and executive fashion editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine Aya Kanai, serve as judges to determine who will make the grade. Actress Bella Thorne joins panel as guest judge for the final challenge.
When 12 young designers arrive in New York to compete, their first challenge begins immediately
In their first team challenge, the designers must create avant-garde looks inspired by Tim Gunn's most recent passion, fencing.
The designers become tasked with creating a transitional look that will take a woman on the go from day to night.
The designers must create looks using LED lights and turn their models into a living light show to dazzle the judges.
A surprise fire drill sends the designers out of the workroom to meet their new clients; some of the designers find it challenging to work with clients.
The designers must create an editorial look inspired by street art murals; the designers give it their all to make it to the finale.
Tim Gunn mentors the next generation of up-and-coming designers; Kelly Osbourne, Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai serve as judges to determine who will make the grade.
In the first unconventional challenge, the young designers must create garments out of materials found at a car wash.
The designers are divided into two teams and must create cohesive mini collections inspired by the decades; one team gets off to a bad start.
First lady Michelle Obama surprises the designers with a challenge; one winning design will be manufactured and sold to benefit the Peace Corps' initiative, Let Girls Learn.
The designers are tasked with creating a red carpet look in only five short hours; Tim brings in some talented surprise guests to help the designers.
The designers' clients for the challenge are the Knicks City Dancers; some designers struggle to work with clients for the first time.
The designers must choose their muses from people on the streets of New York; the judges struggle with an emotional elimination.
In the final challenge to determine who will compete during New York Fashion Week, the designers must create a look that makes a personal statement.
The final designers head home to create their collections for New York fashion week, and receive last minute advice from the judges.