After Tim Gunn visited the four semi-finalists in their hometown studios on last week’s Project Runway, Mila Hermanovsky, Jay Nicolas Sario, Seth Aaron Hendersen and Emilio Sosa re-convened in New York City ahead of their Fashion Week showdown.
But before the runway shows could commence, there was a small piece of business they had to take care of: Only three designers could show their collections at Bryant Park. With Emilio and Seth Aaron locked in for the finale, Mila and Jay had to duke it out before the judges. They had three hours to fit their models in their three strongest looks. The judges admired both abbreviated collections — a black-and-white tribute to the ’60s from Mila and edgy, samurai-inspired pieces from Jay. But citing her clean, carefully edited garments, the judges named Mila the winner — and she will show alongside Seth Aaron and Emilio at New York Fashion Week!