The season will open with a twist: with 20 designers making their case to Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia for why they deserve one of 16 designer spots on the show.
- Triptyk Studios, New York, New York
- Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California
- Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut
- Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado
- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut