The final three designers each create a window at Macy's in Herald Square, then Tommy Hilfiger and model Naomi Campbell judge the designs and pick a winner.
The four remaining contestants get two hours aboard a trash barge to collect material and 48 hours to prove they can make clothes out of anything.
Two teams of three contestants barter for clothing in the five boroughs.
The remaining contestants must each come up with an iconic advertizing campaign that captures the essence of New York on their own.
The eight remaining designers sell clothes out of a truck in New York to learn and experience how Tommy Hilfiger got his start in the fashion world.
The nine remaining designers split into two teams and must personalize two airplanes that will become Tommy Hilfiger special editions.
The remaining 10 contestants divide into teams to style two New York punk-rock bands; a team faces disqualification when one of the band disappears close to the deadline.
The remaining contestants form two new teams assigned to design and sell their clothes in their own downtown shops.
As a deadline approaches one team's design project is missing an important piece, causing a designer to break down.
Contestants have 30 hours to design three original dresses to be modeled for review; four of the designers receive invitations to a private party at a New York store.
Fourteen designers split into new teams and begin a research project; a surprising alliance on one team forces the rest of its members to contend with a new strategy.
The 15 remaining contestants split into new teams and must customize SUVs for hip-hop artist Fabolous.
The contestants meet Tommy Hilfiger, split into teams and then go to the Big Apple to design billboards for Times Square.