The BEST Episodes of Project Runway Australia
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2022
Following the success of its US counterpart, Aussie supermodel Kristy Hinze hosts reality TV show Project Runway Australia. Each week, aspiring fashion designers will compete against each other by creating garments based around specific challenges for the chance at launching their career in Australia.
#1 - Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 2012
The first challenge of the season required the designers to create garment of their choosing to showcase who they are as a designer. No one was sent home, however Natalie and William (the bottom two) were required to compete head-to-head in the next challenge, with one of the two going home.
#2 - Episode 6
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2011
The remaining six designers are flown to the Gold Coast where they are reunited with four eliminated contestants. They all must work in teams to create two resort wear looks including swimwear.
#3 - Episode 9
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2011
It is the final challenge and the last chance for the four remaining designers to prove they are worthy of a place at Melbourne Fashion Week.So Alex takes them to the Melbourne Fashion Festival's runway to give them their final challenge - they have 18 hours to create a haute couture gown worthy of the runways of Paris, New York and Milan. But since this is Project Runway Australia, there must be a twist in there somewhere!
#4 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2011
Seven designers remain in the competition and are given the challenge of performing a million dollar makeover for each other's loved ones. Claudia Navone joins the judging panel.
#5 - Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2011
Time's getting short, and with only five designers left, the stakes are even higher. This week, Alex tells them that the path to red carpet glory is full of missteps, andproves his point whenthe models appear wearing copies of some of fashion's biggest disasters. Their challenge: transform these awful red carpet looks into something that will get them on all the front pages for the right reason.
#6 - Week 3
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2009
The challenge this episode is to create completely wearable outfits from nothing but materials from a hardware shop. The designers had 15 minutes with $85 to purchase their materials and 13 hours to complete their look. Paula Joy acts as guest judge as the contestants showcase their designs on the runway.
#7 - Episode 2
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2011
Alex introduced the designers to Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset-Webb, who tasked them with creating an evening look for their label, Project D. The winner of the challenge will have their design manufactured and sold with Project D's Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
#8 - Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2011
The final 3 have been selected and they now face their final challenge. They have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kick start their fashion future by creating a collection of 10 designs which will be showcased at a live fashion show in front of their fashion industry peers. Unlike previous challenges there are no restrictions, no limits and no twists. They each have a budget of $10,000, 17 weeks and complete freedom.
#9 - Episode 4
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2012
This week the designers are taken to a construction site where Megan Gale and Alex Perry deliver the challenge. They must transform real life tradies with an on trend menswear look suitable for a night out on the town. Not only do they have to get the look right, they have to please their tradie too.Who can satisfy both their client and the judges?
#10 - Week 5
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2009
The challenge this episode is create a three-piece outfit that is modern cutting edge for a complete male stranger. The designers were told to search for a random male client from the street to model for their outfits. The designers had 15 minutes with $100 to phurcase their fabrics and approximately 12 hours to complete their look.
#11 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2011
The 10 designers remaining in the competition are taken to a warehouse where their challenge is literally dumped at their feet - 16,000 items of pre-loved clothing. They have just 8 hours to create Gucci from garbage and design a chic day wear look, but Alex reveals the twist that throws them all "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Shoe queen, Terry Biviano, joins the judging panel to help decide whose designs better suit the clothing bin than the catwalk – and this week, in a shock double elimination, two of them will be going home.
#12 - Episode 11
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2012
By winning last week's surprise challenge against Jordon, Christina gets a second shot at winning and earns the right to join Leah, Tristan and Jamie in the finale.
#13 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2011
The remaining eight designers must work in teams to create fashion forward looks based on various decades. Who will put their differences aside and wow the judges? Iconic designer Carla Zampatti joins the judging panel.
#14 - Week 4
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2009
In this week's challenge, the designers are divided into teams of 3 and each team member must create one outfit (3 outfits per team) inspired by a zoo animal. The designers had 15 minutes with $72 dollars each to purchase their fabrics and the total of 8 hours to complete their look. The designers Guest judge Arthur Gallan helps Kristy Hinze and the panel decide who will be in and who will be out.
#15 - Week 7
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 19, 2009
The latest challenge for the designers is to create an innovative outfit using the fresh food and packaging available to them at Melbourne's Victoria Market.
#16 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2008
#17 - Episode 8
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2012
This week the designers get a taste of how it works in the real world when they are asked by one of Australia's leading stylists Nicole Bonython-Hines to design an outfit for her client.
#18 - Episode 10
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2012
It's now down to three finalists who have four months at home to create a collection for the final Runway show.
#19 - Episode 3
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2012
The challenge required the designers to create a commercial, white women's shirt and an accompanying outfit. The winning designer's white shirt would be featured in Madison Magazine and sold in Witchery stores in Australia, with proceeds going to ovarian cancer research.
#20 - Week 9
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 2, 2009
#21 - Episode 6
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2012
The seven remaining designers are taken the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, where they are told the materials for their next challenge are in the boots of the cars.
#22 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 21, 2008
#23 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 4, 2008
#24 - Episode 11
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2011
The final three have been selected and they now face their final challenge: create a collection of 10 designs. There are no restrictions, no limits and no twists. What they do have is a budget of $10,000, 17 weeks and complete freedom.
#25 - Episode 2
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
The designers were tasked with creating a sleek and sofisticated outfit made from materials purchased at The Reject Shop.