At the time of the Bryant Park show last Friday, she was still in competition on the show. So in order to not give away who the finalists are before the finale show airs, they have everyone who is left create collections. The "decoy" collections don't get seen on the TV show, but they still get exposure when the pictures turn up on the internet, etc.Originally Posted by shoepie;2796278;
They do this every year; Austin Scarlett and Kara Janx showed collections at Fashion Week in seasons 1 and 2 for the same reason. Last year, they sent all 4 designers to Fashion Week so there was no need for a decoy.