Tan France and Alexa Chung are teaming up for a new fashion competition series.
Next in Fashion will be a 10-episode contest, pitting 18 contestants against each other to win a cash prize of $250,000 – and the chance to debut a collection with online retailer Net-a-Porter. The contenders will all be fashion designers, rather than everyday amateur entrants, and will vie to create “visionary looks that work for absolutely everyone”.
Overseeing this will be Alexa Chung and Tan France. The designer, model and writer is no stranger to the screen, previously hosting Popworld for Channel 4 and working on everything from Gok’s Fashion Fix to BBC Three’s The Wall. France, meanwhile, needs no introduction to Netflix audiences, following the global success of smash hit reality series Queer Eye, which features France as the fashion expert in the makeover show’s Fab Five.
The programme, announced by Netflix this weekend, sees the streaming giant throw its hat into the competition TV ring, after enjoying a lot of success by snapping up the rights to RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK. (A British-specific version is currently in production for BBC Three.)