Trailer: Netflix takes on Project Runway with Next in Fashion
Staff Reporter | On 16, Jan 2020Reading time: 4 mins
Netflix is preparing to find the Next In Fashion star designer with its landmark new competition series.
The contest features some of the world’s best and quietly innovative designers who compete for a chance to become the next big name in fashion. Hosted by fashion designer and TV personality Tan France (Queer Eye) and designer, model and global style icon Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion begins with eighteen designers who face challenges centering on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way the entire world dresses.
These talented contestants have worked for major brands and dressed A-list celebrities, and will now compete head-to-head to see who has the skill, originality and determination to win the grand prize: $250,000 and an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter. The line-up of guest judges includes Eva Chen, Elizabeth Stewart, Monique Lhuillier, Elizabeth Van Der Goltz, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Jason Bolden, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Adriana Lima, Christopher Kane, Beth Ditto, Josefine Aberg, “Dao”- Yi Chow, Maxwell Osborne, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Here’s a rundown of the contestants hoping to impress them:
Adolfo Sanchez – Mexican-American designer based in Los Angeles with a focus on ready-to-wear, evening wear and bridal.
Claire Davis – U.K.-based designer who studied at the University of Creative Arts and founded eco-conscious label Hanger Inc.
Angel Chen – China-based designer and founder of the Angel Chen line, whose fashions are fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics.
Minju Kim – Korean designer of contemporary women’s wear.
Ashton Hirota – Los Angeles-based designer who focuses on avant garde streetwear.
Marco Morante – Los Angeles-based designer and creator of the Marco Marco label.
Charles Lu – Canada-based designer and former Creative Director of Arushi Couture, who created his first fashion show at age 13.
Angelo Cruciani – Italy-based designer who is behind the Yezael label.
Daniel Fletcher – London-based designer, founder of DANIEL w. FLETCHER label, and Menswear Artistic Director for Fiorucci.
Carli Pearson – U.K.-based designer and Founder and Creative Director of CIMONE, an inclusive ready-to-wear brand.
Hayley Scanlan – Scottish Award-winning designer and founder of women’s wear label H•S.
Julian Woodhouse – Former Army sergeant and model-turned-designer and CEO of Woodhouse Army.
Isaac Saqib – Pakistani-American fashion designer who’s behind the brand Mercy & Mankind.
Nasheli Ortiz-Gonzalez – Puerto Rico born designer who is the Department Chair and Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Moore College of Art & Design.
Kianga “KiKi” Peterson – New York City-based designer who helped launch Fubu
Farai Simoyi-Agbede – Zimbabwe born designer raised in Brooklyn who previously designed for top celebrities and musicians.
Lorena Saravia Butcher – Mexico City-based designer who has worked and collaborated with fashion brands such as Bread and Butter Barcelona, G-Star Raw and famous mexican designer Macario Jiménez.
Narresh Kukreja – Designer and co-founder of Indian label Shivan and Narresh.
Next in Fashion is created and produced by theoldschool and is Executive Produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-Executive Producer Adam Cooper.
Before you can say “Project Runway”, here’s the trailer for the series, which premieres on 29th January:
Tan France and Alexa Chung team up for Netflix’s Next in Fashion
20th May 2019
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.)