Next in Fashion
|Next in Fashion|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||50 Minutes|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||January 29, 2020|
Next in Fashion (NIF) is a Netflix reality show and fashion design competition series hosted by designers Tan France and Alexa Chung. It follows designers from around the world as they compete for the chance to win $250,000 and debut a collection on luxury fashion retailer site Net-a-Porter.
In June 2020, Netflix announced it was cancelling the series after one season.
The series was created and produced by theoldschool and executive produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-executive producer Adam Cooper.
According to an interview with PinkNews, Chung and France met at a Victoria Beckham party during London Fashion Week. France had already signed onto Next in Fashion and mentioned the role to Chung, who was "too drunk to realise" at the time.
In a statement to Variety, Netflix's vice president of unscripted originals and comedy specials Brandon Riegg explained why it made sense for the company to venture into the fashion competition series category:
Fashion is something that is really appealing and relatable, and so it made sense for us to get into that space considering our viewers around the world ... It is also an opportunity to gauge the fashion enthusiasm of fans and showcase some amazing talent and stories [from designers], the struggles and the victories, and help them elevate their own brand to the next level through the show.
Riegg also discussed the importance of the show's global casting:
“One of the core tenets of our approach to programming is having diversity, and diversity comes in lots of different forms; obviously we are a global platform ... But really it came to finding great characters with great story, and who are credible in the fashion space. And that was a big driver in terms of the casting. It just happened that we looked everywhere in looking for those qualities in the contestants and it allowed us to have more of a global group of contestants for this series in particular.”
Source: Radio Times
|Isaac Saqib||United States||17th/18th|
|Nasheli Ortiz-Gonzalez||Puerto Rico|
|Lorena Saravia Butcher||Mexico||15th/16th|
|Julian Woodhouse||United States|
|Farai Simoyi-Agbede||United States||11th/12th|
|Kianga 'Kiki' Milele||United States|
|Adolfo Sanchez||United States||9th/10th|
|Marco Morante||United States|
|Ashton Hirota||United States||3rd/4th|
|Minju Kim||South Korea||1st|
[a]Because the judges were unable to agree, no-one was eliminated this challenge.
- The designer won Next in Fashion Season 1.
- The designer was runner-up for Next in Fashion Season 1.
- The designer advanced to the Finale.
- The designer/design team won the challenge.
- The designer/design team was considered to win the challenge, but was ultimately safe.
- The designer/design team was considered for the bottom two/three, but was ultimately safe.
- The designer/design team was in the bottom two/three, but was not eliminated.
- The designer lost and was eliminated from the competition.
The contestants are shown in a modern warehouse space that serves as both the workroom, and on show days, a runway space complete with area for hair and makeup stations. A fully-stocked fabrics and notions “closet” is adapted for each challenge, and producers will get any item that is needed outside of the supplies provided.
Alexa Chung and Tan France serve as both hosts and judges; with two or three more judges for each challenge. Each episode has them introducing the theme, and revealing the guest judge. The designers then each occupy a large work table, and pull fabrics and supplies. The bulk of the pre-runway show overviews their designing and construction process, typically over two work days.
The runway contest itself has a catwalk, and fully digitized floors and walls so each show has a different feel yet comes off as a professional presentation. During the show the judges comments are overheard; following the catwalk show the judges visit each entry, inspect the work, and ask questions of the designer. Following the judges deliberations the winner, and bottom two entries are revealed. After more discussion one or more designers are eliminated.
Season one episodes were posted for streaming January 29, 2020.
|No.||Title||Original release date|
|1||"Red Carpet"||January 29, 2020|
|2||"Prints & Patterns"||January 29, 2020|
The teams are challenged to create with prints and patterns, including creating their own if they wish. They are given a day and a half and need to outfit both a female and male model. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help the judges.
|3||"The Suit"||January 29, 2020|
|4||"Streetwear"||January 29, 2020|
The remaining designer teams are tasked with creating streetwear.The teams have a day and a half to create two looks, one for a female model and one for a male model. Celebrity stylist Jason Bolden returns to help the judges.
|5||"Underwear"||January 29, 2020|
The remaining teams tackle underwear/lingerie, a multi-billion dollar industry. Each team must create two looks, for a female and a male model. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help the judges.
|6||"Rock"||January 29, 2020|
The designer teams face off in a rock and roll theme, which covers a multitude of music genres and attitudes; the judges are looking for designs that harness that energy and offer the unexpected. The teams again have a day and a half to complete two looks, one for a female model and one for a male model. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help the judges.
After the winning and losing results are announced, the remaining four teams are told that they will be split up as individuals.
|7||"Activewear"||January 29, 2020|
The eight individual designers’ next challenge is activewear, judges will be looking for both functionality and fashion appeal. Contestants can create an outfit for either a male or female. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help the judges.
|8||"Military"||January 29, 2020|
The six remaining designers are challenged with producing a military-themed garment. Military clothing has had an undeniable impact on fashion, inspiring garments such as bomber jackets, cargo pants, jump suits and camouflage and the judges asked the contestants to pull inspiration from military uniforms in a way that honours its intended purpose but still makes it fashion. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help judge.
|9||"Denim"||January 29, 2020|
For the semi-final, the remaining four designers are faced with a denim challenge. Denim is one of the most worn fabrics in the world, and makes arguably the most personal statement, being fashioned into everyday wear, work clothes and more. The designers are each asked to present two denim looks which must work with each other, and each designer has one male and one female model. Denim has unique challenges in getting the cut correct, and also in trying to present something the judges have not already seen. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart returns to help judge the designs.
|10||"The Finale"||January 29, 2020|
For the Grand Finale the last two designers are to show the judges everything they have to offer as they complete a full ten-piece collection in three days. Each designer is allotted a team of three sewers each work day who cannot consult on creative items. They are also advised that the tenth look should be an impressive show-stopper. As a bonus, they are surprised by family members flown in for the finale.
Daniel Fletcher uses the Bright Young Things as his inspiration; they were Bohemian aristocrats and socialites in 1920s London who threw elaborate fancy dress parties. Minju Kim's inspiration is Frida Kahlo, a painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by her home country of Mexico.
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