‘Next in Fashion’ is everyone’s next favorite show


Taylor Schmitz

Hosts Alexa Chung and Tan France judge numerous fashion looks of 18 of the most experienced designers.

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer

Released on Netflix in late January, “Next in Fashion” is picking up speed as more people start streaming shows in order to kill their boredom. Thankfully for them, “Next in Fashion” is just the right choice when looking for an exciting, high stakes competition show.

The fashion reality series contains 10 episodes, spanning about 45 minutes each. It features Tan France and Alexa Chung as hosts. They are also a part of the judging panel where they are joined with other guest judges including well-known designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Christopher Kane. Other frequent judges consist of celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen, the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram.

The fierce competition starts out with 18 experienced designers from across the globe, including contestants from Scotland, Italy and England. They show off their unique creativity and impeccable craftsmanship while competing for $250,000 and the support of Net-a-Porter, which will launch the winner’s collection on their luxury apparel site. 

At the beginning of the series, the contestants are separated into teams of two where they work together to create masterpieces to display on the runway show as soon as the next day. The judges are not only able to see the presence their pieces have on the runway, but they are also able to judge the designers’ tailoring and handiwork backstage. Upon getting a closer look, the judges decide which of these talented creators they have to eliminate from the competition. Those who survive until episode seven are then told they have to work individually from that point on. For each following challenge, they not only have to create one look in two days, but two complete and innovative looks.

Some of the toughest challenges throughout the competition include denim, military and Red Carpet looks. However, the producers save the most difficult challenge for last. The final two designers that head into the Grand Finale are presented with a heavy task: creating a whole collection in just three days. For most designers, creating a full collection of ten looks can take multiple months, so the judges did not take it easy on them. Thankfully, the designers were given a team of three sewers to help them with the daunting yet exciting assignment. The final two are even surprised with a visit from their family to give them the motivation they need to finally be crowned “Next in Fashion”.

This show will have not just fashion-lovers entertained, but anyone that watches. From activewear to Red Carpet looks, “Next in Fashion” has it all. The countless original designs may even provide some inspiration for future outfits to wear once we are able to get out of the house.