If you like competitive reality tv then you will love Next In Fashion. Created by Netflix, this is Project Runway on steroids.
Hosted by Tan France (Queer Eye) and Alexa Chung, the aim of the show is, you guessed it, to find the next big name in the fashion industry.
It was a big hit for Netflix when it was released in 2020 but many suspected that with absolutely no news, it had been cancelled.
However, good news for fashion fans because season 2 has been confirmed and will make its way to Netflix very soon.
So if you haven't watched the first season of Next in Fashion, what is it all about, and is it worth watching?
What Is Next in Fashion About?
The show starts off with 18 designers from around the world, all of whom have worked for huge brands in the past with plenty of them having attended prestigious fashion schools such as St Martin's College.
However, despite their vast experience, none have become household names in their own right.
Initially, the designers are paired up, with many of them opting to work with people they already know and between them, they have to create an outfit from scratch.
What they create depends on the theme they are given by Tan and Alexa so each episode is based around one aspect of fashion such as military inspired looks, next level fantasy, durable classics, fake fur, red carpet etc…
While there is a two-day time limit to create the garment, there is no budget, and the designers are given free rein in a room stocked with everything they could conceivably need.
Once the time is up, the models take to the runway and are judged by Tan France, Alexa, with at least one other guest judge.
They also inspect all the designs backstage and talk through the creative process with the designers before deciding who has won and which two teams are in the bottom.
From there, one team is eliminated. That happens through the first six episodes before the designers then go solo.
Ultimately there can only be one winner, so watch as the designers battle it out for the chance to win $250,000 and debut their dream collection on the luxury fashion retailer site Net-a-Porter.
Next In Fashion Official Trailer
Is Next in Fashion Netflix Worth Watching?
Next In Fashion is a really great show whether you have an interest in fashion or not.
It's light and fun, and the focus is squarely on finding a great designer, so it is devoid of the usual bitchiness that sometimes accompanies similar types of shows.
Having contestants from across the world also brings the added bonus of seeing creations that would ordinarily get overlooked. And of course, the fact that they are bonafide designers means the finished articles are incredibly impressive.
It's totally binge-able, Tan and Alexa are a joy, and it hits all the right buttons for an entertaining and light-hearted reality competition.
Next In Fashion Season 2
It's fashion season once again as Next in Fashion returns to Netflix with a second season and a release date of March 3rd 2023.
There are a few changes as the show ups the ante. Tan France is back but this time he is joined by supermodel and style icon Gigi Hadid.
Once again, we have a group of up-and-coming, incredibly talented designers who will compete for the chance to walk away with a prize of $200,000 and the chance to share their designs with the world.
So with a new co-host and great expectations, it's going to be fun watching the designers scramble around the workroom as they battle it out to become the winner.
Guest Judges In Season 1
Episode 1: Monique Lhuillier.
Episode 2: judge Prabal Gurung
Episode 3: guest judge Phillip Lim
Episode 4: Kerby Jean-Raymond
Episode 5: supermodel Adriana Lima
Episode 6: Christopher Kane and Beth Ditto
Episode 7: Josefine Aberg, designer at Adidas
Episode 8: Public School's Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow
Episode 9: Tommy Hilfiger
Episode 10: Eva Chen, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director for Net-a-Porter.