Netflix has released the first trailer for its “Project Runway” rival “Next in Fashion.”
Hosted by “Queer Eye” star Tan France and model Alexa Chung, the series is described as a high-stakes competition series featuring “some of the world’s best and quietly innovative designers who compete for a chance to become the next big name in fashion.”
The series begins with 18 designers who face challenges “centering on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way the entire world dresses. Each of the contestants has already worked for major brands and dressed A-list celebrities, and will now compete head-to-head for a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.
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The 10-episode first season will hit the streaming service on Jan. 29.
“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.
Watch the trailer above and check out the contestants’ bios below.
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.
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