Move over Project Runway. Alexa Chung has just been confirmed to host a high-stakes fashion competition on Netflix alongside Queer Eye’s Tan France. Titled Next In Fashion, the docu-series will see 18 hopefuls facing off for the chance to win $250,000 and launch their first collection on Net-a-Porter. Rather than fashion novices, all of the contestants will have previously worked in the industry, from designing for major brands to styling A-list celebrities.
As for the challenges? Each one will see the contestants attempt to recreate a trend that has “influenced the way the entire world dresses”, with guest judges on hand to help rate their work, including celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Instagram’s director of fashion partnership’s Eva Chen. A premiere date has yet to be shared, but Netflix has already confirmed that the series will have 10 episodes.
The docu-series announcement comes just weeks after it was revealed that Chung would be launching her own YouTube channel under Derek Blasberg’s fashion and beauty umbrella. Described as the “new home of original, unfiltered content” and offering a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion designer’s world, it will include everything from a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Chung’s Met Gala dress to a curator’s tour of the Royal Academy’s forthcoming summer exhibition.
Originally published on British Vogue.