'Next in Fashion' Release Date, Judges, Contestants: All You Need to Know About Netflix's Fashion Show

Netflix is taking on Project Runway with its new fashion competition show Next in Fashion. It sees designers from around the world working for some of the biggest names in fashion competing for $250,000 and the chance to see their designs getting sold via online retailer Net-a-Porter.

When is Next in Fashion out on Netflix?

The fashion competition's Netflix release date is Wednesday, January 29, when episodes will launch at 12:01 a.m. PT (3:01 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. CT). Next in Fashion's first season will have 10 episodes.

Unlike other Netflix competitions such as Rhythm + Flow or The Circle, where episodes are released in weekly batches, all of the show will be released at once.

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"Next in Fashion" hosts Tan France and Alexa Chung with guest judge Tommy Hilfiger Netflix

Who are the judges on Next in Fashion?

The host and head judges on the show are Queer Eye star Tan France, who also runs women's swimwear brand Kingdom & State, and Alexa Chung, the TV presenter, writer, model and fashion designer for her own label, Alexachung.

According to Pink News, France offered Chung a place on the show at a Victoria Beckham party at London Fashion Week in 2019, but at first she was "too drunk to realise" he had done so.

Joining them as guest judges on Next in Fashion's 10 episodes will be:

  • Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram;
  • Elizabeth Stewart, celebrity stylist;
  • Monique Lhuillier, fashion designer Elizabeth Van Der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter;
  • Prabal Gurung, fashion designer;
  • Phillip Lim, fashion designer at 3.1 Phillip Lim;
  • Jason Bolden, celebrity stylist;
  • Kerby Jean-Raymond, fashion designer at Pyer Moss;
  • Adriana Lima, model;
  • Christopher Kane, fashion designer;
  • Beth Ditto, Gossip singer, fashion designer and muse;
  • Josefine Aberg, vice president of design at Adidas;
  • "Dao"- Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, fashion designers at Public School;
  • Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer.
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Farai Simoyi-Agbede is one of the contestants on "Next in Fashion" Netflix

Who are the contestants on Next in Fashion on Netflix?

The line up for the first season (bios courtesy of Netflix) are as follows:

  • 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 and founder of celebrity fashion brand ASHTON MICHAEL;
  • 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 Crucian—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 captain 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.

Next in Fashion is released on Wednesday, January 29 on Netflix.