Friday, 5 June 2020

Netflix cancels 'Next in Fashion' after one season

Hosted by British designer Tan France and it-girl Alexa Chung, Netflix’s ‘Next in Fashion’ competition series will not be returning for a second season. 

The reality TV show, backed by Net-A-Porter, has been canceled by Netflix shortly after making its debut at the end of January.

The story was confirmed by Tan France, telling Variety that “we’re not doing a second a season”. It remains unclear why Netflix has scrapped the series after just one season, although the internet entertainment giant is known to act quickly when shows don’t perform well or become too expensive.

‘Next in Fashion’ featured a strong line-up of industry experts as guest judges, including Christopher Kane, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Instagram’s Eva Chen and Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director for Net-A-Porter.

The format began with 18 designers competing for a chance to become the next big name in fashion, win $250,000, and the opportunity to debut their collection with UK luxury retailer Net-A-Porter.

All contestants had a solid fashion background, with several graduates from Central Saint Martins in London, celebrity clients like Beyonce, Usher, Jay Z and Rihanna, and experience at established fashion brands including Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang.

Contestants also had various prestigious accolades among their achievements. Claire Davis won the Asos Fashion Discovery Award in 2016, Hayley Scanlan was named Scottish Young Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards in both 2012 and 2014, and Korean designer Minju Kim was shortlisted for the illustrious LVMH prize in 2014.

Kim was ultimately crowned the show’s winner, and her designs launched on Net-A-Porter in February.

‘Next in Fashion’ was created and produced by the old school and executive produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-executive producer Adam Cooper.

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