Here’s a fashion design competition series that has me RIVETED.
Next in Fashion. From Netflix.
Yes, Bravo’s Project Runway continues in its eighteenth season. But there’s always room for a show that gives us us a room full of people who are wildly creative and fast with a serger.
I love it. I love that it’s fast paced. I love that the 18 designers are from all over the world, from a wide range of backgrounds. I love that there are best friends working together.
I love watching talented people working under tight constraints to create surprising and inventive designs. The challenges are tough, the timelines impossible, and there’s the eternal prospect of the hosts Tan France and Alexa Chung stopping by to chat you up about the five-color leather pants you’re supposed to finish in 12 minutes.
The thing I love most about Next in Fashion is the window it provides into the deep love these people have for the work they do. They are not novices—many have their own brands and have worked decades in the fashion world. They have all sacrificed something to be on this show, and they’re all hoping for a way to do the thing they love. The prize, $250,000, would be a game changer for them all.
Who’s going to win? I’ve already cried three times with these folks, and I’ve got episodes to go.