Stop what you’re doing everyone, as there’s a brand new fashion series dropping to Netflix on Wednesday, January 29th.
This year is looking like a big one for Netflix, as already they’ve churned out the critically acclaimed docuseries Cheer and the first-ever season of The Circle US.
Now, they’re channelling the fashion gods with their latest Project Runway-esque endeavour: Next in Fashion.
Get to know the eighteen designers ready to take on the toughest challenge in fashion…
Meet the contestants – Carli Pearson
From: East London, UK
Career: Owner of luxury womenswear label, CIMONE. Has worked for Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang and McQueen. Her designs were also featured at the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ exhibition in 2018.
Instagram: @cimoneuk or @carli_pearson
Career: Daniel specialises in menswear and is currently the menswear artistic director of Fiorucci. He works closely with Kim Jones of Dior.
From: Canadian but now based in Los Angeles, California
Career: Charles specialises in intricate couture gowns. He was previously the creative director for ARUSHI COUTURE X CHARLES LU before leaving to create his namesake brand.
From: Los Angeles, California
Career: Designer and owner of his self-titled brand. His designs have been worn by the likes of Camila Cabello, Lizzo and more.
From: Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
Career: Owner and designer of Marco Marco, an LA-based underwear brand worn by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian. Held first-ever NYFW show featuring only transgender models.
Kianga “Kiki” Peterson
From: New York
Career: Kiki is behind the hip hop apparel brand FUBU.
Instagram: @kikikittydoll or @kmilele
From: Born in London to Zimbabwean parents. Now in Brooklyn, New York
Career: Founder and designer behind The Narativ, a sustainable, ethical, socially-conscious store. Has designed for the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj.
From: Based in Los Angeles, California
Career: Owner and designer of his namesake ready to wear, evening wear and bridal brand.
Claire Yurika Davis
From: London, UK – of Jamaican and Japanese heritage
Career: Claire’s designs explore eco-friendly fashion. Claire is a sustainability consultant and the founder of HANGER. She founded the brand back in 2013.
From: Puerto Rico
Career: Nasheli is an associate professor and department chair at the Moore College of Art & Design in Pennsylvania
From: South Korea
Career: Kim got off to a promising start in the industry as she won the H&M Design Award in 2013 when she was just 26 years old. Already, her works have been featured at London Fashion Week.
Career: Angel is a graduate from Central St. Martins in London. While on her placement year, Angel worked for Marchesa, Vera Wang and Alexander Wang in New York. Her signature own designs fuse Eastern and Western styles. Angel has also worked with celebrities like Bella Hadid and Charli XCX.
Career: Hayley is the creator of independent contemporary womenswear label ‘H•S’.
Career: Angelo is the founder of the Yezael fashion label.
From: Born in Germany but now lives in the US
Career: Julian is a bit of a chameleon when it comes to work. Not only is he a fashion designer, Julian has served in the military and worked as a model! He now runs his own line, Wood House.
From: Grew up in Long Island, New York – of Pakistani heritage.
Career: Isaac founded his brand in 2014, Mercy X Mankind, when he was just 20 years old and in college. His brand then became so popular that the likes of Young Thug and Rickey Thomson have been seen sporting it.
Career: Narresh is the creative director of Shivan and Narresh. In 2014, Narresh and his business partner Shivan were recognized by Forbes Magazine under the ’30 Under 30′ list.
From: Mexico City, Mexico
Career: Lorena is one of Mexico’s most prolific and celebrated designers. She graduated with a fashion degree at the Universidad de Diseño y Moda Felicidad Duce in Barcelona, Spain before moving back to Mexico to create her own line.
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