Netflix is onto a winner in 2020 with a whole host of new shows coming to the streaming service.

Forget Project Runway or any other fashion show that came before, Wednesday, January 29th 2020 saw a brand new show hit our screens.

Hosted by French Tuck connoisseur Tan France and model and presenter Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion premiered on Netflix around the world.

So, without further adieu, let’s meet Charles Lu from Next in Fashion!

Charles Lu Next in Fashion
Screenshot: Charles Lu Next in Fashion – Netflix

Next in Fashion: Who is Charles Lu?

Charles Lu is one of the contestants taking part in series 1 of Netflix show Next in Fashion.

You can find the designer on Instagram @charles___lu where he has over 1,300 followers. Charles also has a design account (@charles_lu) with around 2, 400 followers.

He was previously the creative director for ARUSHI COUTURE X CHARLES LU before leaving to work on his own brand.

In terms of Charles’ fashion education, he was taught at fashion school Instituto Marangoni from 2009 – 2012 according to his LinkedIn profile.

Following that, he went on to work as a creative director at Veni Vici Couture in 2012. He also interned at Michael Lewis London and Volkswagen Autoeuropa.

Today, he has his own successful fashion label. See his collections via the Charles Lu website.

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Charles’ designs

Charles shows off his talent very early on in the Next in Fashion competition by winning challenges.

He and fellow contestant Angelo were paired in week one and combined their creativity and organisational skills to create a masterpiece of a black dress.

Charles is renowned for his incredible gowns featuring intricate detail. He specialises in couture gowns.

He writes on LinkedIn: “Apart from womenswear apparel, I have designed high-end jewellery and luxury accessories as well as menswear. My own brand is centred around emotion and the visual expression of poetry.”

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Helen Williams

After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.

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