Competition reality series Next in fashion It’s back with a second season where budding designers compete to win $200,000 in life-changing prize money and the chance to launch their own collection on Runway for Rent.
The contestants will be judged by expert judges and at the end of each episode, one designer will win the challenge and the other will be sent home.
Next in fashion Season 2 will be hosted by fashion designer Tan France and model Gigi Hadid, who took over from former host, model and fashion designer Alexa Chung.
Meet the designers and hosts hoping to be the next big thing in fashion…
Discover the next in fashion era 2 designers
Amari is a London College of Fashion graduate from Atlanta. She saw fashion as a means of self-discovery and used clothing as “an alternative way to feel sensual and powerful” growing up.
Ultimately, this is her fashion designs that she uses to celebrate the women in her life, as well as the inspiration she uses to “create and discover.” [her] Progress as a Woman”.
“It shows what my brand is about, which is storytelling,” Amari says of her designs.
Dani is a full-time drag queen and fashion designer born and raised in Inglewood, California. At an early age, he “developed a sense of style as one of the mediums of expression. [his] creative side”
After graduating from fashion school, Danny launched his own bold and dramatic visions, inspired by key moments in his life and Mexican culture.
He has taken the drag world by storm, designing costumes for some famous drag queens including Naomi Smalls, Kim Chin, Bob Drag Queen, Raven and Monet X Change. But the drag pieces he does for himself are unmatched for letting his creative freedom flow.
Bao has a star-studded client base, having designed the red carpet for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj and Laverne Cox.
She has also used her styling skills for popular music videos, worked as a costume designer on blockbuster movies and partnered with major fashion brands.
One of her all-time favorite looks is the dress she made for model Ashley Graham for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2016.
Deontre is a self-taught designer with a lifelong passion thanks to his parents.
Watching his parents “dress up for church on Sundays and date nights” sparked his love for clothes and personal style from an early age.
Born and raised in Washington, he developed a love of streetwear and inspiration from the surrounding city, inspired by local fashion trends and what everyone wore to school.
He makes sure to put his own spin on fashion trends and is widely recognized for his oversized menswear look, especially the puffer coat.
For Courtney Designs, she caters to “women who stand up for themselves and wear what they want.”
Her fashion sense was “shaped by confident and expressive black women” who grew up and was surrounded by the Bronx at a young age.
“Teaching to love and have power [her] Body” is what she wanted others to feel wearing her clothes as a child. From evening gowns to activewear, Kourtney creates clothes that are “plush for girls who want to show off every time they go out.”
As for the creation she is most proud of – the dress she made for Alex Newell’s Sea Witch The Little Mermaid.
Combining his love of athleticism and formal wear, James is an expert in tailoring with a twist. James’ custom suits “stand for something very special,” especially for women, trans and gender non-conforming bodies.
James is a former four-sport athlete who finds inspiration in a variety of sportswear and puts the needs of his clients first to determine what message their clothing sends to the world and of course adds “complexity and fun”.
His utility granny vest is his current favorite creation, which he describes as “a fly fishing dress meets a French Victorian sofa.
Desiree is a former basketball star and menswear designer based in Atlanta. Her brand Todd Patrick is named after her younger brother and everything about her life has shaped her mindset, but “love for [her] 100% family run the brand.
She is also a self-taught designer and is passionate about using her individuality in clothing and keeping everything she creates unique.
Désire’s look seems to center on texture and relaxed silhouettes, making it a popular choice among professional athletes and others – especially the brand’s wool coat and pants look. Her favorite creation is a cashmere green coat embroidered with the places where she grew up.
Nigel is a denim master who creates out-of-this-world garments from fabric and fabric manipulation.
His creations have become a big fan among stars in the music industry and he says “fabrics, materials, culture and nostalgia” are his main inspirations.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, he created signature pieces that were influenced by the looks of the 1990s and early 2000s, and while he is a former high school football player, the Atlanta-based designer explains that he has been “adapting and following all the different cultures.” [him] Versatile and open minded.
Nigel’s top pick in the collection is an oversized pair that can hold five to six people.
Eliana is one of the youngest contestants in the competition and growing up she had no ambitions to become a designer. But she discovered the fashion world through her talent for theater and world building.
Based in Cincinnati, the designer and fashion school graduate began her adventure in college, which shaped her style around comfort. She gets a large part of her inspiration in life from the people who wear her clothes to create her bold and glamorous look.
Eliana made a dress for her friend’s maternity shoot, which is the dress she is most proud of. She wants her friend to have “a unique fashion experience to look back on during her pregnancy and remember her forever.”
Qaysean found his voice through fashion at a young age and never saw himself in popular media growing up due to his disability.
He says: “It was fashion that gave me a voice. He made me feel worthy, strong enough, beautiful enough, a reason to love me for being me.
Talented in acting and rapping, Qaysean is a New Jersey-based designer who created his own brand of mannequins after experimenting in high school. Accessibility is an integral part of the creation, with tailored clothing that allows everyone to feel “amazing in their own skin”.
He thinks one of the best is the fighter-style dress he created to be worn at Vogue World September 2022.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Megan loved the playful designs that came from “dressing up and dressing up” as a child.
She used design as an escape from her stress and “allowed her to create space for play and creativity.” The Brooklyn-based designer draws on “early childhood nostalgia and 1960s sewing techniques” to bring her joy. and exaggerated images.
Her signature dress, the honey brown dress that converts into a bag, has become one of Meghan’s favorite pieces in her collection.
Fashion has been in Usama’s blood since forever and his fashion thinking was heavily influenced by the women in his family who studied and worked in fashion design while he was from a family of Syrian refugees in Venezuela.
His desire to make his own clothes grew from owning a clothing store in Venezuela and after moving to LA in 2015, he began studying fashion design and started his own label.
His work is “inspired by Arabic and Latino culture” and he cites fashion legends Gianni Versace, Thierry Mugler and Christian Dior as major influences.
A cause close to Osama’s signature heart is the blue quilted dress he designed for rapper Eve, donated to Autism Speaks.
Find the next 2 hosts in the fashion season
Queer eye Host, fashion designer and stylist Tan France is back in hosting duties.
He told Tudu too. (Opens in a new tab): “It doesn’t matter if you have one week of experience or 10 years of experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are self-educated or go to Parsons. As long as you have a vision, you can be a part of this process, and we can help you achieve that success.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is one of the most famous models of our generation and her fashion sense goes beyond the runway.
Gigi revealed to Tudu. (Opens in a new tab)“We’re certainly not looking for the next best sewer. We’re not looking for something that’s going to sell on TV tomorrow, or necessarily any fast fad.”
“We’re celebrating creative direction, concept and storytelling in fashion, and because of that we hope to find new people entering the industry for the first time and leading fashion houses.