Alexa Chung and Tan France’s Next in Fashion cancelled

Alexa Chung and Tan France’s design competition show Next in Fashion has been axed after one season.The programme, which debuted on Netflix in January, followed 18 designers from around the world as they competed in challenges based on style and runway…

Alexa Chung and Tan France’s design competition show Next in Fashion has been axed after one season.

The programme, which debuted on Netflix in January, followed 18 designers from around the world as they competed in challenges based on style and runway trends.

However, France confirmed during an interview with Variety on Thursday that a second series had not been greenlit.

“This is a one-season show, we don’t know what will happen in the future,” he told the publication, hinting that the show may be picked up at another network. “But it was honestly one of the proudest things I’ve ever worked on. I love the show and Alexa so much. My focus is definitely on Queer Eye and moving forward with that.”

Filmed in May 2019, the show was won by Minju Kim, with the South Korean designer taking home $250,000 (£198,000) and the offer of debuting a collection on Net-a-Porter’s website.

British fashion star Daniel Fletcher was the runner-up, while Angel Chen and Ashton Hirota rounded out the top four.

Produced by Robin Ashbrook, Yasmin Shackleton, and Adam Cooper, guest judges on Next in Fashion included Instagram’s Eva Chen, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, designers Prabal Gurung and Kerby Jean-Raymond, as well as model Adriana Lima.

Other recent shows to be scrapped by Netflix bosses include Spinning Out, Messiah, and AJ and the Queen.

At present, France is promoting Netflix series Queer Eye, on which he serves as a style expert, with the fifth season of the hit series premiering on Friday.

Meanwhile, TV personality/designer Chung is keeping busy by working on future collections for her namesake fashion label.

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Alexa Chung urges shoppers to buy vintage clothing

Alexa Chung has urged shoppers to ditch fast fashion and invest in vintage clothes instead.The model and designer, who is currently co-hosting the new Netflix series Next In Fashion with Queer Eye stylist Tan France, is adamant it is still possible to …

Alexa Chung has urged shoppers to ditch fast fashion and invest in vintage clothes instead.

The model and designer, who is currently co-hosting the new Netflix series Next In Fashion with Queer Eye stylist Tan France, is adamant it is still possible to follow current trends without buying from brands that mass produce items.

“Loads of fashion ideas or trends are regurgitated from the past so you could just buy vintage things,” the 36-year-old told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat. “They’re readily available, easy and cheap – about three things I’m wearing now are vintage. ”

Alexa also has her own eponymous clothing line, which she was keen to make available to hire for those who would not be able to afford to buy her pieces off the rack.

“It’s something celebrities have the luxury of doing because they borrow from a fashion house and then they send it back and they’re just wearing it for one event,” she explained. “Sharing clothes is such a brilliant idea because it’s true that you might want something special for one occasion, but you don’t want to keep it in your wardrobe.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the TV presenter shared her excitement over Next In Fashion, insisting the programme gives up and coming designers a chance to shine.

“It’s quite typical that you can be one of the most talented people at a company but you’re not necessarily the name of the house. This show gives them a chance if they want to start their own brand and really drive their business forward,” Alexa shared.

Alexa and Tan will serve as both co-hosts and judges on Next In Fashion, as they critique the contestants’ offerings alongside famous faces including designer Tommy Hilfiger, model Adriana Lima, and celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart.

The winner will be awarded a $250,000 (£191,500) cash prize, as well as the chance to create a range for Net-a-Porter.

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Aidy Bryant launches plus-size clothing line

Aidy Bryant has launched a plus-size clothing line packed with “easy and simple” designs.The Saturday Night Live star isn’t afraid to make a statement with her attire, often opting for bold prints and cute dresses when she steps out onto the red carpet…

Aidy Bryant has launched a plus-size clothing line packed with “easy and simple” designs.

The Saturday Night Live star isn’t afraid to make a statement with her attire, often opting for bold prints and cute dresses when she steps out onto the red carpet.

Now, after receiving so much positive feedback over her signature style, Aidy has teamed with her stylist Remy Pearce on a range named Pauline.

“BIG NEWS: I made some dresses for you guys! from my new clothing line, @shoppaulineny it’s a limited run so shop fast! follow @shoppaulineny for updates. love ya! xo, aidy,” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday.

Aidy and Remy are keeping the collection small to begin with in order to test demand. The collection revolves around the Lovington dress, which is available in a blue colour as well as stripe and gingham fabrics, and features a collar and pockets.

In a video posted on the Pauline website, the Shrill star also explained that she has long had ideas of what she likes to wear, but struggled to find the right items in clothing stores.

“So, here’s what happened. I have been a fat lady my whole damn life…and I always felt like there were clothes out there, but not what I wanted,” the 32-year-old commented. “And what I wanted was something easy and simple and cool, but also comfortable.”

A number of Aidy’s celebrity followers were quick to congratulate her on the collection.

Queer Eye style guru Tan France wrote on her Instagram post, “CONGRATS, AIDY. BEAUTIFUL DRESSES!” and her fellow Saturday Night Live castmate Vanessa Bayer commented, “Love these!!! So proud of my baby!!”

While plus-size model Tess Holliday added: “I’m gunna need it ALL (sic).”

The Lovington design is available in U.S. sizes 12-28 (U.K. 16-32) and is priced at $175 (£145).

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Alexa Chung and Tan France to front Netflix fashion show

Alexa Chung and Tan France will co-host a new fashion series heading to Netflix. The model and designer has teamed up with the much-loved Queer Eye stylist to find the next big name in fashion on their new show, Next In Fashion. According to Harper’s…

Alexa Chung and Tan France will co-host a new fashion series heading to Netflix.

The model and designer has teamed up with the much-loved Queer Eye stylist to find the next big name in fashion on their new show, Next In Fashion.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the duo will front the high-stakes competition series, in which 18 designers face challenges focusing on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way we dress.

The contestants, who have already worked for major fashion brands and celebrities, will compete head-to-head, and the lucky winner will receive $250,000 and the opportunity to debut their collection with luxury retailer Net-a-Porter.

The 10-episode long series will also feature stylist Elizabeth Stewart and director of fashion partnerships at Instagram Eva Chen as judges, with additional guest judges to be announced at a later date.

France, who is releasing his new memoir Naturally Tan in June, took to Instagram to share the exciting news.

“ANNOUNCEMENT!! Beyond excited to host Netflix’s first fashion show @nextinfashion with the one and only, my new work wife, @alexachung. Coming soon!” he wrote alongside a snap of him with Chung.

Chung, who has been busy working on her eponymous fashion brand, shared her glee at working with the Queer Eye star.

“Netflix and chill? Incredibly excited to be hosting Netflix’s first fashion show @nextinfashion alongside my new husband @tanfrance Coming soon! Yeah I like to tuck I got a tucking problem,” she wrote, referencing France’s love for tucking in shirts on his makeover show.

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Crazy Rich Asians writer: ‘One mainstream Asian film every 25 years is not enough’

Crazy Rich Asians writer Kevin Kwan has told Hollywood it still has a long way to go when it comes to Asian representation.The Singapore-born novelist’s book was given the big screen treatment earlier this year (18) by director Jon M. Chu, with the fil…

Crazy Rich Asians writer Kevin Kwan has told Hollywood it still has a long way to go when it comes to Asian representation.

The Singapore-born novelist’s book was given the big screen treatment earlier this year (18) by director Jon M. Chu, with the film going on to become one of the smash hits of the summer.

Kwan, who also served as executive producer on the flick, was feted with the Vanguard award along with the rest of the cast and crew at Kore Asian Media’s Unforgettable Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (08Dec18), and while he is basking in the film’s success, he says more need to be done when it comes to mainstream Asian cinema.

“One movie every 25 years is just not f**king enough,” he said, reports Variety, referencing 1993’s The Joy Luck Club.

Kwan also opened up about what prompted him to write the 2013 novel.

“I feel like compared to all of you I’ve been a really bad Asian. Seriously, because I never felt like I was in any way was going to represent my community,” he said. “So I did all these things never wanting to express this little secret part of me until one day my father died, and I realised I had a story I wanted to tell.”

Other winners at the 17th annual awards show included Sandra Oh for TV series Killing Eve, John Cho, who went home with the Actor in Film prize, and Queer Eye’s Tan France, who won the Changemaker gong.

And filmmaker Chu enjoyed a double win after also being crowned Director of the year.

“I am proud to say the state of our union is strong and getting stronger because this movement is making waves… and it’s not someone else doing it; it’s us,” Chu said during his acceptance speech. “Our community is power, and we are powerful. We don’t need affirmation ever again, and I didn’t do that. Our movie didn’t do that. Truly, our movie is a result of this room.”

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