The minute Netflix's fashion design competition, Next in Fashion, was released, we were instantly hooked. You could easily consume the entire series in one day, given that you didn't get up at all unless you had to use the washroom. (We exaggerate, but you get the point!) We love the show for its diverse mix of contestants and the healthy competition that the challenges, moderated and judged by Alexa Chung and Tan France, incite among the talented designers.
After 10 difficult challenges, the last one standing was none other than Minju Kim! Also known as the other half of "Team Dragon Princess" (her partner being Angel Chen), Minju, who hails from South Korea, wowed spectators with her youthful designs that combined bold shapes and whimsical colors. Aside from that, she also charmed her way into our hearts with her bubbly personality, which was a breath of fresh air considering the typical "catty designers" in other competitions.
Well, if you were rooting for Team Dragon Princess since day one as well, you'll be glad to know that her winning collection is, as promised, now on Net-a-Porter! Her designer space in the popular luxury e-commerce website is one of the two prizes she clinched after winning, the other being a cash prize of $250,000.
Her 10-piece collection was inspired by Frida Kahlo, and one can definitely see traces of the artist's old world flair in the ruffles, maki skirts, and pleated details. There's no shortage of Minju's signature cute colors, too—think pastel pink, emerald green, and powder blue. As a whole, the collection is a mix of wearable pieces that one could easily incorporate into everyday outfits.
Many pieces are already sold out but you could hit that "wishlist" button to get notified once they're restocked. In the meantime, check out the available items we've got our eyes on and start shopping!
Ruffled Taffeta Peplum Jacket, HKD 4165, MINJUKIM, net-a-porter.com
Layered Ruffled Tulle-paneled Silk-twill Mini Dress, HKD 7825, MINJUKIM, net-a-porter.com
Asymmetric Crocheted Cotton Top, HKD 2985, MINJUKIM, net-a-porter.com
Cancan Ruffled Taffeta Midi Dress, HKD 4185, MINJUKIM, net-a-porter.com
Printed Stretch Jersey Turtleneck Top, HKD 1315, MINJUKIM, net-a-porter.com
Which Minjukim piece are dying to take home?