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March 9, 2020

The best fashion documentaries to watch on Netflix

By: Luke

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While we’re huge fans of a good scroll through Instagram and love nothing more than cosying up with a new podcast, there’s another way we like to gather design inspiration: Netflix. 

Rather than binge watch another series why not use your downtime to get creative? Whether you’re planning a new collection or thinking of taking your side hustle to the next level, these are the best fashion documentaries on Netflix. Let’s delve in… 

Abstract: The Art of Design 

As designers we often need to think about upcoming trends and this show is ideal for getting to grips with how powerful innovation can be. Profiling trailblazers in stage design, illustration, photography and architecture, this is a must watch if you’re inspired by seeing creative minds at work. 

Seven days out

This show takes viewers behind the scenes of the most anticipated events in the world to reveal how every detail comes together to create something magnificent. The fifth episode chronicles the lead up to Chanel‘s Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture show and is as exciting and dramatic as you’d expect. 

Franca: Chaos and Creation

Vogue Italia is known for producing some of the most iconic magazine covers the world has ever seen under the helm of Franca Sozzani – a fashion journalist, editor of Vogue Italia and industry powerhouse. This documentary is even more poignant now that Franca has sadly passed away. Especially as it’s directed by her son, the documentary director Francesco Carrozzini.

Next in Fashion 

Okay this isn’t a documentary but it’s Netflix’s first foray into fashion programming which makes it super groundbreaking. Presented by Queer Eye’s Tan France and style icon Alexa Chung, this show offers a group of talented designers a cash prize and the chance to sell their garments on Net a Porter. Expect incredible guest judges, huge plot twists and a fresh look at the fashion industry. 

Design inspiration and chill 

Netflix is home to loads of incredible fashion documentaries which celebrate the industry’s biggest names, from Alexander McQueen to Jeremy Scott. So next time you’re suffering from a serious case of creative block (or need a break from your sewing machine) grab a brew and pop Netflix on. Trust us.

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