Arizona Muse on Modelling and Fashion’s Dirty Roots
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
4d ago
In 2010, model Arizona Muse was catapulted into the fashion spotlight.  After opening and closing Prada’s Spring/Summer 2011 show, she was signed as a  face of the brand. But after years of the modelling, grind and some serious personal reflection, the British-American model has swapped the glamour of the runway for environmental activism. “[Modelling] nearly destroyed me. You pretend you enjoy it because everyone wants you to enjoy it. But the truth is, you'd prefer to be doing something else.” This week on The BoF Podcast, BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed sits down with ..read more
Visit website
Kevin Macdonald Probes John Galliano’s Soul
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
1w ago
In the world of high fashion, few names have commanded as much attention — and controversy — as John Galliano.  Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, his sensual designs and runway theatrics earned him worldwide acclaim.But Galliano’s career imploded in 2011 when  a video of him emerged using antisemitic slurs. In a new documentary, “High & Low: John Galliano,” BAFTA-winning director Kevin Macdonald examines Galliano's meteoric rise, scandalous downfall, and the role of forgiveness and redemption. “If there's one thing that people could take away from the film, it is [that] things ar ..read more
Visit website
Brandice Daniel on Making Room for Diversity in Fashion
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
3w ago
As founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel is a change agent. For more than 15 years, she has been working to bridge the gap between the fashion industry and Black and Latinx designers who often don’t come from famous fashion schools like Parsons or FIT.  Following the surge in interest in diversity, equity and inclusion following the murder of George Floyd, there are growing headwinds which are stalling progress. “We've regressed so far, so fast. It is really disappointing, especially in an industry that is supposed to be cutting edge … How can you be innovative without addres ..read more
Visit website
Ending Climate Colonialism in Fashion
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
1M ago
The fashion industry is responsible for up to 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But the most profitable fashion companies are often headquartered in the countries that have historically generated more emissions, while the nations with a smaller carbon footprint often find themselves more severely impacted by extreme weather driven by the climate crisis. “The industry is structured in a way that's very colonial … it's the rich countries that are reaping all the rewards and benefits, and it's the poor countries that have kept this industry profitable,” says Ayesha Barenblat, the fou ..read more
Visit website
Matthieu Blazy’s Creative Alchemy at Bottega Veneta
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
1M ago
Matthieu Blazy has been a quiet but powerful force in the fashion industry for years, having worked under powerhouse designers like Raf Simons and Phoebe Philo. But in 2021, he earned that status on his own when he was named the creative director of Bottega Veneta. Since then, he’s developed a reputation for pushing creative boundaries; BoF editors named his carnivalesque Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, which featured tank tops and jeans made of leather, as their favourite show of the season.  “I was very interested in this idea of boring clothes. How can we push it so it really becomes s ..read more
Visit website
Dan Levy and Jonathan Anderson on Balancing Creativity and Commerce
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
1M ago
The delicate dance between artistic integrity and commercial viability is a challenge Dan Levy and Jonathan Anderson know well. Levy's Emmy Award-winning Netflix show Schitt's Creek harmonises creative brilliance with mainstream appeal, while at the luxury label Loewe, Anderson’s refreshingly original designs have earned him both critical acclaim and commercial success. What unites their work is a real commitment to personal vision. “I can't think of something more heartbreaking than starting with an idea that I loved, allowing people to change it to the point where it loses its DNA, then it ..read more
Visit website
Brunello Cucinelli on Humanistic Capitalism in an Age of AI
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
2M ago
Since 1978, Brunello Cucinelli’s namesake brand has been a standard-bearer for both luxury clothing and a more responsible way of doing business. At a time of great change, Cucinelli believes that businesses must strike a balance between embracing technological innovation that could threaten livelihoods, like AI, to push creativity forward while also keeping  humanity at the heart of business. “I believe in a kind of contemporary way of capitalism. We are a listed company. We do want to make a profit, but a fair profit at that. There should be a balance between profit and giving back,” h ..read more
Visit website
Ashley Graham on Breaking Fashion Industry Barriers
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
2M ago
After she was scouted in a modelling competition in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 12, Ashley Graham went on to break barriers in the fashion industry by becoming the first plus-size model to appear on the covers of both Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue and American Vogue. “It started shifting the minds of agents, casting directors, art directors, editors to say, ‘Oh, this is where we're going. The zeitgeist is turning, and it's not just about what has been deemed beautiful for so long. Maybe we should think about what else is out there,’” she says. This week on The BoF Podcast, BoF foun ..read more
Visit website
Leena Nair on Leading Chanel Into the Future
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
3M ago
At every juncture of her extraordinary professional journey, Leena Nair has authored a series of 'firsts’. Growing up in her home country of India, she was part of the first cohort of female students at her school, at Unilever she was the first woman to lead global human resources, responsible for 150,000 employees and in January 2022 she became Chanel’s first-ever global CEO of Indian-origin — making her the only woman of colour leading a major global luxury brand.   Nair is leaning on the lessons from her people-centric career to lead Chanel into the future as the post-pandemic lu ..read more
Visit website
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson on Building a Better Fashion Industry
The Business of Fashion Podcast
by The Business of Fashion
3M ago
The stylist and fashion editor reveals to BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed why she resigned from Vogue and how she is channelling her influence and energy to support that next generation of fashion talent. Background: In the dynamic world of fashion magazines, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson stands out. Karefa-Johnson has always stood out, growing up as a self-described loud, weird, driven kid. Karefa-Johnson’s first Vogue cover was Paloma Elsesser for the January 2021 issue of Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Later that year, she worked on the cover shoot featuring ..read more
Visit website

Follow The Business of Fashion Podcast on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR