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002: The Future of Fashion Tech with Amanda Cosco  

Fashion is becoming smart and technology is becoming fashionable. A quick review of runways, museum exhibits, and even celebrity performances shows that fashion/tech collaborations are very now. Our guest Amanda Cosco is an expert on the future of fashion tech. During today’s episode we discuss how the future goes far beyond the tech hiding wearables we know to include textiles that will revolutionize how we interact with the world. 

 

 

Amanda Cosco is a journalist, speaker, and enthusiast of all things fashion tech. She’s spoken on topics such as wearables for women and next gen retail at a variety of industry events. Amanda founded Electric Runway as a base for her love of fashion technology. She describes her topic of choice as “the intersection of fashion and technology.” 

 

Episode Highlights: 

 

How will technology be integrated into our everyday clothing?  The exciting future of techie textiles.  Examples of collaborations between fashion designers and engineers.   Amanda’s thoughts about the progression from runway to closet.  How is the Maker Movement inspiring design for consumers?  What one fashion tech item does Amanda covet? 

 

Resources: 

 

Electric Runway 

 

Follow Amanda on Twitter 

 

Daniel Christian Tang 

 

Ringly 

 

Cute Circuit 

 

Oura Ring 

 

Follow Camp Tech on Twitter 

 

 

 
Ethical Fashion with Melinda Tually of Fashion Revolution  

In another deep-dive episode, Brooke chats with Mel Tually, the co-ordinator of Fashion Revolution in Australia and NZ. 

Fashion Revolution was started in response to the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh, where more than 1,100 garment workers perished. The tragedy shone a bright light on the garment industry and the substandard conditions many of them are forced to endure, in the name of cheap, fast fashion. 

In this episode Mel and Brooke talk about the importance of ethical fashion and the transparency that is starting to appear in many well-known labels around the world. But they also talk about the importance of being intentional with the choices we make, opting for quality over quantity (or brand name, for that matter) and simply buying less fashion. 

Mel also has some fantastic advice for those of us who feel completely overwhelmed by the problems facing the fashion industry, and the inevitable paralysis by analysis when we begin to look a little deeper into the clothes we wear. 

There are some amazing listener questions featured in this episode and Mel lists whole heap of resources to help you learn more about the people behind the clothes. Head over to http://www.slowyourhome.com/118 for a full list. 

Enjoy!

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My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Emma Elwick-Bates  

This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to American Vogue's fashion and news editor Emma Elwick-Bates. Emma graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002 with an MA in fashion history and joined British Vogue in 2005 as a fashion features assistant, where she also held the position of market editor. In 2013, she was named as American Vogue's style editor. Emma has previously worked at Dazed & Confused, the BBC in their factual entertainment department, and contributed to The Guardian and BBC News. She also sits on the British Fashion Council's NEWGEN panel and has presented live panels with members from brands including Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Chanel. In this podcast, Emma shares her tips on breaking into the fashion industry, her fashion week highlights and what it's like to work for Anna Wintour.

AEE 292: How to Talk About Fashion in English  

Come back to our site and talk about fashion with us! http://allearsenglish.com/how-to-talk-about-fashion-in-english

 

What is your fashion style?

 

Would you like to be able to talk about fashion in English in a more sophisticated way?

 

Today you’ll get to expand your English fashion vocabulary in this episode with Lindsay and Michelle.

 

Fashion Vocabulary:

 

 

 

1) Umbrella term= Bag

 

Purse Backpack Satchel Handbag Pocketbook Evening bag Clutch Wristlet

2) Umbrella term= Shoes

 

Sneakers Tennis shoes Walking shoes Boots Hiking boots Heels Flats Sandals Birkenstocks

 

3) Umbrella term= Shirt

 

T-shirt Blouse Tank Top (Spaghetti straps, sleeveless) Sweater Sweatshirt Hoodie (hooded sweatshirt)

4) Umbrella term= Jacket

 

Coat (heavier than a jacket) Ski jacket Leather jacket Peacoat

 

 

What do you think?

How do you know when someone is fashionable?

What is your fashion style?

Share it with us in the comments.

EP.8 - Antonia O'Brien  

Antonia O'Brien...on power dressing, live presenting and side-fanny WELL HITHER WE ARE! 2017. We made it through a precarious 2016. We are essentially Bruce Willis in Die Hard - pretty beaten up but alive and kicking. This podcast episode was MEANT to be the Christmas episode BUT I ran out of steam and energy and....*Zzzzzz...SO apologies for the Christmas references. Letters To My Fanny cracks 2017 open with a jovial chat marathon with the lovely Antonia O'Brien - fashion journalist, brand consultant, stylist and live presenter for events such as Clothes show Live and Stylist live. She is also a fashion correspondent for E BAFTA awards and Sky's Oscar coverage and is a regular fashion expert on telly. We talk about Antonia's new, brilliant movie podcast Admit One where she speaks to industry insiders, celebs and experts such as Clare Balding, Sarah Cox, James King and East 17's Tony Mortimer. We also talk about how she earns her bread and, rather than having one 9-5 source of income, she, like an increasing number of people, has a 'portfolio' of work (which might sound wanky but it's better than a slashy) such as fashion consulting, live presenting and general hustling. Antonia uses the word enriching and I get excited. She also gives a few tips on Getting Shit Done as an acute sufferer of procrastination. And we muse upon Caitlin Moran's wise words 'Don't Be A Dick' and how it's so important to be grateful although that is hard sometimes when your kid has shredded static packaging all over their bedroom (IT DOESN'T HOOVER PEOPLE). And, to date, Antonia tells me why her career highlight has been presenting The Clothes Show live and why she cried on stage. Then we talk about power dressing which makes Antonia's pants fizz. I've never heard that phrase and I hope to be using in a sentence soon. And also, going into a strange dimension of sex, fashion and art, we ponder upon testicles in fashion shows. And Antonia gives her Fashion Prediction.....we've had side boob, under-bumcheek, bootie cleavage BUT WHEN OH WHEN is there going to be a trend for side-fanny? Then it's, naturally, time for FANNY CHAT We talk about the different shape of fannies and the revelation that other women's vagina's are a fruit salad of variety. At this point we've had quite a lot of prosecco so we start talking about love tunnels and getting over ourselves and a bad wax and naked dancing. We then say Vulva ALOT and I start sniggering. And then we do a whistlestop tour of cystitis (ALWAYS PEE AFTER SEX PEOPLE) and we discover that we both had a kidney infection and ended up in hospital after not following the golden rule. Antonia's preferred method of cleaning is 'a sweep' whilst I prefer 'getting right in there'. This is the first time I've ever had a conversation with another human about different methods of vagina hygiene. To endeth we do FANNY FAUX PAS. Antonia's fanny story is wonderful waxing story about being left with a bunny tail. She never did that again. Happy 2017 peeps.

My Big Idea #70 – How to launch your own fashion label  

Young female fashion entrepreneur Jessica Gebhart, who left Topshop to start her own fashion label, talks to ASOS senior fashion editor Jemma Tibbals about building a brand, the decision to surpass fashion’s traditional seasonal trends and what she values above anything else in a pair of jeans. Applying her background in denim buying at Topshop and styling experience from her time at fashion bible Dazed, Jessica started her own label in 2014. Based online, I-and-me.com is home to denim, jersey and a small ceramics offering, all produced with an ethos of longevity and made to withstand the test of time. Jessica discusses the production process, where she looks for inspiration and how she uses social media – in particular Instagram, thanks to its focus on visual curation – to get her label out there. With a second London pop-up store on the horizon and the latest women’s and men’s collections dropping on 24 October, I and Me is a fashion label on the ascent. Intrigued? Here’s Jessica’s big idea.

Ep 33: What I Love About Fashion Week (It's Not What You Think)  

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Here's a quick re-cap!  

In this episode, Mallory's switching things up a bit to talk about fashion week.  Every time fashion week rolls around there seems to be a lot of negative chatter about the fashion industry and fashion week as a whole.  Since fashion week just wrapped in NYC, Mallory's dishing on why she loves fashion week - and it's probably not what you think!  

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Fashion Designers: Anya Ayoung Chee and Christina Economou  

Clothes designers from Trinidad and Greece get together with Kim Chakanetsa, to talk about the killer combination of creativity and business sense you need to make it in the competitive world of fashion. Anya Ayoung Chee is from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Always interested in fashion, but too scared to study it at college, she started making her own outfits when competing to represent her country at Miss Universe. Anya later entered the US reality TV show Project Runway, and came out the surprise winner, having only learnt how to sew weeks before! She's had her own labels, but is currently leading a collective of 30 local designers with the aim of putting the Caribbean region firmly on the global fashion map. Christina Economou is a rising star of the European fashion scene. She studied in Paris and won the 2011 International Award at London Graduate Fashion Week, then returned to her home city of Athens to fulfil her dream of launching her own luxury label. Christina has a love of bright colours and bold prints, and sources much of her production and fabric locally, for example in the historic Greek silk town of Soufli. She says fashion school did not prepare her for how to combine her design skills with running a business, so she's had to learn the hard way. Image: Anya Ayoung Chee (l) and Christina Economou (r) Credit: Joey Rosado (l) and Yiorgos Kaplanidis (r)

Show #5: Ethical Fashion and building an ethical fashion brand with Hannah Parris  

In the 5th and final 'launch week' show, Alexx chats to Hannah Parris, an economics Phd turned ethical fashion expert and entrepreneur.

Based in London, Hannah shares what's happening at the forefront of ethical fashion, why we should transition away from fast and untraceable fashion, how to buy less and feel great about it, how much better organic and ethical fashion is for people and planet, GMO vs organic cotton farming, GOTS certification and what it means, building an ethical underwear brand and more - lots more!

You'll leave this episode filled with hope for how many simple things we can do today to create less waste from fashion and help shape a future where ethical fasgion is the norm.  

The show notes for today's episode are invaluable, with a compilation of resources on where to buy organic ethical clothes, associations and apps to follow for trusted information and more.

Head to http://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast and hashtag #lowtoxlife or ping @Alexx_Stuart online to keep the conversation going.

Thank you so much for joining us for launch week of the Low Tox Life podcast. If you're enjoying it and fancy leaving a review on iTunes, that will help us spread the  Low Tox word even further.

Tune in for show #6 in a fortnight, with a wonderful regenerative-focused Californian farmer, Paul Griev.

Graduate Fashion Week Special #4 - Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves  

Hello and welcome to the fourth and final Graduate Fashion Week special episode. As a young, innovative fashion brand, ASOS is passionate about discovering and promoting fresh creative talent. For Graduate Fashion Week 2016, we have recruited a group of forward-thinking individuals to discuss how the youth of today can not only get their foot in the door of the fashion industry, but also develop a meaningful and trailblazing career - no trust fund or fairy godmother needed! The fourth panel, Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves on Wednesday 8th June included: Laura Bradley, Charlie Craggs, Naomi Shimada Nellie Eden It was hosted by Danielle Radojcin, ASOS Editor.

Graduate Fashion Week Special #3 - Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves  

Hello and welcome to the 3rd of 4 Graduate Fashion Week special episodes. As a young, innovative fashion brand, ASOS is passionate about discovering and promoting fresh creative talent. For Graduate Fashion Week 2016, we have recruited a group of forward-thinking individuals to discuss how the youth of today can not only get their foot in the door of the fashion industry, but also develop a meaningful and trailblazing career - no trust fund or fairy godmother needed! The third panel, Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves on Tuesday 7th June included: Ted Stansfield Rihannon Barry Phoebe Lettice Thompson Lotte Andersen It was hosted by Danielle Radojcin, ASOS Editor.

Graduate Fashion Week Special #2 - Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves  

Hello and welcome to the 2nd of 4 Graduate Fashion Week special episodes. As a young, innovative fashion brand, ASOS is passionate about discovering and promoting fresh creative talent. For Graduate Fashion Week 2016, we have recruited a group of forward-thinking individuals to discuss how the youth of today can not only get their foot in the door of the fashion industry, but also develop a meaningful and trailblazing career - no trust fund or fairy godmother needed! The second panel, Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves on Monday 6th June included: Christine Mahando Ione Gamble Clio Peppiatt Susie Bubble Kate Bones It was hosted by Danielle Radojcin, ASOS Editor.

Graduate Fashion Week Special #1 - Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves  

Hello and welcome to the 1st of 4 Graduate Fashion Week special episodes. As a young, innovative fashion brand, ASOS is passionate about discovering and promoting fresh creative talent. For Graduate Fashion Week 2016, we have recruited a group of forward-thinking individuals to discuss how the youth of today can not only get their foot in the door of the fashion industry, but also develop a meaningful and trailblazing career - no trust fund or fairy godmother needed! The first panel, Young Fashion Creatives Doing it for themselves on Sunday 5th June included Josh Read Angelica Hicks Billy Prendergast Katie Rose It was hosted by Danielle Radojcin, ASOS Editor.

2016 Billboard Awards Fashion Coverage | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow  

AFTERBUZZ TV — 2016 Billboard Music Awards Fashion Cover edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of 2016 Billboard Music Awards. In this show, hosts Justine DiVanna and Dakota T. Jones. discuss 2016 Billboard Awards Fashion Coverage. ABOUT 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS FASHION COVERAGE: The 2016 2016 Billboard Awards Fashion Coverage is an upcoming […]

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Fashion Bosses: Rubana Huq and Kim Winser  

Bangladeshi clothing manufacturer Rubana Huq, who employs over 5000 women in eight factories, talks to British retailer Kim Winser who has been responsible for some major fashion brands. What do two women leaders in the global fashion industry have to say to each other? From how they got into the world of fashion to factory-floor culture and leadership, Bangladeshi factory boss Rubana Huq and British fashion retailer Kim Winser compare their experiences. Kim Winser has been described as one of Europe's most successful businesswomen. She spent 20 years with the British retailer Marks and Spencer, where a conversation with her boss in the elevator led to an interview to become the first woman in the company's commercial field and then its youngest divisional director. Kim is also credited with breathing life back into major fashion brands such as Pringle of Scotland and Aquascutum. She now runs her own fashion label called Winser London. Rubana Huq is a prize-winning poet and the "accidental" Managing Director of the Mohammadi Group. Her company owns eight factories and employs 9000 men and women making garments for export. She is among only a handful of female entrepreneurs in the clothing trade in Bangladesh and wants to see more women leading change in the industry as it recovers from the tragedy of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013. (Picture: Rubana Huq (left); Kim Winser)

Vogue's Grace Coddington Doesn't Want To Think Much About What She Wears  

These days, legendary fashion editor Grace Coddington tends to wear black—her way of remaining a “blank slate” at the fashion shoots she runs. But it wasn’t long ago that she herself was the vessel for the clothes. Born in the north of Wales in 1941, Coddington began modeling in London at age 18 and landed on the cover of British Vogue in 1962. Following a serious car crash that left one eyelid damaged, she was offered the position of junior fashion editor at British Vogue in 1968. After she rose up the ranks of the fashion world, Calvin Klein hired her as his design director in New York in 1987. But Coddington missed magazines. So she phoned her former colleague, Anna Wintour, then the new editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue, who promptly appointed her its creative director. Over the next 30 years, Coddington would go on to help shape it into the most powerful fashion publication in the world before leaving in January 2016 to pursue her own projects. But despite her air-tight confident image, Grace Coddington is still the shy girl who, “rigid with nerves,” failed all her exams in high school. She talks to Alec Baldwin about the current state of fashion in America, the up and coming model she’s most excited to watch, and why dressing men makes her nervous.

My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Penny Martin  

This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this episode, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Penny Martin, editor-in-chief of The Gentlewoman magazine about how she has made it such a success and her tips for those looking to build a career in fashion journalism. Penny has also served as the chair of Fashion Imagery at London College of Fashion, editor-in-chief of SHOWstudio.com, curator of special collections at The National Women’s Library and curator at The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. She is also a contributor to magazines including Fantastic Man and The New York Times, W Magazine, has worked alongside Nick Knight and has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums including The Photographers' Gallery and Somerset House in London. The Gentlewoman offers an informed and intelligent view on fashion, combined with progressive journalism and features on influential modern women such as Fatima Bhutto, Alannah Weston and Floriane de Saint Pierre.

My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Alexandra Shulman  

This week's My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, about her time at the title, its fashion legacy and her advice for those wanting a career in the industry. The longest-serving British Vogue editor began her fashion journalism career in 1982 at Tatler magazine, subsequently working for a host of Condé Nast publications including the British edition of GQ, as well as being a prominent author and writing for the Sunday Telegraph and the Guardian. Some of Shulman's most memorable issues have been the Millennium Issue, which cast readers as cover models, and the Gold Issue, depicting Kate Moss in silhouette. Shulman has always made a point of working against the promotion of unattainable beauty standards in fashion, addressing the issue in interviews and in her writing. It goes without saying that Shulman has become a legendary member of the fashion community and is in a...

My Big Idea at London Fashion Week Special - Harriet Verney  

This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Harriet Verney about her upbringing in the world of fashion and how to break into the industry. Harriet Verney is a London-based writer and journalist who contributes to i-D, US Vogue and Vogue.com, LOVE, GQ, Teen Vogue, Stylist Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Lula and many more. The niece of fashion icon Isabella Blow, who helped to launch the career of Alexander McQueen, Harriet is currently contributing editor at Wonderland and senior editor at LOVE magazine. Harriet has herself been shot by photographers including Mario Testino, Nick Knight and Bettina Rheims. The east Londoner has most recently shot for Teen Vogue (in a self-styled main fashion story), Paper Magazine and Tank. She regularly partakes in SHOWstudio's discussion panels alongside fashion luminaries like Lisa Armstrong, Hilary Alexander and Colin McDowell.

My Big Idea at London Fashion Week Special - Lou Stoppard  

This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Lou Stoppard about working in the fashion industry, breaking the internet on a regular basis and generally being a boss. Lou Stoppard is an Oxford University graduate, SHOWstudio editor and a freelance writer, curator and broadcaster. SHOWstudio has been at the forefront of the fashion film industry, collaborating with some of the most influential figures in the biz including John Galliano, Kate Moss, Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons and Alexander McQueen. Lou has interviewed the likes of Kanye West, Jeremy Scott, Alexandra Shulman and David Sims. Lou also curated her first exhibition, Mad About The Boy, in 2016. The show focused on fashion's obsession with and portrayal of youth and featured work by Glen Luchford, Raf Simons, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Kim Jones, Nick Knight and Meadham Kirchhoff. Needless to say, Stoppard is making waves in the fashion industry.

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