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  • 26. Native Fashion Now Interview with Curator Karen Kramer

    · Unravel A Fashion Podcast

    Welcome to back to Unravel! In this episode we talk to Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Curator of the exhibit Native Fashion Now, which is currently on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City through September 4th, 2017.We also introduce a two segments Fashion A-Z and Fashion Recs. The Fashion A-Z term for this episode is Quillwork: A form of Northern Native American embroidery using dried porcupine quills to embellish moccasins, clothing, bags and more. The embroidery form predates European contact. Quills can be dyed and are arranged in different patterns.Links:Karen Kramer: https://www.instagram.com/kramerica2/ Peabody Essex Museum: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/native-fashion-nowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/peabodyessex/ You can visit the Native Fashion Exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City through September 4th, 2017.  http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/?id=954Videos:Power of Native Design Fashion Show at NMAIVisit us below for images and fashion:www.unravelpodcast.comInstagram: @unravelpodcastTwitter: @unravelpodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/unravelpodcast/Pinterest: unravel: a fashion podcast www.pinterest.com/afashionpodcast/

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  • Slow Fashion – när modebranschen synar sig själv

    · 00:29:31 · Kulturpoddar i P1

    1135 arbetare omkom när en textilfabrik rasade samman i Bangladesh. Det blev ett uppvaknande: Hur fungerar modebranschen i grunden? Här är ett reportage om motreaktionen: Slow Fashion. Den 24 april 2013, kollapsar en fabriksbyggnad vid Rana Plaza i Bangladesh. 1135 textilarbetare, som jobbar för de stora fast fashion-kedjorna, omkommer under rasmassorna.Det blir ett uppvaknande för många. Hur produceras våra kläder egentligen? Vem syr dem? Hur mycket får de betalt och vilka kemikalier används? Finns det ens några alternativ till slit och släng?När Coco Channel yttrade orden fashion passes, style remains" visste hon inte hur relevant hon skulle vara även ett halvt sekel senare. Kläder som koncept har inte förändrats särskilt mycket sedan dess, de täcker delar av våra kroppar och kan avslöja social status, intressen och identitet. Den största skillnaden är att modeindustrin går i ett allt snabbare tempo. Varje säsong ser vi fler stilar och fler kollektioner.Mellan 2000 och 2010 har klädkonsumtionen ökat med nästan 50 procent i Sverige - varje person köper ungefär 80 plagg per år.Många av de här kläderna kommer aldrig användas eller bara användas några få gånger innan de slängs. En tredjedel av alla kläder som produceras säljs inte ens utan bränns efter att de cirkulerat på reahyllorna.Men parallellt med den här utvecklingen sker något annat, en ny riktning mot hållbart mode håller på att stakas utSlow fashion startade i England 2007 som en reaktion på den snabba modeindustrin och är en del av slow-rörelsen som handlar om att sakta ner och tänka efter.I England och framför allt Tyskland har slow fashion vuxit snabbt. Klädmärke 30 years, fokuserar på att skapa plagg som ska hålla i 30 år, medan Bio couture experimenterar med nya former av hållbara material som kambucha, gjord på jäst, socker, grönt tee och bakteriekultur. Mönstret på en av deras mörkröda kjolar föreställer jästceller och tillverkningen liknar mer sättet man brygger öl på än hur man vanligen producerar kläder.I sitt reportage träffar frilansjournalisten Lina E Johansson bland andra Johan Graffner som skapar streetfashion - tryckta t-shirts, skjortor, collagetröjor med referenser till populärkultur. Han är en av några få modeskapare i Sverige som tillverkar hållbart efter slow fashion-principer.Hon träffar även den tyska designern Ina Budde, vars prisbelönta, helt återvinningsbara kollektion består av lediga kontorskläder i vitt, beiget och ljusblått.Och i en liten butik i Stockholm står Johanna Nilsson och hänger upp svarta långärmade klänningar på galjar. Johanna säljer kläder från mindre slow fashion-märken och sin egen smyckeskollektion, JohannaN. I höst kommer boken Slow fashion ut, som hon skrivit tillsammans med remake-designern Jennie Johansson.På Nörrebro i Köpenhamn har ett så kallat repareingscafe öppnat. Varje månad träffas ett 30-tal personer här för laga varandras prylar, helt gratis. Arlette Bentzen är en av dem som startat repair cafe på Nörrebro. Och Signe Bengtsson är en av dom fyra volontärerna som just tagit sig an en blå batikklänning från 70-talet med broderier i urringningen.Lyssna på hela Lina E Johanssons reportage i ljudlänken ovan

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  • 002: The Future of Fashion Tech with Amanda Cosco

    · Camp Tech Podcast with Avery Swartz

    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       

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  • Fashion and Psychoanalysis: Styling the Self

    · Freud Museum London: Psychoanalysis Podcasts

    Author’s Talk: Alison Bancroft A sold out event recorded live at the Freud Museum London on 24 September 2012. There is an increasing trend within both the study of visual culture and fashion itself to restore fashion to an aesthetic role - one that moves beyond its commercial success as a global industry and places fashion within a nexus of art, the body, and femininity. This emphasis aims to separate fashion from mere clothing, and illustrate its cultural power as an integral aspect of modern life. In this innovative new book, Alison Bancroft re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanalytic theory. Her discussion centres on studies of fashion photography, haute couture, queer dressing, and fashion/art in an attempt to shed new light on these key issues. According to Bancroft, problems of subjectivity are played out through fashion, in the pu [...]

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  • Trailer: The Business of Fashion Podcast

    · The Business of Fashion Podcast

    This podcast will explore conversations that happen on The Business of Fashion, and the explore the impact that has— This podcast will explore conversations that happen on the Business of Fashion and explore the impact that fashion has on the wider world. In these episodes, you’ll hear stories from some of the most important fashion designers, get an introduction on how to start a fashion business, and hear talks from our annual gathering VOICES. As well, we’ll have unscripted, in-depth conversations with some of my favourite people from fashion and beyond. You’ll hear real stories from these experts, who will educate you with their expertise, and inspire you with their personal stories and journeys. All you need to do to get started is subscribe today. We’d love for your feedback. We’d love your feedback, so please do let us know what you’d like to hear, and thank you for listening. To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas [...]

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  • no. 6 - The Fashion Episode (Part I)

    · This Unmillennial Life

    As most women know, having a closet full of clothes doesn't always mean you have something to wear. Whether it's wishing you could fit in that perfect pair of black pants you wore to your class reunion or realizing this year's styles needed to find you about 15 years earlier, navigating the changing waters of fashion after 40 can sometimes make you want to shut the closet door and forget what's inside. Today's show is the first in a two part series with fashion and style expert Tracy James of ChicMadeSimple aimed at helping women not only embrace a "what's right for me" style mentality, but also prep their closets for their next round of quality (versus quantity) fashion purchases. In this episode Tracy discusses: her background in the fashion industry and how it's helped her understand real women and their fashion worries why she doesn't believe in hard and fast fashion rules and instead, offers insights for women to embrace the look that's right for their individual figures why treating your closet like a "garden to be weeded" helps not only inspire confidence, but also inventories your clothing needs in a way to make future purchases more efficient and inspiring how donating clothes -- even those that still have the tags on them -- can be beneficial on many levels I break my conversation with Tracy into two parts -- you'll hear the other one next week -- to give listeners time to embrace Tracy's tips and begin the closet clean out and organization she mentions. Next week, we return with specific fashion insights and answering questions from the This Unmillennial Life Facebook Group about topics ranging from finding the right fit of jeans to begging for shoulder-less tops to fall away. To close out the show, I'll revisit one of my favorite segments -- If I Had A VCR I'd Tape This -- with my recommendation for a Netflix program I found both educational, entertaining and enlightening.  If you’d like to share what YOU would tape if you had a VCR, please leave me a voicemail OR join the This Unmillennial Life Facebook Group. I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Thanks for subscribing. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review! Until next time, ~Regan Never miss another episode! This Unmillennial Life is available each week via iTunes and NPROne. This week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyAperture.com — the web's first and only dietitian-curated recipe discovery site. Musical support provided by Ben Williams at Kudzu Studio. Website support provided by Katy Widrick at MakeMediaOver.com. Additional support provided by Robin Plotkin of RobinsBite.com.  

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  • Simon Doonan, Tales from the Fashion Asylum

    · WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

    Designers know they’ve made it when their collections are stocked by Saks, Bergdorf’s or Barneys. The iconic New York department stores hold a special allure, even when you live elsewhere. But retail, globally, is in a state of flux. Will there even be physical stores in 10 or 20 years’ time? As customers continue to head online, it seems like every week there's news of another “bricks and mortar” closure. In the US, analysts predict 25 % of malls could shutter within the next five years. Will we ditch consumerism on mass, as the anti-shopping / buy nothing movements expand? Will renting fashion and clothing libraries become major trends? Or is it still all about experiences? The latter is where Simon Doonan comes in. He calls himself a carnival type, likens his celebrated window displays for Barneys New York to something out of Coney Island – and indeed he has put some very unusual objects in shop windows in his time. Creative director, writer, fashion commentator and OTT window dresser extraordinaire, Simon Doonan is an actual proper fashion legend. Wait till you hear how he got into it. Growing up gay and dreaming of glamour in 1960s Reading, he moved to Manchester then London in search of “the beautiful people”, cadging window dressing jobs off the likes Tommy Nutter (tailor to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones) and cult filmmaker Ken Russell’s wife. Simon was a Blitz Kid (part of the famed London party set) then moved to LA, where he did windows for luxury boutique Maxfield. In mid-80s Manhattan, he worked for Diana Vreeland at the Met, before joining Barneys, where, you know, he was JUST CASUALLY FRIENDS WITH JOAN RIVERS. And nearly starred in The Devil Wears Prada. Simon’s story is both extraordinary, and, in a weird way ordinary – in that Fashion Land has long been a place where eccentric, creative kids from small, unremarkable towns can find a home and thrive. In this Episode we talk about his professional path, and how today’s new generation of designers and dream weavers can navigate the changed fashion landscape. We discuss Simon’s unwavering belief in the value of originality - ("Conformity is the only real fashion crime," he says) and some of the fashion geniuses he’s encountered. And of course we talk shop. The show notes will be live shortly at  www.clarepress.com/ - keep checking back, we’ll have some fantastic pics to show you. Music is by Montaigne http://www.montaignemusic.com.au/ Enjoying the show? Please leave a review in iTunes. It helps other people find us.

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  • Spring Awakening | NBA Draft | Floyd Mayweather | Fashion Week | Forbes List : Episode 8

    · 00:59:46 · Alternative Facts Chicago

    Episode 8 returns with special guest Evan Marshall of High Fashion Living to discuss his expertise in the Fashion Industry, Recap our NBC Sports Radio + Royal Beings Round Table appearances, Bobby slanders B Hun on winning the NBA Finals 2017 bet, B Hun’s Spring Awakening Appearance, Highlight the Forbes List of 2017, The XXL Freshman 2017 List, Predict the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor Fight, The Addison Russell Saga + The Clown of the Week + More! Podcast Outlineo NBC Sports Radio Debrief (0:19)o Royal Beings RoundTable Update (2:02)o NBA Finals Conclusion (3:40)o Evan Marshall of High Fashion Living Segment (10:12)o Spring Awakening (23:00) o Chicago Street Festivals (25:10)o McDonalds Chicago Debate (27:20)o Forbes List 2017 (33:15)o XXL Freshman List 2017 (38:30)o Floyd Mayweather Fight (41:50)o Addison Russell Debacle (45:51)o Clown of the week- Tinashe (51:25)o Clown of the week – Derrick Fisher (54:13) - Introduction- NBC Sports Radio Recap - Thank you Dave Smith - Royal Beings RoundTable Discussion - Scheduled to Air in July- Incredible Q&A roundtable of upcoming Podcasts - 2017 NBA Finals Discussion- Golden State Warriors Win Championship- Kevin Durant Finals MVP- Seabreeze Building Services Sponsorship Break- http://seabreezebuildings.com - Special Guest Evan Marshall – High Fashion Living- Fashion and Hip Hop- Hip Hop Artists mix with the fashion industry – Pros and Cons- Where we see Fashion in Chicago in 2017 and Beyond- http://highfashionliving.com- Greenwave Sponsorship Break- http://greenwave.com- Friday Spring Awakening Chicago Update- Marshmello, Afrojack, Galantis, Armin Van Buren- Afrojack late for show – only negative- Fantastic crowd- Chicago Discussion on Street Festivals so Far- Do Division Festival, Old Town Art Fair- Why Chicago is best summer city in the world?- Trending in Chicagoo McDonalds bringing 2000 jobs to the HQ in the West Loop of Chicago o $75 Million New Englewood High School Will Merge 4 Schools At Robeson- Greenwave Sponsorship Break- http://greenwave.co- 2017 Forbes List- How is Diddy #1 Still?- Beyoncé #2- The Weeknnd #6? Incredible!- Hip Hop mainstream dominating the list.- XXL Freshman Cover 2017- Big Hip Hop Up and Coming List for 2017- 10th Anniversary Edition- XXXTentacion, Playboi Carti- Floyd Mayweather vs. Conner McGregor - August 26th- Make your predictions now- Addison Russell Personal Issues- Do you think he is guilty or innocent?- Does this hurt the Chicago Cubs?- What happens from here…- Greenwave Sponsorship break- http://greenwave.co - Clown of the Week- Tinashe Colorism Controversy- Bobby- Clown of the Week- Derrick Fisher- B HunCheck out Episode 4:Episode 4: The 4/20 Episode by Alternative Facts Chicago Alternativefactschicago – The-420-episodeCheck out Episode 5: Episode 5: To Fyre Fest or Not to Fyre Fest - Episode 5Alternativefactschicago – Episode-5-to-fyre-fest-or-not-to-fyre-festCheck out Episode 6: Episode 6: The United States of Reality Television- Episode 6Alternativefactschicago – The-united-states-of-reality-television-episode-6Check out Episode 7:NBA Finals 2017 | Tiger Woods DUI | Bottled Blonde Chicago | Kathy Griffin | Katy Perry https://soundcloud.com/alternativefactschicago/nba-finals-2017-tiger-woods-dui-bottled-blonde-chicago-kathy-griffin-katy-perry-episode-7Subscribe to Alternative Facts Chicago on iTunes:itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alter…d1215094068?mt=2Also, follow our Soundcloud page with ALL episodes: @alternativefactschicagoDon't forget to like Alternative Facts Chicago on Instagram:www.instagram.com/alternativefactschicago/Don't forget to like Alternative Facts Chicago on Twitter:twitter.com/AFactsChicagoDon't forget to like Alternative Facts Chicago on Facebook:www.facebook.com/AlternativeFactsChicago/Don't forget to follow Alternative Facts Chicago on YouTube:www.youtube.com/channel/UCC822xwSQxIdtTJL53lxV_Q

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  • Ethical Fashion with Melinda Tually of Fashion Revolution

    · The Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McAlary

    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! ==== If you're enjoying the show and want to know how to best support it, leave a rating or a review in iTunes or head over to the Patreon page to help support the show financially. And thanks so much for listening! ====  

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

    · My Big Idea

    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.

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  • AEE 292: How to Talk About Fashion in English

    · All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture

    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.

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  • Fast Fashion Question Time

    · WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

    This week’s Episode is little different from normal. It was recorded in September at a live Q&A event at the Wheeler Centre for Books & Ideas in Melbourne, and moderated by Madeleine Morris, a reporter for ABC television’s 7.30.  We touch on a whole lot of issues front and centre in an industry currently in overdrive, from slow fashion, overconsumption and waste, to what brands are doing about supply chain transparency, as well as Australia’s move towards a Modern Slavery Act, the role of magazines in the fashion transparency conversation, and even how body mapping technology might reduce dead-stock. For more on these issues, don't miss the shownotes here. WHO’S TALKING? Clare Press, yours truly, presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast. Clara Vuletich, a sustainable fashion consultant with a PhD in sustainable textiles, who has worked with clients such as H&M and Kering.  Rebecca Hard, CEO of Sussan. The Sussan Group is the Australian women’s fashion retailer that owns retail brands Sportsgirl, Sussan and Suzanne Grae. Jessica Perrin, one of the co-founders of Not My Style, a UK-based ethical shopping app that “tells you how much your favourite fashion brands share about how they treat the women and men who make our clothes.” The app launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Music is by Montaigne  Enjoying the show? Clare would love to hear from you - get in touch here www.clarepress.com Please consider leaving a review in iTunes. It helps other people find us! 

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  • #69: The Cultural Significance of Fashion, Featuring the Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the FIT, Dr. Valerie Steele

    · 00:15:45 · The IVY Podcast

    Fashion, like any other artform, is constantly changing and evolving with the times. A reflection of society’s defining spirit or mood at any given moment, fashion provides a unique window through which to grasp larger cultural, political, and ideological forces at play in the world. Dr. Valerie Steele, the Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, has been an instrumental figure in creating and giving shape to our modern understanding of the cultural significance of fashion. In her two-decade career at The Museum at FIT, Dr. Steele has personally organized more than 20 exhibitions and authored or co-authored more than 20 books on the topic. Dr. Steele joined The IVY Podcast to talk about how the business of fashion is changing as the millennial generation grows into the industry’s target consumers, as well as the intersection and fashion and technology. If your wardrobe needs some further inspiration, Dr. Steele's got tips for how to develop your personal style.

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  • Conscious Chatter's Kestrel Jenkins, Curiosity Counts

    · WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

    The ethical fashion movement is gathering momentum! Not so long ago sustainable, ethical, eco-fashion (whatever you want to call it) was a too easily dismissed as some way-out, niche concern. Something kooky, and very possibly hairy and hemp-y, that belonged on the lunatic fringe. Well, NO LONGER. Obvs. Today sustainability is a buzz word. Everyone wants a piece of the activism action. We're in the middle of a Fashion Revolution, where the coolest, smartest most creative fashion fans are starting to ask more questions about who made their clothes, where how and from what. Fabulous fashion podcaster Kestrel Jenkins is a pioneer in this space. She's been asking these questions since she was in college (she studied global studies and international journalism), became fascinated by fair trade, then went to intern at People Tree in London. Back in the her native USA she spent time in New York working for Ecouterre. In 2016, she launched Conscious Chatter, "a podcast where what we wear matters". Since then she's produced over 75 shows, telling stories about textiles, design, supply chains and the social and eco impacts of fashion, both fast and slow. She's interviewed everyone from True Cost filmmaker Andrew Morgan to some of the serious boss people at Patagonia  (and Clare Press!). Oh, and she's delightul. “I always have wanted to learn the stories behind things,” says Kestrel. Her favourite word? "Curious." In this Episode Clare and Kestrel discuss the power of the podcast as a medium, who we think is listening and why, and how we keep them tuned in. We share our perspectives on ethical and sustainable fashion, discuss how the conversation has changed since we both first joined it, and where we see it heading. "For all you changemakers out there" (that's a Kestrel catchphrase), it’s really a treat to hear how Kestrel built her world, and what makes her tick.

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  • 27. Pregnancy Chic: Interview with Chanjuan Chen & Kendra Lapolla

    · Unravel A Fashion Podcast

    This episode is part of our 2017 Costume Society of America Series.Joy and Dana interview professors Chanjuan Chen and Kendra Lapolla about their presentation "Pregnancy Chic: Fast Fashion Influences on Consumer Acquisition and Disposal of Maternity Wear."Chanjuan Chen is a fashion designer and an Assistant Professor in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University. http://www.chanjuanchen.com/Kendra Lapolla is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Kent State University. https://www.kent.edu/fashion/kendra-lapollaCostume Society of America: http://costumesocietyamerica.com/Visit us below for images and fashion:www.unravelpodcast.comInstagram: @unravelpodcastTwitter: @unravelpodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/unravelpodcast/Pinterest: unravel: a fashion podcast www.pinterest.com/afashionpodcast/GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/csaunravel2017

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  • EP.8 - Antonia O'Brien

    · Letters To My Fanny - The Podcast

    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.

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

    · My Big Idea

    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.

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

    · The Style Success Podcast

    Thank you to our amazing sponsor Club W! The most revolutionary new wine club around.  Head over to www.clubw.com/stylesuccess to receive $20 off your first order PLUS if you purchase 4 or more bottles Club W is paying for shipping for you! 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!   Come join the style conversation in The Style Success Society, bit.ly/stylesuccesssociety where you can also pick up your FREE copy of the Image Success Outfit Formula guide. Find out more about Mallory at www.mallorysills.com  Apply for your complimentary consultation at bit.ly/stylechatwithmal Sign up for the Virtual Closet Membership at bit.ly/virtualclosetmember

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  • Fashion Designers: Anya Ayoung Chee and Christina Economou

    · The Conversation

    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)

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

    · Low Tox Life

    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.

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