In this blog post we are looking at podcasts about the fashion industry! This list encompasses a little bit of everything similarly to our book blog post. We know not everyone is a bookworm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about fashion. Take a minute to check out these podcasts and let us know your opinions!
Podcasts about Fashion History…
“Unravel podcast was started by fashion scholar Jasmine Helm and textile conservator Dana Goodin in 2015 as a means to fill a gap in the canon and lexicon of fashion. We want to educate the public about the importance of fashion in history and daily life, inspire conversation and discussion within our digital platforms. With these concepts in mind Helm and Goodin brought on fashion and history scholar Joy Davis. Unravel continues create more accessible content for listeners and readers. Our goal is to: 1) Collaborate with experts, in their field, to expand the conversation, 2) Speak beyond the canon of traditional fashion media and history, 3) Be on the “frontline” of solidifying fashion history as a serious subject to study and learn. Our purpose is to be a conduit for understanding fashion and its place in the world in the past as well as the present.”
Each new episode comes out on Mondays. Available to listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
“Hosted by Rebecca Arnold, the highly respected fashion history lecturer at London’s Courtauld Institute, and Beatrice Behlen, the fashion and decorative arts curator of the Museum of London, Bande à Part might at first glance seem forbiddingly highbrow. Whether they’re diving into the annals of fashion history, devoting an episode to the fashion photographers whose worlds they would most like to inhabit, or discussing the new Savage x Fenty show, Arnold and Behlen wear their erudition lightly, but their knowledge and experience always shine through.”
Each new episode comes out on Sundays. Available on Apple Podcast
Podcasts that discuss critical issues within the fashion industry…
Recho Omondi hosts the Cutting Room Floor and interviews iconic figures within the fashion world. They touch on topics such as environmental destruction and systemic racism within the fashion industry.
Each new episode comes out on Wednesdays. Available on most podcast platforms.
“Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press is the world’s leading sustainable fashion podcast. Launched in 2017, it its based on Clare’s book of the same name, and has grown into an education and inspiration hub shared as a resource by some of the top fashion schools internationally.”
Each new episode comes out on Friday. Available on their website https://thewardrobecrisis.com/about-clare
The BoF Podcast: BUSINESS OF FASHION
“Business of Fashion is a global resource for the fashion industry. The podcast is led by the founder and CEO, Imran Ahmed, who discusses with experts (designers, creatives, and business people) the wider impact of the industry. There are episodes on how to start a fashion business, inside the future of the red carpet, and recently a special episode with editor-at-large Tim Blanks talking to hairstylist Sam McKnight on the current impact of the coronavirus and why fashion is the “eternal optimist” – a welcome break from the current upsetting news.”
New episodes occur every three days. Available on the Business of Fashion website and Apple Podcast
Podcasts focused on a particular brand…
“Each episode of the series features the voices who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele and an insight into the eclectic narrative, inspiration and vision of the Florentine fashion House founded in 1921.”
New episodes occur 2-3 times a month. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Sound Cloud
“Step inside the contemporary Dior mind with ‘Dior Talks’, a series of podcasts aimed at bringing together both the people who directly shape the creative direction of the House and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual impact influence its narrative.
The sixth series, ‘Feminism’, focuses on the women who have inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri, both professionally and personally, and who have been involved in the bold collaborations with the House that the Creative Director of Women’s collections has orchestrated and championed since her arrival in 2016. These podcasts provide a stimulating outlet for the voices of these influential and empowered figures, who talk openly and honestly about their lives, their motivations, the challenges they’ve overcome and their hopes for the future.
The series is hosted by Justine Picardie, the London-based journalist and biographer.”
New episodes 2-3 times a month. Available on https://podcasts.dior.com/, Spotify, Apple Podcast, and TuneIn.
“Following the success of their 2017 four-part fashion podcast Métier Class: 3.55, which included the last ever interview with Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel Connects is a brand new offering. Inspired by Coco Chanel’s forward-thinking mentality, this cultural podcast brings together prominent names from across film, art, music and fashion to talk about how the creative industries can best navigate these unpredictable times. The eight episodes, with guests including British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, actress Tilda Swinton and Met Museum curator Andrew Bolton, each tackle a different industry question and, while rooted in the chaos of Covid, offer exciting and optimistic ideas of how cultural institutions can adapt.”
Currently only 8 episodes. Available on https://www.chanel.com/us/fashion/podcasts/3-55/ and Apple Podcasts.
*Each podcast description comes from their respective websites*
Tell us what fashion podcast you think should be added to the list!
Written by: Kayla Nelson