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16 March 2021

Episode 492

30 minutes


Photo: Julien Lienard

From footwear to jackets, we explore the trends that are leading the way when it comes to style. Plus: the latest design news from Tokyo.

16 March 2021

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Chapter 1

8 minutes


Photo: Julien Lienard; Stool: Courtesy of Galerie Utopie, Paris

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Chapter 1

John Lobb

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John Lobb has been producing some of the world’s finest footwear since 1866. We speak to its CEO Philippe Gonzalez to find out more about how the bespoke footwear designers continue to be a success after almost 175 years in the business.

8 minutes

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Chapter 2

4 minutes


Photo: Courtesy of V-Zug

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Chapter 2

V-Zug

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We explore how V-Zug’s latest Excellence line of appliances combines high performance with a minimal and typically Swiss aesthetic.

4 minutes

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Chapter 3

9 minutes


Photo: Courtesy of Casely-Hayford

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Chapter 3

Future of the jacket

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Can less be more? Jamie Waters sits down to discuss how unstructured jackets may take the post-pandemic tailoring world by storm.

9 minutes

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Chapter 4

9 minutes


Photo: Pixabay

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Chapter 4

Design news dispatch: Tokyo

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Monocle’s Fiona Wilson brings us the design stories making the headlines in Tokyo.

9 minutes

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