The Urbanist

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3 September 2015

Episode 203

27 minutes


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We discover how fashion is weaved into the fabric of our cities, from the way New Delhi promotes ethics within the industry to how Paris is benefitting from its fashion capital status. Listen in as we head to Vancouver, home to the world’s only Eco Fashion Week. We also find out if you can identify a city by what people wear.

3 September 2015

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Couture city

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Every year the French capital buzzes with the excitement and energy of Paris Fashion Week. It has played an integral role in shaping fashion in France and has helped turn Paris into more than the fashion capital but a brand in its own right.

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Ethical fashion in New Delhi

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It’s been two years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, throwing light on the unscrupulous practices of the global garment industry. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about how to introduce ethical practices. And while there are still question marks over standards in Bangladesh, New Delhi in India seems to have worked out precisely what to do.

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City style

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In London, many can identify the so called "London style" but very few can actually define it. There are many ways to define a city and fashion can work as a powerful weapon to promote it on a completely different level. So, how do you apply the city’s cultural melting pot to fashion? We find out.

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Chapter 4

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Vancouver: EcoFashion Week

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Vancouver’s EcoFashion Week is all about reflecting a young vibrant city that has an eye on the forest that surrounds it while lusting after fashion-forward yet comfortable style. We catch up with the event founder, Myriam Laroche.

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