Latest podcasts on Fashion

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11 Sep 2017
5 min

The Briefing - Is fashion out of touch?: 

New York Fashion Week kicks off with a sexy show from Tom Ford – but do the 1990s-inspired designs feel too disconnected?

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9 Jul 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘McQueen’: 

Robert Bound is with the film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey to discuss the legacy of celebrated fashion designer Alexander McQueen as depicted in a new film ‘McQueen’, and to work out what makes a great fashion documentary.

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3 Jul 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Fashion forward: 

We sit down with the Tokyo-based company designing suits for blue-collar workers and visit an exhibition at London’s V&A exploring how fashion and sustainability can go hand in hand. Plus: what do we really know about enigmatic fashion designer Charles James?

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19 May 2018
30 min

The Stack - Fashion: 

We speak to fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, meet the team behind magazine ‘Scandinavian Man’ and review the print press at Cannes.

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27 Feb 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Slow retail : 

In a world of fast fashion, Venetian brand Slowear’s CEO speaks out on the importance of taking one’s time. Plus: Monocle’s Jamie Waters on Milan and Paris’s respective fashion weeks and highlights from Madrid’s inaugural Design Festival.

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16 Jan 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - What to wear in 2018: 

We’re flying our fashion flag at two of Europe’s leading menswear events: Florence’s Pitti Uomo and Paris Fashion Week Men’s. Plus: ingenious industrial designs at Köln’s interiors fair.

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4 Oct 2017
30 min

The Cinema Show - Stepping out: 

Step onto the catwalk with some of film’s finest creations in this fashion special. We assess a new documentary profiling shoemaker extraordinaire Manolo Blahnik and touch down in Milan for the city’s Fashion Film Festival. Plus: a recap of the Helsinki International Film Festival.

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19 Sep 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - Fair play: 

As London Design Festival gets underway, designer Jasper Morrison joins Josh Fehnert to talk about the threads linking fashion and industrial design. Plus: we wrap our series with finds from Maison et Objet in Paris.

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12 Sep 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - Home truths: Maison et Objet: 

A special report from the halls of this biannual design fair in Paris. We hear from managing director Philippe Brocart and pick out some fine finds from Begg & Co, Marimekko and Kristina Dam.

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4 Jul 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - New Austrian fashion: 

Ditch the dirndls and leave out the lederhosen, there’s a fresh crop of fashion designers in the Austrian capital who are taking the nation’s wardrobe in new directions. Alexei Korolyov cuts a dash around town to investigate the city’s sartorial success.

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28 Jun 2018
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: How trainers became high fashion: 

The soles of sneakers have been elevated from scuffing gym floors to strutting the fashion runways of Milan, Paris and New York. But when and how did the lowly trainer become high fashion? Stockholm shoemaker CQP tells us more.

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8 Dec 2017
8 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 76: Albam: 

Alastair Rae and James Shaw founded independent menswear label Albam in 2006. The brand, which focuses on utilitarian and versatile design combined with a high-quality craftsmanship, quickly found its niche between the high street and high fashion. In this episode, Alastair Rae reflects on the brand 11 years on.

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7 Dec 2017
5 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 70: Vans: the chequered history of a footwear giant: 

We take a closer look at how Vans rose from California’s 1960s skate scene to become one of the world’s most recognised sportswear brands.

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29 Sep 2017
9 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 67: Maria Falbo: 

Maria Falbo tells the story of her “Made in Europe” lifestyle and leisurewear brand Copson London, inspired by skating and sun-kissed summers.

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18 Aug 2017
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 61: Zoe Partridge: 

Zoe Partridge is the founder of Wear The Walk, a new London start-up that allows users to rent curated pieces of fashion from an online library. Unlike its competitors it shuns big brands to feature only new and emerging designers. Partridge tells us about the future of sustainable fashion.

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10 Aug 2017
5 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 53: How did a flip-flop become a Brazilian icon?: 

As Brazil weathers turbulent economic times, footwear brand Havaianas stands out as a homegrown success story. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a closer look at the designers of the world’s most ubiquitous flip-flop.

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29 Jun 2017
5 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 47: How did the T-shirt become an American icon?: 

We trace the evolution of the American T-shirt from humble undergarment to ubiquitous wardrobe staple.

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1 Jun 2017
4 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 43: What works about the workers’ jacket?: 

The utilitarian and ubiquitous blue-hued French worker’s jacket – or ‘bleu de travail’ – is enjoying a sustained revival after years of obscurity. But will its popularity continue after the world has reached peak workwear?

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