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8 Fashion Podcasts To Listen To Now

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Looking for new fashion podcasts to tune into? Here we highlight our favourites, from Chanel’s series on the future of fashion to a BBC podcast exploring sustainability in the industry.

In Conversation, A MATCHESFASHION Podcast

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A new podcast series from Matchesfashion.com explores the relationship between art and fashion. Running monthly as part of the brand’s Art Matches Fashion franchise, each episode will see a designer chat to an artist they admire. First up is artist Laurie Simmons alongside Uruguayan designer Gabriela Hearst.

Listen from 25 August

Chanel Connects

 

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How can we move forward in today’s turbulent world? This question lies at the heart of a podcast from Chanel, which explores what the future looks like for the arts, culture and fashion industries in the wake of the pandemic. Guests include A-list actresses Tilda Swinton and Keira Knightley, dancers Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo, designer Es Devlin and filmmaker Lulu Wang, with conversations covering topics such as changing technology and the evolving culture of celebrity.

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Fashion Fix

 

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This BBC podcast looks at the increasingly prescient issue of sustainability in fashion. Host and model Charli Howard meets the trailblazers on a mission to change the industry, such as the founder of eco-friendly activewear brand TALA Grace Beverley, vegan fashion champion Evanna Lynch and sustainable costume designer Sinéad Kidao. She also talks to fellow model and Extinction Rebellion campaigner Daisy Lowe, hears about life in a garment factory in Bangladesh, and explores the body positivity movement.

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The Business of Fashion Podcast

 

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Known for being one of the most reliable sources for fashion news, The Business of Fashion tackles the big issues facing the industry today. Its podcast is hosted by CEO Imran Ahmed, featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in fashion including Stella McCartney, Paul Smith and Kim Jones, the artistic director of Dior Men. Expect in-depth conversations, covering topics like racial inequality, mixing politics and fashion, and the rise and fall of Topshop.

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Fashion No Filter

 

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Journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley give a behind the scenes look at how the fashion industry operates in their podcast Fashion No Filter. Each episode looks at a subject inherent to the fashion industry – whether that’s circular economy, Danish style or individuality in the era of social media. Previous guests have included model Arizona Muse, influencers Pernille Teisbaek and Bryan Boy, and French designer Alexandre de Betak.

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What Were You Thinking?

 

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A kind of Desert Island Discs for the fashion world, this podcast sees an array of celebrity guests telling designer Henry Holland their life stories through their wardrobes. Paul Smith reminisces on his first ever collection at Fashion Week, Pixie Geldof discusses growing up in the public eye and Alexa Chung reflects on her Glastonbury outfits, with funny anecdotes and moving stories featuring in every episode. The podcast was launched in partnership with resale platform Vestaire Collective, highlighting the idea that clothes tell stories – hence encouraging us to cherish our pre-existing pieces.

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Dressed: The History of Fashion

 

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‘With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed,’ it says, in the introduction of Dressed: The History of Fashion. This podcast looks at the social and cultural history of the clothes we wear, from the pin-back button to fashion’s love affair with the rose symbol. Bridgerton fans, don’t miss the ‘Bridgerton or Bust’ episode from earlier this year, which takes a deep dive into the costumes from the wildly popular Netflix show.

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A Different Tweed

 

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The fashion world’s equivalent to Inside The Actors Studio, interview podcast series A Different Tweed looks at the actual craft of creating clothing. Host Bronwyn Cosgrave hears from leading professionals from all over the world, including 14-time Emmy nominated costume designer Lou Eyerich, founder of Paris-based label Koché Christelle Kocher and jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas.

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