Not everyone has the time to sit down and read fashion news. People have things to do! But with the digital era has come a simple solution: podcasts. Their flexible nature allows one to transform any time of the day into a personal information session. And there are so many options!
Therefore, here are the 20 fashion talks and podcasts you should be listening to right now.
Fun, News, and Gossip
Hosted by GQ editors Rachel Tashhian, Samuel Hine, and Noah Johnson, Corporate Lunch offers hot takes on everything fashion-related. This podcast takes an inside look into the fashion industry, peppered with some much-needed objectivity. Acclaimed stylist George Cortina and singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers are some of its many alluring guests. Corporate Lunch is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PlayerFM, and others.
Fashion Victims Podcast
Fashion critic Luke Meagher and historian Darnell Jamal join forces in this cheeky masterpiece that covers both news and gossip. With sharp tongues and a sense of humor, these co-hosts are guaranteed to keep you informed and amused. The Fashion Victims Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, as well as Spotify.
Starting as a viral Instagram account, Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni’s brand expanded into a podcast and shop. Though originally concerned with a fashion analysis of Sex and the City, the scope of Every Outfit’s podcast has grown with time. It covers fashion and fashion-adjacent news, bringing an array of different topics to the table. Hilarious and eloquent, this podcast is for the mentally keen who like to laugh out loud. Every Outfit, The Podcast is available on Spotify and BuzzSprout.
Creating A Better Future
Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, this podcast aims to expose and deconstruct the oppressive systems that sustain the current fashion space. Indeed, through conversations about sustainability, gender, and exploitation, the host raises awareness about the impact of what we wear. Conscious Chatter thus makes an active effort to push for change. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and its own website.
The Wardrobe Crisis
Clare Press, Vogue Australia’s very first sustainability editor, launched the world’s leading sustainable fashion podcast in 2017. This podcast takes on a dual role: exposing the environmental impact of the fashion industry and exploring innovative solutions. It’s hence perfect for those looking to educate themselves without worsening their climate change-induced anxiety. The Wardrobe Crisis is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and its own website.
Wear Webinar Series
Fashion Takes Action is a Canadian non-profit organization aiming to push the fashion system towards a more sustainable model. Focusing on research and education, the organization launched its World Ethical Apparel Roundtable webinar series in 2014. Moreover, in these talks, experts and academics discuss different concepts and ideas that would help the industry become more sustainable. Recordings of each information session are available on WEAR’s website.
A Peek Behind The Scenes
Creative Conversations With Suzy Menkes
Editor of Vogue International Suzy Menkes leads Creative Conversations. A series of interviews with fashion creatives and entrepreneurs is a unique opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders. Amongst its previous guests are Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia, Diane Vön Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Hermès’ Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, and many others. Creative Conversations is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and others.
A Different Tweed
Bronwyn Cosgrave, journalist, film producer, and curator, leads a series of in-depth interviews which make up A Different Tweed. Through an international lens and informed storytelling, the podcast explores the creative process behind fashion. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify.
The Business of Fashion Podcast
Business of Fashion is one of the leading and most reliable publications of the fashion industry. It’s thus no wonder that their podcast would appear in a fashion talks and podcasts list. With the help of experts, founder, and CEO Imran Ahmed leads the listener into a wide variety of topics. Plus, subject matters go from effective ways to start a business to sustainability and the future of fashion. The Business of Fashion Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
For The Entrepreneur
The Future of Fashion Business
If you are looking for advice to start your own brand, this is the podcast for you. Esteban Julian, who went from working in clothing stores to starting his own company, hosts it. Therefore, with the assistance of experienced entrepreneurs, through in-depth advice, he hopes to help aspiring fashion entrepreneurs craft their own businesses. The podcast The Future of Fashion Business is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and its own website.
The Future of Fashion by Vogue Business
This podcast focuses on the ways in which industry players constantly adjust to the world’s eternal evolution. In other words, it gives special attention to the effects of the pandemic, through interviews, the podcast explores how those in charge are adapting. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, it offers a peek into what the industry might look like in the future.
Though technically within the BoF Podcast, this six-part series is so interesting that we had to mention it separately. It gathers 22 experts to investigate the ongoing transformation of the luxury industry. How is the definition of luxury changing? Who is today’s luxury customer? And how will technological innovations change it all? Transforming Luxury answers this and more questions, including the pressing need for a more sustainable model. It is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
In Vogue: The 2000s
In Vogue started with a comprehensive, analytical retrospective of the fashion of the 1990s. This series is still available online. But with the rise of the y2k aesthetic, it was inevitable that Vogue’s next series would focus on the 2000s. In Vogue: The 2000s offers an in-depth look at the people and trends that made this time so iconic. Plus, a fashion talks and podcasts list wouldn’t be complete without a Vogue series. In Vogue is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Dressed: The History Of Fashion
Arguably the most popular of fashion talks and podcasts, this iHeartRadio series is perfect for those looking to expand their fashion knowledge. Dressed offers an exhaustive overview of key moments in fashion history. It includes explorations of traditional ways of dressing, as well as inspections of the history behind particular pieces. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.
Messages From Brands
Dior Talks offers an exclusive look into the House’s mind. The podcast brings together those who directly influence the brand’s creative decisions and those who impact it only indirectly. It’s indeed a way of understanding the inspiration behind Dior’s collections, as well as the world around us. The sixth series focuses on ‘Feminism’, as its title suggests, for Maria Grazia’s work is directly linked to such ideology. Dior Talks is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Dior website.
Chanel Connects brings together creative talents from all realms to ponder upon what the future holds for culture. It plays on the House’s history of innovation and pioneering, of constantly being one step ahead. In addition, artists like Tilda Swinton and Pharrel Williams reflect on their own experiences to craft an image of the arts’ future. Chanel Connects is available on the Chanel website.
The Beauty Brains
Though not exactly one amongst all the fashion talks and podcasts, this series is so good we needed to add it. The Beauty Brains works with scientists and experts to answer its audiences’ questions regarding beauty tips and products. A podcast unlike any other, it is available on its own website.
Life of A Fashion Student
This one is for the students. In her podcast, Kirtina Ang walks the audience through what it is like trying to make it in the industry. In other words, she gives intimate career and networking advice and warns against the many dangers of the fashion world. Life of A Fashion Student is available on Spotify.
Through a series of interviews with different pro-second-hand game-changers, the Pre-Loved Podcast aims to explore the world of thrifted fashion. Whether it gives advice or tackles issues like that of plus-size secondhand clothing, its podcast advocates for a better future. This podcast is available on Spotify.
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