The fashion podcasts your AirPods will gladly play on repeat...
For the general audience podcasts are an easy (and usually free) way to stay entertained... For fashion enthusiasts however they are the best way to stay on track with all the industry news, shake-ups and history.
In 2017, Chanel debuted its "3.55" podcast, followed by Gucci, Coach and Dior. Numerous fashion experts, designers, models and personalities who drive the fashion agenda, such as Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford and many more, are offering the listener an enthralling glimpse inside the world of fashion. In the landscape of digital media, fashion podcasts are the modern expansion of a luxury brands’ legacy.
Here is our list of the 5 fashion podcasts worthy of a fashion editor:
In episode 4 of this Vogue series (our personal favourite) you can hear Karl Lagerfeld discussing his vision about reinventing Chanel’s history into the new globally connected world. His larger than life persona was successfully constructed under the principle that the knowledge of the past is equivalent to the knowledge of the future. Bearing that in mind, the 'In VOGUE: The 1990s' podcast, presented by Anna Wintour and hosted by international editor at large Hamish Bowles, provides its audience with the top stories and trends that shaped the fashion history and continue to shape our world today.
Business of Fashion is an essential fashion resource for creatives, executives and entrepreneurs around the globe. In this podcast, led by BoF’s founder and CEO, Imran Ahmed, you will find yourself submerged into a series of episodes, where fashion experts and designers discuss the hottest industry topics. From Moncler’s ‘Genious’ strategy and Michael Kors’ decision to leave fashion week to Dries Van Noten’s advice on “Opening a store during a Pandemic” and how to build an empire, by the queen herself, Diane von Fustenberg, this podcast will save you a seat among the industry’s creative voices.
Fact number one: “With over seven billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed,” as stated on the podcast’s introduction.
Fact number two: Dressed is the ideal starting point for those who are keen on reinforcing their fashion knowledge. Exploring both social and cultural histories of clothing, this podcast introduces to the audience a series of key moments that shaped today’s notion of style.
4. Gucci Podcast
Mastering the art of podcasting since 2018, Gucci’s audio series allow the listener to get carried away by the vision and the inspiration that form the Italian House’s alluring narrative. On the first episode we found ourselves wandering through Gucci’s Garden, while by simply continuing our hearing journey, we can get a taste of Gucci’s Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence. Thereafter, each episode features the voices who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele, whilst testifying the insights behind #GucciGig project, #GucciiBeautyNetwork and #GucciOffTheGrind campaign. The Gucci Podcast channel is recorded to mediate our senses into Gucci’s creative reality. As Alessandro Michele has previously stated “Fashion is always another reality”.
When it comes to shaping the global fashion industry, Suzy Menkes is hands down, one of fashion’s most informed and respected voices. On this series of audio episodes, you can join Suzy’s conversation with the fashion industry’s most influential designers, thinkers, and executives. Tail after Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminine voice at Dior, Olivier Rousteing’s and his “Balmain Army” fight for diversity and inclusivity enhanced by the power of social media, Marine Serre’s fashion “prophecies” and Wes Gordon’s -the creative director of Carolina Herrera- in-depth interview about power dressing Kamala Harris on her historic evening.