Podcasts that take fashion in a serious way.
Podcasts have gone from being a hot news to becoming something everyone has long since started with. Many people who sit on a random bus probably listen to some podcast. No matter what topic you are interested in, the chances are high that there is one for your interests.
Fashion profiles, fashion houses, magazines, and brands have also seen their share of the podcast wave. For many of them, it is a strategic PR move as part of storytelling in branding, a way to share values and connect with celebrities they want to be associated with.
Chanel has also understood the point of the podcast.
In mid-January, it became known that they were also launching their own.
Chanel Connects gives meaningful celebrities the opportunity to reflect on zeitgeist and where culture is heading.
In the first episodes, you hear conversations with Pharrell Williams, Keira Knightley, and Tilda Swinton. Hear it here.
Of course, there are plenty of podcasts in fashion already. Here we have gathered a couple that are worth listening to.
The business of Fashion podcast
Started by Imrad Amed in 2007, Business of Fashion is now perhaps considered the most credible website in terms of fashion business. In 2017, they launched their own podcast where they interview important people in the industry, discuss relevant topics, and take the temperature on trends. Hear it here.
Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes
Suzy Menkes is one of the fashion world's most respected writers and critics. For 25 years, she was a fixture at the forefront of all fashion shows while writing for the International Herald Tribune. In 2014, she was hired as a critic and journalist for Vogue, and she is today the international editor of all fashion ink magazines. In the podcast, she interviews some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Dior top Maria Grazia Chiuri, IT designer Marine Serre and supermodel Natalia Vodianova. Hear it here.
Fashion: No Filter
To outsiders, the fashion industry may seem mysterious, glamorous and fantastic. In this podcast, the popular influencer Camille Charriere, together with journalist Monica Ainley, chooses to invite people behind the rug. Here you get honest interviews with personalities like Pernille Teisbæk and Bryanboy, big statements like "streetstyle is dead," insight into the circular economy in the fashion industry, and important conversations in connection with the Black Lives Matter movement. Hear it here.
In this podcast by Susanne Ljung, they go in depth on everything you have already heard about and want to know more about, and what you have never heard of but which seems very interesting. Here they link economics, psychology, and society into fashion and style. Recent episodes include "Sex and Decadence in Los Angeles in the 1970s," "The First Black Supermodel - Donyale Luna," and "Inherited, Lost and Encouraged - Four Stories of Jewelry." Hear it here.