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Fash-ON Fash-OFF

An indispensable podcast of fashion, style and ideas from i-D. All the latest trends, chit-chat and surprises galore. Every Thursday, direct from London. Don't be scared of it because it's cool.

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the rise of virgil abloh

As Virgil prepares to present his debut collection as artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s, we hear from some of the 39-year-old designer’s closest friends and collaborators. We speak to his old college dormmate, restauranter Gabriel Stulman. We hear from Oana Stanescu, the architect behind the designer’s OFF-White stores. And we chat to Benji B, the British DJ and producer in charge of the debut show’s soundtrack. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also joined by the one and only Naomi Campbell – the iconic model and friend of the designer, who discusses what Virgil’s appointment means for luxury fashion and the wider industry as a whole. Hosted by i-D Arts and Culture Editor, Matthew Whitehouse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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the biggest fashion moments of 2018

For our last show of the year, we look back at some of the biggest fashion moments of 2018. We revisit some highlights from the last 12 months of chit-chat. We round up a year that saw Virgil at Vuitton, Kim at Dior and dinky sunglasses on Instagram. And we figure out what it all means in a year in which fashion, often, meant everything but the clothes. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse hosts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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what’s it *really* like to study fashion?

As a new wave of students enrol and apply to fashion college, we team up with 1 Granary – a magazine and website run by the under and postgrads of London’s Central Saint Martins – to find out what makes a good fashion student. We take advice on completing your portfolio and getting an internship. And we gain a better understanding of how to make it in one of the toughest industries to crack, from the students who know it best. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse hosts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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new york spring/summer 19: everything you need to know

We talk all things New York fashion week. We give our opinion the shows – the who, the what, the where, the wow. And with many of the biggest designers choosing to show in Paris, we discuss where the future of New York lies. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter and i-D Editorial Director, US Jack Sunnucks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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making the everyday extraordinary

In a special live podcast, recorded at Google Pixel 3’s Curiosity Rooms, five of the UK’s most inventive designers – Claire Barrow, Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt of Art School, and James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks of Rottingdean Bazaar – join i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse for a unique recording of Fash-ON Fash-OFF. Discussing how they use everyday objects and surroundings as the inspiration for their work, they explore how extraordinary things are happening all around us -- even if we don’t always see them.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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how to become a photographer with campbell addy

We first spotted British-Ghanaian photographer Campbell Addy when he was still a student at Central Saint Martins. A few short years later and he’s shooting his first i-D cover, snapping the enigmatic face of model of the moment Adut Akech for our Balenciaga cover story. Not only is Campbell one of London’s rising stars, he’s also the publisher of Nii Journal and the founder of Nii Agency, a culture magazine and modelling agency respectively, and he’s one of fashion’s nicest guys! With i-D’s new Earthwise issue hitting the stands, i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse meets Campbell and gets his advice on how to make it as a photographer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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london autumn/winter 19: day one

For the second episode of our new series, we broadcast live from London Fashion Week. We dissect the first day’s shows, and hear from the very mega Asai, Symonds Pearmain and Matty Bovan. And we find out what else was top of the pops for our discerning fashion critics i-D Deputy Editor Felix Petty, i-D Fashion Editor Max Clark and i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse hosts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

16 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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paris spring/summer 19: everything you need to know

We talk all things Paris. We discuss our favourite fashion moments of the week. We hear from MACHINE-A founder and buying director Stavros Karelis on his takeaways from the season. And we look back on the last month to give our thoughts on spring summer 19 as a whole. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter and i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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the genius of mcqueen

For the first episode of series 2, we’re celebrating Alexander McQueen. We’re joined by the directors of a new documentary on the late designer, Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. And we’re charting his rise from working-class boy from the east end to one of the most iconic artists of the century – before his shocking and premature death by suicide in 2010. Fash-On Fash-OFF is hosted by i-D Arts and Culture Editor, Matthew Whitehouse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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new york autumn/winter 19: everything you need to know

For our first episode of this series, we talk all things New York Fashion Week. We hear from our US Editorial Director Jack Sunnucks on the latest trends, collections and chit chat from the shows. And we introduce our first look at London Fashion Week – one that will see us broadcasting an episode a day live from the runway. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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the matrix, call me by your name and fashion on film

We’re talking all things film. We’ll be revisiting The Wachowskis 1999 classic The Matrix and seeing if we can discern its influence beyond last week’s discussion of tiny sunglasses. We’ll be discussing the probable impact of Call Me By Your Name on your summer wardrobe – a film that i-D has written about approximately 60,000 times since its release. And we’ll be hearing from costume designer Ruth Carter on her afrofuturist vision for recent Marvel movie Black Panther. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic and i-D Contributing Editor Douglas Greenwood.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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the rise and fall of the scumbro

We talk all things scumbro. We discuss the rise of the trend – one that has seen Justin Bieber, Jonah Hill and Pete Davidson heralded as style icons for dressing like teenage slackers. We figure out what it says about the world today and where it fits in the wider embrace of irony within fashion. And we consider whether the bubble has already burst, with the news that Justin Bieber has shaved his head (!). i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Deputy Editor Felix Petty and i-D Senior Editor Clem De Pressigny.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

8 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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small sunglasses, ugly trainers and the year's biggest trends

This week we’re taking a deep dive into some of the year’s biggest fashion trends. We’re going to figure out what the deal is with everyone wearing small sunglasses. We’ll have a go at deconstructing fashion’s love affair with the ugly trainer. And we’re going to get our heads around a fashion season in which the Dior saddle bag came back (again) and plastic bags became the latest must-have item. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Features Editor Tish Weinstock and i-D Contributing Editor Douglas Greenwood. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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will clothes be genderless in the future?

The gender binary is being shaken up! As new generations increasingly view gender and sexuality as unfixed, we meet model and activist Munroe Bergdorf to unravel why the future of fashion is non-binary. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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i-N conversation: paloma elsesser

In this special episode, i-D Fashion Director Alastair McKimm chats to model Paloma Elsesser – the Pat McGrath muse and Fenty Beauty ambassador who graced the cover of i-D’s Radical Issue earlier this year. Together they discuss Paloma’s career so far, as well as their thoughts and feelings on the state of the industry today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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london spring/summer 19: everything you need to know

Youth, energy, ideas; this London Fashion Week had it all. The Big Fashion Moment™ came this time via Riccardo Tisci and Burberry, but we still had the continuing rise of Matty Bovan, the expansive multicultural universe of Asai, and, of course, ten years of a certain Victoria Beckham to celebrate. Fash-ON Fash-OFF was there through it all, and this episode we bring you all the trends, surprises and fashion related chit-chat you need to feel like you were too. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter and i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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milan spring/summer 19: everything you need to know

We talk all things Milan. We discuss who provided the headline-grabbing moments. We hear from our man on the ground, i-D Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter. And we get all the chit-chat on the latest trends from spring/summer 19. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Deputy Editor Felix Petty and i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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the rise of gen z yellow

Yellow is everywhere. In this week’s episode we’re taking a deep dive into the year’s biggest colour trend – Gen Z Yellow. We’re going to figure out what it is and why we should all apparently care about it. We’ll be hearing from Art Hoe Collective – a New York based movement often credited as originators of the craze. And we’ll be debating where this leaves millennial pink – the once ubiquitous tone left cold and shamed in a forgotten corner of Instagram. i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Deputy Editor Felix Petty, i-D Features Editor Tish Weinstock and i-D Contributing Editor Douglas Greenwood.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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have reports of vetements’ death been greatly exaggerated?

In this week’s episode of Fash-ON Fash-OFF, we’re talking all things Vetements. We’ll be discussing the article that made the brand bluer than Walmart Yodel Boy. We’ll be attempting to figure out whether rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. And we’ll discussing what’s next for the label in this cut throat business that we call fashion. This week, i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter, i-D Junior Fashion Editor Bojana Kozarevic and i-D Contributing Editor Douglas Greenwood. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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how men’s and couture redefined luxury

This week, we discuss how the recent men’s and couture shows redefined the idea of luxury. We ask what’s changed and who’s leading the charge. We hear from fashion writer Osman Ahmed on his thoughts from couture. And we focus in on what John Galliano is doing with Maison Margiela’s “Art-Is-Anal” project – that’s his pronunciation not ours. Today, i-D Arts and Culture Editor Matthew Whitehouse is joined by i-D Deputy Editor Felix Petty, i-D Fashion Editor Max Clark and i-D Fashion Features Editor Steve Salter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #20