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The Business of Fashion Podcast

The Business of Fashion has gained a global following as an essential daily resource for fashion creatives, executives and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It is frequently described as “indispensable,” “required reading” and “an addiction.”

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Craig Green Says, ‘Fashion Can Come From Anywhere’

The designer speaks with BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks about his ongoing Moncler collaboration and his dream of designing a wardrobe classic. LONDON, United Kingdom — Known for his intricate seaming and detailed designs, Craig Green is currently hard at work on his Spring/Summer 2021 collection — which he is aiming to reveal in October. This time, however, it won’t be in a fashion show format. Rather, Green is exploring alternative ways of showcasing his collection that he feels are more appropriate to the times. “The way everything changed so suddenly shows you can’t really plan for anything,” Green told BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks. In the latest episode of The BoF Podcast, Green and Blanks reflect on the designer’s ongoing collaboration with Moncler, his love of problem-solving, and his dream of designing a wardrobe classic.Protection and functionality are the two words that come to Green’s mind when he thinks of Moncler, so it was crucial to incorporate them into the collections he continues to design for the heritage skiwear label. “The first collection we did with Moncler, I thought it would be interesting to think about the most obvious imagery that we associate with [the brand] like mountains and the outdoors,” the designer said. The initial partnership gave birth to many years of collaboration that most recently saw Green reimagining Moncler’s staple winter jackets into wearable art for Collection 5, which launched last December. “Fashion can come from anywhere and can come from anyone,” said Green. “You have an idea of what fashion as a career will be, and then you discover designers who are so uncompromising in what they do and so individual in their voice.” For Green, it is problem-solving that continues to draw him to fashion; the endless possibilities of constructing new shapes and silhouettes using a range of textiles and patterns. Green’s ultimate goal is to design a wardrobe classic, like a Burberry trench coat. But for Green, the staple is more likely to be a workwear jacket. “For a brand or designer to create one of those items is really an achievement,” said Green. “I have great respect for designers that own wardrobe classics.”Related Articles:Packaging the Body at Craig Green Craig Green Talks Creative EvolutionWatch and listen to more #BoFLIVE conversations here. To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

52mins

17 Sep 2020

Rank #1

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A-Cold-Wall Plots Next Chapter in Milan | Inside Fashion

Samuel Ross sat down with Tim Blanks to discuss preparing his luxury streetwear brand for its next stage of growth, as he’s sharpening and humanizing his approach. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

1hr 10mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Inside Gucci's Explosive Growth Strategy | Inside Fashion

This week on Inside Fashion, Gucci chief Marco Bizzarri discusses his career path to Gucci’s helm, how he jumpstarted the company’s stellar success, and his approach to building a fashion business in today’s fraught, hyper-connected world. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

48mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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Gwyneth Paltrow on Her Goop Journey | Inside Fashion

This week on BoF’s Inside Fashion podcast, Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Imran Amed about Goop’s rise from an email newsletter to a wellness empire worth $250 million. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

34mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Sandy Liang Takes Risks | Inside Fashion

The New-York based designer discusses the highs and lows of launching a label straight out of fashion school with BoF's Lauren Sherman. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

39mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Creativity in the Digital Age (John Galliano and Tim Blanks) | BoF VOICES

Master Haute Couturier John Galliano joined BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks on the #BoFVOICES 2016 stage, to discuss 'Creativity in the Digital Age.' To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

37mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Everlane’s Michael Preysman on 'Balancing Time, Customer and Product' | Drive Season 2

Michael Preysman shares his experience of building Everlane from the ground up and putting sustainability and something he calls 'radical transparency' at the centre of his business model and operations. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

37mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Inside Stitch Fix, Everlane and Beautycon’s California-Based Businesses | Inside Fashion

Three of the most followed founders and entrepreneurs in fashion and beauty — Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake, Everlane’s Michael Preysman and Beautycon’s Moj Mahdara — discuss their California-based businesses. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

34mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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A Fashion Month Unlike Any Other | Inside Fashion

As wildfires swept across Australia and the coronavirus spread across the globe, Imran Amed and Tim Blanks reflect on how the world’s uncertainties have informed the Autumn/Winter 2020 season. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

54mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Matthew Williams on His Journey to Founding Alyx | Inside Fashion

This week, Matthew Williams talks to Imran Amed about working with creative talent in music, art and fashion before launching his luxury streetwear brand Alyx. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com. This episode of Inside Fashion is brought to you by Klarna.

44mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Lily Cole on Why the Fashion System Needs Reform Now

The model and activist speaks with BoF Founder and Editor-in-Chief Imran Amed about the lessons she learnt while writing her new book Who Cares Wins.  LONDON, United Kingdom — Lily Cole was once on the side of every bus, fronting the industry’s biggest fashion campaigns. But the more time Cole spent in the industry, the more she became aware of widespread problems and structural inequalities that prop up its glamorous facade. She cut back on modelling jobs and instead prioritised working on improving the fashion system from within.In the latest episode of the BoF Podcast, Lily Cole speaks with BoF Founder and Editor-in-Chief Imran Amed about the lessons she learned while writing her new book Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World, published by Penguin, a call to action that emphasises the importance of optimism and collaboration in times of uncertainty.The fashion industry must grapple with the role consumer culture plays in upholding social, environmental and ethical problems. “There is a practical need for new stuff that we don’t want to shut down entirely, so while we’re making it in a better way,” said Cole. “Equally, can we think of new business models that don’t require people to buy new things to make them economically sustainable?” These may include more transparent supply chains or adopting a circular business model. The very way progress is measured must also be reconsidered. Economic growth must be replaced by alternative metrics like happiness, health and environmental wellbeing. “It’s about quality rather than quantity… about loving material things more,” Cole told Amed. “The more you love something the more you respect it.” For consumers, buying fewer products of higher value is less wasteful and also places more emphasis on the artisanal craftsmanship of each garment. Cole is optimistic about the future generation of consumers who put more emphasis on sustainability. When the scandal broke that Boohoo paid workers less than minimum wage for example, the ultra fast fashion e-tailer’s share price plummeted. This, Cole said, indicates that the market expects consumers to stop shopping from unethical brands. “It’s a tangible reflection that people do care when they are given information,” she said.Related Articles:Fashion Says It Can Police Its Supply Chain. So Why Are There So Many Scandals? Independent Brands Must Change Their Business Strategies Will Fashion Ever Be Good for the World? Its Future May Depend on It. Watch and listen to more #BoFLIVE conversations here. To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

38mins

13 Aug 2020

Rank #11

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Dior's Kim Jones on the Legacy of Luxury Curation | Inside Fashion

Speaking in conversation with BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks, Dior's menswear artistic director discusses everything from extra-terrestrial life to ancient Egypt and, of course, his philosophy as a designer.  Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on the first year of an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

57mins

24 May 2019

Rank #12

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Building the Stores of the Future (Imran Amed, Sandrine Deveaux Richard Found and Stuart Miller) | BoF VOICES

Consider the mobile opportunity, but don't employ technology for technology's sake... A panel of retail space experts gathered on stage at #BoFVOICES in December 2016 to share their predictions on what stores of the future might look like. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

23mins

13 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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Inside Kim Kardashian West's Burgeoning Beauty Empire | Inside Fashion

"I've started two of my businesses just using social media," says Kim Kardashain West. "My career came about at a time when social media was just starting.… I took advantage of it and I figured out how to use it to my benefit." The celebrity-turned-entrepreneur has built beauty and fragrance businesses that, according to market reports, sell an estimated 350,000 units per product launch and could result in an estimated turnover of more than $100 million in revenue in the first year. Not bad for reality TV star often dismissed as famous for being famous. ("Why does that matter?" she asks. "I never got that.") Listen to Kardashian West talk to Imran Amed about her rise to fame, her approach to business and what's next on the beauty entrepreneur's agenda. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  Learn more about BoF West here: http://bit.ly/BoFWEST Purchase BoF's 'Age of Influence' print issue click here: http://bit.ly/BoFPrint To read 'Kim Kardashian Means Business' click here: http://bit.ly/KKWPOD To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

46mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Tim Brown on Allbirds' Sustainable Footwear Revolution | Drive Season 2

In episode 1 of the new season of BoF’s podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO discusses how his high-risk strategy has created a sustainable brand that is disrupting the established footwear market. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

45mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Tim Blanks and Imran Amed on the Life and Work of Karl Lagerfeld | Inside Fashion

In a special episode of The BoF Podcast, Tim Blanks and Imran Amed sit down to discuss their memories and reflections on the passing of the fashion icon who died in Paris on Tuesday. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

39mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Inside the Magic and Math of Digital Marketing | Inside Fashion

Having started his career aged 19 as an intern at Paper, Drew Elliott has established himself as an authority on creating content that connects with global audiences as co-owner and chief creative officer of Paper Communications. The magazine’s #BreakTheInternet Jean-Paul Goude cover of Kim Kardashian, which Elliott created and commissioned, drove 16 million people to the Paper website in just two days and made up 1 percent of all Google traffic in the United States. In his Digital Marketing course for BoF, he reveals the secret on how to make your video content go viral. In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, Drew Elliott talks to Imran Amed about his Digital Marketing course with BoF, including the key lessons learnt from the course and his secret formula of “magic and math,” discusses what people should know about the changes in marketing after the digital revolution, and gives advice to young creatives wanting to make it in the industry. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

38mins

11 May 2018

Rank #17

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Tackling Systemic Racism in the Fashion Industry

Harlem Fashion Row’s Brandice Daniel, Black in Fashion Council Co-Founder Sandrine Charles and creative consultant Henrietta Gallina on actionable anti-racism steps brands must take to move the industry forward.  NEW YORK, United States — The anti-racism protests that erupted across the US over the last two months have brought conversations around racism in the fashion industry to the fore. In the latest #BoFLIVE event, BoF’s Lauren Sherman spoke with Harlem Fashion Row Chief Executive Brandice Daniel, Sandrine Charles Consultancy Founder Sandrine Charles as well as brand and creative consultant Henrietta Gallina about combatting systemic racism in the fashion industry.In order to implement meaningful change, brands must introduce clear, public goals for which they are accountable. Vague, performative messages will no longer suffice as employees and consumers put pressure on brands to deliver actionable progress. “When we talk about the problem, I always come back to equity and that’s what I’m striving for,” said Gallina. “We are no longer asking for the industry to support us, we are asking for the power structures to be rebuilt.” Companies must be holistic in their approach when tackling racism in the workplace. “It absolutely starts at the leadership level and C-suite level,” Daniel said. “Black people have set the foundation for the fashion industry but we’ve never held leadership roles.” Hiring a D&I chief, while a step in the right direction, doesn’t hold much weight if anti-racism measures aren’t implemented throughout the business, both from the bottom up and the top down. “What’s really important is that everyone else acknowledges where they have a privilege in this industry,” said Charles, who is also the co-founder of the Black in Fashion Council. “Moving forward, they also have to do the work.” Charles, Daniel and Gallina all underscored the importance of introspection and then action, particularly from white and non-Black people. Committed allies are a crucial step to moving the fashion industry forward. “It’s essential that we do the work with everyone because there are various spaces that we don’t have access to,” Charles said. Related Articles:Op-Ed | Fashion Is Part of the Race Problem Fashion Media Called Out Over Workplace Racism How PR Firms Are Navigating Fashion’s Race Problem Watch and listen to more #BoFLIVE conversations here. To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

43mins

6 Aug 2020

Rank #18

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Special Edition: Luca Solca on ‘The Worst Year in the History of Modern Luxury’

BoF’s Imran Amed and the Bernstein analyst discuss what the sector should expect as coronavirus threatens sales and supply chains. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2xNP5Rs, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

38mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Basics, Part 2: How Do You Write a Fashion Business Plan? | BoF Education

In part two of four of The Business of Fashion's series, 'The Basics', Imran Amed explains, the importance of a business plan and how to approach writing one. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 

12mins

15 Oct 2017

Rank #20