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Fashion Victims Podcast

Where Fashion News and Gossip Collide with Luke Meagher and Darnell Jamal

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 4: Werkkk Gaga

Today we take our time to reflect on the tenure of Claire Wright Keller at Givenchy as she exits the historic house. We talk about how the pandemic is currently affecting Condé Nast and the broader industry now that fashion companies have recently resumed business in China. Wrapping up, we also discuss the previously released fashion issues featuring Rihanna and Lady Gaga, and their style impact


14 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Paris Fashion Week Wrap Up with a Twist

Even though we explore a few of the standout Fall 2020 collections that premiered during Paris Fashion Week, we go a tad off-topic in a rich discussion about textile education and questioning the social and ethical responsibilities of the fashion industry. 


3 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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We Stan Raf!

With the news breaking of Raf Simons new position as Co-Creative Director of Prada alongside Miuccia, we give our thoughts on the matter. We also dive into our thoughts on a few NYFW highlights as well as a breakdown of the debacle of the recent FIT Fashion show.


1 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Not Even To Dinner with the Kushner’s?

This week’s episode covers the controversial Project Runway showdown between Karlie Kloss and a contestant when her husband Joshua Kushner’s family is brought up. We also address some of the Men’s London Fashion Week shows like Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Hussein Chalayan!


13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Fall Haute Couture Wrap Up

In this episode, we give our takes on the recent Fall 2020 Haute Couture shows from Jean Paul Gaultier's last collection, Givenchy's evolution to Dior's flop. We also are getting into some of our favorite Grammy red-carpet looks and our predictions for the upcoming ready-to-wear collections for February fashion month.


4 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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MET GALA Canceled and Who is Angela Dean?

 With the MET Gala canceled, we reminisce on our favorite moments from the incredible red-carpet event and its effect on the fashion system. In addition to discussing some current hot topics such as Gareth Pugh's move to purchase back his brand from Rick Owens, we also dive into the nuances of systemic racism in fashion. Using Black designer Angela Dean as an example,  we shed light on the way the fashion industry has rewritten history, silencing the voices of designers of color. 

1hr 37mins

18 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 3: 2020 Pre-Fall Collection Hits and Misses and British Fashion Award Review

We dive into our takes on this week in fashion, including highlights of the British Fashion Awards. As well as discussing Rihanna's fashion brand Fenty. We also give reviews of the Dior and Chanel Pre-fall 2020 collections, by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Virginie Viard. 


11 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 2: Our Fave Watchlist

Description: As we push forward in this global crises, we bring you some joy by giving our favorite fashion watchlist. Take a listen to give you a few ideas of things to see as we all hunker down.


31 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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A Savage Summer with Valentino Shake-Ups and Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy

As we approach the end of the quarantine period across the world, we discuss the adjustment that several fashion companies made from financial strife at Neiman Marcus to L'Officiel's decision to reduce its print run as freelancers demand overdue payments. Also, Valentino's appointment of former Gucci exec, Jacopo Venturini, as its CEO, has us shook! Ending the podcast on a celebratory note, we also discussed our thrill for the rise of "Say So" and "Savage" remixes on Billboard and talked about our style wishlist for Doja Cat and Meg the Stallion. 

1hr 4mins

14 May 2020

Rank #9

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Why We're Tired of JLo's Versace Dress

With the first wave of celeb fashion collection launching this month, we discuss Beyoncé's upcoming Ivy Park x Adidas, and our thoughts on the JLo and Versace collaboration. Also, tune in to hear some of our satisfying moments so far of Men's fashion weeks, including Telfar's Florentine inspired collection and Francesco Risso of Marni subtle and fresh take on sustainability and luxury.


19 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Interview with Netflix's Next in Fashion Finalist Daniel W. Fletcher

We sit down with Netflix's Next in Fashion Finalist, London-based menswear designer Daniel W. Fletcher about his trajectory from Central Saint Martins to opening his established seductive label. We also talk about his time on the Netflix fashion competition show, celebrating his fantastic aesthetic.


13 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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WTF is going on at Comme des Garçons?

As we wrap up Paris men’s fashion week, we discuss our predictions as Telfar launches his seamless collaboration with Gap. We also dive into Virgil Abloh’s sleek efforts at Louis Vuitton, and the terrible racial pitfalls at Comme des Garçons and Ralph Lauren. We also take a moment to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Jean Paul Gaultier as he prepares to present his final collection.

1hr 1min

21 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 6: André Leon Tally and his Piping Hot Tea

With  André Leon Talley's highly-anticipated memoir The Chiffon Trenches releasing this year, excerpts from the book have caused quite a stir in the industry. From his revelation of the breakdown in his friendships with industry veterans like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld to his thoughts on the industry's current landscape, we dive into our initial thoughts of the excerpts and what we want to take away from his story


7 May 2020

Rank #13

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 5: Interview with Artistic Director, Nicola Formichetti

Keeping this quarantine train going, we get to speak with the LEGENDARY Nicola Formichetti about his rise in fashion from working for the Pineal Eye London boutique to becoming the artistic and creative director for Lady Gaga and many of her iconic projects. Through his insight, he gives us a peek into how his journey built him into a force not to be reckoned.


27 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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The Calm Before the Fashion Month Storm

In this episode, we are breaking down what we hope to see on the runway and are anticipating in the coming weeks for fashion month. We also discuss our thoughts on the current landscape of the industry and our desire for new energy. 

1hr 4mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 4: Hedi’s Latest Obsession, and Getting Real about “Sustainability” and the Moschino Pre-Fall 2020 Collection

In this episode, we break down our thoughts on the new face of Céline and the industry’s inclusion of social media influencers, as well as our analysis of the Moschino pre-fall 2020 collection. With the recent factory fire in New Delhi, we also offer ways that we can forge a path forward in a more sustainable future. Music: Bloom by ujbeats


16 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 3: Interview with Fashion Editor/Critic PAM BOY and Designer Arturo Obegero

Taking advantage of this self-isolating period, we talk with rising fashion editor and critic PAM BOY about his ascendency in the industry and his thoughts on the future of fashion after this pandemic has passed. We also talk with designer Arturo Obegero, another rising star in the industry, and how he plans to progress through this dire period. 

1hr 8mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Quarantine Chronicles Part 1

Not letting COVID-19 stop us, in this episode we discuss its effects on the fashion industry as well as the overall economy. With celebrities like Bella Hadid also encouraging people to stay inside, we recognize figures in fashion, like Christian Siriano and Kerby Jean-Raymond, who are making positive differences in this perilous period. 


26 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Why Is Kylie Jenner Copying Beyoncé?

 In today’s episode, we celebrate style icon Celine Dion in review of slaying her recent stunning looks. We also talk about some fun fashion shakeups at Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy. Switching gears, we also converse about Kylie Jenner’s appropriation of Queen Beyoncé, opening a wider discussion on cultural appropriation.


9 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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What To Do, What To Do With FENTY

Today for the entire podcast, even the extended version, we discussed the unfortunate closure of the Fenty brand, potential opportunities for the company, and our thoughts on where the brand and Rihanna can go from here. To check out the extended version, join one of our membership tiers at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.

1hr 5mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #20