Rank #1: Episode 8: The "Fashion Statements" exibition - Fashion and identity through the lens of curation
In this episode, your hosts interview Efrat Assaf-Shapira and Diasy Raccah-Djivre, two of the curators of the exhibition "Fashion Statements - Decoding Israeli Dress" that has been on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem for the past year. Efrat and Daisy (who joins for some of the interview) have a conversation with us about the exhibition and fashion identity, particularly its ties to sociopolitical context, multiculturalism, and nostalgia. The "Fashion Statements" exhibition is the first major fashion exhibition in Israel, and it explores the history of Israeli fashion through thematic chapters. It begins with the exploration of two contrasting ideologies - the socialist, genderless, utalitarian clothing created by a company called ATA that would be efficient for people to wear while they worked, versus the high fashion of wealthy European immigrants, inspired by the Parisian standards of the time. The exhibition explores Israeli fashion at its peak, when it had a major place on the world stage, and it ends with a discussion on the future of Israeli fashion, and what it means today. Three Israel Museum curators worked on the exhibition - Daisy Raccah-Djivre and Efrat Assaf-Shapira, from the Jewish Art and Life department, and Noga Eliash-Zalmanovich, from the Fine Art department. This curatorial team collaborated with Tamara Yovel-Jones, the fashion designer and teacher we spoke with in Episode 6, who initiated and advised the exibition. For more about the exhibition, visit the Israel Museum website: https://www.imj.org.il/en/exhibitions/fashion-statements Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #2: Episode 7: Leslie Gutstein - A perspective on the rise of modest fashion
In this episode, your hosts interview Leslie Gutstein, who is a wardrobe consultant and the owner of an online boutique called Atarie that focusses on modest fashion. Leslie joins us for a conversation about the rise of modest fashion, the influence of social media, and representation. Leslie identifies as an Orthodox Jew and dresses in accordance to Jewish law, which led her to create a modest fashion platform to inspire other women. As a busy mom to four kids, Leslie not only runs her online boutique, but is also a style and wardrobe consultant. She believes that every woman, no matter what shape or size, deserves to be the best version of herself. Check out Leslie's boutique and services: https://atarieboutique.com Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #3: Episode 6: Tamara Yovel Jones - A designer's perspective on wellbeing and creativity in the fashion industry
In this episode, your hosts interview internationally recognised fashion designer Tamara Yovel Jones. Tamara discusses the pressures of the fashion industry, creativity in fashion today, and the difficulties that come with combining creativity and business, within the context of a discussion on mental health in the fashion industry. Tamara has a long-standing relationship with the house of Roberto Cavalli, where she served as the head of its design studio and fashion design supervisor, after having been a designer there for many years. She has had her own boutiques and design studios in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and has also served as a fashion consultant for the government of Guatamala. She has designed collections for brands like Maskit and Rikma, and had an exhibition of Art to Wear that was shown in both Israel and New York. Tamara has also played a large role in fashion education in Israel. After many years as a senior lecturer, she was the head of the fashion design department at Shenkar College, and she was also the head of the fashion and jewelry department at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Most recently, Tamara was the initiator and co-curator of the exhibition "Decoding Israeli Fashion" at the Israel Museum Jerusalem, which was the first major fashion exhibition in the country. Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #4: Episode 5: Dr Carolyn Mair - The fashion psychology pioneer
In this episode, your hosts interview Dr Carolyn Mair, who created and led the world's first Masters and Bachelors programmes to apply psychology within the broad context of fashion at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Carolyn discusses what led her to create these academic programmes, why psychology and fashion need to be examined together, and the issues within the fashion industry that she is interested in addressing through psychology. Carolyn is the founder of psychology.fashion, and is a consultant to the fashion industry, retail, NGOs, educators and the public providing behavioural insights, training, masterclasses and workshops, mentoring and career coaching. She is a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the proud holder of the British Psychological Society’s Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education Award. Her book, The Psychology of Fashion is one of Routledge’s top 10 Psychology books in 2018. Carolyn has published broadly in academic and popular media and is frequently interviewed for national and international TV and radio (including BBC World News TV, Sky News, ITV, London Live), featured in international press (e.g., The New York Times, The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, Irish Times, Sunday Independent) and fashion magazines (including Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Stella, Style, The Stylist, and Vanity Fair), as well as psychology and industry publications. Carolyn has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc in Research Methods Psychology and BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology and Computing. In 2017, after working in academia for almost 20 years, Carolyn left to establish her consultancy. Her most recent academic posts were Professor of Psychology for Fashion at London College of Fashion University of the Arts London (2012-2017). Prior to this she was Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology at Southampton Solent University (2007-2012), In her earlier careers, she was a visual merchandiser, graphic designer, dressmaker and portrait artist. Find out more about Carolyn and her consultancy at: http://psychology.fashion/ Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #5: Episode 4: Shopology - the psychology behind shopping
In this episode, your hosts discuss the psychology behind shopping, and what it is that influences us to make the purchasing decisions that we do. The discussion touches on: the psychology of decision-making, the mental shortcuts and emotions that can guide our shopping decisions, the biases in our thoughts and decisions that these shortcuts and emotions can create, and how to combat these biases to ensure we're making the shopping purchases we want to make. Thanks for listening! We'd love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #6: Episode 3: John Cowell - Costumes maketh the actor
In this episode, your hosts interview John Cowell, a textile artist who has worked in television, theatre and film for the past four decades. He has worked on projects such as Gangs of New York, Cinderella (the 2017 edition), The Crown, The Other Boleyn Girl, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Game of Thrones. He most recently worked on Mary Poppins Returns, which is being released this December. John discusses what textile design involves, the influence of textile and costume design on the fashion industry, and how he feels psychology intersects with costume design and fashion. Check out our Instagram page where we will be sharing behind-the-scene sketches of John's work on Mary Poppins Returns! Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #7: Episode 2: You are what you wear
In this episode, your hosts interview Catriona Tassell, an expert on sustainability in fashion, about enclothed cognition. Catriona is a graduate of the London College of Fashion, who has collaborated with Kering and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, and is a sustainable fashion leader for the Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit. Enclothed cognition describes the influence the clothes you wear have on your psychological processes. It was the first scientific research to show just how important clothing is to our everyday lives and impacts how we think, feel and behave. Catriona discusses her research on enclothed cognition, particularly on the effect that wearing sustainable clothing has on our moods and feelings. The discussion touches on: Why does this matter? How does psychology add to the conversation about fashion? And how can all of this influence the sustainability of the fashion industry? Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Thanks for getting undressed with us!
Rank #8: Episode 1: What does psychology have to do with fashion?
In the first episode, your hosts introduce the intersection between psychology and fashion, why this matters, and why you should be interested. This episode covers: What is psychology? Why do we want to analyse fashion from a psychological perspective? Who on earth are your hosts, Megan and Eden? What is the point of this podcast? And what topics will future episodes cover? Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear from you. Follow us on Instagram: @undressingfashion Find us on Facebook: Undressing Fashion Thanks for getting undressed with us!