The podcasts you need to subscribe to!
There’s something about feeling like a fly on the wall listening in to the people who inspire you, talking about topics you can relate to. In the gym, on the commute, in the bath, walking the dog… I seem to be choosing podcasts over music these days! There’s so much content available that i’ve whittled down my fashion-orientated favourites to share with you guys! Let me know if you enjoy and please share your recommendations below!
The cutting room floor
The cutting room floor is an educational insight into what the fashion industry is really like. Hosted by designer Recho Omondi (rechoomondi.com) who has rightfully concluded that her voice should be heard. She’s honest, sometimes brutally so, commenting on issues like bias fashion journalism and what it actually takes to be a young designer with like-minded industry guests. I discovered the podcast thanks to the episode with the ruthless copycat call out duo Diet Prada – a must listen!!
The BOF Podcast
I imagine this podcast doesn’t need much of an introduction, if you’re into reading fashion blogs then you probably also read the business of fashion. I refresh the news page of this site pretty much every morning (businessoffashion.com/news) to stay in the know, continually debating wether to subscribe to the private articles!
The BOF Podcast is also an educational listen, but in more formal way than The Cutting Room Floor. Their prestige means a host of incredible conversations with guests such as; Diane von Furstenburg, Marco Bizzarri (Gucci cheif), Derek Blasberg.. even Kim Kardashian!
If you’re a fashion nerd then this ones for you!
Offline with Alison Rice
Australian based podcast ‘offline’ is focused on women who have made their careers online. Host Alison Rice is more than qualified to host this show, she is responsible for launching the Allure Media network in Australia, working as a group publisher for the 4 popular sites Pop Sugar, Byrdie, My Domaine and Who What Wear. I’m patiently waiting for Alison to do an episode on her own story and how on earth she juggled working for not one, but four!! successful online magazines. All of her interviewees have one thing in common, their lives aren’t quite as polished as their social media accounts would have you believe. I’d recommend diving in with the Chronicles of Her founder, Carmen Hamilton, episode.
The girl with the bamboo earring
I was drawn in from the 1st episode of this podcast ‘Black Vogue’, where host Shelbie Ivy Christie and two former colleagues talk about their experience of diversity and inclusion whilst working at the magazine. Not only is the podcast truly insightful, i’d also recommend following Shelbie on instagram (@bronze_bombshel), yep – her style is great, but her stories are better! As well as brilliant social commentary, she also regularly shares black history, an educational segmant of key influences throughout fashion history. The name “Girl with a Bamboo Earring” comes from Awol Erizku’s photo series diversifying classical art.