Podcasting has exploded in popularity over the last few years and even the image-obsessed fashion industry has jumped into the audio game with brands, websites and bloggers alike hitting record (whilst expertly dressed, we assume) to broadcast their thoughts on the history and intellect of style.
Man Repeller team serves up a sweet one-two punch with Oh! Boy and Monocycle, Garance Doré charms the pants off us on Pardon My French, and ASOS gives customers a behind-the-scenes look with These 4 Walls.
Ahead, we've compiled six highly educational podcasts to speak to your inner style nerd. Plug your headphones in and turn it up to 11.
American Fashion Podcast
Listen if: You can’t afford to go behind the Business of Fashion’s new pay wall.
With guests like writer Lauren Sherman, editor Mickey Boardman, and designers Ralph Rucci and Naeem Khan, this Fashion Media Centre-produced podcast calls on a wide array of insiders to get the scoop. But rather than offer a small cone, listeners get the almost-impossible-to-eat sundae as this show dives into the complex issues that face our favourite industry.
Fashion Is Your Business
Listen if: You’re obsessed with new technology and ran around London looking for a Google Cardboard back in September.
Hosted by business strategist Rob Sanchez, Open Source Fashion founder Pavan Bahl and entrepreneur Marc Raco, this podcast turns its attention to the ever-changing relationship between technology, fashion and business. While the conversation can be dry at times, American Fashion Podcast’s sister show discusses how technology is shaping how we discover, experience and buy fashion.
Listen if: You find yourself having meaningful fashion conversations with friends… or with yourself.
According to the show’s iTunes description, when host Richie Siegel wants to talk about a complex subject, he “really wants to talk about it.” Siegel and his guests fall into deep and sincere conversations about topics like brand development, fashion law, online retail and Kanye West.
Listen if: You’re looking for a fun spin on the news.
Hosts Lisa Rowan and Kaarin Vembar round up the week’s fashion and pop culture headlines, hash out their hot takes on Fashion Week, and highlight how other stories have an impact on the industry. Come for the news but stick around for the duo’s fun banter and thoughtful critique.
The Comms Salon
Listen if: You’re a fashion student, looking to become one, or always wanted to be one.
There are only three 15-minute episodes of
The Comms Salon so far but it gives you a sense of what a fashion education could sound like. Produced by the London College of Fashion’s Fashion PR and Communications course, this podcast talks branding and community building with industry insiders. Download here
Breed – The Ultimate Fashion Photography Resource
Listen if: You like hearing people name drop the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Inez and Vinoodh.
Aspiring and working photographers, this one is for you. The
Breed podcast team tackle just about everything you need to know about the profession: how to work with agents, how to direct models, what the future of fashion photography holds, the list goes on.
So go on, arm yourself with knowledge and immerse yourself in this crazy, complex world we love.
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