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fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.

fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.
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Brooklyn , NY

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fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.

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@afpod

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English


Episodes

221 - GQ Magazine's Will Welch, Editor In Chief

6/11/2019
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Will Welch recently took over as Editor In Chief at GQ Magazine. This interview features a conversation about music, menswear, magazines, and the future of culture.

Duration:01:02:12

220 - Tumi's Little Secrets, With Creative Director Victor Sanz

5/22/2019
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The iconic travel brand has nimbly branched out into new categories under the leadership of a new Creative Director, Victor Sanz, who talks about the Tumi brand's legacy and future in this candid interview.

Duration:00:40:37

219 - Making A Great Sweater, Hogwarts And All

5/19/2019
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A great sweater can be everything, and that's where former tennis star Lady Melissa Percy, a.k.a. Missy, is placing her bet to launch an English country sports-inspired womenswear line called Mistamina in the U.S. market. https://www.mistamina.com/

Duration:00:20:30

218 - New York's City Council Wants To Ban Fuzzy Leather? The Accessories Council Has Some Opinions

5/12/2019
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It seems certain extremist animal rights groups have been handing politicians big bags of money in exchange for some very aggressive new policies in America's major cities. You might agree that mink should be off the menu, but the inclusions of leather and shearling in the proposed bill don't seem to make a lot of sense, and what are the suppliers supposed to do with the products they already have or have on order? Where is this coming from, and where is it going to take us? AFP hosts...

Duration:00:36:17

217 - Bibhu Mohapatra

5/8/2019
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The celebrated and award-winning designer, who served as design director at J. Mendel for a number of years, talks about how he arrived at producing his eponymous collection, Bibhu Mohapatra, as well as branching off into making jewelry, giving back at home, supporting traditional artisans, his ethical approach to fur and sustainable materials, and his educational path that includes a Masters degree in Economics.

Duration:01:14:58

216 - Steven Birnbaum Bridal

4/30/2019
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Steven Birnbaum has been a bridal designer for over 40 years. He provides bespoke wedding designs for clients from a New York City atelier. http://www.stevenbirnbaumbridal.com/

Duration:00:39:06

215 - Menswear Designer Joseph Abboud

4/25/2019
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Joseph Abboud keeps busy running design for his namesake label, Men's Wearhouse, and the Jos A. Bank brand. He manufactures his collection domestically at a factory in New Bedford. But how did he get to here? Listen and find out. https://www.josephabboud.com/ Subscribe to American Fashion Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, TuneIn, using our RSS Feed, and on many other indexes and platforms. Looking for where to start? Try our list of The Best of...

Duration:00:22:01

214 - Romeo Hunte

4/22/2019
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With high-end streetwear's star showing no sign of waning, and his bespoke clients including the likes of Gabrielle Union, Michelle Obama, Evan Turner, and Beyonce, designer Romeo Hunte is riding a strong wave of success and notoriety but navigates the business cautiously.

Duration:00:32:56

213 - Fashinnovation Fashiontech Conference Co-Founder Jordana Guimarães

4/16/2019
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Fashinnovation is a conference series covering trendy topics at the intersection of fashion, technology, and compassion. Jordana Guimarães, a fashion publicist, is the co-founder, along with her husband, who has a background in technology entrepreneurship. https://fashinnovation.nyc/ https://aclbyjojo.com/ https://americanfashionpodcast.com/

Duration:00:27:26

The BF+DA Is Closing?! And Other Updates

4/16/2019
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Reaction to the strange news that the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator will be shuttered at the end of June, along with news from The Accessories Council, a reminder about the NYC Fair Trade Coalition's Global Fest event coming up on April 26th, and Charles asks for input on his upcoming trip to The Copenhagen Fashion...

Duration:00:10:22

212 – Brand Assembly Does The Back Office And More For Independent Brands

4/12/2019
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“These people are creatives. They want to create, they want to get their product out there and talk about their product, yet they have to spend most of their time doing these things that they don’t want to do.” – Brand Assembly CEO Hillary France http://www.brandassembly.com/

Duration:00:35:05

211 – Indie Source’s Fashion Manufacturing Resources in Los Angeles

4/1/2019
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Zack Hurley is Founder and CEO of Indie Source, a Los Angeles-based manufacturing and product development service provider that serves as an independent fashion hub for resources and education, and is helping many local independent designers build their businesses. Links: indiesource.com ABOUT AFP: If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering...

Duration:00:30:26

210 – Why Portland? FashioNXT CEO Tito Chowdhury Explains

3/13/2019
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Tito Chowdhury is the CEO of FashioNXT, a company fostering innovation in the fashion and technology industries out in Portland, Oregon. Why is this the home town of so many Project Runway winners? References: https://fashionxt.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/tito-chowdhury/http://garmentdistrict.nyc/http://www.mikesnyctours.com/

Duration:01:01:47

209 – Can men dress sustainably and ethically and also dress well?

3/5/2019
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Garik Himebaugh is the founder of men’s ethical fashion blog and curated shopping platform eco-stylist.com (aka ecostylist.co). References: Adalante Shoe CompanyRemakeEvrnuStudy Hall

Duration:00:30:43

208 – Sarah Flint Brings Comfort To Luxury Women’s Footwear

2/23/2019
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Sarah Flint is the designer, founder, and CEO of her namesake footwear label, Sarah Flint. In this interview, she discusses women’s footwear, switching from wholesale to direct to consumer, and her adventures getting comfortable shoes made for women in Italy. Sarah Flint – https://www.sarahflint.com/

Duration:00:25:37

207 – Flagpole Dance-Inspired Swimwear Is Made In NYC

2/10/2019
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Flagpole swimwear brand founders Jaime Barker and Megan Balch talk about the path and growth of their dancewear-inspired Made In NYC swimwear brand. To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode Listpage. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering with us or sponsoring the series. Our email address...

Duration:00:34:25

206 – Rothy’s Weaves Shoes From Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

2/10/2019
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Kerry Cooper is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Rothy’s, a footwear brand making an impact on recycling with technology and comfort. To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode List page. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering with us or sponsoring the series. Our email address is...

Duration:00:35:32

205 – The New York Fashion Week Pregame Show With Lauren Sherman and Gary Wassner

1/30/2019
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New York Fashion Week will soon be upon us again, and it’s best to be prepared. We’ve assembled a team of the world’s top experts for The New York Fashion Week Pregame Show to help you navigate the confusion many often feel when Fashion Week is going on. Timecode for reference: 00:00 Intro and Design Flaw / 06:00 NYMD Designers / 16:26 Yeohlee / 22:23 Featured Guests This show was recorded with a live audience of American Fashion Podcast fans, friends, and fashion industry insiders at The...

Duration:01:11:59

204 – A Competition, NRF, Texworld, and The Met

1/25/2019
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What you’ll hear in this episode includes details of a big upcoming sustainable fashion competition, short interviews with executives from Toshiba, Wipro, and C2RO Technologies, whom Cathy Schepis and Charles Beckwith spoke with at the National Retail Federation’s “NRF Big Show” tradeshow last week, plus what and who Charles saw at the Texworld trade show earlier this week, and finally a bit about a fantastic exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum that Charles thinks a lot of...

Duration:00:43:57

203 – Finery.com Founders Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey

1/21/2019
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Brooklyn Decker (actress and model) and Whitney Casey (former ABC and CNN anchor) are the founders of Finery, a tech startup with a big edge on organizing your wardrobe. It’s an innovative solution, and this episode gives a window into the lives and perspectives of two very intelligent and dynamic female tech startup founders. The Finery.co founders provide a must-listen episode for anyone thinking about e-commerce. Finery – https://www.finery.com/

Duration:00:54:47