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Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes

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Go behind the scenes with Suzy Menkes, fashion's leading authority, for in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most influential designers, thinkers and executives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Go behind the scenes with Suzy Menkes, fashion's leading authority, for in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most influential designers, thinkers and executives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

Go behind the scenes with Suzy Menkes, fashion's leading authority, for in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most influential designers, thinkers and executives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

00447711166761


Episodes

TOMMY HILFIGER

11/30/2021
This week, Suzy celebrates the career of Tommy Hilfiger, who speaks to Suzy directly before receiving an Outstanding Achievement award at The Fashion Awards. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton Music by @joergzuber Graphics by Paul Wallis To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:29

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

11/16/2021
For this special episode, Suzy is taken on an exclusive tour of Raeburn's shop, archive and lab in Hackney, London, guided by Christopher Raeburn himself. Along the way, Suzy catches up with the designer about his company's visionary stance on sustainability. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton Music by @joergzuber Graphics by Paul Wallis To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter...

Duration:00:59:41

PIERRE RAINERO - CARTIER

10/5/2021
For her second episode of season five, Suzy talks to Pierre Rainero, Director of Image, Style and Heritage for Cartier, about the centenary of of English Art Works, the Maison’s historic London workshop. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton Music by @joergzuber Graphics by Paul Wallis To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:36:18

KAAT DEBO Director of MoMu fashion museum, Antwerp

9/14/2021
Suzy talks to Kaat Debo, director of the MoMu (fashion museum) in Antwerp, about the reopening programme of the museum, Fashion 2.021 Antwerp – Fashion/Conscious, and about Antwerp's crucial place in fashion history. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton Music by @joergzuber Graphics by Paul Wallis To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:00:26:22

DEMNA GVASALIA of BALENCIAGA

7/21/2021
For episode 8 of season 4, Suzy brings you a Couture special. Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of Balenciaga, discusses his first Couture collection for the house and the revival of Balenciaga Haute Couture. In fact it’s the 50th couture collection for the brand, because Cristóbal Balenciaga’s final show was his 49th. Fifty-three years after the original Balenciaga salon was closed, the company’s haute couture has been revived for Autumn Winter 2021/22. The show was presented in Avenue...

Duration:00:31:46

RAFFAELLO NAPOLEONE - Pitti Immagine

6/15/2021
For episode 7 of season 4, Suzy talks to Raffaello Napoleone about celebrating the 100th edition of Pitti Uomo, the world renowned menswear trade fair of which he is CEO. Have you ever wondered how your clothes end up in the shops? Buyers descend on trade fairs once or twice a year to purchase stock to fill their shelves. It may come as a surprise that not all clothes come from the runways of Paris and Milan. As the premier men’s trade fair gets back into post-Covid action it has been...

Duration:00:47:54

DIANE VON FÜRSTENBERG

6/1/2021
For episode 6 of season 4, Suzy talks to Diane von Fürstenberg, wrap dress innovator, DvF founder, New York City philanthropist and supporter of the arts, about her life, work and current activities, including her latest book, Own It: the Secret to Life. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton Music by @joergzuber Graphics by Paul Wallis To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter...

Duration:00:38:34

ANYA HINDMARCH

5/18/2021
This week I am joined by handbag designer Anya Hindmarch for episode 5 of season 4. The witty, wise and tirelessly energetic Anya Hindmarch, always open-minded and willing to share her wide-open heart, talks to me about her latest amusement. Anya has taken over a post-pandemic empty street in the Knightsbridge area of London - and transformed it into an Anya Village, offering the things she loves and believes in - from her famous handbags to products that are less harmful to the...

Duration:00:33:50

DRIES VAN NOTEN

5/4/2021
Dries Van Noten talks to Suzy about his career spanning 30 years. He began his career in 1986 designing his own collection of menswear. Since then he has flourished with sophisticated & poetic shows in Paris, marrying art and craft. He discusses being part of the alumni of the “Antwerp Six” who graduated from the strong-minded school, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, between 1980–81 and managed, with the help of intellectual teacher Linda Loppa, to plant the seeds of style in the Belgian...

Duration:00:36:10

ALBER ELBAZ - in memoriam

4/26/2021
Many of you heard the sad news of Suzy’s dear friend Alber Elbaz who passed away this weekend - another victim of Covid 19 Over the next few weeks - so much will be written about this THIS exceptional & thoughtful designer who loved & wanted to support women. But as a TRIBUTE to Alber, and as a gesture to the remarkable person he was, we are re-issuing the podcast recorded nearly a year ago. The best way to remember Alber will be to hear him speak - as when he talked it was such joyous...

Duration:00:53:04

MICHAEL KORS bonus re-issue

4/20/2021
Happy Birthday Michael Kors! Congratulations for celebrating 40 years in the fashion business! Michael has so much to say - and it was such fun to talk with him about his 40 years in fashion that we are re-releasing the podcast as a bonus so that his wise and witty words can be heard again and his imagination, energy and lively spirit can be revealed. Having just had a preview across the pond of the special anniversary collection, I know that it features a specially curated selection of...

Duration:00:45:30

ORSOLA DE CASTRO- Sustainability expert

4/13/2021
Welcome to the fourth series of Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes where we are celebrating a year since I launched the first episode of my podcast: an interview with Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior. In the first episode of this new season, I am joined by Orsola de Castro who spearheaded the global movement for change within the fashion industry and now heads Fashion Revolution. For Orsola de Castro, all you need is love. Love for fashion, and love for all beautiful things - that last....

Duration:00:42:22

HERMÈS, NADÈGE VANHEE-CYBULSKI

2/16/2021
For episode 7 of season 3, our guest is the Hermès Creative Director - Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski. Hermès has a deep history, founded on horse saddles, but now famous for its neckties, handbags and increasingly for its discreetly elegant clothes. It is not just a mighty and classy brand, it is also a family business of six generations. Co-chairs of Hermès today are two cousins: CEO Axel Dumas and Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Vice -President, Artistic Director and son of Jean-Louis Dumas, who...

Duration:00:34:30

STERLING RUBY S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA.

2/9/2021
For episode 6 of season 3, artist Sterling Ruby explains to Suzy why he was invited to take part in Paris Haute Couture with his label S.R. STUDIO. CA. LA. COUTURE and how he went from a construction site to constructing haute couture. Crossing the boundaries of art - by using fashion as an artistic medium of self expression. Coming from a hippy and punk background, Sterling Ruby talks about the challenges he faces as an artist and designer in achieving an urban feel, working on the surface...

Duration:00:48:14

ESTÉE LAUDER'S LEONARD LAUDER

2/2/2021
In episode 5 of season 3 Suzy is joined by Leonard Lauder - the chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder who is known around his company as "Chief Teaching Officer”. And for good reason. As the brand turns 75, Leonard Lauder has written a book The Company I Keep : My Life in Beauty published by HarperCollins. Apart from discussing his latest volume, he will also reveal how much he learnt from his mother Estée Lauder herself - and how he built a special connection with philanthropy, and with the...

Duration:00:35:14

PHILIP TREACY

1/26/2021
Behind the story of the little boy who sneaked over to use his mother’s sewing machine is a man who has had a profound effect on famous fashion houses: from Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to Ralph Lauren, Valentino to Gianni Versace. Making hats not just for his friends, like fashion lover Isabella Blow and designer Alexander McQueen, but also the Royal Family, plus all the clients he has across the world - some formal, others wild and wonderful - it is Philip who describes the hat as "not only...

Duration:00:48:08

WES GORDON FOR CAROLINA HERRERA

12/15/2020
Wes Gordon, the Creative Director of Carolina Herrera, talks to Suzy about dressing Kamala Harris in a white suit on November 7th 2020, the historic evening she became the first female Vice-President Elect of the United States of America. The choice of designer and the fresh, bright white pants suit was a powerful symbol of the new attitude of President elect Joe Biden. As the Carolina Herrera company celebrates 40 years in business, Wes Gordon reveals to Suzy what it’s like dressing...

Duration:00:39:43

ANDREAS KRONTHALER FOR VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

12/9/2020
This week I am joined by by Andreas Kronthaler the designer, otherwise known as Vivienne Westwood’s husband. Andreas talks to me about transforming the story of sex, fun and punk into a thoughtful and successful brand. It now has a goal of activism, sustainability and a mission to persuade people to shop wisely and consciously. What did Andreas bring from his Austrian roots? Was he inspired to study jewellery from the influence of his blacksmith father? And how did he move from jewellery...

Duration:00:36:47

GIANCARLO GIAMMETTI - VALENTINO

12/1/2020
Welcome to my third season of Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes. This week I am joined by Giancarlo Giammetti “Honorary President of the Valentino Fashion House”. Giancarlo has been so much more than a business partner, who shares with Valentino a passion for big boats, high mountains and creating the house of Valentino - which has earned a place in fashion history. The hyper-cultured Giammetti, who had first studied architecture, has brought a sleek elegance to his various homes,...

Duration:00:37:47

CHANEL - BRUNO PAVLOVSKY

10/6/2020
In episode 4 of season 2, we go to Paris to speak with Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Fashion, who has worked with the famous Paris company for 30 years. Our conversation coincides with Chanel's SS/21 show at Paris Fashion Week. Bruno has been instrumental in expanding the company’s presence in the fashion arena, first with Karl Lagerfeld and subsequently with the late designer’s right hand, Virginie Viard. Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash Edited by Tim Thornton...

Duration:00:31:15