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Fashion Trends. Retail News. Tech Talk. INSIDE RETAIL is a refreshingly fun and forthright look at the intersection of retail and technology. Hosted by Grace Hill, EDITED’s Retail Strategy Director, the show pulls back the curtain on the world of luxury brands, fast fashion and housewares. Each episode features conversations with industry leaders and fashion innovators to explore key trends and how brands solve the daily challenges facing the retail marketplace everyday.

Fashion Trends. Retail News. Tech Talk. INSIDE RETAIL is a refreshingly fun and forthright look at the intersection of retail and technology. Hosted by Grace Hill, EDITED’s Retail Strategy Director, the show pulls back the curtain on the world of luxury brands, fast fashion and housewares. Each episode features conversations with industry leaders and fashion innovators to explore key trends and how brands solve the daily challenges facing the retail marketplace everyday.

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Fashion Trends. Retail News. Tech Talk. INSIDE RETAIL is a refreshingly fun and forthright look at the intersection of retail and technology. Hosted by Grace Hill, EDITED’s Retail Strategy Director, the show pulls back the curtain on the world of luxury brands, fast fashion and housewares. Each episode features conversations with industry leaders and fashion innovators to explore key trends and how brands solve the daily challenges facing the retail marketplace everyday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Our Haus: Abi Lierheimer & Ophelia Chen, Founders, BOBBLEHAUS, talk Streetwear

1/25/2022
Founded less than two years ago, streetwear brand BOBBLEHAUS is already leading the conversation when it comes to the future of fashion. One that is genderless, sustainable and inclusive. In this conversation, Founders, Abi Lierheimer and Ophelia Chen chat with Grace Hill about what makes their forward thinking brand tick and why challenging the status quo is the only way to go.

Duration:00:36:52

Here Comes the Bridal Trends: Jess Kaye & Rosie Williams, Founders, The Own Studio

12/21/2021
London may be the home base for The Own Studio, but their brides are walking down aisles all over the world. Whether doing fittings locally or offering consultations virtually, their styles are contemporary, impeccably tailored, sophisticated and sustainable - designed to be worn again, not wrapped in plastic and put into storage unhappily ever after. Now, with the Coronavirus first shutting down, then slowly re-opening and recently threatening to affect everyday life again, how can a...

Duration:00:29:37

Sustainability Part Two: A Conversation with Lisa Ly, Sustainability Manager, Clarks

11/23/2021
Reducing the environmental footprint from one of the of the world's most recognized shoe brands may seem like an obvious pun, but it truly describes the mission of Clarks. Since their inception in 1825, they have designed more than 22,000 styles, like the iconic Desert Boot, and are now trying to preserve not only Cyrus and James Clarks legacy, but the planet itself. On this episode, Grace Hill talks with Lisa Ly, Sustainability Manager at Clarks, whose big shoes are leading the way towards...

Duration:00:27:52

Sustainability Part One: A Conversation with Claire Bergkamp, COO of The Textile Exchange

11/9/2021
It’s no secret how wasteful and polluting the fashion industry is. As a true child of the Sixties, and early-adopter vegetarian parents, Stella McCartney was being introduced to sustainability long before it took root in our collective consciousness. So, when she hired the first ever Worldwide Sustainability and Innovation Director at her eponymous brand, she looked to Claire Bergkamp. Now the Chief Operating Officer at Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit that creates leaders in the...

Duration:00:38:24

What were the defining Spring 2022 runway trends? Ft. Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief of WhoWhatWear UK

10/13/2021
With the return of in-person runway shows, many brands approached this fashion season much differently than we’ve ever seen before. From Balenciaga’s Simpson collab to some digital shows, is this the future of runway? To get an editorial perspective on the major runway trends seen across all the cities, we invited Editor in Chief of WhoWhatWear UK, Hannah Almassi, onto the podcast. As the publication’s first EIC, Hannah launched the WhoWhatWear UK site and continues to build out its team,...

Duration:00:38:52

How to optimize your retail AI ft. Michael Ross, SVP of Retail Sciences

8/10/2021
As reported by Juniper Research, global retail spending on AI is expected to reach $7.3 billion annually by 2022. However, a survey by Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found fewer than 40% of companies who have invested in AI had seen business gains from it in the previous three years. So how can retailers make the most of their AI investment? With the acceleration of digitalization and adoption towards digitization, retailers are learning quickly that their future...

Duration:01:00:11

The psychology of fashion and how it impacts consumer behavior ft. Shakaila Forbes-Bell, Founder of Fashion is Psychology

7/6/2021
Ever wonder why dressing in certain colors boosts your mood? Or why do we seem to step into a time warp every year with trends from past decades on the runways? Well fashion brands are actually applying psychological theories and principles to encourage consumer spending. Despite the pandemic’s impact on retailers last year, the global fashion industry is projected to hit $2.25 trillion by 2025, according to Statista. With demand for apparel only getting stronger, understanding the...

Duration:00:44:36

Why digital fashion is the future ft. Cameron-James Wilson, Founder of The Digiitals

6/22/2021
More fashion retailers are diving head first into the virtual fashion world by getting hot and heavy with digital experiments from virtual fashion shows to live stream shopping. With no end in sight for the trend towards more digital interactions, virtual fashion is emerging as a huge opportunity for brands - both as a revenue stream and a channel for product discovery. An expert in this field, Founder of The Diigitals, Cameron-James Wilson, is best known for his creation of the World’s...

Duration:00:46:02

Unwrapping the wellness benefits of Ayurvedic hair care ft. Akash and Nikita Mehta, Founders of Fable & Mane

6/8/2021
K-beauty may be the most popular beauty regimen to come out of Asia, but South Asian beauty is also breaking into the Western world. The secret to healthy hair doesn’t just start and end with shampoo and conditioner - it requires a holistic wellness approach. Fable & Mane, a South Asian owned hair wellness brand, was founded on this core principle so we are excited to be joined by its founders, Akash and Nikita Mehta. After establishing careers in luxury retail, the sibling duo decided to...

Duration:00:51:41

Mixing comfort and sex appeal, a new look at the lingerie market Ft. Soozie Jenkinson, Head of Design at M&S

5/25/2021
From silhouette to fit and fabric, the complexity of designing lingerie products is an understated art. So what are the exciting technologies, innovations, and trends to know about when it comes to lingerie? Like many other apparel categories, the lingerie industry is making strides to be more inclusive and mindful of today’s consumer pain points. M&S is one retailer leading the charge and offering an array of lingerie products to ensure the everyday woman have the right undergarment...

Duration:01:21:07

What does retail in Australia and Poland have in common? Ft. Kayla Marci, Market Analyst at EDITED

5/11/2021
Two seemingly drastic retail markets with one similarity. An analysis into the untapped potential of these regions and why major retailers are looking to make headway there. With globalization at full throttle, retailing in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres are more alike than different with consumers hungry for the next trend even during a worldwide pandemic. Thanks to the internet and social media, the cycle of trends can come from the streets or runway, where even an entire region...

Duration:00:54:04

The future of retail fashion beyond the pandemic Ft. Avery Faigen and Venetia Fryzer, Retail Analysts at EDITED

4/27/2021
Is sexy back? Will suiting make a return? And what should we see across summer lines? We’ve learned a lot from the pandemic. Comfort dictated consumer spending, retailers used this time to course correct, plus there is now a stronger focus on DTC and omnichannel approaches. So instead of reminiscing on the past year any longer, we’re putting COVID behind us for this episode and looking forward to what’s to come out of it. Today, we’re joined by our very own Retail Analysts, Avery Faigen...

Duration:00:38:45

When will luxury retail bounce back? Ft. Carlo Moltrasio, Senior Manager at Bain & Co.

4/13/2021
2020 marked the first major dip in luxury market growth, with Kering Group seeing sales drop 16.5%. But, there is hope. In Bain & Company’s 2020 Worldwide Luxury Market Monitor, the firm estimates that the market will recover to near pre-COVID-19 levels sometime between 2022 and 2023. Traditionally reliant on in-store sales to drive growth, the pandemic has accelerated the importance of ecommerce with more luxury brands embracing digital as the go-to channel. Joining us in our latest...

Duration:00:43:01

Loungewear’s latest obsession? Meet the Nap Dress ft. Nell Diamond, Founder and CEO of Hill House Home

3/30/2021
Loungewear was the category that shaped pandemic dressing, where EDITED data tracked an 855% increase in searches for loungewear. When looking for a crossover between that and sleepwear, the Nap Dress hits this sweet spot. Coupled with lockdown measures and remote work, the popularity of the house dress has skyrocketed during the pandemic as a timeless and comfortable home wardrobe staple. With nods to Cottagecore, Hill House Home’s Nap Dress has become a viral sensation, where the brand...

Duration:00:35:40

The story behind the world’s first luxury modest fashion platform ft. Ghizlan Guenez, Founder of The Modist

3/17/2021
Modest fashion has become an important avenue for women to respect their cultures, while expressing themselves through their clothes. With untapped potential, former founder of The Modist dives into the opportunities in this underserved market. Modest dressing is a lifestyle for the greater half of the world. In order for brands to succeed in this space, they need to understand the different types of consumer types within this market. On International Women’s Day 2017, Ghizlan Guenez...

Duration:00:32:11

Exploring the Black beauty and hair space ft. Julian Addo, Founder and CEO at Adwoa Beauty

3/3/2021
Buying Black is a movement, not a moment. The resurgence of Black Lives Matter has shed light into the lack of availability there is to shop Black-owned brands. While retailers were quick to react and place these products in stores, there's an educational and relational element that shouldn't be ignored to ensure these voices are continuously heard. Despite the demand for more diverse products, Black brands have historically been left out of the wider beauty conversation. The clear lack of...

Duration:00:56:47

Best practices for assortment planning in the new retail landscape ft. Carla Tuttlebee, Head of Retail Buying & Merchandising at Vero Moda

2/16/2021
In the US alone, it is estimated that dead inventory is costing retail $50 billion a year. To avoid this, people working in buying and merchandising shouldn't neglect the data-driven tools needed to compete in today’s challenging retail environment. Retailers have traditionally done assortment planning manually and are stuck using old, time-consuming processes. In this new age of retail, trends are rolling out faster than ever so brands need to throw out their former processes and opt for a...

Duration:00:35:45

Is fashion finally serving the size-inclusive community? Ft. Katie Murphy, VP of Client Services at 11 Honoré

2/3/2021
Plus-size has always been a niche category in the overall fashion landscape, but it’s set to be embraced even more as brands offer fresh size-inclusive ranges. 2020 threw inclusivity into the spotlight, where we saw a more size diverse representation across the industry. Both the mass and luxury market are now expanding its ranges including Erdem’s recent Pre-Spring 2021 collection, which unveiled a new size-inclusive direction for the luxury brand. One retailer leading the size-inclusive...

Duration:00:36:00

How did Sweaty Betty prevail in retail’s toughest year to date? Ft. Jemma Cassidy, CPO at Sweaty Betty

1/20/2021
January might look different this year, but customers are still heavily investing in athleisure. According to Allied Market Research, the market is forecasted to be worth nearly $547 billion by 2024. Since the 2000s, activewear has trended in popularity as people prioritized their physical and mental health by seeking wellness and escapism. With the category front of mind for both retailers and consumers in the new year, we’re joined by CPO of Sweaty Betty, Jemma Cassidy, to delve more into...

Duration:00:54:14

2020: Year in review and the top retail trends to know ft. Aoife Byrne & Krista Corrigan, Retail Analysts at EDITED

12/22/2020
While 2020 has thrown retailers a curveball, the industry has gained valuable insights to take with them in the new year and beyond. From a reliance on e-commerce to the emergence of new technology like autonomous deliveries, retailers overcame many of the adverse effects from the pandemic by adapting quickly to the new retail landscape. In our final podcast episode of the year, we’re joined by two of EDITED’s Retail Analysts, Aoife Byrne and Krista Corrigan, to talk through the top trends...

Duration:00:44:32