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#17: Slow fashion and the future of magazines with Denude founder Laurie Truman

Image: Denude magazine, latest issue Source: Instagram @denudemagazine On episode #17 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Laurie Truman, the founder of Denude magazine. London-based, Denude is an indie magazine aimed at women who want honest, intelligent and thoughtful fashion and culture content. To do this, Denude focuses on intelligent women with unique perspectives, all while promoting the concept of ‘slow fashion.’ For those of you who don’t know (I myself didn’t know before doing...

Duration: 00:53:22

#16 Creating an aesthestic with menswear designer Eshe Mitchell

Image: Vogue Runway, Eshe Mitchell's debut "Mixed Me" collection On episode #16 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Eshe Mitchell, recent Coventry University Fashion and Costume Graduate behind her namesake brand. Recently debuting her “Mixed Me” collection at Freerange Exhibition (Brick Lane), which combines a love of streetwear with her Nigerian heritage, the pieces are colourful, cool and unique – yet actually quite wearable. After the Exhibition, her collection even ended up on...

Duration: 00:31:25

#15: Starting a streetwear brand at 18-years-old with The Weekend Studio

Image: Elias Riadi of PAQ rocking The Weekend Studio trousers. Source: Instagram @tws_clothing. On episode #15 of Fashion Originators, I chat with the founders of The Weekend Studio, Samir Patel and Dan Farrelly. UK-based, the boys use London as the backdrop for their mega-cool streetwear look books. Although the range is small, their website features on-trend tracksuit and workwear sets that are all LONDON MADE. On the episode, Samir and Dan share their founding story, what it's like to be...

Duration: 00:52:28

#14: How to kill it as a fashion blogger with Elvira of @bdblggr

On episode #14 of Fashion Originators, I chat with 26-year-old SW London blogger, Elvira Vedelago, of Starting her blog as a hobby after university, blogging has since become Elvira’s full-time job. Featuring ‘how to’ driven posts on ‘bad fashion’ and ‘bad advice’, Elvira’s content is driven by the idea that we're all perfectly imperfect (and badass too). On the episode, Elvira gives me a crash course in blogging 101: creating a platform, stats, dealing with brands -- we cover...

Duration: 00:51:22

#13: How to make your fashion business idea a reality with Tim Isle of LCF

On episode #13 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Tim Isle from the London College of Fashion Student Enterprise Team. At LCF Tim is the Student Enterprise Coordinator – he coaches students and graduates in developing sustainable businesses from inception to scaling. In addition to overseeing the Student Enterprise Challenge – which was won by Lara Intimates AKA Cindy from episode 9 – Tim also supports students in-curriculum, and with business support workshops for SET contestants....

Duration: 00:34:03

#12: Why fashion entrepreneurs need augmented reality with Holition CEO Jonathan Chippindale

On episode #12 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Jonathan Chippindale, the founder of Holition Augmented Retail. Holition is no ordinary creative agency. Rather, Holition is an agency focused on retail tech innovation. Filled with scientists, film-makers, mathematicians, UX designers and other curious minds, Holition take a multidisciplinary approach to changing the way you shop. Whether they’re using Augmented reality, holograms or 3d technology, Holition cater to their clients (the...

Duration: 00:58:20

#11: Why clothing rental is the future with HIGHER studio founder Sara Arnold

On episode #11 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Sara Arnold, the founder of HIGHER. HIGHER, a clothing subscription service, is set to revolutionize shopping and the way you perceive your closet. For £90/month, - you can borrow up to 3 items at a time, and swap out items whenever you want. Featuring designers ranging from Westwood and Margiela to up-and-coming labels like Phoebe English, Arnold gives subscribers access to a library of curated designer pieces – without the guilt (or...

Duration: 00:39:46

#10: Create your niche product ft MeganSullivan of With Grace B. Bold

On episode #10 of Fashion Originators, I spoke with Megan Sullivan -- the founder of luxury post-mastectomy womenswear brand, With Grace B. Bold. After Megan’s mother was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, Megan became inspired to combine her fashion design background with her desire to improve the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors. Post-mastectomy, women often struggle to find stylish and comfortable clothing. To solve this struggle, Megan developed two tops: “The...

Duration: 00:46:06

#9: Start your sustainable business with Cindy Liberman of Lara Intimates

On episode #9 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Cindy Liberman -- one of the founders behind sustainable lingerie brand Lara Intimates. Lara Intimates not only make their bras here in London (with employees paid a living-wage), but the garments themselves are also made with industry off-cut fabrics. Unlike most lingerie brands, Lara Intimates offer a wide range of sizes (28A to 36E), and focus every aspect of their business on creating 'a product with better values that women actually...

Duration: 00:50:23

#8 Building partnerships & the future of eyewear with Hugo Taylor & Charlie Morris

On episode #8 of Fashion Originators, I chat with Hugo Taylor and Charlie Morris, the founders of Taylor-Morris eyewear.

Duration: 00:42:03

#7: How to start a fashion app with Cashmere founder Urenna Okonkwo

On episode #7 of Fashion Originators, I chatted with Urenna Okonkwo, the founder of soon-to-be-released fashion app "Cashmere." After discovering a pair of dreamy Christian Louboutin heels with a not-so-dreamy price tag, Urenna devised "Cashmere" -- a luxury savings app. Through Cashmere, Urenna lets users set a monthly savings plan, which transfers small amounts of money to a secure "luxury savings" account. On the episode, Urenna and I discuss: starting an app 101, the future of...

Duration: 00:31:42

#6: Turning a club into a company with LABEL founder Jo Boon

On episode #6 of Fashion Originators, I chatted with Jo Boon, the founder of body positive student fashion show -- and now company -- LABEL. Although LABEL initially started as a body positive fashion show at the University of St Andrews, it has since morphed into a multidimensional brand (encompassing art events, a magazine, merchandise etc). During out chat, we reminisce about our time at St Andrews (we're both alumni), the future of the body positive fashion business, and of course --...

Duration: 00:32:30

#:5 How to build your accessory brand ft. the founder of Marlow London

On episode #5 of Fashion Originators, I chatted with Chloe Marlow, the founder of Marlow London. After realizing that all her friends at Central Saint Martins wanted to buy her final-year project, Chloe knew she was onto something. Combining her love of luxury with a great sense of humour (and a little sprinkle of law of attraction), Chloe brought her line of laser cut totes and cheeky scarves to life. In the episode, we discuss a wide range of topics: - The early days of founding a brand...

Duration: 00:27:26

#4: Growing your brand strategically with LNDR founders Sarah Donnelly and Donna Harris

For episode #4 of Fashion Originators, I had the privilege of speaking to two of LNDR 's founders; Sarah Donnelly and Donna Harris. Founded by Sara Donnelly, Donna Harris and Joanna Turner, LNDR is THE high-performance lifestyle brand for chic women on-the-go. Stocked by the likes of Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, Selfridges Body Studio and Harvey Nichols, it’s safe to say that it’s a favourite amongst the luxury set [like Gigi Hadid, Toni Garn, Sophia Richie, Jasmine Saunders]. During the...

Duration: 00:35:56

#3: Finding your YouTube niche & American Fashion criticism with YouTuber HauteleMode

For episode #3 of Fashion Originators, I had the pleasure of chatting with YouTuber Luke Meagher AKA HauteleMode. Luke is an 'originator' to me because no channel like his exists. On his channel, Luke critiques runway shows and fashion news in an informative and unpretentious way. During the episode, we discuss not only the ins and outs of YouTube, but also the future of blogging and American fashion on the whole. Thank you for listening! As its still early days of the podcast, I would...

Duration: 00:40:07

#2: Creating a visionary business with Lululemon founder Chip Wilson

In the first official episode of "Fashion Originators", I speak with Lululemon founder Chip Wilson about the brand's early days, 'crazy ideas', and the books that will change your life. Books recommended: "The Prince" by Machiavelli "Good to Great" by Jim Collins "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand "The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement" by E.M. Goldratt Thank you for listening! As this is the first episode, I would absolutely love your feedback in the comments. What did you like most about...

Duration: 00:29:11

#1: Fashion Originators Podcast Introduction: Who am I?

The introductory episode of Fashion Originators. Who am I ? What is this show? What are my goals?

Duration: 00:03:58