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American Fashion Podcast — exploring innovation and sustainability across the industry

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Exploring fashion as an art and a business. American Fashion Podcast is the fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories through long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business, with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation, since 2014. Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis.

Exploring fashion as an art and a business. American Fashion Podcast is the fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories through long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business, with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation, since 2014. Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis.

Location:

Brooklyn , NY

Description:

Exploring fashion as an art and a business. American Fashion Podcast is the fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories through long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business, with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation, since 2014. Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis.

Twitter:

@afpod

Language:

English


Episodes

John David Ridge

11/16/2021
John David Ridge is a celebrated American fashion and costume designer, through whose stories we hear firsthand what it was like to be just about everywhere in those worlds over the past fifty years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:09

Gerber Technology's 3D Fashion Design Experts

10/24/2021
Gerber invented the technology that has underpinned the fashion industry for roughly the last five decades. Few people in the industry know the landscape of product development and manufacturing technology better than our guests in this episode, Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, and Mary McFadden, Vice President for CAD Product Management, at Gerber Technology. We discuss what they do, where they think everything is going, and the new Innovation Center they've set up in...

Duration:00:44:35

A brand, a manufacturer, and a sewing machine maker walk into a pandemic...

10/8/2021
Recorded in May 2020, the story of a collaboration between Lucky Brand, New Fashion Products, and Brother International Corporation to use what they had and start making masks as quickly as possible. — Guests: Peter Holland, Vice President, Industrial Products Division, Brother International Corporation — https://brother-usa.com Allison Charalambous, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Lucky Brand — https://www.luckybrand.com/ Bobby Ahn, President & CEO, New...

Duration:00:30:17

Aaaaaannnnd.... we're back.

9/23/2021
Hi, this is Charles. So... a weird couple of months there, for various reasons. Not sure if you noticed some of them. Anyway, dropping 6 episodes as quickly as I can get them edited. A few of them are actually from last year and just never got out the door. Then... fresh new stuff... weekly stuff... the stuff your ears and fashion nerd brain crave. There is a new feature on our website, where you can leave us a message. We would love to hear from you... SAY SOMETHING:...

Duration:00:01:23

The Eyes and Ears of Investors - Gabriella Santaniello, Founder of Retail Consulting Firm A Line Partners

9/23/2021
Gabriella Santaniello is the Founder of the retail consulting firm A Line Partners. "With over 15 years working in the fashion industry and 12 in finance, Gabriella brings a unique blend of experience to discuss what is happening with fashion specifically at the retail level – she provides the color behind the numbers. Her company, A-Line Partners, is an independent retail research firm providing the investment community with research from a stable of retail specialists who visit malls...

Duration:00:48:32

Maxine Bédat's Denim Odyssey

6/15/2021
Maxine Bédat is Executive Director at New Standard Institute and the author of the new book, "Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment." The book: https://www.amazon.com/Unraveled-Death-Garment-Maxine-Bedat/dp/0593085973/ https://www.newstandardinstitute.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxinebedat/ https://americanfashionpodcast.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:05

Todd Snyder

5/18/2021
Designer and executive Todd Snyder is credited with changing the landscape of the global menswear industry on more than one occasion. From his time at J Crew, Old Navy, and Ralph Lauren, to running his own label, his career and aesthetic continue to set a special standard in the business. https://www.toddsnyder.com/ Visit us online at https://americanfashionpodcast.com/ to access over 250 previous episodes in our archive: https://americanfashion.supportingcast.fm/ See...

Duration:00:51:58

Ann Roth, Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer

4/25/2021
A repost of our episode #197, featuring costume designers Ann Roth and Giovanni Lipari. On April 25th, Ann Roth received the Academy Award for her work on the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:01

Navigating The Supply Chain With Mary Cally

5/23/2020
Mary Cally is an industry veteran who has worked on supply chain and manufacturing logistics issues for many large brands. We spoke with her on March 9th, just as the COVID-19 situation was beginning to shut down New York City. Find additional episodes of American Fashion Podcast in our Archives: https://americanfashionpodcast.com/archives See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:31

American Fashion Podcast - your weekly look under the hood of the fashion business

5/8/2020
Listen to new episodes for free and find all 250+ episodes in our archive: https://americanfashionpodcast.com/archives See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:19

The Alabama Chanin Story

5/4/2020
In this, our 250th episode, we welcome one of the true original champions of the slow fashion movement, Natalie Chanin, designer and founder of the Florence, Alabama-based and globally recognized leading ethical fashion brand Alabama Chanin. https://alabamachanin.com/ https://journal.alabamachanin.com/ https://projectthreadways.org/ https://design.ncsu.edu/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:15

Supply Chain On The Brain - Lisa Morales-Hellebo

4/22/2020
Our guest in the studio, Lisa Morales-Hellebo, is the Co-founder and GP at REFASHIOND Ventures, the Co-founder of The New York Supply Chain Meetup, and the Co-founder of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. She also happened to start the New York Fashion Tech Lab and was a pioneer in visual search. So, obviously, we're talking to her about astrology. Just kidding. This is a fashiontech and supply chain investment deep dive. Brace yourself. http://www.refashiond.com/...

Duration:00:54:46

Lafayette 148 New York: Fantastically Vertical

4/11/2020
Lafayette 148 New York CEO Deirdre Quinn discusses the brand's recent move to the Brooklyn Navy Yard innovation hub, their still thriving print catalog business, their next-generation vertically-integrated factory in China, and the brand's long fiscally conservative journey from a little shop in pre-chic Soho. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:42

The Women Who Run Badgley Mischka

4/4/2020
Behind Mark and James are three dynamic partners who helped them buy the brand back from Iconix Group, and lead the iconic brand behind the scenes. Our guest are President Christine Currence, Executive Vice President of Sales Lara Piropato, and Executive Vice-President of Production Kimberly Lee-Sui, and they discuss their path to reclaiming the Badgley Mischka brand and their new journey forward through a mix of legacy and mass licensing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:53

Pier 59 Studios Founder Federico Pignatelli

3/27/2020
Prince Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa is the Owner and President of Art and Fashion Group, the parent company of Pier 59 Studios. He involves himself in fashion, photography, art, cinema, virtual reality, and numerous other interests and enterprises. As the owner of Industry Model Management, he has been responsible for the creation and promotion of the Model's Bill of Rights, which is discussed in more detail in our previous interview with its Co-Founder, model Simone Aptekman. He is...

Duration:01:07:41

URGENT - American Fashion Town Hall - Call For Participation

3/25/2020
The world is in crisis and the fashion industry is in trouble. Time to put our heads together. Join us Tuesday March 31st at 2pm EST the American Fashion Town Hall, a live stream event with experts talking about the impact of COVID-19 on our industry and what we can all do to help each other and our communities. To find the live stream on Tuesday go to https://mmn.one/townhall <-- BOOKMARK THIS NOW For comments, questions, or to get involved, email info@americanfashionpodcast.com, leave a...

Duration:00:01:50

The Models' Bill of Rights

3/23/2020
Models' Bill of Rights Co-Founder Simone Aptekman talks about the movement for transparency and accountability in the world of models, agencies, and their contracts. https://www.modelsbillofrights.com/ https://www.simoneaptekman.com/ - - - For access to hundreds of additional episodes going back to 2014, visit AmericanFashionPodcast.com and subscribe to our Archives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:33

Workforce Development For The American Fashion Industry

3/16/2020
The future of the industry is being decided in a metaphorical crucible where labor and automation are currently burning. To understand what's coming in this wild and unpredictable reaction, we invited a panel of experts in the field of Workforce Development to discuss their initiatives and the general state of labor and automation in the American fashion business. Lee Wellington is Executive Director of The Urban Manufacturing Alliance Sarah Krasley is Founder and CEO at Shimmy Technologies,...

Duration:00:59:33

Simple, Reusable, Chic - Scout Bags Elevate The Tote Task

3/16/2020
Deb Waterman Johns is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder at Scout. A former Vogue editor with a fine arts background, she turned a Chinatown discount store find into an upgraded staple. https://www.scoutbags.com/ - Find more episodes of America Fashion Podcast by clicking "Archives" in the main menu at https://americanfashionpodcast.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:40

The Mighty Company

3/11/2020
Jessie Willner was an artist with a dream of wild wonderful ethically-produced leather statement jackets. Together with her best friend Hanover Savas and the occasional "Hadidas" moment, they're making it happen in Los Angeles, and now around the world, with The Mighty Company. -- https://themightycompany.com/ Follow The Mighty Company on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themightycompany/ To subscribe to American Fashion Podcast's Archives and support the show, visit...

Duration:00:43:15