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American Fashion Podcast

American Fashion Podcast

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American Fashion Podcast is a 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. Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis.
161 Episodes
A conversation with leather patternmaker Raphael Lombardo, recorded on location in Florence, Italy, at a new leather design and manufacturing school, the Filo Firenze Fashion Academy, inside the walls of Palazzo Pucci. 
223 - Isabel Benenato

223 - Isabel Benenato


Tuscany isn't too far from Copenhagen, right? Charles is on the road in Europe. This interview from Lucca, Italy, was recorded while visiting the atelier and factory of Italian fashion designer Isabel Benenato, and getting some perspective on issues facing independent designers around the world.Isabel and husband Filippo Novelli discuss challenges facing their businesses as they scale and look toward e-commerce.A special thank you! to Claudia Innocenti, Product Development Manager, for arranging the interview.
From Copenhagen, Denmark, conversations with Dana Thomas, Simon Collins, The RealReal, and a host of innovators in the ethical fashion realm.Pre-order Dana Thomas' new book, Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion--and the Future of Clothes here (link)Links to people and companies mentioned in this episode:Naia - - Coatings - - Systems - - For The Oceans - - The RealReal - Thomas - Repack - Collins -
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.
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.
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.
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 Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis sit down with The Accessories Council's president Karen Giberson and members John Petkanas, owner of Jonevon Furs; Regina Gelber, VP of Product Development and Sourcing at Envisage Group; and Samantha Ortiz, president of Reich Furs.reference:
217 - Bibhu Mohapatra

217 - Bibhu Mohapatra


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.
Steven Birnbaum has been a bridal designer for over 40 years. He provides bespoke wedding designs for clients from a New York City atelier. 
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. 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 American Fashion Podcast — Major Designers.
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