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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.
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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.https://www.mistamina.com/
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:https://accessoriescouncil.org/https://www.reichfurs.com/blogs/news/nofurban-an-update-from-reich-furshttps://www.truthaboutfur.com/blog/new-york-fur-ban-furriers-fight-to-save-sustainable-industry/https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/opinion/fashion-is-thriving-without-fur.html
217 - Bibhu Mohapatra

217 - Bibhu Mohapatra

2019-05-0801:14:59

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.http://www.stevenbirnbaumbridal.com/ 
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.https://www.josephabboud.com/Subscribe 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.
214 - Romeo Hunte

214 - Romeo Hunte

2019-04-2200:32:57

With high-end streetwear's star showing no sign of waning, and his bespoke clients including the likes of Gabrielle Union, Michelle Obama, Evan Turner, and Beyonce, designer Romeo Hunte is riding a strong wave of success and notoriety but navigates the business cautiously.
Fashinnovation is a conference series covering trendy topics at the intersection of fashion, technology, and compassion. Jordana Guimarães, a fashion publicist, is the co-founder, along with her husband, who has a background in technology entrepreneurship.https://fashinnovation.nyc/https://aclbyjojo.com/https://americanfashionpodcast.com/
Reaction to the strange news that the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator will be shuttered at the end of June, along with news from The Accessories Council, a reminder about the NYC Fair Trade Coalition's Global Fest event coming up on April 26th, and Charles asks for input on his upcoming trip to The Copenhagen Fashion Summit.https://bkaccelerator.com/pratt-institutes-5-year-experiment-in-changing-an-industry-moves-on/https://www.nycfairtradecoalition.org/http://copenhagenfashionsummit.com/https://accessoriescouncil.org/
“These people are creatives. They want to create, they want to get their product out there and talk about their product, yet they have to spend most of their time doing these things that they don’t want to do.” – Brand Assembly CEO Hillary Francehttp://www.brandassembly.com/
Zack Hurley is Founder and CEO of Indie Source, a Los Angeles-based manufacturing and product development service provider that serves as an independent fashion hub for resources and education, and is helping many local independent designers build their businesses.Links:indiesource.comABOUT AFP: If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering with us or sponsoring the series. Our email address is info@americanfashionpodcast.com and our voicemail line is 646-979-8709. You can find American Fashion Podcast on Facebook, on Instagram @americanfashionshow and on Twitter @afpod. To sign up to attend our live shows, visit the Live Shows page. Thanks and keep listening!
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