THE FUTURISTIC ONE: ELECTRIC RUNWAY
What does blockchain mean for the fashion industry? How does shopping in virtual reality work? Will biotechnology bring our clothes to life? Toronto-based fashion tech expert and host Amanda Cosco takes listeners through these questions and into the future of retail and style.
THE BFF ONE: FASHION HAGS
Nothing is off-limits in this enthusiastic Canadian podcast of all things fashion — from the woes of shipping to the counterfeit goods industry and cultural appropriation. In fact, swearing and shade-throwing are encouraged. Hosts Abby Shumka, Evan Ducharme and Katie Garnham (aka the Fashion Hags) all met while studying fashion design in Vancouver and still work locally in the industry.
THE FUNNY ONE: SO FASHIONATING
Is fashion funny? New York-based comedians, fashion lovers and ex-ballerinas Ruby McCollister and Max Wittert sure think so. In the first episode, the pair sit down with comedian Eudora Peterson to talk about Juicy Couture tracksuits, pulling off “ugly” clothes and New York Fashion Week.
THE CONVERSATIONAL ONE: LAYERS
The UK-based Layers is a podcast about style, how we get dressed and why we wear what we wear. Fashion and culture writers Stevie Mackenzie-Smith and Ana Kinsella host the show and each episode features conversation, stories and interviews on how we engage with clothes.
THE ONE ON IDENTITY: OUTFIT
In this self-described “queer fashion podcast,” Outfit explores the relationship between gender, presentation, sexuality, and clothing. Host Ellen Ford speaks to LGBTQ designers, a fashion psychologist and even her dad about how we find ourselves through our clothes.
THE ETHICAL ONE: WARDROBE CRISIS
Fashion isn’t all glamour; in fact it’s one of the most polluting industries in the world. This podcast hosted by Clare Press, journalist and the sustainability editor-at-large for Vogue Australia, examines industry issues around sustainability, ethics, consumerism — and what we can do about it.
THE INSIDER ONE: THE BARNEYS PODCAST
The first season of the luxury retailer’s debut podcast is centred on one-on-one conversations between Barneys executives and top creative minds in the worlds of fashion, design, art, and media. Celebrity guests include Cleo Wade, Rick Owens and Jonathan Adler.
THE NEXT BEST THING TO A CHANEL BAG: 3.55 HANDBAG STORIES BY CHANEL
Recorded in Gabrielle Chanel’s legendary Parisian apartment, Chanel’s flagship podcast discusses the fashion house’s distinctive style and signature handbags. It’s hosted by style expert and Karl Lagerfeld muse, Amanda Harlech, and features guests such as writer and editor Susie Lau and model Stella Tennant.
THE ONE INSIDE ALESSANDRO MICHELE’S MIND: GUCCI PODCAST
Find yourself transported to Florence with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Gucci’s quirky world with their new podcast which delves into the creativity and inspirations of the brand. In the first episode, curator of the Gucci Garden Galleria, Maria Luisa Frisa, talks to some of the artists featured in the gallery.
This story first appeared on ELLEcanada.com.