8 Fashion Podcasts To Keep Style Lovers Entertained And Inspired At Home
Historically, fashion has been all about the senses of sight and touch, but in recent years, luxury brands are turning to sound to connect with their audiences. From Gucci to Dior to Chanel, famed fashion Houses are offering us a dose of inspiration and an insight into their worlds through their own curated podcasts. Featuring a roster of famous friends, here we list the best fashion podcasts to keep you entertained and inspired while at home.
1/8 The Gucci Podcast by Gucci
Launched in May 2018, the Gucci Podcast features 28 episodes of rich storytelling perfect for listening to while at home. Promising to “set your imagination free”, the episodes go beyond fashion, with guests including the likes of three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura, singer-songwriter Florence Welch, director Wu Tsang and even Sir Elton John. Offering an insight into the eclectic narrative, inspiration and vision of the Florentine fashion House founded in 1921, each episode features the voices of those who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele.
2/8 Dior Talks by Dior
Newly launched, Dior Talks allows us to step inside the contemporary Dior. In the form of exclusive conversations, Dior Talks, invites artists, collaborators and close friends of the House to express themselves freely; discussing subjects that reflect their core commitments and the challenges of tomorrow, from the role of art to the key stages of feminism. Promising to help us all inquire and inspire, discover and dream, the first series devoted to feminist art.
3/8 Pieces of Me: My Life in Seven Garments by Net-a-porter
A long-time favourite of style mavens, fashion retailer Net-a-porter offers clothes, shoes and accessories from some of the world’s biggest designer brands, but with its podcast, it takes us “behind the seams”. Pieces of Me features a host of women—from Tracee Ellis Ross, Halima Aden and Sam Taylor Johnson to Zainab Salbi—who are invited to tell their stories through the clothing that they wore at defining moments of their lives. Reminding us of the power of clothing, the identity garments can give us and the freedom they can bring, the podcast is a must-listen.
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4/8 3.55 by Chanel
Launched in 2017, 3.55 by Chanel is one of the longest-running fashion podcasts out there. Featuring intimate interview’s with the French house’s ambassadors, including Marion Cotillard, Kiera Knightley and Pharrel Williams—also including a conversation with Karl Lagerfeld as he discusses the process of his creations.
5/8 Chloé Radio by Chloé
Featuring women who embody Chloé’s natural, free-spirited femininity, throughout Chloé Radio’s 20 episodes, journalist Augustin Trapenard chats to the likes of Clémence Poésy, Houda Benyamina, Ariane Labed, Isabelle Huppert, Leila Slimani, and Natacha Ramsay-Levi. Highlighting a quote by founder Gaby Aghion—“To all women, I always say, you must dare”—the podcast showcases Chloé’s values of free-spiritedness, natural femininity and inner strength.
6/8 The Faubourg of Dreams by Hermès
Putting the spotlight on its original Paris store (located at 24 rue de Faubourg Saint-Honore), each episode of The Faubourg of Dreams by Hermès covers key members from the store’s daily routines. From work on its window displays to its leather workshop, the podcast offers a unique insight into the fashion giant.
(Related: Post-Covid-19 Boost: Hermès Earns $2.7 Million In Sales After A Flagship Store in China Reopens)
7/8 Miu Miu Musing by Miu Miu
Miu Miu's conversational podcast, Miu Miu Musing features international lunch debates that mix expert opinion with friendly discussions on a range of modern themes. The mini-series currently has three episodes, recorded in London, New York and Beijing. Hosted by Penny Martin, the series features thoughtful topics such as "We Need to Stop Taking Photographs" and "It’s Time to Break Up with Our Phones".
(Related: Sabrina Ho and Chloe Choo Are Transformed Into the Miu Miu Girl Through the Decades)
8/8 Bottega Residency by Bottega Veneta
Going one step further than a podcast, Bottega's newly launched Bottega Residency is keeping us all entertained throughout our time at home. Dubbed "a theatre of joyous distraction" by the House, the online platform strives to spread joy and positivity through its weekly programming, including everything from art, entertainment, music and content. It kicked off with a week's worth of content curated by creative director Daniel Lee, featuring a lineup that included Lee's favourite artist, film director, playlist and more.
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