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British Fashion Council. Fashion Forum – Embodying British creativity and culture

The British Fashion Council (BFC) unveils its final Fashion Forum podcast episode ‘What’s next for music and style?’, thematizing the influence 2020 has on the fashion and music industry

Traversing over ten episodes featuring a range of conversations with fashion professionals, the first podcast series of the British Fashion Council has announced its final episode. The podcast emphasized the relationships between the creatives industries, by acknowledging their creative frames. From designers like Pariah Farzaneh, over musicians like Tinie Tempeh or photographer and filmmaker Campbell Addy. All guests embody British creativity and play a role in the fashion industry’s culture.

For the final Episode ‘What’s new for music and style?’, the British Fashion Council invited Tiffany Calver, DJ and radio host, stylist Leah Abbott and musician Jimothy Lacoste a discussion on how 2020 has changed the relationship between music and style, and music emerging from across the UK.

What firstly commenced with ‘British fashion, music and brand building’, recorded on May 27th 2020, where Dylan Jones, BFC Menswear Chair and Editor-in-Chief of British GQ, spoke to musician and British Fashion Council Ambassador Tinie Tempah about the relationship between fashion and music and the entrepreneurial spirit required to build a clothing brand was followed by a variety of topics and industry professionals

BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL’S PODCAST PARTICIPANTS

Episode two, ‘Fashion, football and creative expression’, brought together Catherine Hayward, Fashion Director of Esquire UK and Arsenal footballer Hector Bellerin to examine how Bellerin believes fashion and sport can unite to support diversity and push boundaries. 

‘Diversity and change in the fashion industry’ thematized how fashion brands are responding to the current political climate, and the positive steps many of them are taking towards change, featuring the guests Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director of Grazia UK, and Bethann Hardison, the pioneering fashion advocate, former model and agent. 

In Episode four ‘Fashion, tech and positive change’, June Sarpong, the BBC’s Director of Creative Diversity, talks to Lucy Yeomans about her fashion gaming app Drest. The creatives evaluate the symbiosis of tech and fashion promoting positive change in the industry.  The conversation was followed by ‘Finding A Voice through fashion Design’ with Caroline Issa, Co-Owner and Fashion Director of Tank Magazine, and British menswear designer Paria Farzaneh. 

‘What now for a Fashion student?’ brought together Founder of the fashion label Loverboy Charles Jeffrey; designer Matty Bovan and their former tutor, MA course leader at Central Saint Martins, Fabio Piras to examine the development fashion education has undergone during lockdown and the range of opportunities this change has unveiled.

‘Waking up to racism in the fashion industry’ with Elgar Johnson, Fashion Director at GQ Style, Priya Ahluwalia, designer of the label Ahluwalia, and Gary Armstrong, Senior Fashion Editor at GQ Style underlined how racism manifests in the British fashion industry and what steps to take to implement change. 

In ‘The evolution of fashion and street culture’, Editor in Chief and Creative Director of i-D magazine, Alastair McKimm, was joined by Evan Mock, the Hawaiian skater and surfer, and Jordan Vickors, the British DJ and casting agent, to talk about the influence British street culture has on the global fashion industry. 

‘Breaking boundaries in the fashion industry’ with filmmaker and photographer Campbell Addy and Fashion Director of Garage Magazine, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, addressed the importance of mentors and collaborative spirit.

The series is available to listen to via Acast, Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Podcast.

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