Homeroom is a podcast series presented by Sole and hosted by Bunyamin Aydin. In this series, Bunyamin will be speaking with some of the people he's met on his journey as founder and creative director of Les Benjamins. These people are friends, but have also served as mentors and guides, sharing advice and experience.
Ep 05: Elise Swopes
In episode 05, Bunyamin speaks with self-taught photographer Elise Swopes about being an early adapter to social media, setting the standards for Instagram, and maintaining her artistic integrity while working with brands.
Ep 04: Hikmet Sugoer
The ethics of reselling, the life of German Turks, and what we should think about luxury brands in the streetwear space. Bunyamin speaks with the founder of SONRA and Solebox, Hikmet Sugoer.
Ep 03: Burak Cakmak
In episode 03, Bunyamin speaks with Burak Cakmak, the Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York. Burak has advised some of the biggest global brands in sustainable practices and innovation. Listen as Bunyamin speaks with Burak about what it means to be a sustainable brand in 2020 and how he is coaching the next wave of designers to think differently about their approach to fashion and defying current industry norms.
Ep 02: Yassine Saidi
In episode 02, Bunyamin speaks with Yassine Saidi, Global Head for Puma Select, about his career path, forging collaborations with the likes of Rihanna & The Weekend as well as the launch of his new venture “The Agency.”
Ep 01: Heron Preston
Heron Preston speaks to Bunyamin Aydin about growing up in San Francisco, landing a job at Nike, working with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh, and how he started his namesake label.