Welcome to Advance Copy a space for independent thinkers in fashion. Our guests are founders of courageous companies reimagining the future of fashion. Together, we’ll look deep inside and outside the industry for ways of growing fashion brands based on instinct and philosophy, in any corner of the world. Join us on advance-copy.com
Lukhanyo Mdingi’s Spirit of Abundance
South Africa native Lukhanyo Mdingi started his namesake fashion label in 2015, growing a creative universe dedicated to human relationships ever since. We discuss the importance of love and patience in establishing a purposeful fashion brand.
ROWSE on Defying Industry Standards
Boutique skincare brand ROWSE deconstructs complicated lotions and unrealistic advertising to bring customers natural ingredients in their purest form. Speaking from Spain, CEO Gabriela Salord and Creative Director Nuria Val share their approach to building a dynamic beauty company and explain how entrepreneurial ambition can benefit nature, people and creativity.
CAES on Starting a Slow Fashion Brand
Dutch womenswear label CAES is Helen de Kluiver's exploration of slow fashion. The brand was realised from Helen's reflection on personal values and professional experiences in fast fashion. We look back on the moment when Helen took a leap of faith to pursue her vision and how CAES strives to represent ethical standards above archaic expectations of the fashion industry.
Casa Balandra, a Culture of Its Own
Claudia and Isabella del Olmo and long-time collaborator Cécile Denis imagined a modern European guest house and artist residency in Casa Balandra. We discuss multiculturalism, creativity, relationships and moments of indulgence.
Embodying All Parts of Self With Priyanka Kaul
Badaam is the embodiment of its founder Priyanka Kaul’s multi-faceted character and her wide-reaching interests. We talk about juggling two careers, the long-awaited rise of multi-cultural fashion designers and India's unmatched knowledge of natural fabrics.
Arnsdorf on Relaunching With Greater Purpose
Arnsdorf is a robust womenswear label comprised of an atelier, online store and bricks and mortar boutique. Founder, Jade Sarita Arnott talks about the importance of designing new processes and not being afraid to cross industry barriers.
Well thought out interviews that invite us to rethink and question the world of fashion in relation to consumerism and mass production. I especially enjoyed listening to the first interview with Lucia, and absolutely loved that she didn’t have any kind of strategy and instead followed her intuition, doing things at her own pace. I can 100% relate to this mentality and wish more of us would follow this approach - growing slowly, but consciously.