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Go behind the scenes with Suzy Menkes, fashion's leading authority, for in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most influential designers, thinkers and executives.
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    RAFFAELLO NAPOLEONE - Pitti Immagine

    RAFFAELLO NAPOLEONE - Pitti Immagine

    For episode 7 of season 4, Suzy talks to Raffaello Napoleone about celebrating the 100th edition of Pitti Uomo, the world renowned menswear trade fair of which he is CEO.
    Have you ever wondered how your clothes end up in the shops? Buyers descend on trade fairs once or twice a year to purchase stock to fill their shelves. It may come as a surprise that not all clothes come from the runways of Paris and Milan.
    As the premier men’s trade fair gets back into post-Covid action it has been decided that Pitti will be ‘double-track’ with a digital week as well as a physical week. And, in parallel form, there is a growth of the digital platform - Pitti Connect - which the visionary CEO founded 12 years ago.
    Watching the line-up of peacock males displaying their latest looks in Florence’s historic Fortezza da Basso - the location of the trade fair - underscores that powerful Italian spirit of past/present, seen also in the historic city itself.
    As well as his role as CEO Pitti Immagine - a non- profit Italian organisation to promote the fashion industry and Made in Italy - Raffaello Napoleone heads up Pitti Bimbo for children and Pitti Filati for yarns, while current powerful changes to sustainability are also transforming Italy’s attitudes.
    Can the physical format of a trade fair and - above all - its interaction with people, really be revived? The dynamic director has stretched his wings to include trade fairs of artisan perfumes, food with its flavours and tastes, and home wear. They all prove, post Covid, that growth can start at home.
    Raffaello is also one of the founders of the Polimoda fashion school set up with Linda Loppa to help preserve the Italian fashion industry. In teaching and in fashion, he looks always to the future.

    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Music by @joergzuber
    Graphics by Paul Wallis 
    To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com 
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    • 47 min
    DIANE VON FÜRSTENBERG

    DIANE VON FÜRSTENBERG

    For episode 6 of season 4, Suzy talks to Diane von Fürstenberg, wrap dress innovator, DvF founder, New York City philanthropist and supporter of the arts, about her life, work and current activities, including her latest book, Own It: the Secret to Life.

    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Music by @joergzuber
    Graphics by Paul Wallis 
    To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com 
    ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes

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    • 38 min
    ANYA HINDMARCH

    ANYA HINDMARCH

    This week I am joined by handbag designer Anya Hindmarch for episode 5 of season 4.
    The witty, wise and tirelessly energetic Anya Hindmarch, always open-minded and willing to share her wide-open heart, talks to me about her latest amusement. 
    Anya has taken over a post-pandemic empty street in the Knightsbridge area of London - and transformed it into an Anya Village, offering the things she loves and believes in - from her famous handbags to products that are less harmful to the planet.
    She has also just published a book, If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair, which is filled with advice on how to be happy. Her words are profound, defining the character of a woman whose life would be considered quite a challenge: she created a business at age 18, when she came back from Italy carrying a handbag that was to define her life.
    Five children later - three inherited from her widowed husband and two of their own - Anya continues with her world-wide accessories business - and with dollops of fun and a CBE awarded by the Queen.
     
    - The Anya Village on Pont Street London, SW1X opened on 17th May 2021.  
    - If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual For Life, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021

    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Music by @joergzuber
    Graphics by Paul Wallis 
    To find Suzy's articles visit https://suzymenkes.com
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    • 33 min
    DRIES VAN NOTEN

    DRIES VAN NOTEN

    Dries Van Noten talks to Suzy about his career spanning 30 years. He began his career in 1986 designing his own collection of menswear. 
    Since then he has flourished with sophisticated & poetic shows in Paris, marrying art and craft.
    He discusses being part of the alumni of the “Antwerp Six” who graduated from the strong-minded school, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, between 1980–81 and managed, with the help of intellectual teacher Linda Loppa, to plant the seeds of style in the Belgian city.
    Known for his vibrant prints and use of colour and flowers, Dries creates a balance of reality and dream. 
    When one aspect came forward - like the magnetic combination of the pragmatic Belgian realist and haute couture genius Christian Lacroix - the effect marked fashion history.
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Music by @joergzuber
    Graphics by Paul Wallis
    To find Suzy's articles visit https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/suzy-menkes 
    ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes

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    • 36 min
    ALBER ELBAZ - in memoriam

    ALBER ELBAZ - in memoriam

    Many of you heard the sad news of Suzy’s dear friend Alber Elbaz who passed away this weekend - another victim of Covid 19 
    Over the next few weeks - so much will be written about this THIS exceptional & thoughtful designer who loved & wanted to support women.
     
    But as a TRIBUTE to Alber, and as a gesture to the remarkable person he was, we are re-issuing the podcast recorded nearly a year ago. 
    The best way to remember Alber will be to hear him speak - as when he talked it was such joyous company to be in.
    Here are his words and his laughter.
    Produced by Natasha Cowan.
    Edited by Tim Thornton.
    Music by @joergzuber.
    Graphics by Paul Wallis.
    Production Assistance by Lauren Sweeting.
    Support for the Creative Conversations podcast comes from the Condé Nast Luxury Conference.
    To find Suzy's articles visit vogue.co.uk/fashion/suzy-menkes 
    ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes

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    • 53 min
    MICHAEL KORS bonus re-issue

    MICHAEL KORS bonus re-issue

    Happy Birthday Michael Kors! Congratulations for celebrating 40 years in the fashion business!
     
    Michael has so much to say - and it was such fun to talk with him about his 40 years in fashion that we are re-releasing the podcast as a bonus so that his wise and witty words can be heard again and his imagination, energy and lively spirit can be revealed. Having just had a preview across the pond of the special anniversary collection, I know that it features a specially curated selection of iconic pieces throughout the four decades of being in the industry. Plus we will be treated to a Broadway performance with award winning musician Rufus Wainwright. What a celebration for Michael, and a pleasure for us.
     
    Michael Kors, whose American sportswear label is celebrating its 40th anniversary is marking the event with a thoughtful reappraisal of his past and future, where highs have included dressing stars from stage, screen and state, from Jennifer Lopez to Angelina Jolie to Michelle Obama, whose bared shoulders the designer brought to the fore.Michael talks to Suzy about building his own label in the 1980s and designing for Celine in Paris from 1998 to 2004, before expanding his brand in the US, and ultimately across the world.
    Kors has not only built a fashion business but also a powerful luxury accessories empire, under the name Capri Holdings Limited. This conglomerate includes his own mighty label and also Jimmy Choo and Versace.The current pandemic brings a thoughtful response from Michael Kors, who is the first American designer to miss the September timetable of fashion week shows and move his own presentations to October/November. His insightful vision on reducing the speed and the amount of fashion in a post-Covid era is enlightening.
    Here is a chance to hear the real Michael Kors, and to learn that feeding the hungry is as important to him as dressing the famous.
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Music by @joergzuber
    Graphics by Paul Wallis.
    Production Assistance by Lauren Sweeting.
    To find Suzy's articles visit https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/suzy-menkes ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes
     

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    • 45 min

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17 notes

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AnnaJaneLise ,

Inspiring !

Thanks to all amazing designers to share their vision & strong feelings about fashion from their own journey experiences! All fashion students will listen and enjoy this very powerful conversation.Thanks Suzy!

PASCAL LOPERENA ,

Remarquable!

Bravo Suzy!

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