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In Conversation: Simone Rocha & Sophie Barber
Continuing our series bringing together a fashion designer in conversation with an artist, we hear from Simone Rocha and Sophie Barber. Simone is the London-based designer known for romantic silhouettes offset by gritty contemporary accents. Hailing from Ireland with roots tracing back to Hong Kong, she has become a star of the London fashion scene since launching her label in 2010. When we made this recording, over the internet, it was barely a week since she’d staged her highly personal SS22 collection inspired by the experience of having her second child.
Sophie dialled in from her home in Hastings on the south-east coast of England. The 25-year-old first came to Rocha’s attention when she visited her solo show in London in 2020. Enchanted by the artist’s playful, sense-tingling work, she finally had the chance to meet her in real life at Alison Jacques Gallery in London, which represents Sophie and where, at the time of recording , she has a solo exhibition of new paintings. Simone in turn invited Sophie and her boyfriend Ben to sit front row at her show. Listen as the pair get to know each other, discovering the parallels and differences in their respective practices.
In Conversation: Gabriela Hearst & Laurie Simmons
Is fashion art? In this new podcast series, we bring a fashion designer together in conversation with an artist whose practice inspires them. In the inaugural episode, designer Gabriela Hearst and artist Laurie Simmons discuss women they admire, timelessness and their influences.
The acclaimed architect and pioneer of high-calibre minimalism talks to Danielle Radojcin about designing stores for Calvin Klein and Christopher Kane and the value of the physical retail space in the digital age.
As her latest novel is published, the writer talks to Danielle Radojcin about the memories that inspired Hideous Kinky, and how her family inspires her work.
The Royal Ballet’s principal dancer speaks to Danielle Radojcin about responding to Black Lives Matter through his choreography and dressing up in Nureyev’s costumes.
As a new book celebrating 30 years of her work is published, the renowned American artist speaks to Danielle Radojcin about some of her career highlights and documenting the times we live in. (Image courtesy of Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Contour by Getty.
Interesting listen on a range of arts subjects
I discovered this Collectors House series of podcasts on a BA flight to Moscow this summer as part of their inflight entertainment.
I passed the time enjoyably hearing the life story of the designer/stylist Lucinda Chambers and the chef/patron Skye Gyngell.
Now I've signed up to listen to many more on my phone. Today Faith Ringgold before I see her show at the Serpentine Gallery. Much else to catch up on Richard Wentworth, the sculptor and artist and much more.
A hidden treasure trove which needs publicising more. The main interviewer is terrific.
In my top 3 fave podcasts
So great! I love the variety of guests and familiar yet interesting style of interviewing. I like to listen on the way to and from work, as there’s plenty of substance presented in a straightforward, relatable manner.
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Absolutely adore this poddy, some fascinating insights into the lives and works of so many awesome creators and visionaries. A great source of inspiration and I love the warm vibe of the interview style, feels really intimate. Keep them coming!