O.T.T is the brainchild of model and journalist Trey Gaskin. The podcast covers everything related to fashion and pop culture. The show highlights some of the industry's most promising and exciting young voices and the industry icons that have influenced Trey. Guests of the first season include Pat Cleveland, Essie Buckman, Harris Reed, Jawara Alleyne and Saul Nash. New episodes will be uploaded each Thursday! Thank you so much for joining the O.T.T family- we can't wait for you guys to hear what's coming next!
Athena: Goddess of War, Wisdom, and Beating a Face
Athena Paignton is a London based makeup artist, face painter, and illustrator. Paignton's work can be seen in The Face, Dazed, and Italian Vogue to name a few titles the makeup artist has lent her talents to. When she isn’t beating the faces of Pamela Anderson and Solange she is an avid environmental and mental health advocate. Today we are going to be talking about how her love for makeup manifested, her tips for getting through the second lockdown, and her worst early side jobs.
Shaking the Menswear Table (with Bianca Saunders and Marvin Desroc)
On the 10th episode of O.T.T, I am joined by my friends and menswear designers Bianca Saunders and Marvin Desroc. Saunders a Forbes 30 under 30 and British Fashion Council NEWGEN recipient has captivated the industry with her innovative pattern cutting and meticulously researched collections. Desroc a graduate from Central Saint Martin’s esteemed MA program is bringing sleek sexy sophistication back with his work, which has been seen in Another Man, and i-D. Both have played a vital role in showing different ways Black masculinity can be represented through dress. Today we will be talking about their work, the Versuz battles, and minding your business!
Meet Me In The Maul It's Goin' Down (with Gareth Wrighton)
Multidisciplinary creative Gareth Wrighton joins O.T.T today. The designer, stylist, and video game creator has become one of fashion's most exciting and thought-provoking voices in the industry right now. Wrighton graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 and made waves with his final major project entitled "The Maul" a post-apocalyptic video game which took it’s players into a post apocalyptic parallel universe where zombies were weaning Wrighton’s collection. He made his Fashion East debut during the Fall-Winter 2019 season where he captivated the audience with his stunning knits, and satirical MAGA inspired hats with the slogan "My Period's Late Again". Today we are talking about his career, the pop culture moments that formed his taste, and our mutual love of Britney Spears.
We Need the Audience to Buy Shamir's Album
Shamir first grabbed our attention in 2014 when he released his hit single "On The Regular" off of his critically acclaimed debut album Ratchet. Six years and six albums later the singer is gearing up to release his seventh album entitled Shamir. His self titled will be the second album the singer has released in 2020 after the release of Cataclysm this past spring. The lead single from this project On My Own is a quarantine bop that has been keeping us fed. Today we will be talking about his upcoming album, his love for knitting, Black mental health and how he recorded the album in quarantine.
Black Is Queens!
Fashion Journalist Kacion Mayers and Stylist and Image Maker Joe Bates join O.T.T today. Mayers is the founder of the Dickprint a magazine dedicated to Black Gay Men, fetishwear and dressing for pleasure. Bates’ final major project at Saint Martin’s entitled ‘Lokko’ was a series of sickening self portraits that explored his relationship to subjecting himself to the white gaze. Today we’re talking about, Chris Evans, coons and Black Queer representation in media.
The (anti) Social CLub
Kevin Ponce, Social Media Editor of V Magazine and Taylor Roberts Social Media Manager of Paper Magazine join O.T.T today. Social Media in general is such an important part of our daily lives but in quarantine its role in our lives has exponentially grown. Today, they will be discussing the experience of running social media accounts for fashion magazines in 2020, their unproblematic faves and how they find time for self care when their whole lives are online.