11 episodes

A personal billboard to the outside world, fashion really can reflect a much wider personal story than is often told. The clothes we choose to wear help to reveal the story of our lives. Join Henry Holland on a sartorial journey like no other where he speaks to ICONIC guests about the looks that changed their lives and the stories behind them.

WARNING: This is not a podcast about celebrity fashion fails! It’s a personal fashion history straight from the horse's mouth. Are you ready? Subscribe to What Were You Thinking so you don’t miss an episode. 

In partnership with Vestiaire Collective

What Were You Thinking? Henry Holland

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

A personal billboard to the outside world, fashion really can reflect a much wider personal story than is often told. The clothes we choose to wear help to reveal the story of our lives. Join Henry Holland on a sartorial journey like no other where he speaks to ICONIC guests about the looks that changed their lives and the stories behind them.

WARNING: This is not a podcast about celebrity fashion fails! It’s a personal fashion history straight from the horse's mouth. Are you ready? Subscribe to What Were You Thinking so you don’t miss an episode. 

In partnership with Vestiaire Collective

    Shatter the myth Paul Smith

    Shatter the myth Paul Smith

    Designer. Curator. Living legend. Sir Paul Smith shares the highs and lows from his fashion journey which spans 50 years this year. What was the first collection he showed at Fashion Week like? How did he feel going to Chanel shows in the presence of Coco Chanel? Has the thought of retiring ever crossed his mind?

    Sir Paul talks us through the unique dilemma of deciding what to wear when you’re getting knighted in the morning and married in the afternoon, David Bowie giving customers in his store the shock of their lives and the art of being a collector (we didn’t say hoarder, okay). 

    Check out our Instagram to see the looks we discuss @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and follow us on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 43 min
    Grab me by the ears Jake Shears

    Grab me by the ears Jake Shears

    Singer. Songwriter. Icon. Jake Shears looks back on his sartorial choices from his teenage years, through to his time in the Scissor Sisters and beyond. How did moving to New York change his personal style? Why does he think he’s bad at dressing himself? And what was he thinking when he would perform on stage wearing as little as possible?

    Jake lets us in on his most memorable fashion moments including exploring the Vivienne Westwood vault and finding a lacy piece that he fell in love with, his days shopping in New York thrift stores and finding Princess Leia inspired fits and how The Rockettes inspired his style when he was doing Kinky Boots on Broadway. 

    Check out our Instagram to see the looks Jake talks about @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and follow us on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 48 min
    I got wheeled out on a stretcher after my night with Daniel Fletcher

    I got wheeled out on a stretcher after my night with Daniel Fletcher

    Designer Daniel Fletcher takes us through his creative process and how his deeply personal collections explore his thoughts on current affairs and social issues that he is passionate about. How he grew up drawing dress designs for his mum, his first job in fashion with Victoria Beckham and how he gained experience working for some of the biggest names in the fashion world. 

    How did it feel when Harry Styles was one of his first customers, buying some of his graduate collection? What was it really like on set of the Netflix show Next in Fashion? And what will be the next political issues he tackles through his work?

    Daniel gives some sage advice to the fashion graduates in the audience and for anyone looking to break into one of the toughest industries there is. How he found his stride and what makes his work stand out.

    See all the looks we talk about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and check out our Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 44 min
    Don't fob me off Pixie Geldof

    Don't fob me off Pixie Geldof

    Model. Singer. Tabloid proclaimed wild child. Pixie Geldof gets candid about her personal style. What was it like growing up in the public eye during a time when the paparazzi were social media? How does her parents' style influence the way she dresses? And what was she thinking when she wore stripper heels to the British Fashion Awards?

    Pixie takes us through her take on event dressing and how she decided what to wear to a Royal wedding (a last minute borrowed Celine number, of course!), why she wore a pretty Moschino dress to the Met Gala when the theme was punk and the story behind that iconic pixie haircut.

    See all the looks Pixie talks about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and check out our Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 53 min
    Invade my space Paloma Faith

    Invade my space Paloma Faith

    Unique. Authentic. Risk taker. Paloma Faith traces her personal fashion history as she talks us through how she found her one of a kind aesthetic. What effect did the political slogan t-shirts her mum used to dress her in as a child have on her? How did she find the confidence to look so different to those around her? And what was she thinking when she attached two 6ft helium balloons to herself when she played Glastonbury? 

    Paloma always has a say in her look, her music videos, from the casting to the choreography and everything else! She shares her fashion influences, reveals her red carpet secret and describes how she chooses to fight against racism.

    See all the looks we talk about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and check out our Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

     

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    • 55 min
    Make my day Mona May

    Make my day Mona May

    Costume designer. Game changer. Anything but Clueless. Mona May (costume designer of Clueless) reflects on those often duplicated never replicated looks from everyone’s favourite teen movie. How did she come up with THAT yellow tartan number? Did she have any say over the designers that were featured in the script? What does she think of the news of a Clueless remake?

    Mona created a world in Clueless that is etched in all of our memories. Find out how she worked with what she calls a small budget, her influences for the movie’s unsung fashion hero - Amber and how she made high fashion relatable.

    Head over to Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast too see the Clueless lewks we discuss and we’ve got extra content on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Cazzypoos ,

Funny, Deep & touching.

I absolutely love this podcast.
It literally sounds like 2 mates, chewing the cud.
A really insightful look at these people’s lives, challenges & passions.

Lion & Leopard Studio ,

Excellent podcast for fashion's H(RH) Holland :)

A rare find! Interesting and informative content in a chilled and funny journalistic style.
Binge listening to them all right now! Love love love!

@ninalynx ,

Real, true & honest

Just listened to what were you thinking podcast for the first time, what a treat ! It was the Nosh me off Pixie Geldof ... Totally engaging , true & very real interview with lots of laughs. Pixie is so unpretentious & honest with funny tales of life in the public eye & youth. Good work Henry love your natural & relaxed style of interviewing. I’m off the listen to a few more ...

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