If you had to choose five things that represent and inspire you, what would they be? Welcome to The Collector’s House, the new weekly podcast from MATCHESFASHION.COM. Join Danielle Radojcin as she asks some of the creative industry’s finest talents to share the objects that have inspired them or bear special significance. Hear the stories they inspire from veteran New York designer Norma Kamali, to Google’s Suhair Khan and German artist Katharina Grosse.
The stylist and co-founder of WARDROBE.NYC speaks to Danielle Radojcin about life in Sydney, working with Kanye and Virgil Abloh, and her surprising new pastime.
“I bring the joy of the creative spirit when I walk the runway.” Pat Cleveland, the model who found fame in the 1970s as a Halston muse and catwalk star, looks back at her extraordinary life: a bohemian upbringing in Harlem, being proposed to as a teenager by Muhammad Ali, partying with Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, and her star turn in the Battle of Versailles, a now-legendary event in fashion history credited with putting American models and designers on the map.
Todd Oldham talks to Danielle Radojcin about his latest project, a monograph on cult interiors magazine Nest, and shares memories of the 1990s New York fashion scene. He talks about why he was fired from his first job at Ralph Lauren, what made Area in New York such an amazing nightclub, and his hit segment on the Cindy Crawford-hosted House of Style for MTV, as well as stories about his love of pottery and living in a haunted house.
The fashion designer delves into his imaginary cabinet of curiosities, to share the things that mean most to him in life. He also talks about his intrepid childhood, his relationship with celebrity fans like Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swinton, and how he would spend his perfect birthday party.
Veronica Ryan is a British sculptor whose fascinating career spans more than four decades, but whose biggest career moment may well come in 2021, with two important commissions for the UK: a statue in east London to commemorate the Windrush generation, and an exhibition on Spike Island in Bristol, a hotspot in the recent Black Lives Matter-related statues debate. She joins Danielle Radojcin for this episode of the podcast from the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York to talk about memories of her birthplace on the island of Montserrat and growing up in the UK, the influences that feed into her work, and the things that best represent her that she’d put into her cabinet of curiosities.
With his irresistible photographs of contemporary Moroccan culture, the artist Hassan Hajjaj brings to mind the joyful images of Malick Sidibé and the bright pop elements of Andy Warhol. Moving from his home in Morocco to London as a child, he spent his youth at the heart of the 1980s clubbing and fashion scene before finding his voice in the 1990s photographing life in his country of birth. Today, he is widely regarded as Morocco's most visible artist, and splits his time between his riad in Marrakech and his studio in east London. He talks to Danielle Radojcin about his work, from his famous Kesh Angels image of henna girls on motorbikes to photographing Billie Eilish for the cover of Vogue.