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 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.
As she launches her latest solo album, the musician and video director looks back at her career including her time spent as one half of Moloko, which had dance floor smash hits including The Time Is Now and Sing It Back. Beloved by the fashion industry for her flamboyant and original approach to style, she talks to Danielle Radojcin about her love of vintage clothing, as well as the only building that has moved her to tears. She also picks the five objects she’d choose to represent her in the Róisín Murphy cabinet of curiosities.
The fashion designer talks to Danielle Radojcin about his label Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY and his famous London club night of the same name. Known for his exuberant fashion shows and blurring of gender lines, he looks back at the journey that led to him becoming a key name in British fashion, and discusses how technology, music and video games influence his work.
The American filmmaker, writer and artist talks to Danielle Radojcin about her new film, Kajillionaire, and a new book she has published, as well as some of the quirkier highlights of her career, such as the dating app she created for Miu Miu. She also discusses her approach to fashion, and how female friendships have influenced her life.