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Female power, African entrepreneurship, ethical fashion, and the future of diversity and inclusion - presenting the Ethical Fashion Podcast Series 2

Ethical Fashion Podcast Ethical Fashion Initiative

    • Society & Culture

Female power, African entrepreneurship, ethical fashion, and the future of diversity and inclusion - presenting the Ethical Fashion Podcast Series 2

    Diversity, Creativity and Lagos Style - Alexander-Julian Gibbson

    Diversity, Creativity and Lagos Style - Alexander-Julian Gibbson

    This week's #EthicalFashionPodcast welcomes Nigerian American creative director Alexander-Julian Gibbson as we explore racism and lack of representation in the fashion industry, and how this leads to obstacles for young black creatives in their pursuit of artistic careers. Gibbson leads a global conversation on diversity, and he sits with us this week to explain what’s being done to support the next generation of talent with champions for inclusion, such as the U.S.-based Black in Fashion Council.

    “A part of the beauty in African clothes and African fashion is about the method in which the clothes are made, and I think that’s when you begin to talk about tradition.” We get an inside look into his journey into high fashion and how he’s passionate about supporting the next wave of emerging talent globally.

    The full conversation of this week’s #EthicalFashionPodcast airs today! Available on Apple/Spotify. 🎧

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    • 37 min
    Woman Power - Margaux Wong

    Woman Power - Margaux Wong

    Simone Cipriani and Clare Press sit with Margaux Rusita to discuss the creative renaissance taking place within the country and the challenges that come with it.

    • 33 min
    African Designers to Know - Jiamini Kenya and Lukhanyo Mdingi

    African Designers to Know - Jiamini Kenya and Lukhanyo Mdingi

    Simone Cipriani and Clare Press interview Jennifer Mulli & Lukhanyo Mdingi, two designers from the accelerator program of the Ethical Fashion Initiative.

    Jennifer Mulli is the founder of Kenyan brand Jiamini, made by women for women and Lukhanyo Mdingi is a South African fashion designer based in Cape Town who is gaining accolades globally for his sophisticated men’s and womenswear collections.

    • 37 min
    Fashion, Art and Mentoring by Existence with Virgil Abloh

    Fashion, Art and Mentoring by Existence with Virgil Abloh

    Virgil Abloh is one of the most interesting designers in the global fashion industry today. He is the artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, as well as the creative force behind his own brand, Off-White. A true polymath, he is a multimedia artist who moves culture forwards and describes his creative process across multiple platforms as “taking an idea and dreaming it aloud”.

    • 51 min
    Fashion, Art and Mentoring by Existence with Virgil Abloh

    Fashion, Art and Mentoring by Existence with Virgil Abloh

    Simone Cipriani and Clare Press interview Virgil Abloh. Virgil Abloh is one of the most interesting designers in the global fashion industry today.

    Virgil Abloh is one of the most interesting designers in the global fashion industry today. He is the artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, as well as the creative force behind his own brand, Off-White. A true polymath, he is a multimedia artist who moves culture forwards and describes his creative process across multiple platforms as “taking an idea and dreaming it aloud”.

    In the first episode of Series 2 of the Ethical Fashion Podcast, Simone and Clare sit down with Abloh to discuss diversity and inclusion, his latest projects, what he calls “mentoring by existence” and his personal creative journey. It’s a rollercoaster ride conversation, swooping from Andy Warhol to Miles Davis and James Baldwin to Caravaggio, fashion students, Abloh’s aims and inspirations, and the role of a designer today.

    • 51 min

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