30 episodes

Conversation for inspiration. Fashion, artists, inspiration, and creative culture – our podcast is a space for free conversation that goes deeper.Editor-in-chief Martin and his guests talk about life and topics that inspire them and you. Let’s just follow wherever the conversation leads. https://www.thewastedhour.com 

The Wasted Hour Podcast The Wasted Hour

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Conversation for inspiration. Fashion, artists, inspiration, and creative culture – our podcast is a space for free conversation that goes deeper.Editor-in-chief Martin and his guests talk about life and topics that inspire them and you. Let’s just follow wherever the conversation leads. https://www.thewastedhour.com 

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #30: Spyros Rennt

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #30: Spyros Rennt

    Spyros Rennt started out studying electrical and computer engineering. Now, he is a photographer based in Berlin and already released his second book titled 'Portraits'. ‘I just took a different path to get where I’m now’, Spyros says.
    In today's episode of The Wasted Hour Podcast, Martin visited Sypros on a sunny day in Berlin; they talk about Sypros' life in Berlin and his favorite places in the city and the liberation it offers. Especially how Berlin and his life in Neukölln differs from his childhood spend in Athens, at a time where gay pride and queerness was not celebrated like it is today.
    Discover insights about the working process of the photographer, his way of selecting images and upcoming projects. Listen in on Martin’s and Sypros conversation about film photography, the journey of becoming an artist and night-life experiences.

    Buy Spyros' Book ‘Lust Surrender' here.


    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 28 min
    The Wasted Hour Podcast #29: Marlene Sørensen

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #29: Marlene Sørensen

    Marlene Sørensen is a woman of many talents: The Berlin-based free-lance journalist is not only published in magazines like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Myself, Glamour and ZEIT ONLINE, but is ,due to her interest and knowledge in fashion, part of the founding team of the German Harper’s Bazaar. In November last year, she published her third book "Und jetzt? - Fragen an das Leben mit 40. Antworten für immer".

    In today's episode of The Wasted Hour Podcast, Martin visited Marlene on a sunny spring day; they talk about Marlene’s path of life, from studying journalism in London to moving back to Germany and becoming a free-lance journalist and author. Discover insights about the working process of the author and her source of inspiration, her doubts and fears. Listen in on Martin’s and Marlene’s discussion on the relevance of fashion journalism in Germany and the relevance of social media. [German]

    Buy Marlene's latest book here:  Rowohlt. 


    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 43 min
    The Wasted Hour Podcast #28: Virón

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #28: Virón

    During Paris Fashion, Martin visited the showroom of the plant-based footwear brand Virón, to sit down with co-founder Julian Romer. Together with Mats Rombaut, Julian founded the Paris based brand in August 2020, during full lockdown. In this episode, Julian and Martin discuss how they both got into fashion trough sneaker culture and how they now value independent and artisanal fashion brands and designer. Learn about Virón’s approach to sustainability and their way of educating their costumers, their core values and the philosphy of their material sourcing. Martin and Julian also chat about Techno and Rave culture, and how the values of Techno align with Virón’s.

    Buy Virón at The Wasted Hour: https://t1p.de/lcwup 
    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 34 min
    The Wasted Hour Podcast #27: mfpen

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #27: mfpen

    During Paris Fashion Week, our creative director Martin sat down with Sigurd Bank – founder of the Danish brand mfpen. In this episode of The Wasted Hour Podcast, Sigurd tells Martin how his passion for graffiti and streetwear brought him to fashion. From starting out as a fashion buyer to his position as a product manger, his experience in the fashion industry led him to founding the menswear label mfpen. Discover insights about the working methods of mfpen, their production values, sourcing and how designers like Maison Margiela have shaped the way the brand is working. Listen in on Martin’s and Sigurds's discussion about 90s metal music, their journey of discovering their favourite bands in their teens and the feeling that comes with listening to those song in their adulthood.

    Shop mfpen at The Wasted Hour:
    https://www.thewastedhour.com/collections/mfpen


    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 35 min
    The Wasted Hour Podcast #26: CMMN SWDN

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #26: CMMN SWDN

    On a sunny day in Copenhagen, our creative director Martin sat down with Saif Bakir – one half of the designer duo behind CMMN SWDN. He launched the Swedish fashion label together with his wife Emma Bakir Hedlund in 2012. In this episode, Saif tells Martin how his family and MTV brought him to fashion and how he first met Emma when they were studying fashion at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion. He also reminisces about his experience of working for COS and Kanye West in Paris and compares the fashion and cultural scenes in Malmö and London. Listen in on Martin’s and Saif’s discussion about 90s hip hop music and get some valuable pieces of advice for making a career in fashion and about life in general.
    Things we talked about in this epiode:  
    Hussein Chalayan’s Airmail Dress:
    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/626150
    Missy Elliott’s debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997):
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6UkdyvPElK6JDkyeRClbI2
    Kanye West’s Dw collection (2011):
    https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2012-ready-to-wear/kanye-west

    Shop CMMN SWDN at The Wasted Hour: https://t1p.de/dg6ia 
    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Wasted Hour Podcast #25: Eckhaus Latta

    The Wasted Hour Podcast #25: Eckhaus Latta

    For the latest episode, Martin has a chat with Zoe Latta of Eckhaus Latta. Together with Mike Eckhaus, Zoe launched the American fashion label that captivates with its gender-fluid designs and diverse cast of models in 2011. On the podcast Zoe and Martin discuss vintage shopping and how she and Mike connected over their experimental way of dressing while studying at Rhode Island School of Design. Learn what Zoe considers the most valuable insight she gained from studying textile design, and don’t miss the story of her and Mike’s long-lost Etsy shop. Martin and Zoe also chat about Eckhaus Latta’s approach to sustainability, its gender-neutral pieces, and the challenges and advantages of working bi-coastally.

    Shop Eckhaus Latta at The Wasted Hour:
    https://t1p.de/qyfby
    About The Wasted Hour:
    Concept store & magazine, based in Hamburg/ Germany. Special, selected & sustainable.

    Visit us:
    Website: https://t1p.de/8jtl
    Instagram: https://t1p.de/ztsk

    Credits:
    Interview: Martin Hufnagel - https://t1p.de/p094
    Intro, Outro & Mix: Maximilian Ohl - https://t1p.de/wjaa

    • 33 min

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