As part of Urban List Fashion Month we're shedding light on the big podcasts making waves from runways to the streets.
And it’s only been of recent times that the world of podcasts (seemingly inundated with true crime) and the intricate world of fashion met up and brought with it a sling of addictive banter, discussions and MET Gala low downs.
Here are six fashion podcast you need to listen to this month.
Dream It Real
Dive into deep conversations with Dream It Real, a new podcast seeking to drive conversations around thought leaders, inspiring young people and their dreams for themselves and the future by Coach. The interview-based series is hosted by Heben Nigatu, who in 2016 was named of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and kicks off with the global face of Coach Selena Gomez who chats on the subject of authenticity, social media, self-acceptance and her collaboration with Cardi B. You’ll also find episodes with Michael B. Jordan and GOT actress Maisie Williams.
The Cutting Room Floor
This listening gem is hosted by emerging American designer Recho Omondi and highlights the pop culture aspects of the fashion industry as well as current events and interviews with industry insiders. The talent you’ll hear from on The Cutting Room Floor include Alexander Wang’s chief strategist and Outlier’s senior menswear designer and they’ll explore everything from today’s fashion vigilantes, what makes a creative director these days and the state of fashion critics.
Made up of the iconic trio known as Abby, Evan and Katie, Fashion Hags plots through runway life, magazines, designers, movies, art and of course, all things fashion. The bi-weekly discussion is loaded with natural profanities, strong opinions and a heap of shade throwing but at the same time you’ll rack up knowledge on the annual MET Gala, how fashion will change now that Karl Lagerfeld is gone, fashion as a form of rebellion, shifting landscapes of shopping and why all ethical brands look the same.
If you’ve been waiting for your major break into the fashion industry, UK6 could well and truly be your biggest leverage into the creative world. Hosted by Miniswoosh (also known as Alexandra Hacket) and Meg Perry, this bi-monthly series is about sneakers, streetwear, Beyonce and how to actually get your foot in the door within the industry. Extremely topical and addictive, UK6 is what you need to stay on top of the happenings in the fashion industry that really matter.
For fresh banter on the entire ballgame that is streetwear, Sup? is your go-to. You’ll hear hosts Chris Cheney, Lawrence DeLoach and Becky Rodriguez discuss everything from how culture and music impacts fashion to actual suit hoodies. These guys get together on the weekly to run through everything worth knowing about in the world of streetwear so the next time you have an hour to spare, slap this bad boy on.
Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing, the layers of stories behind each item, and the meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. Led by Kestrel Jenkins, you'll forever be learning more about the garment industry, the social and environmental issues around buying and wearing clothes and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.
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