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Joshua Graham Lynn on the Vast Ring of Influence in American Politics | BoF VOICES

11:51 | Feb 18th

The co-founder of non-profit organisation RepresentUs is fighting corruption at the state level in hopes that it will change the landscape that allowed President Trump’s election. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews....Show More

Sadhguru on Wellbeing and the Sustainability of Indian Textiles | Inside Fashion

31:22 | Feb 15th

Imran Amed sits down with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, accomplished yogi and founder of the Isha foundation, whose latest social movement is pushing for the use of sustainable and natural textiles in the fashion industry. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest ne...Show More

Christopher Wylie and Arti Zeighami on Harnessing AI for Sustainability | BoF VOICES

17:34 | Feb 11th

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower discusses the way H&M can use artificial intelligence to curb waste production and reveals his new role with the fast-fashion giant. Wiley is joining H&M as its director of research. He will work closely with Art...Show More

Gwyneth Paltrow on Her Goop Journey | Inside Fashion

34:54 | Feb 8th

This week on BoF’s Inside Fashion podcast, Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Imran Amed about Goop’s rise from an email newsletter to a wellness empire worth $250 million. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become ...Show More

Bethann Hardison, K. Jean-Raymond, LaQuan Smith and P. Robinson on Fashion in America | BoF VOICES

23:21 | Feb 4th

At BoF’s VOICES, the creatives spoke about the barriers that black designers face and how a new generation is finding success outside the fashion system. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Pro...Show More

Sonam Kapoor and Karla Bookman on Dismantling India's Patriarchy | BoF VOICES

24:38 | Feb 1st

Women in India are pushing back against social norms that limit their opportunities, though it can be an uphill battle. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enj...Show More

Maria Grazia Chiuri on Her Female Perspective at Dior | Inside Fashion

30:41 | Jan 28th

Ahead of the opening of the UK’s largest retrospective on Christian Dior, Chiuri talks about the importance of couture and her perspective as the first female creative director of the house. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit....Show More

Tim Blanks on the January Menswear and Couture Shows | Inside Fashion

54:58 | Jan 26th

This week on Inside Fashion, BoF’s editor-at-large discusses menswear’s shift to tailoring and the new relevance of couture. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time...Show More

Stella McCartney Warns Everything Is at Stake | BoF VOICES

19:29 | Jan 21st

The designer has always made sustainability practices her business priority. Now, with a new UN charter for climate action, she is hoping other fashion companies will follow in her footsteps. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit...Show More

Clement Kwan and Mr Sherbinski Go Inside the Cannabis Economy | BoF VOICES

22:29 | Jan 18th

As cannabis becomes legal in more places, the founders of two of the category’s fastest-growing CBD-based luxury lifestyle brands discuss everything from their origin stories to their predictions for the future of the cannabis economy. Sign up for Bo...Show More

Alber Elbaz on the Industry That Creates Dreams | BoF VOICES

25:24 | Jan 11th

Renowned fashion journalist Suzy Menkes once called superstar designer Alber Elbaz a "master of improvisation." That instinctual, passionate disposition was on full display onstage at VOICES, as Elbaz waxed on lyrically about what he’s learned since ...Show More

Huda Kattan on the Power of Being Yourself | BoF VOICES

10:22 | Jan 4th

The founder of Huda Beauty says she wasn't able to build her cosmetics empire until she accepted her 'weirdness.' Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25%...Show More

Jasmine Hemsley on How Ayurveda Became the New Wellness | BoF VOICES

21:38 | Jan 2nd

The chef, author and wellness expert said wellness is coming full circle with a focus on the ancient Indian health system. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, ...Show More

Kate Gilmore on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 | BoF VOICES

23:22 | Dec 28th, 2018

The deputy high commissioner for human rights at the UN Human Rights Office reflects on the nature of human dignity and discrimination in turbulent times defined by financial inequality and misinformation. Gilmore left the VOICES audience with a call...Show More

Christopher Wiley on Fashion Models and Cyber Warfare | BoF VOICES

47:21 | Dec 21st, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower opened by revealing that the controversial firm weaponised fashion trends to target potential Trump supporters. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Profess...Show More

Casey Gerald on Winning the Culture Wars | BoF VOICES

21:27 | Dec 14th, 2018

From growing up “on the wrong side of the river” in Dallas, to studying at Ivy League schools and taking on the trials and tribulations of both Wall Street and entrepreneurship, Casey Gerald has lived an extraordinary life at the ripe age of thirty-t...Show More

Inside the State of Fashion 2019 | Inside Fashion

34:43 | Dec 7th, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, Imran Amed and Achim Berg address the overall outlook for growth in the fashion market and 20 companies dominating value-creation in fashion. To download the exclusive State of Fashion 2019 Report click here: http://bit.l...Show More

Ermenegildo Zegna Talks Bold Investments | Inside Fashion

24:01 | Dec 7th, 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna sits down with Imran Amed at the BoF China Summit to discuss the forward-looking, “millennial mindset” approach that underpins Zegna Group’s market strategy. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit....Show More

Inside Ghizlan Guenez's Mission For Modest Dressing | Inside Fashion

34:42 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Over the past few years, more and more women are opting for clothing that’s a little longer and slightly looser. It’s part of a shift towards modest dressing that goes beyond religious dictates and stretches from the Middle East to Los Angeles. “Ther...Show More

Marco Bizzarri on China’s Role in Gucci’s $10 Billion Plan | Inside Fashion

25:09 | Nov 16th, 2018

Marco Bizzarri sits down with Imran Amed at the BoF China Summit to uncover how much of Gucci's success hinges on the Chinese consumer and how he plans to leverage the market to achieve his lofty revenue target. To sign up to the Daily Digest newslet...Show More

Drive Episode 7: Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Hyman on Realising Radical Ideas | Drive

40:45 | Nov 9th, 2018

In episode seven of BoF’s podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Hyman tells BoF how she executed her radical idea and attracted 10 million members to her platform. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click ...Show More

Katharine Hamnett on Protest, Slogan Tees and Cancelling Brexit | Inside Fashion

49:39 | Nov 2nd, 2018

This week on the Inside Fashion podcast, the British designer and original fashion activist discusses why the UK fashion industry needs a second referendum on Brexit. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnew...Show More

Drive Episode 6: Tom Chapman on Growing MatchesFashion | Drive

54:03 | Oct 26th, 2018

In episode six of BoF’s podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, co-founder Tom Chapman reveals how he and his wife grew a single store into a global e-commerce business valued at over $1 billion. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the li...Show More

Inside Derek Blasberg’s Plans for YouTube | Inside Fashion

47:13 | Oct 19th, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, the editor discusses his long career in fashion and the moves he’s making in his new role as head of fashion partnerships at YouTube. In this episode, Derek recounts his early days at Vogue US, where he wrote the captions...Show More

Drive Episode 5: Warby Parker Founders on Forging Their Own Path | Drive

45:37 | Oct 12th, 2018

In this episode, BoF's chief correspondent in New York, Lauren Sherman, speaks to Neil Blumenthal and  Dave Gilboa, the co-founders of the disruptive eyewear company Warby Parker, which closed a $75 million Series E funding round in March 2018, valui...Show More

Tim Blanks on the Spring 2019 Season | Inside Fashion

51:15 | Oct 5th, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, BoF’s editor-at-large discusses Hedi Slimane’s Celine debut, his favourite shows of the season and fashion week in the #MeToo movement. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews ...Show More

Drive Episode 4: The Making of AMI with Alexandre Mattiussi | Drive

57:33 | Sep 28th, 2018

In episode four of Drive, delivered by DHL, Alexandre Mattiussi explains why his lauded French contemporary label, which now has 300 stockists and four flagship stores across the globe, was founded on the failures of his past as much as his successes...Show More

Inside Liya Kebede's Social Mission | Inside Fashion

42:11 | Sep 21st, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, the Ethiopian supermodel gives a tour of her 20-year modelling career and discusses the opportunities for fashion in Africa. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews  For a limi...Show More

Drive Episode 3: Bobby Kim on Building Commerce with Community

44:43 | Sep 14th, 2018

In episode three of BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the man who spearheaded the community-commerce model in 2003 with his early streetwear sensation, The Hundreds, discusses why not focusing on money was key to his success and why t...Show More

Inside Zac Posen's Comeback | Inside Fashion

53:06 | Sep 7th, 2018

This week on Inside fashion, the American designer discusses the ups and downs of his long career in the industry and takes us inside the documentary that chronicles his downfall and remarkable comeback. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter clic...Show More

Drive Episode 2: Diane von Furstenberg on Building a Business in a Man’s World | Drive

45:43 | Sep 1st, 2018

In Episode 2 of BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, the entrepreneur shares the highs and the lows of her forty-five-year career, and how she used factory scraps to create the first iconic wrap dress while pregnant, delivered by DHL. To...Show More

Inside Lucinda Chambers’ Next Move | Inside Fashion

53:30 | Aug 24th, 2018

On this week's episode of on Inside Fashion, Lucinda Chambers discusses her 36-year career at British Vogue, the #MeToo movement and what it means to be a stylist today. For a limited time only, we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% ...Show More

Drive Episode 1: José Neves on Building Farfetch | Drive

45:28 | Aug 13th, 2018

Welcome to Episode 1 of Drive, BoF’s new podcast series featuring fashion’s most dynamic entrepreneurs discussing the special kind of resilience it takes to build a global fashion business, delivered by DHL. In episode 1, Imran Amed sits down with Fa...Show More

Welcome to Drive | Drive

02:48 | Jul 31st, 2018

Welcome to Drive: BoF’s New Podcast Series on Global Entrepreneurship.  If you’re interested in building your own business, simply thinking about starting one or fascinated by fashion and entrepreneurship, BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by...Show More

Turning Influence Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business | Inside Fashion

30:54 | Jul 27th, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner speak about working together as a family and turning influence into a multi-million dollar business. On the 30th July, The Business of Fashion launches their new series, Drive. If you’re int...Show More

Inside the Future of the Red Carpet | Inside Fashion

34:51 | Jul 20th, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, Elizabeth Saltzman, Karla Welch and Jason Bolden discuss the future of the red carpet in a post-#MeToo era with The Hollywood Reporter’s Carol McColgin and media consultant Janice Min. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsl...Show More

Inside Stitch Fix, Everlane and Beautycon’s California-Based Businesses | Inside Fashion

34:33 | Jul 13th, 2018

Three of the most followed founders and entrepreneurs in fashion and beauty — Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake, Everlane’s Michael Preysman and Beautycon’s Moj Mahdara — discuss their California-based businesses. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter cl...Show More

Inside the Retail Hurricane with Doug Stephens | Inside Fashion

51:37 | Jul 6th, 2018

“It’s like standing in the middle of a hurricane and trying to grab things that fly by you, and hoping you’ve grabbed the right thing that can save your life,” says Doug Stephens. “That’s the way retailers feel.” The renowned retail industry futurist...Show More

Inside the Streetwear Takeover at Paris Fashion Week Men’s | Inside Fashion

45:44 | Jun 29th, 2018

After a menswear season that reached its crescendo with the debuts of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton and Kim Jones at Dior Homme, BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks discusses his take on the shows and what they mean for the future of men’s fashion. To sig...Show More

Inside the Business of Wellness | Inside Fashion

46:59 | Jun 22nd, 2018

In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, Jason and Colleen Wachob explore the cutting edge trends in health and wellbeing, the link with fashion, and share tips on bringing wellness into the workplace. For a limited time only we are offering our podc...Show More

Inside the Alexander McQueen Documentary | Inside Fashion

57:33 | Jun 1st, 2018

In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, the co-directors of the new Alexander McQueen documentary discuss Lee’s inner circle, their approach to filmmaking, and tackling the controversies with BoF's editor-at-large Tim Blanks. For a limited time only...Show More

The Myths and Realities of Nutrition ‘Diets Don’t Work’ (Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay) | BoF VOICES

19:53 | May 28th, 2018

On stage at #BoFVOICES, entrepreneur and consultant Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay offered a radically simple solution to society's nutritional woes: fibre.  To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of Fashion w...Show More

Inside the Digital Revolution with LVMH’s Ian Rogers | Inside Fashion

24:20 | May 25th, 2018

LVMH's chief digital officer discusses the birth of the digital music business, LVMH's digital strategy and France's potential as a hotbed for entrepreneurial tech talent. For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25%...Show More

Why Age Is Irrelevant (Strauss Zelnick) | BoF VOICES

18:42 | May 21st, 2018

Fitness guru and media entrepreneur Strauss Zelnick debunks aging myths on stage at #BoFVOICES. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-ma...Show More

Inside Chip Bergh’s Levi’s Turnaround | Inside Fashion

59:32 | May 18th, 2018

“The Levi’s brand is clearly back,” Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., tells Imran Amed. “We are having a moment, and it is a moment that I believe we can sustain for a number of years.” But standing up for social issues is also impor...Show More

Algorithms And Unicorns (Rachel Blumenthal, Neil Blumenthal and Lauren Sherman) | BoF VOICES

19:21 | May 17th, 2018

Married entrepreneurs Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker and Rachel Blumenthal of Rockets of Awesome talk leveraging data and building consumer relationships on stage at #BoFVOICES 2017. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  T...Show More

Inside the Magic and Math of Digital Marketing | Inside Fashion

38:34 | May 11th, 2018

Having started his career aged 19 as an intern at Paper, Drew Elliott has established himself as an authority on creating content that connects with global audiences as co-owner and chief creative officer of Paper Communications. The magazine’s #Brea...Show More

Modest Fashion (Carine Roitfeld, Halima Aden and Tim Blanks) | BoF VOICES

26:18 | May 7th, 2018

IMG model Halima Aden and Carine Roitfeld, editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book, discussed modest dressing as a cultural and political issue at #BoFVOICES 2017. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of...Show More

Inside Sinéad Burke’s Inclusive Fashion Movement | Inside Fashion

48:42 | May 4th, 2018

In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, Sinéad Burke talks to Imran Amed about what she’s going to do with her newfound influence and gives advice to designers and chief executives on how to make fashion more inclusive. For a limited time only we ar...Show More

Inside Kim Kardashian West’s Burgeoning Beauty Empire | Inside Fashion

46:15 | Apr 30th, 2018

"I've started two of my businesses just using social media," says Kim Kardashain West. "My career came about at a time when social media was just starting.… I took advantage of it and I figured out how to use it to my benefit." The celebrity-turned-e...Show More

How Fashion Brands Can Think Like a Startup (Patrick Finnegan) | BoF VOICES

11:57 | Apr 27th, 2018

Teenage venture capitalist and entrepreneur Patrick Finnegan shares his secrets to running a successful startup on stage at #BoFVOICES. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments,...Show More

Welcome to the Era of Biofabrication (Andras Forgacs) | BoF VOICES

11:44 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Biofabrication is set to shake up the $100-billion business of leather goods, explained Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow on stage at #BoFVOICES 2017. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of Fashion w...Show More

The Science of Feel (Dr Tom Waller) | BoF VOICES

18:45 | Apr 16th, 2018

Lululemon’s Dr Tom Waller explains why the way clothing feels matters as much as the way it looks on stage at #BoFVOICES. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or...Show More

What Can Fashion Learn from the Sharing Economy? (Joe Gebbia) | BoF VOICES

17:40 | Apr 9th, 2018

Speaking at #BoFVOICES, Joe Gebbia explained his duct tape philosophy on innovation and how the sharing economy can power philanthropy for the 21st century. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNjbz  To contact The Business of F...Show More

Inside Scott Sternberg’s Direct-to-Consumer Comeback | Inside Fashion

42:13 | Apr 6th, 2018

In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, the entrepreneur talks to Imran Amed about his evolution at label Band of Outsiders, the reasoning behind building a direct-to-consumer business from scratch, and the importance of physical retail in a mobile-...Show More

Is Fashion Missing the Ageing Consumer Opportunity? (Sarah Thomas) | BoF VOICES

14:22 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Fashion should design with, not just for, older consumers, argued Sarah Thomas onstage at #BoFVOICES 2017.  The fashion industry often seems obsessed with youth. But what about those who are young at heart? For the first time ever, the world’s popula...Show More

How Can the Jewellery Industry Engage with Sustainable Development Goals? | BoF Live

34:51 | Mar 30th, 2018

BoF hosted a panel discussion In partnership with Chopard on how the jewellery industry can engage with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals — with Cherie Blair, the UN’s Lena Wendelen and Phillipe Fornier, general secretary of the Swiss Better ...Show More

Building Community Around Experience (Melanie Whelan and Derek Blasberg) | BoF VOICES

14:42 | Mar 26th, 2018

On the #BoFVOICES stage, chief executive Melanie Whelan told CNN’s Derek Blasberg that people are the key to maintaining the cult-like indoor cycling company’s special culture as it grows. To become a BoF Professional Member go to http://bit.ly/2CgNj...Show More

Inside Gucci’s Explosive Growth Strategy | Inside Fashion

48:03 | Mar 23rd, 2018

This week on Inside Fashion, Gucci chief Marco Bizzarri discusses his career path to Gucci’s helm, how he jumpstarted the company’s stellar success, and his approach to building a fashion business in today’s fraught, hyper-connected world. To become ...Show More