In such unsettling times, podcasts might be needed now more than ever to provide that much-needed escapism from reality. Those on the fashion scene have too recognised the importance of podcasts in opening a dialogue, kickstarting important cultural discussions and providing invaluable insights into the industry. 

Whether it’s on your daily walk, doing menial household tasks or helping you wind down at night, keep reading to find the perfect podcast for you. 

The History and Culture of Fashion

Chanel Connects

“What matters most and what happens next”

Yana Peel – Global Head of Arts and Culture at Chanel

Chanel brings their follow-up podcast to 3.55, bringing together the voices of some of the biggest names in the twenty-first century, including Tilda Swinton, Keira Knightley, Pharrell Williams and Arthur Jafa. Through eight intimate conversations and important cultural discussions, those involved cover the cultural scene from music, art, dance, fashion, film and television, and much more. Chanel Connects provides a truthful yet hopeful account of the challenges our world is facing today, recognises the impact such unsettling times has on the cultural scene, reflects on what has been and looks forward, promisingly, to what is to come. 

In Vogue: The 1990’s

“The 90s sparked a cultural fusion that continues to shape our world today”

Presented by Anna Wintour and hosted by the international editor Hamish Bowles, In Vogue: The 1990’s reflects on the 1990’s as an era of connectivity and how this never really left. The podcast dives deep into the cultural narratives and historical trends that shape fashion today, including grunge fashion, hip-hop, queer visibility and the rise of the supermodel. Join the story of a pivotal time and find out how the immense creativity of the fashion of 30 years ago changed us.

Dressed: The History of Fashion

“With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed.”

Dressed: The History of Fashion enables us to educate ourselves on the depths of the social and cultural history behind fashion. Listen to historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary as they explore the meanings behind why we each dress ourselves the way that we do, and how our clothing can communicate identity. Calahan and Zachary, those from the fashion industry that are familiar to all, and amplifying the voices of those unheard of, yet who have left a tremendous impact on fashion as we know it. Dressed covers fascinating stories with expert knowledge and research in the field with a charm and delivery that makes it accessible to all.

The Fashion Industry

The Business of Fashion Podcast

“Change the industry, work together, share what we know”

Eileen Fisher

Want invaluable insights into the industry of fashion? Look no further. With a loyal audience that is globally expanding, the Business of Fashion is known as one of the biggest digital authorities within the fashion industry, providing educational resources and reliable entrepreneurial insights into the industry. Delve deeper into this global community with the Business of Fashion Podcast and explore the impact that fashion has on shaping our world. You will hear nuanced, fascinating, real stories from experts that will educate and inspire. 

Desert Island Discs

“These women are not only successful designers but are also brands in their own right.”

BBC Radio 4

Although not exclusively for fashion, Desert Island Discs introduces the series ‘Fashion Designer Business Women’, providing intimate and enriching conversations with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Vivienne Westwood, Betty Jackson and Cath Kidston. Hear their stories, be inspired, and learn about their lives outside of the fashion scene.

The Social and Environmental Impacts of Fashion

Wardrobe Crisis

Vogue Australia’s first sustainability editor Clare Press has become all too aware of how the fashion industry must do better when it comes to the colossal damage that fashion has on the environment. Press brings us Wardrobe Crisis to bring these issues to the forefront of our attention, highlighting the importance of catalysing ethical change. To address the urgency of these issues, Press interviews the industry’s pioneers striving to find ethical solutions to the climate crisis. 

An award-winning podcast with over five seasons, this podcast creates the perfect opportunity to educate and be a part of the dialogue that strives for change.  

Fashion Revolution

This podcast, hosted by fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard, evokes the all-important question ‘who made my clothes?’, emphasising the systematic inequalities inside fashion production and the desperate need for more ethical consumption. Blanchard brings forth the not-so-glamorous, hidden tales behind the production and consumption of the clothes that we wear with full transparency. 
Interviewing, uncovering and amplifying the voices of those that we so often do not hear, do not see, do not listen to. This three-part, thought-provoking series is far more than enough to equip us with the resources of how we can all be a part of the fashion revolution.

Fashion No Filter

Fashion journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley provide some much-needed, light-hearted release with their podcast Fashion No Filter. Through intimate conversations with experts in the field, Charriere and Ainley explore different topics fundamental to the fashion industry in an accessible and original style. 

Fashion and Beauty: Tips and Advice

That’s So Sabotage

Join hosts Emma, Sophie and Nits as they launch their new podcast That’s So Sabotage. Tips on fashion, beauty and relationship advice, through a chatty and light-hearted tone, these girls bring the energy and enthusiasm that we all need a bit of in 2021.