Where Fashion News and Gossip Collide with Luke Meagher and Darnell Jamal
The iconic role of Cruella revived by Disney has officially graced the screen. Tune in to hear our thoughts on its costuming and narrative vision. We also get into discussing some of the resort collections from Thom Browne to Chloé, as well as our thoughts on the recent Vogue Italia cover and main editorial starring Rihanna. To hear the extended version, we welcome you to join one of our membership tiers at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
After the release of Ryan Murphy’s limited series about Halston, we’re here to give you our thoughts on the legendary designer’s depiction. We also get into some fashion shakeups at Alaïa with Pieter Mulier and our review of the recent Christopher John Rogers Resort collection. To listen to the extended version, please sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Usually, this time of year, we’re talking about MET Gala madness, but with it being postponed, we still got you covered. From Law Roach’s recent celebration as Hollywood’s top stylist, Billie Eilish’s Vogue UK cover, to the Oscars red carpet, tune-in to hear our thoughts. To listen to the extended version, we welcome you to sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
From Rosé of Blackpink being the face of Tiffany to BTS being the new Louis Vuitton ambassadors, the Berluti shakeup and the upcoming Dior Cruise collection, we discuss all the change at LVMH as the company continues to cement its stake in the industry. We also take a moment to reflect on the legacy of Alber Elbaz in light of his recent passing. To listen to the extended version, please sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
With the upcoming Costume Institute exhibition and accompanying MET Gala theme revealed, tune in to hear our thoughts and expectations. We also get into some red carpet reviews and a little bit of Gucci x Balenciaga craziness. To listen to the extended version of the episode, sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
From the settlement between MSCHF and Nike, the controversial Vogue cover featuring Amanda Gorman wearing the the Louis Vuitton kente cloth, the Heron Preston collaboration with Calvin Klein, to the secret Bottega fashion show in Berlin, we get into all the craziness within the system. To hear the extended version, we welcome you to sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Today, we dive deep in the fashion drama of the week between Lil Nas X and Nike and the bag debate between Telfar and Guess. We also get a chance to spotlight the LVMH Prize semi-finalists, the new changes at Bottega and Calvin Klein, and a review of the recent Mugler collection. To hear the extended version, we welcome you to sign up for a membership tier on www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
In this episode, we get down to our hits and misses for the Grammy Awards from Chloe and Halle to Doja Cat! In the extended version we get into the recent parting of Alexi MacCammond from Teen Vogue. Also, Stop Asian Hate and be a listening ear to those who need it the most. To hear our extended version, sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Today we discuss our high and lows of Paris Fashion Week as we end the season from Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dior, and more, even on the extended podcast! We also have a very special guest, Nina-Sophia Miralles, who is releasing her new historical book on the legacy of Vogue, the Condé Nast powerhouse, and the cast of Vogue legends from Diana Vreeland to Anna Wintour. To listen to the extended version, we welcome you to sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
We jump all over Milan Fashion Week in our discussion today from Blumarine, Valentino to Versace. I’m the extended version we also dive into the legal battle between Diet Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. To hear the extended version, join one our membership tiers at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
It’s safe to say, the designers who presented during London Fashion Week slayed us to the core! Come and take a listen to our review of the week, and in the extended version, we get into the early Milan presentations. To listen to the extended version, please sign up for one of our membership tiers at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Today, we break down a few of our standouts from New York Fashion week including Prabal Gurung and Gabriela Hearst. In the extended version we continue the conversation into Kering’s and Hermès’s fiscal elevation and the recent Harper’s BAZAAR cover starring Meg the Stallion. To listen to the extended podcast, sign up for our membership tiers on www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Today for the entire podcast, even the extended version, we discussed the unfortunate closure of the Fenty brand, potential opportunities for the company, and our thoughts on where the brand and Rihanna can go from here. To check out the extended version, join one of our membership tiers at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
As we approach NYFW, we pose the question, “What is the fate of American Fashion?” From our discussion on Vice President Harris’s decision to wear Dolce Gabbana to the upcoming NYFW schedule, we try to figure out the age old curiosity of the American fashion system. We also get a chance to discuss the recent Vogue cover with Gigi Hadid, which to listen to the extended version, go to www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
it’s that time of year our Fashion Victims where we’re breaking down the latest on Paris runways from Valentino, Fendi to Schiaparelli. Tune in for the regular and extended podcast to hear our thoughts. To hear the extended version, join a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Finally being able to breathe some fresh air, we turn our heads to the Inauguration. Who came to slay? Was it VP Harris , Michelle Obama, or Bernie Sanders? Come take a listen, and hear our thoughts on it. We also get a chance to talk about the men’s collection from Louis Vuitton to Prada, and carry the conversation into the extended version. To hear the extended version, join a membership tier on our Patreon at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Kicking off the new year with fresh news hot off the press to discuss, of course, we get into the looming debate over Kamala Harris's first Vogue cover. In this episode, we also discussed the plight of the incredible Ib Kamara as he embarks on his role as the new editor-in-chief of Dazed. In the extended version, we also peel into some juicy topics from our thoughts on Prada being chosen to design the costumes for the upcoming Billie Holiday biopic, Glenn Martens new role as the next designer to take on the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture collection, and the upcoming Simone Rocha x H&M collaboration. To hear the extended version, visit patreon.com/fashionvictimspod to join one of our membership tiers.
In today's episode, we discuss the latest in luxury fashion from the recent appointment of Gabriela Hearst to lead Chloe, the Balenciaga video game, and the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2021 collection. As modes of presentation are evolving, are luxury houses playing their cards correctly? In the extended version, we go from talking about Thierry Mugler dragging Kim Jones to the legacy of Zendaya evolving as she is now the face of Valentino. To hear the extended version, we welcome you to sign-up for a membership level on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
On this one year anniversary of FVP, we want to thank you for this amazing journey you’ve all taken with us and the path we’re continually heading! In usual fashion, we discuss a few of the hot topics of the day from Halima Aden’s resignation from modeling and the plight of Hijab-wearing models to the endless proposition of runway shows closing out this year due to the pandemic madness. In the extended version, we dive a bit deeper into transitions at Condé Naste’s Love Magazine and a bit of fashion green-washing. Would you buy a $7 million bag for charity? To hear the extended version, go to patreon.com/fashionvictimspod and sign up to be a member for one of our tiers.
Off the heels of Biden and Kamala's win, we get into the art of politics and fashion. We also take some time to discuss a range of hot topics from our anticipation of Netflix's The Crown series costumes, the Gucci Fest film, and Harry Styles as the December Vogue cover star. In the extended version, we keep the conversation going around Richmont's billion-dollar investment into Farfetch, and Zendaya the supermodel. To hear the extended version, join one of our memberships tiers at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
It was quite another rollercoaster week. We discuss it all, from the subtle racism Cardi B and City Girls are receiving from trolls insinuating they are devaluing Hermes and the closure of Cushnie to Beyonce's stunning British Vogue covers and the release of her second Ivy Park x Addidas collection. In the extended version, we also get into our thoughts about the new Dior sneaker Snapchat filter and the LVMH takeover of Tiffany's. Join one of our membership tiers at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod to hear the extended version.
This week had some high and some lows. From Vogue’s elegant and inspiring cover and editorial featuring Naomi Campbell to the unimpressive news of Fausto Puglisi’s ascension to the role of Cavalli’s creative director position, we get into some authentic conversations about the industry’s efforts Of changing as we pivot into the new year. In the extended version, we get into some pop culture conversations about celebrity Instagram photoshops and celebrity involvement in fashion marketing. To hear the extended version, sign up for our Patreon membership at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
Warning, if you don’t want to hear about politics, fast forwards about 20 minutes, and we get into the LVMH vs Tiffany’s drama that is continuing to escalate. Also, with reports that Fenty is a “Work in Progress,” we have to discuss our thoughts. We also get a chance to reminisce on the legacy of the rise of the 1980s supermodels as we anticipate the premiere of a new documentary on the subject. In the extended version, we continue to discuss our supermodel topic as well our thoughts on the Billboard Music Award red carpet looks. To hear the extended version, join on the memberships tiers on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
As we move into Paris Fashion week, some exciting news surfaced, which Reebok appointed Kerby Jean-Raymond as the new Vice President of Creative Direction. We also get a chance to gush over the new Savage x Fenty show and collection and its impact. During the extended version, we get a chance to discuss our thoughts on the new Helmut Lang collaboration with YSL as well as some Paris Fashion Week reviews. To hear the extended version, sign up for our membership at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
With the reopening of the Metropolitan Museum and the opening of the Costume Institute's About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition, we give our thoughts on what we hope to see and learn. Also, as fashion month ensues, we discuss our thoughts on all of the ongoing news and collection hits and misses, including the premiere of the first Prada collection designed by Raf and Miuccia. We also get a chance to touch on the recent October Vogue cover featuring the incomparable Lizzo. In the extended version, we take a moment to highlight Chanel's recent philanthropic activities in regard to the climate crises. To hear the extended version, sign up for one of our tiers at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
As we’re experiencing the various fashion weeks, we discuss our hits and misses as designers are adjusting to these unprecedented times. We also get a chance to discuss the new Oscar de la Renta and Amazon partnership as Amazon ventures into the luxury retail space. In the extended version, we also highlight the ways in which direct to consumer is becoming paramount to the survival of young designers like Thebe Magugu, and our conundrum on the new Telfar x UGG collaboration. To hear the extended podcast sign up for a tiered membership at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod
With big news this week of Kim Jones's appointment has Artistic Director of Fendi Womenswear and LVMH battle with Tiffany, we dive in to our thoughts on luxury fashion’s transition into the future. There’s also some exciting news about the partnership of LVMH’s competitor, Kering and Kerby-Jean Raymond that was to juicy to keep quiet about! I’m the extended version we discuss our thoughts on Tomo Koizumi’s collaboration with Pucci and Marc Jacob’s re-entry into fashion with the launch of his new accessibly priced Heaven collection. To hear the extended version, sign up for a membership tier at www.patreon.com/fashionvictimspod
In this episode we get down to our thoughts on the recent MTV VMA looks from onstage to “red carpet.” Speaking of entertainment, we also celebrate the plight of Cardi B in fashion with her recent appointment as the face of Balenciaga. Also, the Paris Fashion Week schedule is out, but is PFW necessary this cycle with everything goin on around us? In the extended version, we lament in the departure of Katie Grand from her beloved Love Magazine and our ongoing discussion of the role of the Old Guard of the industry. We couldn’t forget mentioning the Adele “Carnival” situation, so join one of our membership tiers on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod to tune into the conversation!
In this podcast, we’re talking September issues! From the Vogue covers that were painted by Black fine artists to the Vanity Fair cover presenting the legendary Angela Davis, we recognize the journey fashion publications are on while figuring out ways to amplify Black voices. In the extended podcast, in addition to discussing our thoughts on a few more recent September issues, the lack of NYFW showings this year is definitely on our minds. To hear the extended version, join one of our membership tiers on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
In this episode, we are all over the place, answering fan questions! We discuss our thoughts on recent collection presentations, i.e., Peter Do, the state of the industry, defining streetwear, and even our views on what a "fashion icon" is. In the extended version, we answer a few more fan questions, especially about our journey into the industry. To hear the extended version, sign up for a Patreon membership at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
In today’s episode, we speak on a range of topics from our thoughts on Vogue Hong Kong choosing Kylie Jenner for the cover of their August “Action” issue, the suspension of corporate employees of Other Stories for using racist language to identify a specific product in development, to the fabulous imagination that emanated from the InStyle Magazine September issue cover and editorial starring Zendaya and styled by Law Roach. In the extended version, we discuss our thoughts on Virgil Abloh’s latest Louis Vuitton collection and more of our favorite looks from Beyoncé’s “Black is King.” To hear the extended version, subscribe to membership on our Patreon at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
In this episode, we begin paying our respects to the legendary Kansai Yamamoto, whose prolific designs filled with odes to Japanese culture fused with contemporary fashion captivated the world. We also take some time to discuss the recent Céline Men’s show as well as another allegation of copying, this time by Bottega Venetta. In the extended podcast we gush over the fashion and costumes in Beyoncé’s recently released film “Black is King.” To hear the extended version, subscribe to our Patreon membership at patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
In this episode, we spend a great deal discussing our thoughts on the recent CFDA nominations! Who do you think should take home an award? We also get into the sour reception of Jacquemus‘s recent Menswear presentation and racial tokenism in the fashion industry. For the extended version on Patreon, we give a recap of the Valentino Fall Couture collection and Dior Resort collection. We also talk about the recent controversy surrounding Balenciaga being called out for stealing a creative concept from student artist Tra My Nguyen. To hear the extended version, sign up for a membership on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
As Men’s fashion week comes to a close, we review some of the more distinct presentations, including, Dior with Kim Jones’s collab with artist Amoako Boafo, as well as reviewed the Jacquemus and Etro collections. Additionally, we also get into discussing the historic precedent of Viola Davis’s recent Vanity Fair cover and editorial shot by Dario Calmese, the first Black photographer to shoot for the publication’s physical magazine cover. In the extended version through Patreon, we also break down the recent Prada men’s show, the rebirth of Shayne Oliver’s Hood by Air, celebrate the legendary Paisley Park home of the incomparable musician Prince, and the recent Elle article with Yara Shahidi, who donned some stunning Kenneth Ize ensembles. To hear the extended version, sign up for a membership on patreon.com/fashionvictimspod.
With fashion companies continuing Haute Couture fall fashion week, we discuss our thoughts on the highs and lows of the presentation amid this COVID era. Also, Kylie Jenner is under fire for not tagging a Black-owned brand, Loud Brands, in her Instagram posts after Wearing a dress from the label’s recent collection. Was she in the right? In the extended version, we also take a bit of time to give our opinions on the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy and what it means for the history of fashion. And, we talk about the elements of the upcoming Jacquemus collection and presentation we hope to see.
With Gap cutting their collaboration with Telfar in favor of one with Kanye West and Yeezy, we dive into our thoughts on the subject. We also discuss the formation of groups to keep the industry in check, including the Kelly Initiative and the Black in Fashion Council, as the industry makes its strides for supporting creatives of color. For the extended version, our conversation continues around the decision made by the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion to resume the fashion calendar, starting with the haute couture shows in July. We also give our thoughts on the decline of American products brought by Europeans because of the recent spike in COVID infections in the US. We wrap up the conversation, talking about the release of the Dior x Air Jordan. Go to patreon.com/fashionvictimspod to listen to the extended version.
We start our discussion with our thoughts on the glaring reports about the non-inclusive culture limiting the careers and growth of Black creatives at Vogue and Conde Nast, partly perpetuated by a history of racism in fashion as well as specifically by Anna Wintour. In contrast, we celebrate the accomplishment of the recently appointed first Black editor-in-chief of Harper's BAZAAR, Samira Nasr. With the recent shakeup at Givenchy, LVMH tapped Matthew M. Williams of Alyx to be its next creative director. How will this pan out?
With the fight for justice and racial, economic, political, and social equality continuing all over the world, we take a look at the efforts by fashion industry organizations, like the CFDA, figures, like Virgil Abloh, and companies to provide opportunities and spaces for Black people and minorities. We also dive into the recent blunderous erasure of Black voices in fashion committed by Forbes of the work of Black designer Anifa Mvuemba, which she was the first designer during this era of COVID-19 to premier a dynamic digital fashion show of her Hanifa sub-label, Pink Label Congo.
During this period of protests for civil rights and equality in the United States in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, we begin the episode discussing the history of racism in the country and its negative effect on society and the African American Community. We then dive into our takes on the "Chiffon Trenches" memoir by Andre Leon Talley, who served as the first African American and Black man to be the Creative Director of Vogue, paving the way for the likes of so many talents, including Edward Enninful and Tyler Mitchell.
With the MET Gala canceled, we reminisce on our favorite moments from the incredible red-carpet event and its effect on the fashion system. In addition to discussing some current hot topics such as Gareth Pugh's move to purchase back his brand from Rick Owens, we also dive into the nuances of systemic racism in fashion. Using Black designer Angela Dean as an example, we shed light on the way the fashion industry has rewritten history, silencing the voices of designers of color.
As we approach the end of the quarantine period across the world, we discuss the adjustment that several fashion companies made from financial strife at Neiman Marcus to L'Officiel's decision to reduce its print run as freelancers demand overdue payments. Also, Valentino's appointment of former Gucci exec, Jacopo Venturini, as its CEO, has us shook! Ending the podcast on a celebratory note, we also discussed our thrill for the rise of "Say So" and "Savage" remixes on Billboard and talked about our style wishlist for Doja Cat and Meg the Stallion.
With André Leon Talley's highly-anticipated memoir The Chiffon Trenches releasing this year, excerpts from the book have caused quite a stir in the industry. From his revelation of the breakdown in his friendships with industry veterans like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld to his thoughts on the industry's current landscape, we dive into our initial thoughts of the excerpts and what we want to take away from his story
Keeping this quarantine train going, we get to speak with the LEGENDARY Nicola Formichetti about his rise in fashion from working for the Pineal Eye London boutique to becoming the artistic and creative director for Lady Gaga and many of her iconic projects. Through his insight, he gives us a peek into how his journey built him into a force not to be reckoned.
Today we take our time to reflect on the tenure of Claire Wright Keller at Givenchy as she exits the historic house. We talk about how the pandemic is currently affecting Condé Nast and the broader industry now that fashion companies have recently resumed business in China. Wrapping up, we also discuss the previously released fashion issues featuring Rihanna and Lady Gaga, and their style impact
Taking advantage of this self-isolating period, we talk with rising fashion editor and critic PAM BOY about his ascendency in the industry and his thoughts on the future of fashion after this pandemic has passed. We also talk with designer Arturo Obegero, another rising star in the industry, and how he plans to progress through this dire period.
Not letting COVID-19 stop us, in this episode we discuss its effects on the fashion industry as well as the overall economy. With celebrities like Bella Hadid also encouraging people to stay inside, we recognize figures in fashion, like Christian Siriano and Kerby Jean-Raymond, who are making positive differences in this perilous period.
In today’s episode, we celebrate style icon Celine Dion in review of slaying her recent stunning looks. We also talk about some fun fashion shakeups at Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy. Switching gears, we also converse about Kylie Jenner’s appropriation of Queen Beyoncé, opening a wider discussion on cultural appropriation.
Even though we explore a few of the standout Fall 2020 collections that premiered during Paris Fashion Week, we go a tad off-topic in a rich discussion about textile education and questioning the social and ethical responsibilities of the fashion industry.
With the news breaking of Raf Simons new position as Co-Creative Director of Prada alongside Miuccia, we give our thoughts on the matter. We also dive into our thoughts on a few NYFW highlights as well as a breakdown of the debacle of the recent FIT Fashion show.