BFC Fashion Forum
Sharing brand values through creativity
Season 2, Ep. 3
Rosh Mahtani, the designer of jewellery brand Alighieri, and Supriya Lele, designer of the eponymous clothing label, speak to Gianluca Longo, style editor at British Vogue, about how personal history shapes their approach to design and their efforts to express brand values through their work.
Community building and finding a voice
Season 2, Ep. 2
Irish designer Richard Malone speaks to Nell Kalonji, the stylist and senior fashion editor-at-large for AnOther Magazine, and Berni Yates, the fashion and textiles lecturer, about how aspiring fashion students can get started and find a voice, regardless of their financial situation or upbringing. Focusing on the importance of community and friendship, they share their own stories of overcoming financial and emotional obstacles on the path to professional fulfilment and share advice on how others can do the same.
Being a force for positive environmental change in fashion
Season 2, Ep. 1
Stella McCartney OBE has a powerful, passionate message for young people working in fashion today. This episode explores Stella’s own creativity, activism and the iconic brand that has pioneered sustainability in fashion for the past 20 years. In a heartfelt discussion with the journalist Alex Fury, she shares stories from her personal experience about her upbringing and how her family encouraged her interests; her adventures as an apprentice in Paris and London; how she coped with bias and stuck to her beliefs; and the innovative tech and engineering companies she’s working with in her continued efforts to challenge the status quo.
What’s Next for Music and Style?
Tiffany Calver, DJ and Radio Host, talks to Stylist Leah Abbott and Musician Jimothy Lacoste about what influenced their fashion choices growing up, how 2020 has changed the relationship between music and style, and the new music emerging from across the UK that they’re most excited about.
Breaking Boundaries in the Fashion Industry
At a time of momentous change, the Photographer and Filmmaker Campbell Addy sits down for a conversation with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Fashion Director of Garage Magazine, addressing the importance of mentors, keeping your ego in check, and the power of the collaborative spirit.
The Evolution of Fashion and Street Culture
Alastair McKimm, editor in chief and creative director of i-D magazine, talks to Evan Mock, the Hawaiian skater and surfer, and Jordan Vickors, the British DJ and stylist, about how their shared love of surfing, music and skate culture led to an interest in fashion, as well as how British street style culture in general influences fashion on a global scale.
Waking up to Racism in the Fashion Industry
Elgar Johnson, Fashion Director at GQ Style, leads a discussion with Priya Ahluwalia, Designer of the label Ahluwalia, and Gary Armstrong, Senior Fashion Editor at GQ Style, relating from personal experience how racism manifests in the British fashion industry, and how to implement effective change.
What Now For The Fashion Student?
Charles Jeffrey, founder of the fashion label Loverboy, is joined on the podcast by fellow designer Matty Bovan and their former tutor, MA course leader at Central Saint Martins, Fabio Piras, to examine how fashion education has changed since lockdown and to identify some surprising new creative opportunities.
Finding a Voice Through Fashion Design
Caroline Issa, co-owner and Fashion Director of Tank Magazine, talks to British menswear designer Paria Farzaneh, to discuss how her Iranian heritage imbues her designs. As well as recalling her own uncompromising path to becoming a designer, she talks about how others can follow their own dreams by staying true to their vision.