BFC Fashion Forum
Fighting for fluidity
Season 3, Ep. 2
Fashion designer Harris Reed speaks to Tim Blanks about dressing without gender boundaries, and how the reaction to the Harry Styles American Vogue cover is an example of how far the dial still needs to move. Reed also shares thoughts on the new wave of creatives leadingthe fashion industry, as well as how the future of the industry is playing out.
In search of authenticity
Season 3, Ep. 1
Trey Gaskin, the writer, model andpodcaster, talks to designer Olubiyi Thomas and stylist and founder of Boy.Brother.Friend, KK Obi, about sustainability, creating authentic publishing, and how the fashion industry can help foster change.
How a fashion superbrand is evolving with the times
Season 2, Ep. 10
Tommy Hilfiger talks to Financial Times' Jo Ellison about his brand’s work around inclusivity, equal opportunities and environmental initiatives. He also shares his tips on how to build an enduring fashion business, and his favourite things about London.
How to build a career in the fashion industry
Season 2, Ep. 9
The American model Tess Holliday speaks to ELLE UK Editor in Chief, Farrah Storr, about her journey overcoming negative attitudes to her appearance in order to realise her dream. The pair also share ideas on how to succeed at your chosen career in fashion and harness the positive power of social media.
Collective problem-solving and fashion as a platform for change
Season 2, Ep. 8
Friends Julietta Dexter, founder and chief growth and purpose officer at ScienceMagic.Inc, and designer Anya Hindmarch talk about how to build forward-looking, conscious entrepreneurial endeavours and the importance of kindness and sharing values when it comes to solving environmental issues.
Futuristic interactions between our bodies, materials and the environment
Season 2, Ep. 7
Sustainability advocate Wilson Oryema leads a discussion with Allbirds sustainability manager Hana Kajimura, fashion designer Phoebe English and fashion designer and textile researcher Rosie Broadhead, on the danger of toxic chemicals on our skin, experimenting with live bacteria, creating the lowest carbon shoe imaginable and making natural dyes from locally-sourced avocado stones.
Environmental mindfulness and the tools for change
Season 2, Ep. 6
Gabriela Hearst, the creative director of her namesake brand and newly-appointed creative director at Chloé, speaks to journalist and contributing editor at British Vogue, Ellie Pithers about her pioneering environmental initiatives in sustainable luxury and circular fashion, and shares what it was like dressing First Lady Jill Biden for the inauguration.
The spirit of British fashion, community and craftsmanship
Season 2, Ep. 5
Stylist Amanda Harlech and designer Erdem Moralioglu MBE spend the eveningsharing stories and discussing everything from the value of the British craft industry and forward-looking solutions for designers to their favourite decade in fashion.
Tracking the impact of politics on fashion and culture
Season 2, Ep. 4
Hoor Al Qasimi, creative director of Qasimi and president and director of Sharjah Art Foundation, speaks to her friend John Akomfrah CBE, the artist and film-maker, about social responsibility in art and culture, and how it can relate to fashion.