BFC Fashion Forum
Celebrating visible differences and individuality
Season 4, Ep. 1
Model, actor and musician Shaun Ross hosts a conversation with fellow model and activist, Aaron Rose Philip, and co-founder of inclusive talent agency Zebedee, Laura Winson, about the importance of disability representation on screen and behind the scenes; celebrating visible differences in the fashion industry, and the impact on wider society.
Standing up against Asian Hate in fashion
Season 3, Ep. 10
The journalist Susie Lau, aka Susie Bubble, hosts a touching and emotional conversation with her friend, the designer Prabal Gurung, about issues around racism towards the Asian community in the fashion industry, and the Slaysians initiative he has built aimed at promoting positive change.
Season 3, Ep. 9
The prize-winning British menswear designer Bianca Saunders speaks to her creative collaborator, the stylist and publisher Karen Binns, about breaking down preconceptions around menswear design andbuildinga brand with currency and meaning in today's culture.
Giving clothes history
Season 3, Ep. 8
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the actress and British Fashion Council ambassador for positive change, shares stories with her stylist, the “image architect” Law Roach and Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle. As well as telling the stories behind some of Priyanka’s most famous red carpet looks, they talk about the power of heritage and legacy clothing as a sustainable fashion option; the importance of supporting up-and-coming designers; and creating opportunities for South Asian designers.
Gender euphoria and allyship
Season 3, Ep. 7
Josh Rivers, creator and host of the podcast Busy Being Black, speaks to journalist Phillip Picardi (formerly CCO at Teen Vogue and founder of .them), fashion designer Charles Jeffrey, and gender non-conforming musician James Potter from the Scottish band Walt Disco about their personal experiences with faith and identity; how they fell in love with fashion; and how individual actions can lead to collective change.
The power of perseverance
Season 3, Ep. 6
Acclaimed fashion designer Mary Katrantzou talks toSophia Neophitou-Apostolou, editor-in-chief of 10 Magazine, about how their Greek heritage informs their work, overcoming naysayers and enduring through challenging times.
Transformation and evolution
Season 3, Ep. 5
Zinnia Kumar, the model, cultural advisor and writer, talks to London-based designer Kaushik Velendra about overcoming culture shock and systemic discrimination as well as discussing their contribution to an Indian luxury fashion renaissance.
Learning to unlearn
Season 3, Ep. 4
Florence Huntington-Whiteley, model and co-founder of CogDis,a creative ethics consultancy, talks withher partner and co-founder, the designer Claire Yurika Davis, and Tori West, editor of independent, queer-led publication Bricks Magazine, about their utopian ideas on the importance of boundaries and mental wellbeing in the workplace and how the fashion industry can adapt.