London Fashion Week begins: Burberry takes over Bond Street
Kate Winslet, Stormzy, Victoria Beckham and Princess Beatrice all feature at Vogue World event. Burberry’s Bond Street takeover and more. How emerging designers are dealing with the cost of living crisis. Our Fashion Director Victoria Moss discusses the up-and-coming fashion designers to look out for this year, and why London Fashion Week is so significant for the city. In this episode:
- How Burberry’s taking over parts of London
- The home-grown emerging talent featuring at the event
- Designer’s innovative ways of dealing with the cost of living crisis
- How LFW boosts London’s economy and image
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Tom Hanks on London’s Moonwalkers experience13:48We speak with Tom Hanks and co-writer Christopher Riley about their new show chronicling the Apollo missions of the ‘60s: The Moonwalkers. They tell us why they chose Lightroom in London as the venue for the show and how original footage from the moon was remastered to create the visuals. Plus, Andy Saunders, the man who remastered original footage from the missions explains how he did it. In this episode:How the idea for the show was bornTom explains his ‘fascination’ with the ‘60s moon landingsWhy the Lightroom venue is uniquely positioned to tell the storyHow original Apollo footage was frozen in liquid nitrogen to protect itWhat to expect from The MoonwalkersFollow us on X or on Threads.
Who's on the Standard's Fashion 100 power list?10:48Who has caused a stir in the fashion world of 2023? The woman behind the rise of a high street brand at top spot. Why TV show costume designers have made the list. Our Fashion Editor Victoria Moss reveals the names on the Standard’s top 100 fashion power list, and discusses the fashion trends that got them there. In this episode:What’s the criteria for this year’s list?The most surprising names revealedHow Beyoncé and Taylor have set fashion trendsWho’s going to make a name for themselves in 2024?Follow us on X or on Threads.
Sustainable travel: What is the future for travel?14:38Dust off your crystal balls and look to the future of travel: bikini beach holidays in the Baltics, sewage-powered flights abroad, and rail miles instead of air miles?Our sustainable-travel expert Juliet Kinsman talks to Jon Weeks about how extreme weather is already impacting ski resorts and island retreats, how eco-laws can help us help the planet, and why cheaper renewable energy should leave us feeling optimistic about the future.Plus, the Evening Standard's Lifestyle Director, Suzannah Ramsdale reveals the beaches slowly getting shorter, why a rise in demand for cruises is a bad thing, and explains why she thinks the UK is the destination of the future.Check out Juliet's accompanying article on how climate change will transform your summer holiday here.Plus, find out what else we're exploring as part of our Sustainable Travel campaign here.
COP28: King Charles’s rallying cry to save the planet14:32The King’s warning over climate inaction. $5 trillion needed each year to “drive the transformation we need”. What was different about Charles’s speech this year? Our Royal Editor Robert Jobson discusses how King’s speech was received, and whether he was distracted by the saga around Omid Scobie’s new book. Plus our Political Editor Nicholas Cecil explains the key points from the speech, and where the UK stands in the mission to tackle climate change.Follow us on X or on Threads.
Where does free speech end, and hate speech begin? (with Sam Harris and Evgeny Lebedev)56:03Without free speech, is it truth that is at stake? Philosopher Sam Harris and Evgeny Lebedev discuss one of the most important questions of our time.As part of The Standard's free speech inquiry, Harris and Lebedev discuss the Israeli-Gaza conflict, the battle with fake news, the future of media, and the importance of free ideas. This episode comes ahead of Brave New World, a new Standard podcast hosted by Lord Lebedev on the future of humanity – and the scientists, thinkers and innovators, who are rising to the occasion to lead us into it, which is launching in January.Follow us on X or on Threads.
London Underground's surge in crime11:42Crime on London’s transport network surges 30% in six months. TfL reports robbery on the Tube is up 107%. Which areas are the worst for crime? Our City Hall & Transport Editor Ross Lydall talks through the TfL data, why we’ve seen such a spike, and how it’s impacting passenger numbers. In this episode:Thefts, abuse, violence and robberies: the crimes explainedTory mayoral candidate Susan Hall ‘bang on target’ with tube thefts warningThe tube line deemed ‘worst’ for crimeHow passengers are avoiding the tube because of high crime ratesFollow us on X or on Threads.
First human case of swine flu H1N2: should we be worried?10:35Patient recovers from the UK’s first confirmed human case of a new strain of swine flu. Health officials track down close contacts to measure spread. Should we be worried about this new strain? Our Health Reporter Daniel Keane explains what has happened, and whether this new strain could lead to the next pandemic. In this episode:Do we know how this person contracted it?Dr Andrew Catchpole’s 'Don’t panic but stay alert' advice explainedWhat scientists are saying about this new strainWhy we need to ‘keep an eye’ on developmentsPlus: The latest on ‘mystery’ respiratory illness in ChinaFollow us on X or on Threads.
Wonka 2023: Will the film stand up to its predecessors?11:16Ahead of the film's release in cinemas tomorrow. How will Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka compare with Johnny Depp’s and Gene Wilder’s? Film Critic for the Standard Nick Howell’s discusses his expectations for the new movie, how it’ll compare with its predecessors, and what it needs to do to win over British hearts. In this episode:Another Wonka? Go ahead and do it!Is this a Wonka origin story?The all-star cast examinedWhy Paul King is up against good competitionIs Wonka just part one of a wider franchise?Follow us on X or on Threads.
Sustainable travel: Why we need to travel11:32In this episode, it's the big question: why do we “need” to travel?Juliet Kinsman and Jon Weeks discuss how travel can significantly support local communities, and even help destinations impacted by extreme weather get back on their feet. Juliet reveals all about her time spent in Mallorca investigating the behind-the-scenes sustainability of Iberostar resorts, the sponsor of this podcast series.Global Director of Sustainability at Iberostar, Dr Megan Morikawa talks about the importance of protecting oceans and local environments, and their journey to zero waste, including the Winnow AI-powered tech in their kitchens which has reduced their food waste by 28%. Find out what else we're exploring as part of our Sustainable Travel campaign here.