Welcome to your fashion news comedy podcast! Finance writer Lisa Rowan and retail journalist (and former stylist) Kaarin Vembar discuss fashion news, pop culture, business, and creativity.
info_outline Fancy Dress Parties 10/22/2021
Fancy Dress Parties Coach will stop destroying merchandise because of social media, Ralph Lauren is making its cotton dyeing methods open source, and the CEO of ASOS has departed. Is Fendi partnering with Skims? Plus, why Harry Styles fans are getting so dressed up.
info_outline Fendace & Fashion Fan Fiction 10/08/2021
Fendace & Fashion Fan Fiction Macy's is in a battle over a billboard, drug stores are trying to stop theft rings, and Neiman Marcus had a data breach. We celebrate some unlikely fashion collaborations (Versace / Fendi and Valentino / Cloney). And Kering is quitting fur.
info_outline Fashion's Hemline Index 10/01/2021
Fashion's Hemline Index A 50-year-old lipstick is sold out because of TikTok, and brands are sending influencers digital clothing samples. A big embezzlement fashion crime gets an update, and we discuss the relevance of the hemline index. And why is LVMH hiring so many young people?
info_outline No One Here is Going to the Same Party 09/24/2021
No One Here is Going to the Same Party We're still talking about the Met Gala, Telfar is launching a TV channel, and Karl Lagerfeld's estate is being auctioned. You have a new option for getting your Manolos repaired, Kenzo named a new artistic director, and Marie Claire is ending its print run.
info_outline Scoot Scoot Take the Loot 09/18/2021
Scoot Scoot Take the Loot Christian Siriano is going to design denim, Banana Republic is "refreshing" its brand, and a Paris Bulgari store got robbed. In celebrity news, we've got new partnerships for Frank Ocean and Snoop Dogg, and a new beauty venture for Jennifer Aniston.
info_outline Fashion Superstitions 09/03/2021
Fashion Superstitions Urban Outfitters is launching a resale platform, Iris Apfel is turning 100, and ear piercings might be the new mid-life crisis. Kylie's got a new swimwear line, and Nordstrom is picking up yet another brand to feature. Valentino stores got robbed and fashion designers are very superstitious. Come hang out!
info_outline The Cake to Our Cake 08/27/2021
The Cake to Our Cake Kaarin's baking a cake for a basketball legend, Old Navy is expanding its sizing options, and Lisa finally talks about the blinding modern-day success of Crocs. New Balance is suing Michael Kors, and an aspiring fashion designer has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle.
info_outline Is It Fashion or Is It Halloween? 08/20/2021
Is It Fashion or Is It Halloween? Moschino got bought out, Conde Nast finally paid its rent, and the adaptive clothing market is growing fast. Frank Ocean has a new fashion line, collaboration fatigue is real, and inflation is coming for your wardrobe.
info_outline Be Fooled by These Rocks 08/13/2021
Be Fooled by These Rocks Tiffany's newest campaign is ruffling some feathers and Stitch Fix is shaking up stylist scheduling. We've got a gigantic fashion crime for you, and an update on an old case. Plus: Oscar de la Renta is ditching fur, and Rihanna has released the first fragrance from Fenty.
info_outline Phoebe Philo Returns to Fashion 08/06/2021
Phoebe Philo Returns to Fashion Nordstrom has a new retail partner, Phoebe Philo has surfaced, and New York Fashion Week has a new home this fall. Trying to extort Nike will get you at least 2 years in prison, and there's family drama at Alex Mill.
info_outline The Luxury Fashion Trombone 07/16/2021
The Luxury Fashion Trombone Skims is going to the Olympics, Chanel is raising prices, and Bergdorf Goodman might have interested buyers. Major apparel brands are under fire for allegedly using forced labor in China, and renting clothing isn't as good for the environment as we hoped.
info_outline The Price is Wrong 06/26/2021
The Price is Wrong Victoria's Secret is retiring its famous Angels, garment workers are having a hard time getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and all our clothing is still full of virgin plastic. Are wedge sneakers back? Were they ever gone? There's a Happy Gilmore anniversary collection, and brands are suing fast fashion retailer Shein.
info_outline The One Where They Have a Pivot Bracelet 06/19/2021
The One Where They Have a Pivot Bracelet Alex & Ani filed for bankruptcy, Forever 21 will be sold at Hudson's Bay, and you might be able to earn money recommending products on social media. Torrid is considering an IPO, and Conde Nast employees protested outside of Anna Wintour's house.
info_outline The JLo Fashion Filter 06/12/2021
The JLo Fashion Filter We found a place where you can pull off your own mannequin heist. JLo's ex is launching a men's cosmetic product, lipstick is making its post-pandemic comeback, and Authentic Brands Group might go public. Plus, we have an update on Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
info_outline Fashion News Slot Machine 06/05/2021
Fashion News Slot Machine Gap plus Walmart equals so many questions. Rent the Runway has a new board member (hint: it's Gwyneth), Dior is going to Greece, and North Korea banned skinny jeans. H&M workers protested layoffs in Spain, and ocean diamonds are the hottest new jewel.
info_outline J.Crew's Fashion Disruption 05/29/2021
J.Crew's Fashion Disruption Fashion magazine mastheads are getting reorganized, J. Crew's got a new men's designer, and Missoni's creative director is stepping down. Boohoo is tying transparency goals to C-suite bonuses, and shapewear is apparently back.
info_outline What's Next For Runway Shows 05/22/2021
What's Next For Runway Shows L Brands is spinning off Victoria's Secret, Ralph Lauren is selling Club Monaco, and Pyer Moss is headed to the haute couture runway in Paris. Unilever and Hourglass are about to change the world with the color red, New York Fashion Week has a new hype group, and H&M is getting into printable blanks.
info_outline Are Fashion Magazine Internships Dead? 05/15/2021
Are Fashion Magazine Internships Dead? We've got a crime ring to kick things off this week. ModCloth has a new owner (again), Valentino and Zara are both launching beauty, and brown is truly having a fashion moment again. Are fashion magazine internships a thing of the past? Plus: We announce our 7th anniversary microgrant recipients.
info_outline Who Owns the Sun? 05/08/2021
Who Owns the Sun? We spend some time talking trademarks in two disputes where brands you know try to get control of some really random stuff, honestly. Kenzo's top designer has left the fashion house and LVMH has launched a sales platform for deadstock fabric. And we remember designer Alber Elbaz.
info_outline Is it Hacking or is it Hacky? 05/01/2021
Is it Hacking or is it Hacky? We review the Gucci / Balenciaga mashup runway show and fill you in on the Valentino factory fire. Nike and Lululemon are launching refurbishing programs, and Canada Goose is keeping up with its sustainability plan. Plus, there's a Halston miniseries coming to Netflix.
info_outline There Hasn't Been a Valentino Around Here for Years 04/10/2021
There Hasn't Been a Valentino Around Here for Years Guess discontinued a Telfar lookalike bag, Fashion Nova is compensating customers for shipping delays, and Fifth Avenue is a hot real estate mess. Bottega Veneta launched a digital magazine, and manufacturers are patenting their leather alternatives.
info_outline The Pull it Together Present 04/03/2021
The Pull it Together Present Art Peck is trying to start a fashion SPAC, brands aren't hitting the sustainability mark just yet, and cotton from China is back in the news. Meanwhile, Brandon Maxwell is lending his design eye to Walmart, and fairycore is the next new fashion trend.
info_outline Revenge is a Complete Sentence 03/27/2021
Revenge is a Complete Sentence Revenge shopping may drive post-pandemic consumerism. Garment workers in Myanmar are protesting the new military regime, and in Egypt, at least 20 workers died due to a factory fire. Vikings had bling, the Ikea catalog is now a podcast, and Loft cut its size range.
info_outline Two Snakes 03/20/2021
Two Snakes Kanye's presidential campaign is in hot water, and West Coast Joe has new allegations against his would-be sneaker empire. What comes after skinny jeans? Christian Louboutin sold part of his company and a famous tattoo artist's former cosmetics company is going through a re-brand. Yes, you read that right. Come hang out!
info_outline The Fashion Crime Birthday Show 03/13/2021
The Fashion Crime Birthday Show We are celebrating our 7th anniversary with a surprise! In fashion news, a lot of Conde Nast employee perks are going away, somebody's trying to evict Andre Leon Talley, and we have yet another alleged fashion crime involving Nike. Jil Sander is getting acquired and dollar stores are still thriving. Come hang out!