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 Fashion Inferno 02/27/2023
Fashion Inferno We discuss the Schiaparelli couture show, Italy fining Yoox Net-a-Poerter, and the staying power of the skinny jean. There's a new washing machine that claims to fight microplastics, and we enjoy a lightning round of listener notes. Plus: Some deatils on the future of Pop Fashion. Come hang out! Instagram: @popfashionpodcast
info_outline Fashion Leadership Lazy Susan 01/27/2023
Fashion Leadership Lazy Susan There's a leadership shake-up at Dior, a report says to stop buying clothes, and Tom Ford has a new house. New York banned "forever chemicals" in clothing, and we discuss a list of 2023 trends. Come hang out! Insta: @popfashionpodcast
info_outline Innocent Until Proven Gaudy 01/06/2023
Innocent Until Proven Gaudy Gucci opened a luggage store, the Bling Bishop got charged with fraud, workwear is on trend, and footwear has a long way to go to be more inclusive. And 90s blowouts are back! Allegedly. Come hang out! Insta: @popfashionpodcast
info_outline You Can't Always Get What You Want in Fashion 12/23/2022
You Can't Always Get What You Want in Fashion A former fashion exec was found guilty of cooking the books. The Rolling Stones called off a retail collaboration, Christina Ricci used her handbags to pay for her divorce, and Alessandro Michele is leaving Gucci. Plus: Amazon's new app feature and Lisa has deep feelings about romcom core. Come hang out! Instagram: @popfashionpodcast
info_outline Banksy vs Guess 12/09/2022
Banksy vs Guess Estee Lauder bought Tom Ford, Raf Simons is shutting down his namesake line, and in the midst of all this outlet malls might be making a comback. Banksy told followers to rob a Guess store, and the hottest shoe right now is a "leg-lenthening" Ugg. Come hang out! Insta: popfashionpodcast
info_outline Instantly More Suspect 11/22/2022
Instantly More Suspect A Tiffany jeweler's death has mysterious circumstances, StockX changed its authenticity verification language, and Gap is joining forces with Amazon. Balenciaga left Twitter, and who is wearing crop tops to work? Come hang out! Instagram: @popfashionpodcast
info_outline Beverly's Gloves 11/06/2022
Beverly's Gloves Thieves crashed a stolen van into a Chanel store. We present a sort-of-concise Ye timeline. Gucci is separating men's and women's shows, the online shopping boom stalled out, there are health concerns about chemical hair straighteners, and we talk about who is planning to play the film version of Karl Lagerfeld. Come hang out!
info_outline The Haunted Mine Shaft Jeans 10/28/2022
The Haunted Mine Shaft Jeans Jenna Lyons is joining The Real Housewives of New York, preppy style and loafers are making a comeback, and Thom Browne will lead the CFDA. Asos is struggling, and Shein launched a resale platform amid the news of a documentary about its production practices. Plus: How much are 140-year-old jeans worth? Come hang out!
info_outline Fashion Crimes Only 10/21/2022
Fashion Crimes Only A luxury counterfeiting operation got busted, Nike and StockX are dealing with the fallout from the Memphis heist, and two former eBay execs are going to prison. Your workout clothes might have alarming levels of BPA. And, we remember the fashion style of detective Jessica Fletcher. Come hang out!
info_outline Balenciaga's Mud Department 10/14/2022
Balenciaga's Mud Department We discuss Paris Fashion Week shows from Balenciaga and Botter. Burberry's new creative director has a familiar name, Virgin Atlantic has dropped gendered uniforms, H&M is starting to charge for returns, and Paris Hilton has a new store. Come hang out!
info_outline Spite Baby Fashion 10/07/2022
Spite Baby Fashion A Michael Jordan jersey broke a record, Christian Siriano is working with C. Wonder, and smart glasses may eventually become cool. LVMH is turning off the lights early, and the youth are unbuttoning their jeans. Come hang out! www.popfashionpodcast.com
info_outline The TikTok New York Fashion Week Scam 09/23/2022
The TikTok New York Fashion Week Scam TikTok users maybe tried to scam their way into NYFW. Also at NYFW: An adaptive clothing fashion show. Revlon's execs are getting big bonuses, Patagonia's founder is "giving away" the company, and Rebecca Taylor is shuttering. Oh, Kanye and Gap broke up. Come hang out!
info_outline Memphis Looks Good Right Now 09/16/2022
Memphis Looks Good Right Now Boohoo has a new sustainability ambassador, Bottega Veneta did a collection with The Strand, and NFTs are generating considerable revenue for some fashion brands. Plus, we've got two Nike stories (one is a fashion crime!). Come hang out!
info_outline The Fashion Episode with Panache 09/09/2022
The Fashion Episode with Panache Which designer will lead Louis Vuitton next? Scammers promising luxury goods stole millions from customers in Singapore. The hottest new aesthetic is balletcore, and thrift stores are doing just fine in this economy, thanks. Plus, quick updates on Paris Fashion Week and the end of Allure's print run. Come hang out!
info_outline What Are Your Intentions With My Son, Ted Baker? 08/26/2022
What Are Your Intentions With My Son, Ted Baker? Authentic Brands Group bought Ted Baker, the Army is developing its first official uniform bra, and CEOs sure do make a lot of money, don't they? We've got a sneaker scandal and Kaarin provides a lightning round of news items. Come hang out!
info_outline The Ski Slope is on Fire 08/12/2022
The Ski Slope is on Fire Estee Lauder may buy Tom Ford, Stitch Fix has a collection for tweens, and the American Dream mall missed a loan payment. Hermes doesn't want any part of the resale market, and Walmart is proving that fashion is part of a global economy. Come hang out!
info_outline Make Do and Mend 08/05/2022
Make Do and Mend NYFW details are out, Patagonia is expanding its repair program, and 18 states sued a jewelry store for (allegedly) duping customers. Claire's is doing just fine, thank you, and the newest beauty trend is perfect for deep summer. Come hang out!
info_outline The Evil Pentagram of Luxury 07/29/2022
The Evil Pentagram of Luxury Millions in gems and jewelry were stolen from an armored truck, it's the 25th anniversary of Gianni Versace's death, and Sri Lanka's economic collapse has implications for the fashion industry. The honeymoon might be over for BNPL (buy now, pay later), and the family that controls LVMH is just like Succession (we think). Come hang out!
info_outline Yeezy Pleazy 07/22/2022
Yeezy Pleazy Ye and Yeezy are getting sued by a stylist, Dior asked Valentino for some cash, and Diesel is inviting you to its next runway show. The dollar and the Euro reached parity - here's why that matters to the fashion industry. And Victoria's Secret has some big plans ahead. Come hang out!
info_outline Hermès Wants To Make You Sweat 07/08/2022
Hermès Wants To Make You Sweat A robbery interrupted a jewelry and art fair in the Netherlands, Kim Kardashian is in trademark trouble (again) and StockX is laying off employees. We've got a Marc Jacobs update and information about a Hermès gym. Yes, you read that right. Come hang out!
info_outline What is a Fashion? 06/03/2022
What is a Fashion? Elle magazine is opening a hotel. Century 21 is making a comeback, Chanel is doing the very most, and Black sorority sisters have a new attire option. Old Navy had a major stumble. And we discuss the issue of authenticity at vintage stores. Come hang out!
info_outline Surrender Dorothy 05/20/2022
Surrender Dorothy You can get a robot to paint your nails at Target, and use an app to get your clothes repaired. North Korea is reiterating its ban on skinny jeans. Is luxury really recession-proof? And we figure out what's going on with Dorothy's dress. Come hang out!
info_outline Leave the Gun Take the Cannoli 05/13/2022
Leave the Gun Take the Cannoli The Met Gala happened and Vogue monetized the heck out of it. Stirrup pants are back, Skims launched an adaptive collection, Stadium Goods is launching bulk sneaker sales, and SCAD now has a sneaker design minor. And the latest fashion crime was a brazen one. Come hang out!