A Different Tweed will be distributed from January 2019 wherever podcasts are found. Below are just some of the superb guests we’ll be speaking with at length.
The star milliner discusses his work with everyone from Boy George and Rihanna to John Galliano, Marc Jacobs and even the royal family. Explore how he approaches this transformative art. Learn about why headgear never been more culturally relevant. Plus hear the stories behind his top hat hits for the houses of Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Super fashion hairstylist Sam McKnight has worked on Chanel’s blockbuster runway shows for a decade and discusses the artistry he conjures for this venerable fashion house. He also opens up about the intricacy of the styling process which he masterminds for the world’s most beautiful women like Kate Moss and Diana, Princess of Wales. Over his four-decade career McKnight has racked up 100 British Vogue covers and was recently appointed as contributing editor.
On this episode of A Different Tweed, we meet jewelry designer Cora Sheibani at her London design studio to discover her influences, hear all about her thoughtful design process as well as the meticulous craft involved in producing her jewels, which are predominantly made in Switzerland, where Cora grew up. Over the course of our episode, you will discover how Cora’s immersion in the high-stakes contemporary art world has shaped her professional destiny.
The most decorated designer of his generation talks about working over the last few years as a freelance creative director as well as the impact of winning an array of coveted fashion prizes - including the first LVMH Prize For Young Fashion Designers.
From early stints at Alexander McQueen to taking New York by storm as the footwear designer behind names such as Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, step into the polished shoes of Paul Andrew. Hear how he unexpectedly discovered shoemaking and became Hollywood’s go-to cobbler, plus how he landed the role of a lifetime as women’s creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Met Gala, Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge – London-based Elizabeth Saltzman is the fashion stylist who is involved in all of these cultural phenomena. Hear her fascinating trajectory from establishing herself at Vogue and Vanity Fair, to ranking among the Hollywood Reporter’s top 25 “Power Stylists” due to her highly-regarded work with Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Saoirse Ronan, plus longtime client and frequent collaborator Gwyneth Paltrow.
On this episode, fashion jeweler Vicki Sarge reveals how going solo and creating her eponymous brand was a risk. But she also reveals how it’s paid off. Sandy Powell enlisted Vicki to craft jewels for The Favorite and Vicki talks to us about working with the Oscar winning costume designer creating pieces for the film, including the ornate crown which its star, Olivia Colman, brandished portraying her Oscar-winning role as Queen Anne.
The winner of the French Ministry of Culture’s ANDAM fashion prize talks about founding her haute sportswear brand, Koché, after working for Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Chloé and Martine Sitbon. She explains how she balances Koché with her roll as artistic director of the Chanel-owned fashion house, Maison Lemarié.
Ruth E. Carter.
When it comes to cinematic dress, no one is contributing to film’s zeitgeist more than this Academy Award-winning costume designer. From Black Panther to Selma and The Butler, Carter’s work propels greater narratives forward and forces the fashion industry to stand at attention. Listen in to the intimate stories behind her blockbuster works and what triggers inspiration.
Batsheva’s forward direction is based on her trademark “Batsheva dress.” Informed by sartorial hallmarks evoking restraint and repression, this native New Yorker’s eclectic togs have been selling like wildfire since she launched her brand in 2016. In the process, she’s unwittingly reignited a movement towards subversive femininity and won fans such as Céline Dion, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Courtney Love along the way.
The stylist whose directional flair made the red carpet mandatory viewing discusses her work for the stars of Big Little Lies, Meryl Streep and Shailene Woodley, and harks back to the crucial moment which kick started her career – the debut of Lupita Nyong’o at the premiere of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave.
Tap ‘LISTEN!’ to hear the Oscar-nominated costume designer, Arianne Phillips, explain the complex process and serendipitous circumstances which prompted her to craft the wardrobe for Quentin Tarantino’s critically acclaimed comedy drama, Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood.