This week’s guests are the curator’s behind one of this year’s buzziest fashion exhibits, The Museum at FIT’s Global Fashion Capitals. Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way organized the exhibit around the history of the four best established fashion cities – Paris, New York, Milan and London – and the emergence of sixteen up-and-coming hubs, including Johannesburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, Lagos, Berlin, Mexico City, and Copenhagen. Join us today to hear Ariele and Liz discuss the organization of the exhibit, some of the challenges facing these cities as their fashion industries grow, how technology has and will continue to facilitate the globalization of fashion as industry, art, and commerce, and more.
Plus, a playlist featuring some of my favorite recent tracks from international indie artists, including Iceland’s Lay Low, New Zealand singer-songwriter Liam Finn, and Puerto Rican garage rocker AJ Davila. So come and discover a world of new fashion, here on BTR!
Select designs from FIT’s Global Fashion Capitals, curated by Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way
(Photos by Eileen Costa for The Museum at FIT)
Alexandre Herchcovitch, Jumpsuit
Big Park, Dress
Stella Jean, Ensemble
Odds & Ends
– There’s an AUCTION of set items from Mad Men happening TODAY!! It starts at 3 pm EST, and Fashionista has a guide to the best accessories and most iconic props being auctioned off… It ends on August 7th, but I’d jump on it n.o.w. if I were you!
– Read more about The Antwerp Six and see some of their ground-breaking early designs, courtesy of The Cut.
– Learn about the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a UN fashion project that connects brands with artisans from the developing world, and supports African designers.
– Who else is *so excited* for the reboot of Wet Hot American Summer that debuts on Neftlix today??? Paste has put together a clever style guide, so grab your favorite coral necklace and best pair of shorty shorts and get ready to travel back in time…
(Photo courtesy of Bosco Delrey)
The Tallest Man On Earth
(Photo by Kyle Johnson)
(Photo by Beowulf Sheehan)
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers. | read
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch