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Happy Holidays! It’s Winter Week on Breakthru, so this Friday’s Sew & Tell is all about winter fashion. And this week’s guest designs the perfect winter accessory that will keep you cozy *and* chic. Claudia Schulz is a Berlin-born, Vancouver-based designer, who started to experiment with making her own hats, after a lifetime spent collecting them. We should all be thankful that she did, because her creations are beautiful, sculptural, and elegant – at once basic go-to’s and dramatic statement pieces. On today’s show, Claudia will talk about her transition from social work to millinery, the materials and process she uses to create her designs, and the wide variety of sources she draws on for design inspiration – from Bauhaus architecture to Cape Town, South Africa. Plus, a playlist full of delightfully wintery tracks, featuring songs from Lia Ices, Miike Snow, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes, and a handy list of styling tips from Refinery 29 to keep your winter wardrobe in its finest sartorial shape. So settle in with your favorite scarf, and get ready for winter, Sew & Tell style!
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Get over the hump of the week today with DJRePete and upbeat alternative from the likes of Hacienda, a quirkier set with Caravan Of Thieves, and electronica from The Temper Trap. Also, tune in for the latest from Hot Chip, Jukebox the Ghost, and a yet-to-be-released track from Niki & the Dove. And catch up with a few European summer festival happenings. That’s your Wednesday mix, today with DJRePete on BTR!
Berlin-based trio Fenster play charming chamber-pop. Despite eerie stories of graveyards and ghosts, their songs are minimalistic and calming, marked by their sparse, soft-spoken tenderness. The band also has its fair share of sweeping, climactic moments often accentuated by an assortment of sounds like rattling tambourines and emphatic handclaps. Here, they even use our studios’ sprinklers as an instrument.

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