Lockdown may have caused a few more podcasts to be added to your rotation; their ability to stimulate our brains, as well as our ears, is desperately needed for these long days fully inside. While your first port of call may be to go down a wellness route during this period, our suggestion of some Fashion podcasts you may not be aware of yet may make a more creative and escapist alternative.

While fashion is an art that's intended to be seen rather than heard, our selection below have been handpicked for their informative and engaging approach to giving us a fashion education. Animate your daily walk by listening to fashion icons explain their creative processes, or stimulate your brain – as well as your muscles – as you incorporate an episode about the future of fashion with your Vinyasa flow. However it be, reinvigorate your mind with these design-orientated delights.

Dior Talks
A household name within the fashion industry, Dior has been on the forefront of design since its inception in 1946. Today, the brand is using its platform and female-first voice to remind us not only of the Maison’s history, but it's deep commitment to female artists. From the house’s (first female) creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri ,to contemporary artist Tracey Emin, these are talks that enrichen our ideas about art, society and culture.

Listen to Dior Talks here.

Pieces of Me: My Life in Seven Garments
Even the biggest of fashion foes can’t deny that clothes can hold sentimental value. From what we wore on our wedding day, to our graduation outfit, everyone has something hanging in their closet that transports them to a particular moment in their life. Pieces of Me, created by Net-A-Porter investigates this further, asking a selection of incredible women – Sinéad Burke, Halima Aden and Arianne Phillips to name a few – to share their most treasured clothing capsules. 

Listen to Pieces of Me: My Life in Seven Garments here.

The BoF Podcast
It’s time to talk business…in its most fashionable sense. Much like the style of reporting done by the news outlet, this podcast explores conversations about the commercial side of fashion, what makes our business tick. From the publishing industry to the fate of small labels, each conversation, hosted by Editor at Large Tim Blanks or Founder Imran Amed, is an MBA in itself.  

Listen to The BoF Podcast here.

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave
Have you ever wondered how Billy Porter's stylist goes about curating his outfits? Or what it was like to interview Bill Cunningham? Then this is the podcast for you. Stalwart of style, Bronwyn Cosgrave takes us into the creative processes of industry icons, with a different guest each episode, listen as they share how they mastered their talents.

Listen to A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave here.

Gucci Podcast
The Gucci podcast is your go-to for a snippet of quirky, outlandish, but oh so successful creativity when time's not on your side. With episodes averaging around 20 minutes in length, these easy dip-ins centre around the storied Italian brand's involvement within the culinary, music and (of course) fashion worlds but also highlights incredibly interesting personalities you may not usually come across.

Listen to the Gucci Podcast here.

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