SO2E04 Lucy Yeomans on the enduring power of print
In this episode, Camille and Monica take you inside the gilded offices of Fashion’s e-commerce giant, Net-a-Porter, for an interview with the woman who has solidified Net as an editorial authority too. After editing UK Harper’s Bazaar for 14 years, Lucy Yeomans has been editor-in-chief of Porter magazine since its launch in February 2014 — a time when most publications were moving from print to digital. After coming up with the idea of Porter with her friend Natalie Massenet, Lucy expertly spearheaded Net’s move against the tide, successfully founding a highly relevant fashion glossy that has exceeded all circulation expectations. Assembling an impressive masthead of fashion media heavyweights, she infused Porter with her unique perspective, creating a magazine that is one hundred percent on women's side. Your hosts catch up with Lucy on the state of the print world today, her impressive career path and get her wisdom how to responsibly helm a magazine for woman in the post me-too era. For those who want to check out people and accounts discussed in this episode, here’s a little recap: Porter Magazine coverstars: @Gisele, @BellaHadid, @MargotRobbie Supermodel: @The_real_Iman Photographers: @peterbeardart, @mirella_ricciardi, @Mario_Sorrenti Eco warriors: @Parley.TV Stylist: @moppy_pilcher (Morgan Pilcher) Email or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter.
SO2EO3 Vanessa Friedman on Accountability in the Fashion Industry
This week New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman talks to your hosts about her month-long probe into the sexual misconduct allegations against photographers Marion Testin and Bruce Weber. In January this year, dozens of men stated that Mario Testino and Bruce Weber had secually exploited them on set. Next, similar allegations were levelled against Patrick Demarchelier. The domino effect commenced: within just a few months, a handful of fashion's most powerful photographers had been dethroned, denounced and accused of exploiting their immense power. Yet the backlash was muted, and a wider, mainstream ripple was basically nonexistent. The men weren't publicly slated in the way that various Hollywood figures had been, and most publications chose to quietly phase them out as opposed to issuing public statements. Monica and Camille talk to Vanessa Friedman about the importance of real accountability in the fashion industry and why there is still a way to go despite the #metoo awakening. They also ask her about what it takes to be an objective and fair arbitrator in the creative field, the importance of critical feedback for all and the new role social media has started to play in this field. Articles mentioned: or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter
S02E02 Why social media is ruining your life with Katherine Ormerod
In this week’s episode of Fashion: No Filter, your hosts catch up with their longtime friend, the journalist, consultant and influencer Katherine Ormerod to discuss her newly published book: Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life. Already a critical success, Katherine’s books is a no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood. It tackles head-on the pressure we feel daily through our time spent on social media. Thoroughly researched with a personal experience-led narrative, the book paints an alarming picture of the realities of modern life dominated by social media addiction. But it’s not all bad news; Katherine transforms our relationship with Instagram into a lesson in how to allow it to help, rather than hinder one’s career, relationships and general life. Monica and Camille open up to Katherine about their own digital dilemmas, from how long they spend online, to finding work-Instagram balance and “comparititis”. Instagram accounts mentioned in this episode include: @Katherine_Ormerod @mamalovesgrey @effyourbeautystandards @lucysheridan @ihadamiscarriage Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life (Cassell) is available now on Amazon:
S02E01 Behind the Instagram algorithm with Eva Chen
Fashion No Filter is back with an interview with Eva Chen — head of fashion partnerships at Instagram — to kick off a brand new season. Chen, formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast publication Lucky Magazine, left the print media world for a new role at fashion’s favourite app. At Instagram, she oversees fashion accounts, nurturing young brands, facilitating the communication strategies of global fashion houses, and keeping daily contact with influencers, designers and supermodels alike. Your presenters catch up with Eva between shows at London Fashion Week where she spills the beans on new and improved functionalities for digital savvy fashionistas (did you know anyone can upload their own GIFs?), her career path choices, the future of print media and what it takes to get the revered blue tick. For those who want to check out people and accounts discussed in this episode, here’s a little recap: Hair stylist @sammcknight1 Glossier Founder @EmilywWeiss Jewellery designer @SophieBilleBraheltd Fashion designer/spice girl @VictoriaBeckham Hashtags #bookstagram & #bookshelfporn Hotel @lesrochesrouges Supermodel trainer @RusellSBC Eva’s two favourite Instagrammers to follow: @coco_pinkprincess & @zooeyinthecity Follow us on Instagram @camillecharriere & @MonicaAinleydlv and don’t hesitate to send any questions or suggestions straight to Producer: Joel Grove
In this episode, your hosts and their guests grapple with the question of what being a feminist means today, that is, against the backdrop of the Me Too movement's new importance in the fashion industry.