The JOYCE mantra LIVE CURIOUSLY continues to form the backbone of series 2 of the podcast. Featuring some of the world’s most creative minds, these conversations pick up renewed momentum with an added theme: human CONNECTION.
At times like these, community has never been so important. In an attempt to reignite the art of conversation, friends of JOYCE speak to creative and inspirational talents in a podcast series that reminds us of the power of human ingenuity - especially when we are able to LIVE CONNECTED.
Bright young things. This episode Tiffany Godoy is joined by Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, the two fresh faces at the helm of Nina Ricci. Starting right at the very beginning, the couple tell a story of how they came together in both their personal and professional lives: shared roots, shared values and shared vision that have been key to establishing their own Antwerp-based brand Botter. The designer duo talk of conceptual looks, grounded in practical construction. Dutch-Caribbean laid-back precision. How do they ‘keep the joy’ whilst turning attention to more serious matters? It’s about staying grounded whilst flying high. Naïve? Perhaps, but these two seem to have found the connection between seemingly opposing ideas – and it’s working out just fine.
(CN/EN) We got five on it. The three Colville designers are joined by two Hong Kong veteran fashion mavens for this bilingual episode of JOYCE's Live Curiously. Vogue HK's editor-in-chief Peter Wong and City Magazine's Creative Director and Publisher Ching Siu-Wai discuss style, whilst Wong talks to the Colville founding trio: Lucinda Chambers (ex fashion director of British Vogue), Molly Molloy and Kristin Forss (ex-Marni designers). Partnership, friendship, respect and learning on the job is a big part of the female led brand: "you don't come with a fully formed document, you come with passion, a need and a desire". Inclusive and collaborative, Colville are building a community for fashion that isn't trend led. Living Curiously by doing it their own way, not getting too comfortable and always asking questions.
New York based, Chinese/French designer Joseph Altuzarra talks with Hong Kong based fashion editor and consultant Divia Harilela about the power of clothing and how he aims to be a solution to women's complex, busy lives. Dressing women who are Living Curiously for longer whilst playing with sexuality and empowerment, Altuzarra delves into the new feminist dialogue in the era of MeToo. Selfie culture and social media has made it ever more important to own your niche, the designers says. He insists that in luxury today, there is always the space for fantasy, curiosity and seduction.
In this episode of Live Curiously, noted fashion writer and editor David Hellqvist speaks to the enigmatic JW Anderson about this upbringing in Ireland during "the troubles", and how his early obsession with Jean Paul Gaultier and leopard print sparked a lifelong love of style. Anderson talks about society's generational shift, globalisation, how fashion has to "eat itself" and the importance of making mistakes - linking notions of originality it to Titian and Rembrandt. Ultimately "you need the fantasy...and you have to find things that turn you on".
Belgian-born industry favourite Y-Project's Glenn Martens talks to Filep Motwary about this unconventional entry into fashion via architecture. They discuss his emotional take over of a brand in mourning, after founder Johan Serfaty passed away. Martens' take on the brand was different, the team initially buckled but eventually came around to the fresh, new direction he bought to the label. Today he's heralded as a champion of Paris' new contemporary scene and discusses risk, team work, growth and critique under the fashion microscope. Now Y-Project is known for experimental constructions, eccentricity, playfulness and being always versatile. Martens reflects life's diversity into his collections and would rather be steady than chase hype.
Paris-based designer Marine Serre's "future wear" runway shows have become the hot ticket at fashion week. In this episode of the JOYCE podcast, Serre talks to fashion journalist an presenter Tiffany Godoy about her beginnings from a small village upbringing then rifling through secondhand shops and teen style expressions. Being a young athlete gave her a certain discipline she brings to fashion and winning the LVMH prize catapulted her distinctive 'hardcore' creative vision to fame. Refining her idea of "future wear", Serre sees all her shows as a continuous series and explains why she has bought upcycling firmly into the culture of her brand.
Curiosity creates the hunger to create," says iconic American fashion designer Thom Browne, one of the few so revered by both industry and academia. In our first JOYCE Live Curiously podcast episode, fashion editor and photographer Filep Motwary talks to Browne about the last 16 years: how a compelling singular proposition - a play on the classic grey suit - evolved to one of fashion's most interesting contemporary narratives. His obsessions, with uniforms and uniformity, take Alice in Wonderland-like turns on the runway. He reveals his love of order, both personally and professionally, and the belief that beautifully handmade tailoring is more fashionable than fashion itself.
JOYCE Podcast : Live Curiously. Further connecting our worldwide network of like-minded design, fashion & culture fans, we will go head-to-head with the most inspiring talents in the business. The illuminating and intimate conversations series will reach beneath fashion's facade, exploring Creativity, Care and Craftsmanship both locally and globally. Coming soon.