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The Trend Academy Podcast

The Trend Academy Podcast

By Marie Oakes
The fashion industry deep dive: insights, opinions, and insider tips on the world's most trailblazing profession
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#Ep5: Fashion In Lockdown: Guest Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter Ltd
Jenny is one of the most honest, loyal and positive people I know in the fashion industry so it was amazing to have an hour of her time to ask how she has been doing in lockdown, how her team are coping, and what the future looks like for her business, factory and as Engands leading Fashion & Textiles training provider for apprenticeships. In a new world where fashion might become a 'luxury' not a necessity, hear Jenny's thoughts on how our industry will and must change, why the words 'nimble', 'flexible', 'communication' and 'customisation' are paramount to brand survival, and how falling off her horse 3 years ago taught her how to be resilient in challenging times.
May 28, 2020
#Ep4: Fashion On Lockdown: Guest: Alison Lowe MBE, Fashion & Brand Guru
Alison talks frankly how lockdown has impacted her life and her business, how she is helping herself and her fashion clients to stay resilient, why mental health in fashion is more important than ever, and why she believes its time to throw out the rule book and choose new ways of thinking so the fashion industry can shift, transform and revolutionise for the better.
May 22, 2020
#Ep3 Fashion On Lockdown: Guest: Fashion Futurist Geraldine Wharry
Fashion Futurist Geraldine Wharry joins me to talk openly and honestly about the emotions she experienced from the beginning of lockdown, what she has learnt about herself and the fashion industry during this time, how this crisis has made her rethink what is important to her, and what her predictions and possibilities are for the future of fashion. Fascinating stuff. 
May 06, 2020
#Ep2: Fashion On Lockdown: How Are We Doing? Guest: Fashion Designer Caro Gomez
Fashion Designer Carolina Gomez-Aubert joins me to share how she is coping in this lockdown, how she has found a new headspace to be creative, the one thing that has helped her stay resilient, and why she believes this is the time to start questioning the way we do things in the fashion industry and how we can change for the better . Caro Gomez:
April 24, 2020
#Ep1: Fashion On Lockdown: How Are We Doing? Guest: British Print Designer Samantha Warren
British Print Designer Samantha speaks personally about the impact the Coronavirus lockdown has had on her life and brand and how she is now using this time to reflect and reshape her business. In this episode we discuss why creativity is so important in a crisis and why she believes small brands and independent designers and businesses will rise from the ashes with new hope and opportunities. 
April 20, 2020
The Career Changing Internship: Why & How To Get One
What you need to know about getting a fashion internship and why its such an important investment in your future... 
February 27, 2020
LONDON FASHION WEEK: What is it? When is it? How it works and how you can bag yourself a ticket
London Fashion Week is the most coveted fashion event in the UK and something designers, buyers, editors and models spend months planning for. In this episode I share all you need to know about it - including what is it, where is it, how it works and why it's so important. 
February 03, 2020