e203. Consumption, Capitalism, and the Culture of Luxury Fashion

Episode Artwork featuring runway models wearing luxury fashion

Can you tell the difference between Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, and Versace? What about Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo? Do you even know who these people are? In all likelihood you read that list and knew that those are some of the biggest brands in luxury fashion. Or, if you didn’t know that, chances are you think that fashion is really stupid. Either way, this episode is probably for you. On today’s show, Monica, Katya and Mav are joined by fashion historian Daniella Hernandez to talk about luxury fashion and the complicated culture surrounding it from the complex relationship between designers and fashion houses to labor practices to cultural influences, to environmental footprints, to the connection to dark money funding global terrorism and a little bit of an ethics lesson. Yep, that’s right. This one has everything! Listen as we walk you thtough the complex history of fashion and why you should probably embrace… and also reject fashion. Then let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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