Simon Collins, Fashion Culture Design

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Simon Collins is a creative director, educator, fashion consultant, and ex-dean of the fashion school at Parsons in New York. With his new platform Fashion Culture Design, Simon holds what he calls Unconferences where not-boring fashion people address topics such as, How do you solve a problem like fashion week? And, Can sustainability be sexy?

He gave the opening address at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit this year, and his point was: it's all your fault!

Is it? Is it down to us to make fashion more sustainable? And if so, how can we do it?

Why is fashion important? Why don't more people recognise it at such? What is fashion's power? What on Earth has all this got to do with Hemingway, or, for that matter, Britney Spears? Listen to find out, and to hear some very good stories about London style back in the day, and how fashion education has changed.

Simon was a mad fashion kid in Bournemouth and London in '80s, and we talk about what that was like, and style, and making your own outfits, dressing up to go to clubs like Taboo, & being obsessed with The Face magazine.

How fab is our music? THANK YOU Montaigne. She is singing an acoustic version of Because I love You.

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