38 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
CEOs Wear Sneakers with Pia Baroncini
On this episode of CEOsWearSneakers, Omar Prestwich interviews Los Angeles based fashion designer, model, and disruptor Pia (Arrobio) Baroncini. Pia is the founder of LPA, a company that she started and partnered with Revolv to bring to life. In the interview, PIA shares how her family upbringing played a major role in her creative ambition. Omar and Pia talk about music, school, family, and being a kind human being. They also touch on the recent collaboration between Pia, Basic.Space, and K-Swiss to bring a sophisticated take on the CR-Terrati. If you enjoy the episode, make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on the next one. Host: @omarprestwich
15 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
K-Swiss Live Podcast | Magic The Gathering and the US Open
On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Gabriella are back with an update on our recent Magic The Gathering Drop and the US Open. Magic The Gathering: This week the team released a super limited edition release of the Gsstad 86 reimagined in collaboration with Magic The Gathering. The shoe sold out in seconds and has already found to be resold at $750. On The Court: Shout out to all our athletes competing in the US Open, Cameron Norrie, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Mitchell Krueger. There are other players representing K-Swiss on the court, you just have to do a small google search! (Wink Wink) Shout outs: Shout out to @alenkajtezovic / tag @kswiss to be featured. Hosts: @omarprestwich @gabriellag0mez
63 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Black Voices with Waraire Boswell
In this episode of “Black Voices”, Barney welcomes American fashion designer, Waraire Boswell. Coming from beautiful Los Angeles, Waraire has made suits for icons like LeBron James and Collin Kaepernick while impacting the fashion industry in a positive way. Barney and Waraire talk about how little Black representation there is in the boardroom meetings, especially in the fashion industry. “They want my vibration, but they don’t want my impute”. They talk about the importance of diversity within company culture. They talk about the importance of action vs complaining. “Don’t complain about it, just go do it” – Waraire’s father. There are many people who don’t know what they are doing it, but they are out there doing it. They point out the importance of treating everyone around you with respect. Finally, they talk about the importance of being honest and transparent. Customers are in more control when they ask questions. Follow Waraire: Follow Barney:
14 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
K-Swiss Live | Waraire Boswell and Lucky In Love
On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Gabby are back with a quick update on our podcasts, product drops, and shout outs! From the studio: “Black Voices” Podcast featured American fashion designer Wariare Boswell. He’s made suits for LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and many other famous people. From the Shoe Box: On 8-24-20, K-Swiss Tennis x Lucky In Love partner up with a limited edition Hypercourt Sneaker release. The Florida based tennis lifestyle brand brings a vibrant attitude to the West Coast Sneaker designed right here In Sunny Los Angeles. Shout outs: Shout out to @_the1chase. / tag @kswiss to be featured. Hosts: @gabriellag0mez @omarprestwich
50 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Black Voices with Ryan Mundy
On this episode of “Black Voices” podcast Barney welcomes former NFL Superbowl champ turned entrepreneur, Ryan Mundy. Barney and Ryan discuss the mental transition from being a professional athlete to an entrepreneur. They talk about how many athletes leave their sport completely broke and depressed. The rise of social media has played a critical role in brand development providing opportunities for players on and off the field. Ryan talks about the process of making the switch from football to business and how that transition can be an identity crisis. He also talks about the resistance he faces and being stereotype as an athlete vs businessman. Lastly, Ryan discusses his new company Alchmy: A Black Wellness program designed to help people properly heal from Traumatic experiences they have had. Ryan states “Nobody is primarily focused on the health of black men. Our program is built by Black people with Black doctors”.
22 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
K-Swiss Live Podcast | Omar Prestwich and Gabriella Gomez
In this episode of K-Swiss Live, Global Marketing Director Gabriella Gomez joins Omar as this week's co-host. They talk about the recent Black Voices Podcast Episode, give fan shout outs, and touch on all new the North Court sneaker. Black Voices started out as a 5 part series hosted by K-Swiss President, Barney Waters, and has gained popularity with the community. Gabriella and Omar talk about the recent episode with former NFL Superbowl Champ Ryan Mundy and how he's transitioned into entrepreneurship. Omar and Gabriella shout out some of you that are posting and tagging K-Swiss. Lastly, they talk about the North Court, a modern retro sneaker that gives you a look into what we have instore for 2021. Keep up with the latest on Twitter and follow us on Instagram for the visual, make sure you follow us @kswiss. Hosts: @omarprestwich @gabriellag0mez
19 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
K-Swiss Live | #BackToHogwarts Release
On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Global Marketing Director, Gabriella Gomez, joins Omar as this week's co-host. They talk about the recently dropped Harry Potter collaboration and the #WomenSupportingWomen movement. The all-new Harry Potter x K-Swiss collaboration dropped on July 31, 2020. For the Harry Potter fans, they know that is HP’s birthday, but it is also the day he found out he was a wizard. The new collection features all four houses in 4 distinct styles. Gabriella talks on the current #WomenSupportingWomen movement and shares her thoughts. Keep up with the latest on Twitter and follow us on Instagram for the visual, make sure you follow us @kswiss. Hosts: @gabriellag0mez @omarprestwich
29 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
K-Swiss Live | Harry Potter Collaboration Teaser
On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Barney are back to bring the latest news about the recent Harry Potter release, Cali Trail, and Black Voices Podcast. The Harry Potter x K-Swiss collaboration has finally been debuted with the limited edition “Firebolt” Hypercourt Express 2. For the HP fans, this sneaker pays tribute to the fastest broomstick in the Wizarding World. Omar and Barney also tease the next styles that are about to drop. Following up with releases, the latest styles are here with the new Cali Trail a 90’s inspired hiking boot upper with a performance soul. Lastly, Barney and Omar discuss the latest “Black Voices Podcast” with Obi Omile. The BVP has been a great series of knowledge and inspiration from creators and entrepreneurs from our community. Tune in next week for updates. Hosts: @omarprestwich @barneywaters
61 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Black Voices with Obi Olime
We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. In this episode, we welcome entrepreneur and co-founder of "The Cut" a barbershop app, Obi Omile. Barney and Obi start by talking about the recent protesting and messaging that has been seen throughout our country for the past month. They talk about people's energy and change they want to see. Obi shares his entrepreneur story of how he and his co-founder started "The Cut", a barbershop app that allows users to find barbershops they like, book appointments, and pay using the app. Obi shares how social media has played a major role into how their app has gained over 60 thousand users and has helped book over 14 million appointments to date. Barney and Obi talk about the evolution of the barbershop experience from what it used to be, to what it is now. Obi shares some great tips on building a brand with the resources at your disposal and the importance of good role models along the way. Follow The Cut on Instagram @thecuttapp Follow K-Swiss on Instagram @kswiss
56 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Black Voices With Brandon Williams
We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. In this episode, we welcome entrepreneur, NBA, Hollywood, and MLB stylist Brandon Williams. Coming from the east coast, Brandon has built a career of his style, friends, and positive actions. Brandon and Barney discuss NBA player's fashion style and it’s evolution from being hip hop influenced style, in the 2000s, to a new era of high-end sports fashion. Brandon shares his upbringing and lessons from his parents that shaped his positive way of thinking. He also shares his humble Los Angles beginnings along with events that took place to put him in the right hustle mindset to succeed. Lastly, Brandon and Barney talk about the current climate in culture and how we can all improve and be better educated. Hosted by Barney Waters.
25 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Voices of Pride with Joe Nguyen
On the final episode of Voices of Pride we welcome our very own Joe Nguyen. Joe is the man behind brining the NOH8 project to life, he is the regional merchandiser for K-Swiss and a proud gay husband and father. Joe and Patrick start by talking about the importance of being a transparent brand and why it’s important to collaborate with others who share the same values as you. Joe talks about how the project came to life, how the K-Swiss team all embraced the message from the start, and why the tangible message of NOH8 are so powerful to him. Patrick and Joe end by stating the importance of spreading more positivity and love through our social media Chanels. We all have a voice. Hosted by Patrick Buchanan.
56 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Black Voices with Beny and Teo
We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. In this episode, we welcome craft beer entrepreneurs, Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter. Barney, Beny, and Teo talk in detail about the current climate and what we can do to better educate ourselves. “Change happens when everyone is held accountable". - Benny Beny and Teo share their brand positioning on how they bring culture to the craft beer industry. They also share their business origin story, the struggles they have faced as a startup, why they are focused on the community over everything, and the importance of sticking to your dreams. They have been named the new face of "Craft Beer" by Times Magazine. Hosted by K-Swiss President, Barney Waters.
26 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Voices of Pride with Lindsey Horvath
In this episode of “Voices Of Pride” we interview the Mayor of West Hollywood, Lindsey Horvath. Patrick and Lindsey talk about the recent West Hollywood LGBTQ / Black Lives Matter march and the power behind it. Lindsey said that now is the time for listening, hearing experiences, and having open minds and hearts. She said, “Now is the time for conversation and action”. Lindsey talks about the importance of “Service Leadership” within your own community. Stating that “We are a better community when more and different voices are part of the conversation”. A new generation sees things differently, people's voices, perspectives, and opinions matter now, not 30 years from now. Lastly, Lindsey shares some of the rich history and facts about the West Hollywood community that make it an iconic place to visit. Hosted by Patrick Buchanan.
51 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Black Voices with Mike B
We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. On this second episode, we welcome fashion stylist to many of the biggest names in hip-hop music culture and named The Princess of Fashion, Mike B. Mike and Barney discuss current events and why it is different this time. They discuss business, culture in music and fashion, as well as the importance of making real change for the future. Hosted by K-Swiss President, Barney Waters.
25 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Voices of Pride with Detox
In this episode of Voices of Pride, we welcome Detox, one of the most powerful drag queens in America. From her youth, Detox has always loved fashion and stardom. Having the support of her sister in coming out allowed her to find the confidence to come out to her parents and also express herself as a lover of drag. That support played a major role in future opportunities. Detox and Patrick talk about the power everyone has to share their voice on various social media platforms. Being open about who you are is powerful. Especially when you’re public about it. There is power in sharing your voice for change. Small voices add up to a larger echoing sound. They discuss the powerful feeling of the protest celebrating Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ community both here in Los Angeles and in Chicago. Lastly, they discuss the importance of finding a way to express creativity. Find your own niche and find your own story and stick to it. Even when your support system doesn’t see what you see. “Everyone owns a lot of power in their truth”. - Detox
55 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Black Voices With Donye Taylor and Raymond Smith
We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. Today's episode is with young entrepreneurs, Donye Taylor and Raymond Smith. They are Co-founders of The Digital Footprint, a millennial lead marketing agency. On this episode Donye and Raymond talk about the struggles of growing up and trying to fit into the "norm", they share about not what it means to take a creative path, and how being true to yourself has never been more important than now. Hosted by K-Swiss President, Barney Waters.
34 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Voices of Pride with Esera Tuaolo "Mr. Aloha"
NFL veteran @eseratuaolo joins us on this episode of #VoicesOfPride. The discussion covers many important topics like coming out, supporting others, and the importance of spreading more love. Hosted by @patricklyspeakn. Voices of Pride is a mini-series dedicated to Pride Month and equality.
15 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Voices of Pride With NOH8 Campaign Founders
This is Voices of Pride, a mini-podcast series dedicated to Pride and equality. The first episode is with @noh8campaign founders, Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska. The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest. Nine years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 56,000 faces and continues to grow.
48 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Leading Through Changing Times | K-Swiss Live
Leading Through Changing Times | K-Swiss Live On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Barney Waters (K-Swiss President) opens up about business, leadership, and tone of voice during this time of global change. As we all move into week 4-5 of quarantine, the team has bunkered down in their own home doing their part to stay healthy and safe. It is a team effort from all of us to beat the virus and come out of this better than we did when it all started. Barney shares important things we can be doing as individuals during this time. He also touches on how brands are responding both in action and tone of voice. He specifically touches on how “It’s a mistake to be pushy with customers right now”.; Stay up to date with us on Instagram, Twitter, and kswiss.com
17 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
K-Swiss Live | Women Are The Future
On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar welcomes Gabriella Gomez K-Swiss Global Marketing Director as a co-host. They converse about International Women’s Day, women leadership, sneaker design winner, and community on social media. March 8th is International Women’s Day and K-Swiss is celebrating by highlighting women they have collaborated with in the past, women leaders in the office, and bringing female friends on the podcast for the rest of the month. The majority of the leadership in the office are women and they want to highlight them. Recently, K-Swiss Europe collaborated with retail store USC in London to host a shoe design competition. The winner would get a free trip to Los Angeles, visit the K-Swiss HQ to meet with the designers and bring their shoe to life. Not only that, the shoe design will be produced and sold at USC (150 pairs). Talk about a dream come true. The winner was Tahja @taj.ruth, a young graphic designer from Essex. Congratulations to her. The most important lesson with her winning, is the power of putting yourself out there and not being afraid to share your work. The more you share it, the more people see it, the more opportunity you have. Lastly, K-Swiss Instagram just hit 100k followers! Omar has been spearheading this for over a year and he mentions the power and importance of community. Buying followers and likes is not a good practice when wanting to be authentic and transparent. Even hosting too many giveaways can hurt your brand. The 100k isn’t about the number, it’s about the community that has grown with the team and continues to support. Show us love by leaving a review and rating the show! Let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about next. Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio Connect with us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/ Hosted by Omar Prestwich: https://www.instagram.com/omarprestwich/ Co Host by Gabriella Gomez: https://www.instagram.com/gabriellag0mez/ Filmed by Mason.Lee: https://www.instagram.com/masonlee.me/