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My Heels Are Killing Me
18 minutes | May 11, 2019
Rise of the Y-Front
Jockey launched the Y-Front in the U.S. in 1935 and five years later the product landed on our shores, and it's been a favourite for Kiwi men ever since. In this final episode of RNZ podcast My Heels Are Killing Me, Sonia Sly finds out about our 'brief' history and the story behind the iconic Y-Front.
20 minutes | May 4, 2019
The Business of Underwear: Flesh is More
"On the red carpet Kim Kardashian wore a slip that I designed and it was designed to be worn in the bedroom," says Kiwi lingerie designer Chloe Julian who has worked for international labels Agent Provocateur, Stella McCartney and Rihanna's new label, Savage X Fenty. *Warning: this story contains some imagery that may be suitable for a mature audience.
11 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Ahead of her time
From a pair of hand-knitted baby booties to a fully-blown business two-decades on selling not one, but two lifestyle brands, seems a far cry from Peri Drysdale's days as a nurse. In this episode of RNZ podcast My Heels are Killing Me Sonia Sly heads to Christchurch behind the scenes of Untouched World.
16 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
A share of wardrobe
In this episode of My Heels are Killing Me, Belinda Watt Head of Fashion at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, shoe designer Kathryn Wilson and Murray Bevan - the founder of fashion PR agency Showroom 22 discuss the different ways to produce sustainable; diversifying, and the importance of collaborating and remaining agile.
22 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Championing change in a volatile marketplace
It might be hard to imagine life without the internet and the ease that technology has brought to our lives. In this episode of My Heels are Killing Me, Sonia Sly talks to three fashion designers about a changing world where business have to be agile in a volatile market.
13 minutes | Jul 6, 2018
Karen Walker - 'The gate keepers have gone'
In this final episode of My Heels Are Killing Me for Season 4, Karen Walker talks to Sonia Sly in front of a live audience at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery about nurturing new talent, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange and why she needs a sixth sense.
22 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Sharing the love - The Aloha Shirt
In this installment of My Heels Are Killing Me, Sonia Sly heads to Te Papa to find out about historical and contemporary views on the Aloha shirt.
25 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Will the bricks come tumbling down?
Surviving in the retail industry is tough, and today, it's a battle for stores to keep their cash registers ticking over.
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Olivia Fleming - the highs and lows of a New York dream
The fashion industry is a hungry beast and beyond its glossy facade are people who work tirelessly behind the scenes. But what is it like to be in the thick of it as an editor for a top international publication in one of the major fashion capitals in the world? Olivia Fleming Senior Features Editor for Bazaar.com shares the reality
16 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
Dictating the terms of ageing
The beauty and fashion industries have long dictated what's deemed acceptable or desirable. And now that we're in an age of inclusiveness where does that leave women and the question of ageing?
24 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
Hip-hop, B-boys and kicks
DJ Sir-Vere's sneaker obsession has seen him amass an impressive 500 pairs of kicks, some worth tens of thousands of dollars.
22 minutes | May 26, 2018
Reimagining the future of fashion
Turkey tail mushrooms, subverting the male gaze, a story of migration and hidden circular forms inspire the work of emerging designers at iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
29 minutes | May 18, 2018
The garment that changed the fashion landscape
Jeans are a ubiquitous staple in many wardrobes. And today, jeans are big business with street wear denim brands competing against premium labels.
37 minutes | May 12, 2018
Benny Castles: Carving out a career in high end fashion
Benny Castles from WORLD addresses the changes in the New Zealand fashion industry and the challenges of local production and more in this episode of My Heels Are Killing Me recorded live at iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
21 minutes | May 3, 2018
Cutting through the noise
Fashion photographer David James talks about the challenges of cutting through the noise in the online space, why he learnt about the commerce of fashion during an experience in New York, and why grit and extracting emotion in his images is why he keeps coming back for more.
2 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
New season of Heels coming soon!
Season four of My Heels Are Killing Me starts 6 May with a new look show that explores sub-cultures and the social contexts that inform the fashion industry and the cycle of trends.
19 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
Allbirds - The right amount of nothing
Former World Cup soccer player Tim Brown on finding the right amount of nothing in an overcrowded market and why launching his sustainable footwear label, Allbirds wouldn't have been made possible in New Zealand.
22 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
A new eclecticism
New Zealand's design landscape is starting to reflect our multiculturalism. Four designers discuss how their cultural heritage inspires and challenges them and why being 'different' is an asset.
20 minutes | Oct 29, 2017
Defusing fashion's ticking time bomb
Today there are a multitude of pressures placed on designers in the fashion industry as consumers increasingly demand transparency in the manufacturing process. But there are many ways to approach ethical and sustainable production as Sonia Sly finds out when she speaks to designer, Rachel Mills and Miss Crabb founder Kristine Crabb.
16 minutes | Oct 29, 2017
Dan Roberts: Capturing a mood in street style
The international fashion week circuit has become more like a circus than ever before. In this episode of My heels are killing me Sonia Sly chats to a Kiwi street-style photographer who shares the ins and outs of what it takes to shoot for the best in the business.
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