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The Cutting Room Floor
1 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
S4 EP7: Steven Alan
Steven Alan has been in business for 30 years. A New York City native, he launched his first retail space in 1994 and built a retail business, wholesale business, showroom business and collaborated with several fashion brands like Nike, Levi's, Wrangler, Dockers, Uniqlo, Vans, West Elm & More. For Full Episode Visit: www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
23 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
S4 EP6: Fashion Styling ft. Juliana Salazar
Juliana Salazar is a stylist and brand consultant from Miami. Born to Colombian parents, she studied at George Washington University majoring in Business & French before deciding to pursue the fashion industry. After finding her footing with brief stints at YSL and Intermix, she officially began her fashion career at iconic retailer Hirshleifers. Today we discuss her non-traditional path to becoming a stylist, the biggest misconceptions about the job and how to maintain a good reputation, in an industry where relationships are everything. Enjoy. IG: @julianasalazar
32 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
S4 EP5: This is Cala ft. Andrew Wyatt
Six years ago, Andrew Wyatt founded a fashion tech company called Cala. Cala is a SAAS company that manages all of the backend logistics for designers. Essentially, you upload your design to the website and Cala will not only help you design it but will also produce it *and* ship it to your customers, for you. It's technology that sounds too good to be true. Today, I ask Andrew a million questions about how the software works and we leaving no stone unturned, and he was able to answer every single one. Full 90minute episode on Pateron.com/thecuttingroomfloor IG: @thisiscala IG: @awhyit Website: Ca.la
19 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
S4 Ep4: Fashion Photography ft. Quil Lemons
Quil Lemons is a young, NYC based photographer. FULL EPISODE: www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
21 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
S4 EP3: The Wholesale Merchant feat. Shawn Pean
Shawn Pean is Brooklyn native who built his career as a wholesale merchant; starting at retailers like JC Penny & Saks Fifth Avenue and making his way to becoming a Vice President at Valentino and President at Balmain. Today we talk the journey. Full Episode: www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor IG: @OMNDI
10 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
S4 EP2: Antidote feat. Lauren Amos & Eugene Rabkin
Antidote is a new luxury retailer located in Atlanta, Georgia and founded by Lauren Amos & Eugene Rabkin To listen to the full episode: www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
29 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
S4 EP1: T.A New York ft. Telsha Anderson
Telsha Anderson is the boutique owner of T.A New York, located in the Meatpacking District of New York City.
8 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Season 3 Closer
A message of gratitude. The next episode airs New Years Day.
11 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
S3 EP15: Elevating Culture ft. June Ambrose
Full Episode : www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor IG: @JUNEAMBROSE
18 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
S3 EP14: StyleZeitgeist ft. Eugene Rabkin
Eugene Rabkin is a writer and the founder of Style Zeitgeist. patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
21 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
S3 EP13: Fashionista.com Ft. Faran Krentcil
Faran Krentcil founded Fashionista.com & is an underrated woman in fashion media.
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
S3 EP12: Mirror Palais ft. Marcelo Gaia
Marcelo Gaia is the designer behind the "instagram brand", Mirror Palais. After working as a stylist or 10 years; (which included working for Lady Gaga's Stylist) he launched his own label. I sit down with Marcelo at his Lower East Side apartment in Manhattan to discuss how her did it. Also! All full episodes are now available on Patreon, only! www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
54 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
S3 EP11: Black Frame ft. Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips founded the Fashion PR Company Black Frame which operated from 2004 until 2020. We discuss his POV on a what makes a talented publicist, what he's learned along the way and his ideas for the future. patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor
86 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
S3 EP10: The Tanning of America feat. Leandra Medine
Leandra Medine was the founder of Man Repeller. A blog turned media company that operated from 2010 - 2020. In 2020 she stepped down from her company after she and the company were criticized for their performative solidarity with black lives. Leandra reflects on her time running a company and what she's learned about racism in America. Patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor Leandra Medine: @leandramcohen Crystal Anderson: @beerbottles_chainsaws Mecca James Williams: @meccajw Sebastian Baptiste: @sebastianbaptiste Chrissy Rutherford: @chrissyford
59 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
S3 EP9: A Visual Lexicon feat. Christopher John Rogers
Today's episode is playful and relaxed. I talk so my friend Christopher John Rogers about his name sake brand and love for color. www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor @christopherjohnrogers
76 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S3 EP8: Prince of Rag Trade feat. Mickey Drexler
Mickey Drexler, the man behind The Gap, JCrew, Old Navy, Madewell has been in the fashion industry otherwise known as "The Rag Trade" for over 40 years. He's now working alongside his son Alex Drexler who founded Alex Mill, Mickey has a unique approach to leadership, shopkeeping, and selling goods at great value. INSTAGRAM: @OMNDI TWITTER: @OMONDIPRESENTS PATREON: PATREON.COM/THECUTTINGROOMFLOOR
11 minutes | May 16, 2021
Quick Cut: Mid-Season's Greetings.
The season isn't over! New episodes early June 2021. Just stopping by to say Hi & Thank You.
73 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
S3 EP7: Maker to Manager feat. Ibrahem Hasan
Ibrahem Hasan describes his role as a Senior Creative Director at Nike. Today, we dig into the structure of Nike as a huge, global organization or as Ibrahim calls it, "The Matrix." How many categories are there? What are their functions? Who are the appointed creative directors? How big are the teams and who's in charge of what? Born with raw talent on the south side of Chicago, Ibrahem learned on the job what it means to be a creative for a corporation. Today he describes the unspoken transition from being a "maker" to a "manager."
51 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
S3 EP6: Ubiquity vs. Exclusivity feat. Shira Carmi
This a great episode for a young designers. I speak to Shira Carmi who is the former president of Mansur Gavriel and has since been named the CEO of Altuzarra. Shira is a business person; the kind that every design talent needs to know. She sits pole position between business and creativity with an understanding of how to service both sides. There's a lot a great business advice here. We talk about the challenge of over-distribution among e-commerce partners, why the CFDA/VOGUE/BARNEYS recipe doesn't guarantee a brand success and how true scarcity can help or hinder a brand depending on its authenticity. IG: @shirasuecarmi
59 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
S3 EP5: An American Atelier feat. Peter Do
Peter Do is greater than the sum of its parts. While his name is on the door, Peter makes clear that this is not a one man show. This is a company built on friendship and craftsmanship. I sit with the founders of Peter Do, LLC at their Brooklyn Studio.
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