S02E08 Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, on how to stand out when you design quiet clothes
In this week’s instalment of Fashion: No filter, your hosts Camille and Monica are still parked stateside for the resort shows and continue their exploration of the NY design scene. Enter Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, one of the most talked about emerging brands in the industry today, that launched in the Fall of 2016 — and is incidentally up for the 2019 CFDAs fashion awards emerging designer of the year on June 3rd. The girls sit down with Cate to talk to her about what made her want to launch a label of carefully curated basics — or as she likes to call them “cherished pieces” in the era of loud digital statements and an oversaturated market. They cover everything from her first stab at design for her namesake label (that closed shortly after the 2008 recession hit the US), to cutting her teeth as a designer on the high street at GAP and in the luxury market for Vera Wang, to what made her come full circle and back to designing her own thing, only this time focusing her aesthetic on a quiet collection of timeless classics — a spot that has been highly coveted since the departure of Phoebe Philo at @OldCéline. Follow Khaite on instagram: @Khaite_ny Email or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter.
S02E07 Secrets from celebrity stylist Kate Young (+ bonus MET Ball rap!)
Celebrities. They just know how to look fabulous for every occasion, right? Well, no. Turns out, there is a fashion mastermind behind most red carpet moments these days, and none is more revered than Kate Young. As go-to stylist for the stars, Kate has put (and kept) names like Margot Robbie, Selina Gomez, Sienna Miller and Rachel Weisz on the fashion map. Oscars? Cannes? MET Gala? Publicity tours? You name it, she’s orchestrated the look for it! Fashion No Filter flew to New York on the eve of The MET Ball — fashion’s biggest red carpet extravaganza — to catch up with Kate and find out what her job really entails. Tune in for an unfiltered discussion on the current climate in fashion, what its really like working for Anna Wintour (Kate started her career at Vogue US where she went from being Anna’s assistant to holding the Sittings Editor position for many years before turning her attention to full time celebrity styling), the scoop on how fashion icons, and their iconic looks are made — from fittings to fiascos — not to mention some pretty real chat about what it means to be a feminist today. And, stay for a bonus review of The MET Gala’s weirdest and most wonderful looks in the form of a rap (!) by beat poet/fashion publicist Sophie Roche Conti. Email or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter, @camillecharriere, @monicaainley.
S02E06 Alexandra van Houtte on founding fashion’s first search engine
Monica and Camille get a studio visit from friend-of-the-pod Alexandra van Houtte, founder and CEO of , fashion’s first online search engine. At 29 Alexandra is already a key figure in the fashion tech landscape, having dreamt up the idea of a keyword search database for stylists and journalists in need of a reference centre for runway pieces, new designers and trends. Alexandra had the idea while working as a frustrated stylist at Paris fashion glossies, identifying a missing tool while planning shoots for editors late into the night. When she launched Tagwalk three years ago from her sofa, investors turned her down and the press was slow to catch on to the concept. Today, Alexandra is on Vanity Fair’s list of the world’s 50 most influential French people. How did she ascend to fashion greatness in such a short period of time? Who are the mentors that kept her focused on the big picture? How did she learn to be a good boss? Tune in for all this and a couple good chuckles! The accounts mentioned in today’s episode are as follows: @Alexandravanhoutte @Tagwalk @Sophiefontanel @wearmarcia @alighieri_jewellery @indg0 @nasa @somewhereiwouldliketolive @oldmagnet @parisnightkisses @parisiensinparis
S02E05 Jenny Walton on individuality in the era of social media (+bonus roundup of LFW)
In this episode, Monica and Camille introduce you to one of their fashion friends, the streetstyle star and illustrator, Jenny Walton, who is also Creative Director for Scott Schulman of The Sartorialist (her fiancé!). The girls sit down in between shows during London Fashion Week for a relaxed conversation about how Jenny came to being flown all over the world to attend the world’s most prestigious shows alongside Scott. They cover everything from her career ascent, her love of Miuccia Prada, how to remain yourself amongst all the noise on social media, and why shopping vintage is the most sustainable way of being stylish nowadays. For those who want to check out people and accounts discussed in this episode, here’s a little recap: Guest du jour: @JennyMWalton Jenny’s other half: @TheSartorialist LFW FAVOURITES: @SimoneRocha_, @Burberry, @BabbyM, @JW_Anderson, @RichardQuinn, @RejinaPyo, @PeterPilotto, @Erdem, @Loewe, @Roksandailincic, @Preenbythorntonbregazzi, @VictoriaBeckham, @MollyGoddard STREETSTYLE STANDOUTS: @JennyMWalton, @SarahHarris, @PernilleTeisbaek, @LindaTol_ JENNY’S SHOUTOUTS: @Charlesvonbarksalot, @WhatMiuccia, @SimplicityCity, @SimoneRocha_, @MarcJacobs Email or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter.
SO2E04 Lucy Yeomans on the enduring power of print
In this episode, Camille and Monica take you inside the gilded offices of Fashion’s e-commerce giant, Net-a-Porter, for an interview with the woman who has solidified Net as an editorial authority too. After editing UK Harper’s Bazaar for 14 years, Lucy Yeomans has been editor-in-chief of Porter magazine since its launch in February 2014 — a time when most publications were moving from print to digital. After coming up with the idea of Porter with her friend Natalie Massenet, Lucy expertly spearheaded Net’s move against the tide, successfully founding a highly relevant fashion glossy that has exceeded all circulation expectations. Assembling an impressive masthead of fashion media heavyweights, she infused Porter with her unique perspective, creating a magazine that is one hundred percent on women's side. Your hosts catch up with Lucy on the state of the print world today, her impressive career path and get her wisdom how to responsibly helm a magazine for woman in the post me-too era. For those who want to check out people and accounts discussed in this episode, here’s a little recap: Porter Magazine coverstars: @Gisele, @BellaHadid, @MargotRobbie Supermodel: @The_real_Iman Photographers: @peterbeardart, @mirella_ricciardi, @Mario_Sorrenti Eco warriors: @Parley.TV Stylist: @moppy_pilcher (Morgan Pilcher) Email or reach us on Instagram @fashionnofilter.