The Conversations

Welcome to The Conversations - with Jason Campbell and Henrietta Gallina. We started our DIY podcast as a means to document our frequent conversations about fashion and culture. We’re hoping to develop and evolve our outlook throughout this process and speak to others who can help to inform and push our conversations forward. We’re just two friends with a lot opinions and we hope you enjoy and participate in The Conversations.

Episodes Date

For millions of influencers, the rapid rise of the largely unregulated $8 billion influencer marketing economy has resulted in little to zero labor rights protection, disproportionate endorsement rate...
July 12, 2020
A damning Medium essay, titled 'The Truth About Essence', was published last week detailing a toxic culture of abuse, intimidation and underpayment at Black-owned, Black run Essence Magazine. Authored...
July 8, 2020
To kick off their virtual, vintage shopping weekend (#avirtualaffair), vintage platform A Current Affair, invited us to an Instagram Live conversation tailored to this influential and growing fashion ...
June 27, 2020
As companies are starting to seriously examine the damaging issues of racial inequality, micro-aggression, toxic work culture and unjust systems, a more sustainable, compassionate approach to conducti...
June 20, 2020
In our third week of civil unrest, in parallel, the racial fallout continues in fashion. As audiences, the Black fashion community and allies grow more suspicious and frustrated with brands, their mis...
June 14, 2020
This week has been a mess for fashion. In the second week after the murder of George Floyd and subsequent civil unrest, brands, companies, influencers, corporations and fashion personalities came out ...
June 8, 2020
Over the past few days, again, the world has been reckoning with the unconscionable police brutality after yet another unarmed black man, George Floyd, was murdered in the US. With consequential civil...
May 31, 2020
Image-making has never been so democratic. A visual curation of our lives is the order of the day, with millions counting themselves as image-makers. But can brands still discern quality from attainab...
May 24, 2020
In the last week, a cross-section of globally placed designers got together to mandate a reset of the fashion system. Most agree on a post-Covid shift to in-season retail—essentially syncing deliverie...
May 17, 2020
Fashion is buzzing about former Vogue Magazine creative director and writer Andre Leon Talley’s soon to be released memoir, 'Chiffon Trenches'.  Leaked excerpts from the book details key events (some ...
May 9, 2020
Independent designers, unlike the cash-flushed, fast fashion, DTC and multi-national luxury sectors, are most under threat of insolvency in this pandemic shutdown. Short on resources, independents are...
April 29, 2020
In this episode, we are joined by fashion educator and independent researcher, Kimberly M. Jenkins. Here we dive into many topics framed around the illusion of inclusion in the fashion industry; why t...
April 18, 2020
In this episode we have a compelling cultural conversation with our great guests - photographer and film maker Ronan Mckenzie and stylist and Garage Magazine Fashion Director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson....
April 14, 2020
Right now marketing is a creative minefield rife with sudden challenges — that if executed ineffectively — can render a brand tone-deaf and out of touch. Marketing in the age of Covid-19 demands razor...
April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has mostly shut down the fashion industry, causing a shockwave of record unemployment in roles up and down the supply chain. From independent brands to mega-retailers, companies ...
April 4, 2020
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has shut down the fashion industry. Aprox. two hundred million of us worldwide are confined to our homes. Over 30,000 retail store fronts are closed, and all fashio...
March 24, 2020
In this episode we chat with Vanessa Hong, influencer and fellow podcaster, about if our changing relationships with fashion has the power to really change the larger industry. We asked Vanessa to joi...
March 14, 2020
When it was reported a couple of weeks ago that the New York City Commission on Human Rights entered into a multi-year diversity resolution agreement with Prada outlined in clear goals to hire more pe...
March 8, 2020
For this episode, we conclude 2019 discussing a big topic that has had Jason riled up for a while re: black leadership in fashion. Black is in. The visibility of blacks in fashion as models, stylists ...
December 30, 2019
With the ever evolving landscape of fashion media - from people buying fewer newspapers and magazines, to the changing role of advertising and reviews, to editors becoming influencers and vice versa, ...
December 29, 2019

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