Dear friends of StyleZeitgeist,
As many of you know StyleZeitgeist has always been a fiercely independent and a critically minded publication, not an easy accomplishment in the world of fashion. We have fought hard for our right to say what others think (or at least we’ve been told so many times). We have been doing our best to bring you thought-provoking perspective, original photography, show coverage, and otherwise relevant information that people of discerning taste desire. We’ve never insulted your intelligence, because we respect your intelligence too much. We know the feeling is mutual.
We are now embarking on a new chapter, a dedicated StyleZeitgeist podcast. This format will allow us to bring you the same approach to fashion journalism but on a more engaging level. The idea for the podcast came out of my freewheeling conversations with designers, other journalists, and various creatives that when edited down for the printed page lost some of their spontaneity due to the demands of the written format.
On the podcast we will talk about some of the same themes that have always driven us, how fashion connects to culture, how designers think and interact with the rest of the world, and what fashion means to us all. We will discuss current fashion events and interview prominent figures and people you’ve probably never heard of but should. We promise the same uncompromising stance on the podcast as we have done in our writing. We will discuss anything from overarching ideas to the work of specific designers and down to the seams on a garment. Whether you want to know about the music that has influenced Rick Owens, or what Baudrillard would make of fashion, or Carol Christian Poell’s dead-end seams or the weird world of Paul Harnden, we’ve got you covered.
To support this venture and StyleZeitgeist in general we are asking for your help. We have rarely relied on advertising, and even then always making it clear that our editorial independence is sacred. Instead, we rely on our audience, some of whom have become our friends. Therefore, I am asking you to support StyleZeitgeist through Patreon. Think of it as not only supporting the podcast, but as a magazine subscription. By supporting us you are supporting something rarer than a unicorn – independent fashion journalism.
In the coming weeks we will begin recording episodes and announcing guests. Stay tuned and thank you for your support.