The Laws of Style
By Douglas Hand
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Conversations with founders and thought leaders in the orbit of HBA's robust fashion and lifestyle practice. How are fashion brands conceived, how do they scale, and how do questions of personal style interact with the broader business of fashion? This is a dialogue about creativity and its impact on our lives, hosted by HBA's head of Fashion and Lifestyle and noted fashion law professor, Douglas Hand.
||CleanPeter Som||On this episode of the Laws of Style, host Douglas Hand is joined by Peter Som, President and Creative Director of his eponymous label, Peter Som, Inc., to discuss Peter's design philosophy, the importance of business savvy when launching a fashion label, the trend toward gender-neutral fashion offerings, and much more.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven Kolb||Fashion lawyer and fashion law professor Douglas Hand interviews Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America ("CFDA"), about the state of the fashion industry, CFDA's role in promoting designers, sustainability, and environmental initiatives, and much more.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilly Chavarria||Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand interviews designer Willy Chavarria on his burgeoning eponymous brand, the distinction between fashion and styles, streetwear activism, and more.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To 'The Laws of Style'||The soliloquys and interviews on this podcast will cover topics ranging from fashion design, lifestyle brands, personal style, and of course, the law. Douglas Hand hosts a delightful meandering on these subjects featuring luminaries from the fashion community. In many cases, these will be households names who rarely speak publicly. Moments will dazzle, comments will crack you up, articulations from founders of brands will transport you to that brand’s special place, and the challenges facing start-up brands will make you wonder why founders try it at all. The thought kernel for this podcast is Douglas’s book, "The Laws of Style," a sartorial guide for professional gentlemen. Underlying these laws is the notion that apparel choices reveal a subtle vernacular about who we are as individuals. Style is embedded in our appearance and how we hold ourselves out to the world. Clothing and accessories, then, represent a coded delivery system for communicating ourselves. The goals of the laws of style are not to restrict, but to afford self-expression. The Laws of Style podcast posits that this process is just as worthy of discussion as the business of law and fashion and that these topics are inherently interrelated. Douglas has been representing clients in the fashion industry for over twenty years as a corporate lawyer. Additionally, Douglas is the General Counsel at American brand Rag & Bone and to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He is also an adjunct law professor who teaches a course on Fashion Law at his alma mater, New York University School of Law, and a practicum on Fashion Law at Cardozo Law School to law students working with students from the Fashion Institute of Technology where Douglas is a member of the school’s Foundation board. Douglas revels in his fashion choices, proving that being a “man of style” and a “man’s man” are complimentary—not contradictory—terms.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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