“People going through turbulent times create the best creative stuff.”
My guest this week is Oliver Spencer, designer and co-founder of Favourbrook and his eponymous brand Oliver Spencer.
Oli and I discuss opening his first store in a recession, what it takes to build a brand, dressing creatives, and why creating personal connections and building community will determine which retailers survive.
(15:17) The Armoury
(15:59) Santa Maria Novella
(16:43) Barneys vs. Nordstrom
(23:06) Nudie Jeans
(26:41) Brendon Babenzien // NOAH
(29:20) The Rolling Stones
(30:17) Four Weddings and a Funeral
(30:37) Scott Crolla
(30:55) Joe Casely Hayford
(31:05) Paul Smith
(35:06) The Specials
(36:03) Craig Greene (interview) // Dries Van Noten (documentary)
(36:25) Gorillaz Sound System
(43:36) David Byrne // Brian Eno
(49:38) Geoffrey Bawa (architect)
(50:18) Wolfgang Buttress // Conrad Shawcross (artists)
(56:39) George Cleverley
(1:02:22) Dolly Parton
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