Screen break: webinars for front-room fashionistas

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Blkdog, produced by dancer Botis Seva, is one of the subjects of Phoebe Reith’s discussion for Bottega Residency
Blkdog, produced by dancer Botis Seva, is one of the subjects of Phoebe Reith’s discussion for Bottega Residency | Image: Camilla Greenwell

Bottega Residency

A “theatre of joyous distraction” is how Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee describes this project aimed at inspiring positivity. The short videos are available across platforms including Instagram, YouTube and Spotify, and feature a different creative each week. The latest to take the stage is Phoebe Reith, director of development at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, who highlights her favourite dancer, Botis Seva, and his production Blkdog. Free; bottegaveneta.com@bottegaveneta 

Tyler Mitchell, who shot JW Anderson’s latest campaign, spoke at the brand’s live-streamed Q&A sessions
Tyler Mitchell, who shot JW Anderson’s latest campaign, spoke at the brand’s live-streamed Q&A sessions

JW(Q&)A

Fashion brand JW Anderson has already started its series of live-streamed Q&A sessions. Guests are announced each week and Instagram followers can submit their questions via direct message. First up was photographer Tyler Mitchell, who shot JW Anderson’s most recent campaign. Performance artist Justin Vivian Bond follows. Free; jwanderson.com. @jw_anderson

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The Power Series

An online platform promoting sustainability, Positive Luxury awards its Butterfly Mark to lifestyle brands in recognition of “their commitment to creating a positive impact on our world”. Now it has teamed up with publishing platform What We Seee to launch The Power Series of webinars, which take place every Thursday at 2pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Speakers have included jeweller Stephen Webster; George Smart, founder of creative agency Theobald Fox; and How To Spend It’s own deputy editor Beatrice HodgkinFree; register interest online; positiveluxury.com

Costume designer Colleen Atwood talking to Eddie Redmayne for Sarabande Sessions
Costume designer Colleen Atwood talking to Eddie Redmayne for Sarabande Sessions

Sarabande Sessions

Sarabande, the foundation established by Alexander McQueen, hosts more than 50 public talks, events and workshops each year. Now the trust has made available a series of talks from its archive, featuring the likes of fashion photographer Tim Walker, fashion designer Molly Goddard and costume designer Colleen Atwood. Footage will be available for the next few weeks. Free, but donations welcome; sarabandefoundation.org  

Speakers in Business of Fashion courses include, from left: Susanne Tide-Frater, chief consultant of augmented retail at Farfetch; Drew Elliott, former creative director of Paper magazine; Musa Tariq, global head of marketing for Airbnb Experiences; Lucinda Chambers, fashion stylist; and Colin McDowell, a fashion writer, journalist and academic
Speakers in Business of Fashion courses include, from left: Susanne Tide-Frater, chief consultant of augmented retail at Farfetch; Drew Elliott, former creative director of Paper magazine; Musa Tariq, global head of marketing for Airbnb Experiences; Lucinda Chambers, fashion stylist; and Colin McDowell, a fashion writer, journalist and academic

The Business of Fashion

The style-centric subjects explored here range from fashion history – writer and academic Colin McDowell has created a course that encompasses Dior’s New Look and McQueen’s runway robots – to a guide to building your dream career with Musa Tariq, the global head of marketing at Airbnb Experiences. Access to all courses is available as part of a BoF Professional Membership. $30 per month; businessoffashion.com

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At Home with Cabana

Design publication Cabana has launched a programme of live conversations on Instagram. Highlights thus far include a tour of textile designer Nathalie Farman-Farma’s studio, and a discussion on interior designer with David Netto and Ashley Hicks. Stay tuned, later in the month, for talks from food writer Skye McAlpine and Wes Gordon, creative director at Carolina Herrera. Free; cabanamagazine.com@cabanamagazine 

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