Welcome to the Circle of Influence

Words by Jody Hume | 12.4.20

The RealReal and CFDA are proud to present Circle of Influence, a collaborative podcast hosted by Julie Gilhart, the president of Tomorrow Projects and Chief Development Officer of Tomorrow Ltd., and Sara Kozlowski, the VP of Education + Sustainability Initiatives of CFDA.
Over the course of nine episodes, Julie and Sara invite designers, thought leaders and innovators to discuss the importance of sustainability and the future of fashion. Dive into episodes one through five below. And if you’re listening on the go, stream it on Apple Podcasts here.


EPISODE 1: A New Lens Into The New Year

In the inaugural episode of Circle of Influence, Julie and Sara convene with Julie Wainwright, the founder and CEO of The RealReal and Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA. They discuss what it means to lead by way of mission and purpose, why sustainability is always top of mind, and how to move fashion forward into 2021 and beyond.



EPISODE 2: Future of Fashion Week

Julie and Sara welcome designer and creative director Victor Glemaud, Beth Buccini, the founder and owner of Kirna Zabete, and Jamie Pallot, Executive Producer at Sensorium to the show. They dissect the role of innovation and technology as the fashion industry adapts to life under the restrictions of COVID-19, and how brands and designers are shifting and gearing up for the future.



EPISODE 3: Wardrobe For The Future

Join Julie and Sara as they sit down with Giusy Bettoni, CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S., Kristy Caylor, co-founder and CEO of For Days, designer and co-founder Jonathan Cohen, and Sarah Leff, co-Founder and CEO of the brand Jonathan Cohen. They discuss how new materials and methods of creation will shape the future of fashion.



EPISODE 4: Race & Sustainability Part I

Guest host Marjon Carlos joins The Circle of Influence for a two-part episode to dissect the intersection of race and environmentalism. Marjon is joined by Abrima Erwiah, co-founder and director of Studio One Eighty Nine, NYC-based stylist and creative consultant Rachael Wang, and designer and founder of Hope for Flowers Tracy Reese.



EPISODE 5: Race & Sustainability Part II

Honoring heritage brands and extending the lifecycle of luxury items.