The Parker Edison Project: How Fashion Impacts Culture – KPBS

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In this episode we explore how fashion impacts culture. We talk to a designer, a buyer and a store owner to learn about their roles in the industry. Plus, Parker … Read more →

Aired: April 7, 2021 | Transcript

Fashion is closely tied to our identities.

In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast, “The Parker Edison Project,” host Parker Edison explores how fashion impacts culture.

Edison talks to a clothing designer, a buyer and a store owner to learn about their roles in the industry. Plus, Parker gets some much-needed fashion tips from a style concierge.

The episode wraps up at the Casbah, with a live performance from rap duo, The Invisible Ponchos.

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What comes to mind when you think of American culture? The Parker Edison Project works to expand the cliché answer to that question. It’s a podcast that zooms way in on what really makes a culture — food, music, style, sex, fashion and more. Join host and co-creator Parker Edison for insightful conversations about creativity and community, all through the lens of Black America. This is the Parker Edison Project, a sonic exploration of what’s considered American, where each episode starts with a thought-provoking talk and ends with a musical bang.

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