What is Fashion For? A Conversation about Meaning with Levi's Brainiac Paul Dillinger
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Philosophy! The Internet of Things! Irvin Penn! From not being Mozart to designing outfits for The Muppets, as a kid... It's all up for discussion in this week's ep with Levi's Vice President of Global Product Innovation, Paul Dillinger. 

Paul drove Jacquard by Google, so of course we talk about that, and the future of tech innovation in fashion particularly around wearables. But fundamentally, this is a conversation about why we wear what we wear, what fashion means and how we've used it across time to craft our identities. Oh, and sustainability.

Basically, this is why we love to make podcasts. And Paul is the greatest. Enjoy!

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The Great Women Artists
Katy Hessel
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Marjorie Alexander
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How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
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