Fashion Entrepreneur Podcast

Fashion Originators

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Hi.

Welcome to Fashion Originators, a podcast hosted by me, Stephanie Irwin. Every other week, I interview game-changing fashion entrepreneurs. Each episode, THEY share their wins, losses and wisdom – all to inspire your career and personal goals.

#2: Creating a Visionary Business with Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson

#2: Creating a Visionary Business with Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson

On the first episode of Fashion Originators, I had the privilege of chatting with Chip Wilson, the OG founder of Lululemon. Although he is no longer the CEO of the brand -- and hasn't always received the most positive press -- he's someone I admire for his focused vision and certainty in how to execute it. 

From the episode, I reflect with Chip on his early days in the fashion industry, and the books that have shaped him. In particular, Chip recommends: 

"The Prince" - Machiavelli 

"Good to Great" - Jim Collins 

"Atlas Shrugged" - Ayn Rand 

"The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement" - E.M. Goldratt 

Call takeaways: Besides the book recommendations, what I learned from Chip the most was his sense of clarity. Chip observes something that needs to be changed, and changes it in HIS way -- all without discernible self-doubt. Obviously having a brilliant team behind you helps, but as an entrepreneur, being able to show strength = the creation of an attractive force. In turn, I think this has allowed him to draw in great teams in the past (and even in current times -- his assistant is incredibly nice)! 

I hope you enjoyed this week's episode. Next week is far more humorous (but equally educational). I will be sharing a chat I had with YouTube star HauteleMode. In preparation, be sure to watch his videos -- they're equal parts fashion education and hilarity. 

Have an awesome week! 

Steph 

#3: How to build a fashion YouTube Channel with HauteleMode

#3: How to build a fashion YouTube Channel with HauteleMode

What is a "Fashion Originator" ?

What is a "Fashion Originator" ?