Fashion Entrepreneur Podcast

Fashion Originators



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.

What is a "Fashion Originator" ?

What is a "Fashion Originator" ?

What is a Fashion Originator?

Let me explain……

When I devised the concept for my show, Fashion Originators,  ‘Fashion Founders’ was the first name idea I had. At the time, I thought it was straight-forward and concise.

As I began to think about the guests I had lined up, however, I came to realize that they were (and are) more than just founders. According to the dictionary, an originator is:


“A person who creates or initiates something”


The part of this definition that appeals to me is far more than just the ‘creation.’ Rather, it’s the initiating. It’s having the mental strength to make your ORIGINAL idea a reality. 


Original + Creator = Originator. Boom.


 I believe that everyone has ideas that can change the world. What makes my guests different, however, is their keen observation of their surroundings, their desire to solve problems no one else has solved, and the belief that THEY have the capability to do anything – all with the help of a brilliant team, of course.


As a keen fan of podcasts, I came to realize Fashion Originators fills a massive gap within podcast and fashion media. Often, fashion up-and-comers seem to gain publicity out of nowhere. As for CEOs of innovative fashion companies, they can appear intimidating and unreachable. Through my show, I want to make these people reachable to YOU. In making these people reachable, I hope to inspire you to take action, learn and – as cheesy as it sounds – make your dreams real. After all, these people are just humans too.

I hope you find value in my new show. If I inspire one person through recording these interviews (besides my mom), I’ll consider this project a resounding success.


Thank you for listening, and I look forward to hearing your feedback!




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