The Wasted Hour Podcast

The Wasted Hour Podcast #26: CMMN SWDN

January 10, 2023 The Wasted Hour Season 3 Episode 26
The Wasted Hour Podcast
The Wasted Hour Podcast #26: CMMN SWDN
Show Notes

On a sunny day in Copenhagen, our creative director Martin sat down with Saif Bakir – one half of the designer duo behind CMMN SWDN. He launched the Swedish fashion label together with his wife Emma Bakir Hedlund in 2012. In this episode, Saif tells Martin how his family and MTV brought him to fashion and how he first met Emma when they were studying fashion at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion. He also reminisces about his experience of working for COS and Kanye West in Paris and compares the fashion and cultural scenes in Malmö and London. Listen in on Martin’s and Saif’s discussion about 90s hip hop music and get some valuable pieces of advice for making a career in fashion and about life in general.

Things we talked about in this epiode:  

Hussein Chalayan’s Airmail Dress:

Missy Elliott’s debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997):

Kanye West’s Dw collection (2011):

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