Take a fascinating journey into the future as Stylus experts, alongside industry thought-leaders and commentators, unpack tomorrow’s trends and unearth bold new opportunities. Check back every Tuesday for new episodes.

Episode 69: Thomas Heatherwick on the Power of Biophilia

In this episode, Christian Ward is joined by designer Thomas Heatherwick and Stylus's senior editor of Product Design Dewi Pinatih to discuss the power of biophilia – how nature can contribute to better workplaces, buildings and cities.

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Episode 68: Can 'Made to Order' Save Fashion?

The fashion industry is in a state of flux, but new digitally driven innovations are pushing it forward. In this episode, Christian Ward talks to Ben Demiri, co-founder and CEO of PlatformE, and Saisangeeth Daswani, head of Advisory – Fashion, Beauty & APAC at Stylus, about how made-to-order technology is shaking things up.

Episode 67: The Rise of the Creator Economy

We're in the middle of a revolution in consumer creativity, driven by platforms like TikTok, Twitch, Patreon, Substack and OnlyFans. In this episode, Christian Ward talks to Josh Constine (principal investor & head of content at early-stage venture capital firm SignalFire) and Julia Errens (Pop Culture & Media editor at Stylus) about what's fuelling this creativity renaissance, and how brands can play a part.

Episode 66: How Brands are Powering-Up Voter Participation
At this year's Stylus Trends Intelligence Summit (Oct 20-22), Christian Ward hosted a conversation on the responsibilities that brands have in taking a stand and impacting their communities. Four industry thought leaders offered penetrating insights on how to make a difference, with particular focus on the upcoming US election, but also looking at many of the other issues that have impacted society over the course of this challenging year.

 

Episode 65: What Happened to the Big Idea in Advertising?

Has advertising, in the age of programmatic placement, big data and hyper-personalisation, lost sight of the "big creative idea"? Christian Ward talks to Michael Miraflor, a marketing consultant whose previous roles include Global Head of Futures & Innovation at Blue 449, a Publicis Media agency. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Radio and Television Society and is a contributor to MediaPost and Luxury Daily.

Episode 64: The Future of Music

In this time of global uncertainty what does the future hold for the music industry? Christian Ward talks to Cherie Hu, founder of Water + Music about how the industry is changing in response to the pandemic, what that means for artists and performers and how brands can play their part.

Episode 63: The New Rules of Online Community-Building

Consumers are turning away from big, open social media platforms towards more personal, private community spaces. In this episode Christian Ward talks to Greg Isenberg, co-founder of Late Checkout about what this means for brands, consumers and start-ups alike.

Episode 62: Why Inclusivity is the Future for Food Brands

Today we take a look at the racism pervading the food industry and why it's critical that brands foster an inclusive food culture for all consumers. Emilia Morano-Williams talks to academic, journalist and artist Anna Sulan Masing and chef, author and activist Zoe Adjonyoh about what it means to decolonise the food industry and the importance of multiple narratives.

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Episode 61: Beauty Brands in the BLM Era: The Inclusivity Imperative

African and Caribbean women reportedly spend about 80% more on cosmetics and double the amount on skincare as their non-Afro Caribbean counterparts, and yet are still underserved in this market. Christian Ward talks to Founder of SevenSix Agency Charlotte Williams and Stylus' Senior Beauty Editor Lisa Payne about the beauty brands getting it right and the how others can follow suit.

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Episode 60: Disrupt the Status Quo: Transformative Storytelling for Brands and Business Leaders

How do you create a culture of inclusion and be a better leader in these challenging times? Christian Ward talks to founder of The New Quo Christina Blacken, and Stylus' Pop Culture & Media Editor Julia Errens about how narrative intelligence drives behaviour, why inequality is stifling innovation and the potential of transformational leadership.

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Episode 59: Get Your House in Order: Fostering Inclusive Culture in Business

How can brands and marketers take action to support Black Lives Matter in meaningful, long-term ways? Christian Ward talks to marketing consultant Sonia Thompson and strategic marketing consultant Lexie Perez about the work that needs to be done internally to support deeper structural change, and why your team needs to look like the people you're serving.

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Episode 58: Racial Bias in Technology

With some tech giants now stepping away from facial recognition because inherent bias, what is and can be done to address this critical issue? Emilia Morano Williams talks to founder and CEO of AI for the People Mutale Nkonde about how racial bias is contaminating AI and what a racially inclusive future for tech could look like.

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Episode 57: Gen Z Revolutions: How to Reach the Activist Generation

How are Gen Z reacting to this extraordinary year? Christian Ward talks to founder of Gen Z insights agency Imagen, Jay Richards about the brands winning respect by investing in social causes, and how they can be the ones to maintain the momentum of now and demand long-term change.

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Episode 56: Brands & Black Lives Matter: How to be More Than Just an Ally

How can brands put themselves on the line to become more than just an ally in the Black Lives Matter movement? Christian Ward speaks to journalist Ernest Owens and Director of Creative Strategy at Vox Media Amber Davis about how to move beyond lip-service to bring about the systemic changes needed.

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Episode 55: Innovation in a Crisis: How Brands Can Emerge Stronger

Is it possible for businesses to emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger and more resilient than before? Christian Ward talks to founder of Plan, Kevin McCullagh about the challenges all business must navigate to adapt to the current crisis.

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Episode 54: How to Navigate China's Post-Pandemic Retail Landscape

What are the concerns of Chinese consumers and how are they shifting as the country re-opens following Covid-19 lockdown? Emilia Morano-Williams talks to Nancy Zhang, head of partnerships for China-focused ecommerce company BorderX Lab, and Saisangeeth Daswani, Stylus' Advisory Head of Fashion, Beauty and APAC, about what international brands should know before entering the market, the history of revenge buying and what messaging will resonate with Chinese consumers post-pandemic.

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Episode 53: Wellbeing in the Age of Coronavirus
How is coronavirus shifting our approach to wellbeing in lockdown and beyond? Christian Ward talks to founder if St Iris, Sanela Lazic and Stylus' senior Beauty editor Lisa Payne about the integral role that beauty can play in our quest for balance, happiness and respite.
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Episode 52: Tapping the Consumer Subconscious

How can brands get to grips with their customers' subconscious behaviour – and why do they need to? Christian Ward talks to CEO of Neuro-Insight Shazia Ginai and Kate Johnson, Stylus' senior editor of Technology and Consumer Attitudes about the gap between perceived and actual behaviour, the importance of storytelling in prompting action and the ethics of tapping into the consumer subconscious.

Episode 51: What Does 'Clean Beauty' Actually Mean?

Having shed its hippie roots, what does 'clean beauty' mean today? Christian Ward talks to wellness guru and founder of Romilly Wilde, Susie Willis and Lisa Payne, Stylus' senior Beauty editor about what makes a product truly natural, the surplus ingredients to avoid and clean beauty in a post-pandemic world.

Episode 50: Sustainable Fashion in a Post-Pandemic World

Hailed as the sustainable saviour of the fashion industry, what do rental and re-sales look like in a post-pandemic world? Christian Ward talks to industry guru and chairman of resales venture My Wardrobe HQ, Jane Shepherdson, and Emily Gordon-Smith, Stylus' director of Consumer Product about the brands diversifying and using their resources for good, giving consumers space to reflect on their choices and the longer-term future of sustainable fashion.

Episode 49: The Rise of Anti-Social Social Media

From TikTok challenges to Discord communities, the social media landscape is becoming increasingly nuanced - how can brands keep up and add value? Christian Ward talks to digital content expert and founder of SW Projects Sara Wilson about the value of tapping into niche groups, why now is the time for experimentation and the lasting impact of Covid-19 on digital content.

Episode 48: How Brands Can Work with Gen Z

Gen Z are a unique force, distinctly different to any previous demographic. In this episode Christian Ward talks to Jay Richards, founder of Imagen, and Katie Baron, Stylus' director of Brand Engagement, about how to access brutally honest insights from this cohort, what status means to them and how to win their loyalty.

Episode 47: Luxury Beauty's Meaningful Future

How can brands create products that truly resonate with luxury consumers? Christian Ward talks to founder of Veronique Gabai Beauty, Veronique Gabai and Stylus' senior Beauty editor Lisa Payne about wellness, sensoriality and the quest for meaning in luxury beauty.

Episode 46: The Rise of the Sober Curious

With almost half of the drinking-age public no longer drinking, shrewd brands are elevating low and no-alcohol drinks beyond the everyday. Emilia Morano-Williams talks to founder of booze-free craft cocktail makers Curious Elixirs John Wiseman, and Stylus' US trends analyst and resident mocktail enthusiast Emily Seger, about what's driving people to scale back on their drinking – and how brands can build relationships with these teetotal consumers.

Episode 45: Trippy Care: How Psychedelics Can Improve Your Wellbeing

What's driving the renaissance in psychedelic drug use, and what can brands do to get involved? Christian Ward talks to co-founder of psychedelic retreat Synthesis Myles Katz, and Stylus' senior editor of Consumer Attitudes and Technology Kate Johnson, about unleashing creativity, tapping the subconscious and – above all – avoiding the bad trip.

Episode 44: Four Fashion Trends for 2020 and Beyond

What are the forces shaping the fashion industry in 2020? Christian Ward talks to fashion expert (and Stylus' catwalks consultant) Sue Evans, and our director of Consumer Product Emily Gordon-Smith, about the four trends you need to know –from the future of catwalks and buying less to the menswear revolution and super-quiet luxury.

Episode 43: How can Brands Respond to Global Volatility?

From Brexit, to climate change, to the impact of the coronavirus, the only constant in world affairs right now is uncertainty. Christian Ward talks to journalists Janina Conboye of the Financial Times, and Mary-Ann Russon of the BBC, to explore how businesses can respond and adapt to the wider trends that are fuelling, and being fuelled by, this instability.

Episode 42: How Your Home Can Make You Healthier

In our hectic lives how can we ensure that our homes are optimised for wellbeing? Christian Ward talks to brand consultant and interiors guru Suzanne Imre, and Stylus' Product Design senior editor Dewi Pinatih, about how we can turn our homes into sanctuaries for calm, and the opportunities this presents for brands.

Episode 41: Will Resales be Bigger than Fast Fashion?

The global resales industry has grown 21 times faster than the retail apparel market over the past three years, and brands are starting to take notice. Christian Ward talks to Andy Ruben, CEO of resales business Yerdle and Rebecca Hobbs, Stylus’ Retail editor, about the drivers behind this paradigm shift in ownership and its potential to solve the crisis in fast fashion.

Episode 40: The Tech Trends to Watch: CES 2020

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas offers a peek at the products set to shape our future lives. Christian Ward talks to Imagination’s global creative technology director Simon Levitt and Stylus’ Consumer Attitudes & Technology assistant editor Elspeth Taylor about the best of the tech they saw at the show this year, from the near-future of flexible screens and mixed-reality displays to the bleeding edge of flying cars and compostable batteries.

Episode 39: How to Seduce the Super Rich

In this episode, we take a look at the habits of the 1% – who are in reality a much smaller cohort than that. Tessa Mansfield talks to luxury and wealth specialist Winston Chesterfield and Stylus' senior Product Design editor Dewi Pinatih about the crazy world of high, very high and ultra-high-net-worth consumers. Who are they, where are they, and how can brands woo them?

Episode 38: What is the Future of Luxury Travel?

What do holidays look like when money is no object? Christian Ward talks to managing director of luxury concierge company Quintessentially Travel, Jenny Graham and Stylus’ assistant editor of Food & Beverage, Travel & Hospitality Laura Swain about the trends fuelling the future of luxury destination travel, and the art of crafting truly high-end travel experiences.

Episode 37: Is Drone Racing the Sport of the Future?

Sitting squarely between the physical and digital arenas, drone racing is quickly becoming a world-class sport. Christian Ward talks to Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO & founder of The Drone Racing League and Claire Murray, Stylus’ Advisory strategist about the phenomenon that’s enticing world-class pilots to take part and tens of millions of people globally to tune in, and the opportunities to get involved.

Episode 36: Who Are the World’s Top Brands?

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking. Christian Ward talks to the company’s global chief learning & culture officer Rebecca Robins, and Stylus’ Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens, about what makes a great brand now – and how this will change in the future.

Episode 35: The Future of Travel

What does the future of travel look like in a world where a new generation of travelers are demanding a more diverse, hands-on, eco-conscious set of experiences? Christian Ward talks to David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura and Emilia Morano-Williams, Stylus’ assistant editor about the cross-generational quest for intellectual experiences, the appeal of dark tourism and where this desire for adventure is heading.

Episode 34: How Soil Can Save the World

While it’s not something that gets a great deal of attention, soil really does have the potential to halt the climate crisis. Christian Ward talks to farmer, coder and physicist Abby Rose, and Stylus’ head of Food & Beverage, Travel & Hospitality Mandy Saven about the little-discussed key to our planet’s survival, and what we can do as businesses and consumers to help.

Episode 33: Brands as Change Leaders: Decoded Future Panel

Companies who place purpose at the heart of their brand are reaping the rewards of loyal customers as well as piece of mind. In an inspiring panel recorded live from Decoded Future New York, Christian Ward talks to the brands leading the way in terms of sustainability and social impact - Ben & Jerry’s, Airbnb, Patagonia and Vita Coco. They share their lessons learned and insights behind what it means to effect change.

Episode 32: The Supercharged Store: In-Conversation @ Decoded Future

A new type of omni-intelligent technology is bridging the gap between e-commerce and in-store shopping. In a conversation from Decoded Future New York, Stylus’ head of Retail Katie Baron talks to co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods Matt Alexander about the retailers powering immersive, seductive self-made shopping environments.

Episode 31: How E-Waste Will Create the Next Gold Rush

As natural resources run out the commercial opportunities of waste as a readily-available alternative are being unlocked by innovative businesses like Lylie’s, which creates fine jewellery out of gold salvaged from e-waste. Christian Ward talks to founder Eliza Walter and Stylus contributing editor Sioban Imms about the realities of creating covetable products with a conscience, making things to be un-made and responsibility as an expectation.

Episode 30: Inclusivity Matters: How Brands Can Get It Right

How can brands generate authentic experiences for hyper-diverse audiences? Christian Ward discusses the important issues around inclusivity and connecting with Muslim women with Kate Johnson, Stylus’ senior editor of Consumer Attitudes & Technology and Nafisa Bakkar, co-founder of Amaliah - a content platform dedicated to amplifying the voices of Muslim women.

Episode 29: Can Design Weeks Ever be Sustainable?

Coinciding with the global climate strike, London’s latest Design Festival referenced sustainability as one its key themes - but did its actions really measure up? Christian Ward talks to Stylus’ senior Product Design editor Dewi Pinatih and designer, curator and editor of London Design Guide Max Fraser about the feasibility and future of design weeks in a time of climate crisis.

Episode 28: How Brands Can Keep Up with Online Culture

This week we take a look at the state of online culture and the trends that brands should be paying the most attention to, including meme mechanics, the gaming opportunity and trolling as an engagement strategy. Christian Ward talks to Chris McCrudden, senior planner at Edelman and Julia Errens, Stylus' Media & Marketing editor, about the ever-evolving cultural conversation and how brands can ever hope to keep up.

Episode 27: Why Artifice, Illusion and Personal Avatars Will Electrify Future Retail

How can brands tap into the consumer desire for artifice and illusion, and how does this desire marry with the pursuit of authenticity? Christian Ward talks to head of strategy at BBH Ben Shaw and Katie Baron, Stylus' head of Retail about the opportunities of immersive mixed realities, the rise of AI avatars and the symbiotic relationship between retail and gaming.

Episode 26: Scent for Wellbeing: Five Future Fragrance Trends

Thanks to leaps in neuroscience and cognitive understanding, scent is moving beyond the cosmetic to something that can augment our physical and mental health. Christian Ward talks to fragrance specialist Lizzie Ostrom (AKA Odette Toilette) and Stylus' senior Beauty editor Lisa Payne about the five trends set to change the face of fragrance.

Episode 25: The Future of Mixed-Reality

What will happen when digital content escapes the confines of the 2D screens of today and creates an interactive layer all around us? Christian Ward talks to spatial computing pioneer (and founder of argodesign) Mark Rolston, and Stylus' Consumer Attitudes and Technology senior editor Stephen Graves, about how brands can unlock the creativity needed for a world where every instance is an opportunity to connect with their consumer.

Episode 24: Beyond Body Positivity: Why Brands Need to Shape Inclusive Representation

The plus-size market is worth $21 billion globally – and yet most brands are still missing the mark when it comes to truly inclusive body representation. Christian Ward talks to author and editor Bethany Rutter and Stylus' Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens about the necessity of cultural exposure, who gets to have a narrative and how we can move from positivity to inclusivity.

Episode 23: How Gen Z Will Change Food Culture

Sober-curious, flexitarian, keto or vegan, Gen Z are pushing the boundaries as never before when it comes to their diets. Christian Ward talks to flavour consultant and Masterchef champion Steven Wallis and Stylus' head of Food, Beverage, Travel & Hospitality Mandy Saven about the impact this generation will have on the future of food, what brands can do to get ahead and what, exactly, is moon milk.

Episode 22: Why We Need to Talk About The Menopause

By 2020 more than 50 million US women will be 51 or older, the average age of the menopause, and yet this market remains underserved by mainstream brands – why? Christian Ward talks to founder of MegsMenopause, Meg Mathews and Lisa Payne, Stylus' senior Beauty editor about why all brands need to be aware of the needs and concerns of older consumers, and the opportunities for engagement in this traditionally underserved market.

Episode 21: Luxury For All: How Sharing will Shape the Future

How can luxury brands adapt to increasing consumer desire to rent rather than own products, and express their identities in more fluid and personalised ways? Stylus' Tessa Mansfield talks to Henrietta Thompson, co-founder of luxury design rental platform Harth, and Ella McDougal, Stylus' Product Design researcher about the practical need for temporary things, living more lightly and the end of ownership.

Episode 20: Fashion's Digital Future

Will we soon live in a world where people are willing to pay for clothes that only exist in digital form? Christian Ward talks to Kerry Murphy, founder of digital fashion house The Fabricant, and Lianne Piroddi, Stylus' assistant Fashion editor about virtual value, the notion of ownership and the reality of fashion's digital future.

Episode 19: Controversy, Craft and Crucibles of Innovation: Key Trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now in its 66th year, the Cannes Lions festival of creativity brings together creatives and storytellers from across advertising and marketing for a week of thought-leadership and networking. Fresh from the festival, Stylus' Consumer Attitudes and Technology senior editor, Stephen Graves, and Havas Group's chief insights and analytics officer, Maria Garrido, talk to Christian Ward about the controversy surrounding this year's event, the growing responsibilities of the industry and what emerging markets can teach us about innovation.

Episode 18: How CBD Is Fuelling the Anxiety Economy

CBD has burst onto the consumer scene, promising to soothe nerves, erase insomnia and even improve your sex life – but what is it and how can brands harness its moment? Christian Ward talks to Stylus' US trends reporter and resident CBD expert, Emilia Morano-Williams, and Marisa Schwab, co-founder of CBD wellness brand The Chillery about the hype, the misconceptions and the opportunities of this much-discussed compound.

Episode 17: Is there a Future For Packaging?

Busy lifestyles, evolving shopping habits and consumer demand for sustainable solutions are throwing up countless challenges for packaging design. Christian Ward talks to luxury packaging consultant, Vincent Villeger, and Stylus' Product Design senior editor, Dewi Pinatih, about how brands can balance function, brand story and sustainability.

Episode 16: The Traveller's Guide to Sustainability: Decoded Future Panel

As demand for sustainable travel continues to snowball, travel and hospitality brands are creating inventive eco-concepts that offer guests increased flexibility and comfort. In a panel from Stylus' Decoded Future event in London, journalist Deborah Cicurel talks to Stylus' head of Food & Beverage, Travel & Hospitality, Mandy Saven, founder of Bouteco, Juliet Kinsman and Aaron Hocking, managing director EMEA of Intrepid Group about how brands can win in this space.

Episode 15: What Makes Brands and Broadcasters Friends With Benefits?

The co-mingling of retail and media is an essential sweet spot for brands right now. Christian Ward talks to broadcaster, journalist and producer of The Collector's House (Matches Fashion's podcast) Danielle Radojcin, and Stylus' head of Retail Katie Baron about how to harness tech's audio moment, the prestige of creating a cultural archive and finding your niche.

Episode 14: What Our Stuff Says About Us

In an age of 'peak stuff', can we become more mindful of our consumption by measuring the things that we touch? Christian Ward talks to author and ethnographer Paula Zuccotti and Stylus' Consumer Attitudes and Technology researcher Elspeth Taylor about looking beyond demographics to engage with consumers on a deeper level.

Episode 13: Extinction Rebellion: How to Harness the Momentum

A more responsible outlook is now imperative for business and consumers alike. Christian Ward talks to Sara Arnold, Extinction Rebellion coordinator and founder of Higher.Studio, and Stylus’ director of Consumer Product Emily Gordon-Smith about activism, the future of consumption and why we need unprecedented mobilisation to save the world.

Episode 12: How to Create Passionate Brand Ambassadors

Is there still value in engaging with influencers? Are the days of celeb-endorsements over? And how do you turn your own employees into effective advocates? Christian Ward gets the answers to these questions and more from branding expert Professor Jonathan Wilson and Stylus’ Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens.

Episode 11: Capturing Creative Magic: Key Trends from Milan Design Week

The leading event on the international design calendar, Milan Design Week is the biggest trade fair of its kind in the world. Christian Ward talks to festival regulars Caroline Jacob, CMF expert at Seymourpowell and Stylus’ senior Product Design editor Dewi Pinatih about the installations and brands that stood out this year, and how to create a truly memorable (and Instagramable) brand experience.

Episode 10: Why Brands Need to Put People First

In an age where many brands are disconnected from their customers, how can they win back that valuable connection? Christian Ward talks to author, speaker and head of innovation at Zenith Tom Goodwin – and our Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens – about the new metrics that matter, what advertising can learn from music, and why brands need to listen to their hearts.

Episode 9: How Indie Brands are Disrupting the Beauty Industry

The beauty landscape is being upended by the demands of a new generation of savvy consumers – we call them the Skintellectuals. Christian Ward talks to the co-founders of Be For Beauty Mark Curry and Colette Newberry, and Stylus’ senior Beauty editor Lisa Payne, about how to engage consumers in an era of information parity, and the lessons to take away from this fast industry in flux.

Episode 8: Beyond the Comfort Zone: Key Trends from SXSW

SXSW’s reputation as a barometer of tech culture has relevance for any brand, business or individual interested in the future of our digital lives. In this episode Christian Ward talks to festival regulars Neil Davidson CEO of HeyHuman, and Stylus’ Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens, about the key trends from this year.

Episode 7: Creating Designs for Life

How can we teach kids the skills they’ll need for jobs that don’t exist yet? Christian Ward talks to CEO of Tech Will Save Us Bethany Koby, and Stylus’ Product Design senior editor Dewi Pinatih, about the toys that are prepping Gen Alpha for their unknown future, and how thoughtful design can forge long-term relationships with products.

Episode 6: The Beauty of Self-Care

As the boundaries between health and beauty break down, brands and consumers will prioritise beauty from the inside out in 2019. Christian Ward talks to managing director of Rituals Penny Grivea, and Stylus’ senior Beauty editor Lisa Payne, about the rise of wellness and what's next for this booming sector.

Episode 5: Why Creatives are Quitting Our Cities

Rural areas, suburbs and exurbs are set to become the crucible for a new wave of creativity and development. Christian Ward talks to author and ethnographer Karen Rosenkranz, and Stylus’ Consumer Attitudes & Technology senior editor Stephen Graves, about the impact and opportunities of this creative migration.

Episode 4: Surviving the Publishing Apocalypse

How can books win the attention of today’s distracted consumer? Christian Ward talks to author and journalist Molly Flatt, and Stylus’ Media & Marketing editor Julia Errens, about the benefits of human curation and keeping things slow, the role for iteration in publishing, and books as a tailor-made panacea for our times.

Episode 3: Democratising Flavour

2019 will see the complexity of flavour enter the everyday sphere, moving further away from ‘foodie elitism’. Christian Ward talks to the Tate Museum’s head of coffee Thomas Haigh, and Stylus’ acting head of Food, Beverage & Hospitality Anna Masing, about democratisation and ethics at the table.

Episode 2: Why Physical Retail is Getting Real

2019 will be the year successful brands prove they have an eye on more than just a financial prize. Christian Ward talks to senior retail project director Craig White, and Stylus’ head of Retail Katie Baron, about collaboration, wildcard retail and what club culture can teach us about creating cutting-edge retail destinations.

Episode 1: How Fashion is Mainstreaming Sustainability

2019 will be the year that sustainability truly goes mainstream in the fashion industry. Christian Ward talks to author Tamsin Blanchard, and Stylus’ director of Consumer Product Emily Gordon-Smith, about who is driving the change, and how brands and retailers can keep apace.