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Introducing "A Closr Look" - The Podcast That Braces Emerging Design Talent

At Closr, our mission has always been to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the fashion world - the emerging designers who shape the future of style with their innovative ideas and unparalleled creativity. Today, we're thrilled to announce an exciting extension of our platform: "A Closr Look," a podcast dedicated to sharing the stories, challenges, and triumphs of these talented individuals.

In our inaugural episode, our founder and CEO, Drishti Gangwani, sits down with Eileen Pappas, a remarkable jewelry designer hailing from Greece, known for her commitment to circularity and craftsmanship. This episode not only marks the beginning of a series of insightful conversations but also sets the tone for what listeners can expect from "A Closr Look" - an intimate, behind-the-scenes exploration of the fashion industry through the eyes of those who dare to redefine it.

A Journey of Passion and Discovery

Eileen's journey from aspiring medical professional to celebrated jewelry designer is a testament to the power of following one's passion. Her story is one of transformation, driven by a relentless pursuit of creativity and self-expression. Through her conversation with Drishti, Eileen shares the pivotal moments that led her to abandon the path to medical school in favor of a career that truly resonated with her soul - fashion design.

The Craft Behind the Glamour

Listeners will get an intimate glimpse into Eileen's creative process, including the unique "Craftsman manicure" - a term she affectionately uses to describe the toll that working with hammers, drills, and files takes on her hands. This episode demystifies the glamorous facade of the fashion industry, revealing the hard work, dedication, and sheer physical effort that goes into creating each piece of jewelry.

Navigating the Fashion Industry

"A Closr Look" delves deep into the realities of the fashion industry, discussing not only its challenges but also the opportunities it presents for growth and innovation. Eileen and Drishti touch on topics such as the importance of mental health, the impact of ageism, and the evolving role of social media in shaping designers' careers. Their conversation is a reminder that success in fashion requires more than just talent; it demands resilience, adaptability, and a willingness to embrace change.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we unveil the stories of emerging designers who are not just part of the fashion industry but are actively working to transform it. "A Closr Look" is more than just a podcast; it's a movement towards recognizing and celebrating the new voices of fashion.

Tune in to our first episode with Eileen Pappas and immerse yourself in the world of design like never before. Let's take a closer look together at the minds and hands shaping the future of fashion.

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