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Episode Thirty Seven - Esme Young

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Alex is so happy to introduce our latest, ‘This is a Token’ podcast episode with the brilliant Esme Young @miss_esme_young

After starting her fashion journey at the illustrious Central St Martins, Esme co-founded the iconic shop ‘Swanky Modes with some friends. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, her designs featured in some of the biggest publications at the time including, Vogue, The Face and Honey magazine.

Esme and Alex talk about her love of both teaching at her beloved Central St Martins, and now judging on the hugely popular BBC reality series, ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’.
Listen in for a brilliant chat between Alex and Esme as her collection of jewellery pieces are as bold and impactful as her extraordinarily colourful career. This is a memorable one.

‘Esme was the absolute perfect guest. She's fun, she has the energy and spark of a teenager and her enthusiasm! She bought a ruck sack full of incredible jewellery. We ended up like kids in a sweet shop, the table was completely covered in brightly coloured jewellery and I was trying everything on. We could have gone on forever…’ - Alex Monroe

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Illustration by Connie Bella Monroe
Edited by Emily Sandford
Music by Daniel Patrick Cohen

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