AO Podcast

We host our very own ‘Fashion Vanguards’ podcast series, which aims to open minds, share knowledge, listen to opinions and ignite conversations.

Our fifth instalment begins with falsifying the romanticised image of the ‘tortured genius’, a damaging stereotype where biased opinions of critical acclaim are slanted towards work derived from an artist’s personal struggle with mental illness. We analyse why this is a cultural phenomenon and whether it influences the behaviours of young creatives. We then conclude discussions on the harmful effects of social norms and the deleterious effects they have on young people.