M2M: Made to Measure
In the last few comfy and cold days off, I’ve been indulging in some fun TV shows! And not the typical kind.
It’s been a strange catalyst for me. When I first started this blog, I was into learning and researching the fashion world (as an outsider.) I’d grown up with female seamstresses in my family, custom making most of my clothes, reading their countless back issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. So my interests at the beginning of this blog, spanned the history of fashion, but also learning about modern trends. In the last few years…I don’t know what happened. The endless cycle of fast fashion and the disillusion with lack of transparency of bloggers being bad, turned me off the fashion world in an odd way. And then one day a few months ago while bored of watching all the same things on Netflix and through the Roku, I discovered the M2M channel! A portal to fashion videos.
From their about page
Made to Measure (M2M) is a new fashion video network. M2M covers the world of fashion and style – past, present and future – through fresh and culturally relevant storytelling. M2M features original programming, classic fashion films and runway shows from the world’s top designers. M2M’s original series and documentaries highlight the people, issues, trends and events that have defined and transformed the fashion landscape.
There are tons of catwalk/runway videos. Fashion films both recent and from the past. Lots of quirky and interesting series that show behind the scenes from the fashion world, but also intriguing interviews!
For example, I’ve been LOVING these interview series called Tea at the Beatrice with Glenn O’Brien. A simple concept of Glenn O’Brien (famed editor and writer) interviewing a wide array of artists and creatives! It’s a simple interview, but full of such great information!
Or these quirky shorts about fashion icons figures and objects
It’s the only place I’ve been able to rewatch this old favorite, Signe Chanel, which followed Karl Lagerfeld and his couturiers as they got ready for the Haute Couture show!
I enjoyed for the first time, watching a runway show! It has been YEARS since I’ve been able to sit through one. This Chanel 2017 pre-fall show at the Ritz was sublime!
This seriously has been so fun to absorb and made me fall in love with fashion again. It feels so weird to say that?!! Do yourself a favor and connect to this channel!