The Good Chat is a monthly one hour conversation hosted by the TRIBUTE team on current affairs like fashion, history, music, art, photography, new textiles, retail, and of course the COVID-19 and its impact.

Today, more than ever, we believe our work goes beyond clothing, it is so much more about the conversations and exchanges we have, gathering disruptors, thinkers, scholars, and custodians under the guise of respect. 

The objective is to recreate the kinds of encounters we miss from real-life TRIBUTE but online and engage with our community on subjects that interest them. 

Each Good Chat sessions explore the culture of TRIBUTE.

Time: Every last Tuesday of the month at 6pm ET. 

Loggin information:

Meeting ID: 812 9238 4784
Passcode: 455858

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September 2020

Lingerie is secret, sexual clothing; it touches the naked body and, like the body, it lies hidden beneath the outer layers of dress- to be revealed only under intimate circumstances.
- Valerie Steele - 

Needless to say, a lot has changed since the days of whaleboned corset of the 17th and 18th Century, the closed-crotch underwear of the 1910s, the 1950s pin-up and the no-underwear underwear trend of the 1960s. In 1990, during her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna stepped on stage with her Jean Paul Gaultier cone brassier, a satin top with conical breasts. 

There is no doubt that lingerie has always been a subject of fascination. Today, just as the intimate industry moves toward comfort dressing, functionality and uniformity, more than ever, lingerie is proving its staying power.

What is the importance of lingerie? As the ideal of feminine beauty changed, how did it evolve? What is a well-constructed bra? How is it to run a lingerie boutique during a pandemic?

Tune in for an intimate and exposed conversation between Stephanie Jacek, the founder of lingerie boutique, Le Bustiere, and Joelle Firzli, from TRIBUTE. 

August 2020

In this episode of the Good Chat, Gabrielle Clary, Communication Manager at TRIBUTE, is talking with style blogger Kamrin of @naturallykam. . Dubbed the “Blazer Queen”, Kamrin focuses on ethical fashion, ethical styling and eco home decor. Her goal is to raise awareness and support for affordable and accessible fashion for all, inspire you to have a more conscious closet and help with the transition towards ethical fashion.


July 2020

On Fashion Studies? Looking at the different paths to approach this multi-layered field of study. 

In this episode of the Good Chat, join four MA in Fashion Studies [at Parsons the New School of Design] alumni and one MA in Fashion Studies candidate for a candid conversation about the importance of understanding the historical, cultural and social aspects of fashion and the different career possibilities it offers. 


- Laura Beltran Rubio - Art and Fashion Historian / Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at The College of William and Mary. [MA in Fashion Studies 2016]

- Michelle Mc Vicker - Collections and Education Assistant at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. [MA in Fashion Studies 2017]

- Anthony Palliparambil Jr. - Adjunct Faculty, The School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design. [MA in Fashion Studies 2017]

- Emilia Ferrara - DC Commissioner for Fashion Arts & Evens, Founder of Capitally Magazine. [MA in Fashion Studies 2022]

Moderated by Joelle Firzli - Co-Founder of TRIBUTE and independent fashion researcher and curator. [MA in Fashion Studies 2016]


June 2020

The Performative Fashion show
In this episode of the Good Chat, we recognize that the fashion industry’s response has been hollow. They preach but rarely practice. They offer short term solutions instead of long term commitments while continuing to directly profit from black culture and marginalizing black designers, photographers, models, employees, and business leaders. On Instagram, (companies from Prada to Reformation) have tried to contribute to the conversation by posting statements opposing racism, and creating funds to support Black organizations. The truth is, this will no longer suffice. The  fashion industry is part of the problem, and still has internal work to do to effectively create systemic change. Today, our work goes beyond clothing, it is so much more about the conversations and exchanges we have. We can do better.


- Joy Kingsley-Ibeh - Kingsley Model + Talent Management Founder.

- Jason Barnes - Drag Queen/Artist/Fashion historian. 

- Brian Lamont - Stylist/Personal Shopper + On-Air Fashion Personality

- Jacklyn Laryea - Co-founder and creative director at TRIBUTE 

Moderator: Gabrielle Clary - communication officer at TRIBUTE and Masters of science candidate, Sustainability Management, American University.