Abby, Evan and Katie talk runway, magazines, designers, movies, art - all things fashion and how much it can drive us nuts.
Sustainability Pact at G7 and How France Wants Fashion to Get it Together
French President Emmanuel Macron has requested that the fashion industry get its shit together in terms of sustainability and other "initiatives." So Francois-Henri Pinault (of fashion conglomerate Kering) has started a "Sustainability Pact" for members of large fashion companies like H&M, Chanel, Prada, etc to present to members of the G7. So wtf does that mean? Want to hear us get into it as well as a bunch of other highly important topics, get on it!
Think The World Differently with Jess Montgomery
Do you ever think about the impact our clothes-buying has on the world? On our culture? On each other? Maybe not. But our guest Jess Montgomery sure has. And lucky for us (and you!) she took some time to come over to the hot hot basement and chat with us about these impacts, how to train yourself to buy things differently, and her project Think The World Differently. It turns out she’s not just super knowledgable and passionate, she’s also an absolute delight to talk to. Give it a listen, you’ll see.
In this episode, we chit chat about the new retail trend of experiential stores. Is it a coincidence that they are coming along at a time when traditional retail is dying and online shopping is easier and more popular than ever? We think not.
FASHION HAGS Episode 83: Line Reviews and the Met Gala Recap
Lots to cover this week, Hags! We can’t not talk about the Met gala and all the hits and misses (there were a few) but the real deal is a kiki about line reviews. A line review is basically an internal show for buyers and other members of the production team by the designers for a specific season. Have no idea what any of that means? Better listen in and learn all about it.
Getting Ready for the MET Gala 2019 Notes On Camp
It's just about time for the annual MET Gala and we are ready to dish. This year's theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion, based on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on Camp. It is such a fun theme that is almost impossible to get wrong, although we are pretty sure there will be people that will, which is one of the reasons we are excited to see it all unfold. Plus, we swoon over Beyonce's Homecoming and the usual nonsense. Put on a pink feathered gown and come join!
Fashion School Reflections
It's always fun to look back at school and talk about the good times, the bad times, the stress, the rewards, the blood, sweat, and tears, and how we could all do so much better now with the gift of hindsight.