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Fashion Hags

Abby, Evan and Katie talk runway, magazines, designers, movies, art - all things fashion and how much it can drive us nuts.
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Dec 14, 2016

We are talking about cultural appropriation in fashion - a light topic, we know - and we invited friend and super dope guest Vee Pho to chit chat - nay, kiki - about POC, fashion, and what the shit everyone is doing wrong.

Nov 30, 2016

This week's topic is Designers curating and marketing themselves as brands as well as their clothing and company brands. It can get messy but it can also be a huge income generator. And of course, Karl Lagerfeld's name comes up. A bunch.

Nov 16, 2016

Lots to talk about in this episode as we are chatting about just what the hell is going on with sizing in clothing. It's utter insanity, no wonder people hate shopping!

Nov 2, 2016

This episode is our first Hag-iversary! To celebrate, we are doing a Favourite Things in the style of Our Lord and Saviour Oprah Winfrey. It's complete self-indulgence and is going to be fuuuuuun.

Oct 18, 2016

Often maligned and even more often misunderstood, we decided with Winter upon us we would tackle the subject of fur in the fashion industry. We invited our former design school instructor and fur expert Alexandra Suhner Isenberg to talk about exactly what goes on at fur farms around the world and Evan speaks to his family's deep connection to the fur trade in Manitoba.

Oct 5, 2016

What's a lookbook? Why does it matter? Who even cares?
Well the Hags do, so let's get into it.

Sep 21, 2016

In this episode the Hags welcome Jen Croll, author of a badass book about badass women in fashion through the ages called Bad Girls of Fashion. We obviously needed more information.

Sep 7, 2016

We catch up after a month away and reminisce about our days at fashion school.

Aug 11, 2016

In this episode we welcome a lovely guest, local designer Lisa Siperko of Siperko Swim! We are very excited to chat with her about her new line, designing in Vancouver, and a wealth of other tangents we bumble into.

Jul 26, 2016

Our topic this episode is the tenuous relationship between fashion design and copyright law. Did you know that here in North America you can't copyright or trademark a specific design or design element on a garment? Europe has different laws but have the same result - which can lead to knock off and companies copying each other. But is that a bad thing? We discuss! So listen already!

Jul 13, 2016

In this episode the Hags do their best to tackle the heartbreaking closures and dwindling resources for handmade quality, unique artistry, and extreme craftsmanship of high couture. Can it last in the changing world of fast fashion? We hope so.

Jun 15, 2016

The Hags are back on track this week and ready to spill the tea on Menswear! As a major element of the fashion industry, it's about time we take a look at how the other half live with a meandering look at the history of menswear, what we love about it, and what direction we see things going. This one's for the boys.

Jun 4, 2016

How does a given item all the a sudden show up everywhere? Who decides that cerulean is the "it" color of the season? WHO CAN WE COMPLAIN TO ABOUT CROP TOPS COMING BACK? This week we talk about how trends pop up, proliferate and die. 

May 17, 2016

This week the Hags take a listener suggestion to chat about Fashion Photography! Abby is on a sewing rampage, Evan visits the Great Outdoors and Katie learns the finer points of wagering.

May 4, 2016

In this episode, the Hags re-hash Evan's Origin show that he has been working on for months. A bit of a backstage look at the show from conception to completion!

Apr 20, 2016

For lucky Episode 13, the Hags brought in Evan's muse, model and all-around lady pal, Willow for a few cups of tea! Tangents and swear words abound! 

Apr 6, 2016

This week we try and ask the big questions about how to shop in an ethical and informed way. It's a hugely important part of being a good consumer - something that is a hard thing to do these days. Considerations like company transparency, environmental impact, labor abuses, price, quality, availability and intellectual property are things we try and touch upon to help you - and us - become more supportive in the way we think about and consume the fashion we all love so much. 

Mar 23, 2016

This week's episode is fun and frivolous as the Hags chat about making bunnies, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Katie's elopement in Vegas!  A tangent-based discussion on weddings in general fills your earbuds as the Hags catch up after a month-long break from recording to shoot the shit. Lots of giggles in this one. Our obsessions include Navajo textiles and jewelry, collage art and that damn M2M channel we can't shut up about.

Mar 9, 2016

What is luxury? What makes something a luxury good? How and why does it come at such a high cost? Obsessions this week: Katie goes mad looking for a logo, Abby falls in love with Erwin Blumenfeld and Evan crushes on Grace Coddington.

Feb 24, 2016

With the 2016 Oscars looming, awards season is in full swing! But how does this Red Carpet thing even work? This week we talk about the fantasy and the reality of what it takes to get a celebrity in a gown in front of a billion people. And why we think Fashion Police is the WORST.

Feb 10, 2016

Episode 8 is our first episode with a guest! We could not be happier about our first guest, Evan Ducharme's PR guru Asheigh Said!

Jan 27, 2016

This week's episode is all about Haute Couture and how effing fabulous it is. And also how it maybe isn't what you think it is because turns out there's a lot more to it.

Jan 13, 2016

In this week's podcast, the Fashion Hags chat about the shifts going on in the luxury industry between designers and design houses. A musical chairs, if you will, whether by choice or by force.

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