This week, Holly introduces us to an innovative, up-and-coming fashion designer named Evan Hirsch. We want y’all to remember that you heard this name here first, on the FASHION CRIMES PODCAST, because this unique designer is ‘transforming’ the fashion world. Literally.
Evan Hirsch is a 25-year-old fashion designer, entrepreneur, TV personality, stylist, make-up artist, and content creator from New York. He is most known for his transforming dresses, under the name EvanHirschFashion on TikTok, where he posts for over 460,000 followers. His designs have been viewed by over 65 million worldwide viewers and have captured celebrity and the fashion industry’s attention.
Evan currently creates transforming designs out of his New York studio space is going to have a Made-to-Order collection launching very soon.
From Vogue Business: “Evan Hirsch is a young fashion designer who has gained millions of likes on his social media for his transforming, shapeshifting designs, and funny narrative videos. His most viewed videos include a leopard-print shift dress that becomes a gilded gold ballgown or his attempts at recreating CGI dresses from movies such as The Hunger Games and Cruella.”
Think of a combination of high costume, high drama, and the Transformers, all wrapped into one. If none of this makes sense to you, then you need to listen to every second of this episode!
Evan designs and constructs transforming clothing that starts out as one item, and then right before your eyes, completely turns into something else: another type of clothing entirely, a different fabric, a different color or a different shape. You must see it to believe it!
SIDE NOTE: As always, this is the part when we encourage you to head over to Holly’s Pinterest board and follow along with the visuals for this episode. You can also see Holly and Evan in person on our YouTube channel!
Evan has just come off his first show on the New York runway – but the real story is how he got there. In this episode, learn about Evan’s start in the fashion business, his design process, and ultimately displaying his first collection at New York Fashion Week: Evan Hirsch Spring/Summer 2023. YYAAASSSSS
Like many in the creative industries, Evan’s path to fashion design took him from being a theatre kid to sketching designs and eventually learning how to sew. He worked in the boring, but necessary side of fashion – intern, tech designer, etc. – but longed for more creativity.
And then the pandemic hit. He started creating at home and posting on TikTok. And the rest is history, as they say!
Well, it wasn’t that easy. His new fashion brand is in its infancy, and he still has the business of fashion to tackle, but Evan has incredible ideas and a trajectory – so we know he is on his way!
And Holly, the best fashion friend that she is, has offered herself to be his first Met Gala customer. Can’t wait for that! #DUH
In this episode:
- Where does the inspiration come from for his designs?
- Who is the Evan Hirsch customer?
- What is Evan’s creative process from idea to final product?
- How are his complicated designs constructed?
- Are his designs functional, or all for show?
- How will Evan scale up his business from concept to Made-to-Order and beyond?
- How and where does he source his fabrics?
- Where does he get his confidence as a 25-year-old in the competitive world of fashion?
We are so excited for you to meet Evan and learn about his fabulous designs. You can learn more about him at:
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