Couture is Calling: DESIGN HUDSON 2019 Features Local Fashion

  |  May 2, 2019
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Fashionistas, unite at DESIGN HUDSON on Saturday, May 25th for an evening of sparkle, shine, and style. 

For its second year, DESIGN HUDSON returns to the Columbia County city of Hudson, NY for Memorial Day weekend, and with it comes a host of local designers and artisans showing off their creations in a variety of ways. Saturday evening of the festival presents an opportunity for Hudson’s many clothiers and fashion designers to display their new lines. Here’s a sample of what’s hitting the runway during DESIGN HUDSON’s Fashion Night…

Fashion Night Walking Tour

NYC designer/manufacturer Althea Simmons is bringing GRAMMAR, her beautiful collection of organic cotton shirts made with functionality and classic aesthetics, to Hudson Clothier, 443 Warren Street, Hudson.  The boutique will be celebrating Simmons’ visit with organic wines and local cheeses on Saturday, May 25, until 9pm.

Hudson Clothier, in its fifth year of business, sells exclusively American made clothing and accessories for both women and men. Visit them at

Althea Simmons: GRAMMAR

Ornamentum, 506 Warren Street, will be open late on Saturday evening and will be showcasing conceptual jewelry, including pieces by German jeweler Karl Fritsch.

Since opening in 2002, the boutique has become known as the source for intelligent, provocative, and historically important works from a roster of the most consequential international designers and artists. In addition, Ornamentum hosts numerous exhibitions of conceptual installations in their gallery space. To see more of the boutique’s collection, visit

18k-gold ring with multi-colored diamonds by Karl Fritsch.

Designer Patricia Larsen of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico brings her trunk show to Red Mannequin, 508 Warren Street, Hudson from 5-8pm, Saturday, March 25. Feast your eyes on flowing and romantic clothing designs in linen, silk, and organza.

Red Mannequin is a new addition to Hudson’s Warren Street. Since opening late 2018, the boutique has been purveying exceptional everyday clothing and accessories for women in the heart of Hudson’s bustling business district. See more of Red Mannequin on Instagram.

Style, Sake, and Sushi celebrates Japanese culture at MIKEL HUNTER, 533 Warren Street, on Saturday evening. Designers Mariko Ichikawa and John Mahoney have created contemporary lines that reflect their own modern, chic point of view on men’s and women’s fashion.

MIKEL HUNTER Fine Art & Apparel is a curated collection of clothing, accessories, apothecary, and home wares. See more at

Jackets by John Mahoney

de Marchin’s men and women’s shop, 620 Warren Street, will celebrate Fashion Night on Saturday with late night shopping from 5-9pm. Shoppers can nibble on Parisian lollipops and sip on Prosecco while perusing de Marchin’s signature style of creative European clothing and shoes. Take a sneak peek by visiting de Marchin on Facebook.

de Marchin

Marine Penvern Atelier, 701 Warren Street, invite shoppers to laud spring fashion on Saturday until 9pm, with a special performance by a surprise guest included in the evening’s festivities. Marine Penvern Atelier’s apparel boasts Celtic and Parisian bohemian roots, combining historical and contemporary elements, achieving looks both timeless and timely. For even more looks from Marine Penvern Atelier, visit

Marine Penvern Atelier

Hudson Designers in the Spotlight

For MaryVaughn Williams, owner of Hudson Clothier, DESIGN HUDSON is chance for local fashion designers to shine. “Hudson has become a center for well-curated clothing stores, clothing designers, and makers. We are all excited to be contributing to this year’s event by celebrating the extraordinary fashion design that many of our shops showcase,” she explained.

“It’s also exciting to see how many wonderful shops are here now, and how we are contributing to the sophisticated level of design that Hudson has always celebrated.” From furniture and home design to clothing, food, and drink, said Williams, “Hudson really has everything.”

Fashion isn’t all that DESIGN HUDSON 2019 has to offer over Memorial Day weekend, May 24 through 26. Read more about home tours, panel discussions, and more shopping opportunities during DESIGN HUDSON on

About Hudson Business Coalition, Inc.

HBCi is a membership organization. Our mission is to stimulate and maintain the City of Hudson's business district with a vibrant and diverse mix of shops, services, restaurants, accommodations, cultural facilities. To achieve our goals, HBCi create a variety of marketing, branding and promotional programs and events attracting people each week of the year.

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