HVSFW

Hudson Valley Sustainable Fashion Week aims to mend the relationship between fashion and nature. We see the abundance of clothing that already exists and we want to inspire individuals and the industry to reimagine and reuse these materials in fresh and innovative ways.

Our pillars:

EDUCATION

AMPLIFICATION

INSPIRATION

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SAVE THE DATES

Thursday July 25th | Film Screening 'Fashion Reimagined' at Starlite Motel | free 

Friday September 27th | 2nd Annual HVSFW Organic Runway Show at Rose Hill Farm | ticket info tba 

Do you want to showcase your designs in this years show? Fill out our designer application here. Applications due May 15th. Decisions will be made by June 15th.

 

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We are so excited for our first event of 2024, an Earth Month Clothing Swap hosted at maison après!! The most sustainable piece of clothing is already in your closet, or your neighbors! Come out to meet your neighbors and swap clothes with them. This is for grown adults (no children's items, sorry!) We will be serving libations and provisions all day, offering free styling tips, and enjoying each other's company while helping divert clothing from landfills!

tickets + more deets can be found here

If you'd like to volunteer for free entry + first dibs on items coming in, you can email us at info@apreslamour.com. 

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On Saturday, December 2nd 2023, we celebrated the very successful launch of Hudson Valley Sustainable Fashion Week. We hosted an intimate dinner in our maison and invited guests to dust off their pumps and their suits for an evening out. We learned more about one another, and dreamed together about what we want to sow into our lives and the Hudson Valley. This is only the first of many, so stay tuned for the next one to be announced! The beautiful images were taken by amelia c williams.

 

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Our first ever Hudson Valley Sustainable Fashion Week Fashion Show took place on Friday September 22nd, at Rose Hill Farm in Red Hook, NY. The peach orchard situated on a hill overlooking the farm with a brilliant view of the Catskills, turned into an organic runway where 7 Hudson Valley-bassed sustainable designers, and a collective of 4 Marist Alumni students, showcased their unique designs as the sun set on the last day of summer. We opted for a silent runway leaving the crickets and leaves bustling to be the only sounds heard. Seating was mostly picnic blankets scattered throughout the runway, and VIP seats lined the final procession where the models walked with the Catskills as the backdrop. The evening flowed right down the hill to the cider barn where Hare's Hallow Pizza was wood-frying personal pizza's, Oh My Gyro served mouth-watering gyro's, and the Tap Room at Rose Hill was pouring up their own cider, wine, beers, as well as a selection of local beverages. About 300 people graced the grounds of Rose Hill that evening, and to say the night was pure magic, is not an overstatement. We are so excited to have put on the very first Hudson Valley Sustainable Fashion Show, and even more excited for the seeds that were planted and how this movement is going to grow and take shape. 

 

Featured designers shown below:

Kaitlyn Murray of la vie apres l'amour | Kingston - Parisian-inspired, everyday, effortless comfort 

www.apreslamour.com

photo by amelia c williams

Gabriella Daher of DAHER | Newburgh - Playful, flirty pieces + handwoven bags 

www.daherlabel.com

photo by amelia c williams

 

Clare Bare | Hudson - sultry lingerie made from vintage + upcycled materials

www.clarebare.com

photo by jay b.

Hannah Ross of Hanoux | Hudson - Plant-dyed meditation cushions + bodysuits 

www.hanoux.com

photo by jay b.

Faith Delozier of Faithfully Yours | Port Ewen - Upcycled children’s clothing + lifestyle items

www.faithfullyyoursatelier.com

photo by mike sofokles

Annie McCurdy of So Vicki | Newburgh - Vintage purveyor + deadstock designer 

www.sovicki.fashion

photo by jay b.

Camille Fuller of Anchourage | New Jersey - Natural dyed materials, spreading faith + encouragement

www.instagram.com/shopanchourage

photo by amelia c williams

The Marist Collective | Poughkeepsie - Diverse looks created by four fashion alumni students

www.marist.edu/communication-arts/fashion

Alumni top row from left to right:

Emily Zapata (@emilyyzapataa), Isabelle Leboeuf (@ileboeuf), Marina Matozzo (@designbymgm), CeCe Hinds (@ceitinhindsight)

photo by amelia c williams

photos by jay b.

 

 

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On June 17th we put on our first community-wide clothing swap dedicated to kids ages K - 12 hosted by Prospect Hill Orchard

The turnout was slim, but we recieved so many donations that we are going to try for a swap during apple picking season next fall! Stay tuned for more information to follow and enjoy some amazing pictures captures by Camille below. 

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We had such a successful Earth Day Clothing Swap at Made X Hudson ! So many amazing pieces were swapped and we donated the rest of the goods to the second show in Hudson NY (one of our favorites!) See some amazing images of the event captured by Camille below.

 

Want to get involved with one or more of our events? Fill out this form here and we will be in touch! 

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We officially launched HVSFW on Thursday February 16th, 2023 at Co. in Rhinebeck. We got to mix and mingle, make new friends, shoulder-bounce to some killer tunes, and even shop some official HVSFW designs.

Our group discussion was so rich and juicy and could have gone on for hours. We talked about the rising popularity of thrifting (and whether that’s good, bad, or both); the importance of exposing the youth to sustainable fashion; and how you are starting to think about the people behind your clothes more and more.

This is just the tip of a very big iceberg and we will have more insightful conversations leading up to the show. See below the digital collage check out the full gallery here, content by amelia williams.

 Give us a follow on instagram and stay tuned for more events to follow! This is only just the beginning. xx 

 

 

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If you'd like to learn more about how to get involved please fill out this form and we will be in touch!