Fashion on the Hudson was created in 1997 to give Independent and Emerging Fashion Industry talent a platform. There was Fashion Week, 7th on 6th, but no place for the independent who could not afford those prices, therefore, Fashion on the Hudson was born.
It was initially named 7th on 125th when we were on 125th in front of the Harlem State Office Building, but in 2008, our crowd grew too large when we stopped traffic on 125th and the police had to direct traffic around our crowd (the Cops loved it). In 2008, we were told to “You Need Central Park or Madison Square Garden, your Audience is too large for 125th Street), so in 2009 we went to Riverbank State Park, where we have been ever since.
This year our Fashion on the Hudson show was AMAZING, a MASSIVE CROWD (almost got in trouble again – crowd control). We are looking for even more this year. We are asking EVERYONE to mark their calendars, (Saturday July 15, 2017) and make it a point to share this day with us. This is day of ReBirth, Connecting, Friendships, and Forgiveness. Think about the reason the event was created in the first place, to give the INDEPENDENT FASHION INDUSTRY TALENT A PLACE!!!!! They need your support, and we need your support. The show is FREE. It’s FREE for designers to participate and ITS FREE TO ATTEND.
The theme this year is “THE FASHION INDUSTRY ELITE”, these are designers that have a cohesive collection, that have been working on their crafts, you will see our version of the independent Fashion Houses of DIOR, CHANEL, YVES LAURENT, LAGERFIELD, RALPH LAUREN, DIANE VON FUSTERNBERG, DONNA KARAN, CARMEN MARC, VALENTINO, and more.
We will have our Award Ceremony where we will honor the INDEPENDENT FASHION HOUSES, Accessory Designers, Kid Models/Designers and SuperModels.
The PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AWARDS – We appreciate and acknowledge all the photographers/videographers that cover the events and we want to acknowledge them.
The MAGAZINE/BLOGGER AWARDS will be given out at the FOTH After Party.
We have pulled our team together and are gearing up for the most fabulous Fashion On The Hudson EVER….
HERE IS THE INFO:
January 14 – Designer Audition by Appointment (email us for an appointment time SDavis@FashionAvenueNews.com). This audition is for DESIGNERS ONLY. Designers do not bring models with you, bring 3 garments ONLY that show your creativity and craftsmanship. Bring your business cards and any presentation materials. There is NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE. Participation in Fashion on the Hudson is FREE. Additional info: You can only show 10 Garments in the show. All additional info will be given to you at the designer audition. All Designers that want to participate in FOTH MUST AUDITION even if you were in the show before.
****THIS IS THE ONLY DAY FOR DESIGNER AUDITIONS, we will not see any designers after this day.
March 25 – Model Auditions – This is an OPEN CALL for models 18 YEARS OLD AND UP. Kid model auditions are conducted by Strike A Pose Model Management. If you are under 18 Years old YOU MUST AUDITION AS A KID. If you are a KID DESIGNER, you MUST Audition with STRIKE A POSE.
Adult Model Auditions will be held Saturday March 25, at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Streeet, 6th Floor NYC 2-4pm.
All sizes, heights, weight & genders are welcome to audition. We get approximately 500-700 models that audition, therefore, this is the ONLY AUDITION DATE. Models MUST WEAR HEELS, No models in wedges, flat shoes, etc., will be able to audition, you MUST HAVE ON HEELS. Models that have pictures/comp cards/books will be seen before models without.
June 10, – MODEL CALLBACK/FITTINGS – This is the ONLY DATE FOR THE CALLBACK AND FITTINGS. The designers choose their models at the CALLBACK, if you cannot attend the callback you cannot be in the show.
This schedule helps us streamline the process of choosing models and who is backstage. We did a great job with this schedule this year, which went very smooth.
For additional info: FOTH@FashionAvenueNews.com
For children (ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD including Designers) contact Strike A Pose