Hudson Jeans is ready to step it up to a different shade of blue! Los Angeles-based denim firm, Hudson will launch a slightly higher-end jeans collection for spring. The brand name will stay but new labeling will ba a basic white tag with the Hudson name written in black.
The new Hudson collection will ship twice a year, and the core Hudson line will continue to ship as it does now, 10 times a year. The core line will continue to consist of Hudson basics while the new collection will showcase the imaginary actions brought forth by head designer Ben Taverniti.
The first collection, which will ship for spring selling, is broken into four groups: minimalist, resurrection, D.I.Y. and subversion. Each group has a range of silhouettes, including skinny, baggy skinny, high-waisted skinny or flare.
In minimalist, the jeans are in the fabric’s “purest state,” in a palette of black, white and dark blue unwashed denim. Subtle accents appear throughout this group, such as in the stitching on the leg to create a quilting effect or the darted back on a pair of skinny-leg jeans.
In resurrection, each pair is one of a kind, since the denim fabrics used for this group are recycled from the Hudson archives. Old samples are torn up and put back together into new styles, and the positioning and placement of each of the denim panels is random. For example, a signature Hudson flap back pocket from an old pair of Hudson jeans may be placed on the leg of a pair in the resurrection group.
In D.I.Y., the group has a handmade quality, with exposed-zipper flies, darts and cut-off waistbands. Jeans are designed in distressed denim washes and rough details are seen throughout, such as with raw edges on leg openings and exposed hardware.
In subversion, the group is a salute to military-inspired styles, such as skinny cargo pocket jeans in colors like army green and jet black.
The new Hudson collection wholesales for $100 to $450 for jeans and has been picked up by Barneys New York and Jeffrey New York.