20 Questions With Reece Hudson

11th August, 2014
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Having lived in New York and worked in fashion for nearly 10 years now, I’ve gotten to see many of my friends blossom from students and interns to tastemakers and brands. It’s why we come to this city, to join the pulse of culture, the quick of its current.

Coming of age and accelerating headfirst into dreams with your peers is endlessly exciting, especially when your friends dazzle and challenge you with their brilliance and determination. Reece Solomon, the designer behind Reece Hudson, is one such friend. When we met, I was designing eveningwear at Naeem Khan and she was finishing her degree at Parsons with classmate Cleo Schroeder (now the designer of Primary), who assisted in our design studio for a spell. We were all young and hungry and so it was an era of endless possibilities; we were revving up to take this town by storm.

In the ensuing years, I’ve been proud to watch Reece join forces with Max Stein, another longtime friend, to build Reece Hudson, a New York-based, Italian-made collection of handbags and accessories that bridges the gap between luxury and street style. The two have just graduated from the second class of the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} program (alongside so many other friends of ours, like Timo Weiland and Daniel Vosovic), and are thus on the cusp of an exciting new precipice of creativity and business crystallization. What better time could there be to subject an old friend to our 20-questions interrogation, and to take a walk down memory lane, revisiting a few of the ways that Reece Hudson handbags have popped up on this site over the ages…

ReeceSolomon|ABOVE| Reece Solomon, designer for Reece Hudson, by Citizen Couture

Before launching Reece Hudson, I was studying fashion design at Parsons, interning for Proenza Schouler and Rag & Bone.

The biggest challenge in getting the line off the ground was figuring out how to manufacture.

Since entering the industry, the biggest change I’ve witnessed is social media becoming a huge area of focus, and thus the notion of direct-to-consumer becoming increasingly important and valid.

This morning, I woke up, took a shower, got a large cup of coffee to go, and had my first meeting of the day (at 8:30 am).

My favorite artist is my good friend Gordon Stevenson, aka Baron von Fancy (who we just collaborated with on a print for our Resort collection).

My business mentor gives me a lot of perspective on reality.

My style icons are Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jane Birkin, and Talitha Getty

My favorite daydream is a secret.
ReeceHudson_2|ABOVE| Reece Hudson appearances from the archives, to name a few: numbers one, two, three, four and five (below)

My greatest fashion moment was when I wore a beautiful floor-length white satin gown with a train by Katie Ermilio with huge Irene Neuwirth earrings and Pamela Love fine jewelry to the CFDA Awards this past June (my first time ever going!). Pam was my unofficial date, which made it even more fun.

My greatest style regret is high heeled Sketchers in elementary school. I still cringe. Oh, and midriff tops with extra low rise pants.

To be a good designer, it’s crucial to stay true to what you believe in.

The thing that would surprise people most about my job is how unglamorous it is, which I know is a cliché to even say about the fashion industry at this point.ReeceHudson_3I’d like to steal the entire lot of vintage Levi’s from What Comes Around Goes Around

Every woman should own jeans that make their ass look amazing

Every man should own a perfect leather jacket

My top beauty essential is Argan oil

My fashion pet peeve is high-heeled sneakers

I’d love to have a chance to work with Carine Roitfeld

Right now, I’m obsessed with turquoise jewelry

Being a glamourai means having a killer, unique sense of personal style

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  • Denisa

    Very interesting.

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  • Lindsey

    Love all the bags!
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    Totally agree on the jeans!

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    Awesome! Love these photos:)

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  • Adrianna

    Great interview, love that gold clutch pictured above in the middle. xx

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  • ediot

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  • Nico

    Great and interesting to read!

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  • Sarah Summerlin

    “It’s why we come to this city, to join the pulse of culture, the quick of its current.”
    This is such a beautiful statement, and couldn’t be more true. I just left my internship at Donna Karan, which so far was the best experience of my life! Thanks for always inspiring me Kelly.

    xx Sarah, http://www.Shechic.net

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  • Rachel

    I totally agree with you that “Every woman should own jeans that make their ass look amazing”! I have more than 10 jeans! I love your top. This look is great! http://www.kleidmo.com/

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  • katrina

    I like the high heel boots the girl wear in the post.
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    The bags are great. I love the mixed print look too!

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