Friday, May 17, 2013

Anne Brisson at Recouture

Tucked away behind this intriguing facade at 73A Cameron in Hudson is a most magical place, where discontinued clothing is "upcycled" into something truly unique.

Anne Brisson, sculptor, painter and collage artist, is the creative force behind "Recouture". Anne delights in using found materials, like curtains, scarves, blankets and recycled fur, to add panache to jackets, dresses, coats and more.

Anne has a special relationship with some local shops, who provide her with their end-of-line and end-of-season items.  Using her wonderful sense of colour, whimsy and fun, Anne transforms them into "vintage chic".

Many of her clients are women in their 40's and older, who are looking for something a little funky, a little different. While not everyone is game for the novelty of an upcycled dress, almost everyone can enjoy a fanciful handbag, appliqu├ęd with lace and finished off with a large rhinestone bumblebee. Anne's handbags, or "Anne-bags" are one of her most popular items.

Anne is pleased to be presenting ten of her ensembles at the annual fashion show at the Hudson Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 22. She is also active on Etsy, under the name Reecouture. A year and a half after opening her shop door, Anne has found her own niche in a niche market.

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