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Designer Abi Ferrin swings open doors to new West Village flagship boutique

Abi Ferrin swings open doors to new West Village flagship boutique

Sunie Solomon, Abi Ferrin, Amy Simmons, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Sunie Solomon, Abi Ferrin, Amy Simmons Photo by Shana Anderson
Jan Rees-Jones, Abi Ferrin, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Jan Rees-Jones, Abi Ferrin Photo by Shana Anderson
Hasmik Shaw, Jeannette Breen, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Hasmik Shaw, Jeannette Breen Photo by Shana Anderson
Darin Kunz, Melissa Enriquez, John Stafira, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Darin Kunz, Melissa Enriquez, John Stafira Photo by Shana Anderson
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa Photo by Shana Anderson
Dawn Mellon, Linda Cooper, Julie Stensland, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Dawn Mellon, Linda Cooper, Julie Stensland Photo by Shana Anderson
Leisa Street, Abi Ferrin, Paige Lane, April Abney, Abi Ferrin Opening
Leisa Street, Abi Ferrin, Paige Lane, April Abney Photo by Shana Anderson
Rachel Fresquez, Janet Fresquez, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Rachel Fresquez, Janet Fresquez Photo by Shana Anderson
Samantha Crum, Bri Crum, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Samantha Crum, Bri Crum Photo by Shana Anderson
Shawn Edwardes, Jan Strimple, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Shawn Edwardes, Jan Strimple Photo by Shana Anderson
Trevor Rees-Jones, Jan Rees-Jones, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Trevor Rees-Jones, Jan Rees-Jones Photo by Shana Anderson
Sunie Solomon, Abi Ferrin, Amy Simmons, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Jan Rees-Jones, Abi Ferrin, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Hasmik Shaw, Jeannette Breen, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Darin Kunz, Melissa Enriquez, John Stafira, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Dawn Mellon, Linda Cooper, Julie Stensland, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Leisa Street, Abi Ferrin, Paige Lane, April Abney, Abi Ferrin Opening
Rachel Fresquez, Janet Fresquez, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Samantha Crum, Bri Crum, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Shawn Edwardes, Jan Strimple, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening
Trevor Rees-Jones, Jan Rees-Jones, Abi Ferrin Grand Opening

A fashionable Dallas crowd assembled at West Village to celebrate the grand opening of Abi Ferrin’s flagship store, which the local designer called a “dream come true.”

“It is a dream come true for us to be able to open our own store and present our brand and creations to our hometown as we envision them season after season,” she said. “Women will get a first-hand experience and be personally and directly impacted by our unique designs.”

Guests — including Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, LeeAnne Locken, Maxine Trowbridge, Imran Sheikh, Lisa Blue Baron, Jan Strimple and Brian Bolke — browsed Ferrin’s designs while sipping on cocktails provided by Park Place and Brown Forman and noshing bites provided by Chef DAT and Paciugo. DJ Blake Ward revved up the scene with his signature tunes.

The Abi Ferrin flagship looks a bit like an art gallery, with its chic mix of art and clothing. Sculptor Brad Oldham created the signs and door handles exclusively for the brand and helped curate the look and feel of the interior. The new sculpture collection of Ro Diaz is on display through June, and the one-of-a-kind pieces are available for sale from the store with 50 percent of the proceeds going Ferrin’s Freedom Project.

Ferrin said the future of the company is all about expansion while retaining the core values and designs that have made her clothes such a success.

“In the future we expect to open more stores and expand the brand globally,” she said. “We are making great progress nationwide in the marketplace with partner boutiques and look forward to continuing to support these stores as well.”