Think only the big cities have press-worthy fashion shows? Think again. StyleWeek Providence returns this month, from January 22nd through the 28th, with a mission “to create a successful model of a Northeast fashion event that directly and economically impacts its designers, sponsors, partners and vendors.” Over the course of 7 nights, 17 designers will be showcased in the grand ballroom and L’Apogee at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Tickets are available for both premium/stage seating and general admission for each night. Special package deals are offered for the entire week as well.
You’ll have the chance to see shows by Project Runway alums Jonathan Joseph Peters, Peach Carr, and Ben Chmura, along with returning StyleWeek favorites David Chum, Sarah Prost, Jessica Abernethy, Maria Del Carmen Mercado, Jennifer Greeke, Brianna Moon, and Nicole Lebreux. New this season are Karla Marie, Candace Wu, and Toni Lyn Spaziano.
Check the StyleWeek Providence website for a full schedule, and don’t miss these highlights:
- On Tuesday, January 24th, StyleWeek Providence is hosting SEED, an inaugural student competition featuring 12 designers from the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, School of Fashion Design in Boston, and Massachusetts College of Art. (Read more info here).
- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week designer Karen Sabag will be debuting her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at StyleWeek Providence on Thursday, January 26th.
- Meet StyleWeek Providence ambassadors Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen (Real Housewives of New York), who will attend events between Thursday January 26th and Saturday January 28th.
- On Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th, see an installation by famed designer Marchesa.
(Pictured above: designs by Andrea Valentini)