StyleWeek Returns with Micro-Fashion Event on June 16

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New England’s premier fashion week event will include the popular SEED Student Design Challenge as well as fashions by four talented local designers.
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JACQUELABEL from StyleWeek October 2021 event. Photography by Myke Yeager Photography.

Fashion is one of the best ways to express one’s personality, mood or even creativity. And lucky for Rhode Island fashionistas, StyleWeek Northeast will return to Ocean State on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

StyleWeek Northeast, or SWNE, was founded in 2009 and to this day remains New England’s leading fashion week held in Rhode Island. Inspired by the world of design, SWNE is a week dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers in professional runway settings reminiscent of those you’d see at top city fashion events around the world. The art drive had to be featured in the design while bringing an economic impact to the state of Rhode Island. SWNE features over 200 designers from across the US and even Canada and is the only fashion week in the region that has been visited by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a New York-based organization that has been recognized by heads of state and national publications.

SWNE works closely with universities, high schools, and elementary schools to highlight emerging talent and student fashion designers through the SEED Student Design Challenge. Over the years, SWNE has featured participants from Mass Art, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson and Wales, FIT and many schools from the surrounding area. This stylish week is devoted not only to fashion, but also to the growth of designers as artists. SWNE is on a mission to be recognized as a trade event that can spark a glimmer of the Rhode Island economy. Not your typical fashion week, fashion only accounts for about 15 percent of what SWNE does. It also provides branding, public relations, and marketing for everyone involved in its events — everyone is considered a VIP.

The SWNE microfashion event will take place June 16, 2022, at the Capital Grille in Providence. Doors open at 17:30 with cocktail hour followed by the SEED Student Design Challenge at 18:30. The main part of the show will kick off at 7:30 pm and feature works by local designers Alexandra Renee Bianchi, Anna Lemley, Tatyana Ayriyan and Zoe Grinfeld. youYou can buy tickets in advance here starting May 15. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ballet Festival of Providence in an effort to protect the arts. For more information, visit

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