Today marks the kick off of StyleWeek Northeast. Established in 2009, the runway shows have become a twice-yearly staple in Rhode Island, and expanding. I'm proud to say I, and The Rhode Show, have been involved with StyleWeek since it's incarnation, and I'm honored to be one of the judges for "Red on the Runway". The event, which partners designers with heart disease survivors, benefits The American Heart Association. What could be more stylish than that? "Red on the Runway" is just one of many shows and events happening during this week-long celebration of fashion. More than a dozen up and coming designers will show collections, including Project Runway alum (and all around great guy) Jonathan Joseph Peters, as well as regional favorites and StyleWeek staples Sarah Prost, Jessica Abernathy, Maria Del Carmen Mercado and Kara Wickman- just to name a few! I'll even be wearing some of their designs throughout the week! I'll also be drinking mass amounts of coffee and chewing gum in an attempt to avoid eating. I kid, I kid. This season, there will be a first of its kind runway show from accessory designer Kent Stetson. Buckle your seat belts, I've heard he has some tricks up his sleeve! Tickets are still available for many of the shows, and each cocktail hour featuring an accessory showcase, where you can sip, shop, and buy, is open to the public. More info here. Let the games begin!
Picking out designs to wear to StyleWeek with Rhode Show Co-hosts Michaela Johnson and Meaghan Mooney.
Jonathan Joseph Peters walks the runway at a previous StyleWeek
Yellow Clover runway show (past season) by Sarah Prost
Loved the prints at Hope Macdonald's runway show last season.