Founded in 2009, STYLEWEEK Northeast (SWNE) is New England’s premier fashion week that is held in Providence, Rhode Island. The bi-annual fashion week was created with the vision of connecting the community, regional, and national press with fashion design. The need for a high quality fashion production at an affordable cost in the northeast, led to the birth of STYLEWEEK. Inspired by fashion capitals of the world, STYLEWEEK is a professional production that includes fashion runway shows and focuses on the business of fashion and promoting art and design. SWNE is one of the only regional fashion weeks that have been visited by the CFDA (Councils of Fashion Designers of America) from NYC. STYLEWEEK has showcased over 192 designers from all over the U.S. on its runway since it’s inaugural week in 2010. STYLEWEEK is dedicated to the growth of the designers as artists, as well as the mission of being recognized as a trade event that can provide an economic spark in Rhode Island.
In addition, STYLEWEEK also works with elementary schools, high schools and universities to expose young talent through the “SEED Student Design Challenge”, which is dedicated to the advancement of emerging student designers and their businesses. Most react, STYLEWEEK partnered with Lincoln School where 3 of their students constructed one-piece using STEM as influence for their garment.
STYLEWEEK Northeast is a fashion week for everyone, where each attendee is a VIP.