WHAT IS STYLEWEEK?

StyleWeek is a full-service production house and advocacy organization dedicating to developing the economic potential of the fashion industry in Providence, RI. We achieve this goal by showcasing and supporting emerging and student designers through programming, mentorship, and public relation services. Our programming encompasses the biannual StyleWeek Northeast, the only fashion week in the region recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America; StyleWeek Swim, an annual swimwear event; and SEED, a 10-month design competition and mentorship program for student designers. We produce top quality trade events that attract industry professionals from around the country with the intention of showcasing and nurturing emerging talents and fashion-based businesses. StyleWeek also aims to make fashion more engaging and accessible for the general public; we believe style can and should be both serious and fun. The StyleWeek team works everyday to create beneficial experiences, an enjoyable atmosphere, and enriching relationships for designers, buyers, suppliers, models, fashion media, and the general public.

MISSION

To professionalize the fashion design community throughout the Northeast and unlock its potential as an economic driver for the region.

To provide a full-service platform for emerging and student designers to launch and grow their businesses.

To showcase the talents of emerging and student designers through professional quality events with production values that meet or exceed industry standards.

To market and promote the local fashion industry through public relations and programming. -To mentor fashion entrepreneurs and support the development of their businesses.

To establish Providence as a nationally renowned hub of the fashion industry and stimulate the creative economy.

To connect people to fashion through high quality, accessible programming that excites and inspires.

To develop and maintain a network through which fashion entrepreneurs and enthusiasts can make connections to potential customers, collaborators, and resources.

To identify and encourage best practices within the industry, making it more inclusive, responsive, prosperous, and sustainable.

 

The fashion industry can make Providence, RI and the Northeast a more vibrant, creative and prosperous region.  Come see us and you will see…