Designers who participate in SWNE will receive a top-notch, professional experience. We at SWNE understand that the designers who show at our fashion week, are our clients and they are treated as so. Participating designers will receive: photography from their show; styling team; dressing team; sound; video and marketing and public relations from the SWNE organization. If you are interested in adopting one of our designers email


Carissa Frazier

Carissa is a self-educated local designer based in Fall River, MA who became curious about the world of fashion back in 2011 by reconstructing old band t-shirts with a close friend. This practice sparked a serious interest in furthering the craft and through pure determination accompanied by real passion, she began creating dresses for personal enjoyment. Over years of showcasing collections, self-promoting, and an overwhelming positive response, it became very clear that this was her calling.

As a do-it-yourself designer, client consultant, and seamstress, Carissa works closely with her clients to create truly unique custom pieces. Whether it is for a wedding, prom, First-Communion, holiday party, or other red carpet event, the look you desire is not only attainable in dreams. She is inspired by vintage fabrics and classic trends and uses her background in movement and sculpture to deliver modern day tastefulness. There is always an element of romance or playfulness in a Carissa Lynne Design to bring excitement back to self-presentation.  The importance of representing yourself through expression is something that she holds very near and dear to her heart and hopes to inspire others with this platform.

Candice Wu

Candice Wu was born in Hong Kong and discovered her love for fashion as a child. After receiving her business degree, Candice graduated from the Boston School of Fashion Design. Candice’s functional and artistic designs are greatly inspired by a mixture of cultural influences, blended with traditional elements and modern ideas.

Several fashion events have featured Candice’s work including Boston Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, StyleWeek Northeast, Rhode Island, LA fashion week, as well as at prestigious institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Symphony Orchestra, M.I.T Museum, Boston City Hall, In addition, her work has graced the pages of Upscale Living magazine, Vogue Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Fashion World Magazine Paris, The Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, and several other national print magazines, and she has been featured on Fashion TV, Fox TV, ABC and other broadcast media.

Candice’s has received numerous awards, including the Certificate of Recognition from Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Fashion Award (2012 and 2013), and was honored with the People’s choice Winner of M.I.T. Descience Project in 2014. Best of Boston Wedding dresses Designer 2016 and The Knot Best Of Wedding 2017.

While she has spent many years creating gowns and formal dresses, Candice turned to breathtaking bridal dresses featuring convertible and functional design and adorned with fabulous beading and Swarovski crystal accents that are intricate applied using an exclusive technique. She debuted her stunning couture wedding collection at her bridal boutique, located in Boston’s historic South End.

Arianna Nicola Designs

Arianna Buonanno is a bridal stylist and designer working in the New England area. She earned a B.S. degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design with a minor in Art History from the University of Rhode Island. She took her love of fashion and styling to another level & immersed herself into the culture during her time studying fashion in London and Paris. She then traveled to Los Angeles to work for a renowned Fashion PR company. It was here that she learned her skills as a stylist. Soon after, she went on to design costumes for two feature films. She is now a custom bridal designer specializing in one of a kind gowns, veils and accessories for her clients.




Franklin Rogers

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, Franklin Rogers LTD is a men’s specialty store that offers a unique and wide range of menswear. Franklin Rogers has been voted Rhode Island’s best men’s store 3 years in a row. From tuxes and suits, to ties, pocket squares, undershirts, and other men’s accessories. Franklin Rogers offers a variety of men’s professional attire at favorable prices. They provide impeccable and high quality services. Franklin Rogers also have their very own experienced wedding manager and wedding specialists in store to help make your day perfect and flawless.