DESIGNERS JANUARY 2019
Season 15 of STYLEWEEK Northeast will be taking place on September 19 – September 22 at the RI Convention Center. Designers will be showcasing Spring/Summer collections.
Designers who participate in STYLEWEEK Northeast 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After growing up developing his Art in every way possible ( painting, drawing, dancing, acting, etc.), this self taught designer from Puerto Rico, decided to focus all his creativity and way of perceiving STYLE on Fashion. Moving to Providence RI a year ago and persuing a Dream, got him to also use his skills as a Make-up artist to support what now is going to be his first appearance as a Casual-Formal Wear Creator in the USA.
clothes•horse (ˈkloʊzˌhɔrs, ˈkloʊðz-) n. 1. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
With a concentration on ethical and environmentally conscious construction, Clothes Horse Clothing produces every item by hand to order in our Rhode Island studio. Using vegan suede, pleather and silk in this A/W collection, Clothes Horse aims to change the perception of these materials by creating super luxe pieces using these cruelty free, man made materials. Clothes Horse is for the girl on the go. Our muse has a day job and a day dream. She’s quirky, adventurous, intelligent, independent, creative and driven. She has a natural sense for style and impeccable taste.
Meghan Doyle’s aspirations of becoming a clothing designer and entrepreneur began when she was a freshman in high school. She grew up in Winchester, MA, a suburb of Boston. As a teenager, Meghan was constantly sketching designs, deconstructing and reconstructing garments, and took sewing lessons. Meghan graduated from Roger Williams University in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Minor in Psychology. She then continued her studies at The School of Fashion Design in Boston and graduated in 2013. Upon graduation from The School of Fashion Design, Meghan worked as a Technical Designer at Appleseed’s, a women’s apparel brand. In the fall of 2013 she participated in Boston Fashion Week, launching her first capsule collection. Meghan launched her second capsule collection in January 2014 at StyleWeek Northeast. She then worked in Product Development as both a Technical Designer and Designer at the TJX Companies. Committed to furthering her design education, Meghan enrolled in the Continuing Education program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on Digital Fashion Design courses. After years of education and industry experience Meghan felt prepared to pursue her dream and goal of being a creative entrepreneur. Finally, in the summer of 2016 she committed full time to launching her women’s clothing brand, Tallulah & Poppy
Lavanya Coodly is a luxury clothing brand designed to resonate with the urban woman who is bohemian at heart. It speaks to the curious minded woman who is open to new experiences and confidently expresses her personal style. She dresses to please herself.
The Vision: At Lavanya Coodly, we strive to offer a breadth of options to address the needs and moods of the urban woman that wants a closet reflecting her diverse interests. She is someone that appreciates, collects and wears garments carefully hand- embellished by skilled artists. In our mosaic, tailored styles are juxtaposed with flowing gowns. It is Bohemian-luxe and glamour with restraint. It is feminine and career chic. The range extends from haute couture to everyday styles. It is comfortable and versatile.
Our inspiration comes as much from exotic places far, far away as from common, everyday happenings. The world is our go to place for ideas, thoughts and memories, all of which trigger a desire to create, express and indulge. Through our work, we want to preserve traditions, encourage innovation and protect each talented and dedicated member of the team who make it possible for us to do what we love and bring our ideas to life.
The Designer: The woman behind the brand is Lavanya Coodly. For Lavanya, designing luxury dresses was a quietly nurtured passion that segued into a full time career in 2013. After spending many years in the world of science, it was time for a big change. Re-tooling with a degree in business, developing her women’s wear label became the obvious second career of choice. Thus, a company was born. And with it, the opportunity to own, create and develop a brand built on new ideas.
International designer Melina Cortes-Nmili’s road to fashion has been anything but conventional. Part entrepreneur and part designer, Melina has never taken the standard path. Frustrated with the frantic, flash-in-a-pan pursuit of the latest fads, Melina had a vision for a new take on a timeless concept – “beauty that transcends the trend.” Said in a simpler way, she believes in a luxurious, classic, yet contemporary design that always looks beautiful, and never goes out of style.
Born and bred in the vibrant Dominican Republic countryside, Melina embraces the diversity of colors, textures and patterns of her childhood. From her design studio in Boston, lalla bee’s structured silhouettes, colorful palettes, and painstaking attention to detail reflect the values and struggles of her past. Rather than following the latest trends in fashion, Melina’s designs are intentionally timeless. Melina’s designs are ethically made from quality fabrics sourced directly from the finest factories across the U.S. and Europe.
Like the self-made women who raised Melina, lalla bee’s dresses tell a story of strength, effortless beauty, and unwavering confidence. “The kind of woman I envision wearing one of my dresses is a woman who is confident in her own skin. When she walks into the room, she owns it. She feels smart, beautiful, and her strength shines,” says Melina. “I firmly believe that she can and should be simple, fearless and beautiful. “Melina lives in Boston with her husband. The couple has a son and a daughter.
ROSE & THREAD
Rose & Thread is a socially conscious women’s clothing brand founded by Robin Barrett Wilson. The company was started with one goal in mind: to make classic, timeless, and quality pieces for women, while fueling the US economy.
If each of us spent just an extra $64.00 a year on American made goods, it would create 200,000 new jobs. At rose & thread, we believe supporting our local economy is the best way for us to help others. By producing our designs in NYC, we help keep highly skilled workers employed, we know they are treated with respect, work in a safe environment and are paid a fair wage.
Hand touched detailing and craftsmanship define how we work. Same Side Of Nowhere is a small atelier growing and working in the woods of Massachusetts. We specialize in taking the complexities that the natural environment provides and working them into special details of a garment, be they textures or a hidden stitch detail that only the wearer would know about. We cater to the women who appreciate the poetry of nature and the precision of tailoring. Visit our website samesideofnowhere.com to learn more.
A lover of fashion, Delayne Dixon received a degree in fashion design from The Art Institute of Vancouver in 2012. She created DIXON after graduating. Her brand is inspired by empowered women who aren’t afraid to step out of societal standards. DIXON contains pieces that are romantic and always with a cutting-edge, alternative twist. She releases collections each season and has had work in a number of international retailers. She loves designing custom looks for musicians and has had the pleasure of styling artists such as Serena Ryder and Marilyn Manson. Dixon has a love for travel and will continue to showcase DIXON internationally, after taking part in New York Fashion Week she is excited to take part in International Fashion Week in Amsterdam.
Amy Page DeBlasio, proud Providence, Rhode Island native, views the world through an artistic lens. Since she was a child, Amy’s life has revolved around art in one form or another, from drawing to painting and sculpture. She has been an artist since her earliest memories. Before studying design, Amy taught herself how to make jewelry, often pairing conventional materials with unexpected components, and while in high school even designed and sewed her own prom dress to fit her fashion standards and express her own unique style because she did not want an “off the rack” look. Amy went on to graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. While obtaining her degree, Amy was a top award winner in the University’s 2016 spring fashion show. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Rhode Island.
After years of experimenting and manipulating fabrics and designing and constructing her own pieces, along with creating her own jewelry, Amy knew it was time to take this creativity to the next level. Amy now designs clothing and accessories and uses her unique style to reach and impact others in a meaningful way. Her bold and exotic designs, created by pairing different patterns, fabrics, colors, and textures, intend to provoke thought and excitement. She pushes conventional norms – engaging the wearer to dare and imagine. An exuberant personality and edgy artistic perspective inspire her designs and express a distinct, flirty urban attitude.