SEED: Student Design Challenge

STYLEWEEK (SWNE) was created to connect buyers and the press with emerging design talent. SEED: Student Design Challenge features even earlier work.

STYLEWEEK works directly with universities and colleges to identify the most driven talent for this competition. These students then come together for one show where an industry panel of fashion and press professionals judges them.

Showcasing student work is a powerful tool for resourcing new ideas for the future of fashion in the Northeast. It provides students with their first experience of a professional trade runway show and prepares them for what’s to come and how to cultivate their brand in the industry.

Below is our last SEED Student Design Challenge line-up and judges. Thank you to all who made this part of StyleWeek possible! See you on June 13, 2024!

June 2023 Designers

Olivia Bohart
Hannah Boss
Alexanda Dickinson
Melody Jarvis
Jade Ma
Andy McEnroe
Lillia Mechrefe
Charlotte Montgomery
Gloria Olubowale
Megan Roskelly
Zosia Rosler
Olivia Sniffin

Hosted By

Ashley Erling
Executive Producer,
The Rhode Show, WPRI

Doug Palmieri
Doug & Jenn on NOW 93.3


Christina Rosciti
Real Estate Agent,
Coldwell Banker Realty

Christopher Marsella
Marsella Development Corporation

Kayla Mandeville
Digital Creator

Ting Barnard
Ting Barnard’s Studio

Kent Stetson
Kent Stetson Handbags

Elyse Major
Editor in Chief,
Providence Media

Kathleen Combes
Executive Director
Ballet RI

Melina Cortes-Nmili
Lalla Bee