SEED: Student Design Challenge

STYLEWEEK (SWNE) was created with the vision of connecting 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 to partake in this competition. These students then come together for one show where they are judged by an industry panel of fashion and press professionals.

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.

June 2022 Designers

Isabel Berkenbilt
Grade 12

Assana Bowen-Woods
Grade 10

Claire Caldwell
Grade 12

Skye Goldenberg
Grade 12

Andy Mcenroe
Grade 11

Lillia Mechrefe
Grade 11

Sophie Rockwell
Grade 12

Brittany Tinklepaugh
Grade 12

Xiwen Zhang
Grade 11

Hosted By

Ashley Erling
Executive Producer,
The Rhode Show, WPRI

Doug Palmieri
Co-Host,
Doug & Jenn on NOW 93.3

Judges

Ting Barnard
CEO,
Connecting

Jamie Coelho
Editor In Chief,
Rhode Island Monthly

Amy Page DeBlasio
Designer,
APD

Brynn Gibson
Chef,
Star of Hell’s Kitchen Young Guns

Damaris Messina
Director of Sales,
ALoft Providence

Dana Nolfe
Board Member,
Festival Ballet Providence

Christina Rosciti
The Rosciti Group