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Stephanie Kolanko, Naomi Sauro and Amy Stetkiewicz Make a Splash at StyleWeek

The seventh installment of StyleWeek continues this week showcasing the work of regional designers with a passion for fashion. Last night’s trio of shows at the Providence Biltmore wowed with bold color, reinvented silhouettes and a whimsical point of view.

North Smithfield-based designer Stephanie Kolanko, who studied Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at URI opened the show:

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Next up was the debut of NoMy Style by Naomi Sauro who specializes in designing plus-size women’s clothing:  

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And summing up the evening was the Spring 2014 collection by Amy Stetkiewicz, a Parsons grad with an affinity for modern simplicity with luxe appeal:

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Tickets still available for shows this week. see post below for the line-up.

August 28, 2013 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

StyleWeek Providence Presents Jennifer Greeke’s Harpy & Kelly Eident’s I’m Your Present

dress by Harpy

On Thursday night, StyleWeek Providence‘s fifth day of fashion, designer Jennifer Greeke debuted Harpy, a collection of feminine pieces with vintage subtleties (a la Mad Men) punctuated by modern styling. The Gloucester, Mass., native is a Parsons School of Design (BFA) alum with a MFA from NYU’s Tisch Design for Stage and Film was a costume designer in the Big Apple, so it’s no surprise there’s a certain dramatic whimsy to each look. Well-fitted cigarette trousers paired with a tailored button down; wide leg pants with reverse illusion suspenders; a long sleeve, body-hugging, gunmetal gray metallic cocktail mini-dress (decidedly 21st century)…classic style with an unexpected twist. I’m coveting the black full skirt with a fitted waist replete with crinoline as shown on The Rhode Show this morning. PS: Kudos to the details, including cage veils, great make-upplus edgy shoes and accessories that offered a finished, polished look. PPS: I love that Greeke donned an old school pair of checkered Vans for her final bow—classic!

RISD’s own and Providence local Kelly Eident presented her sophomore showing at  StyleWeek of her I’m Your Present collection, which is sold in boutiques all over the world and has been worn by sassy songstress Katy Perry and “Scenequeen” Audrey Kitching. The line was a natural complement to Greeke’s Harpy as it also evoked a vintage flair. For example, capes, ruffles and bows peppered the collection throughout. But arguably the most refreshing element of the collection was that many looks were paired with an equally stunning, bow-tie clad male model. Enough words; enjoy the images from night five.

Photos by Anibal Melo, www.anibalmelophoto.com


January 22, 2011 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Badgley Mischka Makes a Splash in Newport

Mark Badgley and James Mischka in their Bellevue Avenue Shop

While chic new names including Lily Holt, Sequin, Boo Gemes and J. McLaughlin have filled the retail real estate gaps along Bellevue Avenue within the past few weeks, the addition of internationally-acclaimed Badgley Mischka is surely the feather in “the avenue’s” fashionable cap.

Best known for their exquisite couture gowns that grace red carpets around the globe, the lauded design duo of Mark Badgley and James Mischka have had their sights set on Newport for a pop-up concept store for some time. “With Worth Avenue in Palm Beach being torn up, we

Badgley Mischka accessories line the shelves

thought we should look at different locations for the summer, maybe permanence, and Newport was on the top of our list because so many of our customers do come here and we always loved Newport,” says Mischka, referring to the stylish stretch along Palm Beach’s tony Worth Avenue, which is presently undergoing considerable construction. “Newport has always been very inspiring; we’ve gone to the mansions and always pictured our couture gowns fitting in there,” adds Badgley.

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June 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm 13 comments


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