StyleWeek Day 4: Out-of-this-world Designs Rock the Runway

Designers Nicole Lebreux and Marcel Plante took fashion buffs back in time and to faraway lands at StyleWeek Providence Wednesday night.

Egyptian pottery inspired Lebreux’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, and the influence was evident in the playful geometric lines and zigzags on each piece. Not only are her designs complex, but they look incredibly comfortable; Lebreux makes use of organic-knit fabric and zipper-free designs. While the entire collection is flirty and ready-to-wear, here are a few of our runway favorites:

Marcel Plante’s collection, “Doll Boys,” crosses gender boundaries with special-occasion works of fashion/art hewed from silks and animal skins. According to his designer bio, Plante channeled the underworld culture of Weimar Berlin (1920–1933) for his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. His muses were the drag queens, performance artists and androgynes who lived for the period’s glittering nightlife. Here are some of Plante’s remarkable designs, which received a standing ovation during the final walk:

Tonight’s show will feature an accessory showcase presented by Blue Suede (free and open to the public), a fashion installation by Emily Muller, and runway shows by Karen Sabag, Candice Wu and Toni Lyn Spaziano. Following the show, “Real Housewives of New York City” stars Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen will host a cocktail event. Visit for more information.