StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014: Red on the Runway

Local designers competed in the fourth annual Red on the Runway, which benefited the American Heart Association.

StyleWeek Northeast kicked off in a rosy way with Red on the Runway, the fashion show’s fourth annual design competition that benefits the American Heart Association. The models, all touched by heart disease, included a doctor, local celeb Amy Diaz from the “Amazing Race,” boxer Peter Manfredo Jr. from “The Contender” and Rhode Island Monthly’s very own trendsetter-slash-publisher, John Palumbo. The models were paired with a StyleWeek designer and strutted down the runway toward a row of judges. 

The men, styled by Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, hit the runway first:

Other notable looks included designs by Nick Pini and Jonathan Joseph Peters. Pini styled Tasca Automotive Group's lovely Jaime Tasca and Peters created a fun party dress for Amy Diaz.

The competition’s winners, both in life and on the runway, were designer Samuel Vartan and Debra Koziol, a stunning woman and a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest. Koziol strutted down the runway with her adorable grandson, who had a few special words for StyleWeek founder Rosanna Ortiz Sinel at the close of the show:

The Models:

Timothy J. Brown

Sandra Coletta

Scott Connery

Amy Diaz

Brett Goudie, MD

Jessica Granatiero

Peter Manfredo Jr.

John Palumbo

Steven Pare

Jaime Tasca

Corey Ventetuolo, MD

Deb Koziol


The Designers:

Jonathan Joseph Peters

Nick Pini

Jess Abernethy

Amy Stetkiewicz

Kara Wickman

Samuel Vartan


StyleWeek Northeast continues through January 25. Learn more or buy tickets at