StyleWeek Returns This Fall with Innovative Local and Regional Designers

New England's premier fashion week returns to downtown Providence on Friday, October 14.
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JACQUELABEL StyleWeek 2021 debut. Photos by Myke Yeager Photography.

According to a recent study by Karen Millen, Rhode Island ranks amongst the top ten most fashion-obsessed states. This data certainly tracks when you consider the number of talented designers our little state has produced, and the fact that it’s home to StyleWeek Northeast. Fortunately, fashion-forward Rhody residents don’t need to wait long for their next in-person runway fix: New England’s premier fashion week returns to downtown Providence on Friday, October 14 with shows by local student designers and four seasoned runway designers.

The fashion-filled evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on the side patio of the Capital Grille with a cocktail hour and an accessory showcase. The showcase will welcome back Wild World of AK and also introduce newcomer Anchored Soul Art. Emceed by “the Rhode Show” co-host, Brendan Kirby, and NOW 93.3’s “Doug and Jenn” morning show co-host, Doug Palmieri, the student designer showcase will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and feature the works of Fashion@Brown (a.k.a. Brown University student designers).

Following the student showcase, the four established designers’ shows will take place back-to-back. Boston-based designer Qing Li will open the show with her tailored futuristic designs. Highly inspired by her tailor grandmother, the soul of her brand, WOW Qing, combines humor, fun, surprise and romance. Next, Born Again Vintage by FIT-instructor Bridgett Artise, whose line of sustainable/reworked fashion has been featured in the New York Times, will return to the StyleWeek runway. Then, Boston-based Lalla Bee, another beloved StyleWeek veteran, will present her ethereal, classic and tailored looks for women. Finally, Boston-based showstopper, JACQUELABEL, will close out the evening. Owner and designer Jacqueline Mones debuted her collection at StyleWeek last October with her avant-garde creations inspired by florals (see them here). She has since been published in national publications like Nylon magazine, and has even dressed celebrities.

If you’d like to see the stylish scene for yourself on October 14, tickets are now on sale at