StyleWeek Season 14: From Chic and Demure to Edgy and International
The closing night of StyleWeek featured designers that ran the fashion gamut from ready-to-wear career wear to breezy Dominican dresses.
The closing night of StyleWeek featured designers that ran the fashion gamut from ready-to-wear contemporary career separates to edgy and chic street style and breezy international looks.
Meghan Doyle’s designs feature wearable career wear in beautiful fabrics with a metallic sheen as well as embellished brightly colored jackets featuring intricate patterns. The impeccable craftsmanship in each piece provides an expert fit and silhouette. The Winchester, Massachusetts native earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Roger Williams University in 2009, and continued her studies at the School of Fashion Design in Boston and graduated in 2013.
Amy Page DeBlasio designs edgy urban street wear for people with personality. The collection exudes self-confidence, and it commands attention with bright colors, bold textures and patterns. Some of my most favorite pieces from the Providence native included this furry pink jacket with a giant bow on the back, plus a Chinese dragon-printed satin dress with pockets. DeBlasio graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design.
Janet Howard wowed the crowd with oversized furry coats in unexpected bold colors, like purple and red. Her contemporary designs are built for women of all sizes, and models of all types graced the runway to show off her styles. I absolutely loved the furry hats paired with comfortable sweaters and tailored blazers and trousers. Fur stoals and colorful fur scarves added a luxury element to each look.
The finale show of closing night featured the revolutionary international collection by Dominican Republic designer Carlos De Moya. He is the designer of the Dominican national costume, and he also creates costumes for important musicals and shows in the Dominican Republic. The gowns and dresses that stampeded down the runway made their mark on models showing off sassy attitudes to match the designs. The floor-length tassels that swung from short cocktail dresses evoked an otherworldly presence. Bright citrus colors and blue, coral and white motifs mixed with white lace and satin fabrics created a cohesive collection that left a lasting impression on the StyleWeek audience.
For more photos of day four, check out Myke Yeager Photography.