Fashion

StyleWeek Northeast

(2.24) Head downtown this weekend for StyleWeek Northeast a showcase for up-and-coming designers at the RI Convention Center. Founded in 2009 by Rosanna M. Ortiz, StyleWeek (SWNE) is the premier fashion week held in Providence, Rhode Island that was created with the vision of connecting the community, local and regional boutiques and press with fashion …

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RISD Apparel Triennial Opens

RISD Exhibitions opens their Apparel Department Triennial with an opening reception, Thursday at the Woods-Gerry Gallery. The show runs through December 10th. (Facebook event page.) Apparel Design prepares students to meet the highest requirements of the fashion industry and articulate their own unique vision through the clothing they design and make. Emphasizing conceptual rigor matched …

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RISD Apparel Design Seniors — Runway Shows

(5.7) Apparel design seniors at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will debut their creations on the runway at Collection 2016. Two fast-paced runway shows, 4pm and 7pm, take place at the RISD Fleet Library on Westminster Street this Saturday. The eye-opening designs shown at Collection are juried by a panel of guest critics—professional designers who give …

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Bedazzled

Entering the Todd Oldham exhibit is like waking up in Munchkin Land . . . or emerging from the shadows into the sunny green of Fenway Park . . . if Fenway Park was covered in sequins. This is instant joy. The curators have created a formal garden setting for “All of Everything: Todd Oldham …

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Todd Oldham Exhibit Opens At RISD

“Before leaving the house, always remove one accessory.” What would Coco Chanel have made of Todd Oldham’s Brooch Dress? This strapless eye-popper features 400 pieces of hand-molded Swarovski crystal jewelry and is one of the pieces featured in “All of Everything : Todd Oldham Fashion” running from April 8 through September 11 at the RISD …

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‘Swagged and Poufed’ At RISD

Shades of Scarlett O’Hara— I saw it in the window and just had to have it. A new exhibition ‘Swagged and Poufed: The Upholstered Body in the Late 19th Century and Today’ opens Friday at the RISD Museum. In 1890, designer William Morris quipped that women were “upholstered like arm chairs.” Buried under folds, ruching, …

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Costume Jewelry Collectors Converge This Weekend — From Glam To Groovy

In Warwick?! Providence should be mecca to costume jewelry collectors — how did we not book this event? Coro . . . Trifari . . . the Jewelry District anyone? Oh well, welcome to Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI) who will be meeting nearby this weekend for their annual convention. Our attendees will also enjoy …

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Vintage Bridal Bonanza — Providence Flea

(9.13) This goes way beyond bridal. Carmen & Ginger proprietor Christine Francis will be selling a unique collection of never-worn brides and bridesmaids dresses from the 40’s and 50’s at the Providence Flea this Sunday. Creative types found off the beaten bridal path — apparel design students, theater costumers, Halloweeners — may also want to …

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Chambray Shirts — Blue Collars On The Red Carpet

An article in The New York Times illuminates the working class roots of the current fashion must-have, the chambray shirt. Turns out chambray in America has a local provenance. The early history of chambray ­stretches to the French town of Cambrai and a dense linen, cambric, long woven there. It came to the United States …

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Guitar Strings Qua Jewelry — Wear Your Music

Check it out, someone is still making jewelry in the Jewelry District. Artist Hannah Garrison solicits used guitar strings from noted guitarists and turns them into bracelets. Providence-based Wear Your Music also sells key chains, earrings, etc. Participating musicians include Brown alum Lisa Loeb, Les Claypool, Toni Iommi, Robert Trujillo, MGMT, Geezer, Weezer, and Avril …

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RISD Fashion Show

(5.10) After months of conceptual development, experimentation and meticulous construction, final garments designed by Rhode Island School of Design students will make their runway debut at COLLECTION 2014. Seniors in the RISD Apparel Design program will show their collections this Saturday at the R.I. Convention Center. The designs shown are juried by a panel of …

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Urban Vintage Bazaar Postponed — May 3rd Raindate

[Update: The UVB has been moved to Saturday, May 3rd due to the rainy weather predicted for this Saturday.] Check out the Urban Vintage Bazaar a spring fashion event featuring clothing, accessories, and jewelry for men and women. This is not a rummage sale. It is an upscale but affordable flea market with quality merchandise, …

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