StyleWeekWith just a few days away from New England’s premier fashion event, StyleWeek Northeast returns to the Providence Biltmore Hotel for its’ 10th season from February 13-20, 2015.  In honor of the 10th season, StyleWeek Northeast has launched a new website with the upcoming designer roster, sponsor partnerships and a gallery featuring past collections.

Created with a mission of connecting buyers and press with emerging design talent, seven new designers, Chikke by Angelica Timas, Kenneth “K-Bobby” Edgar, Seo Yoon Moon, Solo Jubin, J. Papa, Jenifer Stark and Dylanium Knits by Dylan Uscher will grace the StyleWeek stage.

Without any training in fashion, Angelica Timas has mastered her skills by self-taught knowledge and true passion to launch Chikke in February 2014.  A mix of edgy, classy yet chic pieces, her debut collection will show on February 14th and will feature a fusion of asymmetry, minimalism, and color.

A popular dressmaker in his village at the tender age of 12, Kenneth “K-Bobby” Edgar’s designs quickly rose to fame.  After working on several movies and television series as a hair stylist, K-Bobby redirected his artistry back to his love for fashion designing.  Creating haute couture that represents cutting edge sensibilities, independence and optimism; his designs have graced the runways in New York, Miami, Jamaica, Bahamas and private showings in Chicago and will be presented on February 15th.  When asked why he chose to present his collection at StyleWeek after his long list of accomplishments in film and television, his manager, Mauva Gacitua and he agree that “StyleWeek is the right spring board for my brand to reach a varied yet learned audience.  I’m unknown in the fashion design fraternity and the potential for somewhat of an “indie” launch is what I’m after- grass root line admirers that will help to catapult my brand to global potential.”

Both Seo Yoon Moon and Solon Jubin will present on February 16th.  A recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Seo Yoon Moon was oiginally born in Seoul, Korea, Moon but grew up in Mexico City and has studied fashion in Italy.  Her debut fall collection will visually reflect her international background and the techniques she has learned from many different cities.  Blending knitwear and evening gowns, she aims to create “wearable couture.”  For Ernie Jubin of Solo Jubin Collections, photographs of the Eiffel Tower’s lighting influenced his “A Night in Paris” collection.

Jillian Papa of J. Papa will present her line on February 18th.  An independent fashion designer who began her studies at Rhode Island School of Design and continued on to attend the Pratt Institute, Papa is on the verge of developing her brand in Brooklyn, NY.  A collection of dresses, coats and separates handmade from locally sourced materials, Papa designs with versatility in mind for a fun and adventurous individual with an eye for unique designs.

Boston native, Jenifer Stark will showcase her collection on February 18th. Stark has been designing knitwear since 2004 and is inspired by the combination of heirloom techniques with modern colors and a tailored, active fit.

Closing out the weeklong event will be Dylanum Knits by Dylan Uscher.  A self-taught knitwear designer based in Boston. Uscher infuses his passion for handcraft in his collection, as well as his sense of style and aesthetic to create wearable, intelligent knit designs.

In addition to the seven new designers, there will be an apparel SEED competition for emerging student designers on February 17th.  SEED: Innovation Meets Education, is a nonprofit extension of StyleWeek and works directly with universities and colleges in the Northeast region to identify the most driven talent to partake in this competition.  To date, StyleWeek Northeast has partnered with Rhode Island College of Design, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston School of Fashion Design, Lasell College and Fashion Institute of Technology. The students are challenged to create a garment from sustainable materials inspired by a particular theme to walk the runway, where their designs are judged by a panel of fashion and press professionals   Not only does this student designer competition provide students with their first experience of a professional trade runway show, it also prepares them for what is to come and how to cultivate their brand in the industry.

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