Style Week Providence January Day One: Mendoza, Trivedi, Prost

StyleWeek Day One Banner Featuring Yellow Clover

In June 2010, the city of Providence was treated to a special and unique gift: Style Week Providence. For one week the Creative Capital was treated to the styles of emerging designers on our own turf. The turnout was amazing, the designs inspiring, and the next season was born. Fresh off the heels of that success, Style Week launched Style Week January beginning yesterday and continuing until Saturday at the Providence Biltmore the new home for all the runway shows.

Still championed by founder Rosanna Ortiz Sinel and Miamore Communications Style Week January is looking to be a twice yearly affair which will model closely to popular fashion weeks in New York, Milan, and Paris. On the 17th floor of the Providence Biltmore Hotel’s L’Apogee salons models took to the runway featuring work from returning designers Sam Mendoza and Sarah Prost as well as Style Week newcomer Avni Trivedi.

Sam Mendoza opened the show with his Untouched collection. The designs were all very romantic biased cut dresses with flowing trains of silk chiffon. His classic untouched hems were still present in this collection but what was different from his first showing was the bold color choices. Untouched was a solid start to the show.

Avni Trividi showed her collection Warrior Queen from her Avni line next and it was beautifully styled by the incomparable Christina Pierce. You can definitely see the influences of her native India in her color choices and hand dyed silks but you also see her edgy style with the modern elements in her design. It was a stunning show that blended old world with new tradition.

The final show of the night was Yellow Clover by Sarah Elizabeth and just like her jaw dropping collection in June she did not disappoint. Designer Sarah Prost has such a keen eye with details and her collection is truly a feast to the eyes a full 360 degrees. From every angle there was no stone left unturned. Her creative uses of WOOD, yes WOOD was my favorite and trust me the Yellow Clover wood belts are going to be a hit. Her models were also gorgeously styled by Christina Pierce. 

The first night of Style Week January was outstanding. According to the Providence Journal the attendance was up slightly and that proves that Style Week can defend itself against the Golden Globes, a highly anticipated Jets/Pats game as well as an always fickle New England winter.

NEXT EVENTS: Tuesday January 17

5:30-7pm – Check-in & Cocktail Hour presented by Regina’s Universe <– yours truly!
6-7pm – ECC Style Special Presentation
7pm – Kara Wickman “Oui” debut Runway Show
8pm – Maria Del Carmen Mercado Runway Show
9-11:30pm – After Event Soiree at Bravo Brasserie – hosted by Rockstar Limo

For the rest of the schedule go here: Style Week Providence

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