What is SEED?
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. StyleWeek has also partnered with Rhode Island College for two seasons for the Accessory SEED competition.
Past SEED winners include:
Jennifer DeGagne (Rhode Island College)- August 2014 Accessory SEED winner
Gabrielle Lopez (Rhode Island College) – August 2013 Accessory SEED winner
Gloria Im– Jan 2014
Chloe Davis (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)- Jan 2013
Hiu Yee Kwong (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)- Jan 2012
The winner of this season will be announced at Garde de la Mer on Tuesday night (2.17.15) at 10PM
and will be featured on The Rhode Show Wednesday morning (2.18.15).
Good luck to all of our student designers, and see you at the show Tuesday, February 17 at 7PM!
Can’t wait to see you tonight!