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Innovative and Edgy: StyleWeek 2021

This year, StyleWeek was an intimate fashion event held on the patio at the Capital Grille in Providence. In its nineteenth season, the Rhode Island-based fashion event has been called “micro-fashion week.” The smaller affair involved three runway shows, including the SEED Student Design Challenge, which featured garments from seven Lincoln School students, who crafted their designs using only recyclable materials. 

The students presented wearable fashion constructed from items like cereal boxes, candy wrappers, tinsel, plastic shopping and produce bags, soda bottles, Mylar balloons and trash bags. A panel of fashion and press professionals carefully assessed each garment based on criteria including fit, aesthetics, and innovation. The panel selected the garment presented by Isabel D.-G. ’21, which featured an intricately woven, plastic shopping bag tank top and pants made from produce bags. “All of the students did an amazing job crafting innovative and edgy looks!” 

Lincoln students participating were:
Skye G. ’22
Amelia A. ’22
Brittany T. ’22
Kobii S. ’21
Kiera M. ’21
Madeleine B. ’21
Isabel D.-G. ’21
Sydney B. ’23

Anita Thompson, Visual Art Department chair sums up the experience, "It was wonderful and so exciting seeing the seven designers watch their garments grow from the earliest beginning sketches and drafts to eventual engineering completion and then eventually viewing their art walk down the runway."

Maddie B. ’21 designed this look constructed from black plastic garbage bags and tinsel.

Created by Kiera M. ’21 out of wrapping paper and laminate. Modeled by Sydney B. ’23.

Amelia A. ’21 created this dress out of cereal boxes and candy wrappers.

Student Skye G. ’22 made this dress out of mylar balloons, aluminum can tops and tape.

Isabel D.-G. ’21 fashioned this tank top and pant set from plastic grocery and produce bags. This design won the SEED Design Challenge.

A gown made out of a red vinyl tablecloth, designed by Brittany T. ’22.

Kobii S. ’21 designed this look out of plastic soda bottles and duct tape.