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A Dramatic Day Two at StyleWeek Northeast by Brianna Lopes

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Providence, RI - Jan 20, 2014 What do you get when you mix red, black, and ice? We get a very whimsical Fall/Winter collection from our day two Styleweek Northeast designers.

Local designer Carissa Lynne Frazier was the first to open up the night with her Carissa Lynne Designs. A very flirty and fun collection if I do say so myself. Her love for the arts and sculpture is what brought her artistic skill to the runway. This season had a plethora of fabrics, from a shimmering maroon circle dress to a leather strapless little black dress. A light mint, shorts jumpsuit was paired with a detailed gold necklace and could be worn during any season. My personal favorite design of the night was a double-breasted peachy pink winter coat. After watching this show it is clear that Carissa Lynne Designs is for the young and fabulous.

The next designer to send her models down the runway was the young and talented Meghan Doyle. The recent graduate from The School of Fashion Design in Boston has a similar emblem to Tory Burch but creates designs that are from the well-known prep designer. Edgy texturized fabrics with dark colored accents; Meghan Doyle is a designer that knows how to rock the runway. A waxy dark magenta and black pencil skirt was paired with a black shear polka dotted bodysuit. The final look also incorporated the polka dotted shear fabric but was reworked into an A-line floor length dress. With crop tops being the “it” trend it was nice to see Meghan Doyle throw in two of these looks. A blackberry leather crop top was worn with a matching skirt and black tights, and a black turtleneck crop top was paired with a red and black circle skirt. With Meghan Doyle’s degree in Fashion we can be sure that the Northeast will be seeing a lot more of this designer.

To bring day two to a close was the up and coming Boston based designer Shalyn Webber. Shalyn is a recent graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her designs incorporated all of Mother Nature’s winter colors, gray, ice, and white. Her cutout dresses extenuated the female body and left the audience members in awe. She chose to make her own shoes and accessories by adding knit neck scarves, ankle warmers, and pom pom shoe laces. A major contributor in help making her accessories was Shalyn's mother. She also partnered with two Boston accessories designers as well. Tracy Belben of T*Racy created different types of neck and hand jewelry and Helena Thorne Marrin Grant of The Kitchen Sink Bag incorporated a few of her wristlet bags with Shalyn's pieces. Shalyn as well used the crop top trend but paired it with a floor length skirt that had extra fabric on the hips to add to her dramatic show.

Day two came and went but make sure you keep following Style It Up on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our website as we continue to cover the StyleWeek Northeast shows.

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