Designers

Each year the collective efforts of StyleWeek Northeast’s founder, Rosanna Ortiz  and her amazing team thrill us with dramatic themed runway shows and standout fashion designers. Don’t miss this year’s Golden Age of Hollywood themed event featuring the following creative talents:

Jonathan Joseph Peters

Jonathan is an up-and-coming women’s wear designer who marries ready-to-wear with avant-garde. He’s designed for more than 2 decades and was cast on season 7 of “Project Runway.” In addition to StyleWeek, he has showcased in several national and regional fashion shows, including New York Fashion Week and Portland Fashion Week. Having formerly worked with MD Productions as Runway Show Director, Jonathan has produced, conceptualized and designed for fashion productions throughout the world. Jonathan received formal training at the University of Rhode Island. www.jonathanjosephpeters.com(link is external).

 

Jessica Abernathy

Jessica, a Providence-based designer, creates clean, forward and wearable apparel. She was born in Connecticut and moved to a small town outside of Nuremberg, Germany as a teenager. Jessica received degrees in both Design and Pattern Making from the esteemed ESMOD University in Munich. While in school, she completed an internship with Marc O’Polo, a Swedish clothing brand. Jessica returned to the United States in 2001 and launched her own line. Rather than focusing on trends, Jessica’s designs channel a sharp, effortless sophistication, reminiscent of her German education and the New England upper crust. www.jessabernethy.com(link is external)

 

Artiss Akarra

Artiss is a 2000 graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating, he’s pioneered innovation and design as an independent designer in New England designing for various US and International brands over the past 15 years. He currently owns, designs and operates under his own luxury designer optical and swimwear brand EIGHT | United Republic Affair. The brand focuses on exclusive designer sunwear, swimwear and accessories. EIGHT | United Republic Affair is one of the top luxury eyewear and swimwear brands out of New England and rapidly expanding nationwide.w(link is external)ww.eightunitedrepublicaffair.com(link is external).(link is external)

 

Antwan Byrd

Antwan is a thirty-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, who attended Johnson & Wales University where he received his degree in International Business. He draws inspiration from a scattered array of elements from architecture, photography, film, and all forms of art, but mostly people.  His line, DeBrichhio, caters to the busy woman who wants to look beautiful and sexy as she goes about her day-to-day activities. His designs are created for women who are well rounded and culturally diverse. www.debrichhio.com(link is external).

 

Robert Merton

In 2011, Robert Merton founded his fashion company, Alistair Archer, named for his two sons, 3-year-old Alitair and 9-year-old Archer. He began his artistic career as a painter. Seeking further inspiration in the medium of textiles, he began manipulating his art work into the bright prints seen on his and eventually expanded to women’s custom-made and ready-to-wear clothing.www.alistairarcher.com(link is external).

 

Amy Stetkiewicz

Receiving an education at Parsons School of Design NYC in the early 1990s and inspired by all things modern, Amy Stetkiewicz is a reflection of the designer’s own personal style. Amy’s aesthetic blends edgy minimalism grounded in technical perfection and unexpected fabrics, construction and styling.
www.stetkiewicz.com