StyleWeek Day 3 was a success featuring four beautifully
crafted collections. Matching the atmosphere, guests were
welcome to show off their own unique fashion, and most
chose to make a stunning, formal appearance. Although
they were showing off some of their own best looks, guests
were more focused on the empty runway soon to be filled
with graceful models working bold designs. The night did
not disappoint; it was opened by Antwan Byrd followed by
collections from Carissa Lynne, Janet Howard, and Dylanium
Knits, all delivering their own unique approach on the
Spring 2016 season.
“Not too much in specific, I draw inspiration from
anything vintage, really.” - Carissa Lynne Designs
Sihan and I, both high-school interns for RICM, had to pick our favorite design of the night. Sihan works as a designer while I work as a writer, so together we collaborate our creative minds. It was important we picked a design we both fell in love with that Sihan would later be illustrating. It was a tough pick, but we decided to give it to one of Carissa Lynne’s looks of Carissa Lynne Designs. After having the chance to speak with her, we noticed how well her ideas and inspiration were expressed in her collection, from her use of lace, velvet, and satin to the models’ elegant hair and berry-colored makeup look. The designs worked around a fall-inspired color palette featuring rust orange, mustard yellow, and taupe complemented by white, gold, and pastel blue.
Our favorite design, as you see in Sihan’s illustration, featured a cropped, pastel blue, oneshoulder top with gold embroidery. Paired with this design was a gold, all-over rose printed maxi skirt and heels. This beautiful design caught our eye as it transitions well to the upcoming Spring season, incorporating
color and revealing more skin. We can’t wait to see more from Carissa Lynne Designs and upcoming seasons of StyleWeek Northeast!
Written by Celia Contreras, Junior at Blackstone Academy Charter School
Art Illusration by Sihan Xu, Senior at St. Mary Academy - Bayview