Brown Threads: F@B Fashion Week at Brown University

Interested in the latest trends on the Brown college campus? Curious as to how one keeps their outfits on fleek up in the temperamental Providence weather? Don’t understand fashion at all and want a place to start? Welcome to Brown Threads – the only place to get the inside scoop on fashion at Brown! My name is Abby Espiritu, and I’m here to help you learn all about all looking chic and fabulous on campus.

You don’t need to travel to New York, London, or Milan to experience the grandeur that is Fashion Week – Fashion @ Brown’s got you covered! This past week, April 18-22, Fashion @ Brown (F@B) hosted their own version of Fashion Week, filled with clothing sales, DIY workshops, fashion shows, and more!

Madewell: In Light of Things – To kick off Fashion Week on Monday, April 18, F@B teamed up with Madewell once again to host another shopping event! Called “In Light of Things” to commemorate the springtime weather and new trends coming out in the store, the sale event allowed students and teachers with a valid college ID to receive 20% on their purchases.


Industry Panel: Being a Recent Graduate In the Fashion Industry – On Tuesday, April 19, F@B hosted a panel with two experts in the fashion industry – Elizabeth Hutsell, Omni Senior Assistant Planner at Bloomingdale’s and Steven Faerm, Associate Professor of Fashion Design (BFA Program Director, 2007-2011) – to educate students and aspiring fashionistas on how to break into a career in the fashion industry.


Denim Workshop – F@B’s mid-week event, hosted on Wednesday, April 24, was a “DIY Denim” workshop that allowed participants to repurpose their old denim into new, unconventional, and trendy new styles.


F@B Runway Show – Featuring nine different student solo and group designers, over 40 models, and collections totaling 67 looks, F@B’s Sixth Annual Runway Show was a huge success.


RISD Fashion Revolution – To conclude our long week of fashion and fun, F@B teamed up with RISD Apparel to host RISD’s Inaugural Fashion Revolution to bring awareness to the unethical treatment of clothing manufactories and deteriorating work conditions. The event consisted of a double documentary screening and a clothing “swish” (swap).



*photos taken from Fashion @ Brown’s official Facebook page

Not sure what clothes pack for your next visit up to Providence? Interested in a particular style trend? Just love fashion and Brown University and want to chat? Feel free to email me at with any of your questions and concerns. Hope to see you all at Brown very soon!




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