Degen’s Acid-Drenched SS 2015 Collection

Knitwear with no shortage of color, attitude or humor

by Laura Feinstein While oftentimes New York Fashion Week shows at Lincoln Center are characterized by flash and grandeur, downtown at Chelsea Piers Studio, a showing of younger designers is proving to be where a new spark is. Since graduating from RISD in 2008, Brooklyn-based knitwear designer, clothier and textile artist Lindsay Degen has made ripples in the fashion world for her haute-ly bonkers and …

RISD’s Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibit 2014

Over 170 artists from the school's MFA programs are included in the dynamic show

by Samuel Emmet Over the weekend, scores of art students and gallery-goers descended on Providence’s Rhode Island Convention Center to see the 2014 Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition. The Convention Center, a stone’s throw from RISD’s campus in burgeoning Downcity Providence, represents a particular era in ’90s civic architecture. But upon reaching the third-floor gallery space, visitors are greeted by …

The Dean Hotel, Providence

This former church mission and brothel is transformed into a design-minded hotel

Massive, corporate hotels pepper downtown Providence, Rhode Island’s skyline, and these concrete structures are the first to greet visitors as their cars exit off I-95. The downtown area is prime lodging grounds, as the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center are steps away; Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design are also only a 15-minute walk up the hill. So …