by Stephen Garner
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Brown University announced this week that it will host a digitally-based Brown Fashion Week from March 4 to March 26 featuring some of the biggest names in the fashion and lifestyle industries.

Re-imagined by student organization Fashion@Brown (F@B) as a virtual celebration this year, the impressive 22-day program of events is free and open to students and fashionistas around the globe and not limited to the Brown University community.

Joining Fashion@Brown will be such cultural and fashion leaders as Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stella McCartney, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Emma Chamberlain, and Olivier Rousteing, among others.

And finally, Brown Fashion Week 2021 culminates with its 11th annual runway show on Friday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. ET. Presented virtually for the first time, it will showcase the collections of the F@B team of twenty-six student designers from both Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. The collections will be released in a high-fashion campaign film, accompanied by a virtual and print lookbook.

“We were astonished and humbled by the positive response we received to our invitations to speak at Brown Fashion Week this year,” said Sasha Pinto, president of the student organization, Fashion@Brown. “We wanted to make Brown Fashion Week bigger than ever to spread some much-needed inspiration to students given the extreme isolation everyone has been experiencing — and the fashion industry responded in overwhelming numbers. It is a tribute not only to the kindness and generosity of the individual speakers but to the industry in general.”

Events are free and registration details can be found at