Nutmeg State styles showcased

Just in time for the inaugural Connecticut Fashion Week, which launched this past Saturday, some of the designers showcased their work alon side some of the designers of Raw: Natural Born Artists at an event dubbed ‘Ensemble’ last Thursday at the Russian Lady in Hartford. Connecticut Fashion Week designers offering their clothes on the runway were: Lisa Sodaro (www.rawartists.org/wwwlotuscouturedesigns.com); Lenworth Williams (www. rawartists.org/lenworthapparel); Karlene Lindsay Designs (www.rawartists.org/klindsaydesigns); and Mariely Pratts (www.rawartists.org/mariely). Raw: Hartford artists showing their creations were Lauren Cotton (www.rawartists.org/thecottonpress); and Amanda Vaz (www.rawartists.org/amandavaz). Connecticut Fashion Week continues Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hartford City Hall, Hartford and continues on Saturday at Amici Miei in Bridgeport and Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bill Miller’s Castle in Branford. For information, go to CTFashionWeek.org. The next Raw: Natural Born Artists event, ‘Provocations,’ will be Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Russian Lady on Ann Uccello St., in Hartford. For information, go to http://www.rawartists.org/ hartford