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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Eco Queen

In honor of Earth Day, this weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is dedicated to all things Eco!  From independent designers to beauty brands, we have everything an Eco Queen could possibly need.

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves for Little Ones

Spring is upon us which means warmer days are just around the corner.  This week’s Monday Must Haves is focused on bringing you the Nolcha Shows favorite essentials for your little ones to make sure they breeze through the new season in style and comfort!

 

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Independent Fashion continues to thrive at New York Fashion Week

The Nolcha Shows remain the launch pad for indie brands, offering a turnkey solution for prominent positioning during NYFW

Son Collection walk the Nolcha Shows Fall/Winter 2017 runway during New York Fashion Week

Son Collection walk the Nolcha Shows Fall/Winter 2017 runway during New York Fashion Week

 

The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped the Fall/Winter 2017 season at Artbeam Studios, featuring 9 runway shows.  The platform for indie brands remains the go-to downtown destination for discovering fresh designs during fashion week.

 

The day kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show at 1pm spotlighting emerging brands including: Mariana Valentina (Arabian Architecture-inspired statement dresses), Son Collection (Vietnamese womenswear), Just In Case (men’s and women’s streetwear from Taiwan), Chèlbè (made especially for tall women 5ft11+), and Stevenson University (a collective of students debuting their take on the little black dress).
The Chelbe Fall/Winter 2017 collection on the Nolcha Shows runway during New York Fashion Week

The Chelbe Fall/Winter 2017 collection on the Nolcha Shows runway during New York Fashion Week

 

The 4:30pm Show featured two “Made in NYC” brands: Samantha Leibowitz (men’s and women’s ready-to-wear) and ACID NYC (men’s and women’s by husband & wife design duo), as well as Lavanya Coodly (where all materials are sourced in the USA and hand-embroidered in India).

 

The 8pm show closed with a special presentation by PromGirl and PromGuy Hosted by Randy Jackson and a live performance from rising latin star, Sammi Sanchez.  The show featured “Real Teens” walking the runway including Kalani Hilliker (Dance Moms), Madeline Stuart (the first model with Down syndrome & an advocate for inclusiveness), a male ballet dancer from Brooklyn, a football player who trains Rescue K9s from Newport Beach, a teen who advocates for literacy from San Francisco, and a budding entrepreneur from Chicago.
Celebrity Stylist Derek Warburton with model Madeline Stuart and Randy Jackson at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017

Celebrity Stylist Derek Warburton with model Madeline Stuart and Randy Jackson at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017

 

Celebrities who came out to support independent fashion design included: Danielle Savre (Actress “Too Close To Home”), Aubrie Sellers (Singer,) Yonee (Electronic Artist), Zeke Thomas (DJ/Producer), Kim Appelt (Celeb Stylist), Syd Wilder (Actress/Comedian), Lauren Rae Levy (Celebrity Stylist), and Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist & Nolcha Shows Style Ambassador).

 

Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included: Citibank, Bai Brands, Mido Watches, L’Oréal, Cookie Pop, AOFM PRO, Hackamore, Sin Piedad Mezcal, and Breather.

 

For more information or designer profiles, visit: www.nolchashows.com.




THE NOLCHA SHOWS ANNOUNCE INLOVE MAGAZINE AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE FOR THE SECOND SEASON

The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to announce InLove Magazine as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge for the second season, which will take place on February 15th, 2017 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

InLove Magazine, based in New York, is a concept born of the positive examples of life, expressed through love, beauty, cultural arts and fashion exposing the ever-loving side of a human soul.

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DEMUR MAGAZINE RETURN TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

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UK based fashion and pop culture publication, Demur Magazine, has returned for the second time to the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge taking place February 15th, 2017 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge will be attended by media, bloggers and industry who will preview the latest cutting edge collections from independent accessory designers. This season welcomes returning brands EL VOYAGE and James Carletons. Debuting brands Andraab, Blackbird Dillinger, CoFi, Gena Myint and Wren & Roch will also present their collections during the Lounge.

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FASHIONUNITED RETURN TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

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Independent international B2B fashion platform, FashionUnited, will return to Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge for the Fall/Winter 2017 season which will take place on February 15th, 2017 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its ninth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes sponsors CitiBank, MIDO Watches, Bai, Cookie Pop and Breather.

 

FashionUnited reaches more than 1.5 million industry professionals per month, globally. Visitors can browse their local website, in their native language, which offers the latest fashion news, the FashionUnited career center, trade statistics, company pages and the events calendar.

 

Lennard Minderhoud, CEO, FashionUnited comments; “FashionUnited is delighted to be a partner of Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge for the second time. We believe that the Nolcha Shows is a unique and important event during New York Fashion Week. FashionUnited supports fashion professionals on all levels day by day by providing careers in fashion, the latest industry news and business intelligence. Independent fashion designers are also part of our visitors, which we are happy to support online with essential industry information.”

 

Media, bloggers and industry will attend the Fashion Media Lounge and preview the latest cutting edge collections from global independent accessory designers. Brands presenting during the Fashion Media Lounge include debuting brands include Andraab, Blackbird Dillinger, CoFi, Gena Myint and Wren & Roch. Returning brands EL VOYAGE and James Carletons will also present their latest collections.  Ecru New York will be onsite creating runway ready hair and makeup styles during the Fashion Media Lounge.

 

Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder, Nolcha Shows shares; “It is exciting time for us to welcome back FashionUnited as an official media partner and continue to introduce our independent designers to their global readership.”

 

ABOUT NOLCHA SHOWS                                                                        

The Nolcha Shows, co-founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, are a leading award-winning event held during New York Fashion Week. Over the past eight years the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform for discovery; promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers. The Nolcha Shows have built an acclaimed reputation as a hot incubator of fashion design talent and are officially listed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their businesses. The successful showcase consistently receives positive media coverage including features in ADWEEK, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, INC, US WEEKLY, Lucky, NBC, MTV and Forbes; and has been supported by brands including Citibank, Coca-Cola, Rusk, Otterbox, Vitamin Water, American Airlines, Don Q Rums and Landrover.

 

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NOLCHA SHOWS ANNOUNCES BRYANT PARK HOTEL AS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER FOR THE FALL/WINTER 2017 SEASON

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The Nolcha Shows announce Bryant Park Hotel as an Official Partner for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2017 season, which will include hosting the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge for the second season February 15th, 2017.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and is now in its ninth consecutive year.

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Just In Case by Yu-Ying,Chou Return to the Nolcha Shows for Fall/Winter 2017

 

Just in Case Spring/Summer 2017 on the Nolcha Shows Runway

Just in Case Spring/Summer 2017 on the Nolcha Shows Runway

 

Yu-Ying,Chou, Taiwan’s most rebellious designer, presented his label Just In Case’s “PUNK THE EMPIRE” theme last year at the Nolcha Shows, displaying pieces that incorporated three-dimensional religious embroidery and silk satin damask among other traditional Oriental handcrafted elements, combined with Western punk street-style, garnering major attention during the New York Fashion Week, which won him the title of “most appealing new star among Taiwanese fashion labels” among international media outlets. This February 13th, Just In Case will again take New York by storm!

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Fashion Week Survival Guide

Fashion Week season is almost upon us and the Nolcha Shows team are experts at surviving back to back runway shows, networking events, and more in style! This weeks Monday Must Haves is full of our must haves from independent brands and designers certified to keep you at the top of your game during a full week of fashion fun.

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THE NOLCHA SHOWS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCE FIRST AMBASSADOR FOR FALL/WINTER 2017: CELEBRITY STYLIST AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF LAPALME MAGAZINE, DEREK WARBURTON

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The Nolcha Shows New York Fashion Week have announced its first official style ambassador for February’s Fall/Winter 2017 events.   Celebrity Stylist and Creative Director of Lapalme Magazine, Derek Warburton, will serve as a Nolcha Ambassador for this season’s collective of runway shows and fashion accessories brands.

 

Now in its ninth year, and held during New York Fashion Week, the Nolcha Shows are the city’s leading platform for global independent fashion designers.

 

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INDEPENDENT BRAND LAVANYA COODLY TO SHOWCASE AT THE NOLCHA SHOWS FOR FALL/WINTER 2017

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Independent fashion brand Lavanya Coodly will debut their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows, during New York Fashion Week. The Nolcha Shows will take place on February 13th, 2017 at ArtBeam.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in ninth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.
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COFI TO DEBUT THEIR FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION AT THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

CoFi Leathers to showcase their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows

CoFi Leathers to showcase their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows

 

Independent leather printed accessories brand CoFi will debut their Fall/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, taking place on February 15th, 2017 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

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The Nolcha Shows, New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers, announce Fall/Winter 2017 lineup for New York Fashion Week

The Nolcha Shows, New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers, announce Fall/Winter 2017 lineup for New York Fashion Week

The Nolcha Shows, New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers, announce Fall/Winter 2017 lineup for New York Fashion Week

 

The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week have announced the official calendar for February’s Fall/Winter 2017 events.   This season’s schedule will include 8 runway designers and accessories brands, with more to be announced.

 

Now in its ninth year, and held during New York Fashion Week, the Nolcha Shows are one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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ACCESSORIES BRAND ANDRAAB TO SHOWCASE AT THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE FOR FALL/WINTER 2017

Independent accessories brand Andraab

Independent accessories brand Andraab

 

Independent accessories brand Andraab will showcase their Fall/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, taking place on February 15th 2017, at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in ninth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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LINGER MAGAZINE RETURN TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

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The Nolcha Shows Welcome Linger Magazine as an Official Media Partner

 

The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to welcome Linger Magazine back to the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge for Fall/Winter 2017, taking place February 15th, 2017 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

Now in its ninth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, the Nolcha Shows is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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WREN & ROCH HIGH FASHION SOCIAL IMPACT HANDBAGS TO SHOWCASE AT THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to welcome social impact handbag brand, Wren & Roch, to showcase their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Fashion Media Lounge, taking place on February 15th at the Bryant Park Hotel during New York Fashion Week.

 

The mission of Wren & Roch handbags is to empower survivors of rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse.  At the intersection of high fashion and giving back, each Wren & Roch handbag, proudly made in New York City, financially benefits selected Allies while positively impacting lives by raising awareness, eliminating stigmas, and educating for the prevention of abuse.  Inspired by courageous and resilient women, the brand’s meticulous attention to detail and versatile designs unite a rich combination of sultry and chic, with a rebellious edge.

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SAMANTHA LEIBOWITZ NEW YORK RETURNS TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS FOR FALL/WINTER 2017

 

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New York based designer Samantha Leibowitz will make her much anticipated return to the Nolcha Shows runway, for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, taking place at ArtBeam on February 13th, 2017, during New York Fashion Week.

 

Samantha Leibowitz New York is a contemporary brand with a chic twist of classic and modern style, as it evolves with the women of today and their changing environment. The brand believes in self-discovering as a woman with direction, confidence, and independence.

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ACID NYC RETURN TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS FOR FALL/WINTER 2017

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ACID NYC showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows

 

Independent fashion brand ACID NYC will return to the Nolcha Shows for the fourth season, to present their Fall/Winter 2017 collection, during New York Fashion Week. The Nolcha Shows will take place on February 13th, 2017 at ArtBeam.

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THE NOLCHA SHOWS WELCOME BACK THE RUNWAY AUTHORITY AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

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The Nolcha Shows are honored to welcome back the Runway Authority as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge for Fall/Winter 2017.

 

Now in its ninth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, The Nolcha Shows is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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THE NOLCHA SHOWS ANNOUNCE CHIC GALLERIA AS A MEDIA PARTNER OF THE NOLCHA SHOWS FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to share that Chic Galleria will return as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, taking place at the Bryant Park Hotel on February 15th, 2017.

 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge will be attended by media, bloggers and industry, who will preview cutting edge Fall/Winter 2017 collections from global independent accessory designers. Designers presenting their collections this season include James Carletons, CoFi Leathers, EL VOYAGE, Wren and Roch and Andraab.

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves: Last Minute Must Haves

The Holidays are coming…okay, well they’re here and they are in full swing!  You’re sitting down with a nice cup of mulled wine and then you suddenly remember….you haven’t bought a single gift!  Fear not, the Nolcha Shows team have got you covered with last minute must haves from independent brands and designers.

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gift Guide: Something Pretty

It’s the holiday season, and everyone deserves something pretty this year! The This weeks Monday Must Haves is a selection of products from independent designers and brands from around the Globe that make the perfect gift this season!

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gifts for the Office

We’ve all been there….Secret Santa in the office, exchanging gifts with your favorite co-worker, you spend hours racking your brain on what on earth you possibly get them! Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with great gifts from our favorite independent brands that’ll make you look like a rockstar in the office.

 

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gift Guide for the Home

We love our homes and we love new things!  If you’re looking for something a little different for that certain someone in your life, jazz up their homes with a gift they’re sure to love.

 

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gift Guide for New Mom’s

This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is anything and everything a new Mom could possibility need as a gift this Holiday season! Whether it’s clothing and gadgets for the little one or something to pamper herself and keep her feeling her best!

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gift Guide for Him

This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is dedicated to helping you find the perfect gift for any man in your life!  From tech lovers to fashionistas and everything in between!

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Gift Guide for Her

bluThe Holidays are coming and we’re all about being prepared!  This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is a collection of beautiful products from independent designers and brands that the lady in your life is certain to love!

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mini Moi Fall Guide

Fall is in full swing and that means cool days, cosy nights and not just for you!  This weeks Monday Must Haves is a collection of fall essentials from independent brands and designers for your little ones.

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Fall Favorites

This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is a collection of our favorite brands and the products you won’t make it through the fall without!

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Jewelry Lover

The Nolcha Shows team are all about those elegant touches, and this week we’re bringing you just that!  Our Monday Must Haves is a collection of some of our favorite jewelry brands from around the globe.

 

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Girls Night In

The weather is cooling down, the nights are getting longer and we LOVE it!  This week our Monday Must Haves is dedicated to creating a Girls Night In to remember!

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Fall Essentials

The days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer and we can hardly contain our excitement!  September 22nd officially marked the first day of fall and although he sun may be shinning for a lot of us, the Nolcha Shows team are well prepared and welcoming the change of season in style with our favorite independent designers and brands that need to be on your fall hit list!

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Accessories

New York Fashion Week is behind us and we’re looking ahead!  This week our Monday Must Haves is all about the Nolcha Shows team favorite accessories from independent designers that are perfect for dressing up any look!

 

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Indie Designers showcase Spring/Summer 2017 collections during the Nolcha Shows at NYFW

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The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped the Spring/Summer 2017 season at Artbeam Studios, featuring 13 runway shows.

 

The day kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show at 11am spotlighting emerging brands including Jody Bell (UK), Olivia B (Cayman Islands), New York School of DesignJust in Case (China), Alice Yim and Minan Wong.  All were showing for the first time at the Nolcha Shows except for returning designers Alice Yim and “Made in NYC” brand Minan Wong.

 

The 2pm solo show featured buzzed-about Chinese brand LU YANG by YANG LU, who strikes a perfect balance between wearability and minimalism, function and comfort using architectural silhouettes with geometric prints.

 

The 5pm main show featured newcomer Samantha Leibowitz, and returning brands ACID NYC and Rohitava Banerjee. Leibowitz presented her collection of edgy women’s ready-to-wear, while ACID NYC showed a color mix of men’s and women’s looks inspired by the sea—both are sustainable “Made in NYC” brands.  For Banerjee, a Parsons student, this was the anticipated follow-up show to his debut show in February where he was dubbed “the next Alexander McQueen” (Sourcing Journal) and “a 19-year-old wunderkind” (NY Post).

 

The 8pm evening show closed with the China Moment collective, including NIKISTAVIA (customisable haute couture), Syu Syu Han (high-end women’s ready-to-wear), and Cashmere Song (a collection of cream colored eco, raw cashmere from head to toe).

 

Celebrities who came out to support independent fashion design included: Mischa Barton (“The OC”), Jessica Lowndes (“90210”), Teyana Taylor (singer and star of Kanye West’s new video “FADE”, who wore Nolcha designer Syu Syu Han) with boyfriend Iman Shumpert (Cleveland Cavaliers and co-star in Kanye West’s new video), Fatima Ptacek (Teen Star of “Dora The Explorer” who wore LU YANG to the show), Tyler Hilton (“One Tree Hill,” “Walk The Line”), Olivia Caridi (“The Bachelor” and host of “Distractify” who wore LU YANG to the show), Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist), Lauren Rae Levy (Celebrity Stylist), Elliott Sailors (Model), Asaf Goren (“So You Think You Can Dance” who also walked in the ACID NYC show), Gianna Ferazi (Nickelodeon star) and Miss New York. America’s Next Top Model stars Mame Adjei and Hadassah Richardson walked in the shows.

 

Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included Citi Bank, UPS, NeoGrid for Fashion, Red Cherry Lashes X Valley of the Dolls, BluePrint, and J.R. Ewing Bourbon.

 

For more information or designer profiles, visit: www.nolchashows.com.




Just in Case to debut at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week

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Taiwanese fashion designer, Just in Case, will debut their Spring/Summer 2017 collection during the Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch taking place September 12th 2016 at ArtBeam.

 

Now in it’s eighth year, the Nolcha Shows is one of New York’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This seasons sponsors include NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon and UPS.
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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Empire State of Mind

It’s almost that time again! New York Fashion Week is just days away and in celebration of our favorite time of the year, we’re sharing pieces from some of our favorite independent New York based designers that have to be on your must have list for the occasion!

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BluePrint Joins the Nolcha Shows as an Official Sponsor for Spring/Summer 2017

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The Nolcha Shows is thrilled to announce BluePrint as an Official Sponsor for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season which will run September 12th – 15th 2016.

 

Continuing into its eighth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, the Nolcha Shows is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. Models, media and industry influencers will enjoy BluePrint Juice, Kombucha and Tea during the Nolcha runway shows.

 

Launched in 2007, BluePrint a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), is a pioneer of cold-pressed juices and juice drinks that provide functional nutrition.  Under each signature blue cap is a delicious blend of pure, organic ingredients that serve as a great way to support energy on-the-go and provide a natural recharge.  BluePrint® is continuously innovating and is committed to helping consumers lead healthier, more energy-filled lives.  BluePrint® is more than just a drink. It’s a way of life and is driven to continually bring new, organic products to the market.  BluePrint® is sold at select retail outlets such as Whole Foods Market, and online at BluePrint.com.  

 

Alex Galindez, General Manager, BluePrint Organic at the Hain Celestial Group shares; “At BluePrint, we celebrate the spirit of innovation and creativity through our entire line of functional beverages. In partnership with the Nolcha Shows during S/S ’17 fashion week, we will celebrate inspiring young talent and innovative designers while sharing the latest exciting additions to the BluePrint family.

 

The runway shows will take place at Artbeam Studios on September 12th, including the much anticipated “Ones To Watch” show at 11am which features a range of emerging brands such as: Jody Bell, MINAN WONG, Olivia B, NY School of Design, Alice Yim, and Just In Case. At 2pm, Chinese designer Lu Yang will present a solo show, featuring his arresting integration of functionality and geometric lines with a minimalistic approach. The 5pm show is the main runway, featuring returning designers Rohitava Banerjee and ACID NYC and newcomer Samantha Leibowitz. The closing show will be a collective of three Chinese brands: Cashmere Song, Syu Syu Han, and Nikistavia.

 

Arthur Mandel, Co-Founder, Nolcha Shows comments; “The fast pace of environment of the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week means a healthy boost is always needed. Through our partnership with BluePrint we look forward to making sure our guests, media, models and designers are well stocked with the best ingredients for their body to keep them




Jewelry designer Michelle Pajak-Reynolds to showcase at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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USA based jewelry designer Michelle Pajak-Reynolds will return to the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge to debut her Spring/Summer 2017 collection taking place on September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This seasons sponsors include NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon and UPS.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Fashion Week Survival Guide

New York Fashion Week is almost upon us and the Nolcha Shows team are experts at surviving runway shows, networking events, industry dinners and more in style!  This weeks Monday Must Haves is packed full of our must haves from independent brands and designers certified to keep you glowing during a full week of fashion fun!

 

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HOUSE OF SOLO to join the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge as an Official Media Partner

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to announce HOUSE OF SOLO as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge which will take place on September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

Now in its eighth consecutive year and held during New York Fashion Week, the Nolcha Shows is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers with sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon returning this season.

 

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Sustainable Womenswear Brand MINAN WONG returns to the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017

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Sustainable focused womenswear brand MINAN WONG returns to the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017 and will present her collection during the “Ones to Watch” collective runway held on September 12th, 2016 at Artbeam.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, UPS and JR Ewing Bourbon.

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The Nolcha Shows announce InLove Magazine as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to welcome InLove Magainze as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge which will take place on September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge will be attended by media, bloggers and industry, who will preview the latest cutting edge collections from global accessory designers. This season welcomes back Nolcha Shows designers Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, EL VOYAGE and Taylord Blu. They will be joined by debuting brands Riley Versa, DELA EVA, Marshelly’s, James Carletons and Oysby. The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub will showcase APRELLEDUANY, I am I, Mafi and Sammy Handmade.

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Rohitava Banerjee To Show Much Anticipated Follow-Up Collection at NYFW Nineteen year-old New Yorker shows sophomore collection during Fashion Week

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On Monday, September 12th, Rohitava Banerjee will show his latest collection, a much-anticipated follow-up to his February 2016 debut, at New York Fashion Week. Showing as part of the Nolcha Shows, Banerjee will debut his SS17 collection with a full runway show at Artbeam Studios in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood.

 

Rohitava Banerjee is a young luxury womenswear designer based in NYC. When not busy designing his latest collection, he can be found honing his skills in the classrooms at Parsons School of Design, where he will be entering his Junior year. Citing fellow Parson’s graduate Alexander Wang as an inspiration, he often notes that Wang too showed his first collection at just 19 years old.
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New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers, the “Nolcha Shows,” announce Spring/Summer 2017 lineup for New York Fashion Week

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The Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week have announced the official calendar for September’s Spring/Summer 2017 events.   This season’s schedule will include 13 runway designers and 12 accessories brands.

 

Now in its eighth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, the Nolcha Shows are one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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Shoe brand James Carletons to showcase at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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Independent shoe brand James Carletons will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge on September 12th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This seasons sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon.

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves – Your Workout

With the Rio Olympics in full swing, the Nolcha Shows team are celebrating all things fitness!  This weeks Monday Must Haves guide brings you everything you need for your workout from our favorite independent designers and brands.

 

MMH Fitness Guide

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Independent Womenswear brand Lu Yang by Yang Lu to debut at the Nolcha Shows in partnership with Globe Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2017

Independent womenswear brand Lu Yang by Yang Lu will debut their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows in partnership with Globe Fashion Week, held during New York Fashion Week, on September 12th, 2016 at Artbeam.

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Now in it’s eighth year, the Nolcha Shows is one of New York’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes this seasons sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

 

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The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub to Showcase Local Independent Fashion Designers during the Nolcha Shows Media Lounge

EATIH Press Release

The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub has partnered with the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge to showcase local accessory designers APRELLEDUANY, I AM I, Mafi and Sammy Handmade on September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

 

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British Brand OYSBY to showcase at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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Independent British footwear and handbag brand OYSBY will present their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, taking place September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Baby Shower Gift Guide


We just love a good baby shower!  This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is dedicated to bringing you the ultimate guide to independent maternity and baby essentials, perfect for gifting your favorite Mommy’s and Daddy’s to be.

 

MMH Baby Shower
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New York based handbag brand Riley Versa to showcase at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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New York based independent handbag brand Riley Versa will present their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, taking place September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This seasons sponsors include NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon and Garden of Flavor.
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The Nolcha Shows announce Chic Galleria as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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Founder, Beth Anderson, Chic Galleria

The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to welcome online fashion and lifestyle magazine Chic Galleria as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge taking place on September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge will be attended by media, bloggers and industry who will preview the latest cutting edge collections from global accessory designers. This season welcomes returning Nolcha Shows designers Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, EL VOYAGE and Taylord Blu. They will be joined by debuting brands Riley Versa, DELA EVA, Marshelly’s, James Carletons and Oysby. APRELLEDUANY, I am I, Mafi and Sammy Handmade will be showcased by the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

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Handbag brand DELA ÉVA to showcase at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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Independent handbag brand DELA ÉVA will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge taking place September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon and Garden of Flavor.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Rio Brights

In celebration of the Rio Olympics this month, this weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is highlighting brightly colored pieces from our favorite independent designers to get you in the spirit!

 

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The Nolcha Shows announce Eco-Chick as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to announce that Eco-Chick, the world’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site specifically for women, has joined as an Official Media Partner of the Media Fashion Lounge taking place September 14th 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows, now in its eighth consecutive year and held during New York Fashion Week, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers with sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing and Garden of Flavor joining this season.

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New York School of Design Joins Ones to Watch Runway at the Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2017

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The New York School of design will showcase the curated work of four selected students at the Ones to Watch collective runway show at the Nolcha Shows, during New York Fashion Week, held at Artbeam on September 12th, 2016.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

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Cayman Islands Designer Olivia B to Debut at the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017

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The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, welcome debuting Cayman Islands designer Olivia B to the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017 as part of the Ones to Watch collective runway taking place on September 12th at Artbeam.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

 

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves House Warming Guide

This week the Nolcha Shows team have created a guide full of the best independent brands that make the perfect house warming guide!

 

Monday Must Haves Homeware

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Independent Fashion Brand ACID NYC Return to the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017

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Independent fashion brand ACID NYC will return, for the third season, to present their Spring/Summer 2017 collection during the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week, taking place on September 12th at Artbream.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and welcomes returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing Bourbon.

 

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The Nolcha Shows announce Façon Magazine as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to welcome global digital magazine, Façon, as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge which will take place on September 14th 2016, at the Bryant Park Hotel

 

Now in its eighth consecutive year, The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers with sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank, JR Ewing Bourbon and Garden of Flavor joining this season.

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Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mini Moi Style Guide

The Nolcha Shows team are all about serious style and that goes for your little ones too!  This weeks Monday Must Haves Mini Moi Style Guide is dedicated to our favorite independent childrens designers and brands!

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British Designer Jody Bell Joins the lineup for the Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2017

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British designer Jody Bell will present her womenswear collection during the Nolcha Shows “Ones to Watch” collective runway showcase during New York Fashion Week, taking place on September 12th at ArtBeam.

 

After a lifetime of designing beautiful clothes for herself that got her noticed wherever she went, designer Jody Bell received her first commission to create day and evening dresses for a client a few years ago.  Since then she’s never looked back, designing and fabricating glamorous clothes for high net worth women. It was those clients that encouraged her to launch her own label – Jody Bell – the name lovingly given to her by her mother, a businesswoman who ran a baby clothing business.  The name reflects the femininity and sensibility that is Jody; both the woman and the label.

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FashionUnited to Join the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner for the Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Media Lounge

FashionUnited HeaderIndependent international B2B fashion platform, FashionUnited, has joined the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge which will take place on September 14th, 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

Media, bloggers and industry will attend the Fashion Media Lounge and preview the latest cutting edge collections from global independent accessory designers. Brands presenting during the Fashion Media Lounge include APRELLEDUANY, Ami Doshi Shah, Sammy Ethiopia and Mafi Mafi, who will be showcased by the The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. Debuting brands include Riley Versa, DELA EVA, Marshelly’s, James Carletons and Oysby. Returning brands Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, EL VOYAGE and Taylord Blu will also present their latest collections.

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mens Style Guide

This weeks Monday Must Haves is especially for you guys!  We are celebrating our favorite independent menswear designers on this trendy style guide.

 

MMH Mens Style Guide

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Made in Manhattan Designers to Showcase at the Nolcha Shows

Made in Manhattan brands ACID NYC, Marshelly’s Jewelery, Riley Versa and Samantha Leibowitz have joined the line up for the Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2017 season.

 

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ACID NYC

Founded by husband and wife due Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester, ACID NYC proudly make their apparel and accessories collections in Manhattan.  ACID NYC create modern silhouettes with vibrantly designed prints, drawing influence from hidden beauty in their surroundings.

 

ACID NYC source their materials in NY, LA, Korea and India; and produce the collection at family run Manhattan based factory Lily Fashion Inc.  Brother and sister, Sara and Dave Choe, head up the factory accompanied by their talented team of assistants, pattern makers, cutters and sewers.

 

For more information on ACID NYC visit: http://nolchashows.com/designers/acid-nyc-s/

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The Nolcha Shows announce Demur Magazine as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

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London based fashion and pop culture publication, Demur Magazine, has joined the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Fashion Media Lounge taking place September 14th, 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge will be attended by media, bloggers and industry who will preview the latest cutting edge collections from global independent accessory designers. Brands include Aprelle, Amido Shishah, Sammy Ethiopia and Mafi Mafi, who will be showcased by the The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. Debuting brands include Riley Versa, DELA EVA, Marshelly’s, James Carletons and Oysby with returning brands Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, EL VOYAGE and Taylord Blu.

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Samantha Leibowitz New York to Debut at the Nolcha Shows for Spring/Summer 2017

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The Nolcha Shows is thrilled to announce that apparel brand Samantha Leibowitz New York will be joining the lineup to present the Spring/Summer 2017 collection September 12th at ArtBeam.

 

Continuing into their eighth consecutive year, and held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week, The Nolcha Shows is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers and will be showcasing over eighteen apparel and accessory designers this season.

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FASHION TIMES JOIN THE NOLCHA SHOWS AS AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE FASHION MEDIA LOUNGE

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The Nolcha Shows, now in its eighth consecutive year and held during New York Fashion Week, welcome Fashion Times as an Official Media Partner of the Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Media Lounge, taking place on September 14th at the Bryant Park Hotel.

 

FashionTimes.com is the flagship publication of Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, delivering the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves July 4th Accessories

July 4th is almost here and this weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is all about red, white and blue…accessories that is! Show off your patriotic style and brighten up your look with accessories from independent designers we love!

MMH 4th July Guide

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NOLCHA SHOWS ANNOUNCES BRYANT PARK HOTEL AS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 SEASON

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The Nolcha Shows announce Bryant Park Hotel as an Official Partner for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season, which will include hosting the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge on September 14th, 2016.

 

The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers and now in its eighth consecutive year with returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves JetSetter

Summer is in full swing, and whether you’re catching a ride to your nearest beach, popping on a flight and heading for some vacation time or jetting off to meet clients, these independent brands have everything a jetSetter needs!

 

MMH JetSetter Guide

 

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The Nolcha Shows announce Ecouterre as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge

Ecouterre

 

Leading sustainable and ethical fashion website, Ecouterre, has joined the Nolcha Shows as an Official Media Partner of the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge and will highlight curated green, eco and sustainable designers.

 

Now in its eighth consecutive year, The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers with sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion, Citibank and JR Ewing returning this season.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is almost here, but don’t worry if you’re stumped about what to get Dad!  We have you covered with our Father’s Day Gift Guide full of of manly yet sophisticated gifts from our favorite independent brands we know he’s guaranteed to love.

MMH Fathers Day Guide

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Linger Magazine joins the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge as an Official Media Partner

LINGER MAGAZINE

The Nolcha Shows are thrilled to announce independent luxury publication, Linger Magazine, as an Official Media Partner for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Media Lounge taking place this September.

 

Continuing into its eighth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers with returning sponsors NeoGrid for Fashion and Citibank joining this season.
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The Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch: EL VOYAGE

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This week the Nolcha Shows team had the opportunity to catch up with Yenifer Lam, co-founder of hand woven luxury accessories brand EL VOYAGE, to discuss more about the business and upcoming plans.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves A Day at the Races

Racing season is upon us and with the Royal Ascot Festival just around the corner, the Nolcha Shows know your style is as important as the race itself. This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves A Day at the Races is highlighting independent fashion designers to make sure you stand out during Ladies Day, come rain or shine!

Monday Must Haves Day at the Races

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Summer Essentials

Summer is well and truly upon us and this week the Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is all about Summer Essentials from our favorite independent designers and brands.

 

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Have’s Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost upon us and this weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Memorial Guide is all about getting you in the party spirit.

MMH Memorial Day

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Have’s Festival Fashion

Whether you’re heading to Governors Ball, Glastonbury or just love Festival Fashion, our must haves from independent designers and brands are guaranteed to make a style statement this season!

MMH Festival Fashion

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The Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch Jody Bell

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Jody Bell Ones to Watch

 

This week the Nolcha Shows team had the opportunity to catch up with independent womenswear and accessories designer Jody Bell to find out what 2016 has instore for the brand.

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER   
I have been designing and making clothes for myself for as long as I can remember which grew into  producing couture pieces for private clients. Launching the Jody Bell ready to wear line is the natural extension of that creativity and was partly prompted by my clients and people close to me who suggested that I should launch my own brand.  Now many more women can experience the pleasure of wearing our beautiful fabrics and very feminine and original garments.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mother’s Day

Make your Mom’s day this Mothers Day with gifts from independent designers and brands featured in this weeks ‘The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mother’s Day’.  The Nolcha Shows team are highlighting our favorite gifts that we know your Mom will adore, whether she’s a fashionista or loves some pampering time, we guarantee these goodies will make you look like a rockstar this Mothers Day!

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The Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch ACID NYC

ACID NYC Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch ACID NYC

We took some time to catch up with one part of the husband/wife duo behind independent Made in NYC brand ACID NYC, Evelyn Luna.  Evelyn gave us some great insight into the inspiration behind the brand, the challenges they face in the industry and what 2016 holds for the brand

 

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Nolcha Shows Designers Charles & Ron Design featured at “Galeries Lafayette” Paris Exhibition

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Nolcha Shows designers Charles & Ron have been invited together with the other 9 laureates of the 2015 Mediterranean Fashion Prize (MFP) to show their creations in the Zone of Laureates on the 1st Floor of the world renowned Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris.

 

The exhibition is on from 11 April to 6 June 2016 and is an important recognition for the Maltese Designers and for this young competition, which celebrates its 6th anniversary.

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The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves Mom’s to Be

This Monday Must Haves Mom’s to Be features our favorite indie brands and absolute essentials for Mom’s to Be, from maternity must haves to gadgets for the little ones!

 

Monday Must Haves Moms to be

 

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Nolcha Shows Celebrate Ethical Fashion Designers for Earth Day

Join us to celebrate Earth Day by supporting these Nolcha Shows ethical fashion designers who we believe are the rising stars of the fashion industry as they continue to build brands that make a positive impact on our world.

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Jess Rizzuti

After developing her initial bags by hand, Jess Rizzuti’s first bag was manufactured in 2008. She then launched her first collection in 2009 encompassing rich materials, luxe styles, and precise details. The line is now produced at a local manufacturer in her native New York while Rizzuti still develops each pattern by hand in her studio. The designer custom dyes and embosses materials to create an unparalleled richness that has become the Jess Rizzuti signature completing each design with a complementary lining.

 

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ACID NYC Joins in Fashion Revolution Week 2016 to Proudly Share #IMADEYOURCLOTHES

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Made in New York City fashion label, ACID NYC, proudly stands with Fashion Revolution Week to show their consumers #imadeyourclothes and welcomes media to come to the factory to learn more about the production and team.

 

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The Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch: Minan Wong

Minan Wong Ones to Watch

Minan Wong Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch Minan Wong: This week the Nolcha Shows team have had the opportunity to catch up with independent fashion designer Mimi Wong of womenswear brand Minan Wong to chat about the brand and what 2016 holds.

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Monday Must Haves Earth Day

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, this week the Nolcha Shows team will be highlighting  fair trade designers and eco friendly brands that make a positive impact on our world.

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Monday Must Haves Spring Essentials

This weeks Monday Must Haves: Spring Essentials is all about showing you how to step in to the season in style!  We’ve compiled our favorite indie brands to bring you essentials you won’t want to miss.

Monday Must Haves Spring guide

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Go Green in Style for St Patrick’s Day

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day today we encourage you to celebrate with a conscience and literally go green in your style choices. Have fun and support eco-friendly, fair trade brands while you are at it. No matter what your plans are we have the perfect ethical fashion accessory for your outfit.

 

St Patricks Day Must Haves

 

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International Womens Day Celebration by the Nolcha Shows Highlighting the Future Females of Fashion

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The Nolcha Shows, a leading award-winning event held during New York Fashion Week for global independent fashion designers, plans a celebration of March 8th International Women’s Day by highlighting female fashion designers that are rising stars of the industry with their social and cultural goals; specially with a focus on their ethical fashion brands that are Made in USA that hit the runway this season.
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Go Offline in Style for National Unplugging Day

Tomorrow is National Unplugging Day and the Nolcha Shows have got you covered from the runway to your wardrobe sharing some of the top style tips while you unwind; whether enjoying the outdoors with loved ones, relaxing at home or catching up on a much needed date night.

 

The Great Outdoors:

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Left: JUNGWON, Center: ACID NYC, Right: All Comes From Nothing.  Credit: Nolcha Shows

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ACID NYC debuts wearable technology, ThermalTech, at the Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid

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On Monday, February 15th, Acid NYC presented its Fall/Winter 2016 collection at the Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid during New York Fashion Week.

 

Acid NYC—made by husband and wife design duo Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester—is the first brand to introduce pieces using a new wearable technology called ThermalTech—a steel mesh inserted into their garments that absorbs heat to warm the body.

 

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RECAP: Indie Designers showcase their Fall/Winter 2016 collections at the Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid during NYFW

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The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid at New York Fashion Week have wrapped up their Fall/Winter 2016 season at Artbeam, featuring 11 runway shows.

 

 

The day kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show at 11am spotlighting emerging brands including VitruviusCute Like MadPlanet Zero MotorsportsFine Art of Fashion, and Minan Wong.   Both Cute Like Mad and Minan Wong are sustainable brands that are manufactured in NYC and the U.S. respectively.  Vitruvius and Fine Art of Fashion showcased various works by fashion design students from Vancouver and Stevenson University in Maryland—giving them a platform to jumpstart their careers.

 

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Rohitava Banerjee Debuts First Collection at NYFW Nineteen year-old New Yorker launches during Fashion Week

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On Monday, February 15th, Rohitava Banerjee will debut his first collection at New York Fashion Week. Showing as part of the Nolcha Shows, Banerjee will debut his AW16 collection with a full runway show at ArtBeam in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood.

 

Rohitava Banerjee is a young luxury womenswear designer based in NYC. Displaying a quiet, romantic spirit from a young age, Banerjee could often be found lost in a world of stories and drawings inspired by his appreciation for history and lost civilizations.

 

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NOLCHA SHOWS MONDAY MUST HAVES | 8th Feb 2016

The Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves

It’s that time of year again.  This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves  delivers a range of practical and distinctive products from London based independent designers and brands to help you make a statement during London Fashion Week.

 

Monday Must Haves 8th Feb NYFW Guide

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INDEPENDENT FASHION BRAND ACID NYC RETURNS TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID

 

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The Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid are proud to announce that New York based fashion label ACID NYC will be returning for the second season to present their Fall/Winter 2016 collection on February 15, 2016 at ArtBeam.

 

Designers, Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester, were both born in New York. Raised in the Bronx, New York City Evelyn studied the H.S. of Art & Design and received her BFA at New York’s Parsons School of Design. For 13 years she was a key member of Diane Von Furstenberg’s original design staff, which launched the DVF brand and its myriad of successful designs. She subsequently became Director of DVF’s textile department. Before long Evelyn began consulting independently for DVF, Victoria Secret Swimwear and other designers in the fashion and home furnishing industry.   Scott was raised in Brooklyn and later went to H.S. of Art and Design in Manhattan where he studied Industrial design and met Evelyn. Graduating to CCS College of Automotive Design in Detroit in 1984, Scott studied product design at Pratt Institute in 1986 then transferred to Art Center in Pasadena California in 1988. In 1990 Scott moved back to Brooklyn and opened ACID Studios to design custom furniture for clients in Manhattan. This was the beginning of Arielle Chester Industrial Design (ACID) named after his daughter born in 1990.

 

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ALL COMES FROM NOTHING DEBUTS IN THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID FOR FALL/WINTER 2016

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The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid, now in its eighth year, is excited to announce that All Comes From Nothing will be joining the lineup to present their Fall/Winter 2016 collection February 15th at ArtBeam.

 

All Comes From Nothing designer, Eva Yiwei Xu, holds a BFA from Tsinghua University in China and a MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduating Eva took a design position and worked at Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren for 5 years. In 2014, Eva founded All Comes From Nothing out of a desire to create a more personal women’s wear line for creative lifestyles.

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The Nolcha Shows debut Made in USA fashion brands; highlighting the sustainable rising stars of the industry

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The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid are thrilled to announce ethical fashion labels Cute Like Mad and MINAN WONG will debut their Fall/Winter 2016 collections during the Nolcha Shows “Ones to Watch”; taking place February 15th at ArtBeam.

 

With a visual focus and a determined fashion sense since youth, Cute Like Mad designer Jeanette Svensk Li has a multifaceted background in technology and in the fashion industry. The brands signature style is relaxed luxury with an injection of rock ‘n’ roll with a vision of creating unique styles that empower the wear with confidence.

 

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THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID ANNOUNCE DXV AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR FOR FALL/WINTER 2016

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The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid welcome DXV by American Standard as an official partner for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 season, which will run February 15th – 18th.

 

A sleek and sophisticated DXV SpaLet AT200 Integrated Electronic Bidet Smart Toilet will be on display for attendees to view the cutting-edge design and innovation at the Nolcha Shows. Elegant in form, lavish in features, and unsurpassed in water efficiency and performance, this superb product is an indispensable addition to today’s environmentally aware lifestyle.

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WOMENSWEAR BRAND MINAN WONG DEBUTS IN THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID “ONES TO WATCH” FOR FALL/WINTER 2016

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Sustainable focused womenswear brand MINAN WONG will debut their Fall/Winter 2016 collection at the Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid “Ones to Watch” collective runway on February 15th, 2016 at Artbeam.

 

Growing up in New York, MINAN WONG designer, Mimi Wong fell in love with Chanel, Prada, Gucci, and Valentino at a young age, she didn’t know the name of the industry, but knew that she wanted to be a part of it. Sketching her way to FIT, Mimi designed a jacket made from a recycled IKEA rug, but never imagined it would go anywhere. The design won the UNESCO and Felissimo International Competition and suddenly her designs were being shown at the Louvre in Paris and covered by Women’s Wear Daily and The Daily News. Mimi has been in fashion for over 18 years, working for Donna Karan  and Eileen Fisher before launching MINAN WONG.

 

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MADE IN NYC FASHION BRAND CUTE LIKE MAD TO DEBUT AT THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID FOR FALL/WINTER 2016.

 

Cute like Mad Press Release

 

The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid are thrilled to announce ethical fashion label Cute Like Mad will showcase their Fall/Winter 2016 collection during the Nolcha Shows “Ones to Watch”; taking place February 15th at ArtBeam.

 

With a visual focus and a determined fashion sense since youth, Cute Like Mad designer Jeanette Svensk Li has a multifaceted background in technology and in the fashion industry. The brands signature style is relaxed luxury with an injection of rock ‘n’ roll with a vision of creating unique styles that empower the wearer with confidence.

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FINE ART OF FASHION TO DEBUT IN THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID “ONES TO WATCH” IN NYC FASHION WEEK 2016

 

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The Nolcha Shows presented by NeoGrid announces that Stevenson University’s Fashion Design program students will be showcasing their individual original designs as part of the “Ones to Watch” collective under the name of ‘Fine Art Of Fashion’.

 

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills. The Fashion Design program was introduced in 2011 and Stevenson is the only University in the State of Maryland to offer a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. The program is ranked among the top 15 on the East Coast by Fashion-Schools.org in its third annual region-based list of Top 20 fashion design universities and colleges.

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PLANET ZERO MOTORSPORTS RETURNS TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS “ONES TO WATCH” PRESENTED BY NEOGRID FOR FALL/WINTER 2016.

 

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The Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid, now in it’s eight year, is thrilled announce the return of Planet Zero Motorsports for the Fall/Winter 2016 season, which will run February 15th – 18th.

 

New York City based brand Planet Zero Motorsports focuses on innovative motorsports equipment and apparel. The company was born from designer Kenya Smith’s love for riding racing motorcycles. Kenya has 15 years of experience as a designer and architect, and 10 years of experience riding race motorcycles on the street and the race track.

 

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WOMENSWEAR BRAND INTREPID BY AO’C RETURNS TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID

 

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INTREPID by AO’C

 

The Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid are proud to announce that womenswear brand INTREPID by AO’C will be returning for the third season to present their Fall/Winter 2016 collection on February 15, 2016 at ArtBeam.

 

Designer Aeirin O’Connell graduated from FIT and launched INTREPID by AO’C in 2012. Through her fashion line O’Connell seeks to creatively help women achieve style with ease whilst staying committed to philanthropic endeavors. Fashion critics rave that her designs are extensions of her own personality, experiences, and interpretation of the world.

 

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THE NOLCHA SHOWS PRESENTED BY NEOGRID ANNOUNCE ECRU AS FALL/WINTER 2016 OFFICIAL HAIR SPONSOR

 

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The Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid welcomes ECRU New York as the official hair sponsor for this upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 season, which will run February 14th – 18th at ArtBeam.

 

ECRU New York has created a collection of haircare products that combine quality skincare ingredients with the performance of professional haircare; providing results that treat and perform. ECRU New York proudly call this Cosmetic Haircare – clean, fresh, modern and classic.

 

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New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers—the Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid—announces Fall/Winter 2016 lineup for New York Fashion Week

 

Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid

Nolcha Shows presented by Neogrid

 

The Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week have announced the official calendar for February’s Fall/Winter 2016 events.   This season’s schedule will run February 15th – 18th, 2016 including runway shows, an industry dinner and closing party,

 

Now in its eighth consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, the Nolcha Shows are one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

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NOLCHA MONDAY MUST HAVES | 28 Dec 15

The Nolcha Monday Must Haves

This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves brings you a selection of classic products from independent fashion designers and brands perfect to add a smile to your everyday life.

 

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Nolcha Monday Must Haves featuring independent designers and brands.

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NOLCHA MONDAY MUST HAVES |21 Dec 15

The Nolcha Monday Must Haves

This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves delivers a range of practical yet distinctive products for you to discover from independent fashion designers and brands.

 

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Nolcha Monday Must Haves featuring independent designers and brands.

 

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NOLCHA MONDAY MUST HAVES | 14 Dec 15

The Nolcha Monday Must Haves

This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves brings you a selection of creative and unique finds from independent fashion designers and brands around the world to brighten up your day.

 

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Nolcha Monday Must Haves featuring independent designers and brands.

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NOLCHA MONDAY MUST HAVES | 7 Dec 15

The Nolcha Monday Must Haves

This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves includes practical and inspiring travel products from independent fashion designers and brands for the jet-setters and the globetrotters.

 

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Nolcha Monday Must Haves featuring independent designers and brands.

 

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NOLCHA MONDAY MUST HAVES | 30 Nov 15

The Nolcha Monday Must Haves

This week’s Nolcha Monday Must Haves brings you a selection of uplifting, positive products from independent fashion designers and brands that will be sure to inspire and motivate.

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Nolcha Monday Must Haves featuring independent designers and brands.

 

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Indie Designers showcase their Spring/Summer 2016 collections at the Nolcha Shows during NYFW

September 14th, 2015

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 The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped their Spring/Summer 2016 season at Pier 59 Studios, which featured 8 designer runway shows. 

 

The “Ones To Watch” show at 6pm featured Maltese women’s design duo Charles & Ron, “Made in NYC” outerwear brand Jungwon (which featured androgynous model Rain Dove walking in the show) and boots by Cat Footwear, German womenswear designer Anya Liesnik, sports apparel company Planet Zero Motorsports, and Global Citizen.
 




Charles & Ron unveil Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at the Nolcha Shows supported by the Malta Tourism Authority

 

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Maltese fashion brand Charles & Ron showcased their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Nolcha Shows at Pier 59 during New York Fashion Week.

 
This season the Malta Tourism Authority, the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator, joined forces with Charles & Ron to support their work in the American market.

 

Charles & Ron are in love, in love with the Mediterranean and in love with their Maltese heritage. Their Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a vibrant and colorful collection of graphic prints inspired by the traditional Maltese fishing boat called “ Luzzu “. Sky blue and Buttercup Yellow in color block patterns and stripes, silk satin and viscose crepe dresses in super feminine cuts paired with Charles & Ron hand crafted leather bags brought a Maltese flair to the Nolcha Shows runway.

 

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Androgynous Supermodel Rain Dove Walks the Nolcha Shows for JUNGWON Spring/Summer 2016

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Photo Credit:  Leona Liang

Rain Dove, androgynous/agender supermodel who is taking the fashion world by storm, joins the Nolcha Shows to showcase the latest collection from JUNGWON, contemporary yet timeless jackets offering a chic twist on classic outerwear, on September 13th 2015 at Pier 59.

 

Rain Dove models all forms of human expression, both binary and non-binary looks, and truly turns the concept of gender on its head. She is known for being not just a model but a movement. She has a progressive stance on gender, LGBT rights, and is a humanitarian who volunteers for a different organization or cause each week, including but not limited to homelessness, LGBT rights, and environmental causes. Prior to her fashion career, she was a firefighter in Colorado.

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COCO LIBRE JOIN THE NOLCHA SHOWS AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 SEASON

 

Coco libre press release

The Nolcha Shows announces Coco Libre, organic coconut water, as an Official Sponsor for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season which will run September 10th – 17th.

 

Continuing into its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This seasons Fashion Lounge will display a selection of accessory brands including Syd and Pia, Adora, Raje Jewels and Charles & Ron.

 

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The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week announce the Global Citizen runway show introducing the Global Citizen Festival 2015 line

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On September 13th, the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week will present the launch of the Global Citizen Festival 2015 line, which will include limited edition tees, hoodies, hats, tanks, sweats and accessories.

 

Global Citizen is a movement to end poverty, which empowers everyday people to take action and see real impact.   The line will be available online in the Global Citizen Store and at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 26th, which features headliners: Pearl Jam , Beyoncé,, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and many more. The show will also premier a limited edition Global Citizen Festival x Aviator Nation line and several new accessories partnerships, all also available as of September 26, 2015. The sale of all items benefits The Global Poverty Project, a nonprofit that is building a worldwide movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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NOLCHA SHOWS ANNOUNCES THE MALTA TOURISM AUTHORITY AS A SUPPORTING PARTNER FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 SEASON

 

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The Nolcha Shows welcomes the Malta Tourism Authority, the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator, its business partner and the country’s brand promoter, who will be supporting Maltese designers Charles & Ron for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

 

An integral part of Charles & Ron’s design ethic is the Maltese culture combined with their vision to inspire their clients to be part of the brands Mediterranean lifestyle. The brand strives to design high-end wearable clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and a dedication to superior quality. The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) will work along side Charles & Ron for their third season at the Nolcha Shows.

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LumaRX Join the Nolcha Shows as Official Sponsor for Spring/Summer 2016

 

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The Nolcha Shows announces LumaRX as an Official Sponsor for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season which will run September 10th – 17th at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Continuing into its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. The “Ones To Watch” show will spotlight emerging brands including Charles & Ron, Anya Liesnik, Jungwon, and Planet Zero Motorsports. The evening collective show will showcase returning international brands Intrepid by A’OC, Danny Nguyen Couture and Acid NYC.

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Nolcha Shows announces BoConcept as an Official Partner for the Spring/Summer 2016 Season

1st September, 2015

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The Nolcha Shows announces BoConcept as an Official Partner for the Spring/Summer 2016 season, which includes hosting the Fashion Lounge which will be held September 10th 2015. The Denmark-based furniture and home decor brand specializes in modern, affordable luxury pieces that can be tailored to any space

 

Continuing into its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. The “Ones To Watch” show will spotlight emerging brands including Charles & Ron, Anya Liesnik, Jungwon, and Planet Zero Motorsports. The evening collective show will showcase returning international brands Intrepid by A’OC, Danny Nguyen Couture and Acid NYC.

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SPARKLING ICE Joins the Nolcha Shows as Official Sponsor

SPARKLING ICE Press Release imageThe Nolcha Shows announces SPARKLING ICE as an Official Sponsor for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season which will run September 10th – 17th at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Continuing into its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

 

“We’re proud to sponsor an event that celebrates independence and innovation within the fashion community,” said Nina Morrison, Vice President of Community and Customer Relations at Talking Rain Beverage Company. “SPARKLING ICE’s bold flavors align perfectly with the bold designers that will be showing at the Nolcha Shows.”

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New York’s leading showcase for independent fashion designers—the Nolcha Shows—announces Spring/Summer 2016 lineup for New York Fashion Week

 

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The Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week have announced the official calendar for September’s Spring/Summer 2016 events.   This season’s schedule will run September 10th – 17th, 2015 including runway shows, an exhibition and networking events,

 

Continuing into its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

 

“With the changing landscape of New York Fashion Week,” says CEO of Nolcha, Kerry Bannigan, “We remain the destination for both emerging and established independent brands, offering global designers an economically-sound, turn-key solution where they can focus on their collections, while we handle the production and growing their businesses state-side.”

 

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ICONIC WOMENSWEAR BRAND CHARLES AND RON RETURN TO THE NOLCHA SHOWS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTIONS

Charles and Ron Press Release

 

Now in its seventh year, the Nolcha Shows are proud to announce that womenswear brand, Charles and Ron will be returning to present their Spring/Summer 2016 collection as part of the “Ones to Watch” collective.

 

After meeting in Amsterdam in 1992 Charles and Ron, who are mostly self -taught designers, started experimenting with designs and shortly after presented their first collection. Charles and Ron have established themselves as Malta’s leading fashion house.

 

Charles and Ron comment; “The Nolcha Shows are the perfect partner for us to present our collections during New York Fashion Week. After the incredible feedback and publicity of our last two season’s shows together we knew we would be back to debut our Spring/Summer 16 collection. We are very excited and can’t wait to show you the new Charles & Ron styles!”

 

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Planet Zero Motorsports Debuts in the Nolcha Shows “Ones to Watch” for Spring/Summer 2016

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Nolcha Shows, now in its seventh year, is thrilled to announce that Planet Zero Motorsports will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Nolcha Shows runway this September.

 

Founded in 2009, Planet Zero Motorsports, LLC (PZM) is a New York City based company that focuses on innovative motorsports equipment and apparel. The company was born from the love for riding racing motorcycles. Leather work, jackets, pants, gloves, and racing full body suits are the signature styles of Planet Zero Motorsports.

 

Designer Kenya Smith shares; “Planet Zero Motorsports is very excited about being in the Nolcha Shows represents the next level in high fashion exposure for our brand and we are honored to be selected for this curated runway show.”

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Syd and Pia return to the Nolcha Shows Fashion Lounge for Spring/Summer 2016

 

Syd and Pia Press Release

 

The Nolcha Shows, now in its seventh year, is proud to announce that Syd and Pia will be returning to the September 2015 Fashion Lounge for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections.

 

Syd and Pia is an innovative jewelry brand founded by designer Fernanda Medina. Syd and Pia NYC’s vision is to develop into a brand that will be sold in specialty stores and ultimately become a household name. The designer aims to expand the brand, so that it builds strong relations with high-end fashion boutiques, department stores, showrooms, and jewelry distributors. The brand hopes to inspire and contribute to the dreams of new young artists, whom are transcending into designers through their training.

 

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Ones to Watch – Fernanda Medina

 

Syd and Pia

This week the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team had the opportunity to catch up with Fernanda Medina, the designer behind jewelry brand Syd and Pia.  Syd and Pia presented their #FW15 collection at the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2015 Fashion Lounge.

 

Syd and Pia NYC’s vision is to develop into a brand that will end up in speciality stores, ultimately become a household name.

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Ones to Watch – Kenya Smith

Planet Zero Motosports Nolcha Fashion Lounge

Planet Zero Motorspots at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fashion Lounge February 2015
Photo credit: Julie Stanley

This week we had the opportunity to catch up with Kenya Smith, the designer behind Planet Zero Motosports.  Kenya started Planet Zero Motorsports in 2009. The designs are based and inspired by motorcycle racing. Mr. Smith is an architect and Entrepreneur who loves motorcycle riding.

 

Planet Zero Motorsports’ vision is to blend high fashion with motorcycle apparel and to bend the line between safety and Haute Couture.

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Ones to Watch – Marlin Jones

 

Taylord Blu Nolcha Fashion Week

Taylord Blu Fall/Winter 2015 at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fashion Lounge

Photo Credit: Julie Stanley

 

The Nolcha Fashion Week: New York globetrotting team had the opportunity to catch up with accessories designer Marlin Jones, to discuss what was next for his brand Taylord Blu and what 2015 has in-store.

 

 

TaylordBlu Clothing Brand was born out of Marlin’s  love of vintage old Hollywood style. His quest as a designer has always been to redefine the way men dress.  Marlin’s vision is to  make a contribution to fashion just as Ralph Lauren has made to “redefining the American style” and how men dress.

 

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KATTY XIOMARA FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

 

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View the runway highlights from the Katty Xiomara Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

In 1999, in partnership with Katty’s husband, the brand Katty Xiomara was born.  The brand’s philosophy falls within the concept of the author which makes it personal. With an individual strong attitude for style and by the romantic spirit. The working structure is meticulous and the constant attention is needed.

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DANNY NGUYEN COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

 

Danny Blog

 

View the runway highlights from the Danny Nguyen Couture Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

 

Lurid fluorescent light spills over a shadowy figure working deep into the night. Exacting needles, spools of fine thread, and luxuriant fabrics find their way in and around the dexterous hands of this diligent artist. Reckless passion is cast aside and replaced by the brutal will of a true fashion designer. To describe Danny Nguyen’s talents with words would be as futile as identifying infinity with a number.

 

Despite his now bolstering yet enigmatic personality, Danny Nguyen’s foundation in the fashion world is rooted in the soil of humility. He began as a child, under the wing of his mother. Predating his arrival to the United States, Danny would be seen at a very early age cutting fabrics, collecting designs and assisting with custodial chores around his mothers alteration. During this period, he developed and refined many of the essential skills of a fine fashion designer.

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PRIESTON FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

24th Feb, 2015

Prieston Blog

View the runway highlights from the Prieston Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Designer Noemi Nagy presented her first collection in spring 2013.   The Prieston woman is confident, strong, and she likes to show her personality through fashion. Prieston is a brand for urban women in their early 30s, with developing carrier, but they still like to show their feminine side.

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ANN HIMSEL FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

 

Ann blog

View the runway highlights from the Ann Himsel Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Ann was born in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University and FIT in New York City. She has worked for various designers and after gaining over 12 years of experience she has launched her brand.

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MITSOU LY FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

 

Mitsouly Blog

View the runway highlights from the Mitsou Ly Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

 

Mitsou Ly brings out the unique quality and personality in each piece. Her fashion philosophy is to realize the garment’s distinctive perspective and independent expression. In her quest for style fusion, she captures the subtle variations of vintage and contemporary design.

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YVETTE HASS FALL/WINTER 2015 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK RUNWAY RECAP

 

Yvette Hass blog

 

 

View the runway highlights from the Yvette Hass Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

 

Yvette Hass is the founder and designer of YVETTE HASS.  She is originally from Sweden, and has studied fashion at Fashion College in Malmoe and worked as a designer in Sweden for several years.

 

Yvette also lived in Hong Kong where she worked with production for various Scandinavian brands.  After years of learning fabrics, materials and the production line, she decided to start YVETTE HASS in 2012.

 

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Charles and Ron Fall/Winter 2015 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Runway Recap

 

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Nellyville star Sydney Thomas walks the runway with Charles and Ron February 2015

View the runway highlights from the Charles and Ron Fall/Winter 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Charles,born in Malta and Ron originally Dutch met in Amsterdam in 1992. Shortly after they met Ron moved to Malta where they set up their first studio and launched their first collection. The mostly self-taught designers are Malta’s leading fashion house and have participated in many prestigious fashion events throughout Europe.

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Pioneers of Independent Fashion Design discovered at Nolcha during New York Fashion Week

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York just wrapped its Fall/Winter 2015 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring 8 designer runway shows.

 

Influential celebrities who came out to support pioneering fashion design this season included: Christina Milian (Singer / TV show on E!), Hana Nitsche (Model, Russell Simmon’s girlfriend), Jessica Pimentel (Orange is the New Black), Mimi Faust (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop), Sydney Thomas (Nellyville / Nelly’s niece), Tiffany Bias (WNBA), Crezdon Butler (NFL, Detroit Lions), Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist), Evette Holyfield (Influencer), JW Cortes (TV’s “Gotham”), Sharna Burgess (Dancing With The Stars), and Karrueche Tran (Chris Brown’s girlfriend).

 

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INDIE HAIR to Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2015

 

Indie Hair Press release

 

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces INDIE HAIR as an official sponsor for this upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 season, which will run February 11th – 15th at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Continuing in its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. With an individual take on styling, Indie Hair will be creating runway ready hairstyles for Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

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Lightspeed POS Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces Lightspeed POS, the commerce platform for serious retailers, as an official sponsor for this upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 season, which will run February 11th – 15th at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Continuing in its seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This season Katty Xiomara returns with a runway showcase of her RE-evolution collection. Additional shows include the “Ones to Watch” collective featuring emerging brands Charles & Ron, Yvette Hass, Haute Athletics, and Mitsouly, and an evening show which features established international brands such as Prieston, Ann Himsel and Danny Nguyen Couture.

 

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AOFM Pro returns to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

 

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The Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM) and its professional backstage team, AOFM Pro will return to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York to create runway ready makeup styles  for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 season, which will run February 11th – 15th at Pier 59.

 

AOFM has cemented its position as one of the world’s most recognized and unrivalled fashion, editorial, catwalk and bridal makeup academies, with education centers in London, Paris and New York.  Its students are taught by top international makeup artists who work with the biggest names in fashion, media and celebrity. Since AOFM opened its doors more than a decade ago they have placed makeup and hairstyling graduates on more than 600 assisting and work opportunities, including Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.
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Fogo de Chão Announces Sponsorship of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is proud to announce its role as the official restaurant sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York. Nolcha will showcase Fall/Winter 2015 season designs February 11-15 at Pier 59 Studios.

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This season Katty Xiomara returns with a runway showcase of her RE-evolution collection. Additional shows include the “Ones to Watch” collective featuring emerging brands Charles & Ron, Yvette Hass, Haute Athletics, and Mitsouly, and an evening show which features established international brands such as Prieston, Ann Himsel and Danny Nguyen Couture.

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Professional athletes replace traditional models on the Haute Athletic runway at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, including 2x Olympic Hockey medalist, Brianne McLaughlin

 

Haute Atheltics Press Release

On February 15th, Nolcha’s “Ones To Watch” runway show will feature Haute Athletics, a New York based brand, which specializes in edgy, athletic fashion that supports active lifestyles and transitions from sport to street.

In lieu of traditional runway models, the Haute Athletics catwalk will feature super athletes walking in the show. Confirmed athletes include: Brianne McLaughlin (2x Olympic Hockey Goalie), Ryan Hughes (celebrity fitness model), Theresa Depasquale (Bikini Boss Chicks), and Patricia Schwab (Puma model).

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fashion Lounge Announcement

 

Fashion Lounge Press Release
Nolcha Fashion Week: New York has announced that the February Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Lounge will take place on February 12th welcoming retailers, media, stylists and industry influencers to connect with global independent fashion brands.

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fashion Lounge is one of the city’s leading platforms for innovative and cutting edge independent accessory and apparel designers to increase brands recognition and develop their business connections.
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Feminine Twist On Classic Menswear at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

 

Ann Himsel Press Release

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers during New York Fashion Week, welcomes ANN HIMSEL, a womens collection inspired completely by menswear, to February’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Tired of borrowing from her husbands closet, she set out to create menswear looks for women. Clean lines, well tailored shirts, jacket, coats and pants make up the collection. Himsel graduated from Purdue University and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After working as a designer for 12 years, she has launched her namesake brand to produce a must have line of menswear clothing for women.

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J.R. EWING BOURBON SPONSORS NOLCHA FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK FEBRUARY 2015

 

JRewing Press Release

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces J.R. Ewing Bourbon as an official sponsor for this upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 season which will run February 11th – 15th at Pier 59 Studios.

 

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers. This season Katty Xiomara returns with a runway showcase of her RE-evolution collection.  Additional shows include the “Ones To Watch” collective featuring emerging brands Charles & Ron, Yvette Hass, Haute Athletics, and Mitsouly, and an evening show which features established international brands such as Prieston, Ann Himsel and Danny Nguyen Couture.
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SOLO One-Step Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2015

Solo One Step

SOLO One-Step® is ready to walk the runway as an Official Sponsor for Nolcha Fashion Week, in New York, Feburary 2015.

 

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 20 designers this season.

 

This season’s events will run February 11th – 15th, 2015; the runway presentations will include a solo show by Katty Xiomara, the “Ones To Watch” collective including emerging brands like Charles & Ron and Prieston, and the main show which features established international brands such as Yvette Hass and Danny Nguyen.

 

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Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Designers during New York Fashion Week, Nolcha announces February Fall/Winter 2015 designer lineup

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York has announced its’ official calendar of events for February’s Fall/Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week.   This season’s events will run February 11th – 15th, 2015, and will introduce a longer 90-Foot Runway at Pier 59 Studios, offering guests a better vantage point of the show.

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers; offering a range of cost effective options to increase brands recognition and develop their business.

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Mariana Valentina Runway Recap | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15

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View the runway highlights from the Mariana Valentina Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.  The Mariana Valentina brand makes a woman feel like a goddess with an innovative twist and a European sensibility.

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Ones to Watch – Eva Shaw Designs

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The Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team had the opportunity to catch up with mother, daughter duo designers Liz and Eva Shaw.

Eva Shaw Designs vision is  to create a space in the jewelry industry where women can buy and wear jewelry made of quality materials and real gemstones without the big price tag. They take their influence from art, the history of fashion, timeless jewelry designs and classic silhouettes.

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Runway Recap: Alberto Pants, Carl Gross, Codice, Haupt

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View the runway highlights from the Schuyler 4 Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York featuring Alberto Pants, Carl Gross, Codice and Haupt.

The company is an exclusive USA distributor of fine European men’s sportswear collections. The current brands are: Alberto pants, Haupt shirts, Carl Gross sport coats and Codice knitwear.  The products are sold in the finest men’s specialty stores nationwide. Its target customer is a successful man with fashion sensibility, who appreciates modern looks with classic influences, and demands fine quality and supreme fit.

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Ones to Watch – Elizabeth Azadi

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This week the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York globe trotting team took some time to catch up with independent fashion designer and previous Project Subway contender, held at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2015, Elizabeth Azadi.

Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in the United States, Elizabeth Azadi graduated from the Art Institute of NYC in 2009. Soon after she launched her own label and quickly immersed herself into the rapidly growing fashion industry.  Elizabeth Azadi is a New York City based Women’s RTW fashion designer with focus on classic contemporary designs.

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Katty Xiomara Runway Recap | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15

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View the runway highlights from the Katty Xiomara Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

The Katty Xiomara brand is inspired by elegant, voluptuous, poetic, idyllic and romantic woman. The merger of the fluidity and rigidity of forms create a very own silhouette, so elegant and refined. The contours are simple but artsy with small details. Sweetly ironic and sarcastic. It’s sensual and feminine, defined primarily by mixing patterns, textures and colors.

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Ones to Watch – MORE+

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The Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team had the opportunity to catch up with designer behind the brand MORE+.  MORE is an innovative brand created to collaborate with all kinds of creative talented people, a brand created to renew, recreate and give new life to the old dress you forgot in the closet.

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Zico Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Zico coconut water. ZICO is coconut water blended for a consistently delicious, low calorie, way to stay refreshed and replenished throughout their active day.  For health-conscious people who live an active, natural lifestyle and strive to be their best – physically, emotionally and spiritually – ZICO is a great tasting drink that helps them thrive and perform in all aspects of their lives.

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Adrian London | Neulook Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsors Adrian London and Neulook.

ADRIAN LONDON has quickly become a leader in the development of scientifically proven and innovative skin care products trusted by estheticians and other skincare professionals worldwide.  Discover Luxury by Nature in a potent collection of extremely effective, luxurious and natural formulations.

NEULOOK.com, powered by BIOVEA, is a premier destination dedicated exclusively to the world of beauty. From luxury makeup brands and organic beauty products to high-end hair care and classic fragrances.

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Otterbox Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Otterbox. Otterbox design and manufacture protective cases for smartphones, tablets and mobile technology.

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Franciacorta Wine Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Franciacorta Wine.

Franciacorta was the first Italian wine made exclusively with the fermentation in bottle method, winning the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin winemaking honor in 1995. Today, the label reads Franciacorta, the term that defines not only the wine, but also the territory and production method that is still used.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Sleepwear Designers

It’s our favorite day!  It’s independent fashion Friday and this week we have four of our independent sleepwear designers.

Derek RoseBrand: Derek Rose

Website: www.derek-rose.com

About:  Derek Rose is a family business of three generations working together to make the very best nightwear, loungewear and underwear. We care greatly about quality, customer service and design.

The story began when Lou Rose, Derek Rose’s father, first started in the nightwear business in 1926. He wanted to create a brand unrivalled in luxury using the finest silks and cottons and set about doing this with passion and drive.

Derek Rose joined his father in the mid 1950s and relaunched the business under the eponymous Derek Rose brand name. Since the mid 1970s the brand has gone from strength to strength with a growing global fan base marked by winning the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1987.

Derek Rose remains the worldwide leader in the luxury nightwear and loungewear industry with customers in over fifty countries around the world and a presence in the majority of leading boutiques and stores. Derek Rose is the world’s finest luxury sleepwear brand.

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Defiant Whisky Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Defiant Whisky.  Defiant single malt whisky starts with water drawn from deep under the distillery that is of such natural purity, it is not altered in any way. They use 100% malted barley, cold-ground on a custom roller mill. The freshly milled grist begins the mashing process just moments later, and specially cultured yeast, expertly pitched, gives it life. A hand built copper potstill captures the elusive spirit. Toasted American white oak softens the whisky developing a rich, amber color and delicate notes of honey, vanilla, caramel and tannins.

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Bellaforma Wine Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Bellaforma Wine.  Bellaforma Wine is a producer of Award-winning wines made from the exotic fruits and flowers that adorn the Caribbean landscape. Bellaforma was the original name given to the island of Tobago by Christopher Columbus; the name means “beautiful form”.

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Don’t Sweat It – Milk Alternatives

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Picture this scenario, it’s Monday morning and you are exhausted from a fun weekend. While fashion week keeps on rotating around the world, sometimes you might be traveling in and out of meetings and events. Unfortunately, we might be feeling bloated, cramps, gassy, nauseous, and in some occasions with diarrhea. The problem here is not in your coffee but in your milk. If you experience all these symptoms, you may be lactose intolerant. In other times, if your skin is breaking out often and you feel highly congested, it probably also has a lot to do with having a dairy sensitivity. The good news is that this problem can be fixed. I know Mondays are stressful enough and sometimes that coffee is a must, but your milk choices can be fixed, changed, and can be fun again.

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Independent Fashion Fridays – New York, New York

It’s Independent Fashion Friday and the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team are staying close to home this week.  Here are 5 New York based independent fashion designers you simply must have on your radar.

Shana LutherBrand: Shana Luther

Origin: Brooklyn, USA

Website: www.shanaluther.com

About: Shana Luther is a Brooklyn based designer that focuses on creating handbags with a classic style, but with an edge for today’s modern, independent woman. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999, she began to design and produce her own bags under the name SML Bags. A one woman show, Shana worked through every aspect of the creation process, from sketches through final sewing, to create her handmade leather and fabric bags. In 2012 she branched out with all new designs under the label Shana Luther Handbags. Designed exclusively by Shana, these bags are proudly manufactured in the USA. Since their debut, Shana Luther Handbags have been wildly popular with numerous fashion magazines and blogs. Shana’s designs earned her a Finalist position in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards in 2013. Shana continues to generate new designs for her label while staying committed to American manufacturing as the company grows.

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Dasani Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Dasani.  Dasani is a brand of bottled water from The Coca-Cola Company, launched in 1999.

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Don’t Sweat It – Headache Aid

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Milan, Buenos Aires, New York City, oh my goodness! All those dreamy collections and all that work put into it. Staying on top of our fashionable selves is hard sometimes. Too much work, stressful deadlines, and sometimes lack of sleep can give us true headaches. Headaches are the very thing that can destroy our day at times, and when overlooked they get worse

How do headaches happen and what are they?

Headaches happen due to physical or emotional stress on the body. The stressors can cause the muscles in the body to spasm and teeth to clench. All these can put pressure in the eyes and sinuses, as well as the jaw. So TMJ (temporary mandibular disorder) can happen due to stress, with headaches to follow.

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AOFM Sponsor Recap Spring/Summer 2015 | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS15 sponsor Academy of Make-Up.  AOFM offer innovative make-up courses in their Academies taught by instructors that work hands on in the industry.

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Don’t Sweat It – The Importance of Vitamin C

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Fashion week is over around the world, but that has not stopped any of us from dreaming about the new collections. Many of us are even creating and concocting outfits for the seasons to come. Chances are if you live in a fast paced city with changing seasons like New York City or London, then you are certainly bound to get under the weather as the change of seasons occur. Many of us grew up with a grandmother or a parent who would give us copious amounts of citrus fruit and juices to beat a bad cold or flu. Reality is they were right on the money with these ideas since vitamin C is one of the most amazing low immune system cures in the world.

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Don’t Sweat It – The Importance of Protein

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A new season is here! We have the perfect outfit, shoes, make-up and even an amazing hair styles lined up. The only problem is that not everything always feels fine. Has it ever happened that even though your day it set to be amazing, it really does not feel that good? If you feel foggy, weak, get sick often, you are craving sweets or even worst as in your hair falling out, then you may be suffering from protein deficiency. While it is true most Americans do not show signs of protein deficiency, that does not mean it doesn’t happen. Within the fashion world there are many of us who are very focused on calorie intake, fat, sugars, and so many who avoid animal products. This is all fine, however within that we may become on and off victims of misinformation which may lead us into doing more harm than good.

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Independent Fashion Fridays – Fashion Lounge Designers

It’s our favorite day…it’s Independent Fashion Friday.  This week we are featuring fantastic accessory brands that showcased their #SS15 collections in the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fashion Lounge.

Baxter DesignsBrand: Baxter Designs

Origin: USA

Website: www.baxterdesigns.com

About: Baxter Designs started as a high end designer workroom in Philadelphia in 2004. They served residential clients as well as the Park Hyatt, Sofitel Hotel, and many Philadelphia Designers. They now exclusively manufacture handbags and decorative pillows.  After seeing the high end designer fabrics change to fun colors and sophisticated patterns and using this as a resource, Baxter Designs created a fresh new look for totes and handbags. These new fabrics wear as well as leather, but look completely unique.

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Biovea returns to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2015 introducing Adrian London and Neulook.com

 

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Adrian London, a luxury skin care line, and Neulook, an online beauty boutique offering organic, drugstore, and high-end brands, join as Official Sponsors of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2015. This season’s events will run September 8th – 10th, 2014, including individual and collective runway presentations, an exclusive industry dinner, fashion lounge and an official fashion week closing party.

BIOVEA International, a leading manufacturer and online retailer of high-end health, fitness and beauty products since 2001, joined Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2013 and return this season with the expansion of Neulook. Together they provide one-stop shopping for both health and beauty.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Nolcha’s Ones to Watch

MonstruositeBrand:  Monstruosité

Origin: USA

Website: www.monstruosite.com/

About: Monstruosité (formerly House of Donshey), a high fashion millinery brand, was established in 2010 by designer and creative director 23-year-old Dolly Donshey after studying the art of hat making under renowned milliner Jan Wutkowski, alumni of the Melbourne School of Millinery in Australia. Since inception, the brand has been featured in publications and media around the world and worn by celebrities such as Sasha Pieterse and Carmen Electra.

Monstruosité focuses heavily on bringing concepts to life by integrating music, art and theatrical elements to showcase the ideas behind the designs. Monstruosité views fashion and millinery as a way to tell a story and push creative boundaries, while also focusing the utmost attention to detail.

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Don’t Sweat It – Great Hair Care

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It’s almost fashion week and we are getting busier and busier as we come very close to the big week. Does it ever happen to you that your outfit looks amazing, your skin looks flawless, yet your hair is a hot mess? I know it has happened to me and it’s not a great feeling. My curly, tangly hair has been many colors including bright red, blonde, dark brown, and jet black. In the past I  have done a Brazilian perm to it, seen it fall out due to stress and too much hair die. I have had split ends, and I have seen it flake (yes I admit it and its awful but I know how to fix it now). So as you can see hair issues are possible, yet I still have hair and tons of it. Let me teach you how to deal.

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Best New Whisky of 2013- Defiant Whisky returns to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York as sponsor for Spring/Summer 2015

 

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Defiant, American Single Malt Whisky, recently named Best New Whisky of 2013 (The Drammie Awards) and North Carolina Distillery of the Year (Berlin International Spirits Competition), returns as an Official Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2015. This season’s events will run September 8th – 10th, 2014, including individual and collective runway presentations, an exclusive media brunch, fashion lounge, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.

Defiant revolutionizes the distillation process by taking the best of Scottish tradition and combining it with American ingenuity. Defiant is based in Golden Valley, North Carolina. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain, the water is drawn from an aquifer right under the distillery.

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Don’t Sweat It – Dining out

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Our fashionable routines tell us to eat smart and food shop wisely. After all we want to look amazing in the latest styles and at our fashion week events. Unfortunately we have less control of the food we eat when we are outside. Hello fancy restaurants in the magnificent cities! Well, it truly is hard to say no. Here are some great tips on eating wisely even when you are out having a great time:

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Independent Fashion Fridays – Nolcha Fashion Week SS15 Designers

It’s Independent Fashion Friday and this week we are dedicating it to this seasons Nolcha Fashion Week: New York runway designers.

Designer Name:  Katty XiomaraKattyXiomara

Label Name:  Katty Xiomara

Website:  www.kattyxiomara.com

Country of Origin: Portugal

Background: Katty Xiomara was born in Venezuela.  Both of her partents were Protugese and Katty made the decision to  move to Portugal at 17.  In 1999, in partnership with her husband, he brand KattyXiomara was created. Since then the brand gas participated regularly at Fashion Week in Portugal and Nolcha Fashion Week: New York. The brand’s philosophy falls within the concept of the author which makes it personal. With an individual strong attitude for style and by the romantic spirit. The working structure is meticulous and the constant attention is needed.

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Don’t Sweat It – Acne Aid 101

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For many people in the fashion industry long days and nights can always be covered with coffee, a fabulous outfit, incredible sunglasses, and a ton of make up. The bad news is that while skin can take a beating, at the end of the day the body never lies. A pimple that we barely see today, tomorrow can become the focal point of the face. No matter how much make up or instantly drawn birthmarks, sometimes all we have left to do is look within and fix the skin.

So why do we get acne anyways?

The reasons range anywhere from stress, hormonal issues, menopause, PMS, weather changes, clogged pores, squeezing pores out of nervousness, dirty make up brushes, touching your face with dirty objects or your own hands without being washed, and last but no least, eating the wrong food.

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Iconic menswear brand from Germany, Alberto Pants, to show Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, now in its seventh year, is proud to announce that menswear brand, Alberto, will be showing its Spring/Summer 2015 collection as part of the Schuyler 4 show at Nolcha this season.

Established in 1922 by Dr. Albert Dormanns, the company is now led by his grandson, Georg Walendy.  Based in Monchengladbach, Germany, Alberto produces more than one million pants a year and is sold in over 60 countries.

Specializing in men’s pants for 92 years, the brand has shown what it takes to design high quality, contemporary fashion and pants that fit well.  The experience of three generations unites technological innovation, professional workmanship and an instinct for trends.

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Award-winning designer, Katty Xiomara to show Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

 

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, now in its seventh year, is proud to announce the return of designer, Katty Xiomara, who will be showing her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Nolcha for the third time this season.

Xiomara, who is known for her geometric patterns, has taken the art form of a “chocolatier” as her inspiration this season by melting geometric shapes and creating more organic forms.  With this, the color blocks were exposed of their rigidity, leaving the structure bare and originating a set of intertwined lines and points, outlined by wavy cut-outs.   The result is subtle and lighter, offering her consumer “organic geometry in wire frames.”

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces September Spring/Summer 2015 designer lineup and new, larger venue to accommodate growing demand

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York has announced its’ official calendar of events for September’s Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week.   This season’s events will run September 6th – 10th, 2014, and to accommodate the growing interest in independent fashion design, the runway shows will take place over the course of two days (September 8th & 9th) at a brand new, much larger venue this season: Eyebeam Atelier.

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 20 designers this season.

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Don’t Sweat It – Aphrodisiacs

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Fashion week parties are around the corner, with deadlines, glitzy get togethers, late night celebrations and doing it all over again for almost 2 weeks, which can make us into zombies. Let’s be honest all that busy scheduling makes us neglectful of healthy, yet very important needs. The lack of healthy sexual activity and not talking much about it makes it into a taboo. At times, it is not that we do not enjoy it, but we are just so tired. Sometimes leaving the party early to make time for some love and affection at home still does not get us “in the mood”. Modern technology has created many methods to enhance libido. Often we forget that the secret is in something we have had for centuries, aphrodisiacs.
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Independent Fashion Fridays – Nolcha Fashion Week Men’s

TGIF….Independent Fashion Friday that is!  All of our attention is turning towards Nolcha Fashion Week: New York this week, and we are so excited to share this seasons Men’s wear designers with you.

AlbertoName: Alberto

Origin: Germany

Website: www.alberto-pants.com

About: Established in 1922 by Dr. Albert Dormanns Alberto is a 92 year old family run business.  Based in Monchengladbach, Germany, Alberto produces more than one million pants a year and is sold in 60 countries.  Alberto has shown what it takes to design high quality, contemporary fashion and pants that fit well.  The experience of 3 generations of the Alberto family unites technological innovation, professional workmanship and an instinct for trends.
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Don’t Sweat It – Label Reading 101

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Let’s be honest…days are long and there is lots of work to do. We can’t be late for presentations or show preparations. We carry food that we eat in a rush and there is really no choice. Sometimes its filling, sometimes it is not. Sometimes is chocolate bars, sometimes crackers, sometimes its bread. At times there is that lucky week in which food is pre-prepared at home, or you would pop some popcorn in the office microwave. But do we know whats in that label? What’s in that popcorn? How about those cookies? Fact is most of the packaged foods we eat whether they’re candies, cereal or tomato sauce could be detrimental to our health. But how bad can it be? Yes the obvious for many is weight gain. What we may not always be aware of is that the list of issues is longer than that. Anywhere between random headaches, digestive problems, hormonal issues, and even cancer. Yes many of the foods you might be consuming can cause cancer. Before we start dissecting labels, know that if your cereal, cookies, or any other product you have in your kitchen or snacking pantry has more than 10 ingredients then its not worth the try. Also watch out for hard to pronounce ingredients. When in doubt don’t eat it.

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Independent Fashion Friday’s – Shoe Designers

TGIF….Independent Fashion Friday that is! We’re excited to share the independent fashion shoe designers that have grabbed our attention this week!

Cleo BBrand: Cleo B

Origin: UK

Website: www.cleob.com/

About: Designer Cleo Barbour beautifully combines statement design with practical wearability to create unique shoes and accessories. Cleo’s designs, recognized for their playful aesthetic, sculptural shape and quirky details have been seen on the likes of Jessie J, Paloma Faith and Pixie Lott and are stocked in renowned boutiques across the world.

Cleo’s passion for colour is at the core of all her designs. Whilst combining bright colour with gold detailing is Cleo’s signature style, each individual collection showcases a fresh new colour palette. Soaking up influences wherever she goes, Cleo is inspired by everything from Art Deco architecture to ‘80’s hip-hop. Designed in her West London studio and expertly crafted in Spain, Cleo’s vision is created by devoting time to sourcing the perfect colours and most luxurious of leathers.

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Don’t Sweat It – De-Stress

Nolcha Fashion Week in New York for Spring/Summer 2014 presented by RUSK on September 11, 2013 featured the Spring/Summer lines of independent fashion designers at Pier 59.

We are all excited about the new season’s fashion week, shows, and events. We are used to doing things our way and loving it, but what happens when something just doesn’t feel right? What happens when we feel overworked, scared, want to withdraw or scream at the top of our longs? While most of us work well under lost of pressure, even the greatest can fall. Anxiety is a real issue that can become clinical when overlooked. Sometimes getting out of our dark moods can be very hard but the good news is that we are not alone and there are things that you can do to get out of the  funk.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Handbags

It’s Independent Fashion Friday!  This week the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team have searched the globe to bring you five fantastic independent handbag designers you simply must have on your radar!

Shana LutherBrand: Shana Luther

Origin: Brooklyn, USA

Website: www.shanaluther.com

About: Shana Luther is a Brooklyn based designer that focuses on creating handbags with a classic style, but with an edge for today’s modern, independent woman. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999, she began to design and produce her own bags under the name SML Bags. A one woman show, Shana worked through every aspect of the creation process, from sketches through final sewing, to create her handmade leather and fabric bags. In 2012 she branched out with all new designs under the label Shana Luther Handbags. Designed exclusively by Shana, these bags are proudly manufactured in the USA. Since their debut, Shana Luther Handbags have been wildly popular with numerous fashion magazines and blogs. Shana’s designs earned her a Finalist position in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards in 2013. Shana continues to generate new designs for her label while staying committed to American manufacturing as the company grows.

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Don’t Sweat it – De Junk

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New collections, runway shows, networking events, industry dinners….are you feeling fatigued and a little under the weather? TotalBodyFit is here to help you cleanse the right way and keep you healthy both inside and out.

Somewhere between fashion parties, events, weekend barbecues, and summer time  we are eating and drinking  too much junk and sometimes it shows. Are you feeling tired? Getting constant headaches? Breaking out? Having digestive issues? Do you keep on working out and eating what you believe is the correct diet and getting no results?

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Independent Fashion Friday – Made in America

Thank god it’s Friday….Independent Fashion Friday that is!  In honor of Independence Day today we have found five great American based independent fashion designers for you! From jewelery to handbags, show your support for these great American designers.

3sevenand8Brand: 3Seven&8

Origin: New York, USA

Website: www.3sevenand8.com/

About: Christopher Belt is originally from rural Sheridan, Arkansas. He grew up on Shoemaker Road and knew very early he was destined to become an accessory designer. He worked for Munro footwear in Hot Springs, Arkansas, an American Made custom fit product that is sold at Nordstrom. After graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Accessory Design he became the Designer and Creative Director of 3Seven&8.

The 3Seven&8 collection embodies a daring, contemporary lifestyle. Designer Christopher Belt incorporates provocative yet playful lines with bold silhouettes inspired by architecture with feminine and organic lines. His eye for detail and impeccable taste for rare, luxurious Italian leathers make 3Seven&8 a rare find across the globe. These interchangeable designs assist the modern woman’s passage through various locations, situations, and occasions in an exquisite way. The collection is inspired by all of the brilliant and driven women in Christopher’s life who have always longed for a product that epitomizes both empowerment and glamor.

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Bellaforma Wine Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2014

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Bellaforma Wine, a Caribbean-owned wine company, joins as an Official Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2015, which runs September 4th – 8th, 2014.

Bellaforma Wine is a producer of premium wines made from the exotic fruits and flowers that adorn the Caribbean landscape. Bellaforma was the original name given to the island of Tobago by Christopher Columbus. The name means “beautiful form”. This is a most fitting description of the wines as they encapsulate the beauty and essence of the beautiful chain of Caribbean islands.

Celise Bell, President, Bellaforma comments: “Wine is both art and passion. There is no better place to witness this symbiotic relationship than at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York where they are both on full display.”
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Don’t Sweat It – Sleepless Nights No More

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The fashion industry is fast paced, tiring and constant.  24 hours is just not long enough and we often find ourselves restless and unable to wind down at night.  This week we have great tips to help you busy fashionista’s relax.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Sunglasses

It’s our favorite day, Independent Fashion Friday!  With Summer in full swing we thought we would bring you our top five favorite independent sunglasses brands and designers guaranteed to keep you looking cool and on trend this Summer!

 

warby parkerBrand: WARBY PARKER

Origin: USA, Philadelphia

Website: www.warbyparker.com/

About: Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses.

They were students when one of them lost their glasses on a backpacking trip. The cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them, squinting and complaining.

It turns out there was a simple explanation. The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options.  Warby Parker was born to create an alternative.

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Franciacorta Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2014

25 June, 2014

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Franciacorta, Italy’s finest sparkling wine, joins as an Official Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2015, which runs September 4th – 8th, 2014.

Franciacorta is the first Italian wine produced exclusively by the traditional method of re-fermentation in the same bottle, and the first to obtain Italy’s highest appellation award of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita).

“Franciacorta sparkling wines, with their elegance and top quality, have a natural affinity with high fashion, and we are thrilled to be a part of Nolcha during New York Fashion Week.”  Maurizio Zanella, President of Consorzio Franciacorta.
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Dont Sweat It – Essential Vitamins

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Our fashionable lifestyles, travelling for trade shows, late nights completing collections,  no access to fresh/organic produce or fad diets could make us very neglectful of the right way to nourish our bodies. Doing the Atkins diet, being a vegan or skipping an entire food group is a personal choice for many,  however it must always be done correctly or the immune system is at risk of lowering its natural defences.

Since the beginning of time humans thrived without having to go to the store and stock up on vitamins, but unfortunately the quality of our agricultural resources has decreased due to pesticides, our animal and diary products are pumped with mass producing hormones which is making more of us each day opt out. While all these happen our bodies are still in need of crucial nutrients for optimal survival.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Swimwear Designers

It’s Independent Fashion Friday and we are embracing the Summer in anyway we can.  We are sending our indie love to our favorite Swimwear designers this week.

KaroBrand: Karo Swimwear

Origin: Poland

Website: www.karoswimwear.com

About: Kasia Roginska was born in Krakow, Poland. As a child Kasia was always passionate about hand sewing simple outfits for her dolls. Her parents, but mainly her father, Jozef,taught her how to use a sewing machine for her little projects and also encouraged her to continue her creativity by applying into fashion design school. Shortly after her graduation, the whole family emigrated to USA, state of CT.

With the greatest moral support of Kasia’s husband and friends Karo Swimwear was bor with many amazing ideas pooling inside of her mind. The ideas just kept hitting her everywhere she went. The idea of KARO collection was to have some type of jewelry built into each piece. And that’s what KARO swimwear is about today. It is inspired by natural stones, pearls, jewels and crystals. Colors are bright, bold and the suits are elegant and classy. Very feminine and unique. Each piece can be custom made to fit the owner to the smallest detail. The collection is resort style swimwear loaded with jewelry. There’s also possibility of matching shoes and accessories.

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ADRIAN LONDON and Neulook.com announce the launch of the Fashion Week Sweepstakes

17 Jun, 2014

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ADRIAN LONDON and Neulook.com, BIOVEA’s upcoming beauty site, announce the launch of the Fashion Week Sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will be chosen to receive $3,000 (USD) and 2 VIP Tickets to Nolcha Fashion Week this September during New York Fashion Week.

The winner will also receive an exciting collection of designer gifts, including jewelry from Raje Styles, a watch from House of Horology, and high-end Italian shoes from Minicentroshoes.com.

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Don’t Sweat It – A Slim Chance

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Through our crazy and fashion oriented routines we see great clothes and work on looking amazing ourselves everyday, but what happens on the outside doesn’t always reflect the inside. Under all those fabulous clothes sometimes there is a very tired person who makes the wrong food choices and sometimes wears extra concealer and extra blush to cover up pale exhaustion. I have been there and done exactly that. Thankfully we can fix it by paying attention to the fuel we feed ourselves daily.

While food is fuel, the wrong foods can make us rather tired. When you have tried everything from tons of coffee, to sleeping well, exercising, and getting your blood tested. The answers to your low energy sometimes can be found  in what you eat. Here are the foods that deplete your  energy without you knowing it:

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Independent Fashion Friday – Men’s Wear Designers

It’s Independent Fashion Friday and that can only mean one thing in our eyes, 5 top designers you simply have to have on your radar!  Following on from our #MondayMustHaves – Dad’s Do it Best, we’ve gathered our top 5 Men’s wear designers just for you.

Christian BennerName: Christian Benner

Origin: USA

Website: www.christianbennercustom.com/

About: Beginning as a visual merchandiser for Victoria’s Secret, then taking the reigns as lead stylist and sales for Men’s wear at Internationally known vintage retailer, What Goes Around Comes Around, Chrsitian Benner has rapidly become one of the most in-demand creators in New York City’s cut throat underground fashion scene. Mastering the art of taking existing pieces (predominantly rock tees and leather goods) and redesigning, distressing and reviving ‘the old’ by giving them a new life, a second story, and definitely some amazing, one of a kind touches, is what stands him out from the rest – Catering to the likes of Brandon Flowers, Mila Kunis, Jakob Dylan, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Donatella Versace and many others and receiving countless editorial features and stylings both domestically and overseas.

Christian Benner envisions taking a classic beat up rock and roll t-shirt, and turning it into high fashion.

 

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Don’t Sweat It – Hangover from Heaven

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Fashion week after parties, cocktail events, store openings, all that fun that we can have is not as fun the next day after wine and champagne, and sometimes tequila comes into the equation. Hangovers are awful and get worst as we age. Also known as ‘veisalgia’, the term stems from the Norwegian word ‘kveis’, and it is defined as uneasiness following debauchery with algia, Greek for pain. So formally: unease with pain, following debauchery.

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Independent Fashion Friday’s – Graduate Fashion Week

TGI Independent Fashion Friday!  This weeks Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team visited Graduate Fashion Week: London to checkout the fresh new talent and latest designs.  From the hundreds of students this weeks four designers stood out particularly among all the rest.  Here’s our heads up to look our for these independent fashion designers on a runway near you.

Hannah Munro

Brand: Hannah Munro

University: Colchester School of Art

Website: www.hannah-munro.tumblr.com/

About:  Hannah Munro studied Fashion/Textiles/Accessories at Colchester School or Art.  Her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection of womenswear and handbags is based upon F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby”, taking inspiration from the era of the 1920’s, in particular the fashion and high society lifestyle. The collection adopts the character of Daisy Buchanan as a muse, using the outfits to represent key events in the novel. Inspiration for garment shapes has also come from more contemporary sources such as Ralph Lauren’s Spring/summer 2012 collection and trends for Autumn/Winter 2014. The collection is made up of four outfits consisting of dresses, capes, handbags and accessories; each one reflecting Daisy Buchanan’s character. The bold colours of black, red, cream and silver reflect the themes of death, love, romance, deceit, wealth and glamour seen throughout the novel. Fabrics in the collection include silk, leather and wool, mixed with feathers and embellishment to create a modern take on 1920’s glamour.

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Don’t Sweat It – Highway to Health

Energizing habits

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The weather is getting warmer, people are out more often. We are mixing long work hours with late night obligatory fashion parties. Well they are fun but after too many nights in a row it wears us down. The glitz and the fun is great, but where has all our energy gone? Next day we are exhausted and can fall into  bad habits to beat the drain. Here is a list of habits that may help us understand better the answer to what’s draining us:

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Independent Fashion Fridays – Jewelry

It’s our favorite day, it’s Independent Fashion Friday! Following on from our #MondayMustHaves theme, we have found five beautiful independent jewelry designers that simply have to be on your radar.

Michelle Pajak ReynoldsBrand: Michelle Pajak-Reynolds

Origin: USA

Website: http://michellepajakreynolds.com/

As a little girl, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds spent hours playing with pop-beads and jelly bracelets in front of a television watching Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman. “Wonder Woman’s jewelry gave her super powers, confidence and enabled her to change the world. My passion for making jewelry is to help my clients feel like the most beautiful and confident women in the world and as though they can conquer anything.”

Michelle Pajak Reynolds jewelry is highly sought after by fashion stylists, celebrities and collectors. Her pieces have been exhibited internationally and worn by celebrities including Sophia Bush, Jillian Barberie, Nona Gaye, Dina Manzo, and Miss Brazil 2010 Debora Lyra. Michelle’s designs have also been featured on the cover of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, LA Brides, and Created Woman magazines and the runways of New York Fashion Week.

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Don’t Sweat it – Snacking on the go

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Let’s be honest 24 hours are not enough during a busy week day. Where does the time go?

Between fashion scene and non-stop appointments we eat whatever we find. We know the body needs fuel to go on but giving it the wrong type of fuel could wreck havoc for us. With the lack of time to even have lunch sometimes one would  grab at cookies, luncheon meats, chicken nuggets, sugary yoghurts,  and m&m’s, all these are by the way bad snacking choices.

The good news is that there is a lot of other things we can snack on without adding extra weight, feeling sick, or feeling extra drained. What makes a snack a good snack? A good snack will make you feel good about yourself, will fill you up and will have a higher nutrient density because of it.  Here is my favorite snacking on the go list:

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Independent Fashion Fridays – Ethical Fashion

Relax, it’s Independent Fashion Friday!  This week we are sending our love to independent fashion designers that create Eco and Ethical fashion.  We just can’t get enough of them!

OutsiderBrand: Outsider

Origin: UK

Website: www.outsiderfashion.com

About the Brand:  Outsider was launched in 2009 with a mission statement that set the scene “Ethical fashion should just look like fashion”.

Whether you call it Eco, Ethical, Sustainable, Green, Slow, Conscious or Responsible – ultimately it’s about creating and designing beautiful garments with a thoughtful approach.

Outsider garments can be worn and loved season after season. Outsider are creating an alternative, an ethical and sustainable choice that does not compromise on design or quality.
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Don’t Sweat it – Beat the Bloat

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With fashion week preparations right around the corner, there is very little time to eat, or to even think about what to eat. We all have so much to do and tons of desire to get things done. So what do we do? We get work done like we should and achieve everything we need to achieve, yet we forget to keep track of when or what we eat.

It’s true, our busy schedules often make us forget we are human and act more like machines until we get a stomach ache or feel bloated and that’s when the party ends. All those networking events and cocktail parties can make us very neglectful of our own health. After the big rush is over all that’s left behind is grumpiness and tiredness.

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Independent Fashion Friday – Our Picks

TGIF….Independent Fashion Friday that is! We’re excited to to share the independent fashion talent that has caught our attention lately.  Here are our top picks for this week!

Brand: Léka NYCLeka IFF

Origin: Russia

Website: www.lekanyc.com

About the brand: Léka is a designer clothing brand that brings fresh ideas to the wardrobe of an independent and self confident modern women. Leka’s architectural background became a great base for the expression of infinite love through beautiful forms and shapes. Architectural ideas that are embodied in the fabric give life to the unique models for striking personalities, fashion enthusiasts and real women. Creative director and soul of the brand Léka sets the direction for the development of the brand and monitors the product range and stylistic components of the brand. The designer has a very special relation to the clothes.

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Don’t Sweat it – Good Mood Foods

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It is no secret that independent fashion designers work long hours. Whether balancing collection creation, production, photoshoots or tradeshows the list of things to handle on any given day is nonstop. Stress can happen when you are having a bad day, have too much stuff to do and too little time to do it. In general, almost all of us experience stress at some time in our lives. For some of us, we deal with stress every week, every day, or every hour of the day. It is the severity of stress that could drive our body toward health and mental deterioration.

What happens to the body when stress kicks in has a lot to do with the Hypothalamus region of the brain. It is like a smoke alarm that signals the brain’s internal responses, like cold/hot, stress, happiness and even sexual arousal. For example, the Hypothalamus signals the Adrenal gland to secrete Adrenaline and Cortisol, which makes the heart and breathing go faster. The body does work well under pressure, but when stress is prolonged the body is not given a chance to recharge, so your immune system is weakened over time.

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Gardein Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by Rusk sponsor Gardein.  Gardein are a award-winning, fast growing, meatless brand that offer a variety of delicious and versatile foods.  Gardein’s mouthwatering line-up of plant-based protein delivers real meat taste, texture and nutrition.  A good for you and good for the planet option, gardein products are made from non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies.

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Smart Water Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by Rusk sponsor Smart Water.  Smart Water is vapour distilled bottled water full of essential nutrients and electrolytes.

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Kusmi Tea Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by Rusk sponsor Kusmi Tea.  Kusmi Tea is a brand of tea which produces Russian-style teas and tea blends.  Kusmi Tea’s Russian teas are blends of Chinese, Indian, and Ceylon teas, often flavored with bergamot, citrus fruits, cinnamon, or other scents.

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ONO E-cigs Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by Rusk sponsor Ono-Ecigs. Ono- Ecigs are premium battery powered electronic cigarettes that provide inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a rich vaporized solution. Unlike traditional tobacco products, there is no danger of second hand smoke, no combustion, no tar and no ash.

ONO e-cigs at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York for 2014 Fall/Winter presented by RUSK.

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AOFM Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

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View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by Rusk sponsor Academy of Make-Up.  AOFM offer innovative make-up courses in their Academies taught by instructors that work hands on in the industry.

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Skinny Girl Sponsor Recap Fall/Winter 2014| Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

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View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Skinny Girl.  Created by Arizona Drinks, Skinny Girl sparklers is a non-alcoholic sparkling water mane from are made with 100% natural colors and flavors, and sweetened with all natural fruit juices, honey, cane sugar and Sucralose.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare Recap

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York FW14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare.  Rusk Haircare were the creative vision behind the hair artistry for the runway shows.  The talented hair team brought our designers collections to life, styled select celebrity guests and educated industry influencers on the latest hair trends and products.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Shows

13 Feb, 2014

Press releaseKat Graham, Kelly Rutherford, Jennie Garth, Zendaya, Elliott Sailors, and more attend Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK.

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK has just wrapped its Fall/Winter 2014 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring 13 designer runway shows.

Trend-setting celebrities who were looking to take in some refreshing talent this season, and came out to support independent fashion design included: Jennie Garth (90210), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Zendaya (actress/singer), Elliott Sailors (womenswear & menswear top model), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Derek J (Bravo’s Fashion Queens), Kristen Taekman (Real Housewives of New York), Pia Pizza (Mob Wives), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), Frank Ferrer (Guns & Roses), Morgan O’Connor (model), Brittany Mason (model), LaToya London (American Idol), Krystle Joy Brown (Broadway’s Motown), Katie Rose Clarke (Broadway’s Wicked), Courtney Kerr (Bravo’s “Courtney Loves Dallas”) and HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.

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Medical Aesthetics Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

10 Feb, 2014

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Medical Aesthetics, a boutique Medical Spa located in the heart of SOHO, sponsors February’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, which runs February 10th-13th 2014.

A visionary when it comes to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, Dr. Leslie Gerstman is excited to spread her philosophy on feeling and staying beautiful both inside and out.
“I am honored to be a Nolcha Fashion Week 2014 Partner,” said Dr. Gerstman, owner of Medical Aesthetics a boutique Medical spa in SOHO. “Supporting emerging talent is a great passion of mine.”

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Gett Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

06 Feb, 2014

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Gett, Global Black Car and Taxi App, sponsors February’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs February 10th-13th, 2014.

 Gett is the transportation smartphone app of the future, combining state-of-the-art mobile technology, 100% fixed, transparent pricing, and 24/7 live customer service. Gett is the US division of GetTaxi, which has revolutionized the way people get around in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tel Aviv.

 “We are thrilled to be a part of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York,” Jing Wang Herman, US CEO, Gett comments.“We are committed to transforming the consumer experience in NYC with flat pricing, advance booking and 24/7 live customer support, and of course always in style.”

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Gardein Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

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Garden Protein International Inc.—the makers of gardein, the award-winning, fastest growing, meatless brand offering a variety of delicious and versatile foods—is proud to support independent fashion design through sponsorship of February’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs February 10th-13th, 2014.

Gardein’s mouthwatering line-up of plant-based protein delivers real meat taste, texture and nutrition.  A good for you and good for the planet option, gardein products are made from non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies.

“Looking good and feeling good has never tasted better.” said Russell Barnett, Vice President of Marketing at Gardein. “Gardein is excited to serve up great tasting, meatless food for ‘fashionistas’ around the world.”

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ONO Premium E-Cigs Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

30th Jan, 14

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ONO Premium E-Cigs, a great transition to alternative ‘healthier’ smoking, sponsors February’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs February 10th-13th, 2014.

ONO Premium E-Cigarettes are a great option for the transition to alternative ‘healthier’ smoking. It tastes just like a traditional cigarette without the harmful effects or second hand smoke, fire, ashes, offensive odors, and tar. ONO Premium E-Cigs offer regular tobacco and menthol flavors. ONO has a smooth flavor and our customers describe it as being close to the real thing without the tobacco and other toxic chemicals.

ONO also offers electronic cigars. It is a new concept, launched about a year ago and has been very successful to date; like the cigarettes, you don’t get the harmful effects or the awful smell. In these products, there is mostly water, vegetable oil, flavoring, and 1.8 mg of nicotine making it a great baby step for a healthier lifestyle.

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Defiant Whisky Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

28 Jan, 14

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Defiant Whisky, American Single Malt, sponsors February’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs February 10th-13th, 2014.

Defiant single malt whisky starts with water drawn from deep under the distillery that is of such natural purity, it is not altered in any way. They use 100% malted barley, cold-ground on a custom roller mill. The freshly milled grist begins the mashing process just moments later, and specially cultured yeast, expertly pitched, gives it life. A hand built copper potstill captures the elusive spirit. Toasted American white oak softens the whisky developing a rich, amber color and delicate notes of honey, vanilla, caramel and tannins.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring Nolcha Fashion Week,” said Tim Ferris Founder of Blue Ridge Distilling Co., Inc “Rolling out Defiant Whisky in New York on February 1st and February 10th being introduced at Nolcha during New York Fashion Week is a spectacular combination for our brand.”

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Air Europa Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

16 Jan, 2014

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Air Europa, the award-winning Latin American and Caribbean specialist in Europe sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2014 Fall/Winter, which runs February 10th –13th   2014.

Continuing into their seventh consecutive year, and held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 30 designers this season.

Air Europa offers tour services between Northern and Western Europe and holiday resorts in the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. It also operates domestic scheduled services and long-haul flights to North and South America and the Caribbean. Air Europa is the third largest airline in Spain and has some of the most modern aircrafts in Europe, offering a comfortable and customer-centric service to all of it’s passengers.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces February Fall/Winter 2014 Designer lineup

Jan 9th, 2014
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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February’s Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week, which continues to attract attention as an alternative venue to the tents at Lincoln Center.   This season’s events will run February 10th – 13th, 2014, including individual and collective runway presentations, an exclusive bloggers brunch, fashion lounge, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.

Continuing into their seventh consecutive year, and held simultaneously with New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 30 designers this season.

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Runway Recap SS14: Tess Johnson | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

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Runway Recap: Tess Johnson at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name:  Tess Johnson

Label Name: Tess Johnson

Websitewww.tessjohnsonfashion.com

Background: As far back as I can remember, I have always loved clothes. I can vividly remember playing dress up as a little girl. In 2007, I graduated from high school and started my life as designer. I spent 4 years studying at Parson The New School for Design, spent a semester in Paris, and many years interning. I graduated with a BFA in women’s wear designer after presenting my Senior Thesis, my first real collection. I then had the opportunity to compete on Lifetime TV’s show “24 Hour Catwalk”, where I successfully created a 3 look collection, and was chosen the winner. Since Parsons, I have shown a Resort wear collection in Miami, have been invited to participate in the AHA “Red of the Runway” event, had a featured mannequin display in Saks 5th Ave flagship store, received a Swarovski sponsorship, and slowly began to grown my brand.

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ZICO Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

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ZICO Pure Coconut Water Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Zico.  ZICO is 100% pure coconut water from hand-harvested Thai coconuts.  Zico is perfect for keeping you hydrated where ever you go, the perfect drink for keeping us on the go throughout fashion week.

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Magnifico Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

Be Magnifico Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

Be Magnifico Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Magnifico. Magnifico is a sparkling and stylish alternative to wine or been-there-done-that cocktails.  It is the perfect accessory, whether you’re curling up for a relaxing night in, or stepping out on the town with the girls.

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Project SUBWAY Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

Raina Seitel, Althea Harper, Mel B, Jared Fogle, Lori Ann Marchese, nd Nastia Liukin judge Project SUBWAY, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Raina Seitel, Althea Harper, Mel B, Jared Fogle, Lori Ann Marchese, nd Nastia Liukin judge Project SUBWAY, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

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Runway Recap SS14: Nina Athanasiou | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Nina Athanasiou at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Nina Athanasiou at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Nina Athanasiou

Label Name: nina athanasiou

Websitewww.nina-athanasiou.de

Background: The label was founded at the end of 2008. Ultimately, I found my way back to fashion in a roundabout way. After studying fashion design, I initially worked in different professions for a few years. For instance, I opened a bar after having worked as a freelance illustrator. Only after my two children were born did I return to fashion design and it became my ultimate passion.

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GrandeLash Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

GrandeLash Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

GrandeLash Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor GrandeLash.  GrandeLash produce eyelash and eyebrow formulas that repair, lengthen and thicken eyelashes using breakthrough technology.

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Runway Recap SS14: Stacie May | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Stacie May at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Stacie May at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Stacie May
Label Name: Stacie May
Background: Stacie May started designing as soon as she was tall enough to reach the pedal on the sewing machine and before she would hand sew and knit things for her Barbie’s starting at a very young age. Art has always been her passion and fabric became her favorite medium. Stacie is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Fashion Design. Stacie officially launched her line in October 2008 with Fashion Week San Diego and has been going strong ever since.




Runway Recap SS14: Oiselle | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Oiselle at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Oiselle at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Sally Bergesen

Label Name: Oiselle

Websitewww.oiselle.com

Background: An English Major turned runner turned designer…my direction has been fueled by the cross pollination of my widely varying interests. In the same vein, we want to tear down the walls between performance and style – and give women the design-forward, sweat-worthy styles they yearn for.

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Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

AOFM Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

AOFM Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Academy of Make-Up.  AOFM offer innovative make-up courses in their Academies taught by instructors that work hands on in the industry.

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Smart Water Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

Smart Water Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

Smart Water Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Smart Water.  Smart Water is vapour distilled bottled water full of essential nutrients and electrolytes.

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Runway Recap SS14: Mariana Valentina | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Mariana Valentina at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Mariana Valentina at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Mariana Lira

Label Name: Mariana Valentina

Websitewww.marianavalentina.com

Background: Mariana was born in New York, where she pursued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Being raised in the Hamptons, with an Argentine and European heritage, Mariana’s style was influenced by the glamour and high society people from around the world. With most of her family still residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she frequently visits the country and is tainted by its alluring culture and lifestyle. After many years of working for several high end boutiques, showrooms, and styling agencies, Mariana decided to finally launch her own line in NYC.

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MONSTER Energy Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

MONSTER Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

MONSTER Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor Monster Energy.  Monster Energy is a renowned Energy drink launched by the Monster corporation in April 2002. There are now 34 different Monster drinks throughout the US.

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Runway Recap SS14: Magdalena Adriane | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Magdalena Adriane at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Magdalena Adriane at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Magdalena Adriane Toth

Label Name: Magdalena Adriane

Website: www.magdalenaadriane.com

Background: Upon successful completion of the Viennese master class for fashion and the Master Arte della Moda from the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Magdalena Adriane Toth founded her own label “Magdalena Adriane” in 2009.  From fabulous, flowing, airy materials like tulle, silk and lace, she creates very feminine, romantic and elegant outfits with haute-couture charm. With her timeless collections and their emphasis on tailoring skills and details, they already conquered cities such as New York, Berlin, Paris and Vienna.  The rise of the young designer began in 2011 as Magdalena Adriane presented her Spring/Summer 2012 collection at the Austrian/Slovakian Fashion Night in New York. Shortly after, followed with her participation at the Bread & Butter in Berlin, the Prêt-à-Porter in Paris Expo, the Vienna Fashion Night and MQ Vienna Fashio Week in Vienna Since 2012, Magdalena Adriane also designs men’s fashion. As for her women’s collection, the combination of skilled cuts and intriguing detail-oriented materials are a protruding element. The emphasis is on light fabrics, such as silk, that meet with classic, masculine cuts. The individual pieces of her collection are custom made for each customer by Magdalena Adriane, from design inception to the finished piece.

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Runway Recap SS14: LUM | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: LUM at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: LUM at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Lama Taher

Label Name: LUM

Websitewww.lum-boutique.com

Background: Launched in 2010, Lum was founded by Lama Taher. The idea emerged when she moved back from London. After living 6 years abroad and receiving her MSc in Child Psychology, she decided to give her academic pursuits a break and nourish her dormant creativity by strengthening her intrinsic passion in fashion design.

Lum’s first collection included feminine casual wear offering unique cotton t-shirts and chic jumpsuits and vests. The rapid expansion of the brand emerged after Lum created cocktail dresses that are chic, classy and wearable. The overwhelming positive feedback encouraged the designer to translate her taste in evening gowns made to flaunt women with color and style. As the success continued and demand increased, LUM now expanded and created couture pieces that reflect delicacy and grace. In 2 years, LUM have reached clients worldwide and is now being sold in all GCC countries.

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DON Q RUM Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

DON Q RUM sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

DON Q RUM sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor DON Q Rum.  For 148 years DON Q Rum have been committed to bringing high quality rum to the people of Puerto Rico.  Now available in the USA, they were the exclusive Rum sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2013.

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Runway Recap SS14: Leka | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Leka at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Leka at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Léka

Label Name: Léka

Websitewww.lekanyc.com

Background: Art Director is the soul of our brand. Ms LEKA is a talented designer and architect. She herself sets the direction of the brand, monitors the product range and stylistic components of Léka. Ms LEKA has worked in the sphere of architectural and landscape design for a long time. She participates in major European exhibitions, takes part in international design competitions.

Business experience gained during the development of her own architectural bureau (the bureau produces complex engineering and country houses design) became the basis for new business in the sphere of designer women’s clothing.

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Biovea Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

BIOVEA sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

BIOVEA sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor BIOVEA, a leading manufacturer and online retailer of high-end health, fitness and beauty products. BIOVEA’s product lines support a variety of health interests including anti-aging and skin care, sport and fitness, slimming, sexual wellbeing, daily vitamins and minerals and more.  BIOVEA helped celebrities, guests, models and our peers maintain maximum health during our fast paced and demanding events.

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Runway Recap SS14: Danilo Gabrielli | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Danilo Gabrielli at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Danilo Gabrielli at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Label: Danilo Gabrielli

Designer Name: Danilo Gabrielli

Websitewww.danilogabrielli.com

Background: Our brand started with our first collection, SS12, with Nolcha in NYC.  AW12 was presented during NY fashion week as well.  We also launched into the London fashion market with the AW12 collection.  Our SS13 collection was presented during London Fashion week as well as our AW13 collection.  We are now in our fifth season (SS14) and are happy to be back home presenting with Nolcha during NY fashion week.

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Runway Recap SS14: Karo Swimwear | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Karo Swimwear at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Karo Swimwear at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name:  Kasia Roginska

Label Name:  KARO Swimwear

Websitewww.karoswimwear.com

Background: Kasia Roginska was born in Krakow, Poland. As a child Kasia was always passionate about hand sewing simple outfits for her dolls. Her parents, but mainly her father, Jozef, taught  her how to use a sewing machine for her little projects and also encouraged  her to continue her creativity by applying into fashion design school. Shortly after her graduation, the whole family emigrated to USA, state of CT. For a few years Kasia has disconnected from her trade as she became wife and a mother.

In October 2012 Kasia’s father passed away unexpectedly and being that close with him, knocked her down for many weeks. Finally in January 2013, a beautiful, exciting idea blossomed and KARO swimwear was born. With the greatest moral support of her husband and family creativity and passion took over filling in the gap after loss making her into whole new person. By creating and designing, she feels like she is making him proud. Kasia feels he’s behind it all, helping her, navigating her to the path she belongs ever since she was that little girl that wanted to style her dolls.

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Homanz Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

Homanz sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

Homanz sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor handbag HOMANZ. HOMANZ design is a blend between contemporary and classic style, simple outlook and timeless design, which unfolds the elegance and inner beauty of modern women. The core design concept evolves around the pleasure and satisfaction that modern women obtain in their daily lives. Her exclusive ‘ring pattern’ design symbolizes a ‘Perfect Life’ that every woman aspires to.

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Runway Recap: Intrepid by A’Oc | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Intrepid By Ao'c at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Intrepid By Ao’c at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Aerin O’Connell

Label Name: INTREPID by Ao’c

Websitewww.intrepidbyaoc.com

Background: FIT, Film Producer, Actress, and Philanthropist

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ONO E-cig Sponsor Recap at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK

ONO E-Cigs sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

ONO E-Cigs sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

 View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presented by RUSK Haircare sponsor ONO Ecig, a premium battery powered electronic cigarette that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a rich vaporized solution. However, unlike traditional tobacco products, there is no danger of second hand smoke, no combustion, no tar and no ash.

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Runway Recap SS14: Claire Farwell London | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Claire Farwell London at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Claire Farwell London at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer: Claire Farwell

Label Name: Claire Farwell London

Websitewww.ClaireFarwellLondon.com

Background: Claire, originally from England, began her career as a model and actress. She graced the pages of countless fashion magazines, appeared in movies and well known TV commercials across the globe. Her body,  gorgeously fit and feminine, helped her secure work time and time again, with her curves being one of her most marketable assets. In 2009 that all came crashing down.

After a routine first mammogram, Claire learned that she had breast cancer. Claire underwent 5 grueling surgeries to rid her body of the cancer and give her a chance at continuing her life as a devoted wife, mother and career woman. Her only option was to have a mastectomy, and made the choice to have a double mastectomy.

Today, Claire is cancer free yet her battle with cancer and her journey through it have inspired her to reach out to milions of women touched by this devasting disease.

“One life, one body, go out and be all the woman that you ever dreamt of.”

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Runway Recap SS14: Bela Criacao | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Bela Criacao at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Bela Criacao at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Felicia Persuad

Label Name: Bela Criacao

Websitewww.belacriacao.com

Background: I am half West Indian and half Brazilian.  I was born and raised in Guyana, South America.  As a young girl, I watched my mother own and operate a textile company. At that point of my life I realized how strong my love was for the fashion world and it is amazing to see a simple sketch come to life.  At the age of 20, I migrated to the US and started working in the Real Estate industry. At the age of 24, I opened my first company, which is a title insurance company named Empire Land Services. This business became successful but I felt that I was still missing something in my life, and I realized that I was suppressing my burning desire for what I love most “Fashion.”  I am at the right point of my life with my two boys being old enough to take care of themselves. I’ve decided to move forward with creating the Bela Criacao fashion line.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare

View the highlights from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York SS14 presenting sponsor RUSK Haircare who were the creative vision behind the hair artistry for the runway shows. Beyond bringing our designers collections to life the exceptionally talented hair team styled select celebrity guests, educated industry influencers on the latest hair trends and products and completed the events with adding glam to the bloggers at our Fashion Lounge.

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Runway Recap SS14: Katty Xiomara | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Runway Recap: Katty Xiomara at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Runway Recap: Katty Xiomara at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Designer Name: Katty Xiomara

Label Name: Katty Xiomara

Website: www.kattyxiomara.com

Background: Even though I was born in Venezuela my parents were Portuguese. At 17 I made a decision and moved to Portugal. I attended the Fashion Design course in in Porto. In 1999, in partnership with my husband, we created the brand KattyXiomara. Since then the brand participates regularly at Fashion Week in Portugal and in some occasions at Fashion Week Paris. In 2005 the brand initiated the commercial path, attending various trade fairs like; Bread and Butter, Who’s Next and most recently at Project and Coterie in U.S.A.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK wraps-up Spring/Summer 2014 runway presentations

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14 wraps up

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14 wraps up

On Wednesday, September 11, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Spring/Summer 2014 presented by RUSK held their runway shows at Pier 59.  The day-long event featured 5 runway shows, and 17 designers.  Now in its sixth year, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers, and this season’s designers were global in scope including designers based out of Portugal, Zimbabwe, Germany, Austria, The UK, and across the U.S.

The 11am show kicked off the day with a solo presentation by acclaimed Portuguese designer, Katty Xiomara.  Xiomara, who designs graphic womenswear, sent 50 looks down the runway.

The 1:30pm collective show featured: Karo Swimwear, Oiselle, The Vanity Project, Intrepid by AOC and Project SUBWAY®, which challenged four Nolcha Designers to create innovative garments made entirely out of SUBWAY® materials.  A panel of celebrity judges including: Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, Project Runway alum from Season 6 and All-Stars, Althea Harper, Raina Seitel, media personality and star of Style Network’s City Girl Diaries, Mrs. Connecticut 2013, Lori Ann Marchese, Melanie B. of the Spice Girls, and Jared “The Subway Guy,” critiqued the looks by four Nolcha designers, and ultimately chose the winner: Danilo Gabrielli.

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Coco Rocha, Christy Turlington, Kelly Rutherford, Jennie Garth, Melanie B and more attend Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

Heather Simmons - Vice President RUSK, Coco Rocha and Gerard Caruso - Artistic Director RUSK at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

Heather Simmons – Vice President RUSK, Coco Rocha and Gerard Caruso – Artistic Director RUSK at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14

(Heather Simmons – Vice President RUSK, Coco Rocha and Gerard Caruso – Artistic Director RUSK)

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK has just wrapped its Spring/Summer 2014 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring 19 designer runway shows and proving to be the independent fashion showcase’s most attention-grabbing season to date.

Trend-setting celebrities who were looking to take in some refreshing new talent this season, and came out to support independent fashion design included: Jennie Garth (90210), Christy Turlington (supermodel), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Coco Rocha (supermodel), Melanie B (Spice Girls), Chloe Bridges (The Carrie Diaries), and Jeannie Mai (Style Network).

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My Fashion Database Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2013

My Fashion Database Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

My Fashion Database Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

My Fashion Database (MyFDB), the largest database for fashion content and professional credits, sponsors September’s Spring/Summer 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs September 10th – 12th, 2013.

MyFDB also serves as a social network for the fashion industry to help connect consumers, professionals, agencies and brands together.  Their mission is to give aspiring professionals and brands a platform to get exposure and to conduct their business through.

Morgan Lang, CEO of MyFDB, shares: “MyFDB is extremely focused on supporting up-and-coming designers and partnering with Nolcha is a perfect opportunity!”

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BIOVEA Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 2013

BIOVEA Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

BIOVEA Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

BIOVEA International, a leading manufacturer and online retailer of high-end health, fitness and beauty products since 2001, sponsors September’s Spring/Summer 2014 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York which runs September 10th – 12th, 2013.

BIOVEA’s product lines support a variety of health interests including anti-aging and skin care, sport and fitness, slimming, sexual wellbeing, daily vitamins and minerals and more.  With websites in over 34 countries, BIOVEA has become the international leader in health and wellness, earning a reputation for service, reliability and quality.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring NOLCHA Fashion Week,” said Jim Hutz, Chief Operating Officer at BIOVEA International. “What a fantastic platform for up and coming innovators in fashion to showcase their designs and creativity to a global audience.  With our shared interest in global initiatives, partnering with NOLCHA for this event was a wonderful fit.”

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces partnership with Modalyst for the Fashion Lounge

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK partner with MODALYST SS14

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK partner with MODALYST SS14

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK is pleased to announce a partnership with Modalyst, a curated, online wholesale marketplace connecting accessory designers and independent boutiques, to co-host the Fashion Lounge on September 12th, 2013.

Continuing into their sixth consecutive year, and held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers and will be showcasing over 30 designers this season.

Thursday, September 12, will serve as the Fashion Lounge, to be presented at Yotel on 42nd Street and 10th Avenue starting from 1pm.  The Fashion Lounge offers independent fashion designers the opportunity to showcase, interact and gift tastemakers, bloggers, editors, stylists and industry influencers in an intimate setting. It offers the media a haven between the runway shows to indulge in beauty treatments and enjoy some refreshments whilst viewing the brand partners.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces September Spring/Summer 2014 lineup

The announcement for Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14 line up is released

The announcement for Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14 line up is released

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, has announced its’ official calendar of events for September Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week, which will run September 10th – 12th, 2013, including runway presentations, an exclusive bloggers brunch, fashion lounge, after-parties, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.

Continuing into their sixth consecutive year, and held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers and will be showcasing over 30 designers this season.

Wednesday, September 11, will serve as the main day of runway shows, to be presented for the third season in a row at the illustrious Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway.  Shows will take place at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.  The Nolcha Fashion Lounge will follow on Thursday, September 12 at YOTEL.

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Homanz Joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York as Official Handbag Brand

Homanz sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

Homanz sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK SS14

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, is pleased to announce that Homanz will be joining the schedule in September 2013 for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections as Official Handbag Brand.

Designer Shirley Tsang shares: “I am excited and glad to be participating and presenting my handbag collection at Nolcha Fashion Week. It’s going to be an amazing opportunity to showcase my brand, to meet other designers and other people in the fashion and media industries. I love to design and create unique things and share them with everyone. Now that I have found the best place for my brand to be recognized, I’m excited for Nolcha Fashion Week!”

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The Huffington Post | How Women Leaders Do It

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The Huffington Post feature Nolcha Fashion Week: New York CEO Kerry Bannigan

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York CEO Kerry Bannigan is featured in The Huffington Post.

Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fiona-citkin-phd/the-business-case-for-imm_b_3637093.html




The Hot Zone | Nolcha Fashion Week Fall Preview

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The Hot Zone share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

The Hot Zone USA tell us about their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week Preview Luncheon held at the La Marina NYC.

Read the full article here: http://thehotzoneusa.com/fashion/nolcha-fashion-week-fall-preview/




Styleology Magazine | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon

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Styleology Magazine share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

Blogger from Styleolody magazine cover the Nolcha Fashion Week:New York Preview Luncheon at the La Marina NYC.

Read the full article here: http://styleologymagazine.tumblr.com/




Manhattan with a twist | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon

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Manhattan with a twist share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

Blogger from Manhattan with a twist shares her experiences of the Nolcha Fashion Week Preview Luncheon and La Marina NYC.

Read the full article here: http://manhattanwithatwist.com/2013/07/02/nolcha-fashion-week-preview-at-la-marina-nyc/




Audrey Allure | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon

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Audrey Allure share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

Audrey Allure cover the Nolcha Fashion Week Preview Luncheon at La Marina NYC.

Read the full article here: http://audreyallure.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/nolcha-fw-media-lunch.html




A Life in the Fashion Lane | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon

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A Life in The Fashion Lane share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

Alexa Curtis from A Life in the Fashion Lane shares her experience of the Nolcha Fashion Week Preview Luncheon at the La Marina NYC.

Check it out here: http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.com/2013/06/nolcha-fashion-week-la-marina.html




Ambassador of Fashion | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon

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Ambassador of Fashion share their experience at the Nolcha Fashion Week bloggers lunch at La Marina NYC

Blogger from Ambassador of fashion shares her experience of the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Preview Luncheon La Marina NYC.

Take a look at the full article here: http://ambassadoroffashion.com/




The Telegraph | Mind the Generation

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The Telegraph feature Nolcha Fashion Week: New York CEO Kerry Bannigan

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York CEO Kerry Bannigan featured in The Telegraph.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9987603/Mind-the-generation-gap-3-mother-daughter-pairs-discuss-their-career-paths.html




Useful Social Media | The Importance of Social Media

usm.jpgUseful Social Media cover CEO of Nolcha Kerry Bannigan and her views on the importance of social media from a business perspective .

Read the full article here: http://beta.usefulsocialmedia.com/measurement/power-part-two-finding-value-facebook-expenditure




Why Blue Matters | Indie Retailer Conference

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Why Blue Matters cover the Indie Retailer conference.

Check out the full article here: http://areyouthereason.com/giving-smaller-retailers-a-boost-the-vision-of-retail-minded/




Virtual Strategy Magazine | Michelle Pajak-Reynolds

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Virtual Strategy Magazine cover Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Couture Jewelry designer Michelle Pajak-Reynolds.

Check out the full article here: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/04/17/ohio-couture-jewelry-designer-michelle-pajak-reynolds-featured-fashionminglenet-fashion-e




Why Blue Matters | Bloggers Brunch

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Why Blue Matters share a video from the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Blogger’s Brunch at Yotel.

Check out the video here: http://areyouthereason.com/nolcha-fashion-week-bloggers-brunch/




Style Me Bad | Samantha Cole London

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Style me bad cover the Samantha Cole London AW13 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Read the full article here: http://stylemebad.com/2013/02/21/nolcha-fashion-week-samantha-cole-london-fw-13/




The Hot Zone | Nolcha Fashion Week: The Trendy Younger Sister Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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The Hot Zone USA cover Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, describing it as ‘The Trend Younger Sister Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and offer in insight into selected designers who are featured.

Check out the full article here: http://thehotzoneusa.com/entertainment-news/nolcha-fashion-week-the-trendy-younger-sister-of-mercedes-benz-fashion-week/




The Curvy Fashionista | Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

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The Curvy Fashionista cover Nolcha Fashion Week February 2013, covering a variety of designers including Tess Johnson and Lilly Lorraine. They also cover the appearance of rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

Read the full article here: http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com/2013/02/nolcha-fashion-week-fall-2013/




Financial Times | Real business men in their every day styles

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The Financial Times cover designer Michael Fenici at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Take a look at the full article here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/028faaa4-7912-11e2-930b-00144feabdc0.html#slide0




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK wraps-up Fall/Winter 2013 runway presentations

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK AW13 shows wrap up

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK AW13 shows wrap up

On Wednesday, February 13, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fall/Winter 2013 presented by RUSK held their runway shows at Pier 59.  The day-long event featured 3 runway shows, and 13 designers.  Now in its sixth year, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers, and this season’s designers were global in scope including designers based out of China, Sweden, The UK, Brazil, and across the U.S.

The 1:30pm show featured: Mikailee Alton, Tess Johnson, Dos Caras Swimwear and The Vanity Project (featuring select shoes by Cat Footwear).  The Vanity Project had celebrities walking in their show including rock-band “Early Morning Rebel,” Steve Maneri (Tight-end for the Kansas City Chiefs) and Robert McClain (defensive-back for Atlanta Falcons).

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Fox News | Rockers hit the Runway

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Fox News cover the moment rockers Early Morning Rebel hit the runway.

Take a look at the full article here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2165721829001/rockers-hit-the-runway/




United Design | Official Sponsorship

United Design cover the announcement of iSkin as the official gift bag sponsor for Nolcha Fashion Week February 2013.

Read the full article here: http://www.ud.biz/iskin-announced-official-gift-bag-sponsorship-of-the-2013-nolcha-fashion-week-in-new-york-city/




Named one of VOGUE’s ‘Fashion Forward Designers,’Samantha Cole London debuts collection to U.S. Market at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK

British Fashion designer Samantha Cole London debuts her collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

British Fashion designer Samantha Cole London debuts her collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

British award-winning designer Samantha Cole in association with Virginia Bright ENTERTAINMENT will be debuting her latest collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK on Wednesday 13th Feb, 2013 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway at 7:30pm.

Mark Holgate of American Vogue has declared Samantha Cole London as one of Britain’s “Fashion Forward Designers” and the line has also been featured as one of Italian Vogue’s TALENTS, she is definitely a designer to watch.

SCL draws influences from modern day trends without completely relying on it for the direction and purpose of her collections.

Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week, shares “I am thrilled to support the debut of a fellow Brit’s latest collection into the USA market and be able to provide the professional platform that such a fast growing independent brand needs.”

The A/W 2013 Collection “A Linear Nights Equation” drew inspiration from a back to basics formula of math. The mathematical equation graph was the basis for the simple and uncomplicated shapes created. It also inspired the brand’s debut print range which consists strictly of linear shapes.

Creating this Linear inspired collection began by using the “NIGHT EQUATION” graph accompanied by slopes and 3D linear equations. This is the focus and dominant feature that can be seen throughout the collection.

The “NIGHT EQUATION” set the tone for the monochrome color palette with a hint of tonal sunrise producing for the first time a slight warmth to the collection. The linear equation which is based on lines forming shapes also inspired the textured pieces from the suede hand knitted dress to the basket weave knit skinny trousers.

While the collection has far less textured fabrics as in previous seasons, it is richer in its use of leather that runs throughout the collection, other fabrics include suede, cashmere wool blend fabrics, silk, jersey and knits.

Arthur Mandel, President of Nolcha Fashion Week, comments “Thanks to the support of our presenting sponsor RUSK, we are able to offer cost effective options for independent fashion designers to showcase during New York Fashion Week; including international brands like Samantha Cole London.”

For more information on Samantha Cole London, visit: http://nolchafashionweek.com/designers?id=125

For any press related inquiries or to RSVP, contact Alyson Roy via 646.827.9594 orNolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Adds FOCO Pure Coconut Water to the sponsor line up

FOCO Coconut Water sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

FOCO Coconut Water sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York is excited to announce FOCO Pure Coconut Water as a sponsor for February Fashion Week this season, which runs February 11th-14th, 2013.

The perpetual motion and high stress of Fashion Week can lead to rapid energy depletion and dehydration for many top models racing between shows. That’s why they’re calling FOCO 100% Pure Coconut Water “heavenly hydration” on the runway this year. There’s a good reason why this naturally sweet, deliciously refreshing, low calorie super hydrator is the drink of choice during Fashion Week.

“FOCO 100% Pure Coconut Water is actually a better hydrator than sports drinks and tastes a lot better than plain water,” says Jeanine Wilson of MadCreek PR, representing FOCO. “FOCO Pure is also the only brand to exclusively use young green coconuts from single source plantations. Young green coconuts are understood universally to have the sweetest, freshest and best taste.”

Wilson adds that FOCO is never made from concentrate. It’s packaged directly at the source to perfectly preserve the coconut water’s five essential electrolytes, as well as a slew of vitamins and minerals. And that’s exactly what the tireless young men and women of Nolcha will need during one of their most grueling weeks of the year.

“This is our first year partnering with Nolcha Fashion Week and everyone at FOCO Pure is thrilled about being part of this major show,” says Wilson. “It makes perfect sense that the premier coconut water in America is front and center at one of the most cutting edge fashion events in the country.”

“As a personal fan of coconut water I am very pleased about this partnership,” says Arthur Mandel, President of Nolcha, “It is due to supporters like this that we continue to provide a cost effective and professional platform for independent fashion designers to showcase.”

For more information, visit: www.nolchafashionweek.com. For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or nolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About Foco/Vasinee Food Corporation

Vasinee Food Corporation, the exclusive US distributor of Foco 100% Pure Coconut Water, was established in Brooklyn in 1978. As one of the largest US wholesale food distributors, with more than 30 years experience importing coconut products from Southeast Asia, Vasinee is able to control the coconut product at the source, offering the purest, highest quality coconut water in America. For more information about FOCO 100% Pure Coconut Water in five tropical flavors, visit golocoforfoco.com

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces The Vanity Project runway show featuring celebrity band: “Early Morning Rebel”

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February Fall/Winter 2013, including a runway show by The Vanity Project, with guest celebrity talent “Early Morning Rebel.”

The Vanity Project creates distinctive men’s and women’s apparel whose designs are inspired by various local non-profits.

Adding some flare to the show, band mates Nathan James, Dustin Bath and Josh Mervin of Early Morning Rebel, will be walking the runway to show their support of sustainable fashion.  Dubbed the most “buzzed-about band in the fashion world” according to New York Magazine’s “The Cut”—the men will make their catwalk debut, modeling some of The Vanity Project’s best clothing for a cause.

“As independent designers, it’s great to collaborate with other up-and-coming artists like Early Morning Rebel,” said Omri Bojko, designer of The Vanity Project,  “Nolcha Fashion Week is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our unique styles.”

Early Morning Rebel’s first brush with the fashion world came when they were afforded the opportunity to work with Hedi Slimane in 2011. As the band began to gain traction and create buzz, the fashion world, too, took notice. By 2012, the boys had been named fashion’s new “it” band. When not attending shows in London and Paris, they were featured in every publication from WWD and Details to Cosmopolitan and People, were written into the script as well as performed on NBC’s Parenthood and were asked to be a part of NBC’s newest late-night show Real Music Live. They are thrilled to be participating in the Vanity Project’s show, especially considering its philanthropic ties.

“We are honored to be not only attending but participating in Nolcha Fashion Week,” lead singer Nathan James said. “We’re looking forward a great show.”

The Vanity Project runway show will take place on Wednesday February 13th, 1:30pm, at Pier 59 located at 18th Street and the West Side Highway.

For more information on The Vanity Project, visit: http://www.nolchafashionweek.com/designers?id=123

For any press related inquiries or to RSVP, contact Alyson Roy via 646.827.9594 orNolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York:

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces the debut of JUNGWON

JUNGWON debuts her collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

JUNGWON debuts her collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February Fall/Winter 2013 during New York Fashion Week, which will run February 11th – 14th, 2013 and is thrilled to announce the debut of JUNGWON. Dubbed as ‘the only jacket you need in NYC’ the runway show will take place on Wednesday February 13th, 7:30pm, at Pier 59 located at 18th Street and the West Side Highway.

Inspired by New York City’s unpredictable weather, JUNGWON specializes in sophisticated outerwear that allows New Yorkers to brave the rain, snow or wind, while maintaining a sophisticated and stylish look.  The brand philosophy is to make the consumer look chic and classic whilst being a piece of outerwear that you can rely on for many years. The brand ensures that anything can be worn under or with the jacket due to extra details very carefully added so not to spoil the desired look.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces Michael Fenici Runway Show

Michael Fenici joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

Michael Fenici joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York AW13

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week, which will run February 11th – 14th, 2013, including a runway show by bespoke menswear designer, Michael Fenici.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Announces Official Presenting Sponsor: RUSK Cutting-Edge Haircare Brand Styles Independent Fashion Showcase for a Second Consecutive Year

Rusk Hair Car Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York AW13

Rusk Hair Car Sponsors Nolcha Fashion Week: New York AW13

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York is excited to announce the return of RUSK as its presenting sponsor for February Fashion Week this season, which runs February 11th-14th, 2013.

After working together for the first time in September, the two companies—RUSK and Nolcha—have discovered just how well their joint emphasis on innovative design and a fresh approach to their respective industries has blended.

Last season, Forbes Magazine called Nolcha a “hot incubator of new fashion design talent,” and this season, Nolcha and RUSK are eager to introduce more emerging fashion brands together.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces February Fall/Winter 2013 lineup

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week, which will run February 11th – 14th, 2013, including runway presentations, an exclusive bloggers brunch, fashion lounge, after-parties, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.

Continuing into their sixth consecutive year, and held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers and will be showcasing over sixteen designers this season.

Wednesday, February 13th, will serve as the main day of runway shows, to be presented for the second season in a row at the illustrious Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway.  Shows will take place at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.

Presenting brands range from Jungwon (designer raincoats) to Samantha Cole London (edgy British womenswear), and Michael Fenici (bespoke men’s suits) to The Vanity Project (organic t-shirts with a cause).

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK returns for a second consecutive season, and is joined by Official Sponsors: smartwater, CLEAR, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, and American Airlines.

Individual biographies on each of the participating designer collections can be found at: www.nolchafashionweek.com/designers.

For a video recap of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York last season, September 2012, visit: www.vimeo.com/52896863.

For more information, visit www.nolchafashionweek.com.  For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or nolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About RUSK

Fashion + Culture + Attitude. RUSK is passionately dedicated to the art of hairdressing and represents unparalleled creative artistry and individuality in the professional haircare world. With a synergistic approach to cut, color and style and a complete range of high-performance products and tools, RUSK empowers professional stylists and their clients to achieve extraordinary results both in the salon and at home. From Deepshine™ Hair Color and RUSK Professional Engineering tools to iconic styling products like w8less, thickr and str8, RUSK products are available at fine salons around the world and at Cosmoprof and ULTA stores throughout the US.

www.rusk1.com | facebook.com/ruskhaircare | @ruskhaircare

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Official Shoe Sponsor selected to showcase at The Holiday Lookbook

Italian shoe brand Gibellieri recently debuted the Spring/Summer 2011 collection in USA as Official Shoe Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York. To continue the USA brand promotion the collection will exhibit at The Holiday Lookbook, produced by Shiraz Events, on October 5, 2010 from 11am to 7pm at The Level at Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 123 West 18th Street, 5th Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues).

Tiziana Gibellieri, Owner, commented: To launch our brand in the United States, Gibellieri chose Nolcha Fashion Week: New York held during New York Fashion Week, due to its reputation and a solid organized platform for launching brands. Gibellieri is confident to have found an ideal partner for growing the brand and our philosophy.

Guest host, Fashion Correspondent and Entertainment Reporter, Jill Martin will guide guests through The Holiday Lookbook show to find the perfect gift ideas for the holiday editorial list.

Jill Martin is a fashion expert, three-time Emmy-Nominated television personality, and author of Fashion for Dummies. Jill is a Today Show contributor, discussing everything from the latest trends to how to shop on a budget. She is well known for the wildly popular Today Show Ambush Makeovers. Jill has done in-depth coverage from the Golden Globes and Oscars conducting celebrity interviews and discussing red-carpet fashions. A contributor to US Weekly magazine, she can also be seen frequently on Access Hollywood, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.

Below is a schedule of events:

11:00am to 7:00pm:  The Holiday Lookbook doors open to accredited members of the media.

12:00pm to 5:00pm:  Meet the energist from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jennifer Mirman, also known as Zen Jen. She will be giving complimentary readings at The Holiday Lookbook and offering her line of jewelry with precious, healing gemstones. Celebrities like Denise Richards and Jennifer Love Hewitt consider themselves fans, along with the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

1:00pm to 4:00pm:  Join our host, Fashion Correspondent and Entertainment Reporter Jill Martin who will offer personal tours and talk about each of the brands and products. She is available for one-on-one interviews, as well as personal tips and holiday gift recommendations.

3:00pm to 4:00pm:  DeVine Lip Shimmer product launch. Meet the founders as they introduce a new line of lip shimmers made with 100% natural ingredients and added health benefits from wine.

5:00pm to 7:00pm:  Cupcake and Tea tasting by Little Cupcake Bakeshop and h.wood Teas.

The Gibellieri shoe factory, established in 1976 in SantâElpidio a Mare by Enrico Gibellieri, produces womens shoes. The company has a long handcraft tradition, which is used to manufacture products that are entirely made in Italy. The utmost attention has always been paid to choosing high quality materials in order to produce an elegant, modern and exceptionally well-made product.

The Gibellieri Spring/Summer 2011 collection focuses on details that evoke the sky, the sea, flowers and earth in all its meanings. The tropics and their atmospheres. The waves are translated into the soft leather uppers games, the smells and colors of the tropics is reflected in the use of pastel colors ranging from yellow cedar to turquoise. The explosion of the vitality of mother nature is reflected in the use of colors and animal prints that recall the wildlife belonging to every woman, without forgetting the black color as a must for every season.

For more information regarding Gibellieri contact: Arthur Mandel arthurm@nolcha.com

To view event details visit www.theholidaylookbook.com

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York:

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About The Holiday Lookbook

The Holiday Lookbook is a 1-day, bi-annual media showcase event featuring specially selected products in the lifestyle categories including fashion and accessories, beauty and spa, home, food and beverage, electronics, travel, and eco-conscious brands, among others, just in time for short lead holiday gift guides and long lead spring previews, awards season, Valentines Day, Easter, Spring Break and other stories. Participating brands are hand selected for their unique qualities, benefits and relevance. They are able to showcase their products to members of the press, set in a stylish boutique-style setting. Preview a video from past event visit:

www.youtube.com/user/TheHolidayLookbook | www.theholidaylookbook.com

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week Partners with Independent Designer Pamela Gonzales to Open First New York Concept Store in SoHo at SoHo Mews

Celebrity Designer Loris Diran and Rising Stars of Fashion to be Featured Along with Pamela’s Designs

Nolcha Fashion Week partners with couture-inspired, independent designer, Pamela Gonzales to open her first concept store in New York which will feature her designs alongside celebrity designer Loris Diran, Anaïs Bouchard  and other select   talent from Nolcha Fashion Week at Pamela Gonzales SoHo at SoHo Mews, 311 West Broadway, on Thursday, October 11th.

According to Forbes.com, Nolcha Fashion Week has become a hot incubator of new fashion design talent. Nolcha Fashion Week chose Pamela Gonzales to debut her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection in their September show and was instrumental in finding her a location for her concept store.

“We are proud to partner with Pamela Gonzales and the talent that will be featured at this ground-breaking store,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO and Co-Founder of Nolcha Fashion Week. “Supporting and expanding the reach of the independent designer is the foundation of our brand – this is a very exciting time for us!”

“The strategy for selecting this prime location situated opposite SoHo Grand, was to benefit from the popularity of this landmark New York City hotel, while aligning the independent fashion brands with notable retailers in a key shopping district,” emphasizes Arthur Mandel, President and Co-Founder of Nolcha Fashion Week.

Pamela Gonzales SoHo will showcase Pamela Gonzales Fall/Winter 2012 Collection alongside a unique spectrum of the world’s emerging fashion talent in an art gallery format. The space, designed by Romina Gonzales using glass as a primary material, will display an art installation of glass-blown sculptures and mannequins. The result is a unique concept that challenges the established formal conventions of art, design, fashion and glass.

Celebrity designer Loris Diran, a favorite of Beyonce’ and Sarah Jessica Parker, Anaïs Bouchard of “Naïs”, and the following rising stars of the fashion world as selected by the Nolcha Fashion Week team will debut alongside Pamela Gonzales’ Collection:

Alice Yim   (http://aliceyim.com/)

Antonia Paris (http://antoniaparis.com)

Arefeh (http://arefehfashion.com)

Carlos Luna (www.carlosluna.com)

Jess Rizzuti (http://www.jessrizzuti.com)

Jessica Barkley (http://www.jessicabarkley.com/)

Mel en Stel (http://www.melenstel.com/)

Nuvula (http://www.nuvula.com/)

Sandra Baquero (http://www.sandrabaquero.com/)

Each designer will have their own designated space to display their creations in a fashion-forward way.

Pamela Gonzales Fall/Winter 2012 Collection marked a true journey of self-discovery, an opportunity to materialize and project her uniqueness and her own concept of subtle elegance. With these designs, she also sought to create a balance between intricate embroidered evening designs and elegant but soothingly, neutral knitted wearables. She accomplished this by intermingling quintessential blacks, revitalizing reds and blissful golds. She pulled these elements together to build a unified collection of various complementary designs and colors that a modern, elegant woman could enjoy wearing all day long depending on her lifestyle.

With her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, which debuted at Nolcha Fashion Week in September to rave reviews, she was inspired by the mystique of the summer solstice. Using contrasting, powerful colors such as black and turquoise, champagne and gold as inspirational backdrop,  Pamela Gonzales advanced her designing skills to a new level.  Her intricate use of both texture and transparency, and hand-knit workmanship, drapes and crystals resulted in a cohesive and beautiful collection for a sophisticated, yet modern and alluring woman.

About Pamela Gonzales

Pamela Gonzales is a 20-year-old Peruvian fashion designer. Since she was a child, Pamela has always wanted to become one, but it wasn’t until an accident that she decided to follow her dream, and with a lot of effort and dedication, she completed her first collection. It was received with a great reception from buyers and editors alike in Peru’s Fashion Week, which led to invitations to talk shows as well as favorable press reviews in leading Peruvian media. Gonzales then decided to open her first boutique in Lima, Peru and established her own atelier to ensure the highest quality of production and craftsmanship.

Gonzales brought her first collection to New York where it received a warm reception and positive reviews by stylist, editors, and celebrities alike in both New York as well as Los Angeles. She has participated in Las Vegas Magic Show, New York ADK Showroom and LA Press Week and Nolcha Fashion Week and is opening Pamela Gonzales SoHo.

For further information about Pamela Gonzales please visit http://www.pamela-gonzales.com/ and/orhttps://www.facebook.com/Pamela.Gonzales.NYC.

Photos of her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection are available athttp://nolchafashionweek.dphoto.com/#/album/29d94s.

Pamela Gonzales SoHo

311 WEST BROADWAY (Directly Across from the SoHo Grand Hotel)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10013-2298

(212) 966-3113

Store Hours: Monday – Sunday 10am-8pm

All Credit cards accepted.

A, C, N, R, Q to Canal Street

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Vibe Magazine | Gary Forbes, Bryan Greenberg and Eric Benet Attend Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

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Vibe magazine cover the attendance of Gary Forbes, Bryan Greenberg and Eric Benet at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Check out the full article here: http://www.vibe.com/photo-gallery/gary-forbes-bryan-greenberg-and-eric-benet-attend-nolcha-fashion-week




Radar Online | Million Dollar Listing Star Ryan Serhant Dishes On Catwalk Return

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Radar Online cover Ryan Serhant the celebrity real estate broker backstage as he made his long awaited return to the catwalk.

Read the full article here: http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/09/million-dollar-listing-star-ryan-serhant-fashion-week/




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Presented by RUSK Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Shows Continues to Attract International Designers and Grabs Celebrity Attention

Celeb Attendees Include 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden; Eric Benet (Recording Artist), Mya (Recording Artist), J.P. Rosenbaum (The Bachelorette); Graham Bunn (The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad); Ryan Serhant (star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York), and Bryan Greenberg (HBO’s “How to Make It In America”)

Not only did thousands of fashion insiders including media, buyers and stylists attend Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Presented by RUSK on September 12, for a day long presentation of runway shows featuring international designers, but celebrities flocked to witness the fashions featured at the shows.

The day began with the “Best in British Menswear” presentation, featuring PrettyGreen (by Liam Gallagher), Firetrap (with shoes by Cat Footwear), Bolongaro Trevor (from the original design duo behind cult-retail chain, All Saints), and Richard Smith Prêt à Porter–who designs bespoke men’s suits, and thus had notable NYC business men walking in his show, including Ryan Serhant (star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York), Peter Shankman (Founder of HARO), and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova (Global Entrepreneurs Council at United Nations), just to name a few.

The womenswear shows throughout the day showed a mix of couture, ready-to-wear, evening wear, lingerie and streetwear. International designers included AISHA x ARTINI by Dany Tabet (Beirut), Mariana Valentina (Argentina), Arrum Lilly (Swaziland), Baruni (Dubai), Gulschachereli (Turkey), Angyles Balek (Bangok, Thailand), M.N Aloush (Saudi Arabia), Pamela Gonzales (Peru) and KabukiU (Australia).

“The Nolcha brand continues to span the globe by attracting international talent from Turkey, Peru, Swaziland, Dubai, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week.

“Despite the recession there is still a strong desire by designers world-wide to be a part of the New York fashion industry.”

American designers included Adolfo Sanchez, Studio 6th Sense, Priti by Design and YBCouture.

“This year the celebrity buzz was also contagious as our Red Carpet was packed with noted celebrities from the TV and music industries, and even a few noted sports figures,” adds Bannigan.

Celebrities in attendance included: Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Bryan Greenberg (HBO’s How To Make It In America), Eric Benet (Recording Artist), Gary Forbes (Houston Rockets), Stephane Lasme (Boston Celtics), Mya (Recording Artist), J.P. Rosenbaum (Winner of The Bachelorette), Graham Bunn (of The Bachelorette & Bachelor Pad), Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing), Prince Malik (Recording Artist), Allure (Recording Artists), and Zuzanna Szadkowksi (Gossip Girl).

RUSK, Nolcha Fashion Week’s 2012 presenting sponsor, was joined by official sponsors: Scent of Seduction, Clearwire, American Airlines, RealBeanz, Don Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink, Marte Multimedia, ProTexting and DoItInPerson.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Photos of the Nolcha Fashion Week shows and celebrity attendees are available atwww.nolchafashionweek.dphoto.com.

For more information, photos, or designer profiles, visit  www.nolchafashionweek.com.

For any press related inquiries contact Alyson Campbell via Nolcha@AMP3pr.com or 646-827-9594.

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Forbes Magazine | A Startup Incubator for Fashion Designers

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Forbes cover Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, describing it as ‘a hot incubator for new design and talent’.

Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2012/09/16/a-startup-incubator-for-fashion-designers/




Lucky Magazine | Angelys Balek SS13

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Lucky Magazine feature the Angelys Balek SS13 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Read the full article here: http://contributors.luckymag.com/post/angelys-balek-ss2013-nolcha-fashion-week




NBC Latino | Desginer Adolfo Sanchez at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York designer Adolfo Sanchez is featured in NBC Latino for bringing the drama to high-end fashion.

Read the full article here: http://nbclatino.com/2012/09/13/new-york-fashion-week-adolfo-sanchez-brings-the-drama-to-high-end-fashion/




Socialbliss Named Official Social Media Partner of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Social Bliss sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Social Bliss sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Socialbliss, the hautespot for style, has been named Official Social Media Partner of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, taking place September 10th – 13th.

Socialbliss is a community dedicated to all things fashion. It’s a place to discover new trends, curate a collection of your fabulous finds and to visually share your style. The community’s Fashion Influencers have made it the most engaging spot to discover, collect and be inspired.

Socialbliss will be covering real time and behind the scenes at Nolcha.  Socialbliss is proud to be supporting designers and expose their fashion influencers of new emerging styles and trends. Guests can view the designer collections at http://www.socialbliss.com/NolchaFashionWeek.

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FAJO Magazine returns as an Official Media Partner of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

FAJO Magazine partner with Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

FAJO Magazine partner with Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

FAJO Magazine, Canada’s leading digital fashion magazine has once again joined Nolcha Fashion Week: New York (NFW) this season as an official media partner.

“Following our wonderful experience with Nolcha Fashion Week: New York last season, we are delighted to partner with them again and are looking forward to support this wonderful global showcase of fashion talent,” says Hannah Yakobi, Editor-in-chief and founder of FAJO Magazine. “FAJO’s readers around the world are once again greatly looking forward to our in-depth coverage of this stylish fashion event.”

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ProTexting.com Named Official Mobile Interactive Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

ProTexting.com Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

ProTexting.com Sponsor Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

New York based mobile marketing company ProTexting.com has been named the official Mobile Interactive Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, taking place September 10th – 13th.

ProTexting.com is providing a technology platform for mobile voting whereby participants can vote on their favorite designs, the instant new looks hit the runway.  With ProTexting’s technology mobile voting will happen in real time, the results will be known immediately, and every one with a mobile phone will be able to participate in the voting process. ProTexting.com is also the technology partner providing the platform for mobile Sweepstakes and giveaways offering fabulous prizes provided by sponsors and designers.

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STITCH Presents: The Best of British Menswear for 2012 in partnership with Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, September 12

It’s been an amazing year for the UK so far with the Queen’s Jubilee and the London Olympic Games, and now, September 2012 sees STITCH Menswear, the leading menswear tradeshow based out of London, presenting carefully selected key menswear brands from the UK during Nolcha Fashion Week : New York.

After five very informative years and six rewarding seasons, STITCH has worked with hundreds of brands and thousands of buyers from over 62 different countries, showcasing some of the best menswear, accessories and footwear brands from the UK and international markets.  Using this experience, STITCH will present three “Best of British” brands to show a cross section of what the UK has to offer.

Pretty Green, a British clothing label founded and designed by Liam Gallagher (former front-man of the British rock band, Oasis), represents a key section of the UK fashion market. There are two distinct collections, GREEN LABEL is a focused, casual range dedicated to providing quality, everyday signature pieces. The second is the BLACK LABEL which is a classic British tailoring collection, using fine fabrics with an innovative attention to detail.

Firetrap, founded in 1993, capitalizes on the fact that the brand is designed in London by British designers. Firetrap is defined by the London look, taking inspiration from all the sights sounds and flavors of London life. “Edgy”, “Dangerous”, “Individual”, “English” and “uncompromising” were used to describe the brand by its founder and these words are just as relevant to the label today.

Bolongaro Trevor is a unique British brand designed by Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor, the original designers behind the cult retail store group All Saints Retail ltd, a store which just recently made its entrance into the U.S. market with its first store in New York City in 2010.  Original, unique and commercial, the new collection includes contemporary handmade pieces inspired by vintage finds amassed over the past 20 years. Bolongaro Trevor brings together a modern, sharp sculptured aesthetic with a moody, hard edge.

Of the partnership, Brian Duffy, Founder of STITCH Menswear says, “With 2012 being the year of everything British, we are excited by the opportunity to deliver a cross section of British menswear and to celebrate this with Nolcha, our New York partners.”

Joining the line-up as the fourth and final designer in the Best of British Menswear presentation is Richard Smith Prêt à Porter, a line of bespoke garments using handmade cloth from leading British mills.  Richard’s runway show will feature a series of notable New York City business men walking in the show, including Ryan Serhant (star of Million Dollar Listing New York on Bravo, who will be onsite to film his modelling debut for the show), Peter Shankman (Founder of HARO), and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova (Global Entrepreneurs Council at United Nations) just to name a few.

The Best of British Menswear runway show will take place on Wednesday, September 12th, at 11am, at Pier 59 (18th Street and the Westside Highway).

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by other Official Sponsors including CLEAR, American Airlines, Scent of Seduction, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink, DoItInPerson.com and ProTexting

For more information on STITCH Menswear, visit: www.stitchmenswear.com

For any press related inquiries or to RSVP, contact Alyson Campbell via Nolcha@AMP3pr.com or 646-827-9594.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About RUSK

Fashion + Culture + Attitude. Internationally renowned leader in the salon industry, RUSK offers cutting-edge formulas and tools for salons and their clients. RUSK empowers consumers and professional stylists to use innovative and imaginative styling techniques to provide everything from the latest avant-garde runway look to the next must-have hairstyle. From Deepshine™ Hair Color and RUSK Professional Engineering tools to the Designer Collection and NEW Being Sexy Collection, RUSK is committed to providing fresh, easy-to-use products to create and control any style desired. RUSK products are available at salons internationally and Ulta stores.

Visit www.rusk1.com for retailers | facebook.com/ruskhaircare | @ruskhaircare

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Launches with Their First Dedicated Men’s Fashion Show Introducing the Best of the British Menswear Designers Runway Show

Notable New Yorkers Ryan Serhant, Real Estate Broker and Break Out Star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing; Peter Shankman, Social Media Expert and Founder of HARO (Help A Reporter Out); and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Investor and Entrepreneur Hit the Richard Smith Prêt à Porter Catwalk!

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, launches their Spring 2013 lineup on September 12th at 11:00 AM at Pier 59 (18th Street and the West Side Highway) with their first dedicated men’s fashion show debuting the Best of British Menswear Designers Runway Show including PrettyGreen, Firetrap and Bolangaro Trevor. The event will culminate with Richard Smith Prêt à Porter featuring some of New York’s most notable businessmen walking the catwalk.

“We are excited to debut Richard Smith’s collection with real New York businessmen on the runway,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week. “This is a wonderful time for British menswear, as American men like these notable New Yorkers embrace the tailoring and fashion forwardness of the Brits.”

“There’s nothing I love more than wearing a perfectly tailored suit,” adds Ryan Serhant, star of Bravo’s Millionaire Listing and real estate mogul. “Richard Smith delivers the best, as he’s been trained by the best, and I’m excited to showcase his new line as he preps New York City for a fresh wave of men’s apparel.”

Models include Ryan Serhant. Peter Shankman, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Oren Alexander, Matthew Tollin, Henry Stimler, Jonathan Stein, Christian Brown and Brendan Martin aka B. Martin.   Bios of each are below.

MODEL BIOS:

Ryan Serhant is one of New York’s top real estate brokers, the break out star of the hit television series Million Dollar Listing New York and a regular contributor to the Today Show.

Peter Shankman is a social media expert, entrepreneur, Founder of HARO (Help A Reporter Out) and Avid Skydiver.

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova is one of the youngest initiators of public-private partnerships to drive business and social change. With the world as his stage, he affects change through his initiatives, working in collaboration with organizations like the UNF, UN, the World Energy Forum, G8 YL, and the Department of State.

Oren Alexander is the most high-end real estate broker in the industry. He recently sold the most expensive house in Miami history for $47 million. Alexander is head of The Alexander Group at Douglas Elliman.

Matthew Tollin is the owner of Channel production films and executive producer of award-winning films. A graduate of Harvard Law, Tollin is an entrepreneur and founder of WireLawyer, an online legal start-up focusing on liberating the legal system and making advocacy more accessible.

Andrew Kahner is one of New York City’s fastest rising wealth managers servicing private businesses, celebrities, and multi-generational family offices worldwide.

Henry Stimler is a fixture on the NYC nightlife scene ever since his arrival from London and has since evolved from party boy to mini-mogul with the creation of Madame Wong’s French Cabaret at La Petite Maison and his latest successful restaurant lounge, Jezebel on West Broadway.

Jonathan Stein is an author and co-founded VNV Media, which is a holding company for entertainment properties and media platforms, in the arenas of film, TV, publishing, Broadway, and social media game properties. He’s a Co-Chair of the Young Friends of Save Venice.

Christian Brown has starred alongside Queen Latifah; been featured on the E! Network’s Kourtney and Kim take New York, Entourage and HBO’s new series, Girls. He has modeled for BET’s rip the runway, Psyberia, DrJays.com, Akademiks Clothing, Poetik Design, Arter Clothing, Nike’s combat football line and brand Jordan.

Brendan Martin aka B. Martin recently performed on Hot97 Summer Jam. Won Hot97 “Who’s Next” competition, earning the title – Best New Hip Hop Artist in New York. Currently working on his next single with top level producers in Los Angeles.

Individual biographies on each of the participating designer collections can be found at:www.nolchafashionweek.com/designers.

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by Official Sponsors CLEAR, American Airlines, Scent of Seduction, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink, Marte Multimedia and ProTexting.

For any press related inquiries, please contact Hillary Herskowitz via 917.279.9574 orHillary@blinkmarketingnyc.com.

About RUSK

Fashion + Culture + Attitude. Internationally renowned leader in the salon industry, RUSK offers cutting-edge formulas and tools for salons and their clients. RUSK empowers consumers and professional stylists to use innovative and imaginative styling techniques to provide everything from the latest avant-garde runway look to the next must-have hairstyle. From Deepshine™ Hair Color and RUSK Professional Engineering tools to the Designer Collection and NEW Being Sexy Collection, RUSK is committed to providing fresh, easy-to-use products to create and control any style desired. RUSK products are available at salons internationally and Ulta stores.

Visit www.rusk1.com for retailers | facebook.com/ruskhaircare | @ruskhaircare

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Marte Multimedia Named Official Print Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Marte Multimedia, New York’s leading image branding agency built on service excellence and advanced marketing techniques, has become the official print sponsor for Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, September 2012. Marte Multimedia has cultivated iconic corporate images within the greater New York area for several years now. Partnering with Nolcha Fashion Week, the pioneering platform for independent fashion designers, allows for two different worlds of stylish innovation to come together for a week in September in New York City.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Nolcha Fashion Week,” said Anneris Marte, CEO of Marte Multimedia.  “Marte Multimedia is as much about design excellence as it is about personal expression and teaming up with Nolcha, who is breaking new ground and influencing the fashion industry on a global level, provides a great opportunity for us to share our vision of soulful, image marketing with the fashion community.  This week will present an exciting look to what is ahead of the times for both industries.” On the same page Kerry Bannigan the CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week shares: “Marte Multimedia has exuded the exact type of forward-thinking creativity that Nolcha thrives on.  They are well equipped and on top of their game. We are excited to have them on board for this September’s fashion week.”

Nolcha Fashion week, now in it’s 5th consecutive year, will be held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from September 10th-13th and showcase over 20 designers. Wednesday, September 12th, will serve as the main day of runway shows, to be presented at the illustrious Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway.  Shows will take place at 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, and 8:00pm.

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by other Official Sponsors including CLEAR, American Airlines, Scent of Seduction, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink and ProTexting.

For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or nolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About Marte Multimedia:

Image is everything at Marte Multimedia and we believe that the first step in image marketing is to listen then to translate a company’s vision into image.  Our commitment to excellence is based on our collaborative team approach, consisting of a dedicated account specialist, graphic designer, web and social media expert and a member of our in-house production team.  Our in-house marketing services include advanced printing and digital imaging technology, graphic design and all aspects of internet marketing.  Execution is flawless because we become an extension of our clientel.  At Marte Multimedia We Listen. We Collaborate. We Execute.

www.martemultimedia.com | facebook.com/martemultimedia |@MarteMultimedia #martemultimedia

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Scent of Seduction™ Launches Full Line of Seductive Perfumes at Nolcha Fashion Week 2012 New York

GynexGroup has chosen the NOLCHA Fashion Week 2012 New York as the launch pad for its luxury line of Scent of Seduction™ perfumes and colognes.  The master perfumers and psychoneuroendocrinologists at Gynex Labs have put their finishing touches on a full line of their unique perfumes and are ready to share them with the world.
GynexGroup CEO John Jackson states, “NOLCHA has long been famous for showcasing some of the world’s most promising independent designers.  There could not be a better place for the world premiere of our unique and seductive perfumes.”
On September 13th, GynexGroup will host the Scent of Seduction NYC Launch party at the futuristic Yotel Hotel in New York.  VIP guests will get the first looks, or smells, of the newest perfume fragrances designed by Gynex Labs’ master perfumer Francesco Bellini.
Last month GynexGroup turned the classic fragrance pyramid on its head with the release of its patent pending fragrance structure. The skillful introduction of a unique “note” called the Phero Note™ was just another distinctive innovation of this young perfume company that has fine fashion boutiques and perfume retailers scrambling to get their hands on this family of products that will certainly be a sensation this holiday season.
Kerry Bannigan, the CEO of NOLCHA Fashion Week said, “We are very excited and proud that GynexGroup and their new brand Scent of Seduction™ have chosen our event to launch their newest perfume products.  They represent the same innovation and creativity that we see in the independent fashion designers we showcase every year.”
Contact: John Jackson | CEO, GynexGroup, Inc. | +1.855.463.5263  ext 203 | jjackson@GynexGroup.com |www.ScentOfSeduction.us
About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York
Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces official Presenting Sponsor: RUSK

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, now in its fifth year, will be officially presented by RUSK this coming September Fashion Week.

RUSK is an internationally renowned leader in the professional salon industry, and is one of the only professional companies to provide a full range of products and tools for salons and their clients.  As such, RUSK will be handling all backstage hair product and services for the upcoming Nolcha Fashion Week runway shows, which will be presented on Wednesday, September 12 at Pier 59.

“We are thrilled to have RUSK come on as our presenting sponsor this season,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week, “Being recognized by an industry leader like RUSK and having them align with us at this level represents the drive Nolcha has to support the independent fashion industry.”

“RUSK has always represented unparalleled creative artistry and individuality in the professional hair care world, which is why being the presenting sponsor of Nolcha is the perfect fit,” says Heather Simmons, Vice President of RUSK Marketing and Education. “As the presenting sponsor of Nolcha, we are excited to bring our passion to the stage and proud to be a part of New York Fashion Week’s most inspiring independent fashion event.”

For more information, visit www.nolchafashionweek.com.  For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or nolcha@AMP3pr.com.

About RUSK

Fashion + Culture + Attitude. Internationally renowned leader in the salon industry, RUSK offers cutting-edge formulas and tools for salons and their clients. RUSK empowers consumers and professional stylists to use innovative and imaginative styling techniques to provide everything from the latest avant-garde runway look to the next must-have hairstyle. From Deepshine™ Hair Color and RUSK Professional Engineering tools to the Designer Collection and NEW Being Sexy Collection, RUSK is committed to providing fresh, easy-to-use products to create and control any style desired. RUSK products are available at salons internationally and Ulta stores. Visit www.rusk1.com for retailers.

www.rusk1.com | facebook.com/ruskhaircare | @ruskhaircare

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Danilo Gabrielli London Launch

After two seasons showcasing at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, Italian-born designer Danilo Gabrielli is launching his collection in London for the first time this evening at No5 Cavendish Square.  Self-described as, “a unique mix of rustic Italian sensibility and classic American luxury,” we caught up with Danilo to gain some insight into his inspiration for his unique designs and this hugestep in his career.

You have come so far from young fashion enthusiast designing for other labels to having your own collections showcase at Fashion Week in New York and are now launching in London.  What was the biggest challenge on your path to becoming a distinguished and international designer?

The biggest challenge was to make other people believe in you, many people discourage you in the beginning, especially when you are already a successful designer for other labels.  I had to be super strong and confident and believe in myself even when everyone was telling me that I was crazy!

In your bio it says that you grew up around fashion at a young age with your mother designing her own clothing by hand. Would you say this was initially drew you into the industry?

Absolutely!  She is my fashion icon as well as her sisters and her some of her best female friends, they will spend the entire Fall season at home crocheting, making sweaters and creating patterns and clothes for all of us.

What do you love most about Italian fashion and which of its elements define your unique style?

The handcraft: it is always unique, well done, with great attention for the details in each element.  My unique style is definitely that I am very picky and can spend hours completing the smallest details or a minor finish; for me a garment is a story and a reflection of my soul!

What drew you to the American fashion market as a trained Italian designer?

The American dream – movies about New York and Hollywood inspired my dreams! I always wanted to become a famous fashion designer collaborating with the movie stars.

Now that you are headed from the New York and U.S. fashion scene to London, what to you is the biggest differentiation between the two markets?

A while ago I said to my Business partner Joe Bellavia , that it was also my dream to be able to be part of the London fashion industry because for me it is the New York of Europe, and there are so many super talented designers over there that it will be an honor for me for me to be part of it.

We love the concept of combining Italian fashion traditions with American luxury, how do you think these two very different genres compliment each other?

[Italian fashion] is about making an outstanding, unique and well-done garment – fashionable.  On the other hand the American tradition is about being practical and wearable for everyone, not just a beautiful dress made to fit a “dream woman” but it is made for the real woman, a woman that goes to work every day.

Your latest collection was inspired by the 1940’s, what to you makes this era stand out as a landmark in fashion history?

I love women, strong women with a strong personality.  And that was the era where the woman starts to come out from the home and become independent, not just a wife and mother but a person that has something to say and do in the world.

What elements of this era have you chosen to incorporate in your latest collection?

The tailored suits, tailored pants (almost unisex), the selection of materials like charmeuse blouses with bow ties, and the colors as well.

You served in the Italian Navy in order to save up for one of the most prestigious fashion schools in Rome.  Do you think this has contributed to your determination and success in a very competitive industry?

Absolutely, I was in the navy for 2 years as a Sergeant and when I was there I was able to save the money to later on attend the Academy of Costume and Fashion Design in Rome.  I also had the opportunity during my military service to search various fashion school and have the time to select what was the best school for me to attend.

Danilo’s most recent collection, which is an elegant mix of old Hollywood glamour and undeniable European influence, launches this Thursday and can be seen at http://www.danilogabrielli.com/collection/

www.danilogabrielli.com | facebook.com/danilogabriellicollection | twitter.com/DaniloGabrielli

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Jess Rizzuti Finalist in 2012 Independent Handbag Designer Awards

We recently caught up with Jess Rizzuti, one of our featured designers whose “Olivia” handbag line has landed her a finalist spot for the second year in a row with the Independent Handbag Designer Awards- only a select 30 out of hundreds of designers receive this honor!  Jess is nominated in both the “Best Green” category (her handbag is made entirely of cork!) as well as “Fan Favorite”.

Jess, we are so excited for the success of your line and the recognition you have received.   What was the inspiration for this bag and what do you think makes it stand out as one of this year’s top picks?

The inspiration while creating the “Olivia” bag was today’s modern woman who is both chic and eco-conscious. With a textiles background, a main focus of mine has always been to explore the possibility of unconventional materials and make them my own.

What do you think was the biggest factor in getting your name out there as an independent designer and what has contributed to the success you’ve had the past two years in the IHDA?

Getting my brand out there has taken constant hard work and perseverance. I think I’ve established a presence through social media outlets, participating in shows, and gaining press along the way. It’s an amazing accomplishment to be nominated two years in a row for Best Green Handbag, and be recognized among top handbag designers in the industry.

What words of wisdom would you give to aspiring designers out there looking to build their own line?

Follow your dreams.

We wish you the best of luck with the awards and are looking forward to your future collections!  You can vote for Jess’s design in the fan favorite category at: http://www.instyle.com/instyle/gridpoll/02059252100

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York showcases at Athens Xclusive Designers Week

Puerto Rican designer Charlyn Castro-Rojas is chosen by Nolcha Fashion Week: New York to export her designs and debut overseas at the Athens Xclusive Designers Week with her collection from Fall/Winter 2012 Collection “The Presence” on Saturday March 17th, 2012.

Charlyn Castro-Rojas was raised in Central Florida with nativity from Puerto Rico. In her college years as a side job she worked as a freelance fashion consultant for local small celebrities and a model.

Her knowledge of fashion had always been updated due to magazines and literally guidance. The desire to form her own fashion line began with a couple of friends where she began working on her fashion line and what now in 2011 would be called Castro-Rojas. She has worked for major fashion companies including Esprit, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. In 2011 Mrs. Castro-Rojas began the production of Castro-Rojas fashion line and focused completely on the Fashion House label maintaining grounds in the modeling industry. Both of these platforms have provided her an essence of stability as to what she has become of as a business women.

Castro Rojas is a seasoned men and women’s designer brand with a focus in custom couture. The use of their artistic techniques provides bespoke clothing to the client’s specifications while allowing the individual to craft the look that manifests their personal taste. Castro-Rojas takes pride in the offering of exclusive personalized service in the detailing of the garment from fabric to fitting.

Castro- Rojas Collections are always inspired from the struggles that she has encountered making each and every project special, unique, and personal. Castro- Rojas comments: “I create the collections as my life is written in drawings; moreover, I want my clienteles to feel the emotion behind each design and be part of my design.”

Castro-Rojas is the definition of not giving up on you dreams, overcoming every obstacle life has set on her path. Her drive to succeed in the fashion industry has landed her an immense amount of business opportunities in the past year. One of them, being personally invited to attend Puerto Rico Fashion Week 2011, where she was also selected to dress one of the contestant for the Miss. Puerto Rico 2012 pageant and currently will be preparing a participant of Miss Puerto Rico Petite as well as dressing her through out the entire pageant.

Castro-Rojas shares: “As doors open light becomes brighter and that’s what I been receiving since my acceptance by the Nolcha Team. The Team has been exceptional and have offered me, an upcoming designer, the opportunity of a lifetime for growth and stability. I look forward to continue forming part of such great venture.” Between the export of the designers, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York and Athens Xclusive Designer Week promote accessibility in the fashion industry and create publicity for designers like Charlyn Castro-Rojas whom from her recent debut in New York has gotten non-stop attention.

About Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW)

Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) is the official international fashion week in Greece. It takes place twice a year at the luxurious premises of Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center, presenting both supreme and current, cutting edge Greek designers along with top international fashion designers and fashion houses. Until today, AXDW has had the honor of hosting the fashion shows of legendary international fashion houses such as Emanuel Ungaro, Vivienne Westwood, Guy Laroche, Krizia, Vivia Ferragamo, Barbara Bui, Francois & Marithe Zirbaud, to name a few. The fashion shows are assembled and designed with top of the range production standards, corresponding to the same rank as the “Big Four” official fashion weeks in Paris, London, Milan and New York. Every season, Athens Xclusive Designers Week is a must-visit destination for a total more than 25.000 people, including Greek and international Press and media, fashion buyers, fashion professionals and exclusive guests. Personalities like Nicky Hilton, Tara Reed and Boy George among others, have visited AXDW. AXDW’s strategic partnerships and collaborations with international organisations and local authorities over the years have developed a strong base for very successful fashion events, enhancing the local industry awareness, supporting the work of the important home-grown and foreign designers. AXDW’s imperative mission is to promote Athens as an important cultural European capital and as a must-visit annual International Fashion Week program.

www.axdw.gr

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha |@NolchaFashionWk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week ‘Pops Up’ in West Palm Beach

There will soon be a hot new South Florida shopping spot ‘springing up’ on Clematis Street, but high-fashion fanatics should act fast because this temporary shop will not be open long. The Downtown West Palm Beach Pop-Up Boutique will return Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, April 8, featuring emerging global designers from Farasha Boutique and Nolcha Fashion Week New York 2012.

Originally “popped” in July 2011, the shop will be back at 218 Clematis St. in time for Spring with a transformed space filled with stylish women’s apparel and accessories from independent designers all over the world. Pieces include structured, tribal-chic dresses; eco-friendly shoes and handbags; sexy jumpsuits; rainforest-inspired jewelry; and even convertible clothing that can be worn 15 different ways.

“The pop-up shop was such a hit with locals and visitors last summer that we couldn’t wait to bring it back even earlier this year,” said Teneka James, associate director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. “It’s a perfect match for Downtown West Palm Beach since Nolcha Fashion Week and Farasha Boutique are not only bringing in some of the hottest styles from around the world, but also working with top, new retailers in our own backyard like Union of Angels.”

Featured designers include brands such as Amabile from Canada, Castro-Rojas from Puerto Rico, Estela Balan from Mexico, Glocal Connection from Guatemala, Krysia Renau from Poland, Maleku Jewelry from Costa Rica, Modahnik from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jess Rizzuti from New York, Lara Miller from Chicago, Collarbone from Utah and Union Angels from right here in Downtown West Palm Beach.

The grand opening will be held Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. and all shoppers that evening will receive a gift with purchase.

The boutique will also host events and promotions tied to local happenings such as the Palm Beach International Boat Show and Earth Month. Regular hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about the Pop-Up Boutique, please call (801) 573-4383 or visit FarashaStyle.com or NolchaFashionWeek.com | Email: info@nolchafashionweek.com

For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach, call (561) 832-3231 or visit wpbgo.com orwestpalmbeachdda.com.

Nolcha Fashion Week ‘Pops Up’ in West Palm Beach

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Nolcha Fashion Week Partners with FMM Innovation Summit

The FMM Innovation Summit is a one-day conference and networking event coming to Los Angeles April 14th, 2012. The FMM Innovation Summit brings together journalists, publishers, executives and entertainment, fashion and lifestyle marketing professionals in an open environment to learn about the latest trends in technology and digital innovation.

Attendees will learn from top industry experts how technology is enabling brands to connect with and engage consumers through mobile, interactive content and online games.

This year’s summit topics include:

Digital Innovation, Lifestyle and Culture: How To Build A Lifestyle Brand That Consumers Connect With

Gamification: How to Reward Actions through Social Gaming and Leverage Game Mechanics For Engagement

Digital Innovation + Design: How Technology is Changing Merchandising & Physical Retail Environments

Video, Transmedia and Branded Content: Defining Convergence Culture and Measuring ROI in Multi-Platform Initiatives

Mobile Strategy: How The Entertainment + Lifestyle Industries Should Approach Mobile Marketing. How to create mobile strategies, websites and apps that actually work for your marketing goals.

Evolving Digital Landscapes: How To Engage Fans & Friends In The Social Ecosystem. Insights and tactical information on effective use of content, social platforms, social rewards and recommendations.

Speakers

This year’s panelists include Raman Kia, senior director of digital at Conde Nast, Ari S. Golderg, founder of Stylecaster Media, Peter Kim, founder of Hudson Jeans, Scott Forshay, luxury mobile strategist and digital marketing executives from Disney and Universal Pictures.

Event Details

Innovation Summit takes place April 14th, 2012 at Woodbury University in Burbank, California from 9:30AM to 3:30pm.

Event Networking takes place immediately following the Innovation Summit on April 14th, 2012 at Woodbury University in Burbank from 3:30 to 5:30pm.

• Conference Tickets are $350.00 for the day session and networking event.

• Group and company discounts are available.

Receive 15% off of ticket prices by using FMMIS2012 at http://www.fashionablymarketing.me/innovation-summit.com

For more information on speakers, panelists and to ticket information, please visit www.fashionablymarketing.me/innovation-summit.

Sponsors:

The event, sponsored by FashionablyMarketing.Me, Nolcha Fashion Week, Stylecaster, Rockbridge Productions, Hotel Shangri-LA and Woodbury University.
Event Contacts:

Macala Wright, macala@me.com, 310-562-2785

Jennifer Margolin, jlmargolin@me.com, 415-845-5437

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Dynamic QR Codes for a Dynamic Show – SQUARE:CODE will be keeping you up-to-date during Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Square:Code named as an Official Partner for February’s Fall/Winter 2012 Nolcha Fashion Week: New York. The partnership sees sponsors of Nolcha Fashion Week using the code to interact with guests and let them know more about the product, services and discounts.

Pip Cartwright, Co-Director of the British-based company comments: “SQUARE:CODE is really excited to be working with Nolcha Fashion Week for the first time. The dynamic nature of the event and its tech-savvy audience make it the perfect showcase for our service.”

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B Culture Media Becomes an Official Sponsor of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

B Culture Media, an Atlanta and New York City based agency that provides the most advanced and exclusive brand enhancement through digital media, is proud to announce its position as an official sponsor for Nolcha Fashion Week:New York  February 2012.

Nolcha’s history as a leading platform for independent fashion designers, combined with B Culture Media’s approach to constructing innovative and interactive tools to generate buzz for brands, creates an exciting relationship for this occasion.

“We are thrilled about partnering with Nolcha and showcasing their event through social platforms. There is nothing better than the accelerating feeling of being part of something so special and seeing the beautiful collections of these independent designers. Nolcha is making a difference in the fashion industry and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it,” stated Marla Gonzalez, CMO of B Culture Media.

B Culture Media is also wishes to announce it will be providing coverage of the 2012 NFW participating designers through their subsidiary website BCultureMagazine.com—capturing interviews, photographs and insider facts about these emerging designers for the website’s trendsetting readers.

About B Culture Media:

A Digital & Social Strategy agency that offers sharp understanding of digital media and the complexities of digital ROI, B Culture Media has discovered innovative ways to utilize this new medium in order to drive interest by placing clients such as Cole Haan, Tourneau, among others as culture setters. With the constant mutation of technology today, it can become difficult for companies to keep up with the trends and strategies needed to capture consumer’s interest, increasing market share and driving profit. B Culture Media helps brands to Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Known.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha |@NolchaFashionWk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




The Daily Muse | Pamela Gonzales Nolcha Fashion Week: New York debut

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The Daily Muse cover Pamela Gonzales as she made her New York debut at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Read the full article here: http://www.thedailymuse.com/health/style/pamela-gonzales-an-inspiring-star-at-nolcha-fashion-week/




MTV | Feature Nolcha Fashion Week Designer Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

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Rodriguez teamed up with Care For Kenya to create a resort line that not only sampled Kenya’s traditional styles but helped to employ its people.

Read the full article here: http://act.mtv.com/posts/new-york-fashion-week-has-a-new-star-in-stay-by-mar/




Lucky Magazine | Designers to Showcase Collections For Nolcha Fashion Week

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Lucky Magazine cover the designers showcasing at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York.

Take a look at the article here: http://stylespotter.luckymag.com/alpha/detail/471




EFF and Nolcha Partner For INNOVATION 2011

Nolcha Fashion Week has teamed up with Ethical Fashion Forum have teamed up to launch the INNOVATION USA Award for new talent in fashion design and sustainability.

Read the full article here: http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Events/EFF-and-Nolcha-Partner-For-INNOVATION-2011.html




Cosmopolitan Romania | Designer Daniela Vlad featured at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

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Nolcha Fashion Week designer Daniela Vlad is featured in Cosmopolitan Romania.

Read the full article here: http://www.cosmopolitan.ro/




Glamour Magazine | Nolcha Fashion Lounge

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Glamour Magazine share their opinion on the hidden gem of New York Fashion Week, Nolcha Fashion Lounge.

Read the full article here: http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/dressed/2011/02/yp-independent-designers-throw-yo.html




WWD | Nolcha Fashion Week

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Nolcha Fashion Week:New York featured in WWD as part of Project Tradeshow.

View the full article here: http://www.wwd.com/




Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Announces Line-Up for the Spring 2011 Collections

A new selection of design talent will showcase its collections at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York September 13th – 16th alongside returning brands Maleku, Elena Garcia, Dora Abodi, Afanador, Ana Guiterrez and KabukiU among others.

The collections debuting include Stella Simona, Narciss, Nicole Bridger, Liz Fields, Hepsen Uzcan, Vivienne Pash and N Kwon. Additionally, Tammam, Gunnas, Zele, Miksani, Vella Mode and Vicerra will showcase at the Ethical Fashion Preview in association with Bel Esprit Showroom. The Accessory Exhibition welcomes Bessi & Company, Adha Zelma, Evolve45, Elly Clay and M Brulee.

With the support of Landrover and Downtown Alliance the Spring 2011 Collections will be presented to the press, buyers and industry insiders at the decadent 195 Broadway, the 29-story building in the Financial District known as Reuters building and was the longtime headquarters of AT & T and Western Union.

For nearly four years, award winning Nolcha Fashion Week, held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week, has provided the opportunity to independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to the fashion industry. Nolcha Fashion Week: New York week of events draws international attention and over 2,000 press, retailers and industry figures.

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York activities include the announcement of the winner for the Beyond the Runway Award in association with NY Post and LooseButton; offering the chance to one fashion designer to receive a business support package worth over $50,000 as sponsored by Ernst & Young, Orrick, Studio Light and MSLK.

Official Car sponsor Landrover is joined by Paul Mitchell, DonQ Rum, Riazul Tequila, NY Post and Crest. Goodie bag sponsors include Vitamin Water, Nicole Miller fragrance and Marc Ecko cologne.

Further details and announcements can be found on www.nolchafashionweek.com

For press inquiries contact: Kerry Bannigan | kerryb@nolcha.com

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York:

Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is an officially recognized New York Fashion Week platform by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.

www.nolchafashionweek.com | facebook.com/nolcha | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.




Seventeen | Inside Nolcha Fashion Week

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Nolcha Fashion Week is giving Seventeen readers who are emerging designers a special opportunity to RSVP for Nolcha Fashion Week:New York at the Plaza during New York Fashion Week.

Read the full article here: http://www.seventeen.com/fashion/blog/nolcha-fashion-week-contest




Forbes Magazine | How Emerging Designers Stand Out

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Forbes cover how Nolcha Fashion Week: New York help emerging designers get started and stand out from the crowd.

Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/2008/09/02/designers-runway-alternatives-forbeslife-cx_jp_0902style.html