AOFM Pro returns to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

February 5, 2015


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.

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.


Portuguese designer, Katty Xiomara, returns with a runway showcase of her RE-evolution collection. Additional shows include the “Ones To Watch” collective including emerging brands Charles & Ron, Yvette Hass, Haute Atheltics, and Mitsouly, and an evening show which features established international brands such as Prieston, Ann Himsel and Danny Nguyen Couture. Official Sponsors include: J.R.Ewing, Fogo de Chão, LightSpeed, DON Q Rums, Indie Hair and SOLO Gel Nails.


High profile creative makeup artist Michelle Webb, who is known for her creative Avant Garde looks will head up her team of graduates to create innovative and unique looks for the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York runway.  Michelle has an eye for detail and loves to work with texture, paint and color, she believes applying makeup is more of an art rather than a technique.  Michelle’s skills do not stop at editorial and runway makeup, she is well known for her SFX and Gore Makeup FX and has had the opportunity to work on many Hollywood productions, British made films and indie cult classics.


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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. Continuing into the seventh year, Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through individual and collective 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.  The successful showcase consistently receives positive media coverage which has included: Forbes, Bravo TV, WWD, BBC, NBC, MTV, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Lucky, Financial Times, and many others. | | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About the Academy of Freelance Makeup

AOFM is renowned for being one of the world’s leading makeup schools with education centers in London, Paris and New York. AOFM revolutionized makeup education by creating the first makeup school to be owned and operated by working freelance makeup artists. AOFM’s students are taught by top international makeup artists who work with the biggest names in fashion and media, as well as with celebrities. This was unheard of before AOFM came along and its an education philosophy many other schools now aspire to. With more than 40 hand-picked specialists teaching its makeup courses there is not a better place to start you career than at AOFM. | | @ AOFMakeup