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

July 14, 2016

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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.


Jody Bell shares; “For a young independent fashion brand like ours to showcase its SS17 collection to an international audience during New York Fashion week presents us with a great opportunity. The Nolcha Shows have given us a platform and will enable us to capitalize upon the great things that have already happened to the brand since we launched earlier this year.”


Jody emigrated from the UK to Spain in 2006. Aspects of her adopted country echo in her collection which combines the colours and cultural influences of Spain in her exuberant and original designs.  The expert cuts grace the form and are seen in glamorous day and eveningwear, playsuits, sundowners and kaftans.  Timeless and versatile, Jody Bell garments look as good on the beach as they do out on the town and can be dressed up or down, appealing to women, irrespective of age or budget.


Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder Nolcha Shows shares; “As always we embrace international talent launching into the USA market via our platform. We are thrilled to welcome Jody Bell to New York Fashion Week and introduce her European infused designers to the market.”


Designers showcasing their collection as part of the Nolcha Shows Ones to Watch collective include returning brand MINAN WONG, and debuting brands Olivia B along with the NYC School of Design.  Sponsors for the season will include NeoGrid for Fashion, CitiBank, J.R Ewing Bourbon and Garden of Flavor.


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