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.
Olivia B is a Caymanian artist of various forms–singer, painter, makeup artist and fashion/style blogger and has quickly become a household name on her piece of paradise, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Over the years, Olivia designed outfits for herself but first appeared as a designer in 2014 at the Fashion at Heart Red Dress event in Grand Cayman; an event hosted in an effort to help bring awareness to heart disease.
Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder, Nolcha Shows comments; “As always it is exciting to welcome independent fashion designers from around the globe to our platform. The Nolcha Shows is proud to support Olivia and look forward to building a long lasting relationship throughout the seasons.”
The designer’s vision is to place the Cayman Islands on the “map” as a fashion-conscious destination. As an artist and avid traveler, Olivia draws inspiration from everything around her. Her collections signature style is made up of bright, bold colors, reflective of her personality and vibrant mixed culture of the Caribbean.
Designer Olivia B shares; “To me, being accepted to showcase in Nolcha Shows is already a huge accomplishment and a big step in the right direction. The exposure, visibility and introduction to the fashion industry can only go uphill from here. I’m ecstatic!”
Olivia B is proudly sponsored and supported by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, the people of the Cayman Islands and a host of relatives and friends for which she is eternally grateful”
Designers showcasing alongside Olivia B in the Ones to Watch collective runway include MIMI WONG, Jody Bell and the NY School of Design.
For more information on Olivia B visit; https://nolchashows.com/designers/olivia-b/
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