January 26, 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 in its third annual region-based list of Top 20 fashion design universities and colleges.


Thirteen junior and senior students competed for ten spots in the coveted Nolcha Shows. Local fashion industry professionals judged the designs and they selected the work of Erin Boggs, Venus Khosravani, Amber Lloyd, Benish Masih, Sherese McLean, Sarantos Papavasilakis, Janic’e Sethman, Tearsa Thomas, Tatsiana Toustsik, and Jasmine Ward. The students will offer a diverse fashion display of looks that pay homage to technical innovations, global fashion, and current trends. The purpose of the program’s brand is to provide a comprehensive approach to teaching technical fashion design with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, fine arts, design, and business. The program provides students with industry-relevant experiences preparing them for professions in the women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, and related industries.


“The partnership between Stevenson University and Nolcha Shows NYC Fashion Week 2016 highlights the talents of our students, and provides them with the opportunity to connect with key industry leaders,” said Sally Di Marco, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Fashion Design.


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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. | | @nolchashows #nolcha #nolchashows