Gender-bending female Model, Elliott Sailors, models women’s and men’s apparel for Nina Athanasiou Runway during Nolcha Fashion Week: New York February 2014

February 5, 2014

5th Feb, 2014

Press Release

Elliott Sailors, a top female model known for her more recent transition into modelling menswear, is slated to model both women’s and men’s apparel for the Nina Athanasiou Runway Show during Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2014 on February 12th at Pier 59.

Sailors, who got her start in womenswear, made the switch to the menswear industry in October, 2012 after cutting off her long hair, and assuming a more androgynous look.  During Nolcha Fashion Week, Sailors will have the opportunity to show both sides as she models for Nina Athanasiou, a couture designer who says this season will be “a consolidation of feminine gracefulness and classic dapperness turned into an expressive bohemian armament which exudes strength and confidence, without denying one’s own vulnerability.”

“Nina uses the most amazing prints!” said Elliott Sailors of Athansiou’s collection, “Her womenswear is ultra feminine and her menswear is traditionally masculine, but in a really fun, colorful, and wild way! I really just can’t wait to wear it ALL!”

Of the collaboration, Arthur Mandel, Co-Founder of Nolcha Fashion Week comments: “We’ve always been known as a platform for discovery for independent designers.  Incorporating Elliott Sailors into the Nina Athanasiou runway show is just another way for us to encourage an innovative and forward-thinking attitude within the fashion industry.”

The Nina Athanasiou runway show will take place during Nolcha Fashion Week, on Wednesday, February 12th, 8:30pm at Pier 59.

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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. Over the past six 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.  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

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.