Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK announces Michael Fenici Runway Show

February 5, 2013

Michael Fenici joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, presented by RUSK AW13

Michael Fenici joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York AW13

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, now in its sixth year, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week, which will run February 11th – 14th, 2013, including a runway show by bespoke menswear designer, Michael Fenici.

“We are excited to debut Michael Fenici’s collection with real New York businessmen on the runway,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week, “Because Fenici creates bespoke suits, this is the perfect way to illustrate how he expertly tailors his designs to men of all types and styles.”

New Yorkers making their modeling debut include: Arthur Mandel (President of Nolcha), Brett David (Maitre D’ of THE GENERAL), Charles Ferri (CEO of Star Vodka), Henry Stimler (Owner of Jezebel SoHo), Jonathan Stein (VNV Media), Joshua Kaston (VP of Financial Alliance), Matthew Tollin (Founder of, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova (Global Entrepreneurs Council at United Nations), Trey Morgan (Z100 On-Air Host), and Tyson Hempel (Corporate Account Manager at CommVault).

Michael Fenici notes, “I am thrilled to work with this fantastic group of New York business men in showcasing a collection reflecting an aesthetic based upon quality craftsmanship, the finest materials and personalized tailoring.”

The Michael Fenici runway show will take place on Wednesday February 13th, 4:30pm, at Pier 59 located at 18th Street and the West Side Highway.

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For any press related inquiries or to RSVP, contact Alyson Roy via 646.827.9594

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 five 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. | | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About Michael Fenici and Michael Fenici Atelier

Michael Fenici Corporation was founded in 1989 in Helsingborg, Sweden with a vision of: Passion for Classic Excellence. Michael Fenici’s brand philosophy is the essence of their “Su Misura” made-to-measure line, the utmost expression of personalized clothing. They are earnestly committed to the highest degree of competence in every step of the tailoring process, from innovative design, to raw materials selection to production and delivery. Opened in 2003, the Michael Fenici Atelier in Lebanon serves the Middle East and European markets and aims to expand to the US market in the coming


Arthur Mandel—Arthur is co-founder of award-winning Nolcha Fashion Week.  In addition, Arthur is frequently engaged to develop brand strategies for well-known brands looking for an edge. Clients include NYSE, EURONEXT, Yelp, DonQ Rum, Vitabath, Kiss Nails, Budweiser, RUSK, vitaminwater, Procter & Gamble, American Airlines, Monster Energy Drink, FUZE, The New York Post, Paul Mitchell, Land Rover, and Coca-Cola. Trained as an attorney, Arthur has more than fourteen years of marketing and promotional experience.

Brett David—Brett is the Maitre D’ of THE GENERAL, EMM Group’s newest restaurant in downtown Manhattan. A New York native, Brett is a hospitality insider and an always well-dressed man about town.

Charles Ferri—Charles is the Founder and CEO of Star Vodka.  His business model for Stark Vodka generated from his personal experience with an affluent clientele, following an eight-year banking career and ownership of the infamous Star Room in the Hamptons, complimented by hotspot Star Lounge in New York City.

Henry Stimler— Henry is the owner of Jezebel, one of the chicest restaurant/lounges the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, which was recently named as one of the ‘A-Listers’ by Vogue.

Jonathan Stein—Jonathan is the co-founder of VNV Media, a strategy consultancy firm for entertainment and media platforms  He is also launching a soon-to-be-announced new digital publishing platform, injecting gameification and social media to the written word.

Joshua Kaston— In-addition to his career at Financial Alliance, Joshua is Vice President at K2M-Global, a member of the Executive Board at TEDxWallStreet, a volunteer faculty member at WIBO and was Chief of Staff on the board of directors at the G8 Youth Summit in 2012.

Matthew Tolin— Matthew is a Harvard Law Graduate ‘entrepreneur’ who owns Channel Production Films, has won multiple Telly and Emmy awards, and most recently founded the legal/tech start-up, wireLawer; which aims to improve legal advocacy through accessibility and has been heralded as the ‘Linkedin for lawyers’.

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova—Sergio is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, investor & philanthropist working at the intersection of media and leveraging public-private partnerships for social impact. He is co-founder if Innovators Fund, investing in disruptive civic focused ventures, and Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation, which donates millions of dollars’ worth of unused media space to non-profits each year.

Trey Morgan—Trey is a national radio host heard on over 50 radio stations nationwide including Z100 in New York City and can also be seen making guest appearances on VH1, CNN as well as other major cable networks.

Tyson Hempel— An avid outdoorsman with a focus on surfing, running, sailing and flying single engine aircraft, Tyson just moved from San Diego to NYC to continue his sales career with Commvault Inc.

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.