Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Presented by RUSK Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Shows Continues to Attract International Designers and Grabs Celebrity Attention

September 18, 2012

Celeb Attendees Include 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden; Eric Benet (Recording Artist), Mya (Recording Artist), J.P. Rosenbaum (The Bachelorette); Graham Bunn (The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad); Ryan Serhant (star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York), and Bryan Greenberg (HBO’s “How to Make It In America”)

Not only did thousands of fashion insiders including media, buyers and stylists attend Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Presented by RUSK on September 12, for a day long presentation of runway shows featuring international designers, but celebrities flocked to witness the fashions featured at the shows.

The day began with the “Best in British Menswear” presentation, featuring PrettyGreen (by Liam Gallagher), Firetrap (with shoes by Cat Footwear), Bolongaro Trevor (from the original design duo behind cult-retail chain, All Saints), and Richard Smith Prêt à Porter–who designs bespoke men’s suits, and thus had notable NYC business men walking in his show, including Ryan Serhant (star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York), Peter Shankman (Founder of HARO), and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova (Global Entrepreneurs Council at United Nations), just to name a few.

The womenswear shows throughout the day showed a mix of couture, ready-to-wear, evening wear, lingerie and streetwear. International designers included AISHA x ARTINI by Dany Tabet (Beirut), Mariana Valentina (Argentina), Arrum Lilly (Swaziland), Baruni (Dubai), Gulschachereli (Turkey), Angyles Balek (Bangok, Thailand), M.N Aloush (Saudi Arabia), Pamela Gonzales (Peru) and KabukiU (Australia).

“The Nolcha brand continues to span the globe by attracting international talent from Turkey, Peru, Swaziland, Dubai, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week.

“Despite the recession there is still a strong desire by designers world-wide to be a part of the New York fashion industry.”

American designers included Adolfo Sanchez, Studio 6th Sense, Priti by Design and YBCouture.

“This year the celebrity buzz was also contagious as our Red Carpet was packed with noted celebrities from the TV and music industries, and even a few noted sports figures,” adds Bannigan.

Celebrities in attendance included: Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Bryan Greenberg (HBO’s How To Make It In America), Eric Benet (Recording Artist), Gary Forbes (Houston Rockets), Stephane Lasme (Boston Celtics), Mya (Recording Artist), J.P. Rosenbaum (Winner of The Bachelorette), Graham Bunn (of The Bachelorette & Bachelor Pad), Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing), Prince Malik (Recording Artist), Allure (Recording Artists), and Zuzanna Szadkowksi (Gossip Girl).

RUSK, Nolcha Fashion Week’s 2012 presenting sponsor, was joined by official sponsors: Scent of Seduction, Clearwire, American Airlines, RealBeanz, Don Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink, Marte Multimedia, ProTexting and DoItInPerson.

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 officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business. | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

Photos of the Nolcha Fashion Week shows and celebrity attendees are available

For more information, photos, or designer profiles, visit

For any press related inquiries contact Alyson Campbell via or 646-827-9594.

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.