Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK AW13 shows wrap up
On Wednesday, February 13, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Fall/Winter 2013 presented by RUSK held their runway shows at Pier 59. The day-long event featured 3 runway shows, and 13 designers. Now in its sixth year, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers, and this season’s designers were global in scope including designers based out of China, Sweden, The UK, Brazil, and across the U.S.
The 1:30pm show featured: Mikailee Alton, Tess Johnson, Dos Caras Swimwear and The Vanity Project (featuring select shoes by Cat Footwear). The Vanity Project had celebrities walking in their show including rock-band “Early Morning Rebel,” Steve Maneri (Tight-end for the Kansas City Chiefs) and Robert McClain (defensive-back for Atlanta Falcons).
The 4:30pm show featured: Diana Simaan, Studio 6th Sense, Andressa Leão, Adolfo Sanchez and Michael Fenici. The Michael Fenici show included NYC’s most notable business men—including Nolcha’s own President, Arthur Mandel—making their catwalk debut to illustrate how Fenici’s bespoke suits are customized to different types & styles of men.
The 7:30pm show featured: JUNGWON (designer rain coats) Samantha Cole London, Lilly Lorraine and Dany Tabet. Tabet shocked the audience when during his finale walk, he stopped the music and started talking about his muse. He pulled her out of the audience and got down on one knee with a Tiffany box wrapped in a ribbon and proposed. The entire audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation and she said yes, it was an incredible moment where Fashion Week actually stood still, if only for a minute.
Celebrity attendance at the shows included: Carrie Keagan (VH1) with hair by RUSK, Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) who was wearing Nolcha designer Tess Johnson, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola (Jersey Shore), Kacie Boguskie (The Bachelor) who wore looks by Nolcha’s designers Diana Simaan & Lilly Lorraine, Waka Flocka (rapper), Masha (recording artist), Allure (female R&B group), Briella Calafiore (Style Network’s Glam Fairy), Early Morning Rebel (rock band), Krystal Joy Brown (Broadway star, “Big Fish”) who wore Dany Tabet, Guinevere (recording artist), Steve Maneri (Kansas City Chiefs), Robert McClain (Atlanta Falcons), and James Anderson (Carolina Panthers).
The Presenting Sponsor RUSK returned for a second consecutive season, and was joined by Official Sponsors: smartwater, CLEAR, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, FOCO Pure Coconut Water and American Airlines.
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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 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.
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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.