September 8, 2015


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The Nolcha Shows welcomes the Malta Tourism Authority, the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator, its business partner and the country’s brand promoter, who will be supporting Maltese designers Charles & Ron for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.


An integral part of Charles & Ron’s design ethic is the Maltese culture combined with their vision to inspire their clients to be part of the brands Mediterranean lifestyle. The brand strives to design high-end wearable clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and a dedication to superior quality. The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) will work along side Charles & Ron for their third season at the Nolcha Shows.

“We have a genuine love for our home country, the beautiful island of Malta,” shares Ron Van Maarschalkerweerd, Designer/Creative Director of Charles & Ron. “It is a never ending source of inspiration and we are very proud that the Malta Tourism Authority supports our work at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week.”


Charles & Ron will present their Spring/Summer 2016 collection as part of the Nolcha Shows “Ones to Watch” collective. Charles & Ron will additionally debut their Spring/Summer 2016 handbag collection at the Nolcha Fashion Lounge; where attendees can also meet the Malta Tourism Authority to learn more about their work.


The Malta Tourism Authority is very excited to support Charles & Ron at the upcoming Nolcha Fashion Lounge during New York Fashion Week 2015,” comments Michelle Buttigieg, Malta Tourism Authority representative. “We believe that through fashion we can successfully showcase the beauty of our islands. Charles & Ron’s designs incorporate famous Maltese icons and depicts the Maltese culture and its beautiful Mediterranean lifestyle. Supporting Charles & Ron comes in parallel with the Malta Tourism Authority’s effort in promoting Malta as a destination for the American and Canadian Market.”.


In addition to supporting Charles & Ron, the MTA will have a drawing for registered guests at the Nolcha Fashion Lounge for a five night stay at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, a luxury 5-Star hotel where Charles & Ron’s flagship store is located.


For more information on Charles & Ron, including biographies, visit: For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Roy of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or


About The Malta Tourism Authority:


The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has a diverse role, but one which in essence is all about creating and fostering relationships.  The MTA is the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator, its business partner, the country’s brand promoter, and is here to form, maintain and manage meaningful partnerships with all tourism stakeholders. Primarily, this means talking to visitors to the Islands, but also to work closely alongside the private sector partners.  Importantly, the MTA is also here to help strengthen the industry’s human resources, ensure the highest standards and quality of the Islands’ tourism product, and foster relations with local and international media.


About Nolcha Shows


The Nolcha Shows are a leading award-winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past seven years the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform for discovery; promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions. The Nolcha Shows have built an acclaimed reputation as a hot incubator of new 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 Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, NBC, MTV and Forbes; and is supported by brands including Coca-Cola, Rusk, Vitamin Water, American Airlines, Don Q Rums and Landrover. | | @nolchaevents #nolcha #nolchashows