The Nolcha Shows welcome Barton Sculptures as the Official Artist of the Spring/Summer 2018 season

August 17, 2017

The Nolcha Shows, now in its tenth year and held during New York Fashion Week, are thrilled to announce Barton Sculptures as the Official Artist of the Spring/Summer 2018 season taking place September 7th – 13th, 2017.


The Nolcha Shows will welcome Official Artist Barton Sculptures to New York Fashion Week. As the official artist, Barton Sculptures looks forward debuting a brand-new fashion inspired sculpture collection; The Nolcha Four, created especially for the event.


In addition, Barton Sculptures is bringing the studio to The Nolcha Shows. Laurie Barton, Artist, Barton Sculptures, will be sculpting two half life figures both male and female featuring fashion at its finest. These sculptures will showcase the interrelatedness between fine art and fashion. There is nothing more magical than watching a sculpture come to life,” comments Barton. “Guests will have the opportunity to experience what it feels like in real time to be in the studio with a working artist.”


The Nolcha Four and the half life figures showcased in the onsite studio incorporate the designs of Nolcha Shows designers both past and present.


“We are thrilled to welcome Barton Sculptures to the Nolcha Shows this September,” shares Nolcha Shows Co-Founder, Kerry Bannigan. “It will give the opportunity for our guests to experience the collaboration between fine art and fashion, it is also a unique experience for the chosen Nolcha Shows designers to watch their collections come to life, both on the runway and through Laurie’s sculptures.”


Over the past ten years, the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform of discovery, promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions. This season will welcome seven runway designers, returning Nolcha Shows brands, All Comes From Nothing and LUYANG by YANGLU and newcomers Trade by Gina La Morte, Chasity Sereal, W.Reflex, NEUBYRNE and Yurita Puji. The Fashion Media Lounge will showcase accessories from ALL BLACK, Cheryl Eve Acosta, NEUBYRNE, SHOLDIT and beauty brands Virginia Stone and Ecru New York with more to be announced.


Other Official Sponsors joining Barton Sculptures this season include Citi Bank and Ecru New York, the Official Hair Sponsor of the shows.


About Nolcha Shows 

The Nolcha Shows, co-founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, are a leading award-winning event held during New York Fashion Week. Over the past ten years the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform for discovery; promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers. The Nolcha Shows have built an acclaimed reputation as a hot incubator of 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 ADWEEK, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, INC, US WEEKLY, Lucky, NBC, MTV and Forbes; and has been supported by brands including Citibank, Coca-Cola, Rusk, Otterbox, Vitamin Water, American Airlines, Don Q Rums and Landrover. | | @nolchashows #nolcha #nolchashows