Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Launches with Their First Dedicated Men’s Fashion Show Introducing the Best of the British Menswear Designers Runway Show

September 4, 2012

Notable New Yorkers Ryan Serhant, Real Estate Broker and Break Out Star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing; Peter Shankman, Social Media Expert and Founder of HARO (Help A Reporter Out); and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Investor and Entrepreneur Hit the Richard Smith Prêt à Porter Catwalk!

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, launches their Spring 2013 lineup on September 12th at 11:00 AM at Pier 59 (18th Street and the West Side Highway) with their first dedicated men’s fashion show debuting the Best of British Menswear Designers Runway Show including PrettyGreen, Firetrap and Bolangaro Trevor. The event will culminate with Richard Smith Prêt à Porter featuring some of New York’s most notable businessmen walking the catwalk.

“We are excited to debut Richard Smith’s collection with real New York businessmen on the runway,” says Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Fashion Week. “This is a wonderful time for British menswear, as American men like these notable New Yorkers embrace the tailoring and fashion forwardness of the Brits.”

“There’s nothing I love more than wearing a perfectly tailored suit,” adds Ryan Serhant, star of Bravo’s Millionaire Listing and real estate mogul. “Richard Smith delivers the best, as he’s been trained by the best, and I’m excited to showcase his new line as he preps New York City for a fresh wave of men’s apparel.”

Models include Ryan Serhant. Peter Shankman, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Oren Alexander, Matthew Tollin, Henry Stimler, Jonathan Stein, Christian Brown and Brendan Martin aka B. Martin.   Bios of each are below.


Ryan Serhant is one of New York’s top real estate brokers, the break out star of the hit television series Million Dollar Listing New York and a regular contributor to the Today Show.

Peter Shankman is a social media expert, entrepreneur, Founder of HARO (Help A Reporter Out) and Avid Skydiver.

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova is one of the youngest initiators of public-private partnerships to drive business and social change. With the world as his stage, he affects change through his initiatives, working in collaboration with organizations like the UNF, UN, the World Energy Forum, G8 YL, and the Department of State.

Oren Alexander is the most high-end real estate broker in the industry. He recently sold the most expensive house in Miami history for $47 million. Alexander is head of The Alexander Group at Douglas Elliman.

Matthew Tollin is the owner of Channel production films and executive producer of award-winning films. A graduate of Harvard Law, Tollin is an entrepreneur and founder of WireLawyer, an online legal start-up focusing on liberating the legal system and making advocacy more accessible.

Andrew Kahner is one of New York City’s fastest rising wealth managers servicing private businesses, celebrities, and multi-generational family offices worldwide.

Henry Stimler is a fixture on the NYC nightlife scene ever since his arrival from London and has since evolved from party boy to mini-mogul with the creation of Madame Wong’s French Cabaret at La Petite Maison and his latest successful restaurant lounge, Jezebel on West Broadway.

Jonathan Stein is an author and co-founded VNV Media, which is a holding company for entertainment properties and media platforms, in the arenas of film, TV, publishing, Broadway, and social media game properties. He’s a Co-Chair of the Young Friends of Save Venice.

Christian Brown has starred alongside Queen Latifah; been featured on the E! Network’s Kourtney and Kim take New York, Entourage and HBO’s new series, Girls. He has modeled for BET’s rip the runway, Psyberia,, Akademiks Clothing, Poetik Design, Arter Clothing, Nike’s combat football line and brand Jordan.

Brendan Martin aka B. Martin recently performed on Hot97 Summer Jam. Won Hot97 “Who’s Next” competition, earning the title – Best New Hip Hop Artist in New York. Currently working on his next single with top level producers in Los Angeles.

Individual biographies on each of the participating designer collections can be found

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by Official Sponsors CLEAR, American Airlines, Scent of Seduction, RealBeanz, DON Q Rums, Monster Energy Drink, Marte Multimedia and ProTexting.

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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 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

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.