The Nolcha Shows teams up with Make-A-Wish®

November 4, 2020

The Nolcha Shows teams up with Make-A-Wish®

New York Fashion Week showcase helps wishes come true

The Nolcha Shows, a leading  New York Fashion Week event spotlighting independent and emerging designers from  around the world, will work with Make-A-Wish® for the second time to grant the wishes of two young girls.

Ciona (16) and Lexi (14) both wish to be fashion models in New York City. Ciona, who  lives in East Peoria, IL battles cystic fibrosis, and Lexi, from Redmund, UT, has  rhabdomyosarcoma. Together, they will get a life-changing, behind-the-scenes  experience at New York Fashion Week.

Lead stylist and social media influencer, Melanie Sutrathada, ( @melaniesutra on  Instagram), will dress the girls in runway-ready outfits selected from a number of cutting edge designers featured in the shows, including ACID NYC and Videmus Omnia. They  will each get a personal photoshoot from professional fashion photographers and  receive a portfolio of their pictures at the end of the day. The girls will also have the  opportunity to sit front-row at all of the runway shows during the NYFW event.

“I was so excited when the Nolcha team asked me to step in as lead stylist. The chance to help these girls fulfill a hard-fought wish after their personal health journeys felt  tremendously special,” said Sutrathada, “And who doesn’t love the chance to play  dress up during fashion week? Yes, please.”

“We are so excited to be partnering with Make-A-Wish again this year to bring these  two girls’ dreams to life,” added Arthur Mandel, President of the Nolcha Shows, “By  providing them with a stylist, professional photoshoot and front row access to the shows,  we’re making sure that they not only experience the excitement of New York Fashion  Week, but really become a part of it as models themselves.”

Other brands helping to make this wish come true include InstaSleep Mint Melts,  Sparkling Ice, Marjoree Goodson, Night, and Musefind. Hair styling and makeup are  provided by ECRU and AOFM.