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AMP3 PR, Fashion PR, Nolcha, New York Fashion Week

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York announces September S/S 2015 designer lineup and new, larger venue

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York has announced its’ official calendar of events for September’s Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week.   This season’s events will run September 6th – 10th, 2014, and to accommodate the growing interest in independent fashion design, the runway shows will take place over the course of two days (September 8th & 9th) at a brand new, much larger venue this season: Eyebeam Atelier.

Continuing in their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 20 designers this season.

Presenting brands include: Katty Xiomara, Rinate Brodach, Mariana Valentina, Monstruosite, and MIMI Tran, including menswear with wearable tech.  Nolcha’s “Ones To Watch” collective runway show will feature hot emerging brands including: Sofia Arana, B’VENAJ Designs, Gregory Apparel, Oiselle, JBurgos, and Charles & Ron.

“At Nolcha Fashion Week, the art of fashion is alive and well,” says CEO of Nolcha, Kerry Bannigan, “We’re honored to be at the forefront of emerging fashion, by providing designers with a destination where they can introduce their collections in a way that makes economic sense while giving them exposure to a global audience.  We’ve felt the growth and increase in designer interest over the past few seasons, and we’re excited to produce the event in a bigger way this Fall.”

Eyebeam Atelier is located at 540 West 21st Street between 10th & 11th avenues.  Shows will take place at 6:00pm and 8:30pm on September 8th, and at 11:45am on September 9th.

Official Sponsors include:  Franciacorta, DON Q Rums, Adrian London, Otter Box, Defiant Whisky and Bella forma Wines, Neulook and Sparkling Ice.

Individual biographies on each of the participating designer collections can be found at: www.nolchafashionweek.com/designers.

For a video recap of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York last season, February 2014, visit:http://vimeo.com/89741920/.

For more information, visit www.nolchafashionweek.com.  For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Roy of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or nolcha@AMP3pr.com.

AMP3 PR, Fashion PR, Nolcha, New York Fashion Week

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. Continuing into the seventh year, Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through individual and collective 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.  The successful showcase consistently receives positive media coverage which has included: Forbes, Bravo TV, WWD, BBC, NBC, MTV, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Lucky, Financial Times, and many others.

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Cat Footwear, AMP3 PR, NYC, Fashion PR, Lifestyle PR, J Summer Fashion Show

RECAP: J Summer Runway Show at the top of New York’s Freedom Tower

History was made on Wednesday, June 26th, as AMP3 PR client Cat Footwear participated in a unique runway show produced by J Model Management on the 63rd floor of the soon-to-be-opened Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center in NYC.  This event not only marks the first runway show at the Freedom Tower, but it is also the first major event in general to be held in the already iconic building.

The fashion show featured 8 participating designers, but Cat Footwear was the only American brand and the only accessory brand on view. For the show, Cat Footwear featured 15 looks from their upcoming Fall14 Collection, 7 women’s and 8 men’s. The Fall14 Collection will be available for consumer purchase in August 2014 at www.catfootwear.com.

Immediately following the runway show, French Chef Sebastien Pourrat and his team from Cocotte SoHo prepared canapes and beverages for a VIP cocktail reception and networking hour.

One of the major questions of the night, repeatedly asked by the media in attendance, was why each brand chose to participate in this unique event.  For Cat Footwear, the Freedom Tower represents strength, rebuilding and resilience, and the Caterpillar brand is all about building communities and skylines with a strong, rugged attitude.  As such, it was really an honor for Cat Footwear to show their collection in a building that will become the most iconic skyscraper in America’s skyline.  It was especially fun and fitting to have the construction men in their hard hats leading guests into the building and up the elevator.

J Model Management is a global fashion show organizer led by Jessica Minh Anh, who specializes in producing history-making catwalks at the world’s most iconic venues.  Past shows have included: over the Grand Canyon, atop the London Tower Bridge, and at the Twin Towers SkyBridge in Malaysia.

Youngblood Hawke // CAT Footwear | Fashion PR | New York City

RECAP: Cat Footwear Presents “Second Shift” Featuring Youngblood Hawke

On Tuesday, February 18th, Cat Footwear held a runway show and concert at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel to launch their Fall/Winter 2014 lifestyle collection during Magic Market Week in Las Vegas. The event featured a runway show, which showcased a mix of 44 new men’s and women’s styles. The brand, which is most widely recognized for its footwear in the work sector, used this as an opportunity to show off it’s more fashionable side for Vegas-bound press, buyers and retailers. The show focused on Cat Footwear’s lifestyle collection, which includes the re-launch of their iconic work boot, the “Colorado Boot” for Fall, 2014. The Colorado boot has been around for over 20 years, and with work-wear serving as a major fashion trend this season, the brand is launching this signature silhouette in bright new colors for men (red, blue, green, and orange) and new textures for women (pony hair, metallics, studs, and leopard print). The crowd was also treated to a live performance by Youngblood Hawke, who performed the final song during the runway show and then transitioned into a high-energy set closing with their hit song, “We Come Running.” The band, who epitomize Cat’s fashion consumer, rocked out in Cat Footwear on stage including the Colorado, Morrison, Vinson, Abe and Alexandria boots. For more information, visit: www.catfootwear.com.

Nolcha Fashion Week | AMP3 PR | Fashion PR

RECAP: Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2014, Presented By RUSK

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK has wrapped its Fall/Winter 2014 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring 13 designer runway shows.

Trend-setting celebrities who were looking to take in some refreshing talent this season, and came out to support independent fashion design included: Jennie Garth (90210), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Zendaya (actress/singer), Elliott Sailors (womenswear & menswear top model), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Derek J (Bravo’s Fashion Queens), Kristen Taekman (Real Housewives of New York), Pia Pizza (Mobwives), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), Frank Ferrer (Guns & Roses), Morgan O’Connor (model), Brittany Mason (model), Krystle Joy Brown (Broadway’s Motown), Katie Rose Clarke (Broadway’s Wicked), and HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.

The day kicked off with a gorgeous solo runway show at 12pm by couture designer, Léka, who wowed the audience with 22 avant-garde looks.
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The 3pm solo runway show featured ready-to-wear designer Katty Xiomara, who previewed her new “Peanuts Played by Katty” collection, which was inspired by the Peanuts characters (Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang). Celebrity supporter, Jennie Garth, returned for the second season in a row to see Katty’s show firsthand.
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The 5:30pm collective show featured Nolcha’s “Ones To Watch” designers, each debuting 10 looks on the Nolcha runway. Participating designers included: Naveda Couture, Christina Yi, Riza Manalo, Maison de Papillon, Gail Be Designs, and Christian Benner.
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The closing show at 8:30pm featured 5 designers returning to Nolcha Fashion Week: Jungwon (designer men’s and women’s rain coats and outerwear, featuring footwear provided by Cat Footwear), Gabrielle Arruda (women’s ready-to-wear), L. Catherine London (women’s ready-to-wear), Nina Athanasiou (women’s and men’s couture), and Dany Tabet (jaw-dropping eveningwear).
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Nina Athansiou’s show featured gender-bending female top model, Elliott Sailors, who modeled both womenswear AND menswear from Nina’s collection on the runway. This was Elliott’s first season doing both womenswear AND menswear within the same runway presentation.
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The Presenting Sponsor RUSK was joined by official sponsors: Smartwater, DonQ Rum, Air Europa, Defiant Whisky and Fashionmonitor.com.

For more images from each individual designers collection, visit: http://nolchafashionweek.dphoto.com/.