RECAP: The Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2018
This year celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nolcha Shows at NYFW, showcasing SS18 collections at Industria Studios. The shows saw an array of key fashion bloggers, digital influencers, and VIP’s in attendance including: Carolina Fryer, Michelle Sullivan, Scarlem Mateo, Urszula Makowska, and Maritza Pena.
Celebrities who made an appearance included: Bellsaint (Singer/Songwriter), Kenneth Faried (Basketball Player, Denver Nuggets), Alicia Wright (MTV’s Are You The One), Ayden Hernandez (Actor), Farrah Abraham (MTV’s Teen Mom), Zeke Thomas (DJ/Producer), Geri-Nik
The day kicked off with the “All Comes From Nothing” show at 1pm from designer Eva Yiwel Xu. The collection was inspired by the Chinese philosophy of simplicity and minimalism, showcasing a modern silhouettes and a sleek color palette.
The 3:30pm show featured “W.Reflex” by designer Kris Wu. The runway show also acted as the brand’s worldwide debut, showcasing modern silhouettes, and using raw materials like cotton, linen and leather to tell a story inspired by NYC loft culture.
“Luyang by Yanglu” by designer Yang Lu followed at 6pm. This season’s collection was inspired by the act of falling in love, with the color red playing a prominent role in many of the designs. The collection featured intricate folds, embroidery, printing, and hanging ribbons, to emphasize love in its many forms.
The 8:30pm “Main Runway Show” closed the day and featured brands including: TRADE by Gina La Morte (a women’s handbag and apparel line for a cause, supporting the work to end the violence & trafficking of women and children), Yurita Puji (Indonesian womenswear collection highlighting traditional ikat woven fabrics ), Neubyrne (a fun, vibrant womenswear collection with inspiration drawn from the designer’s travels around the globe), and Chasity Sereal (a women’s evening wear & non-traditional bridal collection).
To see all of the photos from the Nolcha Shows please visit: http://html.nolchashows.dphoto.com/albums
Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included: Youcam, AOFM, Barton Sculptures, CitiBank, UPS, and ECRU New York.