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RECAP: Nolcha Shows at NYFW for Spring/Summer 2016

The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped its Spring/Summer 2016 season at Pier 59 Studios, featuring 8 designer runway shows.

The “Ones To Watch” show at 6pm featured Maltese women’s design duo Charles & Ron, “Made in NYC” outerwear brand Jungwon (which featured androgynous model Rain Dove walking in the show) and boots by Cat Footwear, German womenswear designer Anya Liesnik, sports apparel company Planet Zero Motorsports, and Global Citizen.

Global Citizen is a movement to end poverty, which empowers everyday people to take action and see real impact. At Nolcha, Global Citizen unveiled its 2015 festival line, that will be available online and at the annual festival in Central Park on September 26th featuring headliners Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay.  The show also premiered a limited edition Global Citizen x Aviator Nation collection and the “Beyonce” shirt (one of four limited-edition single artist tees), all also available as of September 26th.  All items benefit The Global Poverty Project, a nonprofit that is building a worldwide movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.  Four campaign managers from the GPP walked in the show (in lieu of traditional models).

The Collective Show at 9pm featured women’s ready-to-wear brand Intrepid by A’OC, “Made in NYC” men’s & women’s  apparel by Acid NYC, and haute couture by Danny Nguyen Couture.

All shows were live-streamed and the replay is available now at live.nolchashows.com.

Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows include: Citi Bank, Don Q Rums, LumaRX, Sparkling Ice, and Lyft.

For more information or designer profiles, visit: www.nolchashows.com.

Nolcha Fashion Lounge at NYFW : Spring/Summer 2016

On Thursday, September 10th, the Nolcha Shows hosted their semi-annual fashion lounge for New York Fashion Week at the Bo Concept store in Chelsea to spotlight the season’s hottest trends in apparel, accessories, and beauty.

The lounge showcased a range of independent brands including jewerly and accessories by Syd and Pia, Raje, and Zayver Designs, handbags by Adora and Charles & Ron, and apparel by Haute House as well as a sneak peek of the Charles & Ron collection which will hit the runway at the Nolcha Shows on Sunday.  The lounge also featured beauty and wellness products and tips from LumaRX (the skin beauty system) and Dr. Gary Levine (women’s health expert).

On site, guests were treated to complimentary beverages courtesy of Coco Libre and Sparkling Ice, and celebrity stylist Derek Warburton was on hand signing copies of his Fall cover story in LAPALME Magazine.

The lounge was proudly sponsored by: Citi Bank, LumaRX, Sparkling Ice, Lyft, and Malta Tourism.
Nolcha’s official Spring/Summer 2016 runway shows will take place on Sunday, September 13th at Pier 59 Studios.

View the professional photos here.

For more information, visit: www.nolchashows.com.

Nolcha Fashion Week AW15 Hosts the Best of Emerging Independent Fashion Designs

Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City just wrapped up the AW15 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan; featuring eight different designer runway shows.

Influential celebrities who came out to support pioneering fashion design this season included: Christina Milian (Singer / TV show on E!), Hana Nitsche (Model, Russell Simmon’s girlfriend), Jessica Pimentel (Orange is the New Black), Mimi Faust (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop), Sydney Thomas (Nellyville / Nelly’s niece), Tiffany Bias (WNBA), Crezdon Butler (NFL, Detroit Lions), Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist), Evette Holyfield (Influencer), JW Cortes (TV’s “Gotham”), Sharna Burgess (Dancing With The Stars), and Karrueche Tran (Chris Brown’s girlfriend).

The day kicked off with Nolcha’s “Ones To Watch” show which highlighted four trend-setting designers. Yvette Hass is a new emerging Swedish designer who has been featured in Elle Denmark as a “Scandinavian Designer to Watch”, and dressed celebrity Jessica Pimentel (Orange is The New Black) for the show.  Charles & Ron  are an award-winning Maltese design duo who presented womenswear and leather bags, and featured Russell Simmons’ girlfriend Hana Nitsche walking in their show. Mitsou Ly showed her collection of women’s separates, which mix feminine style with an edgy flair, and her line is proudly manufactureald in the USA.  Haute Athletics is an NYC-based athletic wear company that featured real athletes walking in the show in lieu of traditional models including 2x Olympic Hockey Goalie, Brianne McLaughlin.

The 6:30pm runway show featured Portuguese ready-to-wear designer Katty Xiomara who has dressed trend-setting celebs like Zendaya and Kat Graham.  Here, she previewed her “RE-evolution” collection, a line that claims the right to be female, designed for women who are confident in themselves and their style choices.  Christina Milian sat front row with her best friend and sister in tow, who co-star in her new E! TV series “Christina Milian Turned Up” (her sister, Elizabeth Flores, wore an exclusive Katty Xiomara design).

The evening collective show featured three designers.  Prieston, an established Hungarian designer who has been covered in Cosmo, Marie Claire, InStyle and Glamour in her home country, kicked off the show (with Tiffany Bias of the WNBA wearing her collection).  Already a staple in Budapest, she debuted at London Fashion Week in September, and now New York Fashion Week this season.  Ann Himsel in an NYC-based designer and this was her debut collection which was completely inspired by menswear (in colors, style, fabrics, silhouettes), but tailored to fit women.  Ann Himsel’s show featured men’s boots by Cat Footwear.  Finally, Danny Nyugen Couture finished the evening with show-stopping embellished evening gowns.

Official Sponsors of Nolcha Fashion Week include: J.R. Ewing, Fogo de Chão, LightSpeed, DON Q Rums, Indie Hair, Vegan Therapy and SOLO Gel Nails.

For more information or designer profiles contact the AMP3 PR Agency or, visit: www.nolchafashionweek.com.

Launch Event for New Men’s Footwear Brand Paul Drish Held in NYC

Earlier this December Paul Drish, a new men’s footwear and accessories brand, launched an Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. filling their intimate showroom space in Tribeca with notable menswear media and influencers.

It celebrated the launch of the brand and the debut of their first men’s footwear and accessories collection, complete with 26 shoe styles and 7 bag styles. Guests were able to view the collection in its entirety, try on their favorite styles, and even make purchases.  Guests were also treated to cocktails courtesy of Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey and Milano Green Vodka, as well as shoe shines from John Allan’s Premier Men’s Grooming Club.

Paul Drish co-founder Arveena Ahluwalia was on hand to walk guests through the collection and speak to the inspiration behind it.

“I wanted to not only create the most comfortable shoe, but also design them on par with other luxury fashion brands,” said Ahluwalia of the brand, “Growing up in India, I always admired the nation’s centuries of craft leatherworking. With the strong integrity in craftsmanship coupled with lower production costs due to a vertically integrated factory, we eliminate the third party and are able to produce high-end leather shoes and bags at competitive prices.”

The Paul Drish showroom, located at 50 Murray Street, is now open to the public for private appointments.  Consumers will enjoy a fully pampered shopping experience from start to finish, whether they stop by the Tribeca loft to sip scotch and try on the shoes, or order via the e-commerce platform (which is available nationwide, with free shipping and free returns).   All Paul Drish shoes feature the brand’s signature purple lining, are delivered in a durable drawer-style jute box, and are tucked inside an embroidered purple cotton dust bag.  Each pair comes with a leather shoe horn and an extra padded leather insole for additional comfort.

For more information, visit: www.pauldrish.com.

About Paul Drish: 

Paul Drish is a division of Drish North America. For over 25 years, Drish has been manufacturing and exporting high-end leather footwear to Europe and Asia for luxury fashion brands.  Paul Drish products are designed for men everywhere who aren’t satisfied with routine, who stop to admire everyday beauty and who travel the world extensively. Paul Drish is not just another brand of shoes and bags; it is a gateway to new experiences through which men will gain a fresh perspective on the world around them.