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

Nolcha Fashion Week presented by RUSK in New York city wrapped up the AW14 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring thirteen different 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK was joined by official sponsors: Smartwater, DonQ Rum, Air Europa, Defiant Whisky and

For more images from each individual designers collection, visit:

Nolcha Fashion Week Announces February 2014 Designer Lineup

AMP3 PR is proud to announce that we will be managing pr for Nolcha Fashion Week for the 8th consecutive season. Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, has announced its’ official calendar of events for February’s Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week, which continues to attract attention as an alternative venue to the tents at Lincoln Center. This season’s events will run February 10th – 13th, 2014, including individual and collective runway presentations, an exclusive bloggers brunch, fashion lounge, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.

Continuing into their seventh consecutive year, and held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, Nolcha is one of New York’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 20 designers this season.

Wednesday, February 12, will serve as the main day of runway shows, to be presented for the fourth season in a row at the illustrious Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway. Shows will take place at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 8:30pm. The Nolcha Fashion Lounge hosted by Modalyst will follow on Thursday, February 13, at Empire Hotel Rooftop, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Presenting brands range from Katty Xiomara (ready-to-wear) to Dany Tabet (couture), with other returning favorites including:, Jungwon, Nina Athanasiou, and Leka. First time runway designers include Christina Yi, Christian Benner, Gail Be Designs, Gabrielle Arruda, Maison De Papillon, Marco Hall, Naveda, and Riza Manalo.

“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 of press, retailers, stylists, buyers and industry influencers.”

The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by Official Sponsors: Smartwater, DonQ Rum, Air Europa, Defiant Whisky and

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

For a video recap of Nolcha Fashion Week: New York last season, September 2013, visit:

For more information, visit For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Roy of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or [email protected]

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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. Continuing into the seventh yearNolcha 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. | | @nolchafashionwk #nolcha

About RUSK
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