Nolcha announces Winner of the Blazetrak Fashion Week Competition

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After an intensive two month search, Nolcha in conjunction with announces the winner in their competition for the best independent fashion brand: womenswear designer, Abreu Rios (

Nolcha and Blazetrak (both clients of AMP3 PR) had partnered to host a contest that would ultimately give one aspiring designer the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in Nolcha Fashion Week: New York in February 2011. From November 17th, 2010 through January 17th, 2011; fashion designers from all over the world were invited to enter this online competition. By submitting pictures of their best work through Blazetrak, designers were guaranteed a review by Nolcha’s team, and potentially, the career opportunity of a lifetime.

It was a tough choice,” says Nolcha’s CEO, Kerry Bannigan, “However, Abreu Rios was chosen for several key factors: the brand’s use of color is innovative, subtle and effective. The cuts and finish are precise and overall the brand has great marketability. I look forward to assisting the brand growth.

Thanks to the contest, Abreu Rios is now entitled to complimentary exhibition space at Nolcha Fashion Week; a two-hour consultation regarding target, retailers, supply chain, breakeven and scale of the line by Global Purchasing Group; free membership to plus featured spotlight and interview; a complete business formation package by; and a sourcing package that includes premium level membership to Source4Style, including complimentary swatches and sourcing consultation.

We are so excited for Abreu,” states Nate Casey, managing partner and co-founder of, “This is what Blazetrak is all about; connecting people and helping to launch careers in every industry – including Fashion.

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York is a four day fashion week event held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week annually in February and September reaching 10MM+ media impressions which includes runway shows, accessory exhibition and Ethical Fashion Preview.

For more information on Nolcha, visit For more information on Blazetrak, visit For any press related inquiries, please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations via 646.827.9594 or

About Nolcha:

Nolcha is an award-winning leading platform for independent fashion designers and retailers through online, events and education; making business easy for the fashion minded. Nolcha debuted in 2007 and since has expanded to five cities and three countries (USA, UK, and Turkey).

About Blazetrak: provides direct access to the world’s top professionals in the areas of Business, Fashion & Design, Music, Screen & Stage, and Sports & Fitness. The company has done extremely well since its launch in November of 2009 with over 400 professionals now using the platform and dozens of successful connections made.

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