The Nolcha Shows are a leading award winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past eight years the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform of discovery; promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions.
The Nolcha Shows is one of New York’s leading platforms for independent fashion designers and will be showcasing over eighteen apparel and accessory designers during their Spring/Summer 2017 season running September 12th – 16th. The event series is dubbed by Forbes as the “hot incubator of new fashion design talent” and is officially listed by New York City Economic Development Corporation.
The runway shows will take place September 12th at Artbeam and will showcase global designers during individual and collective runway shows. The Ones to Watch collective will present Jody Bell, Olivia B, MINAN WONG and the NY School of Design. The main runway showcase welcomes back ACID NYC and Rohitava Banerjee. Samantha Leibowitz will debut her Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, taking place September 14th, 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel, welcomes Media, bloggers and industry to connect and engage with global independent accessory designers. Designers showcasing this season include USA based brands Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, Taylord Blu, Riley Versa, Marshelly’s, James Carletons and EL VOYAGE. The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub will be showcasing APRELLEDUANY, Ami Doshi Shah, Sammy Handmade and Mafi Mafi. British debuting brands are DELA EVA and Oysby.
APRELLEDUANY create classic investment handbags with iconic silhouettes enhanced with pops of inspiring color and innovative features. The brand is influenced by a love of craftsmanship married with a desire to pay homage to pioneers and trailblazers who have paved a pathway to success.
DELA ÉVA is a London based handbag brand influenced by a combination of something old inspired by the classic masterpieces from the past and something new inspired by the modern world of today.
EL VOYAGE weavings is a high end collection of handwoven scarves for the stylish shopper seeking individuality whilst empowering small, local producers to join in the global marketplace. The meticulously crafted weavings help the greater good through the belief of the art of living and giving.
James Carletons is a luxury brand of footwear made in Italy. Every last, leather and stich is closely examined to ensure comfort and style prior to making the final cut. Quality and craftsmanship are two very important ingredients the brand intend to keep throughout their growth.
Inspired by music, art and life Marshelly’s Jewelry has a vision to create accessible jewelry that may be worn throughout the year for every occasion. Marshelly’s Jewelry pieces are designed and manufactured in Manhattan.
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds creates bold, one of a kind, couture jewelry inspired by avant-garde fashion, nature, and the designers travels around the world.
Oysby create stand-out, yet commercial premium footwear for the fun, fearless female by recreating classic silhouettes and inventing new footwear classes that have staying power.
Riley Versa bags give women the flexibility to have fun with fashion and express themselves. The Riley Versa bag with interchangeable covers is the perfect piece for the jet-setter; the woman who travels for work or pleasure and cannot pack multiple bags, but can pack multiple covers.
Mens accessory brand TaylordBlu is influenced by 1920-1950’s fashion and the iridescent colors that nature provides.
Sammy Handmade create hand woven feather weight scarves, tunics hand tie-dyed Ethiopian highland sheep nappa leather accessories. The brand work with artisans, create employment and use natural and eco-friendly materials to make beautiful, luxury products.