Now in it’s third year, Nolcha Fashion Week will take place simultaneously with New York Fashion Week from September 14th – 18th at the iconic Bohemian National Hall in association with Czech Republic Consulate General. The landmark building will house runway shows, accessory exhibits, cocktail parties and fashion business seminars to showcase emerging American and international independent fashion designers.
Nolcha Fashion Week is the award-winning event that has rapidly become a home for emerging fashion talent to exhibit collections and introduce their brand to the New York fashion market. Designers continue to recognize the growth and opportunity of the Nolcha platform, and this year over 50 apparel and accessory emerging brands will be participating, including Jessica Joyce, MinnaK, Nadia Nour Pizzuto and Siskova.
“Although this current economy has taken a toll on the fashion industry we are moving ahead pioneering independent designers as we expand our initiatives during New York Fashion Week,” said Kerry Bannigan, Nolcha CEO. “The designers Spring/Summer 2010 Collections are an array of color and inspiration to the fashion market.”
New to this year’s schedule of events is the Ethical Fashion Preview and Cocktail Party at the Carlton Hotel on Monday, September 14, 2009. This event will spotlight fashion designers who create collections using environmentally friendly materials and processes, and manufacture their collections respecting fair trade and fair wage principles.
Prestigious corporate brands continue to support the program that Nolcha is providing the future of the fashion world; September 2009 sponsors include New York Sports Club, Aveda, Clarins Skin Spa, EDUN LIVE, Paul Mitchell, Starbucks, Riazul Tequila, Don Q Rum and Selve – The Luxury Shoe Customize
Nolcha is an award-winning multi-faceted media and events platform, offering opportunities in the New York fashion business market, and operates an online fashion network, a print publication, and major annual events for the independent fashion industry and related retail businesses. Nolcha offers cost effective resources to aspiring and veteran fashion professionals; initiatives include Nolcha online, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, London Fashion Week partner events, Independent Retail Week and Dress the Band competition.