As an avid supporter and believer in up and coming fashion designers, I was surprised that I hadn’t heard of this amazing platform for independent designers during New York Fashion Week before. On day one of the NYFW frenzy, I headed over to Ailey Studios just off of West 55th St. to witness new fashion talent.
Officially listed with Mercedes Benz, Nolcha Fashion Week is actually recognized one of two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation. This platform offers a range of cost effective options for designers helping to increase their brand awareness and develop their business. The designers that presented this year were from across the globe: Turkey, Greece, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, The Philippines, Italy, and the United States. I encourage all designers to reach out to Nolcha!
My favourites were definitely Melga M and Carlos Luna.
Click here to view the list of talented designers who were showcased!
Shout out to Pretentious PR for organizing all the shows!
Photo Credits: Keshia, BeautyBot