Fashion is Back
A beautiful sunny day made for a welcoming beckon into New York City for fashion week. It seemed as though Mother Earth was, too, celebrating the return of the beloved event like the rest of us. Sunday, September 12th marked the return of Nolcha Shows – the award-winning fashion event held during New York Fashion Week for independent fashion brands.
American Spirit at Fashion Week
The show nodded to the themes of Americana and patriotism that are emanating from the big apple this week, with the 20th remembrance of the American tragedy 9/11, a Met Gala theme appropriately titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, and an almost complete return to American life and tradition after the pandemic. Fashion Week, and this show, in particular, was surely an indicator of the latter. Cheers swelled from the crowd when Nolcha Co-Founder Arthur Mandel stood before them, acknowledging that the shows were finally back after two years.
The show began with a performance of the national anthem from the beautiful voice of Army spouse Deidra Lee Stubbs. Over the loudspeaker played the American classic, “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger during the opening looks. Sitting front row was not only Miss USA and Miss Universe, but also a group of women deservingly recognized for their contribution to the safety of the country: military spouses. Nolcha Shows and in partnership with InstaSleep Mint Melts routinely recognizes these women as highly deserving individuals who sacrifice so much to be a part of the framework of the military and behind-the-scenes heroes.
Nolcha Shows NYFW Presented the Following Fashion Brands at the SS2022 Show:
The looks at KavenLiu DIMOR floated down the runway in silky blues, whites, and shades of shiny black. The collection, centered around the celebration of the female form married with elements of structure and architecture, made for delicious juxtaposition and an understanding of women’s bodies. The flattering silhouettes were complemented by what they were made up of: silk, hemp, and cotton.
The looks at KOREANO showed versatility, playfulness, and sophistication. Deep burnt oranges and antique patterns hinted at a potential for 70s inspiration. Different iterations of the little black dress revealed a keen understanding of what women seek to wear, no matter the occasion. The modern woman is sure to find her ideal look in this collection alone.
Minimalism is KLOVA’s middle name, and this collection was a signifier of just that. This collection in particular, centered looks around two legs. Long flowy pants and jumpsuits swooshed around ankles in a beautiful display of exquisite tailoring and textile choice. Comfort, grace, and peace were all celebrated elements in this KLOVA collection.
The 5th Season
Inspired by birdlike elements, The 5th Season got playful this season with patterns, unique textures, and explorative jewelry. Complementary blues and oranges made the collection contrast yet unify in a delightful manner. Tailored garments were crafted exquisitely and with precision. The 5th Season proved their collection to be born from rebirth, elegance, and freedom.
The above collections were complemented by stunning jewelry from Calista and Ashton Jewelry. Diamonds poured off of earrings, eyeglasses, and necklaces and dusted the shoulders of those strutting the catwalk. Stunning pearls dropped down from ears. Golden rings glittered at waistlines.
The show wrapped and patrons exited jubilantly and with a distinct satisfaction. Fashion is back – and better than ever – and New York couldn’t be happier.
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