Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, now in its tenth season, has announced itsâ official calendar of events for September Fashion Week, which will run September 8th to September 14th, 2011, including a pop-up shop for Fashionâs Night Out, a slew of networking events and after-parties, and the Official Nolcha Fashion Lounge and Runway Presentations.
Thursday, September 8th â Fashionâs Night Out
Opia Lounge -130 East 57th Street
Nolcha will be kicking things off on September 8th for Fashionâs Night Out with an Independent Fashion Pop-Up Shop, open 5pm â 10pm. The shop will be hosted by the New York Post, Ricardo Ralph Lopez, Farasha Boutique and GlobalFashionBrands.com. Shoppers will be treated to sales and new season exclusives, a beauty bar by Kroma Makeup and Kiss Nails, passed cocktails courtesy of Don Q Rum, and the first 100 shoppers will receive a VIP Gift Bag.
Participating designers include: Adriana-Maria, Alice Yim, Amabile, Birna, Bodyrock Sport, Carlos Luna, Elly Clay, Estela Balan, Jess Rizzuti, Jonano, Kahri, Lois Eastlund, Maleku Jewelry, Monica Macha, Moonlight Jewelry, Nora Del Busto, and Sava.
The Pop-Up Shop is benefiting St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital and will be located at Opia Lounge on the mezzanine level of the Renaissance Hotel (130 East 57th Street at Lexington Avenue).
Monday, September 12th â Nolcha Fashion Lounge & Runway Presentations
Metropolitan Pavilion â 125 West 18th Street
The Nolcha Fashion Lounge will run all day on September 12th from 12pm â 8pm, including an Apparel & Accessories Exhibition, along with pampering and other perks. Participating designers include: Afia, Carrie Parry, Devon Thomas, eggcream, Maleku Jewelry, Rainbow People, Reflections African Jewelry, Soham Dave, Sonja Lang, Star by Mar, Street Star, and William Watson.
There will be three runway presentations, at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm respectively.
1pm â Runway Show (Doors, 2:30pm)
Designers: Carlos Luna | Sarahi House of Fashion | K.Borgella
4pm â Runway Show (Doors, 3:30pm)
Designers: Zula Studio with Maleku Jewelry | Amber Patton | Amelia Boland | Daisy & Elizabeth
7pm â Runway Show (Doors, 6:30pm)
Designers: Danilo Gabrielli | Guljan Yrys | Kabukiu
The Nolcha Fashion Lounge & Runway Presentations will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue).
Sponsors include American Airlines, Don Q Rums, Kiss Nails, Kroma Make Up, LypSyl, Paul Mitchell, Publisher Ad Network, SpunLive, VitaBath and VitaminWater.