NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK, has announced its' official calendar of events for February's Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week, which continues to attract attention as an alternative venue to the tents at Lincoln Center. This season's events will run February 10 th – 13 th, 2014, including individual and collective runway presentations, an exclusive media brunch, fashion lounge, networking events, and an official fashion week closing party.
Continuing into their seventh consecutive year, and held during New York Fashion week, Nolcha is one of the city's leading platforms for global independent fashion designers, showcasing over 30 designers this season.
Wednesday, February 12, will serve as the main day of runway shows, to be presented for the fourth season in a row at the illustrious Pier 59 on 18th Street and the West Side Highway. Shows will take place at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 8:30pm. The Nolcha Fashion Lounge hosted by Modalyst will follow on Thursday, February 13, at Empire Hotel Rooftop, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.Presenting brands range from Katty Xiomara (ready-to-wear) to Dany Tabet (couture), with other returning favorites including: Jungwon, Nina Athanasiou, Riza Manalo and Leka. First time runway designers include Christina Yi, Christian Benner, Gail Be Designs, Gabrielle Arruda, Maison De Papillon, Marco Hall and Naveda. "At Nolcha Fashion Week, the art of fashion is alive and well," says CEO of Nolcha, Kerry Bannigan, "We're honored to be at the forefront of emerging fashion, by providing designers with a destination where they can introduce their collections in a way that makes economic sense while giving them exposure to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists, buyers and industry influencers." "RUSK has always been known for its creative hair artistry," says Gerard Caruso, RUSK's Global Artistic Director, "Going into our fourth season of this successful partnership with Nolcha, we are looking forward to collaborating once again with their roster of global independent designers to create signature looks that capture the essence of their unique vision and inspiration." The Presenting Sponsor RUSK is joined by Official Sponsors: smartwater, DonQ Rum, Air Europa, Defiant Whisky and Fashionmonitor.com