USA -- A selection of independent accessory designers are set to provide a diverse mix of both talent and audience at the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Accessory Lounge. The event is located at the Bohemian National Hall in association with Czech Republic Consulate and is welcoming editors, retailers, stylists and industry figures from 12pm – 6pm to meet the designers and view the Spring/Summer 2010 collections.
Lynn Furge; Nolcha Creative Director, shares: “Accessorizing your wardrobe is an essential way to show originality and fashionable sensibility. We look to new fresh designers to guide us away from the everyday uniform and spruce up an outfit. In usual independent fashion, it is the materials used and unique groupings of color and texture that make Nolcha’s talented Accessories Fashion Showcase stand out. We will have something for everyone from bold and exotic, to classic and quaint, because when it comes to accessories diversifying your collection is always the best way to go.”
The participating designers include:
BettyLou Jewels has created a confidently casual look and made it unique, setting the stage for what we can expect from this new vibrant and affordable, high quality line of jewelry; beautifully bold designs handcrafted out of sparkling diamonds and gleaming precious metals. Striking that perfect pose between chic and fun, BettyLou Jewel’s playful, modern pieces are so versatile they enhance any outfit and carry today’s style-savvy woman into the office, café, or yoga studio.
eenamaria is a holistic design venture specializing in hip urban life accessories, ranging from leather belt bags to P/U Vegan, environmentally friendly fashion forward handbags. Started in the basement studios of Pratt Institute in the summer of 2004, Sarah Morgan started the house inspired by both the Manhattanite and the British esquire. All products, designed by eenamaria, are conceived in New York and manufactured and sourced in China.
Handcrafted in New York City, every Gida Bavari handbag is overseen by the designer with attention to every detail. Only top quality materials are selected, and each Italian skin is hand-picked by the designer prior to crafting each bag. Pockets galore, pen holders, built-in wallet, and keyfob are some of the smart features highlighted—the result is a unique and luxurious collection that is sexy and classic, yet young, modern and fresh.
The JoAnn Huth collection has just launched its first line of luxury accessories. Most recently the Ritz Bag, an elegantly stunning evening bag line. Adorned with Swarovski crystals and delicate silver, gold or pewter toned hardware this chic clutch is the perfect companion for a black tie night on the town or any other special occasion.
Maleku Jewelry Designs expansive line of enchanting jewelry (including eye-catching semiprecious stones in a range of captivating colors) offers everything from dramatic and bold standout pieces, to delicate and intricately crafted stunners. In addition, the attractive jewelry line surprises accessory-lovers with fused and dichroic glass settings as well.
Marijoli is a fresh and cool brand for "the sexy girls", says designer Marielle Byworth. The designs are unique in style, taking inspiration from life; the swirling forms could be anything from breaking waves to melting snow to shimmering corals. The latest collection continues to attract the attention of celebrities like Madonna, Margo Stilley, Kate Moss, China Forbes and fashion insiders worldwide.
schander handbags come from the finest quality leather from calf to lambskin. With gold and silver hardware, there is an element of luxury and glamour to each style. Starting out as a craft lover Cindy Schneider used to make purses out of duct tape. After getting the push from a friend to start her own collection the designer now has seven lines and her own boutique.
Shamila Jiwa’s design reflects a deep synesthesia and an eye for exotica. Inspired by travel, architecture, textiles, food, nature, and above all relationships, her design reflects her ethnic heritage and diverse accumulated experience, shown in her careful rekindling of the natural brilliance of finely culled gems.
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, Rae Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, Starbucks, Selve –The Luxury Shoe Customizer, Saaga Vodka, Riazul Tequila and Don Q Rum.
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