Hello Divas! One of our fave shows during New York Fashion Week is NOLCHA – the fashion runway for international and emerging designers. And of course, they made this season pop!
Chinese-born/New York-based designer Gemma Hoi presented “Time Traveller 1940s” a runway show inspired by female factory workers of the time and recalls the pillars freedom, democracy and equality. There were lots of denim and couture elements delivered in this ready-to-wear collection.
Lavanya Coodly debuted a line of handcrafted men’s & womenswear, inspired by existential travel.
Streetwear goes out of this world in the Seven Crash runway collection, inspired this season by “Gliese 581D”—a planet which is 20.4 light years away. It was a mix of leather and wovens that illustrate beauty between outer space and the real world.
Spanish designer Sonia Olla kicked off her runway with a live flamenco performance, and her collection is inspired by the art of the dance.
Vitruvius, a collective from Canada, went back in time for its oversized structures of Venetian costume such as ruffles, shoulder pads and billowing sleeves.
Through BC.J, the Chinese brand based in Shanghai and New York, designer SIJUN presented an extremely personal, emotional narrative, sculpting womenswear pieces inspired by the vibrant colors of the neon signs and city skyline of Tokyo.
Making its way down the runway for the first time, ARANYANI is a collection of luxury hand-painted leather bags for men and women, designed by Indian artists.
Even students claimed the runway as their own as Stevenson University showcased a collection designed, sourced and produced by students who were inspired by The Evolution of Bjork.
Photo Credit: Nolcha Shows at NYFW