Emerging Designers ‘Step Out of Bounds’ | Nolcha Shows New York Fashion Week

Emerging designers get exposed [E D G E]!

With the thousands of fashion shows worldwide, very few expose up and coming designers with the prominent and consistent platform that Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week does. Nolcha Shows is an award winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections. Their reputation serves them well with influential media coverage, yet more importantly their discovery and promotion of cutting edge innovative fashion designers.

In the spirit of the E D G E philosophy, we are delighted to highlight four designers from Nolcha Shows’ celebrated 10th anniversary, featuring the Spring/Summer 2018 season at Industria Studios.

Because of their grit, purpose, and conscious, these emerging designers are the ones to watch. They are not a prisoner of the industry nor are their consumers held hostage to what today’s fashion dictates. There is a freedom and independence in their creativity and is applauded by their secure and confident audience. I won’t give you “fashion speak” on each of their collections. What I will say is that these designers collectively are making statements of political and social conscious; are uninhibited with playful and fun designs; and mostly, designing without commercialized restrictions.

Congratulations to all emerging and established designers who step out of bounds with confidence!

All Comes From Nothing [ACFN]

Lu Yang by Yang Lu


TRADE by Gina La Morte

Photos: Feature – Lu Yang by Yang Lu; All photos courtesy of Nolcha Shows New York Fashion Week

More on E D G E designers at Look at EDGE.



Rhonda P. Hill

Founder, Publishing Editor