Nolcha Fashion Week – Luxe Runway Collection

After being inspired by the Fashion Business Panel, I headed up to the Accessories lounge where I found a photo booth waiting for me. A free photo booth! And a lovely lady telling me I could take as many pictures as I wanted! Thank you Classic Photo Booth!


Well, feeling quite at home and volunteering myself for anyone going attending solo who wanted a photo booth friend (I am a fiend and met Holly Landau from the Fashion Business Panel this way – see above!) I decided to stick around for a bit and check out the 4 pm Luxe Collective Runway show. This show featured the following independent designers: Agnes Valentine | Dora Abodi | Elda De La Rosa Couture | KabukiU | MinnaK | Sodalicious.


MinnaK Models

While waiting for the show to begin, I was able to meet up with a Twitter friend of mine Lisa Barr @Bridalease, who writes for New York Bridal Fashion Examiner, so it was great fun having someone to chat with before the show started, not to mention nabbing a second row seat! I have to say, after a week of spending over an hour to see a 10 minute collection, it was so nice to sit down for a bit and enjoy multiple designers at a single show. In addition, the whole vibe at Nolcha was very relaxed – after the show many models stuck around to take photos with people attending the shows and everyone seemed to be having a really good time.


Unfortunately my camera battery was dead by this point, but I did snap a few photos with my cell phone camera that came out ok. Bright spots during the show for me were Sodalicious’ Marie Antionette-inspired feathers and costume quality gowns as well as Elsa De La Rosa’s choice of the Frieda soundtrack to accompany her designs! For me music is such a key component to truly telling the story of a collection. For more photos check out the NYFW photo album on the PR Couture Facebook Fan Page.


Now, I don’t think I have really ever done an outfit post, but what I put together for Nolcha just worked so well and carried me well into the wee hours of the morning in the East Village so I wanted to share it here. I basically wore a whole lot of black with a vintage lace dress over and my trusty Hayden Harnett Zipper boots and a patent leather belt (Target!) work umpire style. I paired the black and natural lace with a gorgeous green bracelet sent to me from Nancy Vaughn of Whitebook Agency from her client Cecelia Bythewood’s new collection. I actually ended up wearing this bracelet again to the Twinkle by Wenlan after-party!


Pictured on my left is Jordana Bruner of Clutch 22 and her friend and PR girl Jessika Goldstein. Jessika actually introduced Jordana to PR Couture, so I thought it was only fair she make her debut on the blog!

About This Author

Known as the “fashion publicist’s most powerful accessory,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and the “West Coast ‘It’ girl of fashion PR,” (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks put fashion public relations on the digital map when she launched PR Couture in 2006. She is the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR, available on Amazon. Crosby spends her time managing PR Couture and mentoring fashion publicists through PRISM and Instappable, as well as the biannual NYC workshop, Fashion PR Confidential. Occasionally, she opens up limited consulting spots for emerging brands through her signature offering, The Brand Elixir.