Elena Garcia's fall/winter 2008 collection. Credit: Elena Garcia
Independent apparel and accessory designers from around the world will showcase sustainable fashion at Nolcha during New York Fashion Week (we caught their spring 2010 exhibit last season). Creative Director, Lynn Furge predicts "elements of light (iridescent fabrics, loose weaves), painterly colors and multiple layers of assorted textures," for the upcoming season. Click through for the lineup of designers showing their collections -- including the debut of "Nolcha Cares" -- at Bo Concept Studio this Thursday:In collaboration with Care for Kenya, Nolcha selected five female independent fashion designers to create "Nolcha Cares." The 13 piece womenswear is made by Kenyan women who have hand select the textiles and finished garments with microfinancing through Care for Kenya. Haitian Designer Catherine Charlot, owner of Himane, will show her one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories made from hand-picked, locally-sourced, and recycled materials. The Verona Alta Costura School of Fashion and Accessories Design graduate in Haiti will donate all proceeds from the sale of her collection towards building a new design school (the former was leveled in the recent earthquake). She will also lead a mission of twelve women to the area to bring food and supplies.
Jessrizzuti's handcrafted in New York, spring/summer handbag collection. Credit: Jess Rizzuti
Independent designers showcasing their talents include: Alberto Parada, Andean Collection, Beata B, Bessi by Carlos Zuniga, Boutique Ethique, Carlotta Gherzi for Sado, Chak Chel, Dora Abodi, Elena Garcia, Jess Rizzuti New York, Joolz, Maleku Jewelry, Sarka Siskova and TaTa Reef.
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