The Hot Zone has a passion for fashion so we were very excited to attend the Nolcha Fashion Lounge in New York City. It was dubbed the “hottest incubator for emerging design talent” by Forbes.
Nolcha Fashion Lounge held their semi-annual Media Fashion Lounge event. It gives spectators a preview of many designer collections, which will be showcased for Fashion Week. The fashion Lounge was held at the new tri-level Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao, located directly across from the MoMa. Beautiful decor, delicious food, and welcoming staff.
I was captivated by the creativity of the designers as well as the technical detail in their collections. While walking around the room their were a few collections that caught my eye and made me say “Wow”. Starting with the Paul Drish luxury footwear line. Their signature purple in sole in the shoes are not only eye catching but puts a nice twist on the usual black, gray insole. The footwear is made of leather material, and although it looks “hard” it’s actually very smooth to the touch. The purple insole is soft and seems like comfortable wear.
Next were the Adora Bags collection. If you love a stylish bag for any occasion, then this is the collection for you! Adora Bags are entirely handmade in Italy and comes with a removable internal pouch. Not only are they beautifully designed, but they are lightweight. If you are a “bag connoisseur” like me, then you are aware of the difficulty in finding a tote/purse that is stylish and doesn’t feel like you’re carrying a suitcase on your shoulder. I was thrilled to see that the bags are light as a feather. Adora Bags are made of 100% Italian leather and come in many colors. They are perfect for a night out on the town, errand run, or business meeting.
When you think trendy or edgy , think The Haute House Design Studio womenswear collection. When I arrived at their display I instantly fell head over heels. This collection nailed it with their unique dresses which were showcased on their models, and hot hand bags which are the perfect accessory for any outfit. Each piece had amazing detailed design. Even the handbags had bright, eye catching embroidery in the inside that give it a little bit of attitude and fun. Needless to say, these Boston fashionistas definitely made their mark at the Fashion Lounge.
Menswear collection by Schuyler 4 was stunning. The designs were not only beautifully designed but also unique. It’s not everyday you find menswear that makes a woman say “wow I wish I could wear it”. Menswear was modeled by athletes Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants, Rodney McLeod of the St. Louis Rams, and DJ Hayden of the Oakland Raiders. Needless to say they were showstoppers! I was so enthralled by the pieces in the collection I wanted to buy a few outfits on the spot, for my male family members.
Overall, the Nolcha Fashion Lounge was a huge success and I loved every minute of it. From shoes, clothes, bags, and accessories it was an enjoyable event and the hot zone can’t wait to see more from these emerging designers in the near future!