The Nolcha Shows, now in its 14th year of events, will be producing a two day NYFW Web3 Edition at the 69th floor of the iconic 3 World Trade Center (“3 WTC”) on September 13 & 14, 2022. The Nolcha Shows just wrapped their Spring/Summer 2023 season re-imagining the traditional runway show. It was a two-day NYFW Web3 experience celebrating authenticity, ownership, community, and creativity.
The Nolcha Shows is where Fashion and Web3 communities gather in real life to share knowledge, experiences and insights. Creators, investors, founders, and industry leaders connect through education, entertainment, and networking opportunities that spark collaboration towards building the future.
Embracing fashion designers focused on sustainability and demand for ethical fashion featuring clothing brands Host and Var, Kaiane Designs, The Tailory NYC, Mauricio Alpizar, MayaSeyferth & accessory brand Kimberly Pucci gracing the Nolcha Shows runway.
Host and Var
Høst & Vår means ´Autumn and Spring´ in Norwegian and refers to this pairing of mother and daughter. Their loving bond and shared passion for fashion is built into every garment making sustainable, fun fashion for anyone to enjoy.
“The inspiration behind the “Flowers from my garden” collection is the representation of a new season. A season filled with sunshine, the smell of the ocean, clear blue skies, unforgettable moments shared with near and dear ones. The sound of bees in the morning, blooming flower fields and freshly cut flowers from the garden. Beautiful colors, playful prints and elements of joy. The collection features Vegan biodegradable fabrics and fabrics with lower impact/ sustainable attributes including Cupro, Organic Cotton and Recycled polyamide.”
Kaiane Designs is a redefinition of timeless garments for contemporary urbanism. Each design is an artistic expression and experimentation of the plurality of the feminine identities and love for artisanal couture.
“The inspiration comes from the magical deserts of the Middle East depicting the endless love affair between the sun, the moon and the dunes. The collection is a reflection of the rhythm and hum that is inherent in the desert. Starts with The Nudes – as the raw nature greets the first hues of sunrise. Then moves to The Golds with the sun at its majestic peak melting everything to gold. Soon after, the rise of the moon casts its coolness and sophistication.”
Kimberly Pucci (Accessories)
For more than twenty years, Kimberly Pucci has been synonymous with the Italian luxury lifestyle. Driven by her passion for extraordinary materials and meticulous craftsmanship, she has curated an exclusive coterie of Tuscany’s most gifted artisans whose skill has only been accessible to a select few.
“The inspiration behind these collections recalls glorious Tuscan sunsets touched with Florentine gold. Glimmering hues of the Mediterranean as we navigate the crystal-clear Sardinian Archipelago and the cool monumental marble of ancient Roman pillars that still stand in their glory throughout the Eternal City. Bold, unexpected, exceptional designs that are inspiring us to travel and live our lives without limitations. The ultimate luxury. The Art of Travel + Living. Reimagined. ©”
A 100% sustainable lifestyle brand that exudes the essence of simple elegance. bold, timeless, flowing pieces of daring construction that wrap the body with the drama of its prints, and the subtleness of comfort.
”Printed by standardized 100 oeko-tex ink, utilizing Acacia wood-line fabric sustainably harvested in Indonesia and manufactured through an efficient wastage system. It was my goal with this collection not only to enhance the vibrant colors and the rich textures of fauna. But also to guarantee an ecological value by producing only sustainable fashion. Welcome to animal kingdom Resort Wear 2023, prints that’ll make you roar!”
Maya Seyferth is committed to designing clothes that allow women to create their own style. So that they can feel confident by bringing together high-grade fabrics by unique methods of production. Femininity, quirkiness, color and comfort are some of the brand’s trademarks, made and designed in Switzerland.
Edelweiss is the typical flower of the Alps. This rare flower is a survivor, confident and distinctive. It amazes explorers and allows themselves to be admired. This collection represents every flower, every detail gets its own look. Edelweiss often stands proudly alone on the mountain and enjoys the lookout. In Edelweiss, I see loneliness and longing for company. That’s why I added other flowers to the collection to visit Edelweiss so that Edelweiss could have company.”
The Tailory NYC
“Collectively, we as designers owe the fashion audience something special. NYFW this year needs to crush, it has to be as big as One World Trade. Thus, what makes New York’s energy, the endless drive, and the necessary hustle, were the inspiration.
The next step was to encapsulate the feel of New York street energy into a collection. We didn’t need to go far for our muse. Our Showroom and Design Studio literally thump to the beat of DogPound Gym, which is on the street level of our building. Starting daily at sunrise and dressed in all black, Founder Kirk Myers’ and his team morph mortals into warriors out on our street. DogPound’s vernacular is dominated by “smash”, “crush”, “yes!”, and most importantly, “let’s go!”.
Voila! A collection was born, we named it STREETORIAL, and all the inspiration was found from high above the corner of Canal and Renwick. Coincidentally, the destination of this launch is the 69th floor of One World Trade, which carries a monstrous presence when looking south from our Design Studio.”