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Nolcha Fashion Week
September 6, 2007
Prince George Ballroom

Written by Alejandra Serret
Photographed by Jeff Gottlieb


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is not the only game playing in New York City this September. Style 360 (at the Altmann Building) and Nolcha Fashion Week are also strutting out a stable-full of hot designers.

Nolcha Fashion Week ( has taken over Prince George Ballroom at 15 East 27th Street for a series of fashion shows and fashion-oriented seminars.

At 3pm on Thursday afternoon Nolcha Fashion Week sprang back into action. Six designers made for the runway beneath the high, elaborately painted ceilings of the Prince George Ballroom. Rebecca Turbow’s Spring collection, Safe, highlighted easy-to-wear, sophisticated clothing in clean lines and simple patterns. Turbow based her clothing around the idea of “safety and protection from the dangers of everyday modern living.” Carmelita Martell’s extensive line, Carmelita Couture, played with color and funky patterns. Martell focused on “mixing a ‘20’s line with a ‘60’s print.” One of her most striking pieces meshed blue suede with plastic cut outs—adding a modern look to older style. Rachel Salazar’s line, Effect, highlighted subtle femininity. To execute this, she used floral prints in silk chiffon and cut out lace. Salazar then collaborated with tattoo artist Jose Carrera to create Quis Es Tu? This collection switched to a more casual look for both men and women: graphic t-shirt and tank dresses, jeans, and form fitting hoodies. This was a nice transition into Bernard Moore’s Bathhouse Swimwear: one and two-piece suits in bold reds, animal prints, and abstract cuts. The show ended on a high note with Sara Ashemimry’s Rimalaya collection. For this line Ashemimry drew inspiration from the colors of the rainforest. Her pieces varied from bright yellow and green, to deep red, orange, and blue. Ethereal robes, wide sleeves, in vibrant, psychedelic prints popped against the white backdrop.

For more information about the designers featured in the show, log onto: (For Bathhouse Swimwear)


Safe by Rebecca Turbow Carmelita Couture
Safe by Rebeca Turbow
Safe by Rebecca Turbow
Carmelita Couture Carmelita Couture

Carmelita Couture Carmelita Couture
Carmelita Couture
Carmelita Couture
Quis Es Tu

Quis Es Tu

Ef-Fect Bathhouse Swimwear
Ef-Fect Ef-Fect
Bathhouse Swimwear Bathhouse Swimwear
Bathhouse Swimwear Rimalya
Rimalya Rimalya



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