Four designers came together for a collective NYFW runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Manhattan headquarters. International designers By Sonia Olla, Vitruvius, Aranyani, and BC.J all participated in Nolcha Shows‘ exciting New York Fashion Week event, and showed off their unique design sensibilities.
Up first, Spanish designer By Sonia Olla presented a bold collection, starting off the show with a live flamenco performance. It’s no surprise that this presentation was a theatrical event, as the designer is also a tour choreographer for some of the biggest stars in music, including Madonna and Ricky Martin.
“She explores the art form of fashion to express the passion of dance with a flamenco-inspired collection that has a distinctly modern take on femininity and style,” a press release shared.
By Sonia Olla Fall 2018 at NYFW
Then, Canadian collective Vitruvius showed a daring and edgy collection filled with creative proportions and futuristic silhouettes. The team was “inspired by the large, oversized structures of Venetian costume such as ruffles, shoulder pads, and billowing sleeves,” for this show, according to a press statement.
Vitruvius Fall 2018 at NYFW
The first accessories brand to take the runway was ARANYANI. This brand, created by Indian artisans, showed a collection of luxurious hand-painted leather bags, totes, and backpacks for men and women. Bright colors and eye-catching paintings marked this line’s most standout pieces.
ARANYANI Fall 2018 at NYFW
Finally, Chinese brand BC.J took the runway. Shanghai- and New York-based designer SIJUN is known for adding 3D elements to canvas pieces. “Armed with an extremely personal, emotional narrative, she sculpts womenswear pieces that exude a sense of emotion that is contagious and beautiful to watch,” a press release shared. “The Autumn/Winter 2018 collection was inspired by the vibrant colors of the neon signs and city skyline of Tokyo.”
BC.J Fall 2018 at NYFW
What an incredible showcase!
Click through the gallery to see straight-from-the-runway photos from By Sonia Olla, Vitruvius, Aranyani, and BC.J’s NYFW show.
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