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Recap from New York Fashion Week SS2017

Once again, our favorite time of the year in New York arrived,  which is no other than NY FASHION WEEK!!! This past week we got to enjoy some fabulous collections  from some fabulously talented designers that we were privileged to experience. We enjoyed seeing some of our old established faves on the scene that many of us and our very talented emerging fashion designers were inspired by, as well as of course the excitement of discovering new talent. Here are the three shows I attended. Enjoy!

– Joanna S of Le Chic

 

ALICE & OLIVIA

 

alice & olivia

This amazing presentation by Alice & Olivia brought an amazing collection that compiled bohemian edginess, which is what this known designer stands for. They are an inspiration to emerging designers in the sense that they can really think outside the box and create many looks that come together cohesively in one room.

GEORGINE

georgine

Georgine has been an emerging designer with exquisite talent for some time and we really do love this designer’s style and watching her grow. This collection was a lot different than her usual collections from the past in the sense that she incorporated more “punk” looks to her collections than her traditional girly, lace looks. This was great because she was able to create something much different than her usual style and she still succeeded which shows how great of a designer she is indeed!

 

ART HEARTS FASHION

art hearts

The designers from Art Hearts Fashion are very inspiring to all emerging designers and new talent because these designers shared a similar theme and heritage which was exuded in their collections. This season, it was for Serbia Fashion Week so the designers were able express their culture in their designs which were executed perfectly. From laser cut leathers, to beading, to large gowns, there was a vast variety of beautiful looks that took you through the designer’s journey.

 

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ILKEKOP @ Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week Spring/:Summer 2017: IlkeKop Runway + Backstage
Photographer : Giusy de Ceglia

Brussels based designer IlkeKop – Urban Couture for the Non-Conformist,  brought her high-end youthful collection to the runway this season at Amsterdam Fashion Week. All pieces are produced ethically and locally in Brussels.

According to her website, Ilke Kop describes herself –

 “As an art historian and young fashion designer I aspire to bring a refreshing view on women’s wear. The fun and wonder of fashion are essential to my collections.”

ILKEKOP SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

ILKEKOP SS17 BACKSTAGE – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi @ Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017: Karim Adduchi: Runway + Backstage
Photographer : Giusy de Ceglia

 

Emerging fashion designer  (this is only his second collection!!) Karim Adduchi presented the opening show at MBFWA (Mercedes Banz Fashion Week Amsterdam) SS17. This collection titled “She Lives Behind the Courtyard Door’ is about hidden power and beauty. This is a tribute to a blend of his Moroccan heritage and his childhood spent in Barcelona … and very specifically in honor of courtyards and the women living in them. Vivid colors and patterns, traditional rug fabric all make up a rich collection merging ancient craft and mystery,

All pieces are handmade – carpets are either created and woven on a loom or are selected antiques and then draped, sculpted and hand-stitched into beautiful wearable fashionable pieces. This gorgeous collection is a beautiful blend of fashion and culture. With his birth in Morocco, move to Barcelona at the age of 5 and young adult years in Amsterdam, Karim Adduchi has an up and close global fashion perspective.

Among the models at Karim Adduchi is Amsterdam Model Jolie van Dijk. One of the freshest and newest faces to watch this season on the runway.

Top Dutch Fashion photographer Giusy de Ceglia takes us both backstage and on the runway during Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016.

Karim Adduchi SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

 

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi Backstage SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Karim Adduchi SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Karim Adduchi SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Dennis Diem @ Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017: Dennis Diem: Runway + Backstage
*jewels by Bas Verdonk and mens clothing/shoes by Jos Jacob
Photographer : Giusy de Ceglia

Dennis Diem is one of Amsterdam’s Fashion Scene icons. This season he presented a 1950’s reminiscent collection called “Sweet Rebel” inspired by the movie “Crybaby”.  Crybaby tells the classic tale of the good girl / bad boy romance. The “good girl” feminine innocence was captured in soft ruffles, delicate dresses, lace, and pastels. This was balanced with the “rebel side” with boys on motorcycles and girls in black lace up leather corsets.

Diem honors the craft of fashion by creating beautiful and ethereal women’s clothing using traditional and handmade methods. One of his signature designs is his handmade corsets inspired by Marie Antoinette’s original corsets. He loves the way a woman’s presence and energy changes the second her posture does as she puts on a corset. The ability of the corset to change and sculpt the female form into as feminine a shape as possible also changes her self presentation and brings out a strong power.

Among the models at Dennis Diem is Amsterdam Model Jolie van Dijk. One of the freshest and newest faces to watch this season on the runway.

Top Dutch Fashion photographer Giusy de Ceglia takes us both backstage and on the runway during Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016.

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de CegliaFresh Face to watch Amsterdam Model Jolie van Dijk.(above)

DENNIS DIEM SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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DENNIS DIEM SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Bound Amsterdam @ Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016

Amsterdam Fashion Week SS2017: Bound Amsterdam: Runway + Backstage
Photographer : Giusy de Ceglia

Bound Amsterdam designer duo Maras Rejaän Maras and Sheila Lopes Alfonso are an emerging designer team to follow. The two fashion designers debuted their menswear collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Their menswear designs are made with the best Italian fabrics creating clean, minimalist and innovative pieces. Their goal is to fill in  the gap for stylish and fashionable premium menswear.

This current collection is titled “Class of 2017” after a Japanese Film of the same name. The two are a perfectly balanced pair with Sheila Lopes Alfonso’s background in fashion and business and Maras Rejaän Maras background in graphic design. The two share the same passion for quality and minimal menswear design.

Top Dutch Fashion photographer Giusy de Ceglia takes us both backstage and on the runway during Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016.

Bound Amsterdam SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

Bound Amsterdam SS17 Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Bound Amsterdam SS17 Backstage – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2016. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Duran Lantink Runway Photos @ Amsterdam Fashion Week

Fashion Photographer Giusy de Ceglia
Click here for backstage photos
Click here for full interview and story about Duran Lantink

Duran Lantink has presented a stunning collection inspired by “Sistaaz of the Castle”, a project he developed with photographer Jan Hoek about a group of transgender sex workers and their quirky clothing choices in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.

DURAN LANTINK FW 2016-17 - Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week F/W 2016-17. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

DURAN LANTINK FW 2016-17 – Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week F/W 2016-17. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia

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Duran Lantink Interview with Amsterdam Fashion Week Designer

Fashion Photographer Giusy de Ceglia
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Click here for backstage photos

Duran Lantink has presented a stunning collection inspired by “Sistaaz of the Castle”, a project he developed with photographer Jan Hoek about a group of transgender sex workers and their quirky clothing choices in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.

Outcome of this unique project have been Duran’s collection at Amsterdam Fashion Week and Jan’s photos, which are currently being featured in several exhibitions in Holland and abroad.

The local Cape Town sex workers association S.W.E.A.T. gave Duran Lantink and Jan Hoek the opportunity to meet and collaborate with their transgender support group Sistaazhood. For this project, Duran and Jan zoomed in specifically on six girls they have met there: Coco , Cleopatra, Sulaiga, Gabby, Flavinia, and Joan Collins.

Most of them are homeless and living under a bridge next to the castle of Cape Town. Duran Lantink found his own creative approach to clothes’ making had plenty in common with that of the girls, who use second hand garments often found in the streets to bring beautiful outifits to life.

Duran’s show has brought up deep emotions and even tears in the attending press and public, gaining a standing ovation at the end and becoming a major highlight of the latest Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week edition

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INTRODUCED TO RUNWAY PASSPORT’S READERS AND FOLLOWERS?

Of course I would like to be introduced as Duran Lantink. But style wise I think about street couture. I use different recycling methods and collage techniques to represent street style. Who are we? And how do we represent? Of course, nowadays everything is more mixed up – I am looking for the DNA of street ware. Second hand clothes, deserve a second life, for example high-end luxury brands fused with clothes from a trash pile.

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AT AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK AND IN WHICH WAY WAS IT DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS ONES?

Well, I have to admit this project is the biggest show that I ever created. We had almost 60 models in the show, and several disciplines were combined into one final piece. My collaboration with Jan Hoek was very special to me for realising the project. It gave me the opportunity me to steer in between the different disciplines and categories.

YOUR SHOW HAS BEEN ACCLAIMED BY PRESS AND PUBLIC ALIKE – AND DEEPLY TOUCHED THE AUDIENCE FOR THE STORY BEHIND IT. COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED IT AND YOUR COOPERATION WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER JAN HOEK? 

We found a photo on the internet of a trans sex worker in South Africa. She dragged us away, because she look really cool. Her clothes were really improvised and raw, but so stunning and creative at the same time. In the end we decided to travel to Cape Town and track down trans sex workers to photograph. Via Sweat, a sex worker advocacy organisation, we met Sulaiga, Gabby, Flavirina, Coco, Cleopatra and Joan Collins. We asked each of them to brainstorm their dream outfits. And I tried to recreate their ultimate fantasy. Then Jan took photo’s of the six in their dream look.

HOW DID THE SHOW AFFECT YOU AT A PERSONAL LEVEL? BEING SUCH AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED PROJECT, IT MUST HAVE IMPACTED YOU AT DIFFERENT LEVELS.

There has never been a more necessary time than now for such a project. It is shocking on one hand that in Africa the subject is really inappropriate. On the other hand I am happy that the Dutch people took this project so well. It is really double charged. As the fashion show and exhibition will travel to South Africa we really van confront the subject. This subject should not be kept quiet under any circumstances.

HOW DID YOU SELECT THE MODELS FOR THIS SHOW? WE THOUGHT THEY WERE VARIED AND VERY SPECIAL. 

What interests me is multi-cultural or even better said trans-nationalities. To be honest I was really shocked by the fact that most Dutch modelling agencies did not have dark skinned models in their selections. I wonder if the fashion industry will be reconstructed as at the same speed the world turns.

WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR HEAD RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW AND RIGHT AFTER?

To be honest I can really enjoy the pressure that roams around backstage. It was like being on a playground with so many characters and types of people. Something magical was going on there: in the few hours of preparation we became a family and we realized that, it was more than fashion. This was the place where al the bits and pieces came together into one pure statement. I was proud of everyone.

EACH LOOK YOU PRESENTED WAS QUITE POWERFUL AND UNIQUE. IS THERE ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT MEANS A LOT TO YOU?

I feel that every single outfit is important to me. The outfits gave the girls the chance to express their world. The world they shared with me and Jan. The looks are not about being extravagant or insane, but about the reflection of personality of the girls.

NOW THAT IT’S ALL OVER, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE PAST WEEK? 

Well, Having my first gin tonic after two months.

Jan and I are fascinated by the overlapping between the models and the trans genders girls from South-Africa. They were all great, at one moment I was trilled because my memory from Cape Town became reality again.

Next year the exhibition and fashion show will travel to South Africa. I am so curious how the project will be accepted in the continent. I leave the others to judge, the only thing we can do is write a new chapter.

Intrepid by AOC Independent Designer @ Nolcha Fashion Week SS16

Intrepid by AOC is one of the many emerging fashion designers to debut their collection at a runway show in New York. Nolcha Fashion Week is the launching pad for independent designer collections during New York Fashion Week.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

a model walks the runway during Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Danny Nguyen Couture at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

a model walks the runway during Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Danny Nguyen Couture at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

a model walks the runway during Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Danny Nguyen Couture at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

a model walks the runway during Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Danny Nguyen Couture at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

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