Last Thursday, while most of the fashion world gathered over at the tents, I took a short detour on over to The Alvin Ailey Studios to take in Nolcha Fashion Week. Nolcha is a day long fashion event that showcases the talent and designs of independent fashion designers. In its six year run, the show takes place simultaneously with the grand Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I sat in on two of four Nolcha shows and walked away with a few business cards, some star spottings (Adrienne Bailon and Kwame Jackson) and a new love affair for Teresa Rosati's creations. Rosati was one of the few designers featured in this years Nolcha Fashion Week. She is a polish designer who's expertise lies in creating evening, cocktail and wedding dresses. Despite my desire to see more practical everyday pieces I was impressed with her show. Rosati's creations left a lasting impression on the Nolcha crowd as well. In fact she struck a strong chord with a tangerine colored gown. The gown, adorned with beading and jewels on its front, hit the runway and was met with instant oo's and ah's. Go inside to take a closer peek at what Rosati stirred up.
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