Nolcha Fashion Week Updates & Closer Looks – It’s Raining Men….swear



NFW will be here sooner than you think!! My COUNTDOWN has begun! Each week until this amazing showcase of talented designers ensues, Fashion Nexus will be here to provide updates and closer looks at the various designers presenting. Check out my various intro pieces thus far and get to know Monstruosite better!

But for this post, I’m so eager & excited to take a closer look at 4 phenomenal menswear brands presenting this year — Alberto Pants, Carl Gross, Codice, & Haupt. I’m sure more of you are just as excited! But first, there is one more designer to add to the overall line-up and here is that designer’s intro –













Oiselle is another designer brand who has shown with Nolcha before, showcasing looks not often seen on the runway, but which still deserve a spotlight! Oiselle is a feminine fierce athletic apparel brand for women who love to run and race.


Now onto some menswear, where the male models I’m sure will be the cherry on my sundae, the butter for my popcorn, :)!!! First up Haupt!


Haupt’s brand is very gracious for the opportunity to showcase their woven menswear shirts. And I have no doubt each piece will be top-notch since this a shirt-only company! The brand is based in Lippstadt, Germany and was established back in 1926 — that’s 88 years in the menswear business! It’s a small family-owned business, but with that, sole focus has been on the designs, the shirts — attention to each and every detail!


Haupt seeks to create beautiful and high quality shirts that are a marriage of both European and American styles. The pieces are not over-the-top or over-designed, but rather are practical and wearable. But even being a smaller, family-owned business, that doesn’t mean the brand doesn’t have some major clientele. Haupt is worn by many NFL players in fact!


Today, the company is run by the founder’s grandson, Georg Haupt. The design team consists of Birgit Glaser, who is known for having a great eye for color. And also, there is Bernd Schaefer, who has fit & modeling down. There is no surprise that the brand has such a balanced design thanks to this male/female dynamic duo. I can’t wait to see some amazing and well-crafted menswear pieces from the brand’s runway presentation!


Next up is Codice!


Pictured above is the talent behind this dynamic menswear brand, Giorgio Filippi. Codice is based in Reggio Emilia, Italy, but Giorgio is ready to showcase his work at none other than Nolcha Fashion week during NYFW! The brand is all about being contemporary, having a modern fit, and of course, being wearable. But Codice still keeps “Fashion” in mind, maintaining impeccable design!


So in thinking of the signature style of CODICE, know it’s the embodiment of a polished, sophisticated ease. The brand truly hallmarks that of Italian style in a clean, spare, yet never overly basic collection of knit tops, t-shirts, polos & fine gauge sweaters. Each design is very unique, with noticeable details, for which Codice pays a great deal of attention to.


Codice is presenting its Spring 2015 collection, which is inspired by all things vintage, but with a modern design aesthetic. I’m ready to see these polished and stylish menswear looks!


Now let’s take a look at Carl Gross!

Carl Gross is another German-based menswear brand, Hersbruck, Germany to be specific. The brand pushes for and seeks to find relaxed elegance. Each piece is all about fashion, comfort, and quality. Showing in NYC, at Nolcha Fashion Week, will mark the first US entry for the brand!


The brand is a specialist when it comes to jackets & suits. I can’t wait to see their latest collection, maybe even with looks for kids!!


And finally, we have Alberto Pants!


It must be that Germany is the country to go to for menswear. Of these 4 menswear brands, 3 of the 4 are based in Germany. And with Alberto, it’s specifically Monchengladbach, Germany. And just as with the other brands, Alberto has also been in the menswear business for quite some time, 1922, and is also a family-run company. The brand is legendary for its amazing fit!


In seeking to create this perfect fit, Alberto has a streamlined process of using high quality, exciting fabrics, attractive buttons, harmonious yarn colors, beautifully produced lining and great craftsmanship. And details are of the utmost importance when it comes to crafting the pants, yarn to fabric, wash to hardware. With inspiration for this upcoming collection the brand is happy to never have a lack of being inspired. The endless supply comes from traveling, walking the streets of various places.


The brand offers 4 categories from which their male clients can choose from — chino, slim, premium business jeans, and smart dressy. There is also an entire collection dedicated solely to golfwear. Alberto has also experienced quite a bit of featured press from major publications — Myself magazine, GQ, TM, InStyle, & more!






Countdown to Nolcha Fashion Week Continues………………Sept. 2014



That’s right, the countdown continues, and now, there are even more designers set for Nolcha Fashion Weeks’s line-up. My first Nolcha Fashion Week piece from last week introduced the fashion extravaganza and some of the designers who are ready to showcase their amazing talents and work. And let’s not forget about the amazing sweepstakes that’s ongoing for NFW, from partnerships with Biovea, Adrian London, & Neulook. You can check out my full piece on the Biovea giveaway here, but here are the basics — ENTER & here is what you win —

  • a $3000 Visa gift card
  • 2 VIP passes to Nolcha Fashion Week
  • & tons of other goodies!

But now, let’s check out some more designers set for NOLCHA FASHION WEEK —

                                           CHARLES & RON                                                       charles-and-ron

The Charles & Ron brand invite you, to be a part of the brand’s Mediterranean lifestyle — feminine silhouettes & modern graphic prints.



This is not Mariana Valentina’s first time at Nolcha Fashion Week, but the brand is back, 3rd year in a row, & ready to empower women with its bold & confident pieces!


                                               RINAT BRODACH                                                          rinat-brodach

The Rinat Brodach brand seeks to inspire women to lead from the heart, and to feel confident, secure, and sensual.


sofia-arana          SOFIA ARANA

Sofia Arana pieces are all about whimsical and classic silhouettes — different cuts, details, and flares to develop picturesque designs.


Nolcha Fashion Week is growing each year, and this year will no doubt be a huge success! The event has received some major press over the past couple of years, such as Good Morning America, US Weekly, The NY Times, Lucky Magazine, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and more! And of course no event can experience any level of success without a strong team to put the pieces altogether. And this includes work and help from Event Sponsors, and Nolcha Sponsors are of course top-notch: Skinny Girl Sparklers, Adrian London, Air Europa, Fashion Beauty Monitor, Neulook, Bellaforma Wine, Mahnanny, Franciacorta wine, Smart Water, AOF Makeup, DonQ rum, Kusmi Tea, and Zico Coconut water.







Biovea @ Nolcha Fashion Week =’s ……



Simply put, a match made in heaven. Now this is not the first time this leading manufacturer and online retailer of high-end health and beauty products has taken part in Nolcha Fashion Week. But this time, Biovea is back, bringing even bigger collaborations and more excitement! Joining in on this sweepstakes madness is Adrian London skincare & Neulook, and it’s hard to say that the resulting prize pack is nothing short of an amazing offer.


So what do you win

  • a $3000 Visa gift card
  • 2 VIP Nolcha Fashion Week show passes
  • & many more exclusive gifts & goodies

How do you enter? —Simply click on this link and  YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!

I must say, speaking as someone who has attended Nolcha Fashion Week shows many times, this is a once in a lifetime type prize. Of course $3000 to spend is amazing. But not many people have the pleasure of attending major NYFW shows. I attend all the time and people are always asking me — how were you able to go, what is it like, etc. By entering this GIVEAWAY, you too could have the EXPERIENCE — seeing some talented designers present stunning looks, networking with major industry insiders, and hey, maybe even see a celeb or 2 along the way. Here are some pics of myself at Nolcha Fashion Week during various seasons!

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Here is a bit more information about the brand to thank for this opportunity — Biovea. As part of Biovea’s mission, the brand is all about maintaining a strong reputation for service, reliability and quality. The brand is fully and deeply committed to providing tools for healthy living. They offer a wide range of products within a vast array of categories — Vitamins & Supplements, Diet & Fitness, Beauty, Personal Care, Kids, Pets, Food & Home, Organic, & more!


Adrian London, sold thru Biovea, is the leading innovator in naturally effective and luxurious skin care formulas. Products one can select from are — Soothing Regeneration cream, Daily Replenish moisturizers, Renewal cleansers, & more! There are even product options for men, such as Calming Aftershave toner and Age-Defying Moisture cream. And the banner ad below is not a joke or just an image I’m using for this post. Take a look at the various products and if you see something you like, now is the perfect time to buy! You can save 15% off your purchase by using the Promo Code “ADRIAN15”.

ALHomeUK                              AL_HLA_Cream


Neulook, an online retailer set as your “Premier Beauty Destination”, is also taking part in all of this SWEEPSTAKES excitement. With Neulook, you can shop for a wide selection of beauty products from some of your fave beauty brands — Calvin Klein, Paris Hilton, Source Naturals, Dior, Gucci, BIOVEA, OPI, LA Naturals, and more! And again, as seen in the banner ad below, another amazing current offer, to save 10% off your 1st purchase by using the Promo Code “Neu10”.


So we have Biovea, Nolcha Fashion Week, Neulook, and Adrian London to thank for this AMAZING SWEEPSTAKES OFFER. Make sure, again, that you enter, as you do not want to miss out on this unique chance to get some loot and be at an actual runway show, in NYC, during NYFW!! Stay in touch and updated with Biovea across social media by Liking their Facebook page, Following on Twitter, and/or their Instagram page.