Since 2001, the Bryant Park Hotel has been known as a “designer luxury hotel” that caters to fashion, Hollywood and film industry elite. So, it was the perfect venue to showcase some of the best accessory designers from around the country for the NOLCHA Accessories Lounge/New York Fashion Week. I had the pleasure of meeting some incredibly talented, inspiring and gracious designers (seen in the video, in the following order):
James Carletons/Designer-Elona Appleby is mostly inspired by color, flowers and lace. She designs shoes that can be worn to the office by day and carry-over into evening events. Sexy, classy and comfortable. Appleby works closely with a family-owned manufacturer in Italy. ECRU New York-A high quality skincare, cosmetic and professional haircare line. El Voyage/Designers Yenifer Lam and Vicky Cohen. Why not travel the world comfortably and in style, while giving back? This accessory line was made specifically with travel and style in mind by “two women with unique global roots”. Their line includes woven accessories, leather goods and coffees from artisans around the globe and supports impoverished countries. Wren & Roch-This powerful and elegant duo “empower victims & survivors of rape, domestic violence & childhood sexual assault” through high fashion and social impact. Each handbag is made in New York City “inspired by courageous and resilient women”. CoFi Genuine Leather/Designer-Steffi McTigue and her family run their leather business based out of Denver, Co. She adores fashion and is known to create unique designs for her bags and shoes that truly make fashion statements. Stylist, Tina Freedman of Style TM”works with men and women to identify their unique, individual wardrobe style”. Jewelry Designer, Gena Myint designs timeless, contemporary and elegant jewelry inspired by her travels around the globe. All of her pieces; bracelets, earrings and necklaces can be worn from day to evening. Blackbird Dillinger-Creators of handmade leather apparel and custom-made accessories.