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Indie Fashion Entrepreneurs to Compete at Nolcha Fashion Week: NY, a platform that provides various resources for independent fashion designers and retailers to grow their businesses, has launched the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York – currently held during New York Fashion Week – to showcase top-tier designers from countries such as Italy, Brazil, United Kingdom, Venezuela, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, Colombia, USA, China, Dominican Republic, among others.

These designers will also vie for the new Beyond the Runway Award, in association with online fashion retailer LooseButton, where participating designers get a chance to catapult their small business with an “entrepreneurship accelerator” package worth over US$50,000 that includes accounting services by Ernst & Young, legal by Orrick, branding consultation by MSLK, Website design consultation by StudioLight and retail placement with LooseButton.  

A judging panel of industry professionals – which includes Style Director Gabrielle Teare, co-founder of Fashion Snoops Lilly Berelovich, co-founder and CEO of MSLK Sheri L Koetting, as well as co-founder and CEO of LooseButton Ray Cao – will select one winner to receive the prize aimed at strengthening their company beyond the runway show through high quality resources and services.

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