Liz Fields Takes Fashion Beyond The Runway
Liz Fields participated in Nolcha Fashion week in more ways than simply presenting their Spring 2011 Bridal and Bridesmaid collections at their Runway Show. They also participated in the "Designer for a Day" event at the children's wing of New York Presbyterian Hospital.
- (1888PressRelease) September 16, 2010 - Englewood, NJ - For the first time Liz Fields, LLC presented their Spring 2011 bridal and bridesmaid collections at Nolcha Fashion week on Monday September 13th. Along with being a first time presenter, Liz Fields joined other independent designers from Nolcha fashion week and participated in the "Designer for a Day" event at the children's wing of New York Presbyterian Hospital, an event included in the annual greatly anticipated "Fashion's Night out."
Nolcha fashion week was held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. In a setting usually reserved for the ready-to-wear or couture fashions, Liz Fields was pleased to be given the great opportunity to showcase their bridal and bridesmaid gowns as the important part of fashion in a woman's life that they truly are, explained assistant designer Roxan Farquharson.
The spring 2011 collection shown at Nolcha fashion week featured details such as floral embellishments, color accents, and lace trims. "The spring 2011 Bridal gown collection was largely inspired by 1930's Starlets," said head designer Liz Fields after the show on Monday. "The collection was created for women to be able to have the high quality, elegant, designer gowns they always dreamt about at extremely affordable prices," Liz Fields added.
The special "Designer for a day" event was another opportunity for Liz Fields to share her inspiration for creating the current Spring 2011 bridesmaid and bridal collection but to a vastly different audience. The idea, explained by the For a Day Foundation, was to offer hospitalized children a respite from their worries and illness, as they work side-by-side with designers, learning the hard work and creativity that goes into preparing for Fashion Week. Liz Fields brought each child a bridal magazine, a sketchbook, and, fabric swatches for inspiration. The children were then encouraged by Liz fields to design their own dresses and then create their visions out of the origami paper also provided.
Also part of the Nolcha Fashion Week festivities is the Beyond the Runway contest, which will be announced at the end of the week. The Beyond the Runway contest is being presented in association Loosebutton and will award the winning fashion designer with a package worth $50,000. The contest is sponsored by Ernst & Young, Orrick, Studio Light, and MSLK.
About Liz Fields, LLC
Liz Fields is a designer and wholesaler of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and special occasion dresses. At Liz Fields, we are focused on bringing style, luxury, and reliability into all of our projects. Liz Fields bridesmaid and evening dresses are available in over 900 different color combinations, with or without sleeves, in sizes 0-28, and even in extra length. Our wedding dresses, also offer different sleeve or jacket options, corset or zipper backs, petite length or extra length, and a variety of sash and detail colors to match our bridesmaids collection.
At Liz Fields, we take pride in our work, our designs, our customers, and we are 100% involved in every aspect of the business. Our involvement ensures that you are receiving the absolute best fit in the industry, the highest quality fabrics, hand sewn embellishments and silhouettes that flatter the figure. When it comes to wedding dresses, there is no better value than Liz Fields.
Nolcha is an award winning multi-faceted platform that operates an online fashion network and major annual events for the independent fashion industry and related retail businesses. In a short time, Nolcha has grown to become the platform for emerging and independent fashion talent to be educated, network, and showcase their work on a global stage making a stamp worldwide for its resources, business advice and continually expanding tools. Supporting partners and sponsors include Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, British Consulate, Czech Republic Consulate, Coca Cola, Aveda, Clarins, Starbucks, and numerous other prominent supporters.
About the For a Day Foundation:
For a Day Foundation (FAD), a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, aims to provide memorable and emotionally therapeutic experiences for seriously ill children with cancer, ages 1 to 21 years, through positive attention, artistic expression, and self-confidence building activities. Founded by former beauty pageant winner, Jenna Edwards in 2000, FAD has touched the lives of over 4,500 sick children by creating emotionally therapeutic experiences and providing them and their families with a joyful and much needed diversion from the strain of chronic treatment. By incorporating make believe and play therapy to give each hospitalized child the opportunity to imagine and live out a fantasy and a much needed respite from their current situation. The program's success is based on the opportunity to engage and support these children with various "play" programs, in turn making their illness and hospital routine secondary.