Nolcha NYFW Fall 2016 Part One—Intrepid by AO’C & ACID NYC


The polar vortex still had NY firmly in it’s grip but temperatures had risen to the balmy upper twenties when I headed out to the Nolcha shows. However, now it was snowing, of course I had to dress the ever fashionable fashionista blogger that I am, but I did refrain from suede boots (although I was wearing a suede dress) and chose to wear my Cole Haan knee-high studded black leather beauties instead and although they are reinforced with technology via Nike, they are not intended for increment weather, and I almost face planted on to the snow covered street stepping out of my Uber car, luckily I rallied and off I went.

I was grateful to step in to the warm dark corridors of Art Beam where the Nolcha Shows were being held and after a brief wait to sign in I was escorted to my seat where I waited along with the rest of the eager attendees for the show to begin. As I waited I scanned the crowd and people watched, and I watched one young woman take selfies with her lit up iPhone, yes she had one of those iPhone cover devices that lights up with a blast of light for the perfect selfie, first Uber, now this, what will they come with next? At one point I had to stifle a yawn, a yawn? Wait, there’s no yawing in fashion. Though there may be some passing out due to lack of sustenance. I was so busy running around from event to event and then heading home to work on the computer that I would forget to eat. No wonder everyone is so skinny in fashion—there is no time to eat. Yes it was all catching up with me, but all of that was quickly forgotten once the show started.


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The event kicked off with Intrepid by AOC. With a minimalist approach and an eye on the luxury market, the collection was an effortless expression of an easy breezy take on upscale edgy pieces. Sportswear with an attitude is one way to describe this decidedly understated yet memorable lineup. From sheer button down blouses, to feather bottomed dropped waist dresses and PBX like track pants this is one collection that will translate with ease from the runway to the street.


ACID NY

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women's Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images For Nolcha)


Next up was ACID NYC, a husband and wife design duo based in Brooklyn and known for creating one of kind prints and striking structural garments. Structure, color and texture all come to mind when viewing ACID NYC pieces and the collection that walked the runway embraced these elements in a frenetic statement of deviance and innovation. You will find vividly hued prints that run the gamut from industrial to psychedelic, over-size knits in unexpected shapes, coats and bags that appear to be stapled together, technology driven fabrics and lots of body con silhouettes—the lineup for fall 2016 is a declaration of dualistic beauty and an homage to the art of the garment. And one of those bags has my name on it for sure!

 

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15 Comments

  1. February 22, 2016 / 10:23 am

    So lucky you get to experience NYFW, I would love to attend but in September though.

    xo
    PinkSole

  2. Jackie Harrison
    February 22, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Outstanding fashion the clear top frisky without a bra but with a bra it could be pulled great images.

  3. February 22, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Oh my…that blue gown is stunnning. I sort of wish I had somewhere to wear it to. haha

  4. February 22, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    The oversized knits in the Acid NYC collections are so eye catching and cozy looking! I want one of those cowls!

  5. February 22, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Haha, what a funny post. Well, I’m glad that you didn’t face plant into the snow covered street. That FW for you, chaos in the streets trying to go from one show to the next, I don’t miss that bit, but worth it in the end. Wow, a the girl taking Selfies must have been a bit irritating, although entertaining. So many elements here, I think the pony hair blazer might be one of my favourites! Hope you had a good meal in the interim. x/Madison
    Star Noir

  6. February 23, 2016 / 1:21 am

    I love these outfits you featured. I am excited to experience NYFW this September =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  7. February 23, 2016 / 1:38 am

    These minimalist pieces are so chic! I love them for spring – definitely one-of-a-kind!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  8. February 23, 2016 / 2:00 am

    I’m loving the looks from ACID NY!

  9. February 23, 2016 / 4:18 am

    Damn, all that I have read so far was how amazing NYFW was but none wrote about ‘behind the scene’, the chaos of running from one to another, missing meals and how tiring the whole thing was. Still how amazing it is that you got to attend the shows and thank you for sharing with us.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. February 23, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Snow must make dressing for fashion week waay harder! I love the first collection, it’s so wearable, but still has that quirky edge to it!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  11. February 25, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Those chunky knits are beyond! I would love to layer them on top next cold weather season. Totally feel you about not eating during fashion week. There’s so much running around, it’s essential to just have snacks on the go!
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes || Instagram


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