For the first time Liz Fields, presented their Spring 2011 bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses 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.