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Abi Ferrin

Abi Ferrin | Dallas, Texas

2013 | 2014
Born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Abi Ferrin has been passionate about sewing since a young age. In 2007, Abi was named Texas’ Next Top Designer and in 2010 was selected to be the featured designer of the NFL wives at the SuperBowl. Besides designing to make women feel confident and beautiful, Abi makes her clients partners in empowering women through her Freedom Project. 

Abi Ferrin is the versatile and sophisticated fashion brand that provides a chic solution for women of all ages and body types. With supreme fit, unique style and comfort as key elements throughout her collections, Abi Ferrin’s effortless essentials inspire women to feel confident and beautiful. Abi Ferrin is created in the USA, and partners with organizations that rescue women out of abusive employment globally. 

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Martha Montiel | Nashville, TN

2014
After traveling for most of my childhood and seeing how opportunity can change everything for a woman, I decided to follow the passions that were rooted deep within my soul and begin our nonprofit, WeAreDAR. I am inspired by my two girls and I am so excited to see where this project takes us. I want to find the true beauty in people, other countries, other religions, and other horizons.

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Akiko

Akiko Cook | Los Angeles, CA

2011
presented by Posh Boutique
A collection inspired by art, vintage prints and embroideries, Akiko Cook’s designs have become favorites with celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Tori Spelling, Amanda Bynes and Ashley Tisdale and are sold in over 200 specialty boutiques and department stores.

 


Amanda Uprichard

Amanda Uprichard | New York, NY

2014
Amanda Uprichard launched her eponymous clothing line in 2003. Blending wearability and effortless elegance, she caters to the woman who demands contemporary style with a touch of edge. Her clothes are sold in major department stores and over 500 boutiques.

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AMANDA VALENTINE | Valentine Valentine 

Amanda Valentine | Nashville, TN

2011 | 2012 | 2015 | 2016

Amanda Valentine is a women's ready-to-wear collection created by designer and stylist Amanda Valentine. Amanda competed on Project Runway (Seasons 11 and 13) and has been voted "Nashville's Best Fashion Designer" by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last four years.

While creating collections, Amanda styles wardrobe for numerous rock bands including Twenty One Pilots and infuses her women’s line with edge - and always ease. Bold prints, dramatic color blocking and exaggerated silhouettes make an appearance each collection.

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Aman Stovall

Brent Johnson & Mary Catherine Moody | Atlanta, GA

2011
Southern natives Brent Johnson and Mary Catherine Moody’s luxury brand, Aman Stovall, is defined by luxurious Italian fabrications, couture sewing techniques and modern influences. Johnson’s skills in modern tailoring mixed with Moody’s embellishment techniques began the partnership of Aman Stovall. 

 

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Amy Breen | Nashville, TN

2012
Amy Breen’s first original design (when she was just 9) was a neon striped bathing suit. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fashion Design and Textiles. She spent a semester at Parsons Paris, spent time working in New York for Nanette Lepore, and traveled to Australia for designer Aurelio Costarella. Amy moved to Nashville and launched amy.b. design as a harmonious mix of comfort and style. 

 


Ana Maria

Ana Maria Gomez | Nashville, TN

2014
Ana Maria Gomez, or simply Ana Maria, has always had a creative mind and views fashion as one of the most interesting and expressive forms of art. She finds inspiration in anything she can and is very passionate about sharing her vision and ideas with others. Overall, Ana Maria’s aesthetic is feminine and whimsical with a touch of darkness.

 

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Anna Victoria

Anna Mittelstadt | Chattanooga, TN

2014
Anna Mittelstadt founded Anna Victoria in Chattanooga, TN in 2012. Anna Victoria blends clean lines with classic Southern charm. The line won the Atlanta Apparel Mart’s Buyer’s Choice award for favorite new designer and is sold in some of the best boutiques across the South.

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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman | London, UK

2011
presented by Posh Boutique
The first company to produce the famous Oxford button-down shirt and the fourth largest men’s casual wear in the U.K., Ben Sherman’s designs feature effortless cool, with the roundel and colors of the British Royal AirForce. The line now also includes belts, bags, footwear and sunglasses.

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Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson | New York, NY

2011
Betsey Johnson has built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules. Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished, and the over the top, Betsey has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960s.

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Black by Maria Silver

Maria (Poni) Silver | Nashville, TN

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
Based and produced in Nashville, Black by Maria Silver is a women's contemporary clothing line that combines urban nonchalance with easy glamour. Designed for the modern voyager, BBMS provides a travel-ready wardrobe for the woman with effortless magnetism and attitude. 

Designer Maria Silver graduated from F.I.T (N.Y.) in women’s contemporary clothing and costume design. She then worked on Broadway and as a design assistant in New York and Los Angeles. Since starting her line in 2011, she has been featured in Elle, Nylon, Bust and Southern Living. She was also one of six finalists for St. Louis Fashion Week’s Project Design ‘13 competition. Silver opened her atelier/showroom in April 2013 inside of Fond Object Records and Arts Collective where she is also a partner. 

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Blooming Leopold

Lauren Winter | Portland, OR

2013
Lauren Winter is a self-taught designer whose love of history and art influences the designs she creates with Blooming Leopold. Her fall collection features hand-dyed, sustainable fabrics and colorful prints inspired by a combination of abstract art and post-war Japanese film. 

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Bone Feather

Brooke S. Hagaman | Nashville, TN

2015
Nashville native, Brooke Hagaman, launched the Bone Feather leather collection in December 2011. Each piece is handcrafted in Nashville and uses 100 percent natural leather, solid brass hardware, hand-carved buffalo bone feathers and 100 percent cotton lining. Each bag incorporates the natural raw edge of the leather hide making every product one of a kind. 

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Brittany Blair

Brittany Blair | Nashville, TN

2012
Nashvillian Brittany Blair is an apparel design graduate from the University of Alabama. She interned in New York with designer Catherine Malandrino, showed her first full collection for the Fall 2010 fashion show at the University of Alabama, and participated in the first annual Birmingham Fashion Week. 


BROOKE ATWOOD

Brooke Atwood | Savannah, GA

2014 | 2016

Brooke Atwood received her degree in business at the University of Mississippi and her design degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She grew up sewing with her grandmother and riding horses with her rodeo cowboy father. Although Brooke was raised in the south, she would never call herself a “proper southern girl,” choosing instead to be influenced by abstract art and independent music.

After receiving her degree she opened her own boutique in Mississippi. In 2012 – after selling her acclaimed boutique to pursue her design dream – Brooke launched her namesake brand with a collection of leather tees.

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Smith Sinrod | New York, NY

2012
presented by Cotton Mill
Smith Sinrod launched by SMITH two years ago as a collection of sophisticated, chic apparel for women, characterized by its use of Thai silk. After showing at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion event in 2010, the Miami New Times called her work “the hit of the show.” Last year, Smith moved to New York from Atlanta, and her collection is carried in contemporary specialty stores worldwide. 

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CAT-LAND FOREVER COUTURE

Catland Freeze | Nashville, TN

2014
Sixteen year old designer Catland Freeze is from Middle Tennessee. Showcasing in NYC, Atlanta and St. Louis her journey began at thirteen. Capturing fantasy creations with modern concepts she expresses her art with unique fabric choices and signature combinations.

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CAVORTRESS

Julie Wheat | Charleston, SC

2014
Julie Wheat has worked as a wardrobe stylist in television and film, brand and design consultant, coached new models on personal style and branding and is also a professor teaching Fashion at the Art Institute of Charleston and recently opened Cavortress, a boutique that offers conspicuous classics that are both vintage and new, clothing and accessories.

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano |  New York, NY

2011
At 25 years old, Christian Siriano is quickly building both a luxury brand and a name for himself in the fashion community. With six collections shown at New York Fashion Week, his work has been worn by everyone from Rihanna to Christina Hendricks. Siriano is Payless’ top selling collaboration, and his collection is sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and internationally from Russia to Dubai. Siriano was the youngest winner of the hit series, Project Runway, in its fourth season.

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Circle of Gentleman

Michael Magnone | Netherlands

2015
presented by Levy's
In 2006, two childhood friends sought to subvert current fashion trends by designing a new kind of shirt. Today, Circle of Gentlemen has evolved into a full men's collection. Focused on offering the best in quality and design, the Dutch brand is motivated to change the "appearance of the street view" though the use of Italian fabrics and exclusive patterns. 

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Cooper by Courtney Warren 

Courtney Warren |

2011
presented by Posh Boutique
Warren has said it is her goal to “create a dress line that makes all women feel sexy and beautiful.” She named all the pieces in the line after her friends and family, a tribute to their support for her work.


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Coquette

Brooke Shipley Hagaman | Nashville, TN

2011
Coquette swimwear by Brooke Shipley is a combination of vintage elegance and modern design that comes together to create one-of-a-kind garments that reflect the uniqueness of the women who wear them.


CORELLO

Melissa Core & Rick Ceballo | Nashville, TN

2013
Corello is a line made by Australian designers Melissa Core and Rick Ceballo, who are both based in Nashville, TN. Corello is influenced by the music industry and and features rockin’ fashion and accessories for men and women. Corello is the expression of unity between two soulful unique collaborative artists and creators. The intertwining of their lifestyle, passion, talents, music and fashion together forms some of the most cutting edge creative art. With two hearts and two minds comes one vision. 

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ELIZABETH SUZANN

Elizabeth Martucci | Nashville, TN

2013 | 2014
Elizabeth Suzann is a self taught designer, drawn to the field of clothing because it offers the potential to be both creative and precise. Balancing imaginative design with practicality and fit is a joy and challenge for her. Her passion lies in creating a product that is as functional as it is beautiful. 

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EVA FRANCO

Eva Frajko | Los Angeles, CA

2012
presented by Plucky
Eva Franco is a fashion line that is unforgettable – at once divinely feminine and classic pieces for all occasions. Born and raised in Transylvania, Romania, of Hungarian heritage, Eva’s passion for designing helped her express herself after she moved to the United States as a young girl. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Eva moved to Paris and continued her education. The brand is now in over 1000 stores domestically and internationally. Eva is proud that all of her clothing is made in Los Angeles, where the company is based. 

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ERIC ADLER CLOTHING

Eric A Bornhop | Nashville, TN

2014 | 2015
Eric Bornhop began his fashion career apprenticing under legendary designer/tailor Manuel in 2012. Inspired by everything beautiful, Eric launches his menswear line “Eric Adler” in NFW 2014, which mixes muted traditional styles with loud adornment for a wildly alluring combination.

European inspired and Nashville cultivated, Eric Adler is a menswear designer grown from the idea that style is for the everyday. Always tastefully bold, Eric Adler presents a collection of fine men’s garments suited for the Tastemaker. 

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FANNY & JUNE

Anna Zeitlin | Nashville, TN

2015
Each Fanny & June hat is made by hand by Anna Zeitlin in Nashville using traditional couture millinery techniques down to the smallest detail. Silk flowers adorning the hats are crafted petal by petal. Fanny & June works in a variety of styles and materials including straw, silk, sanity and felt. 

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G-STAR RAW

2012
presented by Posh Boutique
From its conception in 1989, G-Star has been known for its innovative and cutting edge style in the world of denim. Pushing the boundaries, continuous experimentation, and product development have led to a strong following worldwide. The rough, rudimentary and raw characteristics of the brand allow G-Star to maintain its distinct and unorthodox styles. The concentration on craftsmanship and innovation continues today, through the evolution of G-Star denim silhouettes and the adoption of architectural 3D design and jean construction. G-Star leads the world of 3D denim with the evolution from the articulated knee of the Elwood (5620) to the twisted-leg architecture of the arc pant. 

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Gado Gado

2011
presented by Posh Boutique
GadoGado is a line of contemporary styles with original prints, unique detailing & versatile pieces, inspired by the rich culture of Bali. The fit is universally flattering & modernly feminine, yet edgy. Based on socially responsible standards, GadoGado is dedicated to creating a “Fashion to Empower” lifestyle, aiding women in 3rd world countries to become self sufficient.

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GUSTAVO CADILE

Gustavo Cadile | New York, NY

2011
presented by Gus Mayer
Cadile’s designs are a collection of late day and evening gowns that combine the spirit of Argentine glamour with European sensibility and American style. Celebrities and fashion personalities such as Catherine Zeta Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Queen Latifah, January Jones and Vanessa Williams are wearing his clothes.

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ISABEL S-K

Isabel Simpson-Kirsch | Nashville, TN

2014
A recent graduate of Parsons School of Design, Isabel S-K has already found success as a young designer. Her first collection, “BASED”, went viral and was sold exclusively through the NYC store VFILES. Isabel now makes Nashville her home. 

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JACOB HOLSTON

Emily Chou & Nelson Nunes | Los Angeles, CA

2014
presented by Emerson Grace
Launched in 2010 by owners Emily Chou & Nelson Nunes, Jacob Holston was created as a tangible extension of their passion for travel, art, fashion & adventure with the goal of subtly pushing the boundaries of what men every day.

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JAMIE AND THE JONES

Jamie Frazier & Hannah Jones | Nashville, TN

2011 | 2012
Jamie and the Jones is the brainchild of Nashville designers Jamie Frazier and Hannah Jones. Their collective skill (knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, and hand painting are all hallmarks)
earned them the Belcourt Theatre’s 2011 nD emerging designer competition and participation in the first-ever Nashville Fashion Week. They have been featured in publications including Nylon and Elle.com and continue to produce their line from their studio inside Local Honey, Nashville’s premiere source for local design. 

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Jennifer Nina Evens

Jennifer Nina Evens | Nashville, TN 

2013
As a designer, Jennifer Nina Evans looks for what is considered ‘ugly’ by society standards. By seeing the beauty in the most unlikely places she is able to blur the lines between art and fashion, by creating thoughtful show-stopping looks. 


JOhNATHAN KAYNE

Johnathan Gillaspie | Nashville, TN

2014
Johnathan “Kayne” Gillaspie loved growing up in the Music City and became enamored with fashion by watching his favorite stars Dolly and Reba on the red carpet. He attended O’More College of Design and graduated from FIT in NYC. This Project Runway All Star is quickly becoming the “go to” red carpet designer of the South.

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JULIA CLANCeY

Julia Clancey | Los Angeles, CA

2014
presented by Any Old Iron
Julia Clancey first began her career as a fashion stylist in both the music and advertising industries. Her work has been worn by many high profile people including Megan Fox, Juliette Lewis, and Dita Von Teese and has been featured in publications such as VOGUEW Magazine, Grazia and ELLE.

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JULIANNA BASS 

Julianna Bass | New York, NY & Berlin, Germany

2011 | 2012 | 2016
Julianna Bass is an American Fashion Designer who debuted her eponymous womenswear collection during New York Fashion with a AW15 runway presentation. Since the collection’s debut, Julianna Bass has received accolades from prominent U.S. and International publications including Vogue (Germany and U.S.), Women’s Wear Daily, and New York Magazine. Bass is a Tennessee native who moved to New York to study fashion and costume design at the Fashion Institute of Technology after completing her design studies at Middle Tennessee State University.  

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KAL RIEMAN

Cally Rieman | New York, NY

2012 | 2013
presented by WONDERMODE.com  (in 2012)
“Cally” Rieman began working in fashion as an apprentice for Jean Charles de Castelbajac in Paris. She moved to New York in 2002 where she mastered her knowledge in men’s tailoring as a designer for Hil ger’s H men’s line. Having admired the strength and simplicity of menswear, Cally wanted to create a collection that achieved that same sophisticated, effortless dressing for women. Her collection is marked by the breadth of her experience, “tough and chic, austerity without pretense; clothing for women that embodies the grace and ease that makes menswear so powerful.” 

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KAT SEATON

Kat Seaton | New York, NY

2013
Kat Seaton, Kansas City Native, moved to Nashville four years ago to study fashion design at O’More College of Design. She has been honored with several awards for her detailed design aesthetic. Kat has an eye for detail and a love for prints, colors, and bold silhouettes. 

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KATHERINE KIDD

Katherine Kidd | Los Angeles, CA

2011 | 2012
presented by Gus Mayer
Striking a balance between the era of 40s and 50s glamour with today’s sophisticated female, Kidd’s designs capture a feminine aesthetic that exudes both old world chic and modern day freshness.

Kidd was raised in the South, but spent summers in Paris. After launching her eponymous label in 2010, Katharine quickly became a red carpet favorite, dressing the likes of Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Kate Beckinsale, Lea Michele, and Emmy Rossum to name a few. Kidd’s designs can be found in high end boutiques across the world as well as her first namesake store that recently opened in Los Angeles. 

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KEVORK KILEDJIAN

Kevork Kiledjian | New York, NY

2011
presented by Gus Mayer
Kiledjian was born into the world of art and design with a mother inspired by architecture and a father who worked as a couturier for Lanvin. Kiledjian’s latest line maintains the designer’s sensuous, refined aesthetic, infusing the luxurious garments with beauty and strength.

 


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LAGI NADEAU

Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, IL

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
The LAGI NADEAU collection blends high-end sophistication with feminine styling. This distinct style is emphasized by the designer's use of luxurious fabrications mixed with interesting detailing. Nadeau creates high quality, authentic pieces made in the USA, for women who have a strong sense of self and style.

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LAURA KATHLEEN

Laura Kathleen | Saint Louis, MO

2014
Based in Saint Louis, Missouri, the Laura Kathleen brand represents someone who obtains luxury. We say obtain because she doesn’t just desire things, she goes and gets them. The LK woman likes to be glamorous, elegant, and sophisticated but understands how to be sexy at the same time. From season 9 of Project Runway to season 2 of All-Stars, Laura Kathleen is quickly becoming a household name.

 

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Leona

Lauren Leonard Phelps | Nashville, TN

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
presented by Hemline Nashville (in 2011)
LEONA launched in 2008 and is designed by Lauren Leonard. The collection is comprised of luxury wardrobe essentials for the modern woman. In 2013, Leonard was selected as the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient. LEONA holds offices in Nashville, TN and New York, NY, as well as a retail store in Nashville’s 12 South District.

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Loretta Jane

Kelli Cooper |

2011
presented by Hemline Nashville
Loretta Jane by Kelli Cooper is a burgeoning ready-to-wear line emphasizing quality fabrics for a customer with both a playful spirit and a sophisticated eye for fashion.

 

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MAARIKA MANN OF MFPM

Maarika Mann | Nashville, TN

2014
2014 O’More College of Design graduate Maarika Mann found her passion for art at an early age. Her use of natural motifs and silhouettes is inspired by tribal traditions. Her bold textiles are hand rendered using bleach.

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MAGID BERNARD

Magid & Michele Bernard | Los Angeles, CA

2012
Magid and Michele Bernard are the husband and wife design team of the luxury fashion house, Magid Bernard. The label is known for its clean lines and timeless designs with a twist. Their astonishingly engineered bias-cut dresses, French laces, and hand-embroidered fabrics are favorites among an international clientele. Magid Bernard’s showroom and atelier is in the prestigious New Mart Building, in Los Angeles’ Fashion District, where every piece is made under the Bernards’ watchful eye. 

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Margaret Ellis Jewelry

Mclaine Richardson | Nashville, TN

2015
Margaret Ellis Jewelry utilizes strong shapes and textures to bring new relevance to classic designs. Precious metals handcrafted using traditional metalsmith techniques form modern and timeless works of art designed to be worn for years to come. Margaret Ellis Jewelry has been owned and designed by Mclaine Richardson since January 2013, following Margaret's retirement from the brand she founded in 1983. 

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MEGAN HUNTZ

Megan Huntz | Atlanta, GA

2015 | 2016

Megan Huntz is an American fashion designer based in Atlanta. She founded her slow-fashion collection, Megan Huntz Dresses, in 2010, after spending nearly a decade in Italy and Spain, designing for companies such as Spazio Lazzari of Treviso and the MaxMara group.

Huntz graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Industrial Design and studied fashion at Domus Academy in Milan.

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Melissa Tabor

Melissa Tabor | Nashville, TN

2011
Tabor is a Nashville based women’s wear designer. She studied clothing design/marketing at AIU in Atlanta. She started her line in 2006 in Atlanta and debuted her first Nashville line this past fall.

 

 

 


MELROSE SPACE 10

Christine Graza | Los Angles, CA

2014
LA native Christine Graza began her design journey as a vintage vendor at the famous Melrose Trading Post in space number 10. Inspired by bohemian living, she took her love one-of-a-kind vintage materials and her natural eye for purposeful style to create ‘La Boheme,’ a multi-functional piece that works as a closet full of endless possibilities. With over 31 ways to style her signature ‘Le Boheme,’ Christine translates the free spirited side of smart & functional design.

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MEMEKA BY GUSTAVO CADILE

Gustavo Cadile | New York, NY

2013
presented by Gus Mayer
Born and raised in Argentina to Italian parents, Gustavo Cadile dreamed of designing. Upon graduation from the Miami International School of Art & Design, he moved to Rome to design. Fueled by his experience in Europe, Cadile moved to New York in 2007, and Gustavo Cadile, the collection was born. Memeka by Gustavo Cadile is named after his mother, “Memeka.” The collection is inspired by her elegance and it’s Cadile’s way of honoring her daily. 

 


MODERN TROUSSEAU

2013
The distinctive designs of Modern Trousseau are the romantic creations of Australian-born designer, Callie Tein. Each design evokes classic couture while expressing a vision of modern style and sophistication. Modern Trousseau will feature a chic selection of couture wedding gowns, evening wear, and accessories with an emphasis on customization. You can shop the collection in the Modern Trousseau Nashville bridal salon which features elegant styles designed and made with love in the USA

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NONOO

Misha Nonoo | New York, NY

2013
presented by Gus Mayer
Misha Nonoo’s vision has always been to design collections with a timeless allure that encompass a couture sensibility for everyday life. Her eyes have been trained by a life of rich cultural experiences which she has woven together to create a truly innovative design vision. Nonoo encompasses traditional Savile Row tailoring with European couture sewing techniques. Misha has been named one of the top new designers to watch by publications such as W, Elle and T Magazine, the New York Times style magazine. Celebrity ambassadors include Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Pippa Middleton to name a few. 

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Norma Clare

Anna Redmon | Nashville, TN

2011
Anna Redmon named her line after her grandmother, and her designs are inspired by vintage looks the original Norma would have loved. The fabrics Redmon chooses often inspire her garments, and she often chooses cloth of a heavier weight and drape, with finished products distinguished by clean lines and shapes.


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OLA MAI

Leslie Stephens | Nashville, TN

2015
Nashville based and produced clothing line Ola Mai is designed by Leslie Stephens, a Nashville native who strives to support a positive body image for women with quality garments known for their unique elegance. Stephens’ designs are driven by the desire to allow every woman to express herself. The line takes its name from Stephens’ own maternal great-grandmother, Ola Mai. 

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OLIA ZAVOZINA

Olia Zavozina | Nashville, TN

2011
Olia Zavozina is a designer and manufacturer of high fashion bridal gowns and bespoke menswear. Olia has been designing custom bridal gowns for the last five years and is now launching the Royal Elegance collection for retailers. 

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ONA REX

Ashley Balding | Nashville, TN

2015 | 2016
Ona Rex is the creative endeavor of designer Ashley Balding. It was formed in 2014 with an aim to bring women’s wear to Nashville that is unique, bold, and luxurious. Each piece of the collection is crafted in house with extreme care and attention to detail – whether it’s using custom hand woven textiles, or artfully sculpted accessories. Ona Rex holds its tradition of uniqueness to the highest regard. 

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PATRICK T COOPER

Patrick T Cooper | Nashville, TN

2014
The Patrick T Cooper resort collection is a celebration of unparalleled craftsmanship and a destination for women who value opulence in swim and resort attire.

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PETER NAPPI

Dana & Phillip Nappi | Nashville, TN

2015
In 1904, Peter Nappi emigrated from southern Italy to the United States, bringing with him a family tradition in shoemaking dating back more than a century. His attention to detail and dedication to both his craft and family inspired his American grandson Phillip Nappi to revive his legacy in 2009, officially establishing the Peter Nappi Brand and opening its flagship showroom and store in Nashville.  

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Phillip Madison

Phillip Madison | Nashville, TN

2013
Phillip Madison is designed by Phillip Johnson. Phillip interned with the legendary Manuel in Nashville, TN as well as worked under the direction of Thailand dress designer Nina D. Phillip Madison has been worn to the Country Music Awards, featured on Bravo Television and at the 2013 Stellar Awards. Phillip Madison is designed for one with sophistication and class. 

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Truly Alvarenga | Pink Elephants

Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, TN

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Truly Alvarenga Is known best for her beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind garments that are minimalist, uncluttered and refined in their shaping. Truly pays meticulous attention to detail and has attracted an impressive numbers of admirers, who appreciate the craftsmanship as well as the inspired stories behind the one-of-a-kind collections. 

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PLENTY BY TRACY REESE

Tracy Reese |

2013
While referencing it’s bohemian roots, plenty by Tracy Reese is modern, contemporary, and effortlessly sexy. The brand has a distinctive mix of color, print, and playful details. 

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RANDI RAHM

Randi Rahm | New York

2012
Intricate detail and exquisite quality are the trademarks of couture designer Randi Rahm, whose hand-beaded creations have graced the pages of major magazines and illuminated red carpets worldwide. Her designs have drawn rave reviews from fashion aficionados coast to coast, including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Catherine Zeta Jones, Faith Hill, Julianne Hough and Halle Berry. 

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RED DOLL 

Tatyana Merenyuk | Brooklyn, NY

2012 | 2013
Red Doll designs are classic styles with a modern twist. The line is inspired by elegant, fun and timeless women, that are found everywhere from the streets of New York City to family, friends, movies and much more. Tatyana lives in New York City, pursuing her dream of being a designer and creating beautiful clothing. 

Tatyana Merenyuk grew up in the Ukraine, and from an early age, she showed a colorful taste for fashion. Merenyuk started designing her first collection in 2008, and just one year later was honored by Gen Art Chicago as one of 2009’s Fresh Faces in Fashion. Merenyuk has since moved to New York to put her line into production, but returned to Chicago last fall to participate in Fashion Focus Chicago. 

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RELIGION

Alfredo Bove | London, UK

2015
presented by Any Old Iron
Established in the UK in the early 90’s, Religion firmly rooted itself in early club culture. This was a time when music was chemically inspired and beliefs were publicly expressed on statement tees. Initially developed as a niche t-shirt range, Religion’s blend of anarchic graphics and commercial attributes has pushed the brand to the front of the fashion and media spotlight. 

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RINJUEL

Erin Proctor Herb | Nashville, TN

2015
Erin Proctor Herb’s interior design background and admiration of Alexander Calder’s sculptural works led her to design contemporary architectural jewelry. She focuses on creating an almost weightless feel to her pieces by engineering a modern structure consisting of a series of hand formed 14K gold-filled wire elements. Semiprecious stones are strategically incorporated to balance a dash of luxury with the architectural structure. 

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ROBERT GRAHAM

New York, NY

2011
presented by Levy's
The Robert Graham brand, for both men and women, is characterized by impeccable quality, exquisite detailing, and a wry, subtle wink of British-inspired humor. It’s an attitude that carries through to the “Knowledge Wisdom Truth” label integrated discreetly into every garment.

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RODD & GUNN

New Zealand

2014
presented by Levy's
The Rodd & Gunn menswear collection imports a fresh, rugged attitude from its native New Zealand. Fall 2014 incorporates rugged masculinity with intense color; while streamlined fits form a range that provide design-conscious garments that are both confident & practical.

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ROXENSTONE

Denise Roxen | Nashville, TN

2014 | 2016
It all started with Rock music when Denise Roxen saw the coolest image of a young Keith Richards. Everything he wore clashed so incredibly. When her band went separate ways, Denise knew fashion was her next calling and that she had to transfer her rock vision into clothing.

Roxenstone inspires confidence that goes against the mainstream. Roxenstone is for men that have a little bit of Rock N Roll in their soul.

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SAMANTHA PLEET

Samantha & Patrick Pleet | New York, NY

2014
New York designer Samantha Pleet and The Pratt Institute alumni, has established a cult following with indie musicians and creative dreamers around the world with her elegant otherworldly collections and shoe collaboration with Wolverine. Additionally, she has shown her work with Gen Art and EccoDomani during New York Fashion Week.

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SAND

Soren and Lene Sand | Los Angeles, CA

2013
presented by Levy's
Founded by Soren and Lene Sand in the 1980s, Danish Fashion house SAND has a passion for luxury Italian fabrics, tailored details and the perfect fit. Both the men’s and women’s collections combine Scandinavian silhouettes with southern European charm. It’s worn by celebrities Blake Shelton, Kirsten Dunst, Eva Mendez, Rascal Flatts and Victoria Beckham. 

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Sarah Jane Estes

Sarah Jane Estes | Lexington, KY

2013
Sarah Jane Estes is a Lexington, Kentucky-based women’s wear designer. Orginally from Danville, KY, Sarah Jane studied fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville,TN. Her new collection for Fall 2013 features gowns that reflect on this young designer’s newly found love for bridal wear. As part of her design philosophy she incorporates the use of recycled materials such as vintage fabric and trims. 

 

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Seraphine Design

Brooke Seraphine | Nashville, TN

2015
Brooke Seraphine started her modern and timeless line in Nashville in the Fall of 2012. The line features uniquely gorgeous jewelry crafted from raw stone sources throughout the world, including her signature element - glittering Peruvian pyrite. Her pieces can be found in the collections of A-list celebrities including Kristin Bell and Gwyneth Paltrow and in top boutiques around the country.

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Shea Steele | White Rabbit

Shea Steele | Nashville, TN

2011 | 2012
Shea Steele is a Nashville based designer with a keen eye for bold elements. White Rabbit garments and accessories reflect a background in fine art and employ striking combinations of volume, proportion, color and shape to achieve maximum impact through minimal means.

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SHUTTERS & SHUTTLES

Allison Volek Shelton | Nashville, TN

2015
Founded in 2011 by Allison Volek Shelton, Shutters & Shuttles is a Nashville based textile operation creating hand woven and dyed fabric for apparel as well as a line of accessories and one of a kind household items. Every piece is woven in-house on floor looms and from all natural fibers. 

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SJOBECK

Garrett Gerson & Jesse Ray Vasquez | Malibu, CA

2012
Best friends Jesse Ray Vasquez and Garrett Gerson are the creators of Sjobeck. Vaquez, who was originally on track to attend law school, found his true calling in fashion when he learned the process of how things are made. Gerson got his start by designing uniforms for employees of the Malibu ranch of his great grandparents. Together, they work to embody Sjobeck with the essence of “Old Malibu” style. Their brand has been described as a fresh and edgy take on Malibu luxury. 

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SKIF INTERNATIONAL

Nina Ganci | Saint Louis, MO

2014
“Joyful Freedom Every Step Of The Way” is one of the tag lines Skif International uses to describe their look.The company was launched in 1994 in Saint Louis Missouri, by Nina Ganci. Known for their hand knits, Skif has created an offbeat quirky style that is easily wearable and recognized by all. Design happens when a dress or sweater is created for the comfort and style of our customers.

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S[MO]K

Staci Moening-Klausing | Nashville, TN

2014
Ohio Native and California transplant, Staci Mo-Klausing is pursuing her own work in Nashville after 2 years of corporate design in L.A. SMOK is a Contemporary line inspired by the emotions and mysteries that occur in the hustle of everyday society.

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Soluna

Megan Chapman & Aja Blumanhourst | Nashville, TN

2014
Soluna’s 2014 fall collection is designed by Megan Chapman and Aja Blumanhourst. They are O’More College of Design alumni’s based out of San Diego and Nashville. The two have combined their strengths and differences to produce a ready to wear line for women.

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STEVEN OO

Steven Oo | New York, NY

2011
presented by Project Artisan
Steven Oo debuted his collection as an MFA student at Bryant Park during Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week as part of the Academy of Art University. He specializes in intricate and structural knits and brings an unconventional approach to traditional knitting. 

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SW3 BESPOKE

2014
presented by Gus Mayer
The SW3 Bespoke founders all hail originally from London and are inspired by the still relevant ‘London Cool’ made famous by the likes of iconic Jane Birkin. Launched in Fall 2011, SW3 Bespoke offers beautifully crafted jackets, pants and sportswear. A common thread each season is that ‘London Cool’, with a modern bohemian and sophisticated edge. Most of the luxury textiles come from Europe but production is done right here in the US.

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SYLVIA HEISEL

Sylvia Heisel | New York, NY

2011 | 2012
presented by Project Artisan (in 2011)
Heisel’s clothes embody both classic luxury and high-style global modernism. Sumptuous raw silks in her line, often in acid colors, align with vintage upholstery fabrics, startlingly futuristic textures and ornaments, and other surprises.

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T. RAINS

Traver Rains | Los Angeles, CA

2011 | 2012 | 2013
Traver Rains, formerly of Heatherette, recently took some time off to work on his photography, and is now debuting his new line, T. Rains, his cool collection of silkscreened tees, tanks, and hoodies. In keeping with his cowboy style, the collection has a retro western feel, employing 60s pop art and images from his own photography.

Traver Rains, former co-creator of infamous fashion brand Heatherette, has since started his own line, T. Rains. The brand features a wide range of designs from silk-screened tank tops and t-shirts to custom couture dresses. His new line is a combination of influences of his Western roots as a 5th generation horse rancher and his many years of living and designing in NYC. 

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TIMO WEILAND

Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang | New York, NY

2015
presented by Jamie Nashville
The Timo Weiland Collection reflects Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang’s personal aesthetic sensibilities and a broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing. The designers won the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund award in January 2014 and took part in the 2012 and 2013 CFDA Incubator.

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TRACY REESE

Tracy Reese

2013
Tracy Reese is a modern take on classic silhouettes rich with art inspired prints, beautiful color palettes, attention to details and novelty and embellishment. 

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TRUNK

Abigail Franklin & Kyah Hillis | Nashville, TN

2012
Abigail Franklin and Kyah Hillis have joined forces to launch Trunk, an alternative retail space. Trunk is the first mobile fashion and accessories boutique in the Southeast and one of the first in the country. Franklin owns the men’s fashion collection State, and Hillis owns Sleeveless, a premium accessory brand that specializes in leather goods for women. 

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TUFT

Jessica Jones | Nashville, TN

2012 | 2013
Growing up in the grunge-laden 90s and being a teenager in the bubblegum pop 2000s has made Jessica Jones’ influences an interesting mix of ugly and pretty. Jessica came to terms with this visual juxtaposition by creating her brand, TUFT. The line has a laid back sensibility paired with classic silhouettes in bright hues and bold patterns. 

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UNION OF ANGELS

Cindy Bapst | Washington, DC

2011
presented by Stacey Rhodes Boutique
Cynthia Bapst is an international clothing designer whose designs have been seen in numerous publications and runways. Her spring collection is sold in St. Barth, and she is working with well-known record labels in Nashville to dress their artists. Her future project is production of a television series called “Style in the City.”

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WAI MING

Emily Brady Koplar | Saint Louis & New York

2012
Emily Brady Koplar is the designer behind the fresh and effortlessly chic line, Wai Ming. Wai Ming is inspired by Emily’s multi-cultural background, global travel, and study of art, architecture and street style. Koplar worked at Ralph Lauren while studying in Paris, and later moved to New York where she graduated from Parsons School of Design. She honed her skills at Vivienne Tam, The May Company and Aeropostale while also designing one-of-a-kind, special occasion dresses. She currently divides her time between St. Louis and New York. 

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Van Hoang Designs

Van Hoang | Nashville, TN

2015
Van is a Knoxville native, coffee enthusiast and shoe addict. Her influences include modern architecture, handcrafted details and contrasting elements. She is also passionate about sustainable design and processes that encourage mindful consumerism. This means that each garment is made with care and intended to last as well as contribute to a larger story about the world around us.

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VAUTE COUTURE

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart | New York, NY

2014
VAUTE (pronounced “Vote”) by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, focuses on creating the future of fashion- high design, ethics, and function at once. “Hilgart is the rebel of Fashion Week” said CNN News. Fans include Angela Kinsey, Emily Deschanel & Alicia Silverstone.

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VERSACE COLLECTION

2012
presented by Levy's
Part of the legendary Versace brand founded over 40 years ago by Gianni Versace, the Versace Collection traces its origins to 1991 with a range initially intended exclusively for men. Under the creative and stylistic direction of Donatella Versace, the Versace Collection for women launched in 2012. Longtime local Nashville clothier Levy’s, in business for 157 years and one of Nashville’s first fashion clothiers, is presenting the Versace Men’s and Women’s Collections for 2012. 

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VOYAGE CLOTHING

Brittany Belz | Los Angeles, CA

2013
Voyage Clothing is a women’s contemporary collection that blends boho styles with a preppy chic twist. Established in 2011 by Brittany Belz the collection is eclectic and features a wide array of styles ranging from pinstripe bustier dresses to cozy boyfriend sweaters. 

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ZANG TOI

Zang Toi | New York, NY

2012
presented by Gus Mayer
Toi was born and raised in Malaysia. He studied at Parsons in New York, and in 1989, opened his atelier. A year later, he was featured in Vogue. He has dressed celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, Kristie Alley, Patti LaBelle, Gong Li, Eva Longoria, Fergie and Heather Graham—and has also created luxurious wardrobes for renowned philanthropists and royalty. He has been an avid philanthropist himself, raising $700,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG). 

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Headshots and bios were provided by designers in the year that they last showed. Runway photographs were provided by our Official Nashville Fashion Week Photographers - Abigail Bobo, Heather Byrd, Andy Evinger, Dustin Lewis, Jake Giles Netter, Daniel Perry Studios, Studio One and Eric Winton.