Nashville Fashion Week is on the search for Middle Tennessee’s best designers to spotlight during our 2020 event. Applications are now being accepted for local and regional designers to apply for this unique opportunity. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, quality and a broad appeal to a wide range of consumers. If chosen, the emerging designer will have the opportunity to showcase their most recent collection during Nashville Fashion Week. ALL designers interested in showing at NFW 2020 are encouraged to submit their application for review, regardless of whether you have shown with us before or not.

The deadline to submit emerging designer applications is October 15, 2019. Designers selected will be notified late December and announced to the public at an official Nashville Fashion Week event early next year. Everyone will be notified as soon as final decisions are made. 

  • Designers must live in or have connections to Nashville and/or Middle Tennessee.

  • The collection must be original designs, never before seen to debut at Nashville Fashion Week.

PLEASE NOTE: The specific schedule of events will be determined by Nashville Fashion Week. NFW does not charge a submission fee to apply or participate. Selected designers are responsible for their own travel and related expenses, and for transporting their collection to Nashville — as well as all costs associated with designing/creating their looks, including shoes, accessories and music for their runway show. No age restrictions or specific experience is required. However, those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission to apply.