Amanda Valentine | Nashville, Tennessee
Amanda Valentine is an eponymously named collection designed and made in Nashville, TN. Known for color blocked maxi dresses, bold ready to wear and vibrant one of a kind fabrics, Valentine has been voted Nashville's Favorite Fashion Designer by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last 5 years. Amanda has been seen on Project Runway Season 11, 13, a guest on Project Runway juniors, and even had a role on the hit show, Nashville.
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.
I look forward to each year’s Nashville Fashion Week...to see what amazing venue and killer models I get to utilize to show my latest collection. And really, it's the best party of the year...#WHYNFW
Andrew Gallivan | Nashville, Tennessee & Brooklyn, New York
Andrew Gallivan is a clothing brand based in Nashville and Brooklyn, and provides women’s ready-to-wear and custom garments for men and women. Andrew Gallivan produces American made clothing of quality materials, including recycled and deadstock fabrics to reduce carbon footprint. The ready to wear line is a rejection of “fast fashion” and offers women affordable, versatile, and fashion forward garments that last multiple seasons.
Participating in Nashville Fashion Week is a great honor! I am proud to be from a city that supports its local artists and American businesses! #WHYNFW
Andrew Clancey | Nashville, Tennessee
Any Old Iron was born 7 years ago in New York as the U.S.'s first' multi-brand British Mens boutique. Since its move to Nashville 3 years ago, owner and designer Andrew Clancey launched his premier collection at Nashville Fashion Week 2016. His Rock n Roll tailoring with a twist has been featured on notable artists like Kesha, Cheap Trick, Marren Morris and Martina McBride, to name a few.
I’m excited to be showcasing my collections at NFW for the 2nd year. It’s the only time of the year the fashion community comes together and I look forward to being a part of Nashville’s fashion growth. #WHYNFW
Cavanagh Baker | Nashville, Tennessee
Luxury, drama and glamour are the hallmarks of Cavanagh Baker, a contemporary womenswear company based in Nashville. Namesake designer Cavanagh Baker has an eye for bold but classic silhouettes rendered in unique, sophisticated fabrics — everyday wear for women who still practice the fine art of dressing. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a 2014 graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Cavanagh offers seasonal ready-to-wear collections and custom design services from her studio in historic Cummins Station.
Nashville Fashion Week is a wonderful opportunity for fashion designers to showcase their work for an appreciative local audience. I’m excited to be able to show my new collection to potential customers who appreciate the fact that luxurious, fashion-forward clothing is being designed in their hometown. #WHYNFW
Chrissy Fogerty | St. Louis, Missouri & Los Angeles, California
Founded in 2013 by designer Chrissy Fogerty, Fauxgerty is a collection of cruelty-free womenswear focused on sustainability through recycled elements and ethical production. We create our mindful garments in Saint Louis and Los Angeles using pre-loved vintage fabrics and innovative faux leathers and suedes. Meet The Better “Leather”.
It is our privilege to showcase our mindfully-inspired garments at Nashville Fashion Week. We’re so excited for you to experience The Better “Leather”! #WHYNFW
Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, Illinois
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.
Nashville is one of my all time favorite cities and I've met so many incredible people through Nashville Fashion Week over the past few years. I'm grateful to be invited back and am so excited to showcase my new collection and see my Nashville friends! #WHYNFW
Caitlin Stolley | Nashville, Tennessee
Lily Guilder Design creates detailed timeless styles that can be integrated into outfits every season. Attention to the balance between sharp tailoring and comfort in motion are vital considerations for each piece made for anyone who wishes to channel their inner Rockstar/ Glamour Queen/ Superhero/ Dapper/ Iconoclastic self. The brand is the brainchild of Caitlin Stolley borne from years of gypsy living around the world at festivals and on rock’n’roll tour. You are beautiful… slip into something more fabulous!
You can feel the spirit of creative collaboration that pulses through Nashville. This is an incredibly exciting time and place to be a designer and I am thrilled to present Lily Guilder Design’s new collection on Nashville Fashion Week’s runway. #WHYNFW
Emily Swinson | Nashville, Tennessee
Madness Is, established in 2007, is an independent fashion brand handmade in Nashville, TN. From structured basics to draped knitwear to vegan leather goods, Madness Is channels dark imagery with minimal design for men and women. With each collection, Madness Is strives to bring out the inner darkness in individuals through wearable design, as there can be no light without the dark. Madness Is is designed by Emily Swinson.
Looking forward to showcasing the dark side of fashion to Nashville. Bring on the madness. #WHYNFW
Michael Drummond | St. Louis, Missouri
Project Runway veteran (season eight) whose client list includes actress Tika Sumpter, New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis, and supermodel/TV host Heidi Klum. His work has been showcased alongside Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, and Iris van Herpen in the highly recognized "A Queen Within" at the World Chess Hall of Fame. His work has also been showcased in the Missouri History Museum. Drummond has worked as a costume designer for operas, dances, and theatrical productions in the USA, United Arab Emirates, and Germany.
NFW marks the brand's second showing in the region, and we look forward to continue developing relationships within the market. We are also humbled to be among great designers and eager to work with talented NFW teams. #WHYNFW
Margaret Roberts | Nashville, Tennessee
After studying at Academy of Couture Art in Los Angeles, Nashville native Margaret Roberts teamed up with creative designer Iliana de Boisblanc and brand consultant Ravid Levy to develop MINXX — a divine collection of leggings. MINXX launched in September 2015 with a unique fabric wicking treatment that offers body temperature control and antimicrobial protection. This performance fabric combines durability of extreme sportswear with stylishness of the runway to create the ultimate leggings: sophisticated, functional, and flattering.
I am thrilled for MINXX to be a part of Nashville Fashion Week! It is an honor to present my dream collection in the city I grew up in and love so much! #WHYNFW
Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González | St. Louis, Missouri
Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González | Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. With sixteen years in the fashion industry, Nasheli’s design experience includes working as technical designer, draper, tailoring and fine sewing techniques for different designers based in New York, Mexico, Italy, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She also performs as an assistant design professor for Lindenwold University's fashion design program, as well as a freelance designer and as the owner of Nasheli Juliana fashion label.
I am super exited to represent St. Louis and meet the fashionable people of Nashville. I hope that everyone will enjoy my work and that I will learn from this new experience. #WHYNFW
Ashley Balding | Nashville, Tennessee
Ona Rex was established in 2014 and seeks to provide unique, luxurious garments to the bold, independent woman. Saturated colors, rich textures, and careful silhouettes invoke a sense of whimsy and strength amidst the chaos of the modern world. Ona Rex is designed and produced in-house in Nashville, Tennessee.
I'm elated to be back for a third year with Nashville Fashion Week! It's been such an honor to showcase my work each year on the runway, as I could not be more proud to be representing my hometown. As our city has grown and changed massively in the recent years, there remains a fantastic community of creatives and leaders of whom I'm so appreciative to be a part of. I can't wait to see all the hard work of our city and beyond! #WHYNFW
Presented by Levy's
Patrick Assaraf Label is evidence that casual need not be sloppy and less is more. The line of luxury basics is designed exclusively by company founder Patrick Assaraf. Even the humble t-shirt is elevated to the sublime with super soft, slightly stretchy Peruvian cotton. Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest.
The whole concept of the line is de-lux-in; simplifying an outfit with luxury basics and luxury colors. The outcome of the outfit is masculine and powerful.
Levy’s is known as one of the best retailers in the country. The Patrick Assaraf brand is very proud to be a part of a powerful retailer like Levy’s. For me, Nashville is the new city of music and fashion. Nashville is attracting young and creative people into their spectacular city with so much to offer. It is a pool of talented people all in one place and they keep coming every day. #WHYNFW
Shea Steele | New York, New York
A Nashville native currently based in New York, Steele employs various textile design and fiber art techniques to create her own unique style. Each garment is conceived as a three-dimensional vehicle for print design, detailed manipulations, and exciting color combinations.
It’s been five years since my last Nashville Fashion Week runway show and I'm thrilled to join such a talented group of designers this year. #WHYNFW
Daniel Grier & Derek Matthews | Birmingham, Alabama
Splashed by DKG is a broad scope brand that suits men, women, and children of all ages. We specialize in hand made denim garments with its unique hand-dyed textiles. We firmly believe when you look your best, you feel your best, and can perform at your best. It is our mission to make everyday look and feel like a runway to our clients.
We are thrilled to Splash Nashville Fashion Week 2017! We have never presented in Nashville but it's one of our favorite places to visit. #WHYNFW
Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, Tennessee
Truly Alvarenga is known best for her beautiful hand made one of a kind garments. That are bold, uncluttered and refined in the 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.
I am excited to debut my 2018 collection at Nashville Fashion Week. Inspired by the evocative atmospheres of the French composer Erik Satie, my new collection will represent the misty yearnings of those gluttedon the barbed grace of opium in Victorian era England. #WHYNFW