Nashville Fashion Week seeks Middle Tennessee’s best emerging designers to spotlight during the 2017 event. Applications are now being accepted for regional designers to apply for that 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, April 4-8, 2017. All designers interested in showing at NFW 2017 are encouraged to submit their application for review.

The deadline to submit emerging designer applications is November 21, 2016. Designers selected will be notified late December and announced to the public in February at an official Nashville Fashion Week event. 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.
  • Must be available to show during the week of April 4-8, 2017 (with specific schedule to be determined by Nashville Fashion Week organizers).

PLEASE NOTE: Nashville Fashion Week 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.