Join us for the Nashville Fashion Week 2016 Kickoff Party on Tuesday, October 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at 5th & Taylor, 1411 5th Avenue North. Announcements will be made on the patio of the Germantown restaurant about the sixth annual Nashville Fashion Week.

“Nashville’s creative scene is booming, everything from fashion to cuisine and art are taking center stage,” said Daniel Lindley, 5th & Taylor executive chef and owner. “We are excited to lend our space to launch such an incredible event!”

Guests will enjoy a signature cocktail provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, small bites from 5th & Taylor and music by DJ Gerard.

“Tito’s Handmade Vodka is honored to return as the exclusive vodka sponsor of Nashville Fashion Week,” said Matt Brennan, Tennessee state manager for Tito’s Handmade Vodka. “We’re proud to support the talent and the emerging industry here in Nashville. We can’t think of a better spot to kick off the season than the immaculately designed 5th & Taylor.”

Dates for the 2016 event will be announced with details on the 2015 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund and 2016 Emerging Designer application process.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing a financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities to assist in career advancement within the fashion industry from proceeds of Nashville Fashion Week each year. Past recipients include Ceri Hoover, Elise Joseph, Lauren Leonard and Julianna Bass.

Tickets to the Nashville Fashion Week Kickoff Party are $20. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at All proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.



Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces throughout the week with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops. NFW is founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have combined their passion and resources to create a volunteer event spotlighting Nashville’s growing fashion community with a sustainable focus for philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 1,050 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 23 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $715 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit