Nashville Fashion Week Announces Three Nights of Runway Shows
All locations for Nashville Fashion Week 2016 are set and tickets are now on sale for all events. The sixth annual five-day event will kick off on Tuesday, April 5 with the East Meets West Designer Runway Show at Studio 615 in East Nashville and close on Saturday night with the third annual Fashion Forward Gala at OZ Nashville on the west side of the city.
Opening night will feature designers from New York to London. Brooke Atwood, Michael Drummond, Daniella Kallmeyer and Francesca Marotta will show their collections at Studio 615 (272 Broadmoor Drive) on Tuesday, April 5. Studio 615 is a state of the art photo, video & event facility. Its goal is to be a force in building and shaping community in East Nashville and throughout the city.
Wednesday night is the Nashville Designer Showcase at Track One (1211 4th Ave South). Truly Alvarenga, Ona Rex, Roxenstone and Amanda Valentine will show with emerging designers Any Old Iron and Sisters of Nature. The Track One Garage is one of the most versatile and largest industrial on-trend event spaces in downtown Nashville. With over 14,000 square feet of usable space it offers a beautiful blank canvas with unique features for a variety of events. The Nashville Designer Showcase is sponsored by Opry Mills.
"We enjoy finding unique locations that celebrate the creativity of Nashville to host our events. Nashville Fashion Week has popped up in a variety of settings over the years,” said Mike Smith, Nashville Fashion Week co-founder. "Whether high above the city at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place to historic locations such as The Arcade, The Parthenon or in an old church, our guests know that they are going to experience something new and exciting.
"Three of the locations this year are used primarily as shared work space for the creative community. These venues seem very appropriate considering the impact that creatives make in Nashville every day."
A Pre-Show Reception at Waller, Lansden, Dortch and Davis will set the stage for Friday night’s show at Legislative Plaza. Nashville Fashion Week guests will enjoy sweeping views of the city from the 27th floor of the City Center (511 Union Street) before the runway show. Oberima Afriyie, Megan Huntz and Lagi Nadeau will be joined by Eleventy in front of the Tennessee State Capitol at Legislative Plaza (301 6th Avenue North) for The City Lights: Ready-to-Wear Runway Show, sponsored by The Mall at Green Hills.
Eleventy will be presented by Levy’s. Eleventy was launched in 2007 by CEO Marco Baldassari, Paolo Zuntini and Andrea Scuderi. Made in Italy, the brand operates in the luxury sector with high-quality, wide-ranging and well-defined men’s and women’s collections, hallmarked by an identifiable style with no need for a logo. The collection is about lifestyle rather than status. eleventy.it
Details on Nashville Shops Day, Thursday's Accessory Installation Gallery at WELD, Saturday’s Education Panels at City Winery and the Nashville Fashion Forward Gala will be announced soon.
Proceeds from all Nashville Fashion Week events benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, an endowed fund established to support the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing a financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities.
All Access Passes and individual night tickets are available in a range of prices at nashvillefashionweek.com.
ABOUT NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK
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 completely volunteer-led and run 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.