Nashville Fashion Week was conceived in 2010 to foster and support Nashville’s heralded community spirit and concentration of creative, fashion-forward and entrepreneurial talent with an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support of our creative community. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The NFF Fund gives an annual award to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field each year and ensures that Nashville Fashion Week will impact the Nashville fashion community for many years to come.

Get ready...The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will accept applications for the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund from September 6 - October 19. Professionals working in all aspects of the fashion industry with ties to middle Tennessee, from designers and photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, retail owners and bloggers, are encouraged to apply. Start thinking about the best way to present your case for an experiential professional development opportunity that will develop and enhance you, your career and ultimately our fashion community. The NFF Fund award is provided each year through proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week

Previous NFFF recipients include apparel designers Maria Silver, Eric BornhopJulianna Bass and Lauren Leonard Phelps; fashion photographer Brett Warren; accessory designer Ceri Hoover; and Elise Joseph, founder of Pennyweight and Goodwin. You could be next! 

The NFFF award recipient is selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and will be notified later this year. Detailed information will be announced on September 6th when the application goes live. #whynfw


NEW DATE! The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites you to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville’s creative arts and fashion community with Nashville Fashion Week and our partner OZ Arts Nashville at the Fifth Annual Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Gala on Saturday, January 19th at OZ Arts Nashville. Our originally proposed Gala and Fashion Forward Awards date was slated for fall, but we made the decision to move this event to January to avoid several industry-wide conflicts and accommodate some exciting new updates for our program. Save the date and please stay tuned for all of the details to come!