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Thank You!

"Thank You" doesn't even begin to touch the gratitude that we have for our sponsors and for you! Nashville Fashion Week is 100% funded through the generosity and support of our sponsors, donors and ticket sales with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Please show your appreciation to these amazing businesses by supporting them throughout the year.

Be sure to check out all of the beautiful images that have flooded in from our talented volunteer photographers HERE. 2019 really was our biggest and BOLDest year yet!


THE BIG PAYBACK IS COMING...

Please support the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is May 2. The goal of this 24-hour, online giving event is simple – raise awareness of non-profits within our community and inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together and contribute to support the life-changing work of 902 local nonprofit organizations. This is a great opportunity to show all of Nashville just how important the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund is to you.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund is an endowed fund that supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing a financial award and resources for experential professional development opportunities through an application process each year. Nashville Fashion Week has invested more than $1 million into our community since 2011 to provide an annual opportunity for our community to celebrate and showcase local creative talent while providing financial awards to seven Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipients. Funds are raised through Nashville Fashion Week, our annual five-day volunteer-led and run event, to spotlight Nashville's growing fashion community with an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support of our creative community, but more is needed to fulfill our mission each year.

Nashville Fashion Week continues year after year with the financial support and encouragement of our community. Please consider making a gift on May 2 to further the mission of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. Every dollar contributed will make a difference for years to come. Thank you!

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019 ENDED WITH A BANG!

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019 ENDED WITH A BANG!

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We did it! Everything about Nashville Fashion Week 2019 was BOLD. We presented four nights of diverse runway shows featuring twenty local and regional designers with our partner OZ Arts Nashville; five Learning Labs, including the live broadcast of our first Sustainable Summit moderated by Fern Mallis; fifty interactive Shop Nashville events all across town; the party of all after parties at Dream Nashville. We had hundreds of models and volunteers, with more supportive and engaged sponsors than ever along with thousands of attendees. We could go on and on about all of the goodness, but we invite you to view the gorgeous images captured by our talented visuals team at NashvilleFashionWeek.com and follow the hashtag #whynfw on social media to see for yourself. Thank you for our biggest, brightest and boldest year yet!


We ended year nine with a very special evening at OZ Arts Nashville that put the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund front and center. Our fifth annual Nashville Fashion Forward Gala and presentation of the Fashion Forward Awards was the perfect punctuation to celebrate and support the resolute, entrepreneurial spirit of our Nashville fashion community following the week-long festivities.

Amos Events and Bright Events designed a BOLD and colorful environment with the perfect touches from Please Be Seated and Oshi Floral Design. Colorful cocktails curated by Titos Handmade Vodka and immersive experiences from CraftCourse and Hi-Fi Media engaged the guests while they mingled. Local artist Tess Ernlenborn was center stage creating live art that utilized the colors pre-selected by our guests. Two of her beautiful paintings were then auctioned off to benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner by G Catering, wine from Love and Exile and spirits from Titos Handmade Vodka, Beefeater London Pink Gin and Jameson Black Barrel.

Nashville Fashion Week co-founders, Connie Cathcart-Richardson and Marcia Masulla welcomed the guests and thanked sponsors and volunteers before turning it over to Amy Fair from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to share the mission of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. Eric Adler (2015), Maria Silver (2017) and Van Hoang (2018), previous Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipients each shared in their own words what their award has meant to them to the fashionable crowd.

Guest host Nikki Burdine, anchor of Good Morning Nashville, WKRN, took the mic to emcee the evening and announce the Fashion Forward Awards to this year's recipients. Congratulations to Andrew Clancey (Rising Star), Margaret Ellis (Humanitarian), Claudia Fowler (Fashion Forward), Margo Price (Style Icon), Linda Roberts (Legacy), Sofie Rovenstine (Face of Fashion) and Olia Zavozina (Point of View)! Click HERE to watch each of their gorgeous videos and the Gala photo above for their bios.

2019 is a year that Nashville Fashion Week will not soon forget, however, who's ready for our 10th Anniversary? Planning begins in weeks and we want you to be a part!


One More Way To Support the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund...

SAVE THE DATE! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is May 2! The goal of this 24-hour, online giving event is simple – inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. This is a great way to show all of Nashville just how much the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund means to you and our fashion community.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund is an endowed fund established in 2011 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 proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Fund.

Fashion designer Van Hoang is our 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient. A selection committee from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee selected Hoang from a diverse group of experienced fashion industry applicants.

"I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of this years Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. This award will enable me to attend the Copenhagen Fashion Summit which is a global conference about sustainability in fashion and this opportunity will allow me to learn from top leaders in the field. I hope to bring this knowledge back to Nashville and turn ideas into action.” - Van Hoang, 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Recipient

Previous Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipients include apparel designers Maria Silver, Eric Bornhop, Julianna Bass and Lauren Leonard Phelps; fashion photographer Brett Warren; accessory designer Ceri Hoover, and Elise Joseph, founder of Goodwin.

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019

CELEBRATE WITH NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK!

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Nashville Fashion Week 2019 is going BOLD! We've got a jam-packed schedule with seventy-five events planned next week and we look forward to celebrating with you! Nashville Fashion Week 2019 officially kicks off on Monday, April 1 with Nashville's first FREE fashion-focused Sustainable Summit moderated by Fern Mallis at oneC1TY and quickly ramps up with close to fifty Shop Nashville events, four more Learning Labsfour nights of runway shows featuring twenty local and regional designers in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville, our official NFW After Party presented by Dream Nashville and we close out the week with the 5th Annual Fashion Forward Gala. And don't forget about the Men's Style Event this Wednesday night at Dream Nashville with an After Party for guests at Snitch! There is literally something for everyone! 

Get your tickets at NashvilleFashionWeek.com now! Our Friday night runway shows are SOLD OUT and the other nights are selling fast! Make plans now to support your favorite designers and be introduced to new ones. You are going to be blown away by these BOLD collections!

NFW Learning Labs are designed to showcase the local fashion community by providing a platform to engage, learn and connect and each of these unique educational experiences do just that.

SUSTAINABILITY: Join us on Monday, April 1 at oneC1TY for our Sustainable Summit, an interactive event that will include Nashville's first fashion-focused discussion on sustainability. Our panel of industry leaders - Chrissy Fogerty, Fauxgerty; Barrett Ward, ABLE; David Prentice, OnPoint Manufacturing and fashion designer Van Hoang, our 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient - will share their insights on how to turn ideas into action and experiences with sustainability. Get your ticket to this FREE event while they last!

MARKETING: Digital Marketing Without Losing Your Mind at emma is SOLD OUT! But, tickets are still available for CREATE: Margaret Ellis Jewelry Intro to Metalsmithing | Make Your Own Stack Rings on Wednesday, April 3; and BEAUTY: Behind the Runway with The Cosmetic Market, and BUSINESS: Feast on Fashion with AMAX Talent presented by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse - How To Land An Agent on Saturday, April 6 . Don't miss out on these unique educational opportunities!

And then there are the parties… Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week After Party on Friday, April 5 from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This is sure to be the party of the year!

This is #WHYNFW! 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, April 6 at OZ Arts Nashville. This is the fourth year that Nashville Fashion Week will present its Nashville Fashion Forward Awards at the Fashion Forward Gala to recognize community leaders that have made an impact on the Nashville fashion industry. Join us in honoring Andrew Clancey, Margaret Ellis, Claudia Fowler, Margo Price, Linda Roberts, Sofie Rovenstine and Olia Zavozina. Reserve your tickets or table for 10 by Wednesday, March 27th!

You've got all of your tickets, so now the big question is "What are you going to wear to all of these fashionable events"? Click HERE for full details on every Shop Nashville event that will take place next week. Nashville Fashion Week is a great excuse to go shopping! We can't wait to see you at the shows!

All proceeds from all Nashville Fashion Week events benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund is 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. 

Do You Have Your Tickets?

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK IS JUST FIVE WEEKS AWAY! DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?

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Tickets are selling fast! The Influencer Brunch, scheduled for March 16 at Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at the Fairlane Hotel, and the Men's Style Event at the Dream Nashville Hotel  on March 27 will set the stage for Nashville Fashion Week, April 2-6. Year nine of Nashville Fashion Week will feature four nights of runway shows featuring twenty local and regional designers in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. The week will end with a big celebration on April 6 at the 5th Annual Fashion Forward Gala. You don't want to miss a thing!

Tickets to all of these events are now on sale at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

  • Influencer Brunch $30

  • Men's Style Event $30

  • Individual Runway Tickets - $50 General Admission (Standing Room Only) | $75 Seated

  • Runway Passes - $200 General Admission (Standing Room Only) and VIP access | $300 Premium Seating for four nights of Runway and VIP access

  • Fashion Forward Gala - $250 per person/$2500 for Table for 10

  • All Access Pass - $500 Premium Seating with front row priority for four nights of Runway, VIP access, and a Fashion Forward Gala ticket

NFW Learning Labs and the Shop Nashville schedule will be released soon.

Nashville Fashion Forward recipients Eric Adler Bornhop 2015, Maria Silver 2017 and Van Hoang 2018 with their model muses. Photographed by  Daniel Meigs . Models: Ashley Fisher, Bentley Caldwell and Clare Baldridge,  AMAX Talent . Beauty: Joselyn Maness and Janelle Wood,  AMAX Creative . Location:  Wilburn Street Studio .

Nashville Fashion Forward recipients Eric Adler Bornhop 2015, Maria Silver 2017 and Van Hoang 2018 with their model muses. Photographed by Daniel Meigs. Models: Ashley Fisher, Bentley Caldwell and Clare Baldridge, AMAX Talent. Beauty: Joselyn Maness and Janelle Wood, AMAX Creative. Location: Wilburn Street Studio.

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 5TH FASHION FORWARD GALA ON APRIL 6

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, April 6 at OZ Arts Nashville. This is the fourth year that Nashville Fashion Week will present its Nashville Fashion Forward Awards at the Fashion Forward Gala to recognize community leaders that have made an impact on the Nashville fashion industry. Join us in honoring Andrew Clancey, Margaret Ellis, Claudia Fowler, Margo Price, Linda Roberts, Sofie Rovenstine and Olia Zavozina.

Enjoy a delicious dinner from G Catering, wine from Love and Exile Wines and spirits from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Beefeater London Pink Gin and Jameson Black Barrel  in vivid space designed by Amos Events with BOLD touches by Bright Events, Please Be Seated and Oshi Floral Design to create the perfect ambiance for this immersive evening. CraftCourse and Hi-Fi Media have planned innovative experiences for our guests that will be a BOLD punctuation to the Nashville Fashion Week experience. Artist Tess Erlenborn will live paint two pieces to be auctioned at the end of the night to benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. Dress boldly and colorfully. This is going to be a night to remember! 

Reserve your seat/table with ticket purchase by March 27 at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

NFW Men's Style Event at the New Dream Nashville Hotel

Nashville Fashion Week to Host Second
Men’s Style Event at the New Dream Nashville Hotel

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Last year Nashville Fashion Week premiered a new Men's Style Event to enthusiastic stylish attendees and we expect even more from year two! The 2nd Nashville Fashion Week Men’s Style Event, presented by Jameson Black Barrel, will take place in the Parlour Bar at the new Dream Nashville Hotel on March 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Co-hosts Brian Barry, publisher of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and Emmanuel LeGrair, founder of The Commonwealth will welcome guests to a stylish evening filled with R & B by soul artist Bentley Caldwell, hot shaves and other services from Scout’s Barbershop, a gift card from Macy’s, delicious bites from Dream and one signature cocktail from Jameson Black Barrel with a cash bar available after that. Levy’s Clothier, recognized by Esquire's Best of Class Gold Standard Men's Specialty Store, and NFW alum designer Eric Adler, who is also our 2015 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient, will host on-site pop-up style presentations for the ultimate shopping experience. Mercedes-Benz Collection will also be on site to share more about their premium monthly subscription service and an exclusive NFW offer (see below for details). A limited number of tickets are available for $30 each at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

“Scout's Barbershop is excited to be a part of the full sensory experience of Nashville Fashion Week's Men's Event where we'll be offering free neck shaves, beard trims, styles and pomade bar.” - Brooke Allison, Scout’s Barbershop

"Once again, Levy’s is proud to participate in Nashville Fashion Week. We are excited to present the fashion forward designs by the iconic brand Hudson Jeans at the Men's Style Event this year. Levy’s has a lot in common with Hudson. At 164 years, Levy’s is youthful in its mindset and modern in its execution.  We are both about pushing boundaries in our field and we both have the desire and work ethic of being the best in our respective industries."  - David Levy, President of Levy's Clothier of Men and Women

“As always we are thrilled to be a part of Nashville Fashion Week, but we are especially excited to participate this year since the theme of NFW is “BOLD". To be included among such a talented group of designers and fashion influencers is quite an honor.” - Eric Adler Bornhop, Eric Adler Clothing


Mercedes-Benz Collection is the
Presenting Sponsor of the Official NFW VIP Experience

Nashville Fashion Week is thrilled to announce Mercedes-Benz Collection as the presenting sponsor of Nashville Fashion Week's VIP EXPERIENCE!

Mercedes-Benz Collection is a premium subscription service that gives you access to multiple Mercedes-Benz vehicles per month. To learn more and for plan information, pricing and contract terms, visit collection.mbusa.com. For a limited time, friends of Nashville Fashion Week can receive 50% off (value $247.50) the activation fee by entering the promo code ‘NFW2019’ into the Mercedes-Benz Collection app. Offer expires May 31, 2019. 

The ninth annual Nashville Fashion Week will be held April 2-6 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. The VIP EXPERIENCE is available to all Runway and All Access Pass holders. Tickets to all Nashville Fashion Week events are now available at NashvilleFashionWeek.comAll proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.