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Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Influencer Brunch

Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Influencer Brunch at
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at The Fairline Hotel 

Wear PINK for a chance to win a Nashville Fashion Week
opening night prize package from Beefeater London Pink Gin


Brunch and network with our media partner Nashville Lifestyle, EMMA, influencers Nicholas Salvas (@NashvilleStyleGuy), Jasmine Sweet (@Jasmine Katrina) and other local favorites at the third Nashville Fashion Week Influencer Brunch on March 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at the Fairline Hotel, 401 Union Street. The Fairlane Hotel is a retro-modern hub that bustles with contagious energy and creative spirit, making it also the perfect fit as our Official NFW Hotel Partner of 2019. Book your special $305 Nashville Fashion Week rate at the Fairline Hotel HERE now with code "NFW".

“Nashville Fashion Week is an important showcase of our great city’s talent and potential. Style and design are integral factors in Nashville’s evolution, and the Fairlane Hotel is honored to be the Official Hotel Partner for this dynamic series.” – Graham Harlin, Director of Sales, Fairlane Hotel

The Influencer Brunch is the ideal occasion to meet new friends and plot your plans for Nashville Fashion Week 2019Wear pink for a chance to win two front row seats to opening night of Nashville Fashion Week, plus a prize package compliments of Beefeater London. Guests will enjoy one drink from Beefeater London Pink Gin, lite bites from Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill, goodies from Macy’s, and a photo booth experience to capture the fun.

A limited number of tickets are now on sale for $30. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.



"Spacecowgirl" On Sale Friday, February 15

PERJUS Issue 12 “Spacecowgirl” is dedicated to and features our dear friend and AMAX Talent model Lydia Touchton. This special edition issue will feature poetry and photographs from a variety of talented writers and photographers from across the globe, including long time Nashville Fashion Week back of house photographer Joule Seventeen, 2016 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient/fashion photographer Brett Warren and the cover image by AMAX Talent model Briggs Rudder. $5 of each issue sold will be donated to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee from PERJUS in Lydia's honor. Order your limited edition copy HERE this Friday, February 15. Rest in peace sweet girl.


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Nashville Fashion Week and AMAX Talent Announce Model Search 2018

Nashville Fashion Week and AMAX Talent Announce Model Search 2018

AMAX Talent is searching for aspiring models through December 1 to debut at Nashville Fashion Week 2018. Eligible male and female applicants ages 13-30 will have the opportunity to meet with AMAX Talent model scouts for a chance at the grand prize. 

The finalists will be announced early 2018 with the winner announced during Nashville Fashion Week. The winner will receive a prize package that includes:

  • $1,000 modeling contract and development with AMAX Talent
  • The opportunity to meet one-on-one with top national modeling agents including IMG, Next, Elite and Ford and to walk the Nashville Fashion Week runway
  • A professional photo shoot with fashion photographer Brett Warren.

    No experience is required, but applicants must meet all of the physical and age requirements and guidelines specified on Only models NOT represented by other agencies are eligible to participate. All Model Search applicants will also be considered for Nashville Fashion Week model casting.

    The AMAX + NFW Model Search has been a launchpad for many successful modeling careers since 2012. 2017 Model Search winner Ella Miller is in development and has worked with photographers Brett Warren, Mark DeLong, Jess Williams and Mario Pena. Only two weeks after being named the 2016 Model Search winner, Molly Rothe was selected to walk for Carolina Herrera. She has since received multiple contract offers from top agencies around the world and worked with renowned photographer Emma Summerton. 2015 Model Search winner, Briggs Rudder, spent the summer modeling in Japan, and is signed with Wilhelmina in New York where she has worked for Maybelline and walked for Valentino. 2014 winner, Sydney Chiyoko, is signed with Next Model Management in Los Angeles and Miami and with DNA Models in New York. She has walked in Nashville Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week and starred in campaigns for Uta and Bad Habit Beauty.  2013 winner, Olivia Brunner, has been featured in Justine Magazine and worked for TJ Maxx. Caleigh Darraugh, the 2012 Model Search winner, has worked in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Asia. Her clients include Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Gilt Group, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire France and L’Officiel and she has appeared on the cover of WWD and L’Officiel Morocco. 

    AMAX Talent is a full service agency representing fashion, commercial and lifestyle models as well as actors, hair and make-up artists, and wardrobe stylists. Cherylann Stephens, former director of Next and Wilhelmina in Los Angeles, opened AMAX's parent company, Maximum Artist Creative Services, in 2005 to fill the need for an artists agency in the Nashville market. In 2009 MACS acquired AMAX, a well known Nashville modeling agency founded in 1989. In 2012, AMAX was joined by Ginny Edwards Maxwell, a well-known model scout and mother agent. Through a strong emphasis on both local and direct booking, as well as scouting and developing local models for international placement, AMAX has quickly risen to become one of the premier agencies in the Southeast. AMAX models have been featured in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Celine, Jill Stuart, American Eagle, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Tommy Hilfiger as well as walked the runways of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace and Louis Vuitton. For more information on the agency, please visit

    APPLY NOW: The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund and Emerging Designer Application Deadlines are only three weeks away!

    Applications for both The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 2017 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award and Nashville Fashion Week’s 2018 Emerging Designer Showcase are now being accepted through November 13, 2017. Detailed information can be found at

    Nashville Fashion Week to Host an Evening of Photography + Fashion

    Nashville Fashion Week to Host an Evening of Photography + Fashion

    Nashville Fashion Week will celebrate art and photography at “An Evening of Photography + Fashion” on Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at two Fifth Avenue of the Arts galleries and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Explore and celebrate how fashion and style have inspired and influenced the art in each of these beautiful exhibits.

    The evening will begin at Tinney Contemporary Gallery and Rymer Gallery and guests will be transported to and from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts every 20 minutes by between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Shuttles are provided in partnership with the Nashville Downtown Partnership.

    Adam Shulman

    Tinney Contemporary will feature Adam Shulman’s “Gold of Africa” photography exhibit. Adam Shulman has a strong connection to the continent of Africa. Married to a Senegalese model, and living between the Middle East, West Africa, and NYC, Shulman has immersed himself in West African, Middle Eastern, and NYC culture and fashion. As a self-taught photographer, he has pursued both digital and film media, and has shot everything from Arizona landscapes to NYC fashion photography. But Shulman is a dynamic individual, and has spent the past year living and working in Ghana, West Africa, where he trained local medical professionals on modern cancer treatment techniques. The artist will be in attendance at this solo exhibit that runs at Tinney through May 6.

    "Tinney Contemporary is so excited to introduce the beautiful new work by photographer Adam Shulman to Nashville Fashion Week, a week that exemplifies the creativity within this community. This body of work is a perfect compliment to the innovative style and spirit that Nashville Fashion Week brings every year to Nashville and we couldn't be more  proud to be a part of it," says Susan Tinney, founder of Tinney Contemporary Gallery.

    Rymer Gallery will present the art of Elise Wehle and Adam Thomas. 

    Elise Wehle’s mixed-media art was originally inspired by patterns that cover Andalucía in Spain, but it was the Alhambra, a Moorish palace covered in intricate, hand carved patterns, that influenced her the most.

    Adam Thomas is a self taught oil painter. His pieces are collected by Nordstrom and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Thomas now lives in Nashville.

    Elise Wehle
    Adam Thomas

    Guests will end this special evening at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty exhibit. Irving Penn (b. 1917, Plainfield, NJ; d. 2009, New York, NY) was one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous. His pictures, a unique blend of classical elegance and formal innovation, were widely seen in print during his long career at Vogue magazine. His achievement, however, extends beyond conventional notions of depicting beauty or fame to include a radical reconsideration of how we understand fashion, photography, and art, separately and in relation to each other. The Beyond Beauty exhibit runs through May 29 at the Frist.

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    Tickets to this event are $25 and include two drink tickets provided by Tito's Handmade VodkaNashville Ice Lab and Mouton Noir Wines with lite bites from MStreet at the Fifth Avenue galleries and transportation to and from the Frist Center. Admission to this event is included with the NFW All Access Pass and complimentary with the presentation of a receipt for at least $25 from any participating NFW “Shop Nashville” retail partner. Visit for a list of all Shop Nashville Week participating retail events.

    An After Party will be hosted at Bar Sovereign from 9:30-11:00 p.m. The Bar Sovereign After Party tickets are $20 and will only be sold at the door. Admission includes one drink ticket.

    Tickets for “An Evening of Photography + Fashion” as well as all other Nashville Fashion Week events are available at Proceeds from all Nashville Fashion Week ticket sales benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

    Fashion photographer Brett Warren was the recipient of the 2016 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund award. He was the first photographer to ever receive this award. 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.

    Official Nashville Fashion Week events will be held April 4-8 at unique locations throughout the city.

    Nashville Fashion Week Makes Lots Of Announcements at Kickoff Party

    We had a great time and made a lot of big announcements at the Nashville Fashion Week 2017 Kickoff Party at The Hermitage Hotel Ballroom last night. The event sold out quickly, but don’t worry if you missed it, here’s all of the inside scoop.


    Fashion photographer Brett Warren has been named the sixth annual Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT). A committee of the Board of CFMT selected Warren amongst a group of experienced fashion industry applicants with ties to Middle Tennessee. Warren is the first photographer to be selected as a recipient of the fund. 

    Brett Warren lives in a world where anything is possible. While studying design and photography at MTSU, Brett became passionately inspired to present the world as it could be through images that would appeal to the mind and imagination. What started with a dream and a Nikon Cool Pix has turned into a means to convey emotion, and to share untold stories and convictions. Along the way he found encouragement through a personal encounter with Wayne White, a more-than-serendipitous internship with Annie Leibovitz, and invitations to shoot at New York Fashion Week.

    Since 2011 he has produced multiple events, spoken at Universities, worked behind the scenes on sets for Vogue, art directed major label music videos, and had his work featured in local and national publications. In addition, Brett has been highly active in the local community by serving on the Nashville Fashion Week Advisory Council, and is an avid supporter of the Nashville fashion community. He has been recognized among his peers, for his “Point of View,” and built long-lasting relationships with those in and out of the fashion world.

    While he has worked with easily recognized brands such as, Billy Reid, Surface Magazine, and GQ, he is just as passionate about working with some that may not be as familiar…yet.

    Established in 2011, the objective of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is to provide an award that recognizes the individual achievements of a fashion industry professional. The financial resources that accompany the award are intended to provide an experiential professional development opportunity for the recipient to further advance their career in the fashion industry. 


    Nashville Fashion Week 2017 will include three nights of runway shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. For the first time, NFW will offer a Runway Pass that includes entry to all three events plus the option to upgrade to guaranteed seating.

    We're excited to announce sixteen designers that will be featured at unique runway locations throughout the city during year seven of the five-day event. 

    NFW will open with the Nashville Designer Showcase on Tuesday April 4. NFW alumni Amanda Valentine, Any Old Iron, Ona Rex and Truly Alvarenga will join Cavanagh Baker and Minxx on the runway.

    Andrew Gallivan, Lily Guilder, Madness Is, Nasheli Juliana and Splashed by DKG were selected from hundreds of designer applications to show collections on Wednesday night at the Emerging Designer Runway Show.

    Fauxgerty, Lagi Nadeau, Michael Drummond, Patrick Assaraf and Shea Steele will present their collections at the 2017 Ready-to-Wear Runway Show on Friday night. 

    Bios and photos of all designers are available at


    Nashville Fashion Week 2017 will close with the fourth annual Nashville Fashion Forward Gala. Last year’s Gala Co-Chair Gen Sohr, co-founder of Paper and Pencil, is back this year and will be joined by Emerson Grace boutique owner, Kimberly Lewis to chair this year's celebratory event featuring the Nashville Fashion Forward Awards presentation. The 2017 Style Icon Award will be presented to Nashville philanthropist and fashion maven Sandra Lipman. The Fashion Forward, Legacy, Face of Fashion, Rising Star and Point of View Awards will be announced at the Gala.

    Nashville Fashion Week will also host a Photography + Fashion event on Thursday. City-wide shopping events and educational experiences will fill the official schedule. More specific event details will be announced in the next few weeks.


    Nashville Fashion Week 2017 will be held April 4-8. All Access Passes, Runway Passes and tickets for all events are on sale now at

    All NFW ticket holders get FREE admission to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from April 3-16 featuring the exhibit of iconic fashion photographer Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty with proof of purchase. 

    All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week 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 financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities.  



    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 theweek 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 NashvilleFashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.