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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. 

Fern Mallis & The 2019 Learning Labs

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES FERN MALLIS WILL BE BACK AND 2019 LEARNING LABs

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Nashville Fashion Week is thrilled to have our friend and mentor Fern Mallis back with us for the fifth year. Fern will join us on April 1 and 2 to moderate Nashville's first fashion focused Sustainable Summit, meet with our local designers and attend opening night of Nashville Fashion Week 2019 at OZ Arts Nashville. Detailed information about the Sustainable Summit will be announced next week.

“I’m so excited to be coming back to NFW…there is so much talent in this amazing city, and the NFW team is so organized and professional and on top of everything!” - Fern Mallis

Fern Mallis, hailed as the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week, has been called an industry titan, doyenne, and The Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and host of premiere conversation series Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y, Mallis assembled an incredible roster of guests for her now signature in-depth interviews, including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Fürstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, André Leon Talley, Bruce Weber, Bill Cunningham, Valentino, Leonard A. Lauder, Tim Gunn, Victoria Beckham, Rosita and Angela Missoni, Alexander Wang, and Christian Louboutin. 

Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce our Learning Labs schedule for 2019! Nashville Fashion Week was 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. This year you can discuss the ins and outs of digital marketing at Emma; create your own silver stack rings at Margaret Ellis Jewelry; learn the latest makeup techniques at The Cosmetic Market; and get the inside scoop on agency representation for models, actors, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists from the experts at AMAX Talent over lunch at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Please make your plans early to attend one or more of these special events. Space is limited so register to secure your spot now at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

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MARKETING: Digital Marketing Without Losing Your Mind 
Led by Kaitlin Wernet, Content Specialist & Co-Author of The Book of Comforts

Saturday, April 6 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Location: The Bistro at Emma | 11 Lea Avenue, 37210 (follow signs to The Bistro)

Admission: FREE, Individual ticket, includes coffee, donuts and fruit

Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or just getting started, it’s easy to feel like no matter how hard you work, it’s not enough. In this presentation, Kaitlin Wernet, Emma Content Expert, Co-Author of The Book of Comforts, and all-around awesome human, will discuss how to stop staring at a blank screen and start creating your best work, all without losing your mind.

This athleisure approved session will kick off with caffeine and snacks and leave time at the end to brainstorm challenges in small groups to help you impact change on your own terms. 

“For almost a decade Nashville Fashion Week has been a moment that has brought luminaries from across the city together, and since the beginning Emma has been proud to support this event and power connections between NFW and its attendees.” - Akerho Oghoghomeh, VP of Marketing, Small to Medium Enterprise

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CREATE: Margaret Ellis Jewelry Intro to Metalsmithing - Make Your Own Set of Silver Stack Rings

Wednesday, April 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: ME Studio | 2809 Bransford Avenue, 37204

Admission: $250 Individual Ticket, includes instruction, materials and your own personal set of three Silver Stack Rings (retail value $300). 

Learn to make your very own set of classic ME Silver Stack Rings with the assistance from one of Nashville's most respected local businesses. Margaret Ellis Jewelry utilizes strong shapes and textures to bring new relevance to classic handcrafted designs. Precious metals, individually select pearls and stones form modern and timeless works of art designed to be worn for years to come. ME owner/designer Mclaine Richardson and master metalsmiths will help you find your inner creativity and inspiration through the art of jewelry design. Ticket price includes admission and all materials needed to create your Set of Three Stack Rings with your choice of textures at the ME Studio in Berry Hill. Limited class size for one-on-one instruction.

"Margaret Ellis Jewelry is excited to host our third Intro to Metalsmithing Learning Lab to support the Nashvile Fashion Forward Fund with a new project this year. NFW Learning Labs are a great way to meet interesting people and learn something new while supporting our local fashion community."  - Mclaine Richardson, Owner/Designer

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BEAUTY: Makeup - Behind The Runway

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Cosmetic Market | 4015 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 107, 37215

Admission: $45 Individual Ticket, includes light bites and refreshments.

Be runway ready every day,  two-hour season, learn how to achieve the makeup looks, you would love to wear but are not sure how to achieve. Expert makeup artists from The Cosmetic Market, will work one on one with you and teach how to perfect our tried and true runway techniques to help make you runway ready every day. Learn how to perfect your complexion, contour, highlight, and more…Light bites, coffee and other refreshments will be provided.

"The Cosmetic Market has been involved backstage with Nashville Fashion Week since day one. We love working together with local designers to complete their vision from day one.  Being a local business as well, participating in a week that showcases the growing Nashville fashion industry so much talent. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our creative skills and give everyone an inside look behind the scenes."  - Mary Kathryn Hudson, Regional Sales Manager

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BUSINESS: Feast on Fashion with AMAX Talent presented by Fleming's 
How to Land An Agent: Get Signed as a Model, Talent, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair or Makeup Artist

Saturday, April 6 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 2525 West End Avenue, 37203

Admission: $30 Individual ticket, includes a 3-course lunch

Lunch and learn with all five AMAX Talent agents, the Nashville agency representing fashion commercial and lifestyle models, as well as actors, hair and make up artists and wardrobe stylists. Learn from these agents’ combined 60+ years of experience in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. Topics will include what agents look for in new talent, how they strategize, put together portfolios and match their talents with the right clients. 

AMAX owner and director Cherylann Stephens has been in the business since 1984. After positions as director at Next and Wilhelmina in Los Angeles, she 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 and has built the company to the industry leader that it is today. 

Ginny Edwards Maxwell joined AMAX in 2012 and has been a scout and mother agent for over 20 years. Ginny is in charge of scouting and developing models, placement with international agencies, and overall career management of the high fashion talent who have gone on to front the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated and star in campaigns for Chanel,  Levi’s, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Gap and countless others. 

Kayla Borg, the primary booker for models and talent; Bria Stone, the booker for the artist/creative division, which includes hair, makeup, styling, props, and manicurists; and Becca Chaney, the junior booker for models and talent will also share their industry pointers.

You'll have many delicious lunch options to choose from at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Starters: Tuna Tartare, Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or Vegan Heirloom Tomato Tart. Main course: Miso Glazed Seabass, Stout Braised Beef Short Ribs or California Power Lunch as the vegan option. Dessert: Tenneseee Orchard Roll or a Sparkling Berry Bowl.

Fleming’s is located on West End Avenue, across from Centennial Park and in front of Vanderbilt Stadium. Whether you’re celebrating, dining with business clients or want a night out with friends, they have created the perfect ambiance with a menu filled with your favorites and a local chef’s table that changes with the season, or whenever they feel inspired by the ingredients.


Tickets for each Learning Lab can be purchased at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. Space is limited and reservations are required, even for free events. 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. 

Nashville Fashion Week will be held April 2-6 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. Tickets to individual events are available in a wide range of prices at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. 

CELEBRATE WITH NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK

CELEBRATE WITH NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK

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When we say ELEVATED, we mean it! We've got a jam-packed schedule with close to 100 events planned next week and we look forward to celebrating with you! Nashville Fashion Week 2018 officially kicks off on Monday, April 2 with the first of our Learning Labs and quickly ramps up with over fifty "Shop Nashville Week" events, five more Learning Labs, Fashion Talks with Fern Mallis and Anna Suidesigner Pop-Ups and four nights of runway shows featuring twenty-four designers with musical guests Escondido and Karen Elson at OZ Arts Nashville throughout the week. There is literally something for everyone!

ELEVATED Access Passes have SOLD OUT! Only a few standing room tickets remain for the Nashville Designer and Emerging Designer Showcase and the Ready-to-Wear and Finale Show seated tickets featuring Anna Sui are going fast! And whatever you do, don't miss the NFW Fashion Talks with fashion legends Fern Mallis and Anna Sui at Union Station Hotel on Friday afternoon!

BEAUTY: Runway to Real Way at The Cosmetic Market is SOLD OUT! But, tickets are still available for five other NFW Learning Labs - CULTURE: Life Off the Runway with Amanda Valentine & Ayana Ife, CREATE: Margaret Ellis Jewelry Intro to Metalsmithing | Make Your Own Pearl Bangles, PHOTOGRAPHY: Behind the Lens with Brett Warren & Zachary Gray, BUSINESS: Social Media | Vanity vs. Effectiveness with Her Data Method and INFLUENCERS: Navigate the Influencer Space with Happily Grey + CLIQUE media | Moderated by Designer Chrissy Fogerty of Fauxgerty. Don't miss out on these unique educational opportunities!

And then there is the big question...What are you going to wear to all of these marvelous 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!

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All NFW ticket holders get FREE admission to the Frist Center of the Visual Arts April 2 through 14 featuring the Nick Cave: Feat exhibit with proof of purchase.

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. 

NFW Learning Labs

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES SIX EDUCATIONAL LEARNING LAB EXPERIENCES

Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce six distinct fashion-focused Learning Labs that will take place April 2 - 7. Nashville Fashion Week is 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. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these special events.

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CULTURE: Life Off the Runway with Amanda Valentine & Ayana Ife

Monday, April 2 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: ONEC1TY | 8 City Boulevard, Suite 402, 37209

Admission: $30, includes light bites and refreshments.

Enjoy a conversation between Project Runway designers Amanda Valentine and Ayana Ife on their perspective of their shared reality television experience and the realities of being a working designer post-show. Learn how they manage and build their brands while finding the balance of sharing personal values, voice and perspectives within the current climate of the world. You're sure to hear some hilariious and stressful tales from all of the madness that happens before and after the show.

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CREATE: Margaret Ellis Jewelry Intro to Metalsmithing | Make Your Own Pearl Bangles

Tuesday, April 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: 209 10th Avenue South, Suite 309, 37203

Admission: $250 Individual Ticket includes instruction, materials and your own personal set of ME Pearl Bangles (retail value $440). 

Learn to make your very own set of classic ME bronze pearl bangles with the assistance from one of Nashville's most respected local businesses. Margaret Ellis Jewelry utilizes strong shapes and textures to bring new relevance to classic handcrafted designs. Precious metals, individually select pearls and stones form modern and timeless works of art designed to be worn for years to come. ME owner/designer Mclaine Richardson and master metalsmiths will help you find your inner creativity and inspiration through the art of jewelry design. Ticket price includes admission and all materials needed to create your a Set of 6 with 2 Pearl Bangles with your choice of pearl color (white, blue, peach, black or brown) at the Margaret Ellis Studio in historic Cummins Station. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Behind the Lens with Brett Warren & Zachary Gray

Wednesday, April 4 | 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ONEC1TY | 8 City Boulevard, Suite 402, 37209

Admission: $30 Individual ticket, includes lite bites and refreshments (bring lunch if you like)

Join fashion photographers Brett Warren and Zachary Gray for a unique learning lab in which they will discuss their body of work, individual journies as photographers both in Nashville and beyond, and the twists and turns that led them to their current adventures. Brett and Zachary will also discuss their use of research in order to develop concepts for personal and client shoots, as well as the importance of looking far outside your craft in order to uncover untapped inspiration. Bring your lunch, questions, thoughts, and a notepad for a ton of tips, resources, and a few dad jokes.

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BEAUTY: Runway to Real Way at The Cosmetic Market

Thursday, April 5 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Cosmetic Market | 4015 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 107, 37215

Admission: $40 Individual Ticket, includes lite bites and refreshments.

Get personalized one-on-one training from the pros at The Cosmetic Market on how to achieve beautiful runway beauty looks such as winged liner, contouring, colored shadow, etc. that will have you runway ready every day. Enjoy refreshments and leave with a swag bag full of beauty products. All participants will receive 20% off any purchase too.

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BUSINESS: Social Media | Vanity vs. Effectiveness with Her Data Method

Friday, April 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ONEC1TY | 8 City Boulevard, Suite 402, 37209

Admission: $30 Individual ticket, includes lite bites and refreshments (bring lunch if you like)

Do you have thousands of followers on social media who keep liking all of your posts but don’t buy a thing? Defining your target customer(s) first will help you know where you should be focusing your energies online. This lunch (bring your own) and learn is designed to help you strengthen your brand. 

Shannon Ware and Melody Jennings Bowers, of the Virtual Collective, created Her Data Method to educate business owners on the value of data, and more importantly, how to collect it. Her Data Method is a series of online courses that teach business owners how to build a data collection framework to help them make smart, data-driven decisions tailored to their business.

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INFLUENCE: Navigate the Influencer Space with Happily Grey + CLIQUE media | Moderated by Designer Chrissy Fogerty of Fauxgerty

Saturday, April 7 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Location: ONEC1TY | 8 City Boulevard, Suite 402, 37209

Admission: $30 Individual ticket, includes light bites and refreshments.

This is your chance to listen, learn and ask experts on how to win at the influencer game. Mary Lee, founder and face of influential style platform Happily Grey, Rachel Zeilic, V.P. of Talent at Clique media and Chrissy Fogerty, founder and designer of sustainabilty-focused brand Fauxgerty will share their experiences as designers, creative directors and entrepreneurs. These powerhouse women will discuss influencer marketing from the brand's perspective, the do's and don't for influencers, how to pitch and negotiate deals, how to get booked on a recurring basis by brands and the analytics that brands are looking at during this jam-packed session. 

“I could not be more excited to be part of this Learning Lab, highlighting women with powerful and authentic voices in their field.”  - Chrissy Fogerty, founder of Fauxgerty

NFW Learning Labs are presented by Fauxgerty, Middle Tennessee State University Textiles, Merchandising and DesignONEC1TY and The Westin Nashville.

ONEC1TY believes Nashville’s innovation community is strengthened through individuals who are passionate about their craft, collaborating with others who support and challenge the status quo. It is so exciting to be a partner with Nashville Fashion Week and to host Learning Lab content and discussion integrating the culture building and entrepreneurial business successes of our so many creative minds in Nashville.” – Ryan Doyle, General Manager ONEC1TY

ONEC1TY is a dynamic new urban community being developed on Nashville’s West Side, in the university and health innovation corridor adjacent to Centennial Park. The project consists of a mix of uses, including workspace, residences, hospitality and retail within a walkable, urban neighborhood designed for LEED Neighborhood Development Gold designation. This district is designed around creating a unique new home for the region’s most progressive thinkers, the most innovative minds in technology, and a community hungry to obtain a sustainable lifestyle. The site is transforming vacant and underutilized structures into a new, vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that integrates seamlessly into the existing urban fabric and serves as a center of active lifestyles, enjoyment of the arts and the business of our creativity class.