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Shop Nashville & Official After Party at Dream Nashville

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NFW'S OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT DREAM NASHVILLE AND ANOUNCEMENT OF SHOP NASHVILLE 2019 RETAIL PARTNERS 

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Nashville Fashion Week is less than two weeks away and tickets are selling fast! Several nights only have a few tickets left, so don't wait or you will miss out.

Visit NashvilleFashionWeek.com to view the full Nashville Fashion Week 2019 schedule, including detailed event descriptions for each of our Shop Nashville participating retailers. Shop special events, trunk shows and promotions throughout the city at a wide variety of your favorite business across the city on Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6Shop Nashville is a city-wide celebration designed to encourage and support the local retail and maker community with creative and interactive ways to drive consumers to Nashville businesses. 

Twenty-three participating retail partners will host over forty of their own unique events during Nashville Fashion Week that benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee through donations and proceeds from event sales. Please shop and support these special events April 2-6!

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Featured Shop Nashville 2019 events include:

  •  Meet NFW designers and shop their looks straight off the runway. Any Old Iron (Any Old Iron and Laura Citron), Finnleys (Splashed by DKG), Haven (Rank & Sugar), Macy's (Van Hoang), Posh Hillsboro Village (Article X), The Showroom (Truly Alvarenga) and Stacey Rhodes Boutique (Lily Guilder and Nadea) will each host NFW designer trunk shows. 

  • Shop 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient Van Hoang at Macy’s Green Hills on Thursday following her opening night runway show.

  • Emerson Grace will donate a portion of Thursday sales from their In-Store Styling Event to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund.

  • Shop Pop-Ups and designer Trunk Shows at Glenn Nash, H. Audrey, Levy's, Mednikow Jewelers and Molly Green East. Margaret Ellis Jewelry is hosting an out-of-studio trunk show at Nina Kuzina Gallery Thursday through Saturday.

  • Join ABLE for a sip and shop event with Fauxgerty, a NFW alum that shares their commitment to sustainability, while getting pampered!  

  • Don't miss the $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway at Raine Brentwood! Lots of giveaways at Posh in the Village and Glenn Nash where you can also register to win a $100 gift card.  

  • Enjoy a fashion presentation/fashion show at Molly Green East on Saturday.

  • Take advantage of discounts at Raine Brentwood throughout the week. Save 10% off your entire purchase at all three UAL Nashville locations on Tuesday. Shop the newly launched AllSaints located in Printer’s Alley and receive 15% off storewide. Enjoy 20% off your purchase at Keep Shop and 50% off last season's collection at Any Old Iron on Saturday.

  • Menswear special events at Glenn Nash and Levy's.

  • Take advantage of a special styling event at Emerson Grace and meet influencer Jessica Sheppard at Madewell.

  •  Feast on fashion and other delicious goodies! Food trucks will kick off the week at FLIP! Refreshments will be served at ABLE, Emerson Grace, Finnley's, Glenn Nash, H. Audrey, The Luxury Label, Molly Green East, Nina Kuzina Gallery and Stacey Rhodes Boutique throughout the week. And don't miss brunch at Keep Shop on Saturday!

  • And shop FauxgertyABLE and Van Hoang at the Sustainable Summit on Monday, April 1 at oneC1TY. Check out all of the details and register for this FREE NFW Learning Lab HERE.


JOIN US FOR OUR OFFICAL AFTER PARTY 
AT DREAM NASHVILLE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5

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. Celebrate with NFW, Native and AllSaints at Nashville's newest boutique hotel post show. $20 tickets are limited and include one complimentary Ketel One signature cocktail so snatch your up now! This is one party you don't want to miss!

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Everything about NFW 2019 is BOLD!  Purchase tickets to our After Party and all of our official NFW events planned throughout the week, including four Runway Shows, five Learning Labs, the Men's Style Event and the 5th Annual Fashion Forward Gala at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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. 

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.

Nashville Fashion Week Presents Shop Nashville Week 2017

Nashville Fashion Week Presents Shop Nashville Week 2017

Shop Nashville Week

Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce a week full of special shopping events April 3-8 at a variety of Nashville-area retailers city-wide. Shop Nashville is a city-wide celebration designed to encourage and support the local retail community that makes us uniquely Nashville. Thirty participating retail partners will host seventy-nine of their own events, trunk shows and unique promotions during Nashville Fashion Week to benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee through donations and proceeds from event sales.

NFW Sponsor Legacy Ink has donated a limited quantity of official "Shop Nashville" tote bags for each participating retailer to gift to their customers during the week.

Present your receipt for at least $25 from any participating NFW “Shop Nashville” retail partner for free admission to our Nashville Fashion Week “Evening of Photography + Fashion” event at Fifth Avenue of the Arts on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-9:30.

NFW Retail Partners:

American Threads
Any Old Iron
AshBlue
Barton Perreira
Ceri Hoover
David Yurman
Dillard's Green Hills
Emerson Grace
FashionAble
Flip

Gus Mayer
H. Audrey
Judith Bright
Levy's
Lily Guilder Design Showroom
Madewell
Margaret Ellis Jewelry
OBag
Oak Hall
Posh

Private Edition
Rachel's Boutique
Scout & Molly's
SOCA Clothing
Stacey Rhodes Boutique
Steluta
True Religion
Two Old Hippies
UAL
Vineyard Vines

Featured Shop Nashville Week events include:

• Any Old Iron, Levy’s, Lily Guilder Design Showroom, Posh and Stacey Rhodes Boutique will each host NFW runway designer trunk shows. Stop by to shop the looks from the runway and meet the designers.

• Alabama Chanin designer and Nashville Fashion Forward Gala guest speaker Natalie Chanin will showcase her collection at Steluta all week long with a meet and greet on Friday.

• Kick off NFW shopping at UAL, a seven year NFW sponsor, with 20% off any single item purchased at any of their three Nashville locations on Monday, April 3.

• Blogger styling event at Madewell with Chloe Wen on Tuesday

• Shop 2014 NFF Fund recipient Ceri Hoover’s new SS17 collection launch on Wednesday

    • Lash and brow beauty event at Barton Perreira on Wednesday

    • Shop and meet the owner of Eleventy at their Pop Up Shop at Oak Hall on Thursday

    • American Threads will donate 10% of sales to the Fund on Friday

    • Saturday afternoon Fashion Shows at the new Dillard’s Green Hills

    • Trunk Shows at Emerson Grace, H. Audrey, Levy’s, Oak Hall, Private Edition and Two Old Hippies throughout the week. Margaret Ellis Jewelry is hosting an out-of-studio trunk show at Nina Kuzina Gallery on Friday and Saturday.

    • Refreshments and food trucks at David Yurman, Flip, Vineyard Vines and many more

    • Register for drawings and giveaways at Ash Blue, Gus Mayer and Scout & Molly’s

    • Exclusive discounts will be offered throughout the week at American Threads, FashionAble, Judith Bright, Margaret Ellis Jewelry, OBag, Rachel’s Boutique, SOCA, True Religion, Two Old Hippies and UAL

    • Please shop our other loyal NFW sponsors too - The Mall at Green Hills, Opry Mills, William Edge, Green Pea Salon and The Cosmetic Market

    Visit NashvilleFashionWeek.com to view the full Nashville Fashion Week 2017 schedule including detailed event descriptions for each of Shop Nashville's participating retailers and to purchase tickets to all of the official NFW events planned throughout the week.

    LAST CALL TO SAVE - TICKET PRICES INCREASE TOMORROW!

    Individual runway show ticket prices will increase $25 each and tickets for Thursday's "An Evening of Photography + Fashion" ticket will increase $15 on Tuesday, March 28 so get your tickets now! It's only one more week until show time!

    Nashville Fashion Week Announces Five Interactive "Learning Labs"

    Nashville Fashion Week Announces Five Interactive "Learning Labs"

     

    Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce a new focus for our 2017 educational experiences. Five separate and distinct fashion-focused “Learning Labs” will take place throughout the week of April 4-8. Nashville Fashion Week is designed to showcase the local fashion community by providing a platform to engage, learn and connect and these unique experiences were developed to do just that.

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

    Tuesday, April 4 | 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 $445). 

    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 designer/owner Mclaine Richardson and ME 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 choice of a Set of 6 with 2 Pearl Bangles or a Set of 3 with 5 Pearl Bangles during the time of this event at the Margaret Ellis studio.


    Waller Law Your Brand, Your Way and How to Protect It

    Wednesday, April 5 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville City Center, 511 Union Street, Suite 2700, Nashville 37219

    Admission: $25 Individual ticket includes lunch

    Protecting your brand is a personal and important development for any business, small or large. Waller is proud to host a Learning Lab panel with Mila Griggs (MODA Image & Brand Consulting), Christopher Lester, Lucas Leverett (Jive! - A Printworks Studio)and Kristen Johns (Attorney, Waller) to discuss this important focal point of any marketing plan for a business. Topics to be discussed will include the necessity of a personal brand story, e-mail extension of a brand, how printed materials can effectively communicate your business, and what steps can be taken to protect a brand’s integrity. Lunch provided by Waller.


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    Elizabeth Suzann Tour A Designer's Studio

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

    Location: Elizabeth Suzann | 441 Atlas Drive, 37211

    Admission: $30 Individual Ticket. 

    Peek inside the world of a local designer. Elizabeth Suzann is a young design company producing elegant, utilitarian women's clothing from its hybrid production facility and design studio. Designer and founder Liz Pape challenges traditional fashion norms and aims to return to the days of cottage industry-style manufacturing and capsule wardrobes with intentional, well-designed, and seasonless pieces.

    Elizabeth Suzann's entire line is desined and produced completely in-house - from original sketches to fulfillment. Tour the entire studio with the designers herself and get an in-depth look at one of the local fashion community's most successful companies. One lucky ticket holder will win a $250 gift card.


    Chloe Wen How To Make Money Blogging

    Saturday, April 8 | 10:00 - 11 a.m.

    Location: The Westin Hotel | 807 Clark Place, 37203

    Admission: $40 Individual Ticket. 

    Have you ever wanted to make money blogging? Local Nashville blogger Chloe Wen left college to become a successful lifestyle blogger and she's hosting a 4-tier educational event for those who wish to learn her craft. She'll walk attendees through the steps of finding your brand, perfecting your pitch, knowing your worth, and working with brands/getting paid. Inspired by passion and love for the city of Nashville, Chloe transitioned her photography business into a successful brand. Learn how you can become a successful blogger. Lite bites provided by Maneet Chauhan.

     
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    ALABAMA CHANIN Intro To Hand Sewing Workshop

    Saturday, April 8 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Location: Aurora Nashville | 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 108, 37201

    Admission: $225 Individual Ticket includes materials, instruction stories & laughter. 

    Introduction to Hand Sewing Workshop includes discussion of the physics of sewing, reverse applique, and an overview of garment construction and other Alabama Chanin techniques. This workshop is suited to beginners and experienced sewers alike. Work with the Alabama Chanin Team to create a custom DIY item. Lite bites provided by The Southern Steak & Oyster.

    NFW Learning Labs are underwritten in part by Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP and Middle Tennessee State University Textiles, Merchandising and Design.

    Tickets for each “Learning Lab” can be purchased at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. Reservations are required. 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 4-8 at unique locations throughout the city. Runway and All Access Passes as well as tickets to individual events are now available in a wide range of prices.