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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. 

Nashville Fashion Week and AMAX Talent Announce Model Search 2017

Nashville Fashion Week and AMAX Talent Announce Model Search 2017

AMAX Talent is searching for aspiring models to debut at Nashville Fashion Week 2017. Eligible male and female applicants ages 13-30 have the opportunity to meet with AMAX Talent scouts on April 1 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Macy’s 2nd Level at The Mall at Green Hills. 

The 2017 winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 5 during a Nashville Fashion Week event. The winner will receive a prize package that includes:

  • $1,000 modeling contract with AMAX Talent
  • The opportunity to meet one-on-one with top national modeling agents including IMG, Next, Elite and Ford
  • A professional photo shoot with photographer Mark DeLong

    No experience is required, but applicants must meet all of the physical and age requirements specified on amaxtalent.com. 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. 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. 2015 Model Search winner, Briggs Rudder, is currently in development and has been photographed by several notable photographers. 2014 winner, Sydney Chiyoko, signed with Next Model Management and has walked in Nashville Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week. 2014 finalists, Camryn Clark and Sarah Beth Elder, have signed with IMG Worldwide and FORD Chicago. 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. Lydia Touchton has walked the runway in every Nashville Fashion Week since she was a finalist in 2012 as well as for Monique Lhuillier, Christian Siriano and Marchesa.


    ABOUT THE NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND
    The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an endowed fund that receives proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week each year. The establishment of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund was inspired by the professional development provided by the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) through programs such as the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund ensures that Nashville Fashion Week is not just a signature high-profile event to celebrate creativity, but also an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support.

    ABOUT AMAX TALENT
    AMAX is a full service agency representing models in fashion, commercial and lifestyle, actors and children, as well as hair, make-up and wardrobe stylists. AMAX models have been featured in campaigns for CHANEL, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, FENDI, COACH and American Eagle, as well as walked the runways of Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and many more. Through an emphasis on both local and direct booking, scouting and developing local models for international placement, AMAX has quickly risen to become one of the premier agencies in the Southeast. AMAX Talent has a history of discovering and developing fashion stars such as Vogue cover girl Binx Walton, Saint Laurent muse Sarah Engelland and 2015 Sports Illustrated cover girl Hannah Davis.

    NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE'S 2016 NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND AWARD AND EMERGING DESIGNERS FOR 2017

    Nashville Fashion Week Seeks Applications for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2016's Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award and Emerging Designers for 2017

    Dates for the seventh annual Nashville Fashion Week were announced last night at Nashville Fashion Week's 2017 Launch Party at Virago. The city-wide celebration of Nashville's creative fashion and retail community will take place April 4 - 8, 2017 ending with the fourth annual Nashville Fashion Forward Gala on Saturday night. Applications for both The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 2016 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award and Nashville Fashion Week’s 2017 Emerging Designer Showcase are now being accepted through November 21, 2016.

    Nominations will also be accepted for both the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund and Emerging Designer applicants for the first time this year at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. Explain in 100 words or less why the nominee should be considered and an invitation to apply will be sent to those that qualify. 

    "The aspirational mantra ‘Nashville Fashion is more than a week’ was just that when planning for the inaugural 2011 Nashville Fashion Week began. Six years later, the attention centered on the fashion community and the connections developed as a result of this week have supported Nashville’s fashion industry in so many ways," said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation. "The entrepreneurial spirit that is found in other industries throughout this community is front and center in the fashion industry. And, Nashville Fashion Week was there first to celebrate and acknowledge its potential." 

    APPLY FOR THE NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is now seeking applicants for the 2016 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award. Professionals working in all aspects of the fashion industry from designers and photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, boutique owners and bloggers are encouraged to apply. Detailed instructions for submission are found at CFMT.org.

    Originally established in 2011, this endowed fund supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee and provides financial awards and resources for experiential professional development opportunities. Past winners include clothing designers Eric Bornhop, Julianna Bass and Lauren Leonard, accessory designer Ceri Hoover, and creative brand consultant, art director and founder of Pennyweight and ShopGoodwin.com, Elise Joseph. 

    Applications must arrive at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s office at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue by 4 p.m. CST on November 21, 2016. The award recipient is selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and will be notified in January of 2017.

    EMERGING DESIGNER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

    Nashville Fashion Week seeks emerging designers to spotlight during the 2017 event. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, quality and a broad appeal to a wide range of consumers. If chosen, the emerging designer will have the opportunity to showcase their collection during Nashville Fashion Week 2017. All emerging designers interested in showing their collections are encouraged to submit their application for review.

    The deadline to submit emerging designer applications is 11:59 p.m. CST on November 21, 2016. Emerging Designers will be notified by the end of the year and announced to the public in February at an official Nashville Fashion Week event. You can apply online at NashvilleFashionWeek.com

    Emerging Designer Criteria:

    • All emerging designers are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those that live in or have connections to Nashville and/or Middle Tennessee
    • Each collection must be original designs, debuting at Nashville Fashion Week
    • Must be available to show between April 4 - 8, 2017.

    PLEASE NOTE: Nashville Fashion Week does not charge a submission fee to apply or participate. Designers selected are responsible for their own travel and related expenses, and for transporting their collection to Nashville — as well as all costs associated with designing/creating their looks, including shoes, accessories and music for their runway show. No age restrictions or specific experience is required. However, those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission to apply. 


    ABOUT NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK
    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 through 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 volunteer event spotlighting Nashville’s growing fashion community with a sustainable focus for philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

    ABOUT THE NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND
    The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an endowed fund that receives proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week each year. The establishment of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund was inspired by the professional development provided by the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) through programs such as the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund ensures that Nashville Fashion Week is not just a signature high-profile event to celebrate creativity, but also an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support.

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 1,000 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 25 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $725 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

    Doorstep Drycleaning Will Help the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund and YOU!

    Doorstep Drycleaning has dreamed up an exciting (and easy) promotional offer that benefits the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund and you! They will make a $10 donation to the NFFF for every person that signs up for their services by November 19 AND donate a percentage of all of your future orders to the Fund as well. 

    Simply download the CLEANCLOUD app, select Doorstep Drycleaning and schedule your pick up now. You can also sign up online at www.doorstepdrycleaning.com if you prefer. Please use the promo code NFFF when setting up your account. It really is that easy to to get your clothes professionally cleaned, delivered to your door and support our local fashion community at the same time. Now is a great time to send your fall wardrobe to Doorstep Drycleaning! 

    Please email shane@doorstepdrycleaning.com with any questions regarding the service or promotion.

    Thank you!