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Applications for the 2019 NFFF & NFW 2020 Designers Are Now Accepted

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND & 

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2020 DESIGNERS ARE NOW ACCEPTED

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YOU COULD BE NEXT!

Nashville Fashion Week invites you to submit your application for the 2019 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund award to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee now through October 15. Professionals working in all aspects of the fashion industry from designers and photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, retail owners and content creatorsare encouraged to apply for this experiential professional development opportunity provided each year through proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week. Detailed instructions for application submission can be found at NashvilleFashionWeek.com with bios on our previous recipients. The 2019 recipient will be announced at the 10th Annual Nashville Fashion Week Launch Party in November. #whyNFW

Applications must arrive at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's office at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue by 4:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, October 15, 2019. The award recipient is selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


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ARE YOU READY FOR THE RUNWAY?

Nashville Fashion Week is on the search for designers to spotlight during our 10th Anniversary events. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, quality and a broad appeal to a wide range of consumers. Select designers will have the opportunity to showcase their collection during Nashville Fashion Week 2020. All designers interested in showing their collections are encouraged to submit their application for review.

The deadline to submit designer applications is 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, October 15. All applicants will be notified in December and the lineup announced at an official Nashville Fashion Week event early next year. 

Designer Criteria:

  • All designers, whether you have previously shown at NFW or not, 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


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.

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

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. 

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!

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