FEAST ON FASHION
The countdown has commenced and everything about Nashville Fashion Week 2018 is ELEVATED! Join us Tuesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 7 at OZ Arts Nashville for a style-filled week. Opening night features the crowd favorite Nashville Designer Showcase, followed by the Ready-to-Wear Runway Show on Wednesday, Emerging Designer on Friday and the Finale Runway Show on Saturday night. The new ELEVATED VIP experience, a musical performance and premium food and drink for both guests and crew insure that everyone will experience the best of fashion, food and entertainment during the five-day event produced in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville.
“We are delighted to be partnering with some of the city’s most beloved brands to create a luxe and memorable experience for our guests,” said Nashville Fashion Week managing partners/co-founders Connie Cathcart-Richardson and Marcia Masulla. “Guests that purchase the ELEVATED Access Pass will not only be guaranteed premium seats and an elevated experience, but they will also be supporting our fashion community in a big way. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.”
The Nashville Fashion Week All-Access Pass has been upgraded to the ELEVATED Access Pass this year. Patrons will enjoy an engaging experience in a designated area hosted by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and Bon Vivant with stylish touches from CORT Furniture and FLWR Shop. The $350 ELEVATED Access Pass includes:
- Priority access and entry
- Valet Parking
- Preferred seating for all four nights of runway shows at OZ Arts Nashville
- Concierge Services
- Pre-show "open" cocktail reception featuring Maison Noir Wines and signatures drinks made by Bar Alliance Nashville with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Corsair Artisan Gin.
- Delicious light bites courtesy of G Catering
- Two drink tickets for use during shows
- Nashville Smile Bar VIP PhotoBooth
- Special nightly events including:
- Experience Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier on Tuesday April 3
- Art Installation presented by OZ Arts Nashville of OZ Arts founder and artist, Cano Ozgener’s, work with a special commemorative
gift on Saturday, April 7
- All Nashville Fashion Week ticket holders also receive FREE admission to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from April 2-14 featuring the Nick Cave: Feat exhibit with proof of purchase.
KICK OFF THE WEEK WITH ESCONDIDO
Escondido will be our musical guest during the Nashville Designer Showcase on opening night, Tuesday, April 3. Jessica Maros and Tyler James, both long time Nashville songwriters, recorded their debut album in a single day and released it in 2013 to critical acclaim. The duo's David Lynch approved sound became the soundtrack to multiple films & TV shows including HBO's Girls and led to appearances on TBS’s CONAN and ABC’s Nashville. The band has toured with the likes of Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, and The Staves, and recently completed their third album with producer Rob Schnapf, known for his work with Elliott Smith, Kurl Vile, and Beck.
“We couldn’t be more excited to wrap our national tour at Nashville Fashion Week this year,” said Escondido artists Jessica Maros and Tyler James. “It has been inspiring to watch the community here grow and thrive over the last decade, and we can't wait to see all the talented designers' hard work on the runway. We are also looking forward to sharing some songs off our new album Warning Bells on opening night."
All guests will have the opportunity to enjoy NFW's curated hospitality progam that includes G Catering, Maison Noir Wines and signature drinks made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka by Bar Alliance Nashville. Nashville Fashion Week designers, models, crew and volunteers will be fueled by catering courtesy of Vui's Kitchen, Juice Bar, Postmates and coffee from local roaster Red Bicycle.
“G’s Catering is very excited to be a sponsor and partner for these wonderful events for the Nashville Fashion Week,” said Guy Haskins, owner of G Catering. “We are eager to showcase our creativity to Nashville’s fashion industry.”
All tickets, including the ELEVATED Access Pass, are available for purchase at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. Ticket proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. For more information about the ELEVATED VIP experience, designers, sponsors, and all other details, visit NashvilleFashionWeek.com.