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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

NFW Launch Party 2018

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019 LAUNCH PARTY AT OZ ARTS NASHVILLE

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Join us for the Nashville Fashion Week 2019 Launch Party on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at OZ Arts Nashville at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle. Be among the first to hear announcements about the ninth annual Nashville Fashion Week and celebrate all that is to come. Guests will enjoy two libations provided by Maison Noir Wines and Tito’s Handmade Vodka with delicious small bites from The Juice Bar.

Dates for the 2019 event will be announced with details about the 2019 Nashville Fashion Forward Gala, Emerging Designer and AMAX Model Search application process, plus a few surprises. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

All Launch Party guests are also invited to attend “Ghosted”, the OZ Arts TNT event curated by Tony Perrin, following the party at 7 p.m courtesy of OZ Arts Nashville, our NFW partner. Perrin, a Nashville-based dancer, fashion/costume designer, graphic/print designer and owner/designer of Lock and Key jewelry, will investigate the unique, process-revealing creative collaboration of what it means to be "Ghosted" through live and pre-recorded performance of music and movement created by composer Aaron Walters and choreographer David Flores; large-format photography by Anna Haas of dancers David Flores, Erin Kouwe & Perrin himself wearing his own jewelry; and a series of shadow boxes jewelry displays. Tickets for this event have a $25 value and additional TNT tickets are available for purchase at OZArtsNashville.org.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing a financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities to assist in career advancement within the fashion industry with proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week each year. Past recipients include Maria Silver, Brett Warren, Eric Adler, Ceri Hoover, Elise Joseph, Lauren Leonard and Julianna Bass.

Tickets to the NFW Launch Party are $35. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at NashvilleFashionWeek.com

The Emerging Designer Application Is Now LIVE!

APPLICATIONS FOR NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019 EMERGING DESIGNERS AND THE 2018 NASHVILLE FASHION FOWARD FUND AWARD ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE RUNWAY?


Nashville Fashion Week is on the search for emerging designers to spotlight during our April 2019 event. 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 2019. All 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 Sunday, November 25. Emerging Designers will be notified in December and announced at an official Nashville Fashion Week event early next year. 

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

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. 

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HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR THE NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND?

October 19 Application Deadline

Less than three weeks to go... Professionals working in all aspects of the fashion industry from designers and photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, retail owners and bloggers are encouraged to apply for this experiential professional development opportunity provided each year through proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week. Nashville Fashion Forward Fund applications must arrive at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's office at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue by 4:30 p.m. CST on Monday, October 19. Click below for application details. #whynfw

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DON'T FORGET! Join Us for the Fauxgerty Hat Launch This Thursday, October 4 at The Shay

You've seen them on the Nashville Fashion Week runway, now Fauxgerty is launching handmade hats in the city where they're crafted. Come view their newest collection, chat with founder, Chrissy Fogerty and the Fauxgerty team and meet Nashville hatmaker Fanny & June, collaborator of their new hats. 10% percentage of all sales will benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeWhile you mix, mingle and shop, enjoy bites from Pastaria with sips from Sump CoffeeTito's Handmade Vodka, wine and more. Please confirm your attendance at rsvp@fauxgerty.com by Wednesday, October 3. We hope to see you there!

Feast on Fashion

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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:

        - Experience Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier on Tuesday April 3

        - Eleventy pop-up presented by Oak Hall Nashville on Wednesday, April 4

        - 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

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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 CateringMaison 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 KitchenJuice BarPostmates 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.

2ND ANNUAL NFW BLOGGER BRUNCH

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Brunch and network with your favorite local influencers at the second Nashville Fashion Week Blogger Brunch on February 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. while enjoying an incredible view of downtown Nashville from L.A. Jackson at the Thompson Nashville. It's the perfect spot to make new friends, nibble brunch bites and plot your plans for Nashville Fashion Week.

Meet and shop the sneak peek Pop Up of designer | 2017 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient Black by Maria Silver's new collection before it hits the NFW runway in April.

Enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar from Tito's Handmade Vodka, a Braid and Beard Bar from Scouts Barbershop, the Nashville Smile Bar photo booth and a live feed from i106.7. Walk away with a bag full of goodies and a chance to win a prize from Regions Bank

A limited number of tickets are now on sale for $30. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Hosts:
Alicia Searcy | Spashionista
Ashley McClellan Houston | Nashville Wifestyles  
Brooke Webb | KB Styled 
Cara Valentine | In the Red
Emmanuel LeGrair | EJLeGrair 
Emily Bache & Abigail Breslin | The Wanderlust Girls
Jami-Lyn Fehr | Jamilyn.co 
Jasmine Sweet | Jasmine Sweet 
Melissa Watkins | Fabglance 
Polly Patel | FLIKISS 
Senni Alina and Olivia Rose | Alina & Rose