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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. 

Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Influencer Brunch

Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Influencer Brunch at
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at The Fairline Hotel 

Wear PINK for a chance to win a Nashville Fashion Week
opening night prize package from Beefeater London Pink Gin

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Brunch and network with our media partner Nashville Lifestyle, EMMA, influencers Nicholas Salvas (@NashvilleStyleGuy), Jasmine Sweet (@Jasmine Katrina) and other local favorites at the third Nashville Fashion Week Influencer Brunch on March 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at the Fairline Hotel, 401 Union Street. The Fairlane Hotel is a retro-modern hub that bustles with contagious energy and creative spirit, making it also the perfect fit as our Official NFW Hotel Partner of 2019. Book your special $305 Nashville Fashion Week rate at the Fairline Hotel HERE now with code "NFW".

“Nashville Fashion Week is an important showcase of our great city’s talent and potential. Style and design are integral factors in Nashville’s evolution, and the Fairlane Hotel is honored to be the Official Hotel Partner for this dynamic series.” – Graham Harlin, Director of Sales, Fairlane Hotel

The Influencer Brunch is the ideal occasion to meet new friends and plot your plans for Nashville Fashion Week 2019Wear pink for a chance to win two front row seats to opening night of Nashville Fashion Week, plus a prize package compliments of Beefeater London. Guests will enjoy one drink from Beefeater London Pink Gin, lite bites from Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill, goodies from Macy’s, and a photo booth experience to capture the fun.

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.


PERJAS MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 TO BENEFIT 

THE NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND

"Spacecowgirl" On Sale Friday, February 15

PERJUS Issue 12 “Spacecowgirl” is dedicated to and features our dear friend and AMAX Talent model Lydia Touchton. This special edition issue will feature poetry and photographs from a variety of talented writers and photographers from across the globe, including long time Nashville Fashion Week back of house photographer Joule Seventeen, 2016 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient/fashion photographer Brett Warren and the cover image by AMAX Talent model Briggs Rudder. $5 of each issue sold will be donated to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee from PERJUS in Lydia's honor. Order your limited edition copy HERE this Friday, February 15. Rest in peace sweet girl.


VOLUNTEER, OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND MEDIA APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 1!

Applications Available Under CONTACT and MEDIA

NFW Kickoff Party 2019

UNION STATION HOTEL TO HOST NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK 2019 KICKOFF PARTY ON FEBRUARY 5 

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Happy New Year! Join us for the Nashville Fashion Week 2019 Kickoff Party on Tuesday, February 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Union Station Hotel for the first of many big announcements to come. Guests will enjoy two drink tickets courtesy of Maison Noir Wines with delicious light bites provided by our host.

Formerly a bustling 19th-century train station, Union Station now stands as a beacon of the new and nostalgic Nashville. Enjoy a unique experience in a setting that is infused with all the heart of classic Nashville and the soul of modern-day Music City.

We will announce the runway lineup, introduce our designers, AMAX + NFW Model Search finalists, confirmed sponsors and community partners, and share other exciting details about NFW 2019. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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. Van Hoang  was selected as the 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Recipient in November from the largest and most varied application pool to date. Past NFFF recipients include Maria Silver, Brett Warren, Eric Bornhop, Ceri Hoover, Elise Joseph, Lauren Leonard and Julianna Bass.

Nashville Fashion Week 2019 will take place April 2-6 in collaboration with OZ Arts Nashville. Four nights of runway shows will be followed by the 5th Annual Fashion Forward Gala and Awards honoring Andrew Clancey, Margaret Ellis, Claudia Fowler, Margo Price, Linda Roberts, Sofie Rovenstine and Olia Zavozina. Early bird tickets are on sale now at $200 per person with tables of 10 for $2,500 through January 31. Individual tickets will be $250 starting February 1.

Tickets to the Nashville Fashion Week Kickoff Party are $30A limited number of tickets are on sale now. Don't miss out!

And the 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Recipient is...

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES THE 2018 NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND RECIPIENT AND 2019 PARTNERSHIP WITH OZ ARTS NASHVILLE

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Thank you to all that joined us for our 2019 Nashville Fashion Week Launch Party last night at OZ Arts Nashville! We were excited to announce our 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient with plans for our 2019 city-wide celebration of Nashville's thriving fashion and retail community to an enthusiastic and sold-out crowd.

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MEET THE EIGHTH ANNUAL NASHVILLE FASHION FORWARD FUND RECIPIENT

We are proud to announce fashion designer Van Hoang as our 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient. A selection committee from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee selected Hoang from a diverse group of experienced fashion industry applicants.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennesseee is an endowed fund that supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing an annual financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field based on pre-established criteria.

“I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of this years Nashville Fashion Forward Fund," said Hoang. "This award will enable me to attend the Copenhagen Fashion Summit which is a global conference about sustainability in fashion and this opportunity will allow me to learn from top leaders in the field. I hope to bring this knowledge back to Nashville and turn ideas into action.”

Van Hoang is a designer based in Nashville, TN. She has a B.F.A. in Fashion Design & Merchandising from O’More College of Design as well as an M.A. in Design for Sustainability from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her aesthetic is modern yet timeless, versatile, and functional. She is interested in the intersection of sustainability, fashion, and technology and how those fields can work together to innovate solutions and break down barriers to create a more sustainable fashion system. Hoang's mission is to offer an alternative to fast fashion that many have become accustomed to. In the past she created one-of-a-kind gowns with intricate craftsmanship and couture techniques. However, she recently launched her namesake high-end ready-to-wear line that is handmade in Nashville and hopes to build a company with sustainability, quality, and community as it’s core values. Hoang showed on the Nashville Fashion Week runway in 2015.

“Talent and commitment was seen in every one of the 18 applications this year and our committee was thrilled to read the record number of applications and be introduced to so many creative voices in our community" said Amy Fair, Vice President, Donor Services at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. "In the end, it was Van’s incredible presentation and vision for how the experience of traveling to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit would enhance her commitment to sustainable fashion and allow her to begin to build an international network of like-minded individuals interested in the intersection of fashion, sustainability, and technology.”

The establishment of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund in 2010 by the co-founders of Nashville Fashion Week 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 is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee that is funded with charitable donations and proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week. 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 of our community.

Previous Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipients include apparel designers Maria Silver, Eric Bornhop, Julianna Bass and Lauren Leonard Phelps; fashion photographer Brett Warren; accessory designer Ceri Hoover, and Elise Joseph, founder of Goodwin.

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Nashville Fashion Week will take place April 2-6, 2019 in collaboration with our strategic partner OZ Arts Nashville. The fifth annual Nashville Fashion Forward Gala will also take place at OZ Arts on January 19

“We are so thrilled to have OZ Arts Nashville as our strategic partner and our home for all of our runway shows again this year,” said Nashville Fashion Week co-founders/managing partners Connie Cathcart-Richardson and Marcia Masulla“OZ Arts has been a long time friend and supporter of NFW and together we will continue to take Nashville Fashion Week and our creative community to the next level.” 

“OZ Arts is proud of its ongoing partnership with Nashville Fashion Week,” said OZ Arts President and CEO Tim Ozgener. “I believe fashion is one of Nashville’s most dynamic creative industries. Helping showcase this industry and its designers while supporting the growth of Nashville’s creative class just makes sense for us at OZ Arts Nashville.”

Cathcart-Richardson and Masulla are excited to showcase the accompishments of Nashville's established designers as well as new emerging designers found through the NFW application process on the runway at OZ.

“Our mission from day one has been to educate local and national audiences about Nashville’s thriving fashion industry. Nashville Fashion Week and the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund have helped raise awareness of Nashville’s vast creative talent by showcasing over 130 designers and hundreds of local businesses with an investment of over $1 million in the local fashion community over the past eight years," Cathcart-Richardson and Masulla said. "We look forward to fostering Nashville’s fashion-forward and entrepreneurial talent for many years to come with this volunteer led and run event.”

Nashville Fashion Week was founded in 2010 as an all-volunteer led and run event spotlighting Nashville’s growing fashion community with a sustainable focus of philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Nashville Fashion Week features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week to encourage both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces through promotions, partnerships and educational workshops.

Tickets to the Nashville Fashion Forward Gala will go on sale November 26 at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

ONLY 10 MORE DAYS FOR DESIGNERS TO APPLY TO SHOW AT NFW '19

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WHO'S NEXT? APPLY NOW FOR AMAX + NFW MODEL SEARCH 2019 

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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