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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. 

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!

Fern Mallis & The 2019 Learning Labs

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES FERN MALLIS WILL BE BACK AND 2019 LEARNING LABs

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Nashville Fashion Week is thrilled to have our friend and mentor Fern Mallis back with us for the fifth year. Fern will join us on April 1 and 2 to moderate Nashville's first fashion focused Sustainable Summit, meet with our local designers and attend opening night of Nashville Fashion Week 2019 at OZ Arts Nashville. Detailed information about the Sustainable Summit will be announced next week.

“I’m so excited to be coming back to NFW…there is so much talent in this amazing city, and the NFW team is so organized and professional and on top of everything!” - Fern Mallis

Fern Mallis, hailed as the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week, has been called an industry titan, doyenne, and The Godmother of Fashion. As the creator and host of premiere conversation series Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y, Mallis assembled an incredible roster of guests for her now signature in-depth interviews, including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Diane von Fürstenberg, Polly Mellen, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, André Leon Talley, Bruce Weber, Bill Cunningham, Valentino, Leonard A. Lauder, Tim Gunn, Victoria Beckham, Rosita and Angela Missoni, Alexander Wang, and Christian Louboutin. 

Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce our Learning Labs schedule for 2019! Nashville Fashion Week was 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. This year you can discuss the ins and outs of digital marketing at Emma; create your own silver stack rings at Margaret Ellis Jewelry; learn the latest makeup techniques at The Cosmetic Market; and get the inside scoop on agency representation for models, actors, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists from the experts at AMAX Talent over lunch at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Please make your plans early to attend one or more of these special events. Space is limited so register to secure your spot now at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

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MARKETING: Digital Marketing Without Losing Your Mind 
Led by Kaitlin Wernet, Content Specialist & Co-Author of The Book of Comforts

Saturday, April 6 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Location: The Bistro at Emma | 11 Lea Avenue, 37210 (follow signs to The Bistro)

Admission: FREE, Individual ticket, includes coffee, donuts and fruit

Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or just getting started, it’s easy to feel like no matter how hard you work, it’s not enough. In this presentation, Kaitlin Wernet, Emma Content Expert, Co-Author of The Book of Comforts, and all-around awesome human, will discuss how to stop staring at a blank screen and start creating your best work, all without losing your mind.

This athleisure approved session will kick off with caffeine and snacks and leave time at the end to brainstorm challenges in small groups to help you impact change on your own terms. 

“For almost a decade Nashville Fashion Week has been a moment that has brought luminaries from across the city together, and since the beginning Emma has been proud to support this event and power connections between NFW and its attendees.” - Akerho Oghoghomeh, VP of Marketing, Small to Medium Enterprise

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CREATE: Margaret Ellis Jewelry Intro to Metalsmithing - Make Your Own Set of Silver Stack Rings

Wednesday, April 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: ME Studio | 2809 Bransford Avenue, 37204

Admission: $250 Individual Ticket, includes instruction, materials and your own personal set of three Silver Stack Rings (retail value $300). 

Learn to make your very own set of classic ME Silver Stack Rings with the assistance from one of Nashville's most respected local businesses. Margaret Ellis Jewelry utilizes strong shapes and textures to bring new relevance to classic handcrafted designs. Precious metals, individually select pearls and stones form modern and timeless works of art designed to be worn for years to come. ME owner/designer Mclaine Richardson and master metalsmiths will help you find your inner creativity and inspiration through the art of jewelry design. Ticket price includes admission and all materials needed to create your Set of Three Stack Rings with your choice of textures at the ME Studio in Berry Hill. Limited class size for one-on-one instruction.

"Margaret Ellis Jewelry is excited to host our third Intro to Metalsmithing Learning Lab to support the Nashvile Fashion Forward Fund with a new project this year. NFW Learning Labs are a great way to meet interesting people and learn something new while supporting our local fashion community."  - Mclaine Richardson, Owner/Designer

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BEAUTY: Makeup - Behind The Runway

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Cosmetic Market | 4015 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 107, 37215

Admission: $45 Individual Ticket, includes light bites and refreshments.

Be runway ready every day,  two-hour season, learn how to achieve the makeup looks, you would love to wear but are not sure how to achieve. Expert makeup artists from The Cosmetic Market, will work one on one with you and teach how to perfect our tried and true runway techniques to help make you runway ready every day. Learn how to perfect your complexion, contour, highlight, and more…Light bites, coffee and other refreshments will be provided.

"The Cosmetic Market has been involved backstage with Nashville Fashion Week since day one. We love working together with local designers to complete their vision from day one.  Being a local business as well, participating in a week that showcases the growing Nashville fashion industry so much talent. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our creative skills and give everyone an inside look behind the scenes."  - Mary Kathryn Hudson, Regional Sales Manager

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BUSINESS: Feast on Fashion with AMAX Talent presented by Fleming's 
How to Land An Agent: Get Signed as a Model, Talent, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair or Makeup Artist

Saturday, April 6 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 2525 West End Avenue, 37203

Admission: $30 Individual ticket, includes a 3-course lunch

Lunch and learn with all five AMAX Talent agents, the Nashville agency representing fashion commercial and lifestyle models, as well as actors, hair and make up artists and wardrobe stylists. Learn from these agents’ combined 60+ years of experience in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. Topics will include what agents look for in new talent, how they strategize, put together portfolios and match their talents with the right clients. 

AMAX owner and director Cherylann Stephens has been in the business since 1984. After positions as director at Next and Wilhelmina in Los Angeles, she opened AMAX’s parent company, Maximum Artist Creative Services, in 2005 to fill the need for an artists agency in the Nashville market. In 2009 MACS acquired AMAX, a well known Nashville Modeling agency founded in 1989 and has built the company to the industry leader that it is today. 

Ginny Edwards Maxwell joined AMAX in 2012 and has been a scout and mother agent for over 20 years. Ginny is in charge of scouting and developing models, placement with international agencies, and overall career management of the high fashion talent who have gone on to front the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated and star in campaigns for Chanel,  Levi’s, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Gap and countless others. 

Kayla Borg, the primary booker for models and talent; Bria Stone, the booker for the artist/creative division, which includes hair, makeup, styling, props, and manicurists; and Becca Chaney, the junior booker for models and talent will also share their industry pointers.

You'll have many delicious lunch options to choose from at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Starters: Tuna Tartare, Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or Vegan Heirloom Tomato Tart. Main course: Miso Glazed Seabass, Stout Braised Beef Short Ribs or California Power Lunch as the vegan option. Dessert: Tenneseee Orchard Roll or a Sparkling Berry Bowl.

Fleming’s is located on West End Avenue, across from Centennial Park and in front of Vanderbilt Stadium. Whether you’re celebrating, dining with business clients or want a night out with friends, they have created the perfect ambiance with a menu filled with your favorites and a local chef’s table that changes with the season, or whenever they feel inspired by the ingredients.


Tickets for each Learning Lab can be purchased at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. Space is limited and reservations are required, even for free events. 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 will be held April 2-6 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. Tickets to individual events are available in a wide range of prices at NashvilleFashionWeek.com. 

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 Men's Style Event at the New Dream Nashville Hotel

Nashville Fashion Week to Host Second
Men’s Style Event at the New Dream Nashville Hotel

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Last year Nashville Fashion Week premiered a new Men's Style Event to enthusiastic stylish attendees and we expect even more from year two! The 2nd Nashville Fashion Week Men’s Style Event, presented by Jameson Black Barrel, will take place in the Parlour Bar at the new Dream Nashville Hotel on March 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Co-hosts Brian Barry, publisher of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and Emmanuel LeGrair, founder of The Commonwealth will welcome guests to a stylish evening filled with R & B by soul artist Bentley Caldwell, hot shaves and other services from Scout’s Barbershop, a gift card from Macy’s, delicious bites from Dream and one signature cocktail from Jameson Black Barrel with a cash bar available after that. Levy’s Clothier, recognized by Esquire's Best of Class Gold Standard Men's Specialty Store, and NFW alum designer Eric Adler, who is also our 2015 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient, will host on-site pop-up style presentations for the ultimate shopping experience. Mercedes-Benz Collection will also be on site to share more about their premium monthly subscription service and an exclusive NFW offer (see below for details). A limited number of tickets are available for $30 each at NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

“Scout's Barbershop is excited to be a part of the full sensory experience of Nashville Fashion Week's Men's Event where we'll be offering free neck shaves, beard trims, styles and pomade bar.” - Brooke Allison, Scout’s Barbershop

"Once again, Levy’s is proud to participate in Nashville Fashion Week. We are excited to present the fashion forward designs by the iconic brand Hudson Jeans at the Men's Style Event this year. Levy’s has a lot in common with Hudson. At 164 years, Levy’s is youthful in its mindset and modern in its execution.  We are both about pushing boundaries in our field and we both have the desire and work ethic of being the best in our respective industries."  - David Levy, President of Levy's Clothier of Men and Women

“As always we are thrilled to be a part of Nashville Fashion Week, but we are especially excited to participate this year since the theme of NFW is “BOLD". To be included among such a talented group of designers and fashion influencers is quite an honor.” - Eric Adler Bornhop, Eric Adler Clothing


Mercedes-Benz Collection is the
Presenting Sponsor of the Official NFW VIP Experience

Nashville Fashion Week is thrilled to announce Mercedes-Benz Collection as the presenting sponsor of Nashville Fashion Week's VIP EXPERIENCE!

Mercedes-Benz Collection is a premium subscription service that gives you access to multiple Mercedes-Benz vehicles per month. To learn more and for plan information, pricing and contract terms, visit collection.mbusa.com. For a limited time, friends of Nashville Fashion Week can receive 50% off (value $247.50) the activation fee by entering the promo code ‘NFW2019’ into the Mercedes-Benz Collection app. Offer expires May 31, 2019. 

The ninth annual Nashville Fashion Week will be held April 2-6 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. The VIP EXPERIENCE is available to all Runway and All Access Pass holders. Tickets to all Nashville Fashion Week events are now available at NashvilleFashionWeek.comAll proceeds benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.