Nashville Fashion Forward Award
The Nashville Fashion Forward Gala is designed to celebrate and support the resolute, entrepreneurial spirit of the Nashville fashion community each year. The Nashville Fashion Forward Awards were added in 2015 to recognize industry leaders that make a significant impact within our local fashion community each year.
The 2019 Nashville Fashion Forward Gala will be held on January 19, 2019, rather than closing out Nashville Fashion Week as it has been in the past, to put the spotlight on the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. This endowed fund was established in 2010 to support 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. Please join us for this important fundraiser that will impact our community for years to come.
The Style Icon Award
We all know them when we see them. These strong individuals have a unique and timeless style and they own it. Their influence is evident in all that they do and they are held in high regard by all for their contributions throughout our community.
Sandra Lipman | 2017
Nashville Philanthropist | Fashion Maven
Holly Williams | 2016
Singer-Songwriter |H. Audrey |White's Mercantile |The Afternoon Off
Clare Armistead | 2015
The Rising Star Award
These are the people to watch. They have hit their stride and are making a name for themselves along the way.
The Face of Fashion Award
These beautiful people seem to be everywhere. We love to say that we knew them when.
The Point of View Award
These people know who they are and articulate it boldly through their fashion-related work. Standards are raised because of their influence within the industry.
Fashion Retailer of the Year
A committee of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund executive team and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee selects this recipient from self-nominated applications based on established criteria focused on their impact on the local fashion community and support of Nashville Fashion Week.
Stacey Rhodes | 2015
Stacey Rhodes Boutique