AMANDA VALENTINE | Valentine Valentine
Amanda Valentine | Nashville, TN
2011 | 2012 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Amanda Valentine is a women's ready-to-wear collection created by designer and stylist Amanda Valentine. Amanda competed on Project Runway (Seasons 11 and 13) and has been voted "Nashville's Best Fashion Designer" by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last four years.
While creating collections, Amanda styles wardrobe for numerous rock bands including Twenty One Pilots and infuses her women’s line with edge - and always ease. Bold prints, dramatic color blocking and exaggerated silhouettes make an appearance each collection.
Maria (Poni) Silver | Nashville, TN
2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2018
Designer Maria Silver graduated from F.I.T. (NYC) in women's contemporary clothing and costume design. After working on Broadway, also in NYC and LA as a design assistant, and touring the world drumming for cult rock band The Ettes, she founded her fashion line, Black By Maria Silver, in 2011. BBMS has been featured in Nylon, Bust, Refinery 29, StyleBlueprint, Elle, and others. More recently, Silver designed for the critically acclaimed Nashville Ballet production 7 Deadly Sins, and in 2017, opened her first BBMS storefront in East Nashville.
Brooke S. Hagaman | Nashville, TN
Nashville native, Brooke Hagaman, launched the Bone Feather leather collection in December 2011. Each piece is handcrafted in Nashville and uses 100 percent natural leather, solid brass hardware, hand-carved buffalo bone feathers and 100 percent cotton lining. Each bag incorporates the natural raw edge of the leather hide making every product one of a kind.
Michael Magnone | Netherlands
presented by Levy's
In 2006, two childhood friends sought to subvert current fashion trends by designing a new kind of shirt. Today, Circle of Gentlemen has evolved into a full men's collection. Focused on offering the best in quality and design, the Dutch brand is motivated to change the "appearance of the street view" though the use of Italian fabrics and exclusive patterns.
Eric A Bornhop | Nashville, TN
2014 | 2015
Eric Bornhop began his fashion career apprenticing under legendary designer/tailor Manuel in 2012. Inspired by everything beautiful, Eric launches his menswear line “Eric Adler” in NFW 2014, which mixes muted traditional styles with loud adornment for a wildly alluring combination.
European inspired and Nashville cultivated, Eric Adler is a menswear designer grown from the idea that style is for the everyday. Always tastefully bold, Eric Adler presents a collection of fine men’s garments suited for the Tastemaker.
Anna Zeitlin | Nashville, TN
Each Fanny & June hat is made by hand by Anna Zeitlin in Nashville using traditional couture millinery techniques down to the smallest detail. Silk flowers adorning the hats are crafted petal by petal. Fanny & June works in a variety of styles and materials including straw, silk, sanity and felt.
Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, IL
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
The LAGI NADEAU collection blends high-end sophistication with feminine styling. This distinct style is emphasized by the designer's use of luxurious fabrications mixed with interesting detailing. Nadeau creates high quality, authentic pieces made in the USA, for women who have a strong sense of self and style.
Mclaine Richardson | Nashville, TN
Margaret Ellis Jewelry utilizes strong shapes and textures to bring new relevance to classic designs. Precious metals handcrafted using traditional metalsmith techniques form modern and timeless works of art designed to be worn for years to come. Margaret Ellis Jewelry has been owned and designed by Mclaine Richardson since January 2013, following Margaret's retirement from the brand she founded in 1983.
Megan Huntz | Atlanta, GA
2015 | 2016
Megan Huntz is an American fashion designer based in Atlanta. She founded her slow-fashion collection, Megan Huntz Dresses, in 2010, after spending nearly a decade in Italy and Spain, designing for companies such as Spazio Lazzari of Treviso and the MaxMara group.
Huntz graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Industrial Design and studied fashion at Domus Academy in Milan.
Leslie Stephens | Nashville, TN
2015 | 2018
Nashville based and produced clothing line Ola Mai is designed by Leslie Stephens, a Nashville native who strives to support a positive body image for women with quality garments known for their unique elegance. Stephens’ designs are driven by the desire to allow every woman to express herself. The line takes its name from Stephens’ great-grandmother, Ola Mai.
Ashley Balding | Nashville, TN
2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
Ona Rex is the creative endeavor of designer Ashley Balding. It was formed in 2014 with an aim to bring women’s wear to Nashville that is unique, bold, and luxurious. Each piece of the collection is crafted in house with extreme care and attention to detail – whether it’s using custom hand woven textiles, or artfully sculpted accessories. Ona Rex holds its tradition of uniqueness to the highest regard.
Dana & Phillip Nappi | Nashville, TN
In 1904, Peter Nappi emigrated from southern Italy to the United States, bringing with him a family tradition in shoemaking dating back more than a century. His attention to detail and dedication to both his craft and family inspired his American grandson Phillip Nappi to revive his legacy in 2009, officially establishing the Peter Nappi Brand and opening its flagship showroom and store in Nashville.
Truly Alvarenga | Pink Elephants
Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, TN
2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
Truly Alvarenga is known primarily for her one-of-a-kind Couture Garments, wielding an aesthetic that is unique, uncluttered and refined in its shaping. Her collections attract admirers through meticulous attention to craftsmanship and the florid stories behind their creation and presentation.
Alfredo Bove | London, UK
presented by Any Old Iron
Established in the UK in the early 90’s, Religion firmly rooted itself in early club culture. This was a time when music was chemically inspired and beliefs were publicly expressed on statement tees. Initially developed as a niche t-shirt range, Religion’s blend of anarchic graphics and commercial attributes has pushed the brand to the front of the fashion and media spotlight.
Erin Proctor Herb | Nashville, TN
Erin Proctor Herb’s interior design background and admiration of Alexander Calder’s sculptural works led her to design contemporary architectural jewelry. She focuses on creating an almost weightless feel to her pieces by engineering a modern structure consisting of a series of hand formed 14K gold-filled wire elements. Semiprecious stones are strategically incorporated to balance a dash of luxury with the architectural structure.
Brooke Seraphine | Nashville, TN
Brooke Seraphine started her modern and timeless line in Nashville in the Fall of 2012. The line features uniquely gorgeous jewelry crafted from raw stone sources throughout the world, including her signature element - glittering Peruvian pyrite. Her pieces can be found in the collections of A-list celebrities including Kristin Bell and Gwyneth Paltrow and in top boutiques around the country.
Allison Volek Shelton | Nashville, TN
Founded in 2011 by Allison Volek Shelton, Shutters & Shuttles is a Nashville based textile operation creating hand woven and dyed fabric for apparel as well as a line of accessories and one of a kind household items. Every piece is woven in-house on floor looms and from all natural fibers.
Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang | New York, NY
presented by Jamie Nashville
The Timo Weiland Collection reflects Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang’s personal aesthetic sensibilities and a broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing. The designers won the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund award in January 2014 and took part in the 2012 and 2013 CFDA Incubator.
Van Hoang Designs
Van Hoang | Nashville, TN
Van is a Knoxville native, coffee enthusiast and shoe addict. Her influences include modern architecture, handcrafted details and contrasting elements. She is also passionate about sustainable design and processes that encourage mindful consumerism. This means that each garment is made with care and intended to last as well as contribute to a larger story about the world around us.
Headshots and bios were provided by designers in the year that they last showed. Runway photographs were provided by our Official Nashville Fashion Week Photographers - Doub Barry, Abigail Bobo, Taylor Christian Jones, Dustin Lewis, Ryan Mclemore, Alaina K. Mullin, Gerry Navarrete and Eric Winton.