AMANDA VALENTINE | Valentine Valentine
Amanda Valentine | Nashville, TN
2011 | 2012 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Amanda Valentine is an eponymously named collection designed and made in Nashville, TN. Known for color blocked maxi dresses, bold ready to wear and vibrant one of a kind fabrics, Valentine has been voted Nashville's Favorite Fashion Designer by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last 5 years. Amanda has been seen on Project Runway Season 11, 13, a guest on Project Runway juniors, and even had a role on the hit show, Nashville.
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.
Andrew Gallivan | Nashville, Tennessee & Brooklyn, New York
Andrew Gallivan is a clothing brand based in Nashville and Brooklyn, and provides women’s ready-to-wear and custom garments for men and women. Andrew Gallivan produces American made clothing of quality materials, including recycled and deadstock fabrics to reduce carbon footprint. The ready to wear line is a rejection of “fast fashion” and offers women affordable, versatile, and fashion forward garments that last multiple seasons.
Andrew Clancey | Nashville, Tennessee
2016 | 2017
Any Old Iron was born 7 years ago in New York as the U.S.'s first' multi-brand British Mens boutique. Since its move to Nashville 3 years ago, owner and designer Andrew Clancey launched his premier collection at Nashville Fashion Week 2016. His Rock n Roll tailoring with a twist has been featured on notable artists like Kesha, Cheap Trick, Marren Morris and Martina McBride, to name a few.
Cavanagh Baker | Nashville, Tennessee
Luxury, drama and glamour are the hallmarks of Cavanagh Baker, a contemporary womenswear company based in Nashville. Namesake designer Cavanagh Baker has an eye for bold but classic silhouettes rendered in unique, sophisticated fabrics — everyday wear for women who still practice the fine art of dressing. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a 2014 graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Cavanagh offers seasonal ready-to-wear collections and custom design services from her studio in historic Cummins Station.
Chrissy Fogerty | St. Louis, Missouri & Los Angeles, California
Founded in 2013 by designer Chrissy Fogerty, Fauxgerty is a collection of cruelty-free womenswear focused on sustainability through recycled elements and ethical production. We create our mindful garments in Saint Louis and Los Angeles using pre-loved vintage fabrics and innovative faux leathers and suedes. Meet The Better “Leather”.
Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, IL
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
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.
Caitlin Stolley | Nashville, Tennessee
Lily Guilder Design creates detailed timeless styles that can be integrated into outfits every season. Attention to the balance between sharp tailoring and comfort in motion are vital considerations for each piece made for anyone who wishes to channel their inner Rockstar/ Glamour Queen/ Superhero/ Dapper/ Iconoclastic self. The brand is the brainchild of Caitlin Stolley borne from years of gypsy living around the world at festivals and on rock’n’roll tour. You are beautiful… slip into something more fabulous!
Emily Swinson | Nashville, Tennessee
Madness Is, established in 2007, is an independent fashion brand handmade in Nashville, TN. From structured basics to draped knitwear to vegan leather goods, Madness Is channels dark imagery with minimal design for men and women. With each collection, Madness Is strives to bring out the inner darkness in individuals through wearable design, as there can be no light without the dark. Madness Is is designed by Emily Swinson.
Michael Drummond | St. Louis, Missouri
2016 | 2017
Project Runway veteran (season eight) whose client list includes actress Tika Sumpter, New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis, and supermodel/TV host Heidi Klum. His work has been showcased alongside Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, and Iris van Herpen in the highly recognized "A Queen Within" at the World Chess Hall of Fame. His work has also been showcased in the Missouri History Museum. Drummond has worked as a costume designer for operas, dances, and theatrical productions in the USA, United Arab Emirates, and Germany.
Margaret Roberts | Nashville, Tennessee
After studying at Academy of Couture Art in Los Angeles, Nashville native Margaret Roberts teamed up with creative designer Iliana de Boisblanc and brand consultant Ravid Levy to develop MINXX — a divine collection of leggings. MINXX launched in September 2015 with a unique fabric wicking treatment that offers body temperature control and antimicrobial protection. This performance fabric combines durability of extreme sportswear with stylishness of the runway to create the ultimate leggings: sophisticated, functional, and flattering.
Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González | St. Louis, Missouri
Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González | Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. With sixteen years in the fashion industry, Nasheli’s design experience includes working as technical designer, draper, tailoring and fine sewing techniques for different designers based in New York, Mexico, Italy, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She also performs as an assistant design professor for Lindenwold University's fashion design program, as well as a freelance designer and as the owner of Nasheli Juliana fashion label.
Ashley Balding | Nashville, TN
2015 | 2016 | 2017
Ona Rex was established in 2014 and seeks to provide unique, luxurious garments to the bold, independent woman. Saturated colors, rich textures, and careful silhouettes invoke a sense of whimsy and strength amidst the chaos of the modern world. Ona Rex is designed and produced in-house in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Patrick Assaraf Label is evidence that casual need not be sloppy and less is more. The line of luxury basics is designed exclusively by company founder Patrick Assaraf. Even the humble t-shirt is elevated to the sublime with super soft, slightly stretchy Peruvian cotton. Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest.
The whole concept of the line is de-lux-in; simplifying an outfit with luxury basics and luxury colors. The outcome of the outfit is masculine and powerful.
Shea Steele | White Rabbit
Shea Steele | New York, New York
2011 | 2012 | 2017
A Nashville native currently based in New York, Steele employs various textile design and fiber art techniques to create her own unique style. Each garment is conceived as a three-dimensional vehicle for print design, detailed manipulations, and exciting color combinations.
Daniel Grier & Derek Matthews | Birmingham, Alabama
Splashed by DKG is a broad scope brand that suits men, women, and children of all ages. We specialize in hand made denim garments with its unique hand-dyed textiles. We firmly believe when you look your best, you feel your best, and can perform at your best. It is our mission to make everyday look and feel like a runway to our clients.
Truly Alvarenga | Pink Elephants
Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, TN
2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Truly Alvarenga Is known best for her beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind garments that are minimalist, uncluttered and refined in their shaping. Truly pays meticulous attention to detail and has attracted an impressive numbers of admirers, who appreciate the craftsmanship as well as the inspired stories behind the one-of-a-kind collections.
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 - Abigail Bobo, Doug Barry, Heather Byrd, Andy Evinger, Dustin Lewis, Alaina K. Mullin, Gerry Navarrete, Jake Giles Netter, Daniel Perry Studios, Studio One and Eric Winton.