A Lady of the lake

Lauren Grell | Nashville, TN 

A Lady of the Lake is womenswear designed and made to order in our Nashville studio. Feminine shapes and silhouettes are used to create clothing that brings an effortless magic to your wardrobe. We strive to design timeless pieces that are not only beautiful and feminine but are practical and wearable in our daily life.

I am so excited to be showing a collection at the 2019 Nashville Fashion Week. Nashville has such a talented and supportive group of designers and I can't wait to be a part of the NFW event that does so much good for both Nashville and the fashion community as a whole. #WHYNFW

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Amanda Casarez

Amanda Casarez | Saint Louis, Missouri & Washington, DC

The DC and STL based brand, Amanda Casarez, established in 2015, continues to make its mark with its brand signature of street chic with contemporary polish, and unexpected color and texture combinations. This women's advanced-contemporary line is composed of statement making pieces and everyday essentials for head-to-toe-dressing, making it perfect for our everyday muse, the bold and unapologetic woman of today.

I am so grateful to be part of the Nashville Fashion Week family, can’t wait to be back! #WHYNFW

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Any Old Iron

Andrew Clancey | Nashville, Tennessee 2019 Fashion Forward Rising Star Award

Andrew Clancey, designer of Any Old Iron started creating his sparkly designs for men and women three years ago in Nashville. He premiered his first collection at Nashville Fashion Week and has gone on to make clothes for Cher, Jane Fonda, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Minaj and Miranda Lambert to name a few.

Yay! It’s that time again. Fashion Week is my favorite time of the year in Nashville. It’s great to meet like minded people and I’ve loved being part of the growth of this cool city. Bring it on! #WHYNFW

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Article x

Emily Swinson | Nashville, Tennessee

Article X is an independent fashion brand handmade in Nashville, TN. From structured basics to oversized silhouettes to obscure detailing, Article X channels dark imagery with minimal design for men and women. 

Having been designing in Nashville for 11 years, I am excited and honored to debut my new concept Article X at Nashville Fashion Week and share my new vision with the Nashville community. #WHYNFW



Ashe Cain

Ashleigh Cain | Nashville, Tennessee

ASHE CAIN is a Nashville based brand inspired by and made from unexpected elements in nature. Only using natural fibers, ASHE CAIN pushes the envelope with what it means to wear sustainable clothing. Intriguing colors and silhouettes lead way to designs that are a little quirky, somewhat futuristic, and mildly confusing. 

I am beyond excited and grateful to be showing in Nashville Fashion week this year! This has been a dream for several years now, and as a young designer I was shocked to discover I was chosen as one of Nashville’s Emerging Designers. I cannot wait to show everyone my newest collection! #WHYNFW

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Barbara Bultman

Barbara Bultman | Saint Louis, Missouri 

Saint Louis Native, Barbara Bultman, earned her BFA at Lindenwood University in 2015, also Couture Designer of the Year at Phoenix Fashion Week in 2016. Barbara Bultman designs, established in 2015, is an independent fashion brand that is made in house. Her designs are structural, detail oriented, edgy a modern day bohemian twist of style. She uses a mixed media of fabrics and unconventional materials to Carey one of a kind textures and prints. It's a revolutionary crossroad of style for the fearless woman. Dare 2 Wear

As a Saint Louis Native I am extremely excited to be returning to NFW! I can't wait to see all of the amazing designers and to be apart of the show!!! #WHYNFW

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Britache’ by Bri

Brittany Sconiers | Sunrise, Florida

Britache' by Bri designs fuse the fine art imperatives of imagination, aesthetic, and intellect with thoughtful shapes that revel in and reveal the beauty of the female form. Ready-to-wear, elevated athluxury pieces and unique, expressive evening wear by Britache' uniquely honors powerful women who know the value of work, play, and self-expression.

I am beyond excited to come home and showcase my new collection. Thank you for picking me NFW. #WHYNFW

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Justin Mark Richards

Justin Mark Richards | Nashville, Tennessee

Justin Mark Richards brings clothing from the stage to everyday life. Clothing that truly expresses who you are as an individual. All handmade never duplicated, Justin’s custom pieces bring rock n roll, country and high fashion together in perfect harmony.

I am so excited and honored to be back for the 2019 Nashville Fashion Week! Last year was incredible and I can’t wait to show what I have this year. Counting down the days! #WHYNFW

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Laura Citron

Laura Citron | Nashville, Tennessee

Laura Citron is a fashion label celebrating maximalist glamour, and based in Nashville, TN since 2016. Laura combines her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) in Apparel Merchandising with years of working with New York’s top luxury vintage apparel retailers. In 2014, she moved to Nashville and opened her own edited vintage clothing boutique, OPIUMvintage. Connecting the past and the present, Laura has now created a label that evokes the fun and eclectic whimsy of decades past with a reimagined vision for a modern world!

I am delighted to be back at Nashville Fashion Week for my second year! NFW offers an invaluable platform for emerging designers to launch their collections, and live their dreams! #WHYNFW

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Lily Guilder Design

Caitlin Stolley | Nashville, Tennessee

Every time a person dons a Lily Guilder piece, they stand taller and feel more confident; a little shift happens in the universe as intrinsic power is realized. More people (and dogs) with Lily Guilder in their closets results in more happiness, sparkle, and strength in our world. Confident people collaborate, innovate, and solve problems. Lily Guilder Design exists to bolster belief in self and community.

I am thrilled to show this collection on Nashville Fashion Week’s runway. I believe fashion should be fun, you can play with each piece to wear them several different ways.  You are beautiful, slip into something more fabulous! #WHYNFW

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Love + Osker

Derek DeAndre| Birmingham, Alabama

Love & Osker, a vibrant and over the top apparel brand, meets at the intersection of fashion, costuming and storytelling. It is a merger of multiple passions and stands to serve as a means of bold and fearless self-expression.

Nashville Fashion Week has truly built a balance between servicing the community and providing an elevated fashion platform for the south. I'm honored to be re-launching my own fashion brand with NFW and I'm excited to share another piece of the Love & Osker story. Each year that I have presented on the NFW stage, I have felt very fortunate and appreciated. I know that this year will be no different. Cheers to year 9! #WHYNFW




Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, Illinois

The 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 pieces made in the USA, for women who have a strong sense of self and style.  

There's so much magic in Nashville. I've seen my business grow by the support from NFW and the people I've met through it, and friends who have become like family. It's such a force and an incredible event to be a part of. I am beyond excited to be invited back, for my 7th year! I'm non-stop smiling and can't wait! #WHYNFW

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Ola Mai

Leslie Stephens | Nashville, Tennessee

Ola Mai, a Nashville-based and locally produced clothing line designed by Leslie Stephens, was created by the desire to help every woman express herself. Stephens, a Nashville native herself, works to support a positive body image for women with her quality garments, known for their unique elegance. The line takes its name from Stephens’ great-grandmother, Ola Mai.

I'm delighted to present my work to our fashion community on the Nashville Fashion Week runway this Spring. Nashville Fashion Week is the epitome of community, support, and a damn good time year after year. #WHYNFW

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Ashley Balding | Nashville, Tennessee

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.

I can't wait to be a part of NFW 2019 - I look forward to this week every year not only to showcase my new collection to my peers and clients in my hometown market, but to support the burgeoning fashion community of Nashville. #WHYNFW

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Paulie Gibson

Paulie Gibson | Saint Louis, Missouri

Paulie Gibson is a contemporary menswear brand designed thoughtfully for the man who loves clothes. Through an eclectic assortment of styles paired with focus on fit, fabrication, & texture, Paulie helps a man be a bit more expressive via his apparel. Paulie Gibson has been sold on, featured on America’s Next Top Model, been worn to the Grammy awards, and featured in many numerous fashion editorials. We are fun, sexy, and cool.

I’m super stoked to debut in Nashville Fashion Week! I’ve such respect for this organization, and the designers who’ve shown here - it’s such an honor! #WHYNFW

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Rank & Sugar

Suzanne Wade | Brentwood, Tennessee

Rank & Sugar is not just a label. It’s connecting humans, honoring soldiers, empowering women, finding a voice, spreading peace. Each garment is hand selected for its perfect patina, then reinvented one by one to become the hero piece in a woman’s closet. In a world of fast fashion, we stand out as a lifestyle brand made from passion, craft and intention. We will always hold these values and it is our hope that comes through in what our hands have created.

Looking forward to sharing our slow fashion revolution at Nashville Fashion Week and sparking a conversation about finding a voice through fashion. #WHYNFW

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Shea Steele

Shea Steele | Brooklyn, New York

A Tennessee native currently based in New York, Steele is a textile designer whose collections fuse striking prints, intricate embellishments, and bold color combinations into an exciting juxtaposition of punk and polish.

It is an honor to showcase at Nashville Fashion Week. The celebration of diverse styles and artistry with kindred spirits is truly a highlight of my year! #WHYNFW

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Daniel Grier | Birmingham, Alabama

Splashed by DKG is a Street-Style brand that exists to make everyday look and feel like a runway. DKG, named after its founder, began in 2013 as a project to reinvent classic denim pieces by adding its bold, signature Splash. Since its debut, DKG has made a Splash on celebrities such as Tamar Braxton, Ty Hunter, Jasmine Burke, Mishon, and Goo Goo Atkins, and featured on WEtv's "Braxton Family Values" and "Cutting it in the ATL."

I am thrilled to be showcasing in NFW for a third time! It's always such a wonderful experience that we have looked forward to in the past couple of years. Be prepared for a SHOW, we ready! See you on the runways in April! #WHYNFW

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Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, Tennessee

Truly Alvarenga is known primarily for her one-of-a-kind Couture Garments, wielding an aesthetic that is both florid and unique. Admirers of her style appreciate both the meticulous craftsmanship and the colorful stories that accompany the collections.

I am honored to be a part of Nashville Fashion Week and to share my new collection, The Hunt. My collection flaunts the whimsy of an english tea party alongside the elegance of a fox hunt. #WHYNFW

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Van Hoang

Van Hoang | Nashville, Tennessee 2018 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Recipient

Van Hoang is a sustainable womenswear designer based in Nashville, TN. Her clothing is modern yet timeless as well as versatile and functional. She strives to create pieces that can easily be incorporated into an existing wardrobe yet still maintain their unique characteristics. They range from one-of-a-kind to ready-to-wear and everything is handmade in her studio. Her collection for Nashville Fashion Week will primarily be made from deadstock and remnant materials to reduce unnecessary waste and promote awareness on this issue. 

I am very excited to show at Nashville Fashion Week again and present the new direction of my brand. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our growing fashion community, collaborate with other designers, and build a network of amazing people across all disciplines. #WHYNFW

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