AMANDA VALENTINE | Valentine Valentine
Amanda Valentine | Nashville, TN
‘17 | ‘16 | ‘15 | ‘12 | ‘11
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
2018 | 2017
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 offers women versatile and fashion forward garments that last multiple seasons.
Andrew Clancey | Nashville, Tennessee
‘19 | ‘18 | ‘17 | ‘16
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.
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
2018 | 2017
At Fauxgerty, we create your favorite silhouettes in a sustainable way, using cruelty-free, vintage and natural fabrics like organic cotton and hemp. All of our pieces are made in ethical factories supporting fair wages in Saint Louis and Los Angeles.
NADEAU | LAGI NADEAU
Lagilelei Nadeau | Chicago, IL
‘19 | ‘18 | ‘17 | ‘16 | ‘15 | ‘14 | ‘ 13
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.
Caitlin Stolley | Nashville, Tennessee
2019 | 2018 | 2017
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.
Michael Drummond | St. Louis, Missouri
2017 | 2016
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
‘19 | ‘18 | ‘17 | ‘16 | ‘15
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.
Presented by Levy's
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
‘19 | ‘18 | ‘17 | ‘12 | ‘11
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.
Daniel Grier & Derek Matthews | Birmingham, Alabama
2019 | 2018 | 2017
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." (Derek Matthews left after 2018 to start Love & Osker)
TRULY ALVARENGA | PINK ELEPHANTS
Truly Alvarenga | Nashville, TN
‘19 | ‘18 | ‘17 | ‘16 | ‘15 | ‘14 | ‘13 | ‘12
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.
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.