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LOCAL EMERGING DESIGNER APPLICATION

Nashville Fashion Week seeks Middle Tennessee’s best emerging designers to spotlight during the 2015 event. Applications are now being accepted for regional designers to apply for that opportunity. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, quality and a broad appeal to a wide range of consumers. If chosen, the emerging designer will have the opportunity to showcase their collection during Nashville Fashion Week, April 2015. All emerging designers interested in showing their Fall 2015 collections are encouraged to submit their application for review.

The deadline to submit emerging designer applications is November 16, 2014. Emerging Designers will be notified in December and announced to the public in February at an official Nashville Fashion Week event.


Emerging Designer Criteria:
  • Must live in or have connections to Nashville and/or Middle Tennessee.
  • Fall 2015 collection must be original designs, debuting at Nashville Fashion Week.
  • Must be available to show during the week of April 2015 (with specific schedule to be determined by Nashville Fashion Week organizers).

PLEASE NOTE: Nashville Fashion Week does not charge a submission fee to apply or participate. Selected designers are responsible for their own travel and related expenses, and for transporting their collection to Nashville — as well as all costs associated with designing/creating their looks, including shoes, accessories and music for their runway show. No age restrictions or specific experience is required. However, those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission to apply.


No age restrictions or specific experience is required. However, those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission to apply.


  1. If applicable please explain your connection to Nashville.


  2. Tell us why you want to be involved and why you should be chosen.

  3. Tell us about the inspiration for your designs.
  4. Please submit two clear photos from samples of your work at least 800 pixels wide. ONLY JPG, JPEG, PNG & GIF images will be accepted.


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