Born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Abi Ferrin has been passionate about sewing since a young age. In 2007, Abi was named Texas’ Next Top Designer and in 2010 was selected to be the featured designer of the NFL wives at the SuperBowl. Besides designing to make women feel confident and beautiful, Abi makes her clients partners in empowering women through her Freedom Project. Abi Ferrin will be featured on Friday, April 5 at Grand Avenue Worldwide.
F.I.T. Graduate Poni Silver worked for Broadway including shows Mama Mia, Gypsy and currently owns Black By Maria Silver. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Nylon and CNN. Silver's atelier/boutique will open in Fond Object Collective Spring 2013. Black by Maria Silver will be featured on Wednesday, April 3 at The Trolley Barns at Rolling Mill Hill.
Lauren Winter is a self-taught designer whose love of history and art influences the designs she creates with Blooming Leopold. Her fall collection features hand-dyed, sustainable fabrics and colorful prints inspired by a combination of abstract art and post-war Japanese film. Blooming Leopold will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
Corello is a line made by Nashville-based Australian designers Melissa Core and Rick Ceballo. It is influenced by the music industry and and features rockin’ fashion and accessories for men and women. Corello is the expression of unity between two soulful unique collaborative artists and creators.The intertwining of their lifestyle, passion, talents, music and fashion together forms some of the most cutting edge creative art. With two hearts and two minds comes one vision. Corello will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
Elizabeth Suzann is a self-taught designer with an affinity for fashion history. She’s drawn to simple, thoughtful shapes that transcend time. Her line focuses on providing effortless, elegant clothing you’ll want to wear for years to come. Elizabeth Suzann will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
As a designer, Jennifer Nina Evans looks for what is considered ‘ugly’ by society standards. By seeing the beauty in the most unlikely places she is able to blur the lines between art and fashion, by creating thoughtful, show-stopping looks. Jennifer Nina Evans will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
“Cally” Rieman began working in fashion as an apprentice for Jean Charles de Castelbajac in Paris. She moved to New York in 2002 where she mastered her knowledge in men’s tailoring as a designer for Hilfiger’s H men’s line. Having admired the strength and simplicity of menswear, Cally wanted to create a collection that achieved that same sophisticated, effortless dressing for women. Her collection is marked by the breadth of her experience, “tough and chic, austerity without pretense; clothing for women that embodies the grace and ease that makes menswear so powerful.” Kal Reiman will be featured on Tuesday, April 2 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Kat Seaton, Kansas City Native, moved to Nashville four years ago to study fashion design at O’More College of Design. She has been honored with several awards for her detailed design aesthetic. Kat has an eye for detail and a love for prints, colors, and bold silhouettes. Kat Seaton will be featured on Wednesday, April 3 at The Trolley Barns at Rolling Mill Hill.
Lagi Nadeau blends high-end sophistication with a dash of edge. This distinct style is emphasized by the designer's use of luxurious fabrications mixed with interesting detailing. Nadeau creates high quality pieces for women who have a strong sense of self and style. Lagi Nadeau will be shown Friday, April 5 at Grand Avenue.
Lauren Leonard is the creative mind behind Leona. Leona redefines the term Southern belle from Manhattan to Tokyo, balancing whimsical detailing and sophisticated silhouette. Leonard creates from her studio in Nashville. Her clothes have been worn by Taylor Swift and Giuliana Rancic, and seen on the television shows “Gossip Girl” and “90210.” Leonard was recently recognized as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the University of Alabama and as one of Apex Society's Atlanta's Top 30 Under 30 for accomplishment in business. Lauren Leonard is also the recipient of the 2012 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund. The Leona collection will be shown on Friday, April 5 at Grand Avenue Worldwide.
Born and raised in Argentina to Italian parents, Gustavo Cadile dreamed of designing. Upon graduation from the Miami International School of Art & Design, he moved to Rome to design. Fueled by his experience in Europe, Cadile moved to New York in 2007, and Gustavo Cadile, the collection was born. Memeka by Gustavo Cadile is named after his mother, “Memeka.” The collection is inspired by her elegance and it's Cadile’s way of honoring her daily. Memeka by Gustavo Cadile will be featured on Thursday, April 4 at the Belmont Mansion.
Modern Trousseau Nashville will feature a chic selection of couture wedding gowns, evening wear and accessories with an emphasis on customization. You can shop the collection in the Modern Trousseau Nashville bridal salon which features elegant styles designed and made with love in the USA. Modern Trousseau will be shown Thursday, April 4 at the Belmont Mansion.
Misha Nonoo’s vision has always been to design collections with a timeless allure that encompass a couture sensibility for everyday life. Her eyes have been trained by a life of rich cultural experiences which she has woven together to create a truly innovative design vision. Nonoo encompasses traditional Savile Row tailoring with European couture sewing techniques. Misha has been named one of the top new designers to watch by publications such as W, Elle and T Magazine, the New York Times style magazine. Celebrity ambassadors include Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Pippa Middleton to name a few. Nonoo will be featured on Tuesday April 2 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Phillip Madison is designed by Phillip Johnson who interned with the legendary Manuel Cuevas in Nashville, TN as well as Thailand dress designer Nina D. Phillip Madison has been worn to the Country Music Awards, featured on Bravo Television and at the 2013 Stellar Awards and is designed for a lady with sophistication and class. Phillip Madison will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
Defining her own path, Truly concentrates on creating both sophisticated and edgy designs with intricate layers of detail. Her designs evoke a naiveté of youth and the courage to go from 'mild to wild' in the same collection. Pink Elephants Designs will be shown Wednesday, April 3 at The Trolley Barns at Rolling Mill Hill.
While referencing its bohemian roots, plenty by Tracy Reese is modern, contemporary, and effortlessly sexy. The brand has a distinctive mix of color, print, and playful details. Plenty by Tracy Reese will be featured on Tuesday, April 2 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Red Doll designs are classic styles with a modern twist. The line is inspired by elegant, fun and timeless women, that are found everywhere from the streets of New York City to family, friends, movies and much more. Tatyana lives in New York City, pursuing her dream of being a designer and creating beautiful clothing. Red Doll will be shown Tuesday, April 2 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Founded by Soren and Lene Sand in the 1980s, Danish Fashion house SAND has a passion for luxury Italian fabrics, tailored details and the perfect fit. Both the men’s and women’s collections combine Scandinavian silhouettes with southern European charm. It’s worn by celebrities Blake Shelton, Kirsten Dunst, Eva Mendez, Rascal Flatts and Victoria Beckham. SAND will be shown Friday, April 5 at Grand Avenue Worldwide.
Sarah Jane Estes is a Lexington, Kentucky-based women’s wear designer. Orginally from Danville, KY, Sarah Jane studied fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville, TN. Her new collection for Fall 2013 features gowns that reflect on this young designer’s newly found love for bridal wear. As part of her design philosophy she incorporates the use of recycled materials such as vintage fabric and trims. Sarah Jane Estes will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.
Traver Rains, former co-creator of infamous fashion brand Heatherette, has since started his own line, T. Rains. The brand features a wide range of designs from silk-screened tank tops and t-shirts to custom couture dresses. His new line is a combination of influences of his Western roots as a 5th generation horse rancher and his many years of living and designing in NYC. T. Rains will be featured on Wednesday, April 3 at The Trolley Barns at Rolling Mill Hill.
Growing up in the grunge-laden 90s and being a teenager in the bubblegum pop 2000s has made Jessica Jones' influences an interesting mix of ugly and pretty. Jessica came to terms with this visual juxtaposition by creating her brand, TUFT. The line has a laid back sensibility paired with classic silhouettes in bright hues and bold patterns. TUFT will be shown Wednesday, April 3 at The Trolley Barns at Rolling Mill Hill.
Tracy Reese is a modern take on classic silhouettes rich with art inspired prints, beautiful color palettes, attention to details and novelty and embellishment. Tracy Reese will be featured on Tuesday, April 2 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Voyage Clothing is a women’s contemporary collection that blends boho styles with a preppy chic twist. Established in 2011 by Brittany Belz the collection is eclectic and features a wide array of styles ranging from pinstripe bustier dresses to cozy boyfriend sweaters. Voyage Clothing will be featured on Saturday, April 6 during the Emerging Designer Presentation at Anthem.