5 days of fashion at Nashville Fashion Week 2018

Leah Galaif

Fashion lovers, rejoice! Nashville Fashion Week, an annual celebration of the city’s diverse and growing fashion and retail industry, will take place from April 3-7.

The schedule consists of daily pop-ups, learning labs, meet and greets, fashion talks and runway shows. Nashville Fashion Week features local, regional and national designers, including New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis.

Events throughout the day feature Project Runway designers, jewelry metalsmiths, fashion photographers, beauty experts, entrepreneurs and social media influencers.

The nightly runway shows each emphasize a different theme. The first show is the Nashville Designer Showcase, the second is the Ready-to-Wear Designer Showcase, the third is the Emerging Designer Showcase and the final night is the 2018 Finale featuring Anna Sui.

Nashville Fashion Week is a philanthropic effort that supports the Nashville Fashion Forward  Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Fashion Forward Fund was established in 2011 and “supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals” by providing an annual financial award and opportunities for professional development experiences to local talent.

Tickets are sold individually for each event and range from $50 for a standing spot and $75 seated position. For each runway show, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The full schedule can be downloaded here.