The Urbaanite Guide To Nashville Fashion Week


Our fashion insider Keva of Leisure & Labels serves up the need to know for this year’s upcoming Nashville Fashion Week kicking off April 5 – 9, 2016. She is definitely one to get you right during this year’s festivities, as she was selected by Nashville Lifestyles Style Setters for 2015.

We’re almost there, style lovers! With only one full week remaining until the kick off of Nashville’s Annual Fashion Week, the countdown begins now and I can’t wait to share the 2016 experience with you. Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of our fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. Year after year NFW continues to gain momentum featuring the best local, regional, and national designs plus plenty of special guests.  Last year, notable fashion photographer Nigel Barker from America’s Next Top Model landed at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for a free book signing. We even spent an evening with Fern Mallis, Founder of New York City Fashion Week who shared her professional journey as keynote speaker at the 2015 Fashion Forward Gala.  It’s going to be pretty tough topping last year’s festivities. But as always our Nashville creative community delivers…

This year, I’m proposing a toast to three awesome events I will attend –

  • East Meets West: Designer Runway Show

Tuesday, April 5th | Studio 615

  • Featuring Francesca Marotta, Brooke Atwood, Michael Drummond and Kallmeyer New York
  • The Official NFW Opening Night Kick-Off Party immediately follows the runway event!


  • NFW Educational Panels

Saturday, April 9th | City Winery

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. How to launch, grow and/or establish a fashion concept
  • 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. How to evolve in a tech-forward world of communication, while still maintaining your brand identity
  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.  How to re-structure or re-brand after being well established



Saturday, April 9th | OZ Arts Nashville

  • Featuring The Fashion Forward Awards with special guests Mayor Megan Barry (Keynote Speaker) and Holly Williams (Singer-songwriter)


Click here for a complete list of 2016 NFW Events plus a list of local retailers offering discounts over the 5 days of “Shop Nashville”.  Again I am incredibly excited and look forward to sharing my event highlights with you soon!

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