Nashville Fashion Week Part 1: Nashville Designer Showcase

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to cover Nashville Fashion Week as a photographer and I couldn't have been more excited!  Everything about this brand new experience for me was amazing, mainly because I was surrounded by so many insanely creative and inspiring individuals.  The entire week was a non-stop celebration of Nashville's advancing fashion industry, including panels, retail-based events, parties and exhibits.

Sponsored by YP Nashville, the first of the two runway shows took place opening night (April 7th) at Acme Feed and Seed, with world-renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker (America's Next Top Model) in attendance. The collections of seven local designers were featured: Van Hoang of Van Hoang Designs, Maria Silver of Black by Maria Silver, Leslie Stephens of Ola Mai, Eric Adler of Eric Adler Clothing, Truly Alvarenga of Pink Elephants DesignsAmanda Valentine and Ashley Balding of Ona Rex

 

Van Hoang

Black by Maria Silver

Ola Mai

Eric Adler

Pink Elephants Designs

Amanda Valentine

Ona Rex

There are more photos to come!