Monday, March 14, 2011

Final Group of Nashville Fashion Week Designers Released


Final group of designers for Nashville Fashion Week announced,
including six local Nashville designers and headliner Christian Siriano

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (March 14, 2011)—Lexus Nashville Fashion Week
announces the final group of designers who will show collections in runway
shows, March 29–April 2, 2011. Throughout the week, shows will feature a total
of 25 different designers (five each night), including Christian Siriano, winner of
Project Runway’s
Fashion Week.

The newly announced group includes six Nashville based designers, as well as
T. Raines (formerly of Heatherette) and Aman Stovall.
include Coquette, Jamie and the Jones, Melissa Tabor, Olia Zavozina, Valentine
Valentine and White Rabbit.

This group rounds out the full list of Lexus Nashville Fashion Week designers:

Aman Stovall


Coquette by Brooke Shipley


Jamie and the Jones


Melissa Tabor


Olia Zavozina


Valentine Valentine by Amanda Valentine


White Rabbit by Shea Steele


T. Rains


In addition, Christian Siriano will headline Lexus Nashville Fashion Week’s
Thursday runway shows at the Crystal Fountain Church in historic East
name for himself in the fashion community. He has shown six collections at New
York Fashion Week, and his work has been worn by everyone from Rihanna to
Christina Hendricks. He is Payless’ top selling collaboration, and his collection is
sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and internationally from Russia to
Dubai. Siriano was the youngest winner of the hit series, Project Runway, in its
fourth season.

Previously announced designers include: Akiko, Ben Sherman, Betsey Johnson,
Cooper by Courtney Warren, Gado Gado, Gustavo Cadile, Julianna Bass,
Katharine Kidd, Kevork Kiledjian, Leona Collection, Loretta Jane, Norma Clare,
Robert Graham, Steven OO, Sylvia Heisel and Unioin of Angels.

Nashville Fashion Week’s five nights of runway shows will take place in some of
the city’s most historic, landmark and unique venues. In selecting locations,
organizers sought places that would showcase the city’s diverse and distinctive
venues and provide Nashville Fashion Week guests with opportunities to see
these places in creative, new ways.

On opening night, Tuesday, March 29, the venue will be in the private event
space on the 22nd floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place with 360-degree
views of the city. On Wednesday, March 30, the runway shows will take place in
Nashville’s historic downtown Arcade, built in 1902 as the city’s first shopping
center. On Thursday night, March 31, the event moves across the river to East
Nashville where runway shows will be staged in the Crystal Fountain Church,
1003 Russell Street. The neo-classical 1925 War Memorial auditorium is the
venue for Friday, April 1. On Saturday, April 2, Nashville Fashion Week returns to
the Pinnacle with a different look, set-up and staging, but with the same
spectacular views of the city. At each venue, Nashville Fashion Week sponsor,
Big Events, is overseeing all production design.

Tickets for all runway shows and other events, as well as a current schedule, are
available online at Lexus Nashville Fashion Week’s website.

photo credit:
Just 25 years old, Siriano is quickly building both a luxury brand and a
– Raised on thrifting and quilting in
– Olia Zavozina is a designer and manufacturer of high fashion
– Melissa Tabor is a Nashville based women’s wear designer. She
– Jamie and the Jones is a collaboration of classic forms
fourth season, who has shown six collections at New YorkNashville-based designers

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