Nashville Fashion Forward Fund
2013 Nashville Fashion Week Dates Announced: Tuesday, April 2 - Saturday, April 6. Find tickets, including an All Access Pass, or tickets to individual events through the week.
The 2012 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund winner is announced! Learn more about Lauren Leonard, winner of the latest award!
In addition to designers, professionals in all aspects of the fashion industry from photographers to stylists, fashion publicists and hair and makeup artists are encouraged to apply each year to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award, through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The 2013 application deadline has not been announced. The award recipient is selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee and will present an annual award to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field.
Monies are raised for the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund through Nashville Fashion Week, founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have partnered to combine resources and passion to create an event spotlighting Nashville’s growing fashion industry.
Make a Gift To This Fund
For more information, contact Amy Fair at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4939.
About The Inaugural Award Recipient (2011)
The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund's inaugural recipient was designer Julianna Bass. The Award allowed her to attend The Bread and Butter Trade Show 2012, a European market in Berlin. The experience allowed her to better understand the international fashion market from both business and creative prespectives.
Bass was born in Pulaski, Tenn., and attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro where she studied apparel design and costume design. She launched her eponymous collection in 2008 after design studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology.