March 2018

Fashion Editor Milton White, The Fashion Office www.thefashionoffice.com

PHOTOGRAPHER ZacharyGray(www.zachary-gray.com)

MODEL Izzy Spain,EYE Model Management (www.eyemgmt.com)

MAKE-UP-ARTIST Clarence Jernigan (www.instagram.com/theartist_cj)

HAIR STYLIST Holly Johnson, Style House (www.stylehousesalon.com)

PHOTOGRAPHED AT WATKINS COLLEGE OF ART (www.watkins.edu)

Theory bubble pink jacket and pants (Jamie), Laura Citron plum pussy bow blouse (lauracitron.com), Chanel burgundy velvet sandals (The Private Label), Wilbur & Gussie red satin clutch (AshBlue), John Hardy sterling silver snake earrings (Grogan Jewelers by Lon)

Elizabeth Kennedy blush tulle gown (Jamie x The Fashion Office); Alexis Bittar leather and lucite necklace (Hero); Malakan brown diamonds drop earrings (Grogan Jewelers by Lon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Wu print dress, Christian Louboutin yellow pumps (The Private Label); Temple St. Clair classic crystal egg amulet-pendant with aquamarine, pink tourmaline, peridot and blue moonstone on a Temple St. Clair 18k gold classic round chain (AshBlue); Sylvia Benson gold cuffs (K. McCarthy)

If you want to learn about the art of dressing, as well as spring’s new fashion trends, then look no further than the next few pages. Our newest editorial showcases the best of spring in our fabulous city from local design talent and some of our finest retailers.

Disco, op art, and couture techniques were influences in many designer collections. The return of the blazer, transparent fabrics, saturated color, and dark denim were also spotted on several runways.

“The joy of dressing is an art.”

— John Galliano

Speaking of runways, I am producing a fashion show on March 10 for the Greater Nashville Realtors’ Association called Show Your Style at Omni Nashville Hotel. A few weeks later, Nashville Fashion Week returns on April 3 and will run through April 7. We have featured several designers that will be showing that week. Any Old Iron’s Andrew Clancey of recent Beyoncé and Lady Gaga fame is showing again, as well as Laura Citron, Poni Silver’s Black by Maria Silver, and Leslie Stephens’s Ola Mai will present their collections. We also featured Minxx by Margaret Roberts, who showed last year, and Julianna Bass, first recipient of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund award, who will be showing again (she presented collections in 2011 and 2016). Jamie will host a Julianna Bass trunk show on April 5 and 6.

Nashville Symphony and Gus Mayer will partner to present Jason Wu’s Fall 2018 collection for the highly anticipated Symphony Fashion Show on April 17. That event, co-chaired by Lori Duke and Birgitta Williamson, will be preceded by a patrons’ party on the 16th and followed by a trunk show on the 18th and 19th.

Black By Maria Silver denim patchwork oversized jacket (Black By Maria Silver); Ola Mai sheer dress (www.olamaiclothing.com); Ink and Alloy silver multi strand necklace (AshBlue); Lanvin striped wedges (The Private Label)

Minxx floral top with fringe sleeves (Jamie), Any Old Iron bi-colored sequin mini-skirt (Any Old Iron); Soko brass choker (AshBlue); Mui Mui orchid clutch (The Private Label)

Rally Foundation will team up again with Tennessee Titans for Rally on the Runway on April 19. Closing out Nashville’s fashion month is Cause for Paws on April 25. Cause for Paws benefits Nashville Humane Association and will celebrate its 30th year with a designer showcase produced by yours truly and chaired by the fantastic Robin Patton.

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