Nashville was looking especially hot last week, wasn't it? It wasn't just the advent of spring (finally!) and warmer temps that cast a rosy glow upon our fair city, but also the third annual Nashville Fashion Week, which ran April 2-6 at venues around town.
NFW is a grab bag of all things fun and fashionable in Nashville, including events at local boutiques, educational panels and nightly runway shows. But it's not all just pomp and circumstance; NFW partners with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Nashville Forward Fund, which provides necessary capital to an individual from the local fashion community each year.
Tracy Reese's show started off as everything you'd need to pack for a tropical vacation: effervescent dresses, breezy shorts and tunics, and a splash of saccharine prints from her wallet-friendly Plenty By Tracy Reese line. For her Tracy Reese collection she offered striking, edgier pieces in a neutral palette.
My favorite Tracy Reese look:
Kal Rieman, who showed at NFW 2012, was another impressive collection of designer Cally Rieman's classic yet modern menswear-inspired clothing, with bold prints and colors taking center stage.
Red Doll, who also appeared at NFW 2012, was described by a colleague of mine as "''Like a Virgin' on crack." Judge for yourself.
I liked this naked dress, though.
We were absolutely swooning over the Nonoo collection, heavy on Russian attitude, artfully placed sheer paneling, and perfectly tailored coats. I know spring just got here, but this made me long for winter. Winter doesn't get any more romantic than this!
Oh, and I picked up the wrong program at the end of the night, because when I opened the book, I found this photo instead of my notes. Oops. Sorry, random girls.