It’s time to start updating your spring wardrobe now that global fashion brand Zara has opened the doors to its first Tennessee store in The Mall at Green Hills. With a sales floor of more than 38,000 square feet over two floors, Zara Nashville is the company’s third largest store in the Uni…

    Let your style blossom this spring with these chic and memorable new trends. From feminine florals to statement shoulders, these fashions will suit your every need, whether day or night, at work or at play. And better yet, they're all available at local boutiques and retailers. What better t…

    From her mother’s closet in rural Louisiana to the runway and magazine covers, Laura Citron’s path to a life in fashion was winding but inevitable. After nearly finishing a degree in broadcast journalism, she swiftly switched schools when she discovered that it was actually possible to pursu…

    Since his childhood in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Clancey has always been a peacock and a rebel. When he was a teenager, he took inspiration from punk culture and music and now incorporates those ideas into his life and his fashion philosophy. He still wears whatever he likes and refuses to …

    Christopher Lester may be a new name in the world of fashion, but he’s already claiming his seat at the table of Nashville’s great designers. The Cincinnati native started accessories label Clifton + Leopold after years of ruminating on and working toward a dream of creating his own line of …

    If there’s one thing people know about Eric Adler Bornhop, it’s that he can tailor a suit. He learned from the best, after all. After living and teaching abroad in Spain in 2012 and finding inspiration in the stylish street fashions of the region, Eric returned to Nashville and began trainin…

    For Manuel Cuevas, fashion isn’t a career; it’s a calling. From the moment his older brother taught him to sew at the age of 7, he never looked back. He began making his own clothes at 7 and launched his own atelier at the age of 12. By the time the Mexican-born designer moved to America in …

    Sustainability was at the core of Van Hoang’s designs before she became aware of her desire to make it the foundation of her line. As an 8-year-old, she used leftover fabric to craft a gown for her Ariel doll, and her interest in design never waned. After earning her bachelor's degree in fas…

      DeMellier mini Florence bag in teal, Cult Gaia Celine shoulder bag in natural, Vintage Chanel quilted envelope-flap bag in taupe (Gus Mayer); MABYL Catherine mini tote in python (H. Audrey); Ilse mini tote in bone croco (ABLE)

        Known to all simply as Manuel, the couturier rightfully earned his nickname as The Rhinestone Rembrandt for the intricately embroidered and rhinestone-laden designs that he made for numerous famous entertainers. He’s outfitted everyone from Elvis to Michael Jackson to The Man in Black himsel…

        Sometimes, the best ideas happen organically, as in the case of Suzanne Crook and Carolyn Greenfield, the founders of Carden Avenue jewelry. About eight years ago, while taking their children to Elmington Park, the women were flipping through a Sundance catalog, when Carolyn said, “Oh my gos…

        Fashion designer Savannah Yarborough says there is something about a leather jacket that sets it apart from other garments. "There’s a power,” says Savannah. “I always say that leather jackets bring out our internal power. That’s what I want to achieve with each person that we work with. I’m…

          How has your business changed as a result of the pandemic? We’ve had to become far more e-commerce-oriented, since 50 percent of our business was brick-and-mortar stores around the country previous to the pandemic. And we’ve had to work much harder at culture than ever before, because a sign…

          Noelle Nashville was aglow — and not just from the historic hotel’s dramatic lighting and gleaming surfaces. It literally sparkled due to a fashion show from Any Old Iron, designer Andrew Clancey’s line known for its dazzling embellishments and beloved by fashion-forward locals and superstar…

          Without a doubt, the best ladies’ night out in Nashville for the past 14 years has been the Symphony Fashion Show. At the weeknight affair, women of all ages arrive in their finest attire, most dazzling jewelry and highest heels to sip Champagne in the courtyard at the Schermerhorn Symphony …

            Helmut Lang suit in red (H. Audrey); Go Silk tank in red (Gus Mayer); Sol Sana Lily heels in black (Emerson Grace); Best in Show necklace (Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry)

              Spitfire sunglasses; forte_forte calfskin and jewel sandals; forte_forte braided raffia clutch; Mikal Winn brass cuff; Stella Pardo Fiorella sweater in mocha; Echo tropic floral scarf; SLVRLAKE Grace frayed white jeans, Hat Attack continental hat in black >>HERO

                When Ellie Ottaway Josi moved to Nashville in 2011, modeling was the last thing on her mind. She came to the city to study music business at Belmont University, but when an opportunity to model with The Block Agency came along, she took it. What began as a side gig in college quickly turned …

                When shoppers visit the new Gucci store in The Mall at Green Hills, they’ll find an iconic symbol well over 50 years old and not just the horse-bit loafer they might expect.

                After launching his first collection in August 1989, Zang Toi sent hand-colored, photocopied sketches to every major retailer and publication. His clothes caught the eye of then-new Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and in the March 1990 issue, she declared him one of four “New Faces” to watch in t…

                Los Angeles-based fashion designer Lourdes Chavez is bringing her exquisite designs to Nashville this week with a trunk show for her current collection at Gus Mayer from Sept. 5-7. Now in her 20th year, she designs contemporary, yet timeless, fashions with fabrics she hand selects, and she h…

                Although not a newcomer to The Mall at Green Hills, celebrated luxury jeweler David Yurman recently unveiled a new boutique within the popular retail destination. Its timeless yet contemporary collections for women and men can now be found on the second level (to the right as you enter in at…

                  As Sofie Rovenstine, a Brentwood native, steps out of a sleek black Bentley, her long legs gracefully complementing her striking evening dress, she reminisces about her time growing up in Nashville. The model walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 2, spurring voracious headlines b…

                    Fashion is ever-evolving, and the styles that we fawned over in 1993 are quite different from today’s must-have pieces. We scoured the pages of fashion issues past to pull together some of our favorite — and some of the most outlandish — looks from the past 25 years: hair twisted into knots,…

                    Cameron Silver is one of the most foremost vintage experts in the country, and since 1997 has owned Decades, the exclusive boutique on LA’s Melrose Avenue. His pieces are seen on stars on the red carpet and on anyone looking to complement their modern wardrobe or move out of their comfort zo…

                    Do you know a male or female philanthropist who exemplifies model behavior? We're now accepting applications for our 2018 Model Behavior issue! Every year, Nfocus chooses 10 nonprofits and dedicated volunteers to honor in our November issue, and we need your help choosing this year's honoree…

                      It was inconceivable, but signs in the windows announced a closing sale at Jamie. For 50 years, Jamie Stream brought the best European and American designer clothing and accessories to her eponymous store. The first boutique in Hendersonville became a shopping destination. Its reputation — a…

                      When it comes to fashion, there are few in Nashville who are more knowledgeable on the subject — or have better taste — than Janice Elliott Morgan. A buyer for Gus Mayer since 1992, Janice is responsible for bringing some of the biggest labels and designers to Nashville. A go-to boutique for…

                      Vivaan sliced faceted diamonds with brilliant diamond surround, $2,860 >> Jamie | Small lollipop earrings with pearls, $365 >>Margaret Ellis Jewelry | Cindi Earl Baroque South Sea pearl earrings with 1 carat total weight diamonds, $3,200 >>Cindi Earl | Mikimoto pearl and di…

                        Back-to-school shopping might technically be reserved for those under 25, but we could all use a wardrobe infusion of fall fashion before the season changes. On Saturday, August 26, you can accomplish just that while supporting a local nonprofit at Fashion for a Fraction, hosted by yours truly.

                        While her husband, Craige, and son, Luke, watch sports in the living room, handbag designer Ceri Hoover curls up in bed and turns on the PBS show The Mind of a Chef — not for the recipes, mind you, but rather for food for thought.

                        With over 30 years of experience as a tailor, Jeff Loring's transition into custom design seems like a no-brainer. As the proprietor of Stitch-It & Co., an alterations business he has owned since 1988, Jeff honed his craft tailoring suits from every major designer in the world.

                        On April 18, Zac Posen will join the ranks of Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta as the featured designer at the 2017 Symphony Fashion Show. The iconic designer and Project Runway star, who has dressed everyone from Michelle Obama to Claire Danes, began his training as…

                        Cavanagh Baker had to learn to trust her instincts the hard way, but they've proven to be trustworthy in guiding her career. While working on her senior collection as a student at SCAD, the first two critiques of her work were harsh. Struggling to find the right balance between the advice of…

                        Since its launch in August, Morton & Mabel’s simple, timeless clothing for children has been extremely well received. Designer Kate Brown creates stylish — yet comfortable and unfussy — dresses, trousers and tees in year-round colors for boys and girls ages 2-10. She developed the line “…

                        In a nondescript office building on Spence Lane is the showroom of bespoke and custom men’s clothier Eric Adler. In the laid-back space, jazz plays in the background; Cooper the shop dog snoozes, and designer Eric Adler Bornhop greets you with a warm smile and firm handshake. Behind him, a r…

                        Nashville native Ashley Balding — fashion designer and founder of Ona Rex — learned much about the trade from another local superstar, Otis James. As a student at O'More, Ashley worked for the bow tie and cap designer. "He taught me a lot of what I know," she says. "He was amazing."

                        Hobson and Full Brogue shoes, $700-2,000 >>Edward's Shoes | Painted acrylic glass pendants, $110-140 >>Mary Mooney | Silk neckerchiefs, $36 each >>Garner Blue | Signature belts, $120 each >>Emil Erwin | Flower Power pocket squares, $80 each >> Dorien Gray | Dot …

                        In 2003, avid knitters Ann Shayne from Nashville and Kay Gardiner from New York struck up an online correspondence on the topic of handmade woolens. Their kindred quirkiness and passion for knitting led to two co-authored books and a blog under the name “Mason-Dixon Knitting.”

                        Keren Craig, co-founder and co-creative director of the fashion label Marchesa, recently returned to Nashville for a fashion show featuring their Spring 2017 collection. Keren and her partner, Georgina Chapman, met at London’s Chelsea College of Arts before founding Marchesa in 2004. With a …

                        What better way to make something special than to make it one of a kind? From leather to 18-karat gold, freshwater pearls to gemstones, each handmade piece at Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry has a unique story to tell.

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