Review: Nashville Fashion Week 2011 – Day 1

Day 1 of Nashville Fashion Week started quite lovely. The view above was shot on the 22nd floor of the Pinnacle building where the first set of fashion shows were held. The crowd was large and quite stylish and the Pinnacle building set the perfect scene for opening night. Guests were treated with wine, appetizers, and cool music, while we waited for the show to start.
The first designer to walk the z-shaped run way was Jamie and the Jones. It must have been nerve-wrecking to be the official designer to start Fashion Week – however Jamie and the Jones came through with flying colors and great designs. These O’more College graduates displayed a collection that was highly wearable and quite chic.

Next up was Akiko presented by Posh Boutique (Nashville). Akiko designs are heavily inspired by art and appear to have lots of handmade design elements. There were lots of dresses and shirts made from easy Jersey knits with colors in blue, browns, and flower details. The dress above was my favorite from the collection.

Isn’t this coat just adorable!? Well this piece is from the Sylvia Heisel. This coat was my absolute favorite piece from the night. In addition, I loved the hair (by Fruition Salon of Nashville) and makeup for this designer. Sylvia Heisel was presented by Project Artisan.
The headliner for Day 1 was Kevork Kiledjian (present by Gus Mayer). I was looking forward to this designer who showed his first collection at NYFW for Fall 2011. Kiledjian’s style was all mod and a
Takes a  New York city hard-edge. There was lots of leather, lots of fur, and lots of tight black mini-dresses. I loved it. There were several fur bomber jackets with intricate zipper details, which were well received by the audience.
Take a look at the video I’ve assembled below.

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