Last year, Julianna Bass presented her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection at Nashville Fashion Week. She is the recipient of the inaugural Nashville Fashion Forward Fund award, made possible with the proceeds from Lexus Nashville Fashion Week 2011. Bass was born in Pulaski, Tenn. and attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro where she studied apparel design and costume design. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY. See her runway show from NFW 2011 and hear about her inspiration behind the pieces shown. Photography by Tony Beasley of Studio One Production.
To see Julianna's line from last year and hear about her inspiration, check out this video, which includes an interview from Nashville Fashion Week 2011.
Another local Nashville designer, Lauren Leonard, is the creative mind behind Leona. Leona is redefining the term southern belle with fashion girls from Manhattan to Tokyo. Every piece of Leona achieves the perfect balance of whimsical detailing and sophisticated silhouette. Since Leona's debut in the spring of 2008, it has quickly gained a faithful following and is sold at more than a hundred of the most discerning and renowned retailers internationally. With celebrity fans like Taylor Swift and Giuliana Rancic, sightings in Lucky, Elle and People magazines, and hit television shows Gossip Girl and 90210. Since being featured in Nashville Fashion Week in April 2011, Leona has opened up it's own storefront in the 12th South neighborhood in East Nashville. Visit them from your computer at www.leonacollection.com.
What is Ms. Leonard up to in 2012?