Film, Fashion, Music...these are a few of our favorite things (along with cupcakes, chocolate & champagne, but that's another story). Lucky for us the three come together in Nashville next week at the nD Festival, a celebration of independent film, fashion and music. This week long festival is also a fundraiser for the mecca of indie film, the Belcourt Theatre.
The week is like a mini boutique crawl through some of Nashville's most fashionable local shops. Start your week with Whiskey & Wine Wednesday at Billy Reid, H. Audrey and the Cosmetic Market in the Hill Center, then make your way to 12 South on Thursday for Supper, Song and Cinema at Imogene + Willie. Friday is the Patron Party at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Hillsboro Village featuring jewelry from the Project Artisan designers. Saturday start your day with brunch at the Belcourt and Mimosas, Marys and a Movie. And the nD festivities close Sunday evening with the EnD Fashion Show featuring local and regional fashion talent, Imogene + Willie, Billy Reid and Alabama Chanin.
"I don't think there's ever been a fashion show in Nashville that's showcased the caliber of regional design talent that we have in the nD show. Of course, everyone who follows the Nashville retail scene knows that Imogene + Willie's clothes are designed and sold at their store on 12th Avenue South. But I'm not sure how many people realize that both Billy Reid and Natalie Chanin's Alabama Chanin lines are based in Florence, Alabama, which is just two hours away from here. It's exciting to have them all represented in this show," said Libby Callaway, nD Fashion Chair and former fashion editor of the New York Post. "We really wanted each fashion house to show their individuality in the show; we also wanted to make sure that the presentation feels organic and light. Therefore we asked each of them to cast their own models from their actual clientele. Luckily, Nashville is full of gorgeous people who love to shop, so this should be easy for them!"
We're looking forward to next week's events. There are some great opportunities to get up close and personal with some amazing local and regional jewelry and clothing design talent. We've broken out the schedule so you can plan accordingly.
Sunday's Grand Finale!
Ticket levels include:
Patron Level: $150 Belcourt members or $175 non-members. Ticket provides admission to ALL nD Festival events, including an exclusive Patron party, free reserve parking at the Belcourt and VIP seats at fashion show. Tickets are transferrable.
THE EnD Fashion Show: $85 Belcourt members or $100 non-members. Ticket provides admission to THE EnD Fashion Show, Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Belcourt Theatre.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.belcourt.org or by calling 615.846.3150 ext. 13.
Indie Film. Indie Fashion. Indie Music. And indie boutiques. The nD Festival is the perfect way to celebrate Nashville's independent spirit all while supporting the Belcourt, a true Nashville original.