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(CANCELLED) In Dialogue: Suffrage, Style and Social Movements

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Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at TEMPORARILY CLOSED Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN

Mar 26 2020
(CANCELLED) In Dialogue: Suffrage, Style and Social Movements

Nashville Fashion Week is excited to announce the first of its first Learning Lab events for 2020. They will launch a Learning Lab Series with “In Dialogue: Suffrage, Style and Social Movements” on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Tennessee State Museum. This FREE event is the first of several NFW Learning Labs to be held throughout Nashville Fashion Week. These educational opportunities provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experimentally within the Nashville community.

Throughout history, clothing and fashion were always and continue to be a powerful form of expression. What we wear can define us, inspire us, and say to others that we are individuals empowered with confidence. This year, in collaboration with Nashville Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary and in celebration of the upcoming women’s suffrage exhibit, The Tennessee State Museum will host student designers and their modern interpretation of objects in the museum’s collection. Each artifact, chosen by a curator, represents a historical moment when a person or movement fought for social change. The artists will show how the modern can be “in dialogue” with the past by creating work inspired by people who came before them and featuring their same spirit of diversity and inclusion. This collaborative process is a unique way to show that fashion isn’t frivolous – it is dynamic, inspiring, and timeless.

The Tennessee State Museum will open their “Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote” exhibit on March 27. Be among the first to visit this exhibit before it opens to the public. This captivating exhibit uses artifacts, documents, large-scale graphics, videos, interactive elements and public programming to share the stories of the Tennesseans who came to have decisive roles in American women’s struggle to gain voting rights.

This FREE engagement will include mingling, a conversation with The Tennessee State Museum’s fashion curator, presentation of the student’s work and a tour of the new exhibit. There are a limited number of tickets available, so secure your spot now!

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an endowed fund that supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing an annual financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities. Experienced designers as well as professionals in all aspects of the fashion industry from photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, boutique owners and bloggers are encouraged to apply each fall for this award to further their career in the fashion industry.

Established in 2011 by the co-founders of Nashville Fashion Week, the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Award recipients are selected by a committee of the Community Foundation board based on pre-established criteria inspired by the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA)/VOGUE Fashion Fund to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field. Applications are accepted each fall with the recipient announced prior to the upcoming Nashville Fashion Week. Ticket proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund.



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