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Contact Name: Alicia Searcy
Boundless 2017: One-of-a-Kind Runway Show Back for Second Year
Local Designers, Boutique Owners, Stylists, and Models Come Together to Celebrate
Nashville, Tenn. - Local nonprofits Fashion is for Every Body and Empower Tennessee are
teaming up to bring their shared message of full inclusion and true diversity to the runway
for Nashville’s 2nd annual body-positive high-fashion show. Local fashion blogger Alicia
Searcy (Executive Director of Fashion is for Every Body and author of Spashionista.com ), and
co-producer Krystle Ramos debuted the concept last year to a sold-out crowd at Abrasive
Media. This year, Searcy is working with Brandon Brown, Executive Director of Empower
Tennessee to bring an even bigger crowd--- and an even glitzier show---to Studio 615 on
Saturday September 9th.
The show, named Boundless , has been carefully curated to embody Searcy and Brown’s
vision for the event: a barrier-free, inclusive celebration of local fashion and design.
“The purpose of the show is to celebrate inclusion within the world of fashion---a realm that
tends to promote exclusion--- by bringing together models of all genders, ages, shapes, sizes and
ability levels,” Searcy said. “We believe positive representation is the first step to inclusion, and
a runway show is an innovative way to accomplish that.”
Boundless will feature models in six runway segments, wearing looks from Nashville
designers. Featured designers include local favorites Opium Vintage and Sue Surdi Designs
as well as Nashville Fashion Week alumnae Cat-land Forever Couture, Ola Mai and Lily
Guilder. After the show guests can shop featured looks at the Garment District pop-up
shop. Boundless is sponsored by Studio 615 and Tribe Talent.
“Empower Tennessee and Fashion Is For Every Body curated Boundless from a
shared vision, in which people of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities assert
their right to be fierce and be seen,” Brown says, ”Boundless is the perfect name:
it conveys that vision succinctly, and highlights the important role each of our
organizations play in empowering all people to live the life they choose.”
Proceeds from Boundless benefit Fashion is for Every Body and Empower Tennessee.
Tickets are $20-$75 (standing-room, general admission, and VIP). Admission includes light
hors d'oeuvres and a featured cocktail. VIP guests will receive a gift bag, early access to
the Garment District pop-up shop (sponsored by Lightning 100), and food and drink perks. For tickets, go
to fashionisforeverybody.com (click the EventBrite link). For sponsorship opportunities, contact Brandon
Brown at email@example.com .
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.fashionisforeverybody.com/ . You can also follow
the show on social media, including Facebook , Instagram and YouTube.