Music City is more fashionable than ever before

Posted at 10:34 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 12:37:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Elise Joseph is a native Nashvillian and says a lot has changed in her home town.

"I moved away for a little bit and I came back and saw how much the creative community was moving here,” said Joseph.

With the city's rapid growth, it means more opportunity for business. Last year, she opened Goodwin in the Buchanan Arts District -- a women's store that features work from all sorts of designers, including ones here in Nashville.

"For me it was something I always dreamed about,” Joseph.

The Nashville Fashion Alliance reports Nashville has the largest per capita of Independent Fashion companies outside of LA and New York.

Van Tucker is the CEO of Nashville Fashion Alliance. She says there’s many now shortage of creativity in the Music City’s fashion scene.

"The pool of creative talent is growing here by leaps and bounds,” said Tucker.

She also helps designers get the word out about their brand. One them is Sophie Simmons who moved from New York City.

"I don’t think I’ll be able to do what I'm doing now in New York in any way because of just the lifestyle,” said Simmons.

She's one of many showcasing her talents in this city. The NFA shows the fashion industry has generated 6 billion dollars in the Nashville area. It has the potential to hit nearly 10 billion in 2025.

In a city on the rise some say the fashion may already be one step ahead.

"I think we already are one of the top cities. We already put fashion on the map in Nashville,” said Tucker.