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Meet the Designers Building Nashville's Fashion Scene

The Nashville Fashion Alliance is giving this honky-tonk town a shake of designer spice.

Cavanagh Baker

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The Nashville Fashion Alliance is giving this honky-tonk town a shake of designer spice. The city has the largest per capita concentration of independent fashion companies outside New York and Los Angeles -- seemingly a repeat of when, in the 1980s, music industry rebel types fled the big cities and built Nashville's scene. "We're very inspired by that," says Van Tucker, CEO of the Alliance. Here are three local designers to watch.

AtelierSavas

Designer: Savannah Yarborough
"I picked Nashville to open my bespoke leather jacket studio in 2014. Now everyone comes to me. We work with a lot of musicians, but also Wall Street and tech guys. The hardest thing has been finding another person to help sew -- very few people here have the skill to make a leather jacket. We're going to have to move more here!"

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