The states with the greatest number of fashion designers include: New York (7,190 fashion designers), California (5,750), Texas (500), New Jersey (340) and Massachusetts (270). The metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of fashion designers are New York City (7,030), Los Angeles (4,130), Santa Ana (520), San Diego (260) and Long Island (250).
Nashville has a growing and prominent fashion industry, and represents an opportunity for emerging designers. Nashville is home to an annual Nashville Fashion Week, which supports and highlights local Nashville fashion designers. In 2015, the Nashville Fashion Alliance was founded to advocate for and help accelerate the emerging fashion industry in Nashville. There are several schools in Nashville with programs related to the fashion industry: O’More College of Design, Tennessee State University and the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.
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