This coming week is one for the books- Knoxville Fashion Week, First- Friday art shows, fundraising events, artist collaborations, and snipping the loose strings for the Spring line. We've got lists a mile long, and its just the mile we love. 

Here's a run-down of the coming week. 


1. Knoxville's Annual Fashion Week

Biggest on our list this coming week is Knoxville's Fashion Week. Each year the best talent and designers come together to celebrate and showcase the point at which art and fashion converge.

We are thrilled to host the official launch party for KFW. We're concocting an elaborate celebration with music from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and an exclusive pre-show of select Knoxville Designers, including yours truly. 

If interested in joining the fun, see tickets here.


2. Exclusive Event: J. Hilburn & Marc Nelson Denim

Photo via https://jhilburn.com
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Thursday, March 5 we're collaborating with J. Hilburn and Drink to create a refined night of high-end custom apparel. Oh, and wine. From one-of-a-kind jeans to suits, we've got you covered. No cover, no ticket price. Join us at Drink, Knoxville's finest wine bar, for a night of luxury and fashion.

Open to the public. March 5, 2015. No cover, no ticket. 5-9pm. 215 Brookview Centre Way. Knox, TN. 37919


3. 1st Friday Fundraiser - Knoxville's Dancing with the Stars.

photo via http://www.etch.com/events/dancing_with_the_knoxville_stars.aspx

The man himself is lacing up a pair of blue suedes and hitting the dance floor. In addition to participating, we're holding a First-Friday Fundraising event for East Tennessee's Children's Hospital. We are thrilled to pack the store with local art, music, and philanthropist looking for a good product for a great cause. 

Good news, this is also free and open to the public. Join us March, 6 at 700 East Depot Ave. 37917. 6-8 pm.


4. Bulah Boutique Fashion Show

Last, but not least we are preparing to partner with Knoxville's go-to Bo-Ho boutique, Bula Boutique, for their main Fashion Week Event. They'll be wearing our denim alongside their funky collections- stay tuned for styling shots.

And that's a wrap.


STYLE COLLABORATION: Hackwith Design House

With Valentine's barely behind us, we're still feeling the love here at Marc Nelson Denim.

This week we are creating a simple, timeless look with our own Ladies Washed Skinny paired with a flowing cream top from Hackwith Design House's Basic Collection.

Our denim is, of course, 100% made and designed in America by yours truly. This jean was designed for the everyday and the all-day. They flatter any frame, and with top-grade denim and 6% spandex, they won't wear out season to season. 


This top is wonderfully light and airy, perfect for brightening these winter days indoors. This piece stands out by its subtle detail- unique stitchings, rounded design, plus being a real dream to the touch. On the body it falls effortlessly, making it our fellow-designer pick of the month. 

Each piece from Hackwith's collection is limited edition and handmade in Minneapolis, MN- less than 25 of each piece! Founder and designer Lisa Hackwith, is creating a renaissance of unique, one-of-a-kind staples for the everyday woman's closet. For further detail and more minimal designs, head over to Hackwith Design House and spread the love. 


Bits & Pieces

1 The door to our Knoxville Studio

2. Sample Jeans & Patterns

 3. Australian Magazine,  Paper Sea, on the Coffee Table 

4. Our Women's Denim Jacket on deck during a style shoot 

5. Custom denim bolt in store 6. Folded Nashville Jean in Store 

7. Wolverine's  Prestwick Boot  

8. Limited Edition motto-T, avaliable in-store only 

 9. This week, we're feeling this recipe from Knoxfoodie with denim and Valentine's in mind. 


Meet the Customers

MN Customer Polaroid

This week we had some of the best pass through our barn-red door. We fitted, sized up, hemmed up, took in, and had a few laughs along the way.

Honorable Mention to Wes and Trevor of Moon Taxi who zipped in some new denim just before their sold out show at Knoxville's own Bijou Theatre

Best in Show this week was our Men's Whiskey Jean. Steeped for 30 days in Smooth Ambler Whiskey out of Greenbrier, West Virgina. Good choice Knoxville. 

Thanks to all who made Marc Nelson part of their stories this week. We assure you, you're apart of ours.


Pepper Place Pop-Up Shop: Birmingham, Alabama

This week the Marc Nelson team is heading down to God's country. Birmingham, Alabama. 

At Birmingham's first Pepper Place Pop-up, our lines will represent the timelessness of denim and Southern Fashion.

Monday - Saturday 10-5, the entire month of February

Come down, introduce yourself and try on the quality of American made denim for size. 

Grand Opening Thursday, February 5th 5-8pm
2821 2nd Avenue S., Suite K
Birmingham, Alabama 35233