Renowned fashion designer Manuel Cuevas will open a new retail space at 800 Broadway in downtown Nashville on July 15. The 3100 sq. ft. space is currently undergoing renovation to accommodate Manual’s iconic designs, worn by some of country music’s most legendary stars, as well as a studio for designing and manufacturing the first run of products from the upcoming ‘New Vision’ collection.
“We are excited about this move and all that it represents for the brand and the launch of the ‘New Vision’ collection,” Manuel said. “The Nashville tourism, music and fashion communities have stood behind me for so many years and many fond memories have been shared at the boutique. I am positive just as many will be made in the new location as we open up our new home to friends and visitors who love Nashville as much as I do.”
Manuel is credited as a Hollywood costumer and master image maker whose projects have included creating the “Man in Black” image for Johnny Cash, dressing pop icons like Bob Dylan (for his performance for the Pope), Mick Jagger, the Lone Ranger, The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band album cover), Glen Campbell (the “Rhinestone Cowboy“ suit as well as the outfit he wore during his last-ever appearance at Carnegie Hall) and four US Presidents. He outfitted Elvis in that famous gold lamé suit and, most recently, designed a jacket featured in the hit ABC TV series Nashville.
Manuel’s current fashion house, located at 1022 Broadway, open since 1988, will remain open until July 8. A final Music Showcase will take place June 26 featuring Amanda McCoy in celebration of her latest recording, The Hurt. The boutique will close with a fashion show on July 11.
Manuel announced both the selling of his current retail space and his new collection, ‘New Vision,’ in March. For the first time in his career, Manuel will make affordable pieces using 20th century techniques and 21st century technology to produce handmade, one-of-a-kind items that will be 100% American made. The line will include leather goods, boots, dresses, pants, shirts, skirts and more for men and women starting at $50.
Activities to celebrate Manuel’s new location and his ‘New Vision’ collection will be announced in the coming weeks.