Hey guys, I wanted to give you all a recap of the fashion happenings during Memphis Fashion Week. Due to prior work engagements, I was unable to attend most of the weekly events, but I did attend the Friday night runway show opener held at Crosstown Concourse.
Meet the Designers
Sheila Jay was the opening designer of the evening. Her collection, Airplane Model, included a mix of beautiful Ankara prints, knits and dashes of denim. Below see a little footage I caught as the designer and her lovely models took a lovely final walk down the runway.
Beg and Borrow Apparel is the fashion brand that was created by Mr. Monte Stewart'. He was the nicest, most inconspicuous guy ever. He was literally sitting on the last row directly behind us while the other designers showed their collections. His designs mostly consisted of luxe women's shirting and shirtdresses with the most unique and beautiful copper accessories. His collection was simply classic, and I had a great appreciation for what he brought to the shows.
This is Sloane by the very talented Sloane Lenz was a crowd favorite. The young designer hailing from Austin, TX brought the unconventional, edge and avant-garde to Memphis Fashion Week. Watching her designs come down the runway was like looking at wearable pieces of art. I would absolutely love to get a few of her pieces in an editorial photo shoot.
Nicole Miller as in the Nicole Miller closed out the evening of shows during Memphis Fashion Week and it was absolutely faboulous. I didn't score the opportunity to chat with her afterwards, but with a little research I was able to find out what inspired her bright, heavily print and abstract geometrically shaped collection. She showed the latest SS 2017 collection, and during an interview with Vogue.com she shared that she had been inspired while visiting an art gallery exhibiting a collection of vintage traditional molas worn by the Kuna women of Panama and Colombia.
I also got a few pictures of the freeze models and a few party-goers. This event was nothing less than I had imagined. Such great times mingling with the fashion folks of Memphis.