Created in 2012 by Arrow co-founder, Abby Phillips, and run by a talented team of volunteers, Memphis Fashion Week (MFW) is held each Spring to showcase Spring/Summer collections. MFW is about cultivating and celebrating local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, models and boutiques. Proceeds from official events benefit Arrow Creative.
Arrow Creative, grown out of the Memphis Fashion Design
Network, seeks to make art more accessible in order to inspire the creative spirit in all Memphians. Arrow is a premier source of creative entrepreneur enrichment, arts education, and art immersion for the entire community. Arrow encompasses the fashion design community as well as photography, woodworking, ceramics, painting, graphic arts, book arts and more.
With Memphis Fashion Week, shared fashion design equipment studios, the Emerging Memphis Designer Project (EMDP) and the Fashion Design Certificate Program, leaders in the Memphis fashion industry will help to cultivate and educate local Memphis designers. 2020 marks the third graduating class of the Fashion Design Certificate students and our largest class of emerging designers on the runway to date.
Arrow is an excellent way to help people learn about art, how to make art, and what art can mean in everyone's day to day life. It's not just about having a place to shop for awesome things, but its also about creating a knowledge base that is so needed to keep these skills alive.
-Brandy Boyd, BMB Designs