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May 12-13, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

for Featured Designers

What are the requirements for a featured designer to show at Memphis Fashion Week?

+Designer must be over the age of 18.

+Collection must consist of 12-30 complete looks.

+Designer must be available to participate in events April 2018.

+Collection must be Spring/Summer 2018 to be applicable.

+Designs must be available for purchase and made consumer ready.

Do I have to reside in Memphis to apply?

No. Any designer may apply to be a featured design at Memphis Fashion Week. 

Do I have to bring my own models and production crew?

Memphis Fashion Week will provide all models along with hair and makeup and a backstage crew.

You are welcome to have an assistant backstage, but we ask that you limit your backstage presence to 2 people.

Do I have to sew my own designs?

Your garments do not have to be sewn by you, but must be your designs exclusively.  We ask that all designers have pieces to sell at a MFW sponsored trunk show, so garments should be produced at a consumer ready level.

What is the deadline for submission?

All applications must be in by February 9th, 2018. You will be notified of participation by February 15, 2018.

What are photo submission guidelines?

All photos must be professional quality and shot on either a model or mannequin.  Full length images of garments are required along with photos of featured design elements.  A shot of the full collection being submitted must be included.  The more high quality photos to represent your band and collection the better. To send additional images please contact

Can I show my collection at other fashion events?

Yes. We do not require you to debut your line at MFW.

What season should my collection be?

Spring/Summer 2019

What time commitment is required?

We ask that you be available April 11-13, 2019 for events leading up to MFW as well as for trunk shows held on your behalf.

Are travel accommodations provided?

No. You will be responsible for your own travel and hotel.  We do have discounted rooms available through MFW partnerships.

Is this a competition?

No. This is not a competition, but a way for you to showcase your collection to consumers and buyers in the Memphis market.  This is why we require designers to be actively selling their collection either in stores or online.

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