Memphis Fashion Week 2020
This year’s Memphis Fashion Week appeared much different than years past. There was no runway and no large gatherings, but the event held the same significance in the Memphis community. This year’s Memphis Fashion Week was a two day event showcasing the Emerging Memphis Designer Project (EMDP). Each year the EMDP showcases upcoming local designers in the Memphis area and allows them to display their work on a runway. Due to social distancing and regulations, this year’s designs hung on racks spaced throughout the venue generously donated to the organization by Railgarten. The designers' work continued the legacy of the emerging designer project, even in these new and unseen circumstances. The designs ranged from edgy outwear with unique designs to beautiful, classic ball gowns. Each design embodied the nature of the creator and expressed a pure form of art.
Following the two day event, we showcased our wonderful sponsors; without them Memphis Fashion Week would not be possible. The sponsors range from eyeglass boutiques to salons to interior designers. Each year, their continued support and contributions help to continue bringing fashion to Memphis. To show our appreciation and display each sponsor, we interviewed sponsors at their locations, live on IGTV, emphasizing their
history, products and reasons for supporting Memphis Fashion Week. Each sponsor demonstrates an aspect and form of art that represents the
meaning of Memphis Fashion Week.
Memphis Fashion Week was still able to publish the program “The Edit” (click here to view), which highlights sponsors and speaks of the new vision for fashion. To learn more about Memphis Fashion Week’s sponsors, check out the full interviews at
@memphisfashionweek on Instagram!
The city of Memphis has a long history as a hub for art of all forms. The city, famous for its origins of blues and rock‘n’roll, remains a home for artists and fashion. Arrow Creative encourages all forms of art. Memphis Fashion Week is one small part of a larger story in the continuing the beautiful, historic city’s creation and design. Although this year’s fashion week deviated from years past it continued the legacy Arrow has begun with the event. Our category winner’s for this year were: in the singles collection: Stem and Sail, in the teen collection: Jorja Hatcher, and in the mini collection: Grace Siler. Grace Siler’s mini collection contained multiple pieces with a distinctive, one of a kind pattern. The looks all included black and white outfits with pops of color. Stem and Sail incorporated bold colors in a bohemian style with hand dyed silks. The pieces were flowy and beautiful, captivating a distinctive look. Jorja Hatcher, the teen collection winner, which is for Memphis’ youngest emerging designers, created chic looks, combining stripe patterns with floral accents with a 70’s flare. Check out the work of our designers and our interviews with sponsors at @Memphisfashionweek on Instagram or Arrow Creative on Facebook.
Thanks to our generous sponsors: ROADSHOW BMW . 4MEMPHIS MAGAZINE . Runway Hair: PAVO SALON . Freeze Makeup: GOULD'S SALON . AMERICA'S BEST CARPET AND TILE . GLO MEDICAL AESTHETICS . JOSEPH . ECLECTIC EYE . BROOKS MUSEUM . STASH HOME . PEABODY HOTEL & FEATHERS SPA . RAYMOND JAMES - PETTEY/MOORE GROUP . DE LA BELLE . OLD DOMINICK . HOUSE OF AGLAIA . PETTIGREW ADVENTURES . REIGN BOUTIQUE . INDIGO . SHLEBY JEWEL . JANIE ROSE BOUTIQUE . JOHN MARK ENTERPRISES . NATE PACKARD . BRITTANY MYERS COBB . THE RISE APARTMENTS & PGK PROPERTIES