I just returned to St. Louis from Memphis. I had a unique opportunity to experience Memphis Fashion Week, a well-established set of events that showcases the best work by Memphis and regional designers. I had such an amazing experience, and I think you would too. So, I’m sharing my top 5 reasons why you should plan your trip to Memphis during fashion week there.
Why You Need To Visit Memphis During Memphis Fashion Week
1. Fashion Night Out
Fashion Night Out offers a fun opportunity to see and shop the creations of local makers and designers.
So, grab your squad and head to Fashion Night Out. This year it was held at Crosstown Concourse, a striking architectural space that was perfect for the swanky event.
2. Soak Up Memphis Culture During the Day
You can explore all the culture and experiences that Memphis has to offer during the day. From fine dining to barbecue, Memphis has a wide array of food options. I even found a vegan haven at the City Silo Table + Pantry.
Recover with a spa day at the Gould’s Salon Spa. Refresh your mani and pedi or get a massage.
Put the finishing touches on your fashion week style by shopping the boutiques at the Laurelwood Shopping Center.
Give yourself time to browse the National Civil Rights Museum.
3. Get inspired by street style–the southern way!
Fashion week events draw the most stylish people in any city. And, Memphis style mavens show up and show out during Memphis Fashion Week. You simply gotta be a witness.
4. See Top Designers from the Region at Featured Designer Presentations
This year’s Memphis Fashion Week featured 7 super talented designers–Jodi Brewer, Tanganika by Tangie, Demi BLVCK Designs, This is Sloane, Tiena, Siss Viss, and The R. Gene. Want to see the designs in motion on the runway? I got you. Check out my MFW highlight on my Gram (go here).
5. Support the Future of Fashion Ingenuity at the Emerging Designer Show
Memphis Fashion Week’s Emerging Memphis Designer Project (EMDP) is a program that strives to develop emerging designers and give them a platform to showcase their work. A selected cohort of designers spend 7 months fine-tuning their skills. You simply must see the work that came out of this year’s cohort. Check out my MFW highlight on the Gram (go here).
Disclosure: I was invited to experience Memphis Fashion Week by the Memphis Fashion Design Network. As always, all opinions are my own. Professional photographs taken by Christen Jones Photography.