M emphis Fashion Week was absolutely electric this year. The momentum had been building, and the secret was out — the week was filled with fun, positive vibes, and fashion’s friends who gather to celebrate creativity in fabric form. This annual event brings together designers, stylists, writers, bloggers, and photographers. Memphis may be known for barbecue and rock-and-roll, but it’s safe to say that fashion is on the creative horizon as well.
The following pages highlight clothing by the global designers whose lines are sold right here in local stores as well as jewelry by hometown designer Amy Wells, who showed her pieces during the splendid festivities. Our featured models all participated in the runway shows, and we have dolled them up with fresh faces and this season’s hottest color for lips — fuchsia. Hair was easy and breezy for the freshest looks this side of the Mississippi River!
On Kathryn Yellow floral maxi dress by Diane von Furstenberg, $598, from Joseph in Laurelwood. Oxidized sterling silver bezel set druzy earrings, $60; short necklace, “Under Pressure,” $185; long necklace, “Pewter Circle Chain,” $68; all from amywellsdesigns.com
On Jalen Button-down shirt, $175; Henley shirt, $145; light blue shorts, $118; all by Faherty Brand from Oak Hall
On Peyton Mara Hoffman maxi dress from Indigo. Short necklace, “Crystal Flame,” $175; long necklace, “Gatlin,” $115; from amywellsdesigns.com
On GraciePants, $195; top, $150; both by Waverly Grey from Southern Couture. Short necklace, “Moonlight Mile,” $115; long necklace, “Big Sky,” $95; from amywellsdesigns.com
On Camryn Silk ikat tunic dress by Faherty Brand, $365; from Oak Hall. Short necklace, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” $135; long necklace, “Wild Horses,” $125; from amywellsdesigns.com
On KathrynShort Mara Hoffman dress from Indigo; $268. Short necklace of faceted crystal quartz, moonstone, and gold-filled chain, $175; long necklace, “Matte Gold Circle Chain,” $68; all from amywellsdesigns.com
On Peyton Bright blue jumpsuit by Diane von Furstenberg, $468; available at Joseph in Laurelwood. Necklace, “Uncle John’s Band,” $175; available on amywellsdesigns.com
On Camryn Eyelet-lace top, $160; skirt, $180; both by Waverly Grey from Southern Couture. African opal and gold nugget bracelet stacked with African opal and silver nugget bracelet, $55 each; solar quartz necklace with matte gold tassel and brown distressed leather, $175; available on amywellsdesigns.com
On Gracie Striped linen shirt dress, $265; by Faherty Brand from Oak Hall. Bracelet of antiqued bronze chain, Czech glass pearls, crystal quartz, and fresh pearls, $88; short necklace, “Happy,” $125; long necklace, “Behind Blue Eyes Chain,” $110; all from amywellsdesigns.com
On Jalen Baja pancho, $175; beach pants in blue, $150; both by Faherty Brand available at Oak Hall
Special thank you to:Kendrick Simpson, makeup artist, 20TwelveLucy Hadskey, hairstylist, Secret Services SalonAmber George, hair assistant, Secret Services SalonSara Harrison, production and wardrobe assistantSusie Reuter, digital artist Phil and Ryan Woodard of Woodard StudiosAbby Phillips, director, Memphis Fashion WeekLauren Draffin, wardrobe stylist, Memphis Fashion Week Models: Camryn Clark, Peyton Couch, Jalen Harris, Kathryn Heard, Gracie Tranmer