Photography by Larry Kuzniewski
This month’s Style reflects the City Guide itself, as we use some of Memphis’ best-known locations as fashion backdrops. The looks cleverly mix summer and early-fall styles, and showcase current offerings at several fine local boutiques.
With a view of Tom Lee Park and the river beyond, our models relax in styles both dramatic and understated.
On Him: Velvet check blazer with elbow patch detail by Sand, $450; tobacco knit retro-style tie by Dion, $110; white classic button-down shirt by Giorgio Armani, $245; grey fine twill pants by Giorgio Armani, $315; all from James Davis.
On Her: Tobacco knit dress by Piazza Sempione, $625; red coral necklace by Brave, $275; both from James Davis in Laurelwood. Stacked tortoise platform sandals by BCBGeneration from Peria, $118.
The handsome exterior walls and the Italian white marble mantel — commissioned by the city in 1930 to commemorate the opening of The Pink Palace as a museum — command attention, as do our styles.
On Him: Velvet iridescent patterned jacket by Etro, $1350; dress shirt by Forsythe of Canada, $85; silk pocket square, $55; all from James Davis.
On Her: M Missoni dress, $745; purple agate and chain necklace, $270; hammered beaded cuff, $218; both by Myrna Halpern; all from Kittie Kyle.
Adorning the Broad Avenue Arts District is the striking new mural by French artist Guillaume Alby, also known as Remed.
On Him: Classic navy suit by Graham & Gunn, $595; striped button-down shirt by Thomas Dean, $99.50; white linen cotton-blend trousers by Austin Reed, $125; all from James Davis.
On Her: Jersey dress by Yigal Azrouel, $555; orange leather tote by Gucci, $1740; gold earrings, $525; gold bracelet, $1800; gold link bracelet, $1300, all by Steve Vaubel; all from Joseph in Laurelwood.
Go Grizz! Go Tigers! Go to your favorite concert and hit the town suited up in style.
On Him: Cotton jacket by Boss Hugo Boss, $595; button- down shirt by Hugo Boss, $245; black denim pants by AG, $235; pocket square, $55; all from James Davis.
On Her: Silk racer back tank by Tibi, $175; jacket by Waverly, $195; blue silk shorts by Nell, $90; leather belt, $25; gladiator sandals by Naughty Monkey, $55; all from Southern Couture. Sequin headband, $10, from Secret Services. Bracelets by House of Harlow, $100 and $80; leather and gold nugget “friendship bracelets” by Brave, $55 each; silver necklace by Brave, $265; all from James Davis.
Special thanks to T Clifton Art Gallery on Broad, The UrbanArt Commission, and Loeb Properties. Thanks also to Matt Timberlake of the Pink Palace and Rob Joyner of James Davis. Models: Sarah Jackson and Trevor Hannah from COLORS AgencyMakeup by Seven MooreHair by Mary McNair of Secret Services