The Edit: Summer 2023

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Memphis Fashion Week
CONTENTS TABLE OF 3 schedule sponsors the look editorial about arrow upcoming classes 9 13 15 5 models emerging memphis designer project 25 30


Welcome to the sixth edition of The Edit: Memphis Fashion Week Summer Edition. We’re so excited to share with you MFW ‘23, powered by Arrow Creative. Arrow provides a home for creative entrepreneurs to ensure that Memphis continues to be a city known for culture, creativity, and forwardthinking. It is an open resource for the community to feel engaged as lifelong arts enthusiasts. Having recently graduated from University of Memphis in Visual Merchandising and Exhibition Design, I know the importance of finding a creative community. I get to see first hand how Arrow inspires artists and customers alike.

As an organization that encourages local creative’s growth through business education, access to art equipment, retail opportunities, and studio spaces, we’re excited to bring to Memphis for the eleventh year, the Emerging Memphis Designer Project. This year’s shows will focus on our local talent that is blossoming in Memphis.

Over the past five months I’ve seen MFW’s emerging designer’s meet, discuss and plan with EMDP liaison Sonin Myatt. Their garments unfold from just an idea to a work of art. Their designs are unique and innovating. I look forward to seeing them come to life on the runway.

We want to thank our sponsors, designers,stylist, and models, without whom this event would not possible. We also want to thank YOU, our supporters who join us each year to celebrate fashion and the growth of the arts in our community.



May 6th

Hand Embroidered Locket Class

May 11th

Fashion Night Out

May 12th

Emerging Memphis Designer Project Shows

May 16

Jewelry Making with Amulet

Purchase Tickets


Arrow Creative Memphis’ Creative Central

Arrow Creative, the parent non-profit of Memphis Fashion Week, is a resource for Memphis Creatives to create, shop, and learn. Located in the Cooper Young Historic District, one of the original creative districts in Memphis, Arrow is the premier source of creative entrepreneur enrichment, arts education, and art immersion for the entire community. We seek to make art accessible in order to inspire the creative spirit in all Memphians.

Arrow spun out of the momentum of Memphis Fashion Week and the Memphis Fashion Design Network, but we’re more than just fashion. Arrow is a multi-medium arts organization dedicated to promoting creativity of all kinds. The organization brings together Memphis designers, makers, photographers, fine artists, and creative entrepreneurs to form a one-roof creative district in the heart of Memphis.

“This kind of shared art making space makes so much sense. It’s something that Memphis needs.” says Arrow studio artist, Douglass Repetto of Mildly Happy. “To

have equipment that is setup and ready to go, to have people I can ask questions is really transformative as an artist. Finding Arrow has just been wonderful.”

Many makers in Memphis find themselves without the resources and space they need to create. Since the opening Arrow staff has worked to make the space a place for artists to grow as solo entrepreneurs in Memphis. Arrow provides to the art enthusiast as well as the creative entrepreneur, equipment, classes, work space, gallery exhibitions, creative studios, and a retail area to create a thriving center where art and business merge.

Since opening our forever home in September 2021, Arrow has filled our studios with designers, makers and artists, hosted summer camps for over 300 students, and provided over 80 artist a place to earn revenue as a creative business in the marketplace store. or @memphisarrowcreative for more info





Dorothy Collier

Eclectic Eye


Glo Medical Aesthetics

Grind City Brewery

Guardian Concierge

Gusmus Construction

Goulds Salon

Erika Cain

Indigo Jaren Jackson Jr.

Old Dominick Distillery

Pinki Hof



Silk N Honey

Tennessee Arts Commission

Tracey Zerwig Ford

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wardrobe: Indigo

wardrobe: Silk N Honey

accessories: Indigo

TheLook contest is a chance for local photographers to try their hand at a mult-page editorial with Memphis Fashion Week. This year’s winner, Michael Butler, is no stranger to fashion photography and created a stunning collection of images, shot at the famous Paula & Raiford’s Disco in Downtown Memphis. Michael worked with up and coming model, Lilliana from Lucid Models, stylist Sophie Murphy and styling assistant Laura Grace Stafford, clothing from Indigo, Silk N Honey, and EMDP Devario Looney, and Hair and Makeup by the treasured Memphis institution, Gould’s Salon. To learn more about Michael Butler visit: @_one901

wardrobe: Silk N Honey

wardrobe: EMDP Devario Looney

wardrobe: Indigo

Offering complete Salon and Spa services since 1932. Keeping Memphis beautiful. Offering complete Salon and Spa services since 1932. Keeping Memphis beautiful.


Angel Arrington

Lilliana Baker

Lucid Models

Breanna Buford BMG Models Atlanta

Gabby Caraway

Lucid Models

Jazzett Vinson Carpenter

Chloe Horton

Lucid Models

Karsyn Laufenberg

Ana Marie Mann

Allie Manning

Margaret Moss Lucid Models

Sabrina Murrell

Caroline Odom Lucid Models

Keely Parrett

Lucid Models

Hope Riney

Jane Riney

Ellie Schreiner

Amelia Simpson Lucid Models

Kiswana Williams

Cat Wilson

Kendall Woodard

Larissa Wright Lucid Models



Antonio Jones

Josh Nichols

Kelly Martin

Kyra Condo

Laura Grace Stafford

Lina Dweik

Sonin Myatt

Sophie Murphy

Lauren Tester

Barbara Tester

Camilla Curran

Gould’s Salon

Whitney Wiggs

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