The inaugural Memphis Fashion Weekend started with a bang last night. Jack Robinson Gallery was packed with local styleites looking for the kind of high fashion show Memphis sees woefully little of. What's more, this event secures a strong place for fashion in Memphis' future — by benefiting ArtsMemphis and up-and-coming local fashion designers.
In that spirit, the night began with the Spring line from Ellis Dixon, a Memphis native who now works out of New York City. Her line was dominated by crop tops, pretty neutrals, and feminine silks and shapes.
Next up, Carol Peretz introduced a Spring line of cocktail and occasion dresses with sumptuous textures, feminine patterns, and bold colors.
And finally, Philosophy's Spring collection wowed attendees with exquisite lace details, elegant draping, and an overall ethereal quality.
Tonight we'll be heading over to A. Schwab for the second and final evening of Memphis Fashion Weekend. Stay tuned for the next installment of Catwalking in Memphis!
The big to-do benefiting ArtsMemphis begins tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at Jack Robinson Gallery, where the first fashion show will showcase spring wear from Ellis Dixon, Carol Peretz, and Philosophy.
Come back Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the second show, this time at the newly re-purposed space upstairs at A. Schwab, and gaze upon the newest lines from Annie Griffin, Billy Reid, What Goes Around Comes Around, and Neil Bieff.
But if you find yourself on South Main tomorrow without a ticket, don't fret! Not only will we be covering the event here at Style Sessions, there's also a delightful little detour you can take for a casual, sandy retreat: That's right, Le Saispas Vintage and Hoot + Louise are having a beach party.
- New and vintage spring/summer clothing!
- Drinks with the little umbrellas!
- Whatever happens!
We're sold. Now you have no excuse to stay in on Friday.
South Main is a burgeoning hotspot for boutiques, which is why you may have missed the opening of Everleah's a few months ago. Today, while out enjoying this fine first day of spring, I spotted the lovely Peyton, who ushered me in for a quick tour.
One of the things you'll notice about Everleah's is how affordable their clothes are. "Nothing over $100," Peyton tells me, and their Facebook page says the same. Chelsea Crew — one of my favorite brands of trendy shoes within my price range — lines the shelves. (The even better news? Everleah's has its stock of Chelsea Crew's winter line on sale.)
Everleah's at Station Square, 524 S. Main, 575-9090
We spotted this very fashionable duo Myralia Montgomery, 38, and Lulu Anderson, 24, grabbing lunch at Boscos Squared.
"Yes!" says Lulu. "All day, every day."