Just like the autumn weather, fall fashion brings change. And like the temperature drop, the new looks and styles of fall will be most welcome. Ironically, as our blazing summer temperatures finally cool, the colors of fall arrive to warm us up all over again. Elsewhere, fashion trends are dictated by designers and their runway models, but in Memphis, our style is authentically idiosyncratic.
We selected this year's Flyer fashion models at the Peabody Hotel's summer Rooftop Parties, and the final four brought their own style to our shoot. We mixed that up with a balance of vintage pieces and fresh-off-the-runway looks — along with a generous serving of Memphis grit.
The shoot took place on Summer Avenue in the Propcellar building, a brick-and-ivy edifice that feels very SoCal. Just as Memphis music is a gumbo of soul, rap, and punk, the city's — and our models' — fashion sense is a patchwork of sophistication and funk. Enjoy.
Green felt hat; navy and white knit jacket; sunglasses; all from Lansky 126. Grey T-shirt from Baer's Den in Laurelwood. Vintage gold maxi ruffled skirt from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Handmade copper earrings from Bead Couture on Broad Avenue.
Black hat from Stock & Belle on South Main. Vintage bolero jacket from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Plaid button-down from the Attic in Overton Square. Handmade sterling earrings by Question the Answer available on www.questiontheanswer.com.
Teal hat from Lansky 126. Vintage lavender dress shirt and vintage brown Levi's; both from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Grey zip-front sweater from Baer's Den in Laurelwood.
Sportscoat; jeans; plaid button-down; all from Baer's Den in Laurelwood. Tony Allen graphic T-shirt from Stock & Belle. Sunglasses, model's own.
Sunglasses, from Lansky 126. Vintage bomber jacket from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Blush pink dress; wrap belt; both from Stock & Belle. Handmade agate choker by Brave Design available at Joseph. Bra from Coco & Lola's on South Cox.
Button-down from Lansky 126. Vintage tie and vintage Levi's corduroys from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Sunglasses, belt, and watch all model's own.
Vintage puffer vest from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. White striped button-down from Lansky 126. Raw denim; leather bracelets; both from Stock & Belle on South Main. Watch, model's own.
Vintage wool peacock coat with mink collar from Found Memphis on Broad Avenue. Handmade earrings by Question the Answer from www.questiontheanswer.com. Handmade copper cuff from Bead Couture on Broad Avenue.
Special thanks to:
• Christopher Padgett, makeup artist; Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Macy's Oak Court
• Models: Amanda Ampie, Taryn Leebelt, Jay Rodriguez, Darryl Smith
• Memphis Pizza Cafe