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Meet the Designers 

STAR HAWKS

Occupation:

Store Manager at Francesca’s at Wolfchase, Pastor at Creative Kingdom Expression, and MFW Head stylist

Design Education: The Art Institute of New York City

Memphis Fashion Week is:

Creating the largest fashion pulse Memphis has ever seen!

ADRIAN DUKE

Occupation:

Full-time Student

Proudest Accomplishment:

Being given the opportunity to participate in Memphis Fashion Week. It has led to the beginning of my

career.

Favorite Local Boutique:

The Attic

MEG SAUNDERS

Occupation:

Model, currently with Next Model Management

Proudest Accomplishment:

Being featured in Italian Vogue.

Memphis Fashion Week is:

An amazing way to meet local talent and see how the fashion culture is developing in Memphis.

HEIDI NEWSOM

Years Designing:

Professionally, 13 years.

My Inspirations:

The diversity of Memphis and the architecture. The Pyramid and the bridge are such icons in this city. I wanted to use those lines in my tribal design.

KATHRYN HEARD + ALLIE BUCKMEISTER

Design Education:

Savannah College of Art and Design illustration class.

Our Collection:

Is a sophisticated yet edgy twist on classic gender roles.

Fabric/Textiles Used:

Solid satins and crepe de chine.

DONNA HATHAWAY

Occupation:

University Professor

My Collection:

Is surprising to those who don’t expect such versatility in leather fashions.

Textiles Used:

Leather

Memphis Fashion Week is:

A great opportunity to be inspired.

JALONA FALKNER

Occupation:

Founder & CEO of dfBradley, Custom lifestyle apparel for women

Favorite Local Boutique:

Dean of Fashion

Memphis Fashion Week is:

Intense but a wonderful opportunity. 

Memphis Fashion is:

Taking flight.

CLARA SEIGLER

Occupation:

Student

My Collection:

Is all about the details.

Favorite Local Boutique:

Madewell

Fashion Indulgence:

Lambskin leather

Memphis Fashion is:

Laidback and fun.

CAITLYN HAY

Occupation:

Student

Years Designing:

EMDP has been my first design experience.

Fashion Indulgence:

Avant Garde

My Inspirations:

Street style and popular trends.

LAUREL AMATANGELO

Occupation:

Art Director at Archer>Malmo

Years Designing:

This is my first time designing.

Fashion Indulgence:

Shoes, because it’s something I can’t make.

My Collection:

Projects confidence and strength - to empower while being easy to wear.

ANDREA WHITEHEAD

Design Education:

Columbus College of Art & Design

Proudest Accomplishment:

Graduating college.

Favorite Local Boutique:

Wish

My Inspirations:

The 90’s and city night life.

TARA SKELLEY

Favorite Local Boutique:

Hoot & Louise

Memphis Fashion Week is:

Dynamic and cosmopolitan.

My Inspirations:

Vintage travel postcards.

Fabric/Textiles Used:

Original designs printed on silks and cottons.

PRINCESS ADAMS

Occupation:

Cashier at Kroger

My Collection:

Is colorful, unique, and speaks my own style.

Fabric/Textiles Used:

Organza and shantung, taffeta and tissue faille, cotton sateen and grosgrain ribbon.

SARAH HASCHER-NOWLIN

Years Designing:

20

Proudest Accomplishment:

Pursuing a career in art/design and not hesitating to jump into a variety of new creative ventures.

My Collection:

Is inspired by the movement and vibrance of colorful birds in flight, juxtaposed with clean lines on white fabrics.

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HEIDI NEWSOM

Years Designing:

Professionally, 13 years.

My Inspirations:

The diversity of Memphis and the architecture. The Pyramid and the bridge are such icons in this city. I wanted to use those lines in my tribal design.

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