Memphis Fashion Week 2018 commenced Thursday night, with the Fashion Night Out Party at a popup concept shop on Highland. We were reminded of New York Fashion Night Out, but in the way unique way stylish Memphians come out and party. Attendees were the first to shop the designer looks that will be shown during the rest of Memphis Fashion Week.
It was a beautiful night of style, fashion, food, and drinks — and a really good time! The goal of Fashion Night Out is to create a flow of buying and brand recognition for local designers and retailers to benefit Memphis Fashion Fund and the Emerging Designers Project.
I am a huge fan of this event and how it reveals Memphis' sense of style — and getting the opportunity to chat with industry friends in the city. And I snapped a few pictures! You'll see Memphis legends like Babbie Lovett having a conversation with African designer Ituen Basi, who has designs in the African Print Fashion Exhibit, plus fashion industry professionals and influencers and just some of the stylish people who call Memphis home.