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Emerging Memphis Designer Project

The Emerging Memphis Designer Project was built out of a need in the Memphis community for local emerging designers to present their pieces to a wider audience.  Memphis Fashion Week works with selected designers through a seven month process to educate and promote local designs.  At the end of the process Memphis Fashion Week hopes to see the designers grow their skills, promote their businesses and enhance the design industry in Memphis.

Memphis Fashion Week issues a call for sketches each fall.  Designers must present new designs for Spring/Summer and should have sales less than 50,000/year as a fashion designer. Selected designers have approximately six months to make their designs runway-ready by selecting fabrics, creating patterns, sewing their pieces, and fitting models. Finally, they present designs on the runway with professional  models, hair, and makeup. EMDP showcases teen collections, single designs and mini collections from more than 20 emerging Memphis designers. Collections are judged by local fashion insiders and winners receive a partial scholarship to Arrow Community Education classes, cash prizes and a membership to Arrow fashion creatives.

Memphis Fashion Week issues a call for sketches each fall.  Designers must present new designs for Spring/Summer and should have sales less than 50,000/year as a fashion designer. Selected designers have approximately six months to make their designs runway-ready by selecting fabrics, creating patterns, sewing their pieces, and fitting models. Finally, they present designs on the runway with professional models, hair, and makeup at Memphis College of Art. EMDP showcases both single designs and mini collections from more than a dozen emerging Memphis designers.  Collections are judged by local fashion insiders and winners receive a partial scholarship to the Memphis College of Art Continuing Educations classes and a membership to The Lab by Memphis Fashion Design Network, a $600 value.