Harlem’s Fashion Row founder and CEO Brandice Henderson brought a little history, a dash of art and a WHOLE lot style to her hometown when she held the HFR Memphis Fashion Art Exhibition this past Saturday at 409 S. Main Street. A Memphis native, what was suppose to be relaxing visit at home turned into one of the most buzzed about events that the city has seen.
I had the pleasure of working on the PR team for the event and with most of my work being done on my computer (you don’t even want to know how many emails and phone calls I made), the night of the show I experienced everything for the first time just like everyone else. The HFR Memphis team did NOT disappoint. 409 is a huge space, but they made use of all the rooms; the history of HFR and how it began was placed throughout on the walls, there were live models who wore canvases that you could paint on, a fashon show presentation that looped periodically throughout the evening, and 2 live fashion exhibits. The venue was PACKED.
Here are a few photos from the night.
Thank you to Houston Chaffin, one of the wonderful photographers I work with on NDLOOP. Click here to see all of the photos.
Thank you for bringing your vision home and giving people the opportunity to experience just a little of what HFR is about. Those that worked on the event are truly appreciative of your kindness, and the experience will stay with us for a lifetime.
To learn more about Harlem’s Fashion Row and the wonderful work that they do assisting emerging designers of color, click here.