Last Saturday, Memphis-native Brandice Henderson celebrated five years of Harlem's Fashion Row with an event in South Main in Memphis.
Harlem's Fashion Row began with a single fashion show in 2007. The mission of the organization is to celebrate and help foster diversity in the fashion industry.
Henderson said the event was inspired by the venue at 409 South Main. She used a team of Memphis fashion professionals, students and models to pull together the affair.
Henderson checking out the surroundings during the event:
A few hundred people came out dressed to the nines to support the cause. Guests were invited to paint the dresses of three models who posed on pedestals.
Moziah Bridges, of Mo's Bows, provided bow ties for the ushers. He and his mom (pictured below, in the middle and right) also took in one of the three fashion shows.
The fashion shows featured men's and women's pieces by Sammy B., Bethune Bros, Imani Lia and Laquan Smith (the gold dress.).
In one of the rooms upstairs, a model played the piano, while others, dressed up like 1940's beauties, held various poses.
In a second room, models with black mask-style eye makeup and super high ponytails posed to the beat of bongo drums.
For more information about Harlem's Fashion Row please visit their web site.