#SHOWYOURWORK : Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion 2019
I’ve always prided myself about humbly working, moving in silence, well basically not a lot of self promotion. But, in this season of doing all of the work that I do with kids, I feel like it is a must to show my work. I work hard but that’s not why I want to self promote. I want to self promote because I am in a place where I truly enjoy all that I do. I’m fortunate to have leveraged this platform as a blogger to create so many opportunities like being the Freelance Fashion Editor of the Memphis Flyer. Packaging all of my talents up to create bodies of work that allow me to be fulfilled as a creative brings me great pleasure. The latest Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue was so cool that I want to show you my work and how I pull all of my talents together for a story.
KHALIFA KOFI @khalifa.kofi
I have always been an explorative creative, one who dibbles and dabbles in many areas to stay stimulated. My interests in fashion styling, designing, photography, and even writing have weaved together sort of seamlessly. Having the know how of each, has culminated into me being a visual creative that can work on projects that are really meaningful. It also gives me the freedom to really put out work that I want to see—my own vision.
I have written, styled, and photographed the last 8 or so fashion issues for the Flyer. They each have a personal story behind each of them that stands out. The recent story was particularly meaningful because it illustrates my personal shift in sustainability. There is a big conversation around sustainability in many industries. More and more people are becoming aware of the great impact we each have individually as consumers on the planet. The fashion industry has created both dialogue and actionable steps toward how we wear clothes, produce them and consume garments. I too wanted to engage in a conversation visually about sustainability. I called up a few amazing friends of mine to photograph them and feature how they view sustainability and curating a wardrobe that is easy on the environment.
SOPHORN KUOY @sophornkuoy
Visually, it was important to make sure each model exuded confidence in personal style. Even moreso, there look was trendy and well put together. Sustainable fashion gets a really bad look visually for being granola-ish. I wanted readers to see that the looks were chic, forward but yet relatable. Each of them had a unique style but every piece of their look was either thrifted, repurposed, or custom made by a designer or brand who prioritizes sustainability in the production.
JEREMI SERRANO @lacomidadejermie
I really enjoy working with The Memphis Flyer. It is a publication that is liberal in thinking, cool people, and they give me the freedom to write about what I love with no pressure. As a creative, that is all you ask for freedom to write about what you are passionate about.