Who Says There Is No Style In The Nation’s Capital?

FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL® OF GREATER WASHINGTON, DC CELEBRATED EMERGING TALENT INAUGURAL RISING STAR AWARDS HONORS NONE UP AND COMING STYLE STARS.

It is often said that fashion and Washington, DC do not belong in the same sentence. My, how the times have changed! On Tuesday, March 18th, the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC Region hosted its inaugural Rising Star awards event honoring Washington, DC’s emerging talent at Fabio Trabocchi’s, Casa Luca. More than 120 of Washington’s most fashionable people showed up to celebrate the honorees and to toast the industry at the awards reception, emceed by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang. Rising Stars were honored in the categories of Women’s Ready-to-Wear, Men’s Ready-to-Wear, Fine Jewelry and Accessories, Beauty Entrepreneur, Fashion Photography, Home and Interior Design, Media, and Fashion Stylist.

The Rising Star Awards in DC were presented by industry leaders, DJ Heather Femia and Rising Star winner Violetta Markelou rocked the well-heeled crowd while they enjoyed a tasting of Fabio Trabocchi’s best Italian cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Rising Stars 2014 Winners

Accessories
Camille Gabriele,  Camille Gabriele Designs
Beauty
JoElle Lee, JoElle Skin Care
Interior Design
William McGovern, McGovern Design Studio
Jewelry
Sophie Blake, Sophie Blake NY
New Media
All Things Fashion DC
Menswear
Pranov Vora & Philip Soriano, Hugh & Crye
Photography
Violetta Markelou, VM Photography
Stylist
Ariella Toloza, Ariella Faith
Womenswear
Tashia Senn, Tashia Senn Design

Rising Stars Press
Washington Post
REVAMP
All Things Fashion DC
Brightest Young Things
Pamela’s Punch
K Street Magazine
What Do I Wear
Divine Style DC
Sip With Socialites

Click HERE for photos from the event

Calypso St. Barth Georgetown Store Opening: FGIDC Exclusive Party on Feb. 11

Calypso St. Barth

Fashion Group International DC Regional Director, Aba Kwawu

Invites you to a private celebration of Calypso St. Barth’s new Georgetown Boutique

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

6:30-8:30 PM

Guest will enjoy a VIP discount and 10% of sales benefit Fashion Group International DC

Calypso St. Barth

3307 M Street NW, Washington, DC

202-337-1371

RSVP to georgetown@calypsostbarth.com (FGI Members)  

 

Cocktails and hor’doeuvres courtesy of Malmasion, Flight Song & Mumm Napa 

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Fashionable New Year Party and Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Presentation

fgidc spring summer 2014
Please Join Us For A
Fashionable New Year Party and Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Presentation

Hosted by
Christopher Reiter at Muleh

 

1821 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
6:30pm-9pm

Cocktails | Music | Celebration

FGI Members: Free
Non-members: $35

RSVP: https://fgidcspringtrend2014.eventbrite.com

Members, please arrive promptly at 6:30pm to attend Annual Meeting and come prepared to vote for the subsequent term board members.

 

About FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL: Fashion Group International (FGI) is a global, non-profit professional association established in 1928 with more than 5,000 members of influence including executives, designers and entrepreneurs representing all areas of the fashion, beauty and design industries. With more than thirty chapters around the world, FGI provides a high-profile forum to promote fashion and beauty.  fgi.org

FGIDC PRESENTS… RISING STARS!

Rising Star Nominations
Recognizing emerging talent in the
Fashion and Design industries
 

September 20th 2013

 
Nomination Registration Opens
November 15th 2013
Nomination Registration Closes
March 14th 2013
Rising Star winners announced
at Inaugural Awards Event
Please click on categories below. Print out and complete the form
send via email: risingstarsFGI@gmail.com

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE November 15th, 2013

CLICK THE CATEGORY TO NOMINATE

The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington DC, Inc. is pleased to announce the Inaugural FGI DC Rising Star Awards event to be held in March 2014. This event recognizes emerging talent in the Fashion and Design industries in Washington DC’s metropolitan area. An integral part of this exciting evening will be the awards presentation where outstanding individuals and/or companies will be saluted for their innovation, creativity and accomplishments.  We ask each and every FGI member to be part of the process by bringing these cutting edge names center stage.The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington DC, Inc., is pleased to announce the Inaugural FGI DC Rising Star Awards event to be held in March 2014. This event recognizes emerging talent in the Fashion and Design industries in Washington DC’s metropolitan area. An integral part of this exciting evening will be the awards presentation where outstanding individuals and/or companies will be saluted for their innovation, creativity and accomplishments. We ask each and every FGI member to be part of the process by bringing these cutting edge names center stage.

We will be choosing one Rising Star from three nominees in each category which includes: Women’s RTW, Men’s RTW, Fine Jewelry/ Accessories, Beauty Entrepreneur, Fashion Photography, Home / Interior Design, Media and Fashion Stylist. Become part of the process by filling out the attached Rising Star Awards Nominee application by Friday, November 15, 2013. FGI members will conduct final judging. Each Rising Star will be announced at the Rising Star Awards ceremony. Candidates under serious consideration will be contacted prior to final selection to assess their qualifications.

The Rising Star Creative Committee will review all nominee applications to ensure that each proposed nominee meets the eligibility requirements. A minimum of three Rising Star semi-finalists in each of the above categories will be selected by the committee and will be notified in writing by Friday, November 22, 2013. FGI board members and guest judges conduct final judging. Each Rising Star winner will be announced at the Rising Star Awards ceremony.

You’re Invited to FGI Networking & Summer Soirée

fgidc summer soiree 2013
Fashion Illustration by Nam Nguyen
Join us on June 26th for Fashion Group International Networking & Summer Soirée .
Learn more about FGI, meet our newest members, mingle with the board as we sip, snack and socialize at the newly opened Malmaison. A don’t miss fashionable soirée at a swanky new hot spot.
Date: June 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost:
Members: Complimentary (members must register)
Non-Members: $15.00
Location:
Malmaison DC
Georgetown
3401 K Street, NW

*Metered street parking is available on K/Water stree, just outside Malmaison