2017 FGIDC Holiday Party

FGIDC members and friends toasted the holiday season and celebrated the end of a successful year Dec. 6 at Capitale DC – and a merry time was had by all!

Thanks again to our amazing sponsors: Mike Isabella Concepts, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets, Elegance and Simplicity, a Little Bit of Whimsy Photography and DJ Fanci! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more images!

Cocktails & Conversation – Summer 2017

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, The Fashion Group International ® DC (FGIDC) hosted some of DC’s top creative tastemakers and innovators at the Summer 2017 Cocktails and Conversation networking event.  The event was held at the beautiful Vida Penthouse Pool Club in Washington DC.   At the event all the new 2017 incoming members were highlighted and celebrated in true FGIDC fashion and style!  It was truly a night to remember.

See gallery below for photos from the event (photos by The AnD Creatives).

 

 

 

International Men On The Move

On the evening of Thursday, June 22, 2017 FGIDC hosted their third annual men’s event, MEN ON THE MOVE at the Paul Stuart Store in CityCenterDC.  The beautiful home of the luxury retailer was the perfect location to host such an esteemed international executive panel.  Attendees enjoyed gourmet bites from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and complimentary specialty cocktails from District Distilling Co.. Additionally, gift cards from Grooming Lounge, and Blank Label were presented to each attendee.

The panel discussion was lead by Timothy R. Lowery, General Manager of CityCenterDC.  The international and domestic executive panel included:

Ralph Auriemma – Creative Director, Paul Stuart (New York, NY)
Samuel Nettey – Head of Design & Development, Sugi International (London, UK)
Sam Quaye – DTC Planning Manager, Nike Headquarters in (Amsterdam, NL)
Michael James Lee – Buying Manager, Coach (London, UK)
Anton Papich – Fashion Photographer (Washington, DC)

The discussion covered everything from how each participant got their start in the fashion industry, to the current state of the global retail environment and the men’s category within it. As the panel came to a close questions were addressed by the 90+ attendees.

Once the event was over, the festivities continued next door at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House for an amazing after party!

FW17 Trend Presentation + Marketing and Social Media Trends

On Thursday, June 1 2017, The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc. (FGIDC) hosted the FW17 Trend Presentation + Marketing and Social Media Workshop.  After reviewing the FW17 Trend Presentation, the panel and workshop participants dove into an in-depth discussion on the current social media and marketing trends.  The panelists also shared the strategies they have used to grow their following and business.  A huge thank you to our amazing panelists for being so transparent, and an absolute great time!

Angela Bobo (Moderator + FGIDC Board) – TAA PR
Ambyr Hanks (Panelist + FGIDC Board) – HZDG
Sarah Phillips (Panelist) – 52 Thursdays
Heloise McKee (Panelist) – Mintwood Home