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

 

Sourcing & Manufacturing

The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc. (FGIDC) hosted an amazing Sourcing & Manufacturing Workshop on Tuesday, May 23rd. The panel was moderated by the lovely designer Kim Elleen, and an in-depth discussion on product development, sourcing, and production kept the crowd engaged.

A huge thank you to our amazing speakers, Rosalie Ferris – Pattern Sample Sew, Zoe Zeldman – Zoe Feldman Design, Ryan Fous – Domestic Clothing Company, Brendan DeLuca – Domestic Clothing Company, and Wafiqu Chowdhury – Global Garment Sourcing Partners.

 

Lessons on Legal

The Lessons on Legal Fashion Business Workshop was a huge success! So many great gems shared, to help creatives protect their businesses.  Please join us for our next workshop on Sourcing and Manufacturing on May 23rd at 6:30 pm.  For details please click here.

Cocktails & Conversations With Creative DC Influencers

On Tuesday, March 21st an amazing group of  creative professionals enjoyed thought provoking conversations at Cocktails & Conversations at Locale Workspace.  FGIDC Director Robin Fisher and the 2017-2018 board greeted all the influencers and guests as they arrived.  The evening’s featured creative influencers included: Monling Lee (2016 Rising Star Winner), Hunt Laudi Studio and Color Index; Virginia Arrisueño, DeNada; Kerra Michele Huerta ( 2016 Rising Star Winner), Apartment Envy, Kerra Michele Interiors, and Bureau; Davin Gentry (2016 Rising Star Winner), Premium Co.; Becky Waddell, Be Clean Shop; Kevin Hallums (2016 Rising Star Winner), Premium Co.. FGIDC members and prospective members enjoyed great music as they sipped their cocktails, and discussed their future plans.