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!

Summer 2017 – Men On The Move

Fashion Group International® DC Presents
SS17 Men On The Move

On June 22, 2017 at 7p.m. The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc will present Men On The Move at Paul Stuart CityCenterDC.  Men On The Move will feature international leaders of the fashion industry discussing the male’s perspective of the predominately female-dominated fashion industry and the increasing market share of men’s fashion in the industry. The panel will be moderated by Timothy R. Lowery the General Manager of CityCenterDC. Our international and domestic panelists include:

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)

Complimentary gourmet bites from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and complimentary libations from District Distilling Co. will be served.
Adding to the festivities, an after party will follow at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House!

WHEN:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:
Paul Stuart
906 I St NW, Washington DC 20001

FGIDC Members – $25
Non-Members – $35

*Tickets Are Limited

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Timothy R. Lowery 

Timothy R. Lowery has been with the international real estate firm Hines since 2002 and has been responsible for the management, coordination, due diligence, project management and leasing of over seven (7) million square-feet of property developed and acquired by Hines in multiple regions during his tenure with the company. Timothy is a Senior Manager with Hines and serves as the General Manager of the CityCenterDC project. After being in multiple locations during his career, Timothy now considers Washingtonian, DC home and is a proud Washingtonian…named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top ten Washington, DC Style Setters of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Auriemma

Ralph Auriemma has now been the creative Director of Paul Stuart, a bastion of classic American menswear and timeless style, for over 4 years. A sartorial institution that has successfully maintained an extremely high quality of design and construction since its inception in 1938. Paul Stuart takes its inspiration from the golden-age of Hollywood, finding the fine balance between the brash and the understated in its creations. Ralph Auriemma is responsible for this meticulous approach to the American sartorial powerhouse, and knows a thing or two about the industry – he’s a veteran of the menswear scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Nettey

Working in Menswear buying for over a decade. Started as an assistant buyer for one of the biggest department stores in London Debenhams where he worked on men’s accessories and eventually footwear.

He then got head hunted to Next where he took the helm as the buyer for the men’s footwear division. Recently covered by GQhttp://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/gq-menswear-briefing-5-january-2017, he left the retailer to join the International footwear supplier Sugi International, where he has established the firm’s first U.K office, as the Head of design and development .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Quaye

Sam is the EMEA Planning Manager at Nike, overseeing performance and athletic wear. He is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a successful tracks record, he has been working in the fashion industry for over 12 years. He began his career at the high end and design led British brand Kurt Geiger, and worked for the most desirable international brands including Fred Perry, Harrods and Ralph Lauren across Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael James Lee

Michael is currently the buying manager for Coach, looking after men’s and women’s runway collection for the the European business across retail and wholesale.  He previously worked at Ralph Lauren as buyer for men’s wovens and purple label, All Saints as menswear buyer, and bought branded sportswear at Debenhams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anton Papich

Anton Papich, part of the award winning duo of Anton+Prehn, has a passion for creating sensuous images that envelope the viewers’ senses. Focusing primarily on fashion editorials and celebrity portraiture and inspired by the images of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman, his cutting edge style has been seen in countless editorial publications ranging from Surface magazine, Essence, Italian Vogue, PopLife, Food, as well as virtually every publication in the D.C. Metropolitan area including Modern Luxury, Capitol File, Washington Life, Baltimore Bride and Washingtonian. Twenty five years after embarking on this creative journey he continues to divide his time between D.C., NY and LA.

Inspiration From The Men In Motion

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On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 FGIDC hosted their second MEN IN MOTION talk at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store in Chevy Chase. The talk was paired off with whiskey tasting, snacks, and coffee tasting from Organo. Additionally, over $200 worth of swag that each attendee received from Grooming Lounge, Whiskey Ginger, Switchwood, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

A panel discussion with some of the top leading men in the industry followed, which was, moderated Timothy Lowery, General Manager of CityCenterDC. The panel consisted of Omar Aboudi, Brand Manager of Isaia; Jordan Jackson, Designer Men’s Apparel for Under Armour; Tamon George, Co-Founder of the Creative Theory; and Wafiqu Chowdhury, Garment Manufacturer for Global Garment Sourcing Partners. Question after question from the 60+ attendees indicated FGI struck a chord with the men’s fashion & lifestyle community. There was a real hunger for conversation and action when it came to the needs of the men’s lifestyle sector. Omar Aboudi and Tamon George spoke to the influence that men have in the men’s fashion industry and that “men need a reference point” because they generally don’t follow trends as fast as women. Jordan Jackson also found interesting that his market likes to post and share their outfits on social media. When asked by Timothy Lowery “what is one thing you want everyone to leave with” Wafiqu responded “do you! Do what makes you feel confident and exudes your personal taste.”

Still Looking for Places to Shop?

With the weather getting nicer – hopefully – outdoor shopping seems more and more enjoyable. If you are still looking for places to shop after our initial suggestions, here are a few more places to check out for those days you just want to get out of the house or need some retail therapy.

CityCenterDC

CityCenterDC

Downtown DC has become more and more popular with CityCenterDC,  who also sponsored our Fall 2015 trends presentation .Whether you are just window shopping, or you are having a treat yourself day, there are numerous upscale shopping opportunities form Hermes to a Caudalie spa. Also, on your way out don’t forget to get yourself a piece of crack pie form Milk Bar.

 Eastern Market

Eastern Market

Eastern Market is a DC institution with a farmers market that offers a wide array of produce, flowers, baked goods, delicatessen, meats, and much more. With the arts and crafts fair on Saturdays and flea market on Sundays that feature antiques, arts, crafts, and imported goods; there is always something to see.

Union Station

Union Station

The city’s train station, Union Station is home to upscale shops and restaurants. With over 130 stores and numerous restaurants. There is always something to look at. Union Station is also a great place to catch a dinner and movie.

Metro Center

7th St Metro Center

If you are looking for some inexpensive retail therapy Metro Center is where it is at. With staples, such as Zara and H&M, you are sure to find something in style and inexpensive. If you are looking for a bit more luxe, check out Upstairs on 7th where you can get women’s couture fashion and accessories.

14th & U Street

14th&U

There are numerous places to shop at 14th & U street corridor. Redeem is the place to go if you have a more minimalist style. Their clothes are simple, yet unique and upscale for both men and women.  However, if you are shopping for just the men in your life, Whiskey Ginger is the place to stop by. There you can find fashionable men’s clothing and accessories.

Bethesda Row
Bethesda Row

Bethesda Row has a unique mix of shopping and good eats. Nando’s anyone? Bethesda Row has everything in one spot. Sportswear, casual wear, to womenswear there is no need to go anywhere else.

 

Now time to go shopping!

Fall Fashion Live at CityCenterDC and Fig & Olive!

On Tuesday, October 7, 2015, the Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc hosted our bi-annual trend presentation hosted by CityCenterDC and Fig & Olive. With over 50 of DC’s style set present, we screened a video presentation of the major trends from all 4 fashion weeks around the world and then followed it up with a live fashion presentation of the trends from CityCenterDC retailers – Zadig & Voltaire, Canali, Allen Edmonds, Morgenthal Frederics, Paul Stuart, Vince.

Our industry style experts (and FGIDC members!) Robin Fisher of Polished Image & Style, Alton Barber of Best Dressed Man On The Planet, Marissa Schneider of Gilt City DC, and James Cornwell Celebrity Stylist and Co-Owner of Iva Bella Salon walked the attendees through the trends.

The ambiance in the White Room at Fig & Olive was beautiful, ethereal, and inviting. Guests were served cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the models, sponsored by T.H.E. Artist Agency, were stunning in their presentation of the looks. The team at Iva Bella Salon sponsored the hair and makeup and did a fabulous job highlighting the beauty trends of the season.

Here are photos from the night courtesy of AnD Creatives.