The Art of Buying With Ken Downing

The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc presents
The Art of Buying with Ken Downing
Fashion Director & Senior VP of Neiman Marcus

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FGIDC Regional Director Elaine Mensah will lead an intimate discussion on the ins and outs of buying in the fashion industry with Ken Downing, the famed tastemaker who oversees women’s and men’s trends for Neiman Marcus, manages a team of fashion editors in the company’s New York office, and directs 200 merchants on what is fashionable and what to buy for each season.

The event will be held at a secret location to be announced before the event on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and is open to all at $25 for FGI Members and $40 for non-members.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

If you are looking for some gift ideas for this holiday season, look no further. Fashion Group International Greater Washington DC found the perfect gifts for the different types of fashionistas and fashionistos in your life. Bonus – they are locally designed, American-made and available in the DC area.

 

For the Devout Diva

The fashionista who bringing her no-detail overlooked style to the pew on Christmas, add a touch of pearl and a little sparkle this holiday season with this handcrafted garnet gemstone pendant ($157) by Virginia based Drukker Designs.  107-PEAW-GARR_W_5EP_grande

The Early Adaptor Fashionisto

The runways have predicted the return of clean-shaven faces for Spring 2016. For the early-adapter fashionisto saying goodbye to the beard trend, Grooming Lounge’s Light Horn Shaving Set ($290). Available at Grooming Lounge barbershops: Tysons Galleria and 1745 L Street, NW, Washington, DC.
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For the Edgy Minimalist

For the on-the-go girl that always looks effortlessly impeccable, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress ($280) from Erika Schrieber – especially for the holidays. The fashionable woman will probably have a lot of stylish events to attend and this look is sure fit perfectly when hopping from one event to the next. With the tasteful V-neck and modern midi split, it’s a winner.

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For the Woman with an Eye for Design

With that little black dress, they are going to have to accessorize! We LOVE the Sophie Blake NY Stella Cuff ($295). It’s just the right of edge for the girl who leaves no detail overlooked.

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The Dapper DC Dude

For the Dapper Dude always looking for ways to bring personal style to his buttoned-up work attire, the End of the Road Bow Tie by Knot by Tiffa ($35) is one of our favorite local bow tie brands. They have classic and playful prints that work for everything from office to happy hour.

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For the Girly Girl

Help her complete her elegant evening look with this classic accessory by local designer Laura Lee. The Stepping Out clutch is an elegant purse with full beading and magnetic closure ($399). Sized at 12 x 5 inches, with approximately 10,000 beads, the Stepping Out clutch is large enough to hold your essentials, and sleek enough for your favorite dress.

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For the eco-friendly beauty lover

If someone on your list goes out of their way to eat organic and live carbon-neutral but loves beauty products – The Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in Backstage Beauty will make their day ($18).  This nail lacquer is durable, high-shine and chip-resistant all the while toxin free.

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Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC Fall/Winter 2015 Trend & Fashion Presentation

Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc. Presents
Fall/Winter 2015 Trend & Fashion Presentation courtesy of CityCenterDC & Fig & Olive

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Join us for a screening of FGI’s curated trends from New York, London, Milan & Paris. Followed by live fashion presentation of the trends from CityCenterDC retailers – Zadig & Voltaire, Canali, Allen Edmonds, Morgenthal Frederics,Paul Stuart, Vince – and discussion with industry style experts (and our 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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00p-8:00p

Fig & Olive
CityCenter DC
934 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

RSVP
Members – $20
Non-Members – $35

FGIDC Hosts New Members Dinner @ TheLoftAt600F

On Monday, April 20, 2015, The Fashion Group International ® DC (FGIDC) hosted a private dinner party at the beautiful The Loft at 600F space in Downtown DC. The dinner brought together some of DC’s tastemakers interested in joining our organization and was filled with laughs, networking, and most importantly a history about FGIDC and our mission. Dinner was prepared and served by Chef Nate Hopkins, was hosted by Dinner Curated, and paired with wine from Skinny Girl Cocktails and red velvet cake from District Desserts.

See gallery below for photos from the #FGIDCNewMembers dinner (photos by The Written Runway).