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.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington D.C., Inc (FGIDC) will host its 2016 Rising Stars Awards event at Kimpton Mason & Rook in Washington, DC.
Seventeen years ago, The Fashion Group International created Rising Stars to identify the emerging talents whose creativity and vision are recognized. Joseph Altuzzara and Jennifer Fleiss & Jennifer Hyman for Rent the Runway are just a few Rising Stars honored by FGI before they became fashion “it” brands.
FGIDC introduced Rising Stars in 2014 and the event recognizes the DC area’s brightest and most notable emerging fashion, beauty, and design industry professionals.
To learn more about the Rising Stars Awards, see this year’s nominees and get your tickets to join us in honoring and celebrating them.
The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc presents The Art of Buying with Ken Downing Fashion Director & Senior VP of Neiman Marcus
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.
Yesterday, SoulCycle West End hosted FGIDC members and our friends for an amazing Cardio Party! THANK YOU SOULCYCLE! We were treated to an intense sweat session that got us motivated and ready for the Summer. Our instructor Abby was the best and we couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off the season. Check out #FGIDCSweat on Instagram to see photos!
Heather Menis, Marketing & Publicity Chair, was on Let’s Talk Live sharing some spring trends (courtesy of #FGIDCMember Redeem and lovely models of #FGIDCMember T.H.E. Artist Agency) that will be coming up soon, and will be presented at our Spring Trends & Photo Exhibit. The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington D.C. spring trends event will be held at the Warner Theater on Tuesday, February 9th. Tickets for the event are available at fgidcspring2016trends.eventbrite.com
Elaine Mensah, Director of Fashion Group International D.C., shows Meaghan Mooney some spring fashion trends from Cusp Georgetown, with models from #FGIDCMember T.H.E Artist Agency, and talks about our upcoming spring trends & photo exhibit on Great Day Washington. The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington D.C. spring showcase will be held at the Warner Theater on Tuesday, February 9th. Tickets for the event are available at fgidcspring2016trends.eventbrite.com