Showcasing the Best of DC Fashion: Rising Stars 2016

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Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC Celebrated The City’s Emerging Talent
At the 2016  Rising Star Awards @ Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel

It is often said that fashion and Washington, DC do not belong in the same sentence. On Thursday, December 1st, the Fashion Group International(R)  of Greater Washington, DC Region hosted their biennial Rising Star awards event honoring Washington, DC’s emerging talent at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel.

Almost a 100 of Washington’s most fashionable people showed up to celebrate the honorees and to toast the industry at the awards reception. FGIDC’s 2016 Rising Stars were honored in the categories of Womenwear, Menswear, Jewelry and Accessories, Beauty Professionals, Beauty Products, Fashion Photography, Interiors, New Media, and Styling.

The Rising Star Awards in DC were presented by industry leaders. After presentations of awards, DJ CYD rocked the well-heeled crowd while they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Kimpton Mason & Rook.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! You are an inspiration and proof that the best is yet to come for the Washington DC fashion & creative industries.


Rising Stars 2016 Winners

Womenswear
Nicole Alfieri, Pico Vela

Menswear
Kevin Hallums & Davin Gentry – Premium Co.

Accessories
Drew Graham, SwitchWood

Jewelry
Sarah Bayot – Kicheko Gooods

Photography
Kate Warren, GoKateShoot

Interiors
Kerra Michele Huerta, Apartment Envy

New Media
Monling Lee, Color Index

Beauty: Professional
Jeff Enriquez, Makeup Machine

Beauty: Products
Kitiya King, Mischo Beauty

Styling
Stara Pezeshkian, StaraGlam


Event Photos – Courtesy of A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography


History of Rising Stars & A Word from the 2016 Nominees


Thank you from the 2016 FGIDC Board

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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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