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.
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
Nicole Alfieri, Pico Vela
Kevin Hallums & Davin Gentry – Premium Co.
Drew Graham, SwitchWood
Sarah Bayot – Kicheko Gooods
Kate Warren, GoKateShoot
Kerra Michele Huerta, Apartment Envy
Monling Lee, Color Index
Jeff Enriquez, Makeup Machine
Kitiya King, Mischo Beauty
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