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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Rising Star Awards 2016

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.

 

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Who Says There Is No Style In The Nation’s Capital?

FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL® OF GREATER WASHINGTON, DC CELEBRATED EMERGING TALENT INAUGURAL RISING STAR AWARDS HONORS NONE UP AND COMING STYLE STARS.

It is often said that fashion and Washington, DC do not belong in the same sentence. My, how the times have changed! On Tuesday, March 18th, the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC Region hosted its inaugural Rising Star awards event honoring Washington, DC’s emerging talent at Fabio Trabocchi’s, Casa Luca. More than 120 of Washington’s most fashionable people showed up to celebrate the honorees and to toast the industry at the awards reception, emceed by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang. Rising Stars were honored in the categories of Women’s Ready-to-Wear, Men’s Ready-to-Wear, Fine Jewelry and Accessories, Beauty Entrepreneur, Fashion Photography, Home and Interior Design, Media, and Fashion Stylist.

The Rising Star Awards in DC were presented by industry leaders, DJ Heather Femia and Rising Star winner Violetta Markelou rocked the well-heeled crowd while they enjoyed a tasting of Fabio Trabocchi’s best Italian cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Rising Stars 2014 Winners

Accessories
Camille Gabriele,  Camille Gabriele Designs
Beauty
JoElle Lee, JoElle Skin Care
Interior Design
William McGovern, McGovern Design Studio
Jewelry
Sophie Blake, Sophie Blake NY
New Media
All Things Fashion DC
Menswear
Pranov Vora & Philip Soriano, Hugh & Crye
Photography
Violetta Markelou, VM Photography
Stylist
Ariella Toloza, Ariella Faith
Womenswear
Tashia Senn, Tashia Senn Design

Rising Stars Press
Washington Post
REVAMP
All Things Fashion DC
Brightest Young Things
Pamela’s Punch
K Street Magazine
What Do I Wear
Divine Style DC
Sip With Socialites

Click HERE for photos from the event