Monday, December 14, 2009

The Stars Came Out at the Fashion & Lifestyle Awards

Monday, November 9, 2009

FGI Dallas Mixes and Mingles at Turtletique

In the photo: from left to right.(Turtletique owner and stylists) Audrey Adams, Barbare Kille (boutique owner), Pamela Cobb, Dimitra Johnson

Fashion Group members of Dallas love retail! Barbara Kille, owner of Turtletique luxury boutique on Lovers Lane in Dallas, shared her love for retail with FGI members and guests on November 3rd at a mix and mingle event. Kille has owned the store for 6 years and sees a Renaissance for luxury and glam as customers are bringing in new clients.

According to Barbara, Turtletique's success is predicated on its stylists and providing great service. Her stylists include Dimitra Johnson, Pamela Cobb, and Audrey Adams. Ms Kille says customers are demanding color for Fall 09 and some of the trends that are translating into sales are leggings, tunics, cardigans, jewelry, great bags, belts, dresses and jackets.

By:

Marilyn Stewart

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FGI Dallas Pleads Guilty... to Loving Fashion!

FGI of Dallas Rocks at Neiman’s Fashion Night Out

(Dallas) Sept. 2009 – Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas rocked at the Neiman Marcus Fashion’s Night Out at Willow Bend on Thursday, September 3, 2009. The special event for Fashion Group members was created by FGI member and NM Public Relations Manager, Chuck Steelman. It proved to be a race against the clock as members played a fashion hunt game to win a pair of fabulous Chanel sunglasses.


Members attended the Top Ten Trends Fashion Presentation, shoe and handbag fashion show, met shirt designer Robert Stock for Robert Graham in the Men’s Store, and had photo ops with Miss Texas, Kristen Blair. Book signing took place by Ebby Halliday, “The First Lady of Real Estate” and Mike Cox, “The History of Texas Oil”. The most popular vignette was the fashion illustration artist who patiently sketched customers’ portraits throughout the evening.

















The final event of the evening was the Major Black Dress Fashion Presentation in the “Leopard Lounge”. Members shopped till they dropped and the lucky winner of the Chanel sunglasses was Amy Harper, RD Elect for FGI.









FGI Dallas Put Their Best Face Forward

(Dallas) Sept. 2009 – Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas held a half-day beauty event at Marc Event Gallery in Dallas on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Produced and moderated by Jan Strimple, this program featured the pros in the beauty world discussing everything about your face from the neck up. Members heard frank talk about procedures, treatments and ingredients that provide real solutions for your skin and solid information about staving-off and shaving the years. The panel of experts included:


  • Ramsey J. Choucair, MD, Board-certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Farhad Nirromand, MD, Board-certified Dermatologist
  • Renee Rouleau, Skin Care Expert & Celebrity Esthetician
  • Dr. Clint Herzog, Cosmetic Dentist and Owner, FLOSS Dental
  • Lana Bradley Lic.Ac.Dipl., MSAOM, Oriental Medicine Practitioner
  • Cindy DeMaggie, Eyebrow and Waxing Expert
  • Sunita M., Eyebrow Threading Specialist, The Threading Studio
  • Anna Phillips, Eyelash Extension Expert, The Lash Lounge
  • Cees Penning of Renee Rouleau, Cosmetic Permanent Makeup Artist
  • Lisa R. Bauer, R.M. A., Aesthetic Skin and Laser Specialist, Drs. Hamra and Choucair

Members asked questions and saw demonstrations of several beauty techniques. At the end of the program, special guest, Raul Rodriguez, M.D. of Rejuvenex Medical introduced the latest body slimming laser therapy, Zerona as an alternative to invasive surgeries.




Monday, August 24, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces V.O.D. as the 2009 Retail Award Honoree!

FGI Dallas Announces V.O.D. as the 2009 Retail Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Rachelle Dauphinee as the 2009 Jewelry Award Honoree!


FGI Dallas Announces Rachelle Dauphinee as the 2009 Jewelry Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Sartel as the Fashion Design 2009 Award Honoree!


FGI Dallas Announces Sartel as the 2009 Fashion Design Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Friday, August 21, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Holly Haber as the 2009 Communication Award Honoree!

FGI Dallas Announces Holly Haber as the 2009 Communication Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

FGI Dallas Career Day 2008 Winner Shirin Askari Makes Project Runway!

Anyone who attended FGI Dallas' Career Day 2008 will remember Shirin Askari. She walked the runway THREE TIMES, winning 1st Place in Suiting/Outerwear, 1st Place in Wool, and Best of Show. In 2007 Shirin won 1st Place in Cocktail/Evening and 2nd Place in Suiting/Outerwear. Now this talented young designer is walking the big runway, Project Runway, that is. Don't miss Career Day 2008 Winner Shirin Askari as she competes in Season 6 of Project Runway!

Take a look at this video of Shirin's audition for Project Runway where one of the judges says "Let's be honest, I feel like you were probably one of the best in your class, if not the best." We can vouch for her... she was!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Conduit Gallery as the 2009 Art Award Honoree!




FGI
Dallas Announces Conduit Gallery as the 2009 Art Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Danielle Teylor as the 2009 Accessories Award Honoree!

FGI Dallas Announces Danielle Teylor as the 2009 Accessories Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Trisha Wilson as the 2009 Interior Design Award Honoree!

FGI Dallas Announces Trisha Wilson as the 2009 Interior Design Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Friday, August 7, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Stephan Pyles as the 2009 Lifestyle Award Honoree!

FGI Dallas Announces Stephan Pyles as the 2009 Lifestyle Award Honoree! The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards will be held on Friday, November 20th 2009 at W Loft, 2350 Victory Park Lane. Tickets are available at www.fgiwards.com. To sponsor this event contact Terri at 214-642-1124.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

FGI Dallas Wants to Help You Put Your Best Face Forward!

FGI Dallas wants to help you put your best face forward! Join Jan Strimple, Program Designer and Moderator, on September 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm for Facing Your Future. Listen to the pros discuss procedures, treatments, and ingredients that provide real solutions for your face.

Panelists include:
Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Farhad Niroomand, M.D., Dermatologist
Renée Rouleau, Skin Care Expert & Celebrity Esthetician
Dr. Clint Herzog, Cosmetic Dentist and Owner, FLOSS Dental
Lana Bradley Lic.Ac.Dipl.,MSAOM, Oriental Medicine Practitioner
Cindy DiMaggio, Eyebrow and Waxing Expert
Sunita M., Eyebrow Threading Specialist, The Threading Studio
Anna Phillips, Eyelash Extension Expert, The Lash Lounge
Cees Penning of Renée Rouleau, Cosmetic Permanent Makeup Artist
Lisa R. Bauer, R.M.A., Aesthetic Skin and Laser Specialist, Drs. Hamra and Choucair

Don't miss your chance to win some of these fabulous raffle items!
Raffle tickets are available here.
You do not have to be present to win!

Value

Raffle Item(s)

$1250

ArteFill permanent filler treatment with Dr. Niroomand

$ 800

(2) laser/photofacial treatments from Dr. Niroomand

$ 700

Jan Marini skin research products from Lisa Bauer

$ 500

Whitening gift certificate at FLOSS

$ 500

Gift certificate towards consultation/evaluation/medically supervised skin care products and treatments and/or non-surgical aesthetic enhancements from Dr. Choucair

$ 384

Procyte skin products from Lisa Bauer

$ 350

Cranberry Brasion Facial given by Renee Rouleau and a collection of Renee Rouleau products

$ 350

Choice of 3 cosmetic acupuncture services coupled with initial consultation with Lana Bradley

$ 300

Gift certificate from hair/makeup artist Kristi Luv for haircut/ color/blow out and air brush makeup

$ 250

Lady Primrose Basket

$ 250

Set of lash extensions The Lash Lounge

$ 250

Steve Tate/Sheba Art Gallery – hand painted jeans

$ 222

Nia 24 skin therapy products from Lisa Bauer

$ 220

i.S. Clinical skin products from Lisa Bauer

$ 200

Gift certificate for eyebrow procedure with Cees Penning

$ 200

Gift certificate for skin evaluation/facial with Lisa Bauer

$ 95

J.D.Miller/Samuel Lynne Art Gallery coffee table art book

$ 80

i.S Clinical Moisturizing Complex from Dr Niroomand

$ 60

Anthelios Sunscreen from La Roche Posay from Dr Niroomand

$ 50

(4) threading sessions with Sunita at The Threading Place

$ 25

Eyebrow makeover with Cindy DiMaggio


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Membership Has Its Privileges: FGI Dallas Members Get the Royal Treatement at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend

As part of its ongoing Benefit Style program, FGI Dallas invited its members to Neiman Marcus Willow Bend for an introduction to Creed's new fragrance Acqua Fiorentina. Marco Martinez, Account Manager for Creed in Dallas, surveyed the history of the House of Creed which has been creating exciting fragrances for the "seriously rich, chic and famous" since 1760. FGI Members were given an opportunity sample Creeds array of fragrances and given exclusive discounts on the newest scent Acqua Fiorentina. Everyone who purchased the new fragrance received a $50 Neiman Marcus gift card.
















Chuck Steelman, Public Relations Manager for Neiman Marcus Willow Bend (and FGI Dallas member) gave FGI Members exclusive shopping privileges for Last Call merchandise before it was open to the public. He also announced Neiman Marcus Willow Bend's Fashion's Night Out event on September 10th where FGI Dallas members will attend fashion shows, meet designers and be given an opportunity to win a pair of Chanel sunglasses by participating in a "fashion hunt" in the Neiman Marcus store. Membership has its privileges!


If you haven't already joined Fashion Group International take this opportunity to join. You can apply online by clicking here. Be sure to mark your calendars for our next mixer at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend on September 10th for Fashion's Night Out. Come for the fashion shows and stay for the exclusive shopping!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Come Lunch and Learn with Steve Jolly: Social Media Marketing

Yes, times are hard right now. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your marketing campaign. The slow economy provides the perfect opportunity for small businesses to get the exposure they need through affordable and innovative social media outlets. Join Steve Jolly, CEO of SRJ Marketing, as he explains his integrated approach to social media marketing.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

2000 Stemmons Freeway
Season's Gallery, WTC 1
Dallas, TX 75207
11:30am-Noon | Registration & Networking
Noon-1pm | Lunch & Program

ADMISSION
· FGI Members $20 · Guests $45
· FGI Student Members $10 · Student Guests $20



RSVP by August 18, 2009 · Reservations are required
Reservation Hotline: (214) 634-0204 · Fax: (214) 749-0757
E-mail: fgidallas-staff@sbcglobal.net · PO Box 421109 Dallas, TX 75342

Payment may be made with cash, credit card or check. All phone, fax, and e-mail reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card number. All no shows and cancellations received after the RSVP deadline will be billed in full. NO EXCEPTIONS! This event is tax deductible and as a business expense.


Friday, July 24, 2009

FGI Dallas Mixes It Up at Assembly!

FGI Dallas members and guests mixed it up at Assembly in the West Village this week. Attendees sampled bountiful hors oeuvres and tantalizing libations while shopping at one of the hippest stores in the West Village. All attendees received exclusive discounts on all of the merchandise in the store.

Assembly carries apparel and accessories for both men and women. Their men's collection includes brands such as: AG Jeans, Arnold Zimberg, Artificial Flavor, Future Heretics, Georg Roth, Jetlag, Joes Jeans, Kinetix, Martin Gordon, Modern Amusement, Union, Vick Mayhem, and William Rast.

Their women's collection includes brands such as: Alice & Trixie, Bianca Nero, Flora Kung, Goldhawk, Jay Godfrey, Joy Joy, LuLu Lame, Marc Bouwer, Muse, Nicole Miller, Phoebe Couture, Tadashi, What Comes Around Goes Around.


The networking opportunities alone at this mixer made this a night to remember! FGI members invited guests to join Fashion Group International and explained the benefits of membership including our support of organizations such as Heroes for Children and Attitudes and Attire.

Don't miss the next Members Only mixer at Neiman Marcus on August 3rd, with an exclusive shopping opportunity for FGI Members. If you not a member yet, join today!

Friday, July 10, 2009

July is About to Get Hotter! FGI Dallas Invites You to a Mixer at Assembly!


Join Fashion Group International of Dallas at Assembly on July 22 from 6:00pm-8:00pm for one of the hottest mixers of the Summer! Scrumptious food and libations will be provided and discounts are available for all attendees.

Tickets are available at the door. Tickets are free for FGI members and $10 for guests. For more information please visit our website.

FGI San Antonio Launches Fashion Week!

Designs on local Fashion Week


By
Michael Quintanilla - Express-News

If New York, Miami, Chicago, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Dallas and Austin can do it, why not a fashion week — actually four days of shows, workshops and parties — for San Antonio?

The Alamo City chapter of the New York-based Fashion Group International is setting its designs on making it happen, determined to let the rest of the world know that San Antonio's fashion image isn't just about wearing cowboy boots and hats, says Priscilla Martinez, the group's program coordinator. Martinez and Sheila Masterson, the group's regional director, and other key members are involved in pulling together the Oct. 6 to 9 event at various locales.

In the planning stages are two fashion shows. "Go Green" will kick off the four-day occasion with an eco-friendly runway theme. The other, "A Night of Stars" gala will close out fashion week with a show featuring local designers, hopefully "a big name" and later, an awards program honoring emerging talent and individuals who have made a difference in the industry, locally. While the shows require purchasing a ticket, many, if not all of the other events will be free.

Additionally, educational workshops, seminars and fashion exhibits are in the works. Several committees (publicity, sponsorship, educational and fashion show production) are in place, manned by fashion group members and other volunteers who turned out for a recent meeting at the International Academy of Design and Technology that offers a fashion program.

"With three months to go, we've got the wheels turning," Martinez says about the fall event. "We have a lot of talent here and this talent needs to be cultivated. People grow up here, learn here and train here. They go off and do big things in New York and Europe. And they tend to come back to San Antonio and bring their art back with them. San Antonio is where we want them to make their mark as well and having a fashion week will show that we do have a lot to offer."

For more information and to volunteer call Martinez at (210) 363-1891 or Masterson at (210) 825-4431 and check in at www.sanantonio.fgi.org.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

FGI Dallas Announces Winners of Career Day 2009!



Green is the New Black
Student designers learn being environmentally and socially
responsible is always in style.

(April 2009 Dallas, TX) Fashion Group International of Dallas held its 41st Career Day. Career Day is the longest running and largest fashion career event of its kind in the US. This year’s theme was The Pursuit of Glamour centered around the icons of fashion and the role fashion plays in the green movement.

Keynote speaker, Rene Geneva, opened by sharing her journey as a designer with the students and encouraged students to become aware of the social and ecological impact that fashion design has on the world and to take a more responsible role in the way clothes are designed, manufactured and distributed.


David Wolfe, Creative Director from The Doneger Group, New York gave the students a sneak peek into upcoming fashion and social trends. He stayed for the much anticipated fashion show where he presented awards to students. This year’s fashion show took “recycling the past” to a new level with garments made from soda can tops, plastic shopping bags and reclaimed fibers.


With over 1,100 students from 46 schools in 12 states and two continents participating, FGI is proud to announce winners from the 41st Annual Career Day Design Competition:



The Fashion Group Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Fashion Group International of Dallas, awarded prize money to students in the following categories:

FGI Garments

Casual

1st - Kourtney WIlliams, University of North Texas
2nd - Kristina Schakade, University of North Texas
3rd - Socorro Franco, El Centro

Career
1st - Hannah Schmidt, Texas Woman's University
2nd - Sharon Clay, Texas Woman's University
3rd - Zoe Martinez, Baylor University

Theatre/Costume/Wearable Art
1st - Erin Bunge, Texas Tech University
2nd - Kelsie Mitchel, Oklahoma State University
3rd - Ksania Lerner, Houston Community College

Cocktail/Eveningwear
1st - Frances Bushnell, Louisiana State University
2nd - Erin WIlliams, Louisiana State University
3rd - Hannah Schmidt, Texas Woman's University

FGI Best of Show Paris Scholarship
Hannah Schmidt, Texas Woman's University (Currently in Paris courtesy of FGI Dallas!)


Four-Legged Fashion awarded prize money to the top three students for their design creations of canine couture to be modeled at the Four-Legged Fashion fashion show in May.

1st - Mindy Oglesby, Oklahoma State University
2nd - Ginny Hornsby, The Art Institute of Dallas
3rd - Abigail George, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and Texas Food & Fiber Commission (TFFC) are long time supporters of FGI Career Day that awarded prize money to Trend Board and Garment design winners in the cotton, wool, and mohair categories.


TDA Trend Board

Cotton

1st - Jovita Lektzian, Texas Tech University
2nd - Audrey Russell, Harding University
3rd - Courtney Lantrip, Texas Woman's University

Wool

1st - Charlotte Moreland, Texas Tech University
2nd - Jessica Shropshire, University of Central Oklahoma
3rd - Angela Sepulveda, University of the Incarnate Word

Mohair

1st – Laci Colette Weikert, Texas Tech University
2nd - Autumn Hicks, Texas Woman's University
3rd - Alexandreia Smart, Stephen F. Austin State University

TDA Garments

Cotton

1st – Emily Mackinnon, University of North Texas
2nd - Stephanie Montes, University of North Texas
3rd - Melissa Bergemann, University of North Texas

Wool

1st – Sara Hoffman, University of North Texas
2nd - Stephanie Montes, University of North Texas
3rd - Monir Sadeyhaini, Texas Woman's University

Mohair

1st - Monica Gaytan, Texas Woman's University
2nd - Christina Jackson, Texas Tech University
3rd - Georgia Wilson, Delta State University

TDA/Lectra

Emily MacKinnon, University of North Texas

TDA/Janome Sewing Machine

Corey Payne
, Baylor University

TDA Paris Scholarship

Stephanie Montes, University of North Texas (Currently in Paris courtesy of TDA!)

Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA) awarded prize money to top three students for their design creations of denim jackets to be auctioned at future DIFFA events.

1st - Brooke Burch, University of Wisconsin - Stout
2nd - Kathy Moseley, Texas Woman's University
3rd - Allie Nielsen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


DAVACO, Inc., a national provider of retail services, awarded prize money to the top three students for their garment designs.

1st place - Lindsey Jones - Texas Woman's University
2nd place - Kelly DeRouen - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
3rd place - Dana Padgett - Stephen F. Austin State University

Monday, July 6, 2009

FGI Dallas is Rolling Out the Purple Carpet!




FGI Dallas is rolling out the purple carpet for the chicest event of the year: The Fashion & Lifestyle Awards! Join us on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the former LFT space at Victory Park Dallas to honor Bachendorf's Harry Bock for this year's Iconic & Legendary Award. Stay tuned as we unveil our honorees in Lifestyle, Home, Fashion, Accessory, Jewelry, Art, Communication & Retail.

Prepare yourself for the coolest event this Fall! See you on the purple carpet!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Career Day 2009 DVD Preview

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rockstar Motivation for Rockstar Success

Have you ever needed a little push to keep moving toward your goals? Have you ever needed someone to say in words what you feel in your heart? The small book handed out at our recent Become a Marketing Rock Star in a Rocky Economy program might just be what you are looking for. The little book called simply Success is filled with inspiring quotes that will help you flip your switch to success.

Here are just a few of the amazing quotes you will find:

"If you know you want it, have it." - Gita Bellin

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." -J. Pierpont Morgan

"You must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them." -Rod Moore


Donna Bender of The Donna Bender Company recommends reading a quote a day for motivation and inspiration. But don't stop there! Give this book to your entire staff. Motivate your team. Inspire your co-workers. Everyone needs a little push to reach their highest potential. Get your copy of Success today from The Donna Bender Company On-line Store!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marketing Rock Stars Brave the Stormy Climate (literally)!

Not even tornadoes and civil distress sirens could stop FGI Dallas members and guests from attending Become a Marketing Rock Star in a Rocky Economy on Wednesday, June 10th! Professionals from the fashion and lifestyle industries donned red boas and sampled sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and wine at Tootsies in The Plaza at Preston Center as they listened to panelists discuss how to "flip the success switch."Terri Provencal, founder Provencal Consulting Group, moderated the panel discussion. Panelists included: Donna Bender, President and CEO of the Donna Bender Company; Susan Morrow, Principal with Marketing Symphony; and Julie Overholt, President of International Coach Federation.

When tornadoes began to touch down and civil distress sirens began to wail in the background, everyone moved to Tootsies' basement for safety. But this did not stop these marketing rock stars from pursuing success. Undeterred by the rocky weather, guests continued a spirited discussion of what it takes to become a marketing rock star in the current economic climate. This spirit of flexibility exemplified a point the panelists made over and over: "Success requires the willingness and the courage to embrace change." Panelists answered questions about everything from personal development to the emerging social media tools and provided advice for a riveted crowd. When the storms lifted everyone returned to the top floor to continue eating, drinking and most important networking.

FGI Dallas raffled off two extraordinary prizes with proceeds benefiting the Fashion Group Foundation. Barbara Dianis won a Starr Perry lithograph and FGI Dallas' own beloved Patti Frenette walked away with a bottle of Osborne brandy in a bottle with a lable designed by Salvador Dali. Every attendee received a small book full of inspiring quotes like the following:

"If you know you want it, have it." - Gita Bellin

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." -J. Pierpont Morgan

"You must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them." -Rod Moore

The evening ended in the calm after the storm and members and guests emerged motivated and better prepared to flip the success switch in a rocky economy. Thanks to everyone who helped make this program a success!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Is Fashion Group!

HOW WE BEGAN
FOUNDED IN 1930 AS THE FIRST NON-PROFIT FASHION ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED BY AND FOR WOMEN, THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL TODAY OFFERS MEMBERSHIPTO MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE. ELIZABETH ARDEN, EDNA WOOLMAN CHASE, LILLY DACHÉ, EDITH HEAD, CLAIRE McCARDELL, VIRGINIA POPE, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, AND CARMEL SNOW WERE AMONG THE FOUNDING MEMBERS; LEGENDARY FIGURES WHO LEFT AN INDELIBLE PRINT ON THE AMERICAN FASHION LANDSCAPE.

WHO WE ARE
THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL IS A GLOBAL, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF DYNAMIC PROFESSIONALS; MEN AND WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AND INFLUENCE IN ALL AREAS OF THE FASHION AND DESIGN RELATED INDUSTRIES: APPAREL, ACCESSORIES, BEAUTY AND HOME.

WHAT WE DO
THE FGI MISSION IS TO BE THE PREEMINENT AUTHORITY ON THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND DESIGN, AND TO HELP ITS MEMBERS BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL LIVES. FGI OFFERS INSIGHTS ON MAJOR TRENDS IN PERSON, ONLINE, AND IN PRINT; HOSTS PROGRAMS AND BUSINESS SYMPOSIUMS; PROVIDES ACCESS TO INDUSTRY LEADERS AND PEERS.