Friday, March 6, 2015

Fashion Group International of Dallas Announces Rising Stars for 2015

2015 Rising Star for Fashion: Lucy Dang and models in her Spring/Summer Collection

On February 26, Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI of Dallas) hosted its annual Rising Stars event on Galleria Dallas’ iconic ice skating rink. Guests were entertained by runway shows produced by Jan Strimple and Planet Productions throughout the evening featuring Aftershock London, BCBG, BCBGeneration, Belk, Karen Millen, Macy’s and Nordstrom from Galleria Dallas. A finale runway show featuring the fashion nominees and award presentations occurred later in the evening, prior to that award being announced. The highlight of the party were the roaming Fashion Police who were handing out fashion citations. I got one for being "Too Haute". That's what flirting shamelessly with hot male models will get you. Congrats to this year's winners!

The 2015 Rising Stars 

Rising Star of Fashion
Nominees: Lucy Dang, Binzario Couture and Ese Azenabor
WINNER: Lucy Dang

Rising Star of Interior Design
Nominees: Doniphan Moore, Brant McFarlain and Abbe Fenimore
WINNER: Brant McFarlain

 Rising Star of Beauty
Nominees: Curran Dandurand, Tia Pettijohn & Dana Kale and Dr. Naila Malik
WINNER: Dr. Naila Malik

 Rising Star of Photography
Nominees: Kristi and Scot Redman, Brandon Lyon and Hal Samples
WINNER: Brandon Lyon

 Rising Star of Jewelry
Nominees: Shona Gilbert, Megan Thorne and Shoshannah Frank & Casey Melton
WINNER: Megan Thorne

Rising Star of Art
Nominees: Shayema Rahim, Scott Tucker and Jonathan Ramirez.
WINNER: Shayema Rahim

People’s Star Award: Shona Gilbert

Photo Gallery below. Click on any image to enlarge it or to flip through the gallery at full size:

Proceeds from the event funded FGI of Dallas’ foundation scholarships. FGI of Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. Fashion Group International, Inc. provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community. To learn more about FGI of Dallas, visit

photos provided by FGI Dallas