Monday, March 26, 2018

FGI Dallas Celebrates Emerging Talent In Fashion, Beauty, Art and More

FGI Rising Stars 2018
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On Thursday March 1, 2018, Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI) a global, non-profit professional fashion organization, hosted its 21st annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony at the Design District's Seven for Parties. The fete celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of Dallas' emerging talents in the areas of Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Photography, Art, Fashion Blogging, and MakeUp Artistry. Courtney Kerr of "Kerrently" returned for her fourth year as emcee, with pop-up men's and women's fashion presentations produced by Jan Strimple Productions. Art and media installations were vividly dispersed, reflecting the works of the nominees spanning MakeUp Artistry, Photography, Art, and Fashion Blogging. Guests mixed and mingled throughout, enjoying cocktails by Kruto Vodka and light hors d'oeuvres. Among those in attendance was prior Rising Star Nominee and designer of Smith the 2nd, Charles Smith, Heidi Dillon, Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, musician Larry g(EE), Leah Frazier, Dawn Mellon and Khanh Nguyen, designer of Nha Khanh. A surprise performance by local music artist, HANNA, rounded out the evening, making it one of the most buzzed about events for the season.

2018 Rising Star Award Winners  
Rising Star Winner in Men's Fashion: Jason Simmons of DeadSoxy 
Rising Star Winner in Women's Fashion: Venny Etienne of Levity 
Rising Star Winner in Photography: Aaron Fairooz 
Rising Star Winner in Art: Lindsey Meyers 
Rising Star Winner in Fashion Blogging: Amber LaFrance of DFW Style Daily 
Rising Star Winner in MakeUp Artistry: Jo Franco 
People's Choice Award: Jo Franco 

Photo Credit: Bob Manzano & William Neal