Rising stars

Dallas' most fashionable crown rising style stars of 2019 at awards affair

Dallas' most fashionable crown rising style stars at awards affair

Logan-Miles Allison and Allison Mitchell
Logan-Miles Allison, Allison Mitchell Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Victoria Snee, Ken Weber, Holly Quartaro, Courtney Kerr
Victoria Snee, Ken Weber, Holly Quartaro, Courtney Kerr Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Alison Volk, Gail Good, Holly Quartaro
Alison Volk, Gail Good, Holly Quartaro Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Neobantu fashion show, FGI awards
Neobantu fashion show Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Kadee Coffman and Amy Harper
Kadee Coffman, Amy Harper  Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Jenn C Hill and Catherine Pope
Jenn C. Hill, Catherine Pope Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Rosanne Hart and Cristina Graham
Rosanne Hart, Cristina Graham Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Daniel Mofor, Andre Kemayou
Daniel Mofor, Andre Kemayou Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Scott O'Reilly and Velma Puente
Scott O'Reilly, Velma Puente Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
- Amber LaFrance (FGI of Dallas Board Member), Shantaquilette Carter-Williams, and Kim Olusanya-Stephens
Amber LaFrance, Shantaquilette Carter-Williams, Kim Olusanya-Stephens Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Ken Weber, Harkesback team
Ken Weber (left) and the winning Harkesback team Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Edward Franco, Barri Martin Pautz, Susan Posnick, Craig Canant
Edward Franco, Barri Martin Pautz, Susan Posnick, Craig Canant Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Leah Frazier, Marion Marshall and Ashtin Ellis
Leah Frazier, Marion Marshall and Ashtin Ellis Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Marsi Hubbard and Nerissa von Helpenstill
Marsi Hubbard, Nerissa von Helpenstill  Photo courtesy of FGI Dallas
Logan-Miles Allison and Allison Mitchell
Victoria Snee, Ken Weber, Holly Quartaro, Courtney Kerr
Alison Volk, Gail Good, Holly Quartaro
Neobantu fashion show, FGI awards
Kadee Coffman and Amy Harper
Jenn C Hill and Catherine Pope
Rosanne Hart and Cristina Graham
Daniel Mofor, Andre Kemayou
Scott O'Reilly and Velma Puente
- Amber LaFrance (FGI of Dallas Board Member), Shantaquilette Carter-Williams, and Kim Olusanya-Stephens
Ken Weber, Harkesback team
Edward Franco, Barri Martin Pautz, Susan Posnick, Craig Canant
Leah Frazier, Marion Marshall and Ashtin Ellis
Marsi Hubbard and Nerissa von Helpenstill

What: Fashion Group International of Dallas 2019 Rising Star Awards

Where: Dallas Market Center — Trade Mart Grand Pavilion 

The 411: Dallas' best-dressed and best-tressed stepped out for one of the most fashionable affairs of the year on February 20. The annual FGI Rising Star Awards celebrates the extraordinary works of emerging talent within the fashion and related industries in Dallas.

The evening kicked off with a buzzy cocktail hour, featuring a full beauty activation sponsored by Toni & Guy. Then came the main event — an award program and sizzling runway show featuring the fashions of Rising Star fashion nominees, produced by Jan Strimple Productions. 

The 2019 Rising Star Award winners crowned that night were:

  • Tendai Tawonzovi of Neobantu (Women’s Fashion)
  • Daniel Mofor of Don Morphy (Men’s Fashion – 2019 Rising Star Award winner in NYC)
  • Logan-Miles Allison of The Heart Hatter (Accessories)
  • Makeup artist Anastasia Strattan (Beauty)
  • Julie McCullough and Mike Arreaga of Harkensback (Retail)
  • Sarah and Natalie Knowlton of We The Birds (Fashion Blogging)
  • Shana Anderson of Shana Anderson Photography (Photography)

As a special surprise, emcee Courtney Kerr of Kerrently was presented with a special surprise Rising Star Award for her ongoing support of FGI Dallas’ efforts in the fashion community. Kerr and her bubbly onstage persona have graced the stage for the past four years. 

FGI of Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, a global, nonprofit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. FGI 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. Proceeds from the event funded FGI of Dallas’ foundation scholarships.

Who: Victoria Snee, Ken Weber, Alison Volk, Gail Good, Holly QuartaroAmber LaFrance, Shantaquilette Carter-Williams, Kim Olusanya-StephensScott O'Reilly, Velma PuenteDaniel Mofor, Andre KemayouRosanne Hart, Cristina GrahamKadee Coffman, Amy HarperJenn C. Hill, Catherine PopeMarsi Hubbard, Nerissa von HelpenstillLeah Frazier, Marion MarshallAshtin EllisEdward Franco, Barri Martin Pautz, Susan Posnick, and Craig Canant.