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 Quartaro, Amber LaFrance, Shantaquilette Carter-Williams, Kim Olusanya-Stephens, Scott O'Reilly, Velma Puente, Daniel Mofor, Andre Kemayou, Rosanne Hart, Cristina Graham, Kadee Coffman, Amy Harper, Jenn C. Hill, Catherine Pope, Marsi Hubbard, Nerissa von Helpenstill, Leah Frazier, Marion Marshall, Ashtin Ellis, Edward Franco, Barri Martin Pautz, Susan Posnick, and Craig Canant.