What: Fashion Group International of Dallas 2020 Rising Star Awards
Where: The Statler Dallas
The 411: Arguably the best-dressed crowd in Dallas, attendees at the annual FGI Rising Star Awards gathered on February 25 to honor the city's burgeoning talent within the fashion and related industries.
Guests and nominees mingled beforehand for the cocktail hour, and Toni & Guy was on hand with fun beauty activations. Pop-up shops dotted the venue where visitors got the chance to support nominees and see an array of talent on display. Popular blogger and social media influencer Courtney Kerr returned to host the event. Viewers were entertained with a runway show from Jan Strimple Productions that featured a slew of stunning designs from the evening's nominees.
So, who were the big winners? The awards for the 2020 Rising Star went to:
- Lela Orr of Ferrah (Fashion Design)
- Barbara Kaiser Harvel and Stephanie Harvel of Kaiser Atelier (Accessories)
- Matt Alexander of Neighborhood Goods (Retail)
- Marsi Hubbard of Brite Bar Beauty (Beauty)
- Lea Fisher (Art and Design)
- Samantha Stewart of Style of Sam (Fashion Blogging)
FGI Dallas is the local chapter of Fashion Group International, a global, nonprofit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. The organization has created a platform for local talent by offering an opportunity to build a foundation. The Rising Star Awards has launched a number of successful careers and gives designers and entrepreneurs an environment to connect and collaborate.
Who: Alison Volk, Amber LaFrance, Holly Quartaro, Nerissa von Helpenstill, Christopher Crain, Dawn Mellon, Dr. Jason Stanford, Krystal Kaliszewski, Steve Kemble, Ken Weber, Gary Walden, Cristina Graham, Jeremiah Onifade, Tiffany Forsberg, Amber Griffin, Daniel Mofor, Sai Sankoh, Alanna Sarabia, Kyle Noonan, Terri Provencal, and Heidi Dillon.