FGI Dallas

Success at the 45th Annual Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day

Did you know, every year Fashion Group International of Dallas hosts the longest running and largest fashion career event of its kind in the country? This year on April 12 over 1,200 students from more than 44 colleges and universities across 12 states, participated in the Fashion Group International of Dallas, 45th Annual Career Day to compete for scholarships of over $40,000.

Holly Hmielewski

Winner of the Shelly Musselman Fashion Design Award, Holly Hmielewski.

The 2013 co-chairs Rosanne HartMarilyn Stewart and Rhonda Sargent Chambers worked tirelessly all year, and the event was a huge success thanks to presenting sponsor J.C. Penney and the scholarships sponsors that awarded the deserving students. The daylong event, after months of planning, and preparing by all, ended with a runway fashion show finale that showcased performances by students from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and honoured the winning students—produced by RSC Productions.

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FGI Dallas Announces 2012 Fashion & Lifestyle Awards Night of Stars

As Co-Chair for the Fashion Group International of Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Awards “Night of Stars,” for the second year, of course, I am going to talk about what an amazing event this is. The Fashion & Lifestyle Award gala is the only event in Dallas that recognises both local businesses and supports education and talent in Dallas, within fashion and lifestyle industries. So, if you’re not familiar with FGI, Career Day or the Fashion & Lifestyle Awards—then let me share.

Fashion Group International of Dallas hosts Career Day every year and this year signified the inaugural selection for the winner of the Shelly Musselman Fashion Design Award. In April five fashion students: Mfon Ogbonna from Houston Community College; Cassandra Bumpous, from University of North Texas; Kim Pham, from University of North Texas; Bao Tran, from University of North Texas; and Katrina Raz, from University of Texas at Austin, were selected by Brian Bolke, co-founder of the boutique Forty Five Ten to participate in the final selection for this very generous award.

FGI Career Day Shelly Musselman Fashion Award Nominees

Katrina Alexis Raz, Mfon Ogbonna, and Cassandra Bumpous with Brian Bolke.

The lucky winner will be announced during the Fashion & Lifestyle Awards “Night of Stars” gala in November, and will receive the $10,000 Shelly Musselman Fashion Design Award, mentorship from Mr Bolke, and will produce a capsule collection sponsored by Forty Five Ten, that will be featured on the runway during the event.  Now if that doesn’t get you all excited to attend the event, then you’re reading the wrong blog.

 

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