Fashion Group International Presents The 8th Annual Rising Star Awards

Fashion Group International Presents The 8th Annual Rising Star Awards

Fashion Group International (FGI) of Chicago honors Chicago’s top talent, the names that are changing the face of apparel, accessories, beauty, interiors, retail and eCommerce at its Eighth Annual Rising Stars Awards, to be held Tonight Wednesday, September 12, at Hotel SAX Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn, Chicago. As one of the most anticipated fashion and design events on the Fall calendar, the event will bring together he biggest names in the industry and pay homage to this impressive list of creative talent.

Through events such as the Rising Star Awards, the Fashion Group International of Chicago fulfills its mission to elevate the emerging talent of the industry. The event benefits the FGI s Educational Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to realizing the professional goals of design and merchandising college age students.

Rising Star Awards is the event where you can find the names you need to know in the industry. Chicago has continued to produce some of the fashion industry’s brightest stars and Fashion Group International of Chicago is proud to honor these cutting edge visionaries,” says Stephanie D’Ambrosio, event chair.

“The eCommerce category is new this year – the innovation and growth in this area is truly impressive!,”adds Lisa Ackerman, Regional Director, FGI Chicago.

At the Rising Stars Awards, FGI will recognize trailblazers in the areas of apparel , accessories, beauty, interiors, retail and ecommerce, and the awards will be presented by distinguished industry icons in each category. The list of nominees is as follows:

Apparel: Atelier Azza, c/fan, Miriam Cecilia, Nora Del Busto
Accessories: Brynn Capella, Formé Millinery, Rachel Olesker, Toki Collection
Beauty: Aaron’s Apothecary, Sonia Roselli The Makeup Studio, The Circle Salon, Dirt/Erthe
Beaute, LLC
Interiors: inhabit, Meg Caswell, Sean Michael Design, INDO
Retail: Haberdash, Sarca, Shop 857, 610 Home
eCommerce: Trunk Club, Glossed and Found, CheekyChicago, Luxury Garage Sale

Sponsors for FGI’s Rising Star Awards include Premier Sponsor bebe, and Presenting Sponsors Tito’s Vodka, Peroni Beer, Möet & Chandon Champagne, Classic Color, and Ford Models. Chicago Magazine is the event Media Partner.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, the Awards Presentation at 8:00 pm with a Dessert Bar and Champagne following at 9 pm. Tickets for the event are $125.00 each and can be purchased through

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