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FGI Dallas Celebrates Local Rising Stars of 2016

By Ohsocynthia @OhSoCynthia
FGI Dallas Rising Star Awards 2016 photos c/o Gregory Martin and QC Cong
Fashion Group International of Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. Fashion Group International, Inc. 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. On Tuesday, March 8 at Galleria Dallas,Fashion Group International Dallas (FGI of Dallas) celebrated Dallas’ most notable young talent in the world of fashion, art and design. The event kicked off with a fashion show produced by Jan Strimple, featuring pieces from the three fashion nominees and event sponsors: Banana Republic, Belk, Rangler, Express, BCBGeneration and Club Monaco. Event chair and owner of Couture Rocks, Carinthia Kishaba, introduced the night’s emcee Courtney Kerr. After weeks of voting, the 2016 Rising Star winners were announced. The big winners of the night were:
  • Accessories: handbag designer, Allison Mitchell 
  • Art: La Toya Jones 
  • Fashion: Binzario Couture - Andre Yabin and Luis Nazario 
  • Interior Design: James “JT” Turner 
  • Make-Up Artistry: Shane Monden 
  • Photography: Jason Fitzgerald 
  • People’s Star Award: bowtie designer, Jeremy M. Calhoun
Following the presentation, guests celebrated in the “alley” where the “fashion police” gave fashion citations and restaurants from Galleria Dallas provided the food. Austin Cocktails provided the beverages for the event. For more information about FGI Dallas visit

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