Fashion industry advocacy group and career incubator Fashion Group International (FGI) has revealed its official 2023 Rising Star Awards finalists with a new slate of inclusive fashion, beauty, and related categories. The 27th annual ceremony – a ticketed, red carpet luncheon – is set to take place in New York City on May 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
“It is our honor to welcome the fashion industry to the FGI Rising Star Awards each year as we gather to celebrate some of the most promising new talents in the fashion, beauty, and business sectors,” said Maryanne Grisz, FGI President and CEO. “FGI has always sought to support the industry and our members, whether well-established or emerging talent. Over the years, past FGI Rising Star honorees have risen to become some of the leading voices in the business, and I cannot wait to cheer on our finalists in their next successes.”
Andrew Kwon, Andrew Kwon
Bach Mai, Bach Mai
Kate Barton, Kate Barton
Terry Singh, Terry Singh
Manuel Tiscareño, Tiscareno
Autumn Adeigbo, Autumn Adeigbo
Stephen Mikhail, Atelier Cillian
Kelsey and Cassidy Tucker, Deviate
Marrisa Wilson, Marrisa Wilson New York
Alex and Michael Toccin, Toccin
Marusya Tamboura and Burkindy, Jahnkoy
Nicholas Raefski, Nicholas Raefski
Joseph DeAcetis, Potro
Teddy von Ranson, Teddy von Ranson
Stephanie Miklosvary, Lucky Chick
Michael and Diana Wilson, Saints & Sinners Haircare
Raquel Riley Thomas, Raquel Riley Thomas Beauty
Accessories – Hard and Soft Goods Categories
Celia Torvisco, Celia Torvisco
Chris Donovan, Chris Donovan Footwear
Jennifer Rose Smail, Cuddigan Leather
Megan Key Campos & Nick Lucio, Oncept
Rowell Concepcion, Binata Millinery
Metri Holliday,Metri Holliday LLC
Lei Li / Yiren Zhou, Monsecret New York
Hakan Orrling, Arild
Ritika Ravi, Ivar Jewelry
Maika Rivera Tanpoco and Melizza Jaune Tanpoco, Jaune Pearls
Collab Name: Jared Jewelers x NBA Cleveland Cavaliers “Junkyard Dog Chain”
Dan Hines, Marketing Director, Jared
Collab Name: Wolverine 1000 Mile x Old Rip Van Winkle
Scott Schoessel, VP, Global Marketing – Wolverine, Bates & Hytest, Wolverine Worldwide
Collab Name: AMER_ICAN and various designers
Vesna Cremona, Founder, AMER_ICAN
FGI Special Awards for 2023
The Hilldun Business Innovation Award
Recognizing Marcelo Guimarães and Jordana Guimarães, Fashinnovation
FGI Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year
Recognizing Kimberly Carney, The Wires
The annual awards event, now in its 27th year, is a vital extension of FGI’s ongoing mission to connect and support the global fashion diaspora with vital career resources and connections for long term success. In many cases, the competition offers first time brand exposure for finalists. In order to be nominated, participants must not have been in business longer than six years. Past Rising Star Awards winners have gone on to great acclaim and success, including Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Joseph Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, Brandon Maxwell, Thom Brown, Bond No. 9, Warby Parker, Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar, and Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman of Rent the Runway, to name a few.
Leading up to the event, FGI will fete the finalists at a pre-awards party on April 4 at Sartoria Studio made-to-measure haberdashery in Soho, located at 65-69 West Houston Street in New York.
2023 FGI Rising Star Awards Sponsors include Hilldun Corporation
Confirmed RSVP required for event entry and on-site coverage.
When: May 8, 2023, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Lighthouse, Pier Sixty-One on the Hudson
Press RSVP: [email protected]
ABOUT FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1928 by a group of seventeen women leaders, with original charters including Helena Rubenstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Head, and other renowned fashion icons, Fashion Group International (FGI) was established as an industry forum for career advancement. Today, the non-profit organization remains dedicated to connecting and supporting fashion professionals at every level, from startups to seasoned professionals. By providing access, education, and connection, FGI seeks to spark creativity, fuel innovation, and advance the business of fashion.
FGI maintains a headquarters in New York City, chapters in numerous regions worldwide, and a roster of over 5,000 active members in fashion and related design sectors including apparel, accessories, beauty, retail, and lifestyle. Vital member benefits offered to FGI members include ongoing professional development opportunities, forums for discussion and networking, market insights, mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, business directories and resources, and high-profile event platforms for professional recognition.
The Fashion Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Fashion Group International and is dedicated to nurturing the fashion talent of tomorrow through education, scholarships, internships, and career counseling services. The FGI Foundation also promotes charitable partnerships and impactful public service initiatives.