Future of Fashion

Fashion Group International of Dallas is once again paying homage to the next generation of fashion designers and merchandisers with its annual scholarship competition event, Future of Fashion. We are excited to continue this 53-year tradition with a virtual event to be held in April of 2021.

In the last 5 years FGI Dallas has awarded over $250,000 to talented students from fashion schools, colleges, and universities in the Southwest region. The students submit apparel designs in two categories including Evening/Bridal/Cocktail and Sportswear (men & women combined). Merchandising students submit digital projects in two categories including Store Planning and Fashion Portfolio. The top awards in apparel design will be first place for Fashion Excellence and Director’s Choice. We regret that there will not be a Paris American Academy Couture Award this year.   Our winner for 2020 will be attending the summer or fall program in 2021. However, we are excited to announce that this year we will award scholarships for Apparel Sustainability and Merchandising Sustainability using repurposed materials and application of technology.

The virtual event will consist of a video featuring a “Project Runway”- style fashion show of entries in the apparel design categories and an awards presentation to winners in apparel and merchandising programs. Opening the virtual event with a keynote speech will be Dr. Maryann Cairns, Assistant Professor in Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College, Department of Anthropology. She recently received the prestigious Fulbright fellowship for her work in environmental causes.

Signature design awards valued up to $5,000 from donors and sponsors generously make it possible for the Fashion Group Foundation of Dallas to fund these scholarships, maintaining FGI Dallas’ long-held tradition of supporting emerging fashion design and merchandising talent.

Please stay tuned for details about the competition and event as we provide updates to the Scholarship Competition website https://fgischolarship.org/. For more information, call Roshawnda Foster in the FGI Dallas office at 214-634-0204 email fgidallas.office@gmail.com

About Fashion Group International, Inc.

Fashion Group International of Dallas is a chapter of Fashion Group International (FGI), headquartered in New York, and founded in 1928 as a global professional non-profit organization with more than 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas. The Fashion Group Foundation of Dallas’ mission is to support educational programs devoted to the study of fashion through awarding of scholarships. For more information about FGI, please check out http://fgi.org/.