Keynote Address:

Michael W. Faircloth, Couture Fashion Designer and Principal | Michael Faircloth Designs

Introduction of Celebrity Judge Panel 

Fashion Show

Apparel Design Awards Presentation

  • Bridal/Evening Gown
  • Little Black Dress
  • Women’s Sportswear
  • Menswear

Finalists Presentation for Celebrity Judge Panel

From Concept to Consumer Panel Discussion

Leah Frazier, Stylist/Speaker & Editor-In-Chief | Inspire N Style Magazine

Ken Weber, Region Director | FGI of Dallas, and, Owner of Vintage Martini

Jenny Siede, past Region Director | FGI of Dallas, Co-Founder of In Style Exchange, The American Manufacturing Hub and Co-Designer of Pearls + Talons

Khanh Nguyen, recipient of the Paris American Academy Scholarship in 2009, Co-chairperson 2017 FGI Scholarship Competition, Founder/Creative Director | Nha Khanh

Dawn Mellon, Co-chairperson 2017 FGI Scholarship Competition, Principal | The Savvy Stylist

Merchandising Awards Presentation

  • Digital Store Planning & Design
  • Digital Merchandising Portfolio

 Overall Awards Presentation

  • Best of Sewing
  • Director’s Choice
  • Fashion Excellence
  • Nha Khanh Apprenticeship
  • Paris American Academy 

 Closing Remarks