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Fashion Group International Chicago

fashion group international chicago region who we are

Established in 1930, The Fashion Group is a global non-profit organization of over 5,000 executives with 35 regions in nine countries around the world, representing all areas of the fashion, beauty and related industries. We are happy to represent the innovative city of Chicago. The Chicago region is highly regarded for its support of the fashion industry and the people who make it work.

what we do The Fashion Group International provides a high-profile forum to support and highlight the Fashion and design related industries including Beauty, Home Interior and Public Relations. To do this, Fashion Group hosts events that provide networking opportunities, educate and inform our members, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and common resources within the industry. Fashion Group events and programs bring together speakers and industry leaders in forums devoted to retailing, health and beauty, accessories, apparel, home decor, marketing and communications, publishing, international trade and development as well as sociological trends. The Chicago Fashion Group also gives back to the community by offering internships and hosting an annual Career Day for Fashion and Merchandising Students.

chicago region who attends Fashion Group events are well attended by Chicago’s most influential leaders in the fashion, beauty and design business. While each event attracts a unique audience, for the most part attendees include top-level executives representing the following business categories: Retail Owners & Buyers

Fashion Manufacturers

Fragrance Distributors

Fashion Designers

Fashion Stylists & Forecasters

Beauty & Fashion Media

Beauty Distributors & Manufacturers

Public Relations Executives

Magazine Ad Reps & Publishers

Home Decor/Interior Design

Fashion Advertising Executives

Retail Chain Executives

Accessory Designers

Fashion Educators

Fashion Group members hold senior level positions in companies such as: Saks Fifth Avenue LF USA The Fragrance Group

David Yurman Macerich “The Shops at Northbridge” International Academy of Design & Technology

General Growth Properties Merchandise Mart Properties

fashion group partners are a prestigious group who they are

Fashion Group events are sponsored by companies seeking a presence among an influential audience. Each FGI event is unique and provides companies with a targeted marketing opportunity through which products, services and ideas can be launched, sampled, reinforced, energized and re-energized. FGI has loyal and prestigious partners including such companies as: Ulta Beauty

Ford Models


Chicago Social Magazine

Moet Chandon Chicago Magazine The Ruby Room The City of Chicago Baker Furniture AIBI Cle de Peau

Neiman Marcus Peroni Cosi Columbia College Piccolo Sogno Lauren Lein IADT Chicago

Titos Classic Color Skinny Pop Hotel Sax The James Hotel AM Consulting Columbia College Chicago

Pop Chips The Chicago History Museum Absolut Tune Tracey Mayer Jewelry Katrin Schnabl The Fragrance Group

FGI is a non-profit organization that depends on the support of our valued partners and sponsors. We invite companies to be actively involved in our dynamic events and programming focused in the world of fashion, beauty and design. a fashionable sponsorship choice how your company can benefit Your sponsorship offers your company the opportunity to : • Position your organization amongst a high-profile audience of fashionable influencers and decision makers • Associate your organization with leading authorities in the fashion and design fields whose inspiring messages will, by association, heighten your fashionable positioning • Reach a captive audience known to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and help its members become more effective in their professional lives • Utilize The Fashion Group as an important partner in building competitive advantage through relationship marketing

targeted communications Our database of members and non-members includes executives and senior level managers who work in the fashion, design, lifestyle and the beauty industry. In addition, other positions include journalists, public relations and marketing specialists, manufacturers, retailers and distributors.

We are social! You will find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging about events and industry news updates.

corporate sponsorship There are many ways to be a Corporate Sponsor. Annual sponsorship gives you exposure to every event, yet individual Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. We work closely with each corporate sponsor to develop individual sponsorship activations to correspond with your marketing objectives.

For sponsorship information, please contact Susan Glick at

fgi 2013/2012 events November

Fashion Forward, Career Day 2013


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Neiman’s Member’s Only Reception with Robert Rodriguez Fashionably Digital: Branding & Communications for a Digital Era


Discussion and Tour of “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” exhibit with Gloria Groom and Wendy Donahue at The Art Institute


Private Tour of DreamHome at the Merchandise Mart


Gwen Morrison, WPP The Store: “Delivering the Digital Retail Experience”


Kravet Showroom Exclusive: Trends in Fashion and Home Interiors


RTW Trend Presentation: Fall/Winter 2013


Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair


New Member Dinner and Networking


RTW Trend Presentation: Summer/Spring 2013


Fashion Focus Industry Day: Panel Discussion on Funding Your Future


Rising Star 2012


Panel Discussion: The New Beauty Buzz, hosted by bluemercury


Retailing on the Edge: A global tour of Exceptional Retailers in an Environment of Dramatic Change Presented by Gwen Morrison, CEO, The Store - WPP


Palmer House Private Tour and Reception


RTW Trend Presentation: Fall/Winter 2012

Gilt Groupe Founder Book Signing and Breakfast Reception


Baker Furniture: History of Luxury


Private Tour of Charles James Exhibit at Chicago History Museum


New Member Dinner and Networking

for members only

Throughout the year, FGI offers Member Benefit events, programs and special offers from our sponsors-exclusively to members only. Whether it’s a shopping night or an insiders’ discount from your company, Member Benefits are a great opportunity to highlight your product/service to industry leaders.

FGI, Chicago 2012 Board of Directors Officers: Regional Director - Lisa Ackerman Treasurer - Kerri Hannen Secretary - Monique Kielar Lyle

Board of Directors: Linda LaSala Erin Falbo Lauren Lein Santos Laura Wallace Denise O'Handley Erica Strama Michael Hawley Meredith Darnell Pam Iannotta Sharon Tabaka Tracey Mayer Victoria Sinon Jenny Pfanenstiel LeAnn Dahl

Nominating Chair: Stephanie D'Ambrosio

2013 Interns Jana Scalzitti, Art Institute of Chicago Kirsten McCafferty, Columbia College Chicago Tara Gonzales, IADT Chicago

recent fgi events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alex Sabbag (C) 515.771.6158 (E) FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO HOSTS RISING STARS EVENT Fashion Group International Opens the Call for Nominations for the Rising Star Recognition, to be Awarded on September 12 Chicago (May 30, 2012) –Fashion Group International of Chicago announces the 8th bi-annual Rising Stars event to be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The event will take place at the Hotel Sax in Chicago and will honor six emerging industry leaders in the categories of: Apparel, Accessories, Beauty Entrepreneur, Interiors/Home, Fine Jewelry, On-Line Media and Retail. Starting May 23, FGI Chicago will be accepting nominations for individuals in each of these categories, selecting six nominees for each category. Prior to the event on September 12, the Rising Star committee will engage in the selection process with all executive FGI members voting for the final winner per category. “We are incredibly excited to see who is nominated in our newest category; Online Media & Retail,” said Lisa Ackerman, Regional Director for Fashion Group International. “With the rapid rate of online development in the fashion and design world in the last few years, so much new talent is on the rise and we are thrilled with the opportunity to recognize these young industry leaders.” Nomination letters will be accepted by FGI Chicago through June 15 and the following eligibility requirements must be met by all potential award recipients:

A minimum of one year and a maximum of six years experience in the category

• Nominations are open to business owners, entrepreneurs and employees of companies • Prior Rising Star winners are ineligible to participate For more information or to nominate an up and coming fashion industry tastemaker, please visit: . About Fashion Group International Chicago Fashion Group International, founded in 1930, is a global, non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of the fashion and design-related industries of apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI’s mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help members become more effective in their professional lives. # # #

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