Monday, May 8, 2023, The Fashion Group International (FGI) held its 27th Annual Rising Star Awards, which celebrated and honored this year’s finalists and emerging talent. On the heels of the Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE) black-tie gala on May 3, which took place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, honoring Wolverine as the brand of the year, celebrating the 140th anniversary, the FGI award show also recognized new talent in fashion, beauty, and related industries.
The annual FGI Rising Star Awards luncheon has revamped its awards categories for the 2023 iteration. The new slate of awards offered gender-inclusive categories recognizing finalists in fashion, like accessories, fine jewelry, beauty, sustainability, retail, collaborations, and related entrepreneurial categories. The ticketed red-carpet luncheon took place in New York City at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, with views of Manhattan and the Hudson River to gleam on the finalists who yearned for this kind of recognition.