Upcoming Events


Sep 19, 2006
Let's Talk Business!



Jun 14, 2007
NIGHT OF STARS
The Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc. cordially invites you to join us for the 22nd Annual Night of Stars Honoring Luxury Icons & Innovators. An evening not to be ...


Mar 13, 2008
Please join us at the Baker Store for the “History of Luxury
Please join us at the Baker Store for the “History of Luxury.” Jim Caughman, Baker’s Sr. Marketing Sales and Marketing Executive, will takes us on a journey into the world of ...


Apr 15, 2008
Trend Overview
Ready-to-Wear Collections Fall/ Winter 2008/09 TREND OVERVIEW New York | London | Milan | Paris Tuesday, April 15, 2008 The James Hotel - 55 E. ontario 6 p.m. Cocktails & Networking ...


Jun 12, 2008
Night of Stars
The Fashion Group Foundation of Chicago invites you to join us at our Night of Stars event on Thursday evening, June 12, 2009 at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago.   We honor an ...


Aug 14, 2008
Summer Boutique Crawl
Join FGI for a Summer Boutique Crawl along the hottest Shopping District - Division Street! 5 p.m. - Meet Urban Shop Guide at Pour Vous, 1750 W. Division to take a ...


Aug 27, 2008
Bloomingdales Shopping Benefit
FGI invites you to participate in the 13th Annual THE SHOPPING BENEFIT at Bloomingdale’s Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Buy a $10 Ticket... Shop at any Bloomingdale’s store Receive a 15% to 20% discount throughout ...


Sep 11, 2008
Rising Star Awards
Rising Star Awards - Saluting the city's cutting edge names honored for their innovation, creativity and accomplishments. NEW LOCATION - The Ivy Room at Tree Studios - 12 E. Ohio 6:00 ...


Oct 29, 2008
Chic Chicago
Chic Chicago - Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum Tim Long, curator, will provide a private tour of this season’s biggest fashion exhibit, showcasing the most prominent couturiers of the ...


Nov 17, 2008
Spring/ Summer 2009 Trend Report
Location: The Sax Hotel - 333 N. Dearborn               Details you can’t see on the web… Insider views from industry leaders who tell you what’s relevant, what’s not and why.  See ...


Nov 14, 2008
Career Day
Each year nearly 1,000 junior and senior level college students majoring in fashion, interior design, marketing, merchandising, etc. come to Chicago and are given the rare opportunity to learn from ...


Dec 09, 2008
FGI Holiday Party & Annual Meeting
The Holidays are a time to give thanks, to celebrate friendships old and new, and to enjoy one another's company. A perfect chance to celebrate, network and eat, drink and ...


Jan 27, 2009
New Members Dinner
Please join us in celebrating the New Year and our New Members... ZED 451 - 739 N. Clark Street/ Fireside Room Members Only Event


Apr 29, 2009
Fall/Winter 2009-10 Ready-to-Wear Trend Overview
Fall/Winter 2009-10 Ready-to-Wear Trend Overview   New York ● London ● Milan ● Paris   Wednesday, April 29, 2009   The James Hotel 55 E. Ontario   6 p.m. Cocktails & Networking 6:30 p.m. Trend Presentation   Your front row seat ...


May 29, 2009
Tony Duquette - An Enchanted Vision
Tony Duquette Inspirations & Achievements   Join us for this exciting presentation of “Tony Duquette – An Enchanted Vision”   Using images and stores from his best selling book, Hutton Wilkinson will discuss ...


Jul 16, 2009
Boutique Crawl
Check out Chicago’s hottest neighborhood for local boutiques. Many stores will be offering discounts and refreshments. Take a self-guided tour with the map below from 5-6:30pm. FGI will be having ...


Jun 22, 2009
The Myths of the job search
Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc. invites you to.. The Myths of the Job Search Presented by Len Tabaka, VP of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. - A prominent international outplacement ...


Oct 29, 2009
The Shopping Benefit at Bloomingdale's
We invite you to participate in the 14th annual THE SHOPPING BENEFIT at Bloomingdale's... Buy a $10 ticket (click on the link below or Contact Angie at the number above) Shop at ...


Nov 13, 2009
Career Day
Each year nearly 1,000 junior and senior level college students majoring in fashion, interior design, marketing, merchandising, etc. come to Chicago and are given the rare opportunity to learn from ...


Dec 15, 2009
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
The Holidays are a time to give thanks, to celebrate friendships old and new, and to enjoy one another’s company.  A perfect chance to celebrate, network, and eat, drink & ...


Jan 25, 2010
New Member's Dinner
Join us to celebrate the New Year & our New Members Osterio Via Stato 620 N. State Street Monday, January 25, 2010 5:30p.m. Cocktails and Networking 6:30 p.m. Dinner  This event is open ...


Feb 25, 2010
Entrepreneurship in a Recession
Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, which is a French word meaning "one who undertakes an endeavor". Entrepreneurs assemble resources including innovations, finance and business acumen in an ...


Apr 22, 2010
Trend Overview - Fall/Winter 2010/11
Fall/Winter 2010/11 TREND OVERVIEW   Thursday, April 22, 2010    theWit  SCREEN Room 201 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60601   Showing #1:  5:00 p.m. Showing #2:  7:00 p.m. Cocktails:       6:00-7:00 p.m   Your front row ...


Apr 05, 2010
The Power of Social Media...today's marketing must have
"The Power of Social Media...today's marketing must have" Event Hosted by: Michael & Michael Salon 365 Chicago Ave Fashion Group International® of Chicago, Inc.  invites you to join us on Monday, April 5th at Michael & ...


May 14, 2010
The Branding Game - What story are you telling?
Friday, May 14, 2010  8:30 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion   The key to success is strong brand awareness. Meet our panel of experts who have the experience and inspiration to take you and ...


Nov 12, 2010
Career Day
Each year nearly 1,000 junior and senior level college students majoring in fashion, interior design, marketing, merchandising, etc. come to Chicago and are given the rare opportunity to learn from ...


Jun 14, 2010
Color Trends In Residential: The Catalyst That Creates Change
The Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc.  & NeoCon invite you to a complimentary* event not to be missed!   There is no doubt that in today’s complex and challenging marketplace, color has the unique ...


Jul 12, 2010
Private Viewing: I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot
We invite you to a private viewing of I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot at the Chicago History Museum. Join Tim Long, Costume Curator at the Chicago History Museum, as he gives ...


Aug 19, 2010
Boutique Crawl
Check out Chicago's hottest neighborhood for local boutiques along Southport!  Many stores will be offering discounts and refreshments.  We will be meeting at Cerato for drinks at 5:30 p.m. then taking a self-guided ...


Oct 20, 2010 - Oct 21, 2010
THE SHOPPING BENEFIT at Bloomingdale's
We invite you to participate in the 15th Annual THE SHOPPING BENEFIT at Bloomingdale's  Wednesday & Thursday, October 20-21 (now 2 days!) Buy a $10 TicketShop at ANY Bloomingdale's store nationwide Receive a ...


Jan 18, 2011
New Members Dinner
Celebrate the New Year & our New Members Tuesday, January 18, 2011  5:30p.m. Cocktails and Networking 6:30 p.m. Dinner  $50 for New Members (If you became a member in 2010) $60 ...


Feb 17, 2011
The Height of Luxury: The Rise of Art Deco and Haute Couture
Join The Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc. as Lee Russ, Senior Marketing Executive for Kohler Interiors, introduces....     The Height of Luxury: The Rise of Art Deco and Haute Couture     This ...


Apr 21, 2011
Fall/Winter 2011 Trend Overview
Fall/ Winter 2011 TREND OVERVIEW  Thursday, April 21, 2011     The Shops at North Bridge  Level 4, The Mag Room (Inside the food court) 520 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 $13 validated parking available       Presentation created by:FGI Creative ...


Mar 23, 2011
Social Media - the next steps
Social networking now acounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US. Whether its facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn, businesses are using these mediums more and more each ...


May 19, 2011
Night of Stars kick-off reception hosted by Lalique
Join us for the Night of Stars kick-off reception hosted by Lalique The Merchandise Mart - Suite 1867     Honoring: Bloomingdale's, Chicago Magazine, Lalique, Tim Long & Ulta. Introducing the 2011 Rising ...


Oct 26, 2011
Meet Susan J. Ashbrook, author, Will Work for Shoes
  Fashion Group International of Chicago & Stuart Weitzman Invite you to meet Susan J. Ashbrooke author of Will Work for Shoes   Wednesday, October 26 8-10am Light breakfast will be served   Stuart Weitzman Boutique The Shops at North Bridge 520 ...


Nov 11, 2011
Career Day
Each year nearly 1,000 junior and senior level college students majoring in fashion, interior design, marketing, merchandising, etc. come to Chicago and are given the rare opportunity to learn from ...


Jul 12, 2011
Wine Around
Members......You are invited to join us at Piccolo Sogno for a night of wine, treats and networking.   Piccolo Sogno 464 N. Halsted Street #1 Chicago, IL 60642   Click here to RSVP


Aug 17, 2011
Boutique Crawl - Bucktown
Check out Chicago's hottest neighborhood for local boutiques!  Many stores will be offering discounts and refreshments.   You can pick up your map at 5:30 pm (which will entitle you to special ...


Jan 17, 2012
New Members Dinner
Celebrate the New Year & our New Members   at Osteria Via Stato   Tuesday, January 17, 20125:30p.m. Cocktails and Networking 6:30 p.m. Dinner    $50 for New Members (If you became a member ...


Apr 18, 2012
Gilt Groupe Founders Alexandra Wilkis Wilson & Alexis Maybank. “By Invitation Only” book Signing and Breakfast Reception
Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc. & CS Magazine present:   A dialogue with Alexis Maybank, Chief Marketing Officer, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Chief Merchandising Officer, of Gilt Groupe on their upcoming ...


Mar 28, 2012
The Modern Woman: Style and Taste in the Early 20th Century France Hosted by Baker Furniture
The Modern Woman: Style and Taste in the Early 20th Century France Hosted by Baker Furniture CEU Accredited This lecture explores the changing nature of women's role in art and society in ...


Oct 21, 2012
Funding Your Future * Fashion Focus Industry
FGI, Chicago is proud to support Chicago's Fashion Focus Event- Join us as we explore the various ways these successful companies have found the money they needed to get their ...


To be determined - Jan 01, 1970
Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Overview
One Comprehensive Show Milan * Italy * Paris * New York Spring/Summer 2013    


Jul 22, 2012
Fashion Star Auditions Chicago
Fashion Designers in Chicago ~ Don't miss this opportunity to shine. For more information, follow this link:    http://timeoutchicago.com/shopping-style/15472396/fashion-star-casting-season-two-in-chicago  


Sep 06, 2012
Fashion Night Out
Fashion Night Out 2012 – Shops at Northbridge Fashion Night Out will be celebrated nationally on Thursday, September 6, 2012 including the streets of Chicago – up and down Michigan Avenue ...


Nov 19, 2012
RTW Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Show
ONE COMBINED SHOW! ONE COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW! Spring/Summer 2013 The Fashion Group Foundation has presented either a live or audio-visual presentations covering the seasonal fashion runway shows in the United States and in ...


Dec 04, 2012
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
The Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI) a 501 © 6, is a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, Department of Community Development and is the only official organization in Illinois ...


Mar 25, 2013 - Mar 26, 2013
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
EBONY FASHION FAIR We hope you can join us for a private tour of this much anticipated exhibit.   Relive the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Explore its ...


Nov 11, 2013
FGI Career Day 2013
About Fashion Forward Career Day:  Fashion Group International of Chicago has hosted one of the longest-running and largest fashion career events of its kind in the U.S. For over 35 years, ...


Jun 05, 2013




Oct 10, 2013
Member's Only Event @ Neiman Marcus
  Enjoy cocktails, informal modeling and a chance  to mingle with Robert as he presents his latest collection.  Following the reception, move to the 3rd floor to  join the CUSP launch party already in ...


Oct 19, 2013
Fashionably Digital: Branding & Communications for the digital era
        Join us for a panel discussion on best practices for an effective and powerful integrated digital presence for the world we live in.    Moderated by Lisa Ackerman, Adjunct Faculty, International Academy ...


Dec 04, 2013
RTW 2014 Spring/Summer Trend Presentation
ONE COMBINED SHOW! ONE COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW! Spring/Summer 2014 The Fashion Group Foundation has presented either a live or audio-visual presentations covering the seasonal fashion runway shows in the United States and in ...


Jan 14, 2014
Annual Meeting & New Members' Dinner
SAVE THE DATE 1/14/14 Del Frisco's 58 E. Oak Street Chicaog, IL Annual Meeting & New Members Dinner More Information Coming Soon


May 06, 2014
Meet Designer Maria Pinto
Meet Deisgner Maria Pinto Interviewed by Splash Editor Susanna Negovan May 6th, 5:30-7:30pm The PUBLIC HOTEL 1301 N. State Street Lobby Screening Room Chicago, IL 60610 Members $30, Guests $35 click shopping cart to register


Aug 19, 2014
Dressed to Connect - Fashion & Retail Networking
Network with industry peers in fashion and retail at this exclusive members-only event! Enjoy drinks and food on the patio of Del Frisco's, plus get a chance to preview our ...


Nov 12, 2015
Night of Stars 2015
It is with great excitement that Fashion Group International of Chicago invites you to join us at Night of Stars event on Thursday, November 12, 2015.  That evening, luminaries from the ...


Feb 16, 2016
Dressing Downton - Private Tour
Join FGI Chicago on a private tour of the Dressing Downton costume exhibit at Chicago's Driehaus Museum. Features more than 35 costumes from the popular British television program, Downton Abbey.Space ...


Nov 03, 2016
The New Realities: A Retail Symposium
    Tickets: http://fgichi-retail16.eventbrite.com/  


Nov 22, 2016
Spring 2017 Trend Presentation
  TICKETS: http://fgichi-trend2.eventbrite.com