Rising Star Awards 2014



The 9th Rising Star Awards

Presented by the Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc.

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Congratulations to our winners!


Accessories: JGEREN 

Beauty: Claudio Riaz

Interiors / Home: Brynn Olson

Men's:  J. Toor 

Retail: Judy Maxwell Home 

Women's Apparel:  Lagi Nadeau


The FGI Chicago Rising Star Awards events are held every two years. The process is modeled after our New York governing body and designed to honor outstanding individuals for their innovation, creativity and business acumen. This year's categories honor nominees from Accessories, Beauty, Interiors/Home, Men's, Retail, and Women's Apparel.



These awards promote the advancement of both new and seasoned professionals in the fashion industries. The Rising Stars Awards honors individuals who are up-and-coming style-makers. The awards recognize the extraordinary talent and drive of those who can capture imaginations and flourish in the ever-more complex fashion world.


2014 Rising Stars Nominees:


                        Cities in Dust


                        Oak Street Bootmakers



                        Camp Cosmetics

                        Claudio Riaz

                        Morgan Marie Beauty

            Interiors / Home

                        2 Design Group

                        Alison Victoria

                        Brynn Olson



                        Glass House Shirt Makers

                        J. Toor

                        Peter Field

                        Stock Manufacturing Co.


                        Edith Hart

                        Judy Maxwell Home



            Women's Apparel

                        Two Penny Blue

                        Lagi Nadeau

                        Remi Canarie

                        Satoko Mizuno