Upcoming 2019 Events

FGI Chicago Upcoming 2019 Events

FGI Chicago 85th Anniversary

2019 Upcoming Events


July: “Figures of Speech” Virgil Abloh at the Museum of Contemporary Art

A private viewing of the highly anticipated MCA exhibit “Figures of Speech.”


August 1: Digital Marketing Presentation & Workshop

Hear from digital marketing experts from Facebook and other leading companies. Learn how to best use Facebook & Google ads to supercharge your marketing efforts. Featuring Candice Collison, Facebook and more.


August: A Chat With: Hands on Fabric Design with Maresca Textiles

Learn about the textile design industry: How prints are created, ways they are applied to textiles and how they are produced. Immerse yourself in the experience by making your own fabric print at the event.


August 27: FGI Presents: Designer Discussion at DG Expo

An informative interview with established Chicago fashion designer. Hear how their business started, insights into their journey and where they are today.


September: Menswear Panel

Learn about industry trends within menswear and how local designers & stylists are approaching their menswear-focused businesses.


September: Member Benefit: Runway Viewing

See the latest runway streamed from a local designer boutique and enjoy member networking. For FGI Members Only


October: A Chat With: Rising Stars, Where Are They Now?

Hear from past Rising Stars participants as they chat about their experiences running businesses in beauty, accessories, home / interiors, menswear, womenswear and retail.


October 17: The 10th Rising Stars Awards

The FGI Chicago Rising Star Awards event is designed to honor outstanding individuals for their innovation, creativity and business acumen. Categories honor nominees from Accessories, Beauty, Interiors/Home, Men's, Retail, and Women's Apparel, promoting the advancement of both new and seasoned professional. The awards recognize the extraordinary talent and drive of those who can capture imaginations and flourish in the ever-more complex fashion world.


November: Health and Beauty Event

Spotlighting businesses & industry trends within the beauty & wellness space with a mini-market and interactive experiences.


December: Holiday Tea Party

An elegant holiday tea experience with networking and highlighting of FGI members & achievements throughout the year. This event will also include a moment to honor Susan Glick and her accomplishments and contributions to the Chicago fashion industry.