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Fashion Group International of South Florida Highlights

The first-ever inaugural Rising Stars Awards by Fashion Group International of South Florida, which recently took place in Miami, spotlighted the region’s emerging fashion designers while recognizing the internationally acclaimed fashion and beauty veteran, Derek Warburton, with the Icon Award at downtown Miami’s Southeast Financial Center (200 S. Biscayne Blvd). The event drew Miami’s top fashion insiders, celebrities, reality TV personalities, and fashion influencers and designers, who celebrated creativity.

Fine Frenchie designer, Valeria Krasavina (LEFT), as she was honored during the night’s event with a prestigious FGISF Award for her innovative fashion brand

Additionally, the event brought international attention from top celebrities like Cynthia Baily, Candace Bushnell, Nigel Barker, Nicole Miller, Tara Reid, Peter Facinelli, Durek Verrett, Peter Thomas Roth, Princess Martha Louise of Norway, and others.

This year’s FGI South Florida awards ceremony and spotlight will propel brands into the consciousness of decision-makers across fashion, beauty, and business industries, celebrating emerging fashion designer winners in various categories including Accessories, Innovation, Member's Choice Awards, ready-to-wear, and Swimwear.

The Fashion Group International (FGI) is a global, non-profit organization founded by former Vogue editor, Edna Chase, along 16 other influential and powerful female leaders in New York City in 1930. FGI's ultimate mission is to provide a unique professional network for shared business resources, community building, and discussion that drives impactful creativity and innovation.

LEFT: Derek Warburton with FGI South Florida president, Sandra Madjdi

RIGHT: Fashion publicist and influencer, Timur Tugberk, Derek Warburton and Miami Vibes Magazine editor/founder, Cybil Bonhomme

FGI South Florida president, Sandra Madjdi, presents in front of Miami’s top fashion insiders

LEFT: Italian luxury handbag & fashion designer, Claudio Civitico and Alejandra Villalobos

RIGHT: Derek Warburton with Sports Illustrated model and jewelry designer, Kelly Hughes

FGI South Florida Board Members & Designers

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Fashion Group International of South Florida


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