Photo’s Courtesy Of Fashion Group International
On April 11, Fashion Group International and the Dallas World Trade Center welcomed hundreds of aspiring students thirsty to make a mark in the fashion industry. Its F.G.I’s annual Career Day! During career day students have the opportunity to listen to break out sessions, key note speakers, and see a fashion show of all student work, in which are nominated for scholarships and an opportunity to study in Europe. As a fashion marketing student myself I know what its like to be waiting for that next opportunity that will feed your creativity and expose your work to the fashion community. I am amazed at the quality of young work that is coming out of our fine state of Texas. I mean, is there something in the water? Some of these design’s have more esthetic than a lot of high end designer pieces that are featured at your high end luxury retailers. Key note speaker Cameron Silver of Bravo T.V. fame spoke with the students about his Beverly Hills store “Decades”, and tips on how to succeed in the fashion industry. The weekend after Career Day I went back home for 5 days. While I was enjoying the always eclectic menu of OKC’S local Cheesecake Factory, my waitress was telling me she just got back from Dallas. I proceeded to ask her what brought her to the big D, she told me she was attending the event and how it left her motivated, and inspired! Before Career day she was terrified of the fashion industry, and all of the things that come with it. Talking to her 300 miles away is first hand how FGI’S Career Day changes lives. Now that she had attended the event and was ready to graduate and make her mark in the industry. I feel fashion students often get looked down upon in the community, so it excites me to see our community lifting these students up. As Whitney Houston once sang “I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way”! Thank you F.G.I. for starting at the front line, and keeping us inspired! Now will someone from Houston Community College teach me how to sew?!