Media Alert

FGI Gears Up for 2022 Rising Star Awards with Pre-Party at Diesel Flagship in Soho on April 28

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Maryanne Grisz speaks during the FGI Rising Stars Pre-Party Hosted By Diesel Flagship at Diesel Soho on April 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Fashion Group International (FGI) welcomed the FGI 2022 Rising Star Awards finalists and friends to a pre-party event at the Diesel Flagship in Soho on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The event was sponsored by Diesel, and liquor sponsors included Mercer + Prince and Heineken.

Awards Ceremony Set for May 10, 2022 Will Recognize Emerging Talent in Fashion, Accessories, Fine Jewelry, Retail, Sustainability, and Beauty

About The FGI Rising Star Awards: The annual FGI Rising Star Awards design competition event, now in its 26th year, is an extension of FGI’s ongoing mission to connect and support the fashion diaspora with vital career resources and connections for long-term success. In many cases, the competition offers first-time brand exposure to tastemakers and industry leaders, as finalists have been in business not more than six years. Past Rising Star Awards winners have gone on to great acclaim and success, including Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Joseph Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, Brandon Maxwell, Thom Brown, Bond No. 9, Warby Parker, Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar, and Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman of Rent the Runway, to name a few. 
The invite-only event is set to take place in Midtown Manhattan on May 10, 2022.

For press requests, RSVPs for on-site coverage, or to coordinate related interviews, please contact –  – Confirmed RSVP required for event entry and on-site coverage.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Guests attend FGI Rising Stars Pre-Party Hosted By Diesel Flagship at Diesel Soho on April 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

2022 FGI Rising Star Awards Finalists

Brand: AKNVAS; Finalist: Christian Juul Nielsen 
Brand: Christopher Lowman; Finalist: Christopher Lowman 
Brand: Kenneth Nicholson; Finalist: Kenneth Nicholson 
Brand: TERRY SINGH NYC; Finalist: Terry Singh 

Brand: Amir Taghi; Finalist: Amir Taghi 
Brand: Frederick Anderson; Finalist: Frederick Anderson 
Brand: Kelsey Randall; Finalist: Kelsey Randall 
Brand: JUNNY; Finalist Junny Ann Hibbert 
Brand: Mimi Prober; Finalist: Mimi Prober 

Brand: Deviate; Finalist: Kelsey & Cassidy Tucker 
Brand: FRIED RICE; Finalist: Maya Wang 
Brand: Stan; Finalist: Tristan Detwiler 
Brand: William Frederick; Finalist: William McNicol 

Brand: Curl Daddy; Finalist: Edwin Borquez Pierrot 
Brand: Em & El Organics; Finalist: Emily Trower-Young 
Brand: GlossWire App; Finalist: Kimberly Carney
Brand: Kindra; Finalist: Catherine Balsam-Schwaber 
Brand: MOÉRIE; Finalist: Mantas Butkus 
Brand: Raquel Riley Thomas Beauty; Finalist: Raquel Riley Thomas 
Brand: Sparti Scents; Finalists: Abby Wallach and Caroline Fabrigas

Brand: BYBBA; Finalist: Pam Seidman 
Brand: Bentz; Finalists: Melissa & Kim Bentz 
Brand: Cuddigan Leather; Finalist: Jennifer Rose Smail 
Brand: Mia Becar; Finalist: Betzabe Gonzalez 
Brand: Salone Monet; Finalist: Salone Monet 

Brand: ScentFluence; Finalist: Caroline Fabrigas
Brand: The Vault by Volpe Beringer; Finalist: Nancy Volpe Beringer
Brand: thirteen lune; Finalist: Nyakio Grieco 

Brand: Julie Lamb NY; Finalist: Julie Lamb 
Brand: Mary Margrill; Finalist: Mary Margrill 
Brand: Sara Shala Designs; Finalist: Sara Shala


Fashion Group International is a professional membership organization of industry leaders in 26 global regions in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and retail sectors.  FGI’s Mission is to provide our member network with a forum for discussion and connection across all sectors through programming focused on the industry’s most current and crucial topics, recognition of emerging talent and trends at the zeitgeist of innovation; and to open access to industry leaders by offering a platform of resources for business development and career advancement at all levels.

FGI believes that providing a forum for professional development and career advancement unleashes creativity, innovation and advances the business of fashion.

Discover more at

Read More

Media sign up for press releases

Be the first to know about the latest luxury news & events

Join Our Media List
By entering your email you agree to receive Ana Martins Communications emails and agree to our Privacy Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.