Literally in every word, as it states… The Rising Stars! Fashion luminaries paid homage to emerging designers and innovators in the fashion and beauty world today. Award winning fashion icon, Patricia Field was the keynote speaker. She offered sound and profound advice to everyone in the room. Other established designers/personalities such as Laquan Smith, Nigel Barker, et.al, were on hand as presenters. It’s not everyday you see established governing body of any field give a fairly big platform to emerging artists or entrepreneurs of any kind. The Fashion Group International, which has been in existence for well over 2 decades, is still shining the much needed bright lights on many unsung/unseen talents in the game! A big congratulations to all the finalists and winners.