2015 FGI Scholarship Competition
Event Date Apr 17, 2015
Time 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Non-Member Fee $45/pp

Student Fee $30/pp

Honorary Chair: Rosanne Hart 

Event Co-Chairs: Jenny Siede, Carinthia Kishaba and Devin Ellis


Event Date: Friday April 17, 2015

Location: Dallas Trade Mart Grand Pavilion

1:00pm - Check-in at Trade Mart

   (Trade Mart is the lower building, not World Trade Center which is the tall building)

2:00pm - Welcome

2:10pm - Designer Panel with Khanh Nguyen and Anthony Franco

   (For biographies: please go to http://dallascareerday.org/speakers/)

3:00pm - 4:30pm Award Presentation


Presenting Sponsors:

GaBaG by Pamela Martin-Duarte

Dallas Market Center

FortyFiveTen and Meredith Musselman

Paris American Academy

City Sewing Machine 


Scholarship Award Categories

($2,500 per category. 3 winners per category with $1500 scholarship award for the 1st place winner, $600 for 2nd place and $400 for 3rd place winner)

  1. DMC's Little Red Dress (presenting sponsor: Dallas Market Center)
  2. Bridal/Special Occasion (presenting sponsor: Shemara Couture)
  3. Career/Casual (presenting sponsor: Sharon Young)
  4. Fashion Trends and Brand Merchandising (presenting sponsor: XEN-TAN)

Fashion Design Grand Prizes (One winner per grand prize award)

  1. Forty Five Ten Scholarship in Honor of Shelly Musselman
  2. Paris American Academy Couture Award
  3. FGI of Dallas President's Award (1st runner up of The Shelly Musselman Design Award)
  4. City Sewing's Best of Sewing Award



Entry submission is closed. We are excited to see who will be the winners of our grand prizes this year. Celebrity judging starts on April 5th. Meet our judges:

   * Ken Weber, Owner | Vintage Martini

   * Mindy Loll, CEO | SavoirLuxe

   * Dawn Mellon, The Savvy Stylist and Philanthropist

   * Edo Popken, Designer | Edo Popken

   * Britt Harless, Designer | Bohem Unqiue Gems

   * Edgar A. Lizarazu and Julian G. Lizarazu |

      D'Monti -Designer Exotics-

   * Jhonata Arreola, Co-Founder & PR Director | 


   * Jennifer Fleming, Co-Designer | Pearls and Talons

   * Maxine Trowbridge, Editor-in-Chief | PaperCity

   * Sharon Young, Shemara Couture, Finley Shirts, Co-Chairs and the FGI Dallas Board of Directors

   * Grand Prizes: Brian Bolke, President | FortyFiveTen and Meredith Musselman




  • APPAREL :: $10 per entry for upto 3 garments/3 categories.
  • TREND & MERCHANDISING $10 per entry for upto 2 categories.
  • $30/pp student/faculty admission fee to event.
  • $45/pp processing for guest admission fee to event.

Online event registration web site: www.regonline.com/fgischolarship

No registration at door. Event registration closes on April 15, 2015 at noon (CST).

Questions? Please email fgidallas.office@gmail.com.


* Top scored garments only and FGI Dallas reserves all rights to select garments for display. Pick up garments immediately after show at scheduled location (will be announced on stage). Event organizer is not liable for any damages or loss beyond our control.