2021 Scholarship Competition: Future of Fashion
Event Date Apr 16, 2021
Time TBD


[NOTICE: The 16th of April 2021 is not yet confirmed.


Fashion Group International of Dallas is excited to announce the 53rd annual Scholarship Competition event, celebrating the Future of Fashion, to be held in April 2021. We invite college and university students in fashion design and merchandising studies to participate and compete for a total of more than $30,000 in scholarship awards in four categories. Fashion design categories include Evening/Bridal/Cocktail and Sportswear (men & women combined). Digital merchandising categories include Store Planning and Fashion Portfolio. New this year will be sustainability awards for apparel design and digital merchandising.  The top awards will be for Fashion Excellence and Director’s Choice.


The competition will include a virtual event featuring a “Project Runway”-style fashion show of design entries and an awards presentation honoring the scholarship winners. Opening the virtual event with a keynote speech will be Dr. Maryann Cairns, Assistant Professor in Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College, Department of Anthropology.  She recently received the prestigious Fulbright fellowship for her work in environmental causes.  She will specifically focus on sustainability in textiles. 


For competition entry details and how to enter, see the FGI Scholarship website www.fgischolarship.org.  Competition entry deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021.


Scholarship Award Categories for 2021

Apparel Design:

  • Fashion Excellence
  • Director's Choice
  • Bridal/Evening Gown/Cocktail/Little Black Dress Combined – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Sportswear with Women’s and Men’s Combined – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Apparel Sustainability (technology/repurposed in any apparel category above) – 1st place

Digital Merchandising and Store Planning:

  • Digital Portfolio – 1st & 2nd place
  • Digital Store Planning & Design – 1st & 2nd place
  • Digital Sustainability (in either digital category above)– 1st place

Look for updates on the FGI Scholarship Competition website (https://fgischolarship.org/) and FGI Facebook page soon.