Student Career Night

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A special shout out to our Student Career Panel speakers who took the time to share their knowledge and insights with a room full of students at Humber College earlier this week! For those who attended, let us know your favourite take away in the comments 👇

• Christine Toye
• Dominique Martin
• Brigitte Truong
• Paige Nemeth
• Sabina Fenn


Live Pitch Event



Thank you to all competitors and guests for coming out to our action-packed #FGITOPitch Competition this past Tuesday! There is so much up and coming talent here in Toronto and it was incredible to see 5 aspiring fashion designers pitch their brands! If you missed the event or want to rewatch it, head to our Facebook page for live footage.

Shout-out to our 5 finalists:

  1. Anastassia Sel, Alternative Bridal Jewelry Designer

  2. Wuxly, World's Warmest Canadian-Made Outerwear

  3. Eightithree's Cycled, Contemporary Cyclist Streetwear Designer

  4. V.O.SHE, Women's Sleep and Loungewear

  5. Dorian Who, Avant-Garde Streetwear Designer

And a big congratulations to the competition winner, Dorian Who!
Lastly, thank you to our sponsors:

Pamper & Splurge, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Nick Merzetti, Pinch Social, Neubau eyewear, Station Cold Brew

Beauty Symposium Recap


Thank you for coming out to our action-packed Beauty Symposium event this Tuesday! It was an absolute pleasure to have our 4 dynamic guests on stage:

  • Victoria DiPlacido, Beauty Director from ELLE Canada

  • Kavita Suri, Owner of Infuse Med Spa

  • Tiffanie Pitimada, Director of Education for North America from Revlon Professional

  • Melanie Chong, Cosmetic Scientist

It was a successful event with all our members learning about upcoming industry trends, products, and the latest in cosmetic science.

Creative Direction: Tania Semper / Pamper & Splurge

Photography: Nick Merzetti

Social Media: Pinch Social

Missed the event? Don’t fret. Sign up to become an FGI member today so you could get into the next one!

Mentor's Dinner 2019


On April 30, 2019, the FGI Toronto community attended the annual #FGIMentorsDinner2019 at the Fifth Fam Dining Room & Terrace. Take a look at our photo highlights below!

Mentors included:
• Sylvia Mantella - Philanthropist & CMO at Mantella Corporation
• Peter Papapetrou - Fashion Director
• David Dixon - Fashion Designer 
• Evelyn Reynolds - Retail Expert & President of Retail Resource Partners Inc
• Heather Pickard - Dean, Fashion Business School at UAL
• Monika Schnarre - Model, Actress & Writer
• Mikhael Kale - Fashion Designer
• Sangita Patel - Entertainment Reporter
• Tamara Petrie - Senior Producer at The Marilyn Denis Show
• Vanessa Craft - Editor in Chief at ELLE Canada

Shout-out to our sponsors: 
• Tania Semper & Pamper & Splurge - Creative Direction 
• Elle Bulger & Pinch Social - Social Media 
• Nick Merzetti - Photography

Total Trends Event Recap


On March 26, 2019, the FGI Toronto Community attended the #FGITotalTrends event that was held at Thompson Toronto.

This year's Total Trends event, we explored the latest in diversity, sustainability, and tech with the stylish fashion industry experts; Jayjay Kings, Tania Semper, and Amanda Cosco. Our guests got to peruse our various shopping activations, one of which was Canadian Optical allowing everyone the opportunity to meet & greet the COS team, shop their collection, and pose for our fashion photographer wearing their stylish frames.

Shout-out to our sponsors: Pamper and Splurge, Pinch Social, Thompson Toronto, and photos captured by the talented Nick Merzetti.

A Holiday Schmooze

Is there a better way to finish off the year than with a fashionable holiday schmooze?

For the first time ever, FGI Toronto hosted the Annual Holiday Schmooze at the Artscape Daniels Launchpad. With a beautiful view overlooking the water, FGI members and non-members enjoyed complimentary beer from our wonderful sponsor Caledon Hills.

Guests mingled and networked with new connections while they posed in front of our step-and-repeat to capture their stylish outfits. Our talented DJ kept us entertained with tasteful music as the evening turned into night, and guests enjoyed some fruit and cheese platter nibbles before hugging goodbye and wishing each other Happy Holidays and a joyful New Year.

Our FGI Toronto Holiday Schmooze marketing campaign was brought to you by

Pamper & Splurge.

Photos are courtesy of Gus Protopapas

Peclers Paris: Trend Forecasting 2020

For this year’s annual FGI Trend Forecasting event, we welcomed Peclers Paris to the Thompson Toronto to share with us their inside scoop on upcoming trends for Spring 2020.

As guests arrived, they were welcomed by familiar faces and FGI members, and were offered a glass of champagne to start the evening. A quick pose for the cameras in front of the FGI Step and repeat wall and into the wildflower room for nibbles and networking.

Once all the guests had arrived and champagne had been sipped, guests headed into the Wellington Ballroom for the presentation.

Fiona Atzler and Regan Timpson of Peclers Paris took us through informative and visually beautiful slides to share their trend secrets with us, none of which can be repeated, of course! Guests got to take notes and participate in the presentation by asking questions. FGI members described the presentation as “very informative”, “inspiring”, and “impeccably detailed”. Peclers took us through four different types of women and how the trends would follow in their footsteps.

Our Peclers Paris Trends Event marketing campaign was brought to you by Pamper & Splurge.

Photos are courtesy of George Pimentel

Visionary Awards Night 2018

We were pleased to honour Roxy Earle, Christopher Bates, Laurie Belzak with 2018 Visionary Awards at a special event.

We started at the Wildflower Lounge with cocktails and nibbles. Guests networked and photos were arranged in front of the Fashion Group International Toronto Step and Repeat Wall. We moved to the Wellington room for welcoming remarks from Regional Director Roger Gingerich and Board Member Jennifer Dawson.

We had a fireside chat, audience questions followed by the award presentation for each 2018 Visionary Award Recipient Shenaz Mohammed chatted with Roxy Earle, Tania Semper chatted with Christopher Bates and Klaudia Capalbo chatted with Laurie Belzak.

Recipients receive a beautiful glass sculpture award with engraving and a framed Sabina Fenn original illustration as a keepsake.

Notable guests included: previous Visionary Award winners Susan Langdon & Robin Kay, Lisa Tant, Commonwealth Games champion Alysha Newman, Miss Intercontinental 2018 Alice Li, Roxy Earle x LE CHÂTEAU Team.

Visit our Facebook page to view the full photo gallery courtesy of Gus from KP Photography.

Our visionary awards marketing campaign was brought to you by Pamper & Splurge. Stay tuned for a behind the scenes video exclusive.

Our Annual Mentor's Dinner Was a Success!

10 mentors, 10 tables, 100 guests — a sold out affair!


This year's Annual Mentor's Dinner took place at the Thompson hotel on July 3rd, where guests had the chance to meet, greet and dine with Toronto’s most sought-after fashion leaders.

Benefits to guests included the opportunity to ask mentors for insider secrets, tips and tricks to advance their careers, enjoy a delicious meal provided by the Thompson hotel, and get gorgeous photos taken by celebrity photographer George Pimentel's team as well as our Official FGI Toronto photographer Gus Protopapas.

Thank you to all of our 2018 Mentors and our guests, to Thompson Hotel for hosting us and to our Sponsors for helping us make it all happen.


This year's mentors:

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Thank you to our partners and sponsors:

Photo Highlights

Photography by Gus Protopapas and George Pimentel's team

FGI Toronto launches Straight/Curve in Canada!

On April 23rd, FGI Toronto presented a film & conversation event with Straight/Curve to challenge society's Beauty Standards. 
Guests enjoyed cocktails, networking, a screening of Straight/Curve, followed by a panel conversation about the film featuring industry experts;

Thank you to our Sponsors The Kit Nude by Nature Mineral Makeup Scotties Pearl Rejuvenation - Dr. Jennifer Pearlman 

Marketing Campaign by Pamper & Splurge 

photo credits: Celebrity photographer George Pimentel and KP Photography

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