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.

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