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.

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.