Who will be named the next RISING STAR by Fashion Group International Denver? Join 303 Magazine, a media sponsor for the biennial blowout fashion competition, Sept. 6 in order to find out. Visit our Facebook page today in order to enter for a chance to win TWO free tickets to the upcoming gala.
If you have heard the buzz surrounding the RISING STAR Colorado design competition, you are probably already on the edge of your seat (most fashionable settee that is) to see who of the 14 designer hopefuls will be named the RISING STAR 2013.
Here is a refresher on all of the details for the upcoming stellar event. Purchase your tickets today!
The Denver chapter of Fashion Group International (FGI) is hosting its seventh RISING STAR cutting-edge design competition, the organization’s signature event.
The biennial fashion event celebrates local design talent across the board encompassing the realms of ready-to-wear, fragrance, retail storefronts and interior design, among others. The purpose of the red carpet gala event is to discover “the next big thing” in Colorado design.
Not only is FGI Denver a non-profit itself, they have collaborated with Dress for Success Denver for RISING STAR. Proceeds will benefit FGI Denver’s fashion and design student scholarships and educational outreach. All silent auction proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Denver.
- VIP CABARET TABLE – $500
- VIP RUNWAY RAMP SIDE – $250
- SEATED – $150
- GENERAL ADMISSION (STANDING) – $75
- STUDENT – $30
FGI Denver (currently in its 55th year) is a national, non-profit fashion networking organization which endeavors to link professionals in the fashion and lifestyle industries. The organization also has a philanthropic presence in the Denver area through community involvement and educational outreach.
FGI has selected 14 RISING STAR design/entrepreneurial finalists based upon four criteria:
- Business planning
- Potential for growth
- Being a young, Colorado-based business
Be sure to watch the runway show, put on by famed fashion show designer Cynthia Petrus (former special events manager for Saks Fifth Avenue) and hosted by the quirky Denver-renowned duo Denise Plante and Kirk Montgomery, courtesy of 9NEWS.
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202
See the McNichols Civic Center Building like you have never seen it before – bedecked in red, including a red carpet, of course. Located at the corner of Civic Center Park at West Colfax and Bannock, the building has been a city staple since 1909. The Greek Revival-style building was reopened last year to be used as an arts and culture space.
The RISING STAR 2013 will be named the evening of Sept. 6. The event will run from 6 p.m. until midnight. Here is the breakdown of the chic soiree schedule:
- 6 p.m. – Cocktails & Dress for Success Silent Auction
- 7 p.m. – Gourmet Street Faire
- 8:30 p.m. – Fashion Show
- 10 p.m. – Dessert & Dancing
“Dress to kill!” FGI’s invite reads. This is a fashion show so please do come looking your best! Show off your ensemble at the 303 Magazine step-and-repeat, but do not forget your dancing shoes! After the competition is over (and signature cocktails and gourmet bites), everyone will be kicking it on the dance floor.