Internationally renowned retailer Nan Duskin Lincoln was a driving force in organizing Fashion Group International Philadelphia in 1938. From 1957 to 1983, FGI Philadelphia hosted the prestigious Crystal Ball. The bi-annual gala included live fashion shows from American designers, world famous honorees, live bands, dinner, dancing, and a who’s-who amongst the guests. The glamorous event was in partnership with the Art Museum of Philadelphia, which helped to fund the museum’s fashion wing. It was curated with hundreds of items dating back to the 15th century including costumes, textiles, laces, jewels, and accessories from around the world.

Since then, we have evolved into a global fashion community, providing resources and education for career advancement while creating a forum for discussion and connection across all industries such as beauty, retail, textiles, designers, publishers, marketers, digitally native brands, content creators and more.

Upcoming Events:

FGI Communique Fashion Report S/S ’24 With Special Guest George Brescia
Thursday, November 14, 2023: 6:00-8:30pm ET
Harcum College, Little Theatre, 750 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

View the highlights from the S/S ’24 global fashion collections as style expert George Brescia joins us for a one-on-one conversation with FGI Member/Harcum College Fashion Department Chair Julian Crooks. 

Register now to attend Tues, Nov 14 FGI Communique & George Brescia Talk: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fgi-communique-fashion-report-ss-24-with-special-guest-george-brescia-tickets-733596846917?aff=oddtdtcreator 

FGI Philadelphia members can RSVP by emailing fgiphilly@gmail.com 

George Brescia is a television personality, style expert, and author. He has been seen on QVC, Extra, CBS, NBC, ABC & FOX.

Purchase your copy of George’s book, “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked, in advance of the event: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Change-Your-Clothes-Change-Your-Life/George-Brescia/9781476748757

FGI Philadelphia Group Visit To Ann Lowe Exhibition
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 10am
Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

View the largest exhibition of Ann Lowe’s work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, with your FGI Philly friends! Plus, enjoy the beauty of Yuletide at Winterthur, inspired by Ann Lowe: American Couturier.

Ticket reservation must be made in advance, by Saturday, November 11, 2023.

More about the Exhibition/Designer:

Ann Lowe: American Couturier Exhibition  September 9, 2023 –  January 7, 2024 at Winterthur Museum, DE
Elizabeth Way, Guest Curator; Associate Curator of the Museum at FIT

Ann Lowe designed couture-quality gowns for America’s most prominent debutantes, heiresses, actresses, and society brides – including Jacqueline Kennedy and many others for decades in the 1900’s, yet she remained virtually unknown to the wider public.  Since then, too little recognition has been given to her influence on American fashion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the largest exhibition of Ann Lowe’s work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, many that have never been on public display. It illuminates her evolution as a designer from the 1920’s to 1960’s. The exhibition also includes contemporary designers who note parallels in their own careers, including B Michael, Tracy Reese, Amsale Aberra, and Bishme Cromartie.


Previous Events:

Creative Professionals Speed Networking
Thursday, September 7,, 2023: 5:30-7:30pm ET
Lobo Mau, 700 S. 6th. St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

FGI Philly x Philadelphia Fashion Incubator x Philly Fashion & Garment Industry Task Force invite you to Creative Professionals Networking Night on Thursday, September 7th at 5:30-7:30pm at Lobo Mau Flagship store.

Expand your fashion & creative business connections! Bring your business cards and get your elevator pitch ready!

Special Guest Speaker Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esq will kick-off the event with networking tips.

Nicole & Jordan Haddad of the local, slow fashion brand, Lobo Mau, will share about their business.

Plus, get to know the organizations hosting the event.

Click here to register!


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