Plano student wins Fashion Group International Award

Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI) proudly announces the winners of its 48th Annual Scholarship Competition held on Friday, April 15 at the Dallas Market Center. At the event, notable Dallas runway models strutted the highest-scoring designs from young teen and college-aged fashion students who dream of one day becoming the next Zac Posen or Stella McCartney.

Originally known as Career Day, FGI Dallas’ Scholarship Competition was originally conceived as a way to provide a philanthropic, educational outreach program for college and university students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries. This year, FGI Dallas and sponsors presented more than $30,000 in scholarship funds and prizes, as well as the opportunity to have their design and talent in front of leading industry professionals.

Kylie Crosby, a Plano East Senior High School student (shown above, to the left of her model), won the Teen Fashion Award presented by Wade College and Plano Profile Magazine.

The big winner of the evening was Seihak Long, from the University of Texas at Austin who won the Forty Five Ten Scholarship, presented by Brian Bolke and Forty Five Ten, and the Shelly Musselman Design award, sponsored by Meredith Musselman. Combined, this scholarship totals $15,000.

FGI Dallas also announces the following winners and honorees:

Finalists of the Teen Fashion Award, who each received $500 from FGI of Dallas Foundation are three Plano students:
Kylie Crosby, Plano East Senior High School
Lizzie Johnson, Plano Senior High School
Sara Cho, Plano West Senior High School

Paris American Academy Couture Award Winner:
Hyoungsuk Lee, El Centro College for his Contemporary/Sportswear Entry

DMC Runway Challenge presented by Dallas Market Center:
1st Place Winner: Jessica Guardiola, Houston Community College
2nd Place Winner: Briana Moloney, Texas Tech University
3rd Place Winner: Kenneth Espinosa, El Centro College

Bridal/Evening Gowns Award presented by Nha Khanh:
1st Place Winner: Dominique Simmons, Texas Woman’s University
2nd Place Winner: Victoria Lin, University of North Texas
3rd Place Winner: Carina Ortega, University of North Texas

Contemporary/Sportswear Award presented by Sharon Young and Galleria Dallas:
1st Place Winner: Erica Medrano, Houston Community College
2nd Place Winner: Hyoungsuk Lee, El Centro College
3rd Place Winner: Kitty Dupas, Houston Community College

Jenny Siede Digital Marketing Award presented by The Fashion Group International of Dallas:
Winner: Brandy Calloway, Texas Tech University

Best of Sewing Award presented by Texas Cotton Producers:
Aya Pitcovski, El Centro College

FGI Dallas’ Scholarship Competition
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