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Fashion Group International of Charleston Hosts The Best Of Fall/Winter 2012 International Collections Preview

CHARLESTON, SC – April 6, 2012 – Fashion GroupInternational (FGI) returns to the spotlight with its Best OfFall/Winter 2012 International Collections video presentation fromParis, Milan, London and New York edited by renowned fashion journalistand FGI Creative Director, MaryLou Luther on Thursday, April 19th from6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Hippodrome.
 
The evening brings together a collection of the toptrends in fashion, beauty and accessories which will then be discussedby industry experts in media, retail and accessories including: KarenGiberson – President of The Accessories Council, Edward Cortese –Fashion Manager Departures Magazine, Stacy Smallwood – Owner HampdenClothing and Cator Sparks – Editor of LookBook.com and Columnist for Huffington Post.
 
Those in attendance will learn about and see themost wearable trends, hear how the magazines and on-line media willinterpret them, what the retailers want to carry, what the expertsbelieve will sell and more.  In addition, they will have the opportunityto meet and ask questions of the distinguished panelists.
 
Showing the trends across some of the key fashionindustries from around the world puts Charleston at the front and centerof the international fashion stage.  This is the second year FGI ofCharleston is hosting this event and it will follow as the industry doesin the Fall with the Best Of Spring/Summer 2013.
 
“One of the ways Fashion Group International OfCharleston continues to spotlight the fashion businesses in Charlestonis by hosting these unique events and creating a dialog with industryexperts from all over the world.   These experts discuss the key issuesfacing both the trade and consumers. Charleston and our FGI members arepart of this dialog,” says Rosanna Krekel, Regional Director, FGICharleston.
 
“I am honored to be part of this wonderful eventwith FGI, an organization that supports all of the fashion businessesall over the world, as well as connect with our customers and retailersin the City of Charleston,” says Edward Cortese, Fashion Manager ofDepartures Magazine and part of the talented industry panel.
 
The evening will begin with a cocktail party, musicby Entropy Ensemble, food by Social and follow with the presentation.  To purchase tickets, please go to:  brownpapertickets.com/event/236148 or call: 843-696-2688.
 
To find out more about FGI of Charleston go to: www.fgi.org.