Two women receive their award and are recognized on stage at a fashion event in New York City.

The Style That Binds Us wins 2024 FGI Rising Star Award!

May 26, 2024

We are THRILLED to announce that The Style That Binds Us won Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award for content creation!!

The annual FGI Rising Star Awards returned for its 28th year in New York City on May 13, 2024. The chic Upper East Side awards ceremony and fundraising event gathered luminaries of the fashion world for a celebration of emerging talent, with honorees recognized in fashion apparel, accessories, fine jewelry, retail tech, creative content, and more-notably, also introducing the fashion organization’s first-ever student award, sponsored by Macy’s

FGI rolled out the red carpet at 583 Park Avenue for the reception and awards ceremony, welcoming a fashionable crowd that included Fern Mallis, Jean Shafiroff, Stan Herman, Gary and Cole Wassner, Mary Alice Stephenson Maxwell, and Carrie Ellen Phillips, and others.

Special guest Ken Downing, HALSTON Creative Director/Chief Creative Officer XCEL BRANDS, delighted attendees by conducting an impromptu Q&A, walking through the crowd to engage one-on-one with many of the finalists.

At the event, Maryanne Grisz, FGI President and CEO remarked: “At Fashion Group International, we believe connections matter. The 28th edition of the FGI Rising Star Awards exemplifies our organization’s broader mission to educate, connect, and support industry professionals at every stage of their careers, from legacy leaders and iconic visionaries to the emerging talent we gathered to celebrate today.”

The Style That Binds Us wins!

The Style That Binds Us has swiftly risen to prominence as a leading fashion platform, thanks to its unique blend of style guidance, industry insights, and personal empowerment. Founded by the mother-daughter duo, Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk, the company has carved a niche by offering a holistic approach to fashion that goes beyond mere aesthetics. Furthermore, their success lies in a multifaceted strategy that includes a popular podcast, engaging YouTube content, and exclusive shopping experiences, all designed to educate and inspire their audience. By demystifying the fashion industry and providing insider access, The Style That Binds Us has cultivated a loyal community of fashion enthusiasts who look to them for advice, trends, and inspiration. Their ability to combine professional expertise with genuine, relatable content has made them a trusted and influential voice in the fashion world. View our website here!

The Style That Binds Us: 2024 Rising Star Award

Alison Bruhn, Delia Folk

The Style That Binds Us, has been honored with the FGI Rising Star Award for content creation at the prestigious FGI Rising Star event. This accolade celebrates its innovative approach to fashion media, blending insightful industry expertise with engaging, accessible content. Delia and Alison’s work stands out for its ability to demystify the fashion world, making it relatable and inspiring to a broad audience. Their dedication to creating meaningful connections through fashion storytelling has not only earned them this well-deserved recognition, but also solidified their notable influence in the ever-evolving landscape of fashion.

Other Notable Winners!

Nicole Miller presented the FGI Fashion Apparel – Ready to Wear Rising Star Award to Michael Ward and Manel Garcia Espejo of TheSalting.

Bryna Pomp, Curator, Museum of Art and Design, presented the FGI Fine Jewelry Rising Star Award to Jared Atelier x Shy Dayan of Jared The Galleria of Jewelry.

Marcus Teo presented the FGI Accessories Rising Star Award to Guillaume Larquemain of Guillaume Larquemain.

Veronique Gabai Pinsky presented the FGI Beauty Entrepreneur Rising Star Award to Linda Treska of Pinch of Colour.

Deborah Weinswig of Coresight Research presented the FGI Retail Tech Rising Star Award to Kimberly Carney of The Wires.

Jeffrey Banks presented two FGI Fashion Apparel – Lifestyle awards. The first, for the Intimate/Swim category, was presented to Amy and Leo Voloshin of PrintFresh. The Casual wear Rising Star award was presented to Maya Wang of Fried Rice.

In a landmark moment, two winners tied for this year’s Fashion Apparel – Eveningwear Rising Star award. Ralph Rucci presented trophies to both winning eveningwear rising stars Kate Barton of Kate Barton and Cyril Verdavainne of Verdavainne.

Gary Wassner and Hilldun Corporation presented the annual Hilldun Business Innovation Award to Ann Wehren, CEO of In Seam, a private platform that helps luxury fashion connectors better service their clients. 

Designer Terry Singh was recognized with the annual FGI President’s Award for Excellence, presented by Frederick Anderson.

Kelli Lewis, Macy’s Director, Corporate Giving, and Jenna Cordina, Macy’s Senior Director of Assortment, presented the first-ever student Rising Star Award specifically dedicated to college students. LIM College student Fatmata Camara was presented the Future Fashion Award sponsored by Macy’s and also received a $1,000 stipend to help underwrite her continued fashion merchandising studies.

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