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Fashion Group International’s Detroit Chapter Celebrates the Thriving Local Fashion Scene

June 24, 2019

Fashion Group International held a networking event in Bloomfield Township, where SEEN Fashion Director Rachel Schostak discussed the local fashion industry.

By Emily Uzansky

Photography by Derrick Martinez

Fashion Group International held a networking event June 20 at Zao Jun restaurant in Bloomfield Township.

FGI is a global nonprofit organization that started in the 1930s and now has over 5,000 members working in the fashion industry. The organization welcomes anyone involved in the industry, including apparel, design, beauty and health. FGI aims to be the “preeminent authority of the business of fashion and design” by providing educational resources and programs for members to become more effective in their careers, the website states.

SEEN Magazine Fashion Director Rachel Schostak

SEEN Magazine Fashion Director Rachel Schostak

SEEN Fashion Director Rachel Schostak was a featured speaker at the event for the FGI Detroit chapter last week. She shared stories of her career journey, leading up to her role at SEEN today.

Schostak is the creative force behind fashion photoshoots and manages the SEEN Marketplace, where local Metro Detroit stores can sell their products digitally and reach a larger audience.

Schostak discussed that Metro Detroit has a thriving fashion and design community and that it’s an exciting time for those in the fashion industry to be making a creative mark in and around Detroit. She also shared the power of community and relationships within the fashion industry.

“I’ve had my time in New York and briefly Chicago. However, I’m prouder than ever to be based here in Detroit,” Schostak said. “I’ve been able to pursue my career goals with the utmost support from our community. Seeing now the continued growth of the fashion and design industry, the Fashion Group International Detroit chapter is a relevant organization for industry insiders and those who want to further their career in fashion.”

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