Fashwire Announced as Winner at The Fashion Group International’s 24th Annual Rising Star Awards in the New Retail Concept Category

SEATTLE--()--Fashwire Founder and CEO Kimberly Carney is announced as the winner at The Fashion Group International’s 24th Annual Rising Star Awards in the New Retail Concept category. On December 17th, Fashwire was awarded the top prize live at the global, influential fashion event where the industry’s most promising and emerging talent were celebrated for their creativity, vision and drive.

“In the history of the FGI Rising Star New Retail Award, we have had outstanding creators recognized,” stated Maryanne Grisz, The Fashion Group International President and CEO. “Congratulations Kimberly Carney and Fashwire.”

“I am incredibly honored that Fashwire has been named the winner of The Fashion Group International’s highly sought after Annual Rising Star Award with recognition in the New Retail Concept category,” stated Fashwire Founder and CEO Kimberly Carney. “Since our launch in 2018, Fashwire’s proprietary swipe technology offers brands the unique opportunity to curate an immersive and seamless shopping experience for a global audience. I regard this award with great respect as we strive to reshape the fashion ecosystem, while providing an interactive experience and social networking for the consumer, along with increased profitability for our designers.”

Fashwire’s two-sided global platform and shopping marketplace brings forward a portfolio of 350+ emerging and established women’s and men’s designers across 35+ countries, in the ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories space. “Along with our Technology Partner DevelopingNow, our mission at Fashwire is to provide innovative and engaging technology solutions for both our users and designers,” added Carney. “We listen to our designers and customers so closely, and now we have over two years of real-time data on consumer preferences and we are using that to make the platform better and more customizable, to lead to stronger personalization as we continue forward.”

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI’s aim is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends which is a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace. FGI seeks to discover the newest innovators, tools and technologies that are committed to transforming the fashion community.

“As we continue to build the next generation platform for the fashion industry, Fashwire merges data intel and consumer behavior insights,” stated Hooman Hamzeh, DevelopingNow CEO and Fashwire Development partner. “In Fashwire’s global marketplace, we are aiming to revolutionize the engagement between fashion designers and consumers with disruptive data-driven solutions from both a B2B and B2C perspective.”

About Fashwire

Fashwire’s global platform provides its portfolio of 350+ designers from 35+ countries vital insight into consumer shopping behavior patterns. A two-sided marketplace, Fashwire is a B2B data hub to navigate consumer demand and increase profitability. For Consumers, Fashwire’s B2C shopping platform creates a compelling interactive experience by combining fun, immersive swipe voting with the ability to influence the designer instantly. Giving designers real-time valuable insights through a fun and seamless experience for users is what makes Fashwire the digital front runner in real-time consumer global business intelligence. Expanding on our success in the fashion industry, Fashwire is tapping into the beauty world with our launch of the BeautéWire mobile app in January 2021, a discovery channel connecting beauty brands directly to consumers offering a one-stop solution for curation and community. The company has raised $2.5M to date and is backed by a range of all-star private angel investors. For more information, visit Fashwire at www.fashwire.com. You can find us on social by liking Fashwire on Facebook and following Fashwire on Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and TikTok.

About The Fashion Group International:

Founded in 1930 by 17 accomplished women, The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit association whose mission is to provide resources, connections and career support for 5000 members. The Fashion Group International is an essential industry resource to connect members to information, inspiration, education, events, industry leaders, global resources, historic archives, established professionals, new talent, innovators, tastemakers and award winners, and most importantly each other. For more information visit www.fgi.org.

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