Fashion Group International, Los Angeles, kicked off its summer-long series of “HEAT” cocktail/networking events at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills last Wednesday night. It was a fantastic crowd including some of L.A.’s hottest designers and local celebs, along with FGILA members and guests. Sponsor, Marani Vodka poured some amazingly cool cocktails while models mingled with guests and showed off gowns by Dina Bar-El, jewelery by Nakamol and strappy gold sandals designed by Samantha Bryan for You by CROCS. In an amazing stroke of luck, guest David Fisher won both the Dina Bar-El gown and the CROCS (there’s a lucky lady in his life), while Asmik took home the beautiful jewelry. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the FGILA Foundation Scholarship for Student Designers. Thank you all for coming out to enjoy the party and to support FGILA. Special thanks to our sponsors at the SLS Hotel, Models International, Marini Spirits, Crocs, Dina Bar-El and Nakamol, and to fellow FGILA member and luxury mens boxer/brief manufacturer, Markus Bender (www.bendtherules.com) who took these fantastic photographs! See you next month at HEAT’s second event at the JW Marriott – Stay tuned for details!