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Omaha Gives! to Support Local Fashion Designers

The FIM team is excited to announce that we are gearing up to participate in this year’s seventh annual Omaha Gives. We appreciate the outpouring of support we receive from our community as this directly impacts our designers. The Fashion Institute Midwest (FIM) is a non-profit committed to nurturing aspiring designer talent and supporting the Midwest […]

To FIM or not to FIM? There’s No Question for Nebraska Shakespeare Designers

  A high top table in the Fashion Institute Midwest’s work space seats Master Cutter, Bethany Padron, preparing a pattern to clothe the role of the countess asking, “How many ruffles do I need?” ‘Tis a question Shakespeare might ponder himself with, “Ah, there’s the rub!” It is her expert pattern making that will bring Omaha Fashion […]

Margie Trembley featured in Omaha World Hearld

Check out what Margie Trembely Chapeaux has been doing with international milliners

Fashion Impact Awards Nominated for BEST EVENT!

VOTE Fashion Institute Guild- Fashion Impact Awards for BEST EVENT: 1st-2nd Annual Fashion Institute Guild’s Fashion Impact Awards has been nominated by metroMagazine for the category: BEST EVENT: 1st-2nd Annual. WOW! We are flattered for the nominated and would like to thank all of the generous support we have received over the years. Vote for us […]

Meet Jane Round

Jane Round is one of the two recipients of the FIM 4th Quarter Grant Awards. Recently we asked Jane the following questions about how her grant award and FIM’s support will help her brand. How will you being using the grant you received this quarter from FIM? I will be using the funds from my […]

September Workshop Applications Now Available!

HOW TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ONLINE This workshop will cover topics: how to sell on Etsy, how to properly price your garments and how to follow up on networking opportunities. Saturday, September 17 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Develop Model Management (1307 Leavenworth Street, Suite B. Omaha, NE 68102) __________________ Submissions to are due by […]

FIM’s 3rd Quarter Grant Recipient Is…

Congratulations to Jillian Fellers! We would like to congratulate Jillian Fellers on being FIM’s 3rd Quarter Grant recipient. Jillian was awarded $2,000.00 for travel costs to attend fall Bridal Market Week in New York City. She will be presenting to buyers her 2017 Bridal Collection at Bridal Market Week. By receiving FIM’s grant, Jillian will be […]