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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 […]

FIM Technology Workshop- Apply now!

  FIM will be using Do Space’s facilities to teach designers new tools to enhance their skills and improve their fashion design processes. Such tools include using laser cutting technology and 3D printing.* This class will focus on 3 key points: 1) laser cutting fabrics and leather to cut patterns more precisely  2) using laser cutting […]

2016 Chicago Fabric Buying & Educational Trip

This week 9 designers will be visiting Chicago on FIM’s Chicago Buying & Educational Trip! The trip will be from Thursday, April 28 until Saturday, April 30. While in Chicago, Denise Ervin, the FIM Representative for the trip, and eight local designers will be visiting three fabric stores. They will also be visiting with three […]

2016 FIM Grant Applications Now Available

2016 Grant Applications NOW AVAILABLE 2016 Grant Application Deadlines 3rd Quarter 2016: Application due June 1. Grant Awards made by July 1. 4th Quarter 2016: Application due September 1. Grant Awards made by October 1. Please email completed application to

FIM Business Seminar a Success

The Fashion Institute Midwest created and held a Business Formation and Protection Seminar on Saturday, April 2. The workshop featured speakers from Baird Holm Law Offices, Attorneys Mike Schilken and Ari Goldstein. In addition, Alyssa Dilts, FIM advisor and owner of Develop Model Management, spoke about look book production. This 2 hour intensive seminar provided education to designers on business […]