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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 info@fashioninstitutemidwest.org are due by […]

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 info@fashioninstitutemidwest.org.

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 […]

2016 Membership Soirée

You are invited to join us for the 2016 Fashion Institute Guild (FIG) Membership Soirée on Thursday, February 4, 2016. FIG is a non-profit guild founded in 2013 to support aspiring Midwest fashion designers. WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2016 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Happy Hollows Club, 1701 S 105th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68124 Interested in learning […]

2015 Membership Soirée

2015 Membership Soirée Thursday, January 8th, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th Street, Omaha, NE Start the New Year with cocktails and appetizers – and an introduction to the nonprofit Fashion Institute Midwest (FIM) and its Fashion Institute Guild (FIG).  See how being a part of the guild helps nurture […]

Red Carpet Ready

Jewelry won’t be the only thing sparkling at Red Carpet Ready at Borsheims . Cocktails and fashion shine in this girls’ night out  – a primer for  Omaha Fashion Week.   Wondering what to wear to OFW? Nervous about walking the Red Carpet? Get Red Carpet Ready July 17 against a glittering backdrop at Borsheims. […]

Trendevous – A Fashion & Beauty Event

  Plan to be at Younkers at the Westroads on Sept. 20 for Trendevous, a runway showcase of fashion & beauty trends for Fall-Winter 2014. The FIG Street Team will be on hand. Come say hello and join one of Omaha’s newest nonprofit guilds! As a FIG member, you have an exciting opportunity to interact […]