FIA 2018

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Fashion Impact Awards

Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Omaha Design Center

The Fashion Institute Guild (FIG) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to help advance the fashion ecosystem of the Midwest. As the supporting organization for Fashion Institute Midwest (FIM), FIG’s mission is to enrich local fashion talent through fundraising and volunteering. Apart from creating beautiful garments and accessories, our designers need support in many areas ranging from business development to marketing and beyond. The Fashion Impact Awards serve as a fundraiser to support these FIM designers who are making a lasting impact on fashion in the Midwest.

FIA Honorary Chair: Mary Mitchell

FIA Co-Chairs: Susie Shoemaker and Melissa Schafer

FIG President: Chloe Firestone



Sheila Christ| Business

Dr. Yiqi Yang | Education
Charles Bessey Professor Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design & Biological Systems Engineering, UNL

Nick Huff | Vision

Amanda Valentine | Design
Valentine Valentine

Fashion Impact Awards 2018 Committee

Patty Buser | Kristin Chronic | Judy Davis | Teresa Dilts | Mindy Duff | Chloé Firestone | Audrey Griebel | Amanda Kreft | Lisa Krumwiede Wendy McMinn | Kira Patterson | Lisa Schrager | Tricia Hultgren

An Evening Making an Impact

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
Presentation of awards
Silent and live auctions

Fashion Forward Cocktail Attire

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2018 Event Sponsors

Mammel Foundation | Susie and Brian Shoemaker | Melissa and John Dahir | Deanna Bosselman | Annette Townley | Lisa and Matt Krumwiede | Esther  and Daniel Brabec | Regent Hal and Mary Daub | Alyssa Dilts and Michael Evanovsky | Sam and Dave Hohman | Mindy and Dr. Wallace E. Duff | Audrey Griebel and Michael Crabb | Judy and Ron Davis | Rick Carey and David Scott | Robert and Diana Foster | Robyn and Jim Kortan | Melissa and Dr. Michael Schafer