FIG’s annual philanthropic event honors individuals and organizations making an impact on the Midwest through the art of fashion design.
Business – Sheila Christ, Owner She-la
Education – Dr. Yiqi Yang, Textiles & Merchandising, UNL
Vision – Nick Huff, Hutch
Design – Amanda Valentine, Valentine Valentine
Business – Nancy Heller, Owner of NanC
Philanthropy – Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, Director Emerita Peter Kewit Foundation
Education – Dr. Robert Hillestad, Textiles and Apparel Designer
Vision – Mary Anne Vaccaro, Mary Anne Vaccaro Design
Education – Michael James, M.F.A., B.F.A., Ardis James Professor of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design Dept. Chair UNL
Vision – Tilly Chapman, Owner of Tilly’s Regency Court Omaha
Economic – John Mangiameli, Creative Hair Design
Philanthropy – Ultra Chic Boutique, Max I. Walker Cleaner, Inc.
Philanthropic Fashion Impact – Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee
Educational Fashion Impact – Dr. Barbara Trout
The Guild’s Award – Industry Icons Richard Carey & David Scott
Economic Fashion Impact – Gordmans, Inc.
Economic Impact – Borsheims Fine Jewelry
Educational Impact – Mary Mitchell
Philanthropic Impact – The Jeff Hanson Family
The Guild’s Award – Nick & Brook Hudson, Producers of Omaha Fashion Week and Founders of Fashion Institute Midwest