Workshops for 2017


Saturday, September 30th, 2017 – The Fashion Institute Midwest is proud to open our doors to our Designer Workroom & Headquarters.

We will be holding our first designer workshop where designers will be trained on the equipment and use of the facility.  As this workshop is focused on equipment, designers applying must have a background in sewing machine use.  This will be a rare opportunity to learn from the industry’s best as Monnie Sudman from Monnie’s Sales & Service will be instructing designers on serger, button-holer and straight stitching machines.  *All designers must complete training before use of equipment, additional training will be announced and scheduled by the workroom manager.

12:30p-1:30p: Following our first workshop, we will be holding an open house for designers not attending that would like a tour of the Designer Workroom, must RSVP to

Workshop Application

Fashion Institute Midwest 1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd floor, Omaha, NE 68102 (T) 402.819.0638

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!  Fashion Institute Midwest presents a workshop for designers: Retail Prep & Pricing.  Topics to include: pricing keystone, how to talk to consumers, properly labeling garments, custom orders and more.  FIM supported designer, Jane Round will be presenting to share her own story, successes and opportunities she’s found.  Natalie Navis, owner of The Fold, a luxury boutique in Countryside Village, will be sharing her experiences from a buyer’s perspective.  Location is TBA.  Designers, please fill out the application below.

Workshop Application

Fashion Institute Midwest 1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd floor, Omaha, NE 68102 (T) 402.819.0638

Fashion Institute Midwest presents a workshop for designers: How to Ask for Money for Your Business.  Topics to include: How to pitch to investors, how to be confident in asking for money from customers, how to approach retailers.  Denny Minton and Bruce Dickes of MintonDickes Consulting, who are leadership and sales consultants working with Fortune 500 firms will be presenting.

Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 10a-12p
Location:  Develop Model Managment, 1307 Leavenworth Street, please use parking on the south side of the building (look for CHI Clinic parking signs – this is our parking as well – and enter through doors marked Develop Model Management)

Cost: $0.00 for accepted designers

Seats are limited, please apply now, deadlines for applications due: March 17th, if you are accepted into the workshop, you will be notified by March 20th.