Fashion Arts Collective

showcasing our
vision and mission

Formed in December of 2011, The Fashion Arts Collective (formerly Fashion Institute Midwest) nurtures area students and aspiring designer talent by supporting and developing the Midwest fashion community. We provide students and regional fashion designers with mentoring, training, resources, and industry network opportunities to fulfill their creative potential in the fashion industry.

the four pillars of success

Creative Inspiration

We host paid and free creative workshops for our community, as well as offer outreach and collaboration with local schools and non-profits.

Skill Development

Industry experts lead technical workshops, as well as sewing and textile skills classes to area students and designers from concept to commerce in our mentoring program.

Resource Development

We help develop a free web presence for designers, start no cost or low cost e-commerce, and provide higher quality fabric.


We partner designers with other incubation programs, host workshops on how to run a small business, and provide small-run manufacturing.

fashion arts collective impact

*Video was shot prior to rebranding from “Fashion Institute Midwest”

our team makes the difference

Alyssa Dilts

Communications and Education Chair, FG Liaison

Develop Model Management

Pam Finn


Pres. Business Development
Burlington Capital

Sam Hohman

Mentoring & Opportunities Chair

Chief executive Officer credit advisors foundation

Mike Schilken

Fashion Arts Collective Chairman

Attorney Baird Holm

Susie Shoemaker

Capital Chair, FG Treasurer and Liaison


Brian Shoemaker


CFO. Spectrum Financial Services

Lisa Sekundiak

Ad-hoc                              Chair

Max I Walker
Max I Walker

Executive Director

Operations Staff

Haile Christofferson

FAC Intern- Social Media & Kids’ Events

Operations Staff

CallyAnn Casteel

Program Instructor

Operations Staff

Fashion Guild Member

FG Programming

Jason Redmond

Fashion Guild Member

fix it friday coordinator

Erika Hansen

Fashion Guild Member

outreach Coordinator

1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor  |  Omaha, NE 68102
(T) 402-342-4487

Spring/Summer hours                                              Sun/Mon Closed, Tues-Fri 5p-830p, Sat. 10a-2p and/or by appointment. Call 402-342-4487 to RSVP

Fashion Arts Collective
Fashion Arts Collective Workroom
Fashion Guild in Omaha Nebraska
Fashion Arts Collective Marketplace
Fashion Arts Collective

Fashion Arts Collective
1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102
(T) 402-342-4487
Workroom Open from 9:30 – 5 p.m. weekdays