Fashion Arts Collective

showcasing our
vision and mission

Formed in December of 2011, The Fashion Arts Collective (formerly Fashion Institute Midwest) nurtures aspiring designers talent by supporting and developing the Midwest fashion community. We provide 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 help 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.

Business
Incubation

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

President
Develop Model Management

Pam Finn

Ad-hoc
Chair

Pres. Business Development
Burlington Capital

Chloe Firestone

Fund Development
Chair

Community
Advocate

Sam Hohman

Mentoring & Opportunities Chair

Chief executive officer
Credit Advisors Foundation

Mike Schilken

Fashion Arts Collective Chairman

Attorney
Baird Holm

Lisa Sekundiak

Ad-hoc
Chair

President
Max I Walker

Susie Shoemaker

Capital Chair, FG Treasurer and Liaison

Senior Risk manager
American Express

Brian Shoemaker

FAC & FG
Treasurer

President
Max I Walker

Paula Crozier

Executive Director                            

Operations Staff

Heather Hooton

Administrative  Assistant
& Communications

Operations Staff
President
Max I Walker
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
info@fashioninstitutemidwest.org
Workroom Open from 9:30 – 5 p.m. weekdays

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