COVID-19 and A Message from the Driehaus Design Initiative Team
The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence
Prize Packages
The FIRST PLACE WINNER of The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence received a prize package
including:
  • $7,500 cash
  • Collection display featured at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
  • Invitation to media luncheon at Mariposa restaurant to celebrate the launch of Neiman Marcus apparel display
  • Branding & Web Design strategy sessions with Mirar Media, including logo design concepts
  • Lookbook photoshoot to include:
    • Photography by Kasia Jarosz Photo Art Inc.
    • Hair & make-up styling provided by Zazu Salon
    • Models provided by The Rock Agency
  • Opportunity to intern at Fashion Show with ZZAZZ Productions
  • Opportunity to intern at Fashion Show with Neiman Marcus
  • $500 gift certificate to Fishman’s Fabrics
  • Collection featured at the 2020 Sponsor & Event Partner Reception and on social media
One designer received THE NEIMAN MARCUS DISTINGUISHED DESIGNER AWARD and:
  • Collection featured in the window at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
  • Invitation to media luncheon at Mariposa restaurant to celebrate the launch of Neiman Marcus window display
  • Opportunity to intern at Fashion Show with Neiman Marcus
  • One-on-one meeting with Wendy Krimins to discuss retail business essentials including pricing of garments
  • One-on-one meeting with a Neiman Marcus' senior buyer or executive to practice pitching collection
All Participants are invited to join Driehaus Design Initiative for the post-event Runway to Showroom®: Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium at the Columbia College Student Center. The Symposium consists of an industry-led roundtable discussion focusing on business to help designers achieve success. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear from industry professionals on topics including: Starting a Business, Business Structures, Financing a Fashion Business, Branding & Trademark Issues, Inspiration & Appropriation: Avoiding Social Media Backlash, and Resources for Your Business.