The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence
The FIRST PLACE WINNER of THE DRIEHAUS AWARDS FOR FASHION EXCELLENCE will receive a prize package to include:
  • $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 design concepts for logo, business card and social media profile images
  • Look book photoshoot to include:
    • Photography by Kasia Jarosz
    • Hair & make-up styling provided by Zazu Salon
    • Models provided by The Rock Agency
    • Space rental provided by Streamlining Studios
  • Mentorship from Mignonette Bridal
  • Opportunity to intern at Fashion Show with ZZAZZ Productions
  • Opportunity to intern at Fashion Show with Neiman Marcus
  • $500 certificate to Fishman’s Fabrics
  • Collection featured at the 2018 Sponsor & Event Partner Reception and on social media
One designer will receive 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 designer partner
  • One-on-one meeting with a Neiman Marcus senior buyer or executive to practice pitching collection
All Participants will be invited to join Driehaus Design Initiative at the Chicago History Museum for the Runway to Showroom®: Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium. The Symposium is a day of industry-led panels and open dialogue focusing on business to help designers achieve success. A guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s costume collection with collection manager Jessica Pushor will follow.