As we gear up for interviews with designers aspiring to be in the next season of Omaha Fashion Week (February 21-26), we are excited to announce our new Omaha Fashion Week Selection Panel. The panel is comprised of industry experts who will spend the next 4 months mentoring and coaching designers to present their best on the runway in February. Check out more about this season's rock star panel:
One of the most frequently asked questions in our inbox comes from parents looking for opportunities to get their elementary and middle school kids on the runway. Kids Rule is our answer to that question! Kids Rule, taking place Feb. 17-18 next year, is a fun, creative, confidence-building fashion show experience for boys and girls ages 5-12! Learn more at www.kidsruleomaha.com.
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It’s already time to start thinking about Omaha Fashion Week: February 2017! Are you a designer who wants to present a collection at the nation's fifth largest fashion event? Now is your chance to apply to show your designs on our runway! Continue reading to learn more about the application process and important dates.
Already reminiscing on Omaha Fashion Week? Us too! As you may know, we had an amazing music director this season, Kethro of Make Believe Recordings. With the help from each designer's vision and creativity, Kethro used his talent to create and mix phenomenal tracks that you might remember hearing during runway shows.
The most anticipated fashion event in the Midwest concluded Saturday night after a weeklong celebration of fashion. Omaha Fashion Week guests were able to get the first glance at the latest collections of the most talented designers in the area. Over 30 collections walked down the runway this past week.
The final runway show before we dive into the VIP Finale was held last night. Omaha Fashion Week’s last designer showcase, themed “Back to Nature” blew the audience away. Flora, fauna and desert themes were seen with these collections. In addition, designers brought impeccable evening wear, leather harnesses, unisex looks, and 1970s inspired hair to the runway. It was a mixed bag exploring all things nature…human and otherwise.
If you’ve been coming to the shows this week, you’ve probably noticed some crazy, creative and beautiful make up and hair on the runway. It takes many, many volunteers from the best salons in the metro to make this happen. Before show time, these volunteers are working morning and day to get models runway ready for their big moment. We want to give a big thank you to these amazing people who make this possible!
The Midwest’s most anticipated fashion event continued with last night’s showcase, Designer Showcase IV: Lucid Dreams. From beautiful flowing gowns to free-spirited boho, this night was all about dreams, light and airy vs. dark and brooding. Designers expressed the journey of emerging from depression, created visual representations of yin and yang, and sent dresses down the runway with ethereal, dream-like qualities.
Omaha Fashion Week’s third designer showcase took place last night. The night’s theme was “Fluidity.” A wide range of fabrications explored the fluidity of textures and gender. On the runway, we saw vegan leather, neoprene, and soft beachy fabrics. Looks were inspired by biker culture, women’s empowerment, and androgyny.
Another fabulous night of fashion commenced last night at the Omaha Design Center. Six more talented designers sent beautiful collections down the runway for the second Omaha Fashion Week showcase! The theme for the night was “Global Influence.” Designers took inspiration from global locales in Africa, the Philippines, Portugal, and historic France, to destinations closer to home including our beloved Midwest prairies.
Omaha Fashion Week kicked off this season last night with the first designer showcase. Guests arrived for the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party prior to show time to shop retailers, enjoy the complimentary champagne fountain, strut the Borsheims Red Carpet, and indulge in drinks and hors d’oeuvres. In addition, the house photographers, Heather and Jameson Hooton, presented a special photo gallery. Editorial photos from the latest edition of Omaha FASHION Magazine were brought to life throughout the Omaha Design Center.
Next Saturday, August 27th, we will be preparing for the final showcase of Omaha Fashion Week August 2016. This showcase will feature the best of fashion week. Top designers were selected at Rack Check on August 6th. At Rack Check, designers presented their completed collections to the OFW Panel for scoring. Top scores will be representing the finale line up.
We are coming up quickly on another season of Omaha Fashion Week. In just a few more days, we will be kicking off the first night on August 22nd! What’s a fashion week without a little shopping? We have another amazing set of retailers available to shop at the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party. Join us each night of fashion week from 6 – 8 pm for a little retail therapy!
Every year over a thousand people go in to making Omaha Fashion Week a success. Designers, models, our team, and other creatives work hard every season to put on the Midwest’s premiere fashion event. We are also very lucky to have a phenomenal group of sponsors that support us each season.
With only a couple short weeks left until show time, designers are getting down to business finishing up their collections. Omaha Fashion Week will be held August 22-27 this year. For the past few months, designers have been creating some exciting work for us all to view on the runway. We got to take a little sneak peek at some of the talented creative’s latest work:
We are ready to reveal the 12 phenomenal designers who made it into the line-up for the VIP Runway Finale on August 27! “We have an outstanding group of Finale designers,” said OFW Producer, Brook Hudson. “Only two-tenths of a point separated the designers in the finale from those did not make it – competition was tough!” Read on...