It’s already time to start thinking about Omaha Fashion Week: August 2016! Are you a designer who wants to present a collection at the nations 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.

Designer applications for August 2016 open February 15th and close April 3rd. OFW will not accept any applications submitted after midnight on April 3rd. Designers who participate in August are to present a Spring/Summer 2017 collection. We are looking for designers who fall into the following categories: Women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, bridal, evening wear, swimwear, business wear, day/street wear, alternative, and fashion as art.

Applications will be reviewed and narrowed down to a set of designers who will be selected to participate in interviews conducted by independent professionals in the industry. Designers who are selected to interview will be notified by April 8th. Interviews will be held April 18th – 21st. Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate

Each interview will take 10 minutes. Interviewees must come prepared with at least one garment that represents their ability/craftsmanship along with sketches of at least three pieces that will represent their planned collection. The panel of professionals will score each interviewee and use those scores to make final selections for OFW: August 2016. Designers who are chosen to participate in OFW will be notified by April 29th. OFW will make a public announcement of these designers on May 2nd. Selected designers should plan to be available May 5th for a designer Orientation. 

Think you have what it takes? Apply HERE for your chance to showcase your designs at Omaha Fashion Week!

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