Papillion, NE July 29th, 2015 -- SAC Federal Credit Union [SAC] and Omaha Fashion Week [OFW] hosted the OFW Preview Party on Thursday, July 30 at SAC’s headquarters. This event offers insiders a preview of the designs that will be coming in August to the OFW runway.
SAC will be unveiling this season’s SAC Money Dress, designed by local designer Kate Walz, at the Preview Party. A new dress made entirely of money is created each fashion week season. This past Spring, Walz entered her sketch in SAC’s Money Dress design contest and was selected from over a dozen entries submitted by local designers. When asked what the inspiration was for her dress, Walz replied, “I really admire the modern architecture of the SAC headquarters, and I wanted to mimic that with the clean lines and structured silhouette. I chose to add the origami rosettes to make it more on trend for the spring season.”
Walz spent over 40 hours building the dress from hundreds of one dollar bills. She said her biggest challenge in designing the dress was “trying to construct the dress and making sure that a dress made out of money could be done properly.”
The SAC Money Dress will be featured nightly at OFW. The amount of money used in creating the Money Dress will be kept a secret until after fashion week. A contest will be held during OFW to see who can come closest to guessing the amount of money used in creating the dress.
The Money Dress will tour several SAC branch locations after its run at OFW. Walz will be moving to New York in mid-August to attend Parsons The New School for Design. This is her last appearance on a local runway before she starts college.