Congrats to our new Featured Designer Fashion Cup winner Crystal Brakhage Designs, and our Emerging Designer Fashion Cup winner Little Jo Designs by Jo Hartley! Learn more about all of the winners from Omaha Fashion Week's February season here!
Are you a designer who wants to present a collection at the nation's fourth largest fashion event? Applications are now open for our upcoming shows, taking place February 23-29th! 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 and select their interview time. Interviews are held in Omaha November 11th for Emerging Designers who are selected and the 12th for Featured designers who are selected. Applicants must be available to interview during their selected group times (Emerging or Featured) to participate.
Each interview will take approximately 10 minutes. Interviewees must come prepared with at least one garment that represents their ability and craftsmanship, along with sketches and a visual representation that represent their planned collection. The panel of professionals will help make final selections for the OFW runway shows. Designers who are chosen to participate in OFW will be notified and are given time to accept before OFW will make a public announcement of those chosen. Selected designers should plan to be available for a designer orientation the following week.
Think you have what it takes to get your collection on the runway?