Be a Designer

Congrats to the eighteen designers selected to participate in Omaha Fashion Week. Learn more about them here.

Soon we will be thinking about our 10 Year Anniversary Season of Omaha Fashion Week August 21-26, 2017! Are you a designer who wants to present a collection at the nation's fifth largest fashion event? Stay tuned to our social media channels for 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 open February 6th and close April 3rd. OFW will not accept any applications submitted after midnight on April 3rd. 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 5th. Interviews will be held April 10th-13th. Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate.

Each interview will take approximately 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 2017. Designers who are chosen to participate in OFW will be notified by April 14th. OFW will make a public announcement of these designers on April 17th. Selected designers should plan to be available April 20th for a designer orientation.