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? Applications are now open! 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-11th for those who are selected to interview as Emerging Designers and April 12th-13th for those selected to interview as Featured Designers. 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 that represent their planned collection. The panel of professionals will help 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 19th for a designer orientation.
Think you have what it takes to get your collection on the runway? APPLY HERE!