Have you been dying to see yourself on the Omaha Fashion Week Runway? We want to meet you! Model hopefuls will need to take a couple of steps before they can rock the runway in August. But don't worry, we've got all the nitty gritty details laid out below!
Model Casting Prep Workshop: May 28 6:00pm at Develop Model Management
If you've never set foot on the Omaha Fashion Week runway, we highly recommend attending this free event! Model hopefuls will have the opportunity to learn about the selection process, what to expect at a model call, and receive pointers from Director of Develop Model Management, Alyssa Dilts. This event is not required but is highly recommended for anyone new to the Omaha Fashion Week runway.
*Attendees should use the parking lot and entrance at the back (south) side of the building marked Develop Model Management.
Omaha Fashion Week Model Calls: June 8 in Lincoln and Omaha
All models aspiring to appear on the Omaha Fashion Week runway MUST attend one of these events. Arrive prior to start times to register, and plan to stay until you have completed the full process. These are the only casting calls that take place for our February shows, so be there or be square! Questions on what to expect at Model Call? Check out the FAQ below!
MODEL CALL FAQ
Who can attend? Models should be at least 12 years old. Each designer chooses models based on what fits their collection best, so we encourage models of all shapes, colors, and sizes to come! We do not place any requirements on weight or body type but models should note the majority of our designers will be designing for 5’6” without heels, and straight sizes (0-4 ) or plus sizes. Our models typically range in age from 12-30 (female) and 15-30 (male).
What should I wear? Dress Fashion Forward! Men and women alike should wear something form fitting so designers can see your silhouette. Women are encouraged to wear heels at least 3 inches tall. Please wear shoes that are quickly and easily removable for measurements. We will need to pin a number on your chest so please make sure any jacket, accessories or hair style will not obscure this number. If we can't see this number, you will not be eligible to model this season. We also suggest selecting jewelry that will not make loud noises as you walk. This is distracting to those trying to see your talent! At the bottom of this page, check out what folks have worn in the past!
What do I need to bring? Yourself! A positive attitude and a smart phone to complete registration. You do not need to bring any photos-we will take our own during the event. Men: it is helpful if you know your inseam measurement ahead of time.
What happens when I arrive? Arrive early. Join the line. In line you will receive your model number to be pinned to your shirt and a phone number to text for your official registration. When you text, you will receive a link for a form that must be completed accurately and in its entirety by 4pm that day! Aspiring models will get their measurements (waist, bust, hips, height) taken by volunteers, have a headshot and full body shot taken and walk the runway in front of our judges, designers, and video camera. You have just a short amount of time to shine on the runway so be sure to practice ahead of time! Then you'll hand your model number back to our volunteer and be on your way!
Who can see the photos and video taken of me at Model Call? After Model Call, photo and video us uploaded to a private website. The link to this site is shared only with current Omaha Fashion Week designers for the purpose of selecting their models.
When do I find out if I made the cut? Selected models will be notified by email. If you were not selected, you will not receive any notification. Please do not email Omaha Fashion Week or Develop Model Management regarding your status. It is very important that you provide an accurate email address so you can be notified if you made it into Omaha Fashion Week!
What if I don't make it? Don't be discouraged! Stay tuned to Omaha Fashion Week social media and website for information on our next model call. Each season brings a new set of designers looking for a different aesthetic. Or if you still want to be involved, consider volunteering at our shows to learn more about Omaha Fashion Week!
I made it. What's next? Congrats! Pay attention to your email! This will be the primary method that both OFW and your specific designer gets in touch with you. Be responsive and block your calendar out for show dates now! If you have any questions or don't hear from your designer, contact email@example.com.