Design Profile: Judy Bales

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Design Profile: Judy Bales

Motivated by braids and sailor's knots, the collection "Intertwined" by Judy Bales Design is true to its name. Experimental construction methods, sculptural shapes, and intense colors create extreme interest and depth in this women's wear line!

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Designer Profile: Rachel Kruse

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Designer Profile: Rachel Kruse

In this up-cycled alternative bridal collection, Rachel Kruse combines a love of thrifting with a passion for bridal wear. Unconventional colors, intricate detail, and traditional silhouettes come together to create diverse looks, as unique as the brides they represent.

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Designer Profile: Orchid Richards

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Designer Profile: Orchid Richards

The new collection by Orchid Richards of Orchid Eden Designs is inspired by the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, which celebrates African American culture and music. Vibrant colors and patterns create an enlivened and upbeat feel in this women's wear line.

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Designer Profile: Courtney Barbour

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Designer Profile: Courtney Barbour

From work, to the gym, to drinks with friends, this collection by Courtney Barbour of CJB Designs fits the girl constantly on the go. Bright colors, feminine silhouettes, and innovative textures work together to perfectly fit the girl who never stops!

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Designer Profile: Kate Lavender

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Designer Profile: Kate Lavender

Historical inspiration and retro vibes bring Kate Lavender's women's loungewear collection to life. Inspired by trends from the late 1920s, you'll see pieces that are voluminous, functional, and elegant!

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Designer Profile: Maria Behnen

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Designer Profile: Maria Behnen

In this women's wear collection, Maria Behnen celebrates the fusion of color and the unexpected combinations of prints and textures. Color printed waffle weave fabrics along with reclaimed denim are sure to make the wearer feel extraordinary.

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Designer Profile: Claire Thomas-Morgan

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Designer Profile: Claire Thomas-Morgan

Elements of outer space comes into a new dimension in this children's wear collection by Claire Thomas-Morgan of Vivi Design Studio. Feature prints of planets and stars are brought to life through bright colors, and crescent design details.

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The Ticket Situation: Omaha Fashion Week August 2018

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The Ticket Situation: Omaha Fashion Week August 2018

We are so excited for our upcoming season of Omaha Fashion Week August 20th-25th, and we know you are too! But how do you decide what type of ticket you want...where to sit...what nights to attend?! Keep reading for your guide to all things tickets! Tickets are on sale now, so don’t wait to snag the best seats in the house! 

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Designer Profile: Lauren Hansen

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Designer Profile: Lauren Hansen

Inspired by recent transitions in her own life, Emerging Designer Lauren Hansen's new collection for H.Art Studios reveals elaborate men's and women's wear couture. Delicate textures, intricate detail and deep blue tones create unique and ornate designs to interpret sadness, loss, and nostalgia.

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Designer Profile: Anna Kuhlman

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Designer Profile: Anna Kuhlman

Anna Kuhlman, the Emerging Designer behind Anna Naomi, translates futuristic trends of the 1960s into eccentric wearable pieces in her new collection. Shimmering chrome, bold salmon, and stunning turquoise tones bring elements of the Space Craze into the modern 21st century!

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OFW August 2018: 50% off VIP Season Tickets

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OFW August 2018: 50% off VIP Season Tickets

Dates are set, designers have been selected, and the Omaha Fashion Week team is ready to invite you to be a part of the next season! But wait...theres more! For a limited time, OFW is offering a 50% off deal on VIP Season Tickets! This set of tickets will be for Designer Showcases and VIP Runway Finale taking place August 21st-25th and featuring 25+ designers! Keep reading to learn more and snag your seats today!

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Announcing OFW:August 2018 Designer Lineup!

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Announcing OFW:August 2018 Designer Lineup!

We are excited to announce the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of Omaha Fashion Week August 20-25, 2018!

Last week, designers pitched their ideas to a panel of industry experts brought together by OFW. The experts scored each designer and provided feedback that was used to make final selections. The designers are scored on innovation, construction, marketability, concept and the overall presentation.

Keep reading for a breakdown of the week’s schedule:

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Meet the OFW Selection Panels for August 2018!

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Meet the OFW Selection Panels for August 2018!

Applications are in, designers are interviewing, and we are excited to announce our Selection Panels for Omaha Fashion Week: August 2018! The panels are comprised of independent industry experts who will spend the next four months mentoring and coaching two separate tracks of designers to present their best on the runway in August! Read on to learn more about this season’s rock star panelists!

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Behind the Scenes: Somer Krueger

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Behind the Scenes: Somer Krueger

As Director of the Omaha Fashion Week Beauty Alliance, owner of Trios Salon in Omaha, and full-time mother, Somer Krueger does it all! We sat down with this fun and fabulous woman to talk Fashion Week, goals, and mentorship within the industry.  

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OFW February 2018: All the Highlights

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OFW February 2018: All the Highlights

Need a little fix to hold you over until Omaha Fashion Week rolls back around in August? We've rounded up all of the photos, blog features, and press coverage from our February season and put it in one place for you to peruse!

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Body Positivity Hits the Runway: An Interview with Alysse Dalessandro

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Body Positivity Hits the Runway: An Interview with Alysse Dalessandro

As a plus size fashion writer, designer, model, and social influencer, Alysse Dalessandro has quite the resume! She’s the founder of her own body positive fashion brand and style blog, Ready to Stare, and has written for BUSTLE, On The Plus Side, The Curvy Fashionista and more. Alysse is a bold voice in the plus size industry, and we were honored to have her be a part of Omaha Fashion Week during our FW18 Fashion for Good season! Read on for our amazing interview with Alysse!

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OFW February 2018: And the winners are...!

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OFW February 2018: And the winners are...!

Omaha Fashion Week concluded Saturday evening after a weeklong celebration of fashion talent in the Midwest. Over 60 designers and 15 boutiques showed collections on the runway this week. Sixteen designers in two showcases and 42 student designers in the Metropolitan Community College Student Night competed for nightly $500 cash prizes. Read on to learn about the winners!

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