OFW RECAP: EMPOWER TUESDAY AUGUST 22

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OFW RECAP: EMPOWER TUESDAY AUGUST 22

Empower was the theme of the evening with designers focused on clothing their customer in confidence. Headliner Denise Ervin Designs opened the night with a line of sophisticated separates available for custom order. 2016 SAC Fashion Cup Winner, Breanne Reiss, closed the evening with her quirky Sweatshirt of the Month Club line, also available for purchase throughout the week in the Pop-Up Shop Market.

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OFW Recap: INSPIRE Monday August 21

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OFW Recap: INSPIRE Monday August 21

A little bit of rain and a total eclipse didn’t stop the party at Omaha Design Center last night during the opening night of Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union. Flashing lights and flashy cars lit up the night as eight Emerging Designers prepared for the show. Teen heartthrob Dylan Gardner from California serenaded patrons as they shopped and enjoyed a wine tasting during the Pretty In Patina Pre-Party. For the first time ever, guest received on site manicures at the Borsheims Sparkle & Shine Nail Bar. 

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Headliner Profile: Amanda Valentine

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Headliner Profile: Amanda Valentine

Amanda Valentine is a fashion designer born and raised in Nebraska. With a degree in Clothing and Textiles Design, she works as a wardrobe stylist for photo shoots, music videos, and red carpet events, as well as running her clothing line.

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Headliner Profile: Erin Thomas

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Headliner Profile: Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas is the designer behind Miami Beach based luxury swimwear brand Toxic Sadie Swimwear. With a background in Interior Design, Erin mixes sharp silhouettes, playful prints, convertible straps and signature hardware to create a very distinct look all her own.

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Headliner Profile: Dan Richters

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Headliner Profile: Dan Richters

With a background in fine arts, Dan Richters combines his foundation in painting, drawing, and sculpture with his curiosity and appreciation for clothing. Often inspired by fairytales and mythology, he creates otherworldly collections where art and fashion meet.

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Headliner Profile: Buf Reynolds

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Headliner Profile: Buf Reynolds

Buf Reynolds is a women's wear designer, born and raised in Omaha, and has had her hands in the development and growth of Omaha Fashion Week since the very beginning. Her designs are bold, classic, elegant, and evoke her vision and sense of adventure.

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Headliner Profile: Michael Drummond

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Headliner Profile: Michael Drummond

Growing up with a love for fashion, Michael Drummond began making dresses for his sister's dolls at an early age with whatever materials he could get his hands on. Fast forward to present day, and his designs have been showcased alongside the likes of Alexander McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela. Michael is known for his knitwear designs with a style that is a little offbeat, often using unexpected materials.

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Headliner Profile: Paulie Gibson

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Headliner Profile: Paulie Gibson

With a well-rounded background in all aspects of fashion, from retail to modeling and fashion styling, Paulie Gibson offers a rich perspective on the modern man. His pieces are often a contradiction between masculine and feminine. His designs are unique and proudly stand out in a crowd. Through his fresh approach to men’s fashion and thoughtful design, Paulie’s mission is to  outfit his customer through all parts of his life.

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Designer Profile: Alejandra Buenrostro, Hannah Flores, & Kylie Revense

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Designer Profile: Alejandra Buenrostro, Hannah Flores, & Kylie Revense

Alejandra Buenrostro of Rebel Vogue, and Kylie Revense and Hannah Flores of RF Look, all grew up with similar yet differing passions in life. A desire for self-expression and diverse aesthetics brought them together to create something that is one of a kind - a collection that could only be created from their different worlds and visions of beauty coming together. Through collaborative efforts, Buenrostro, Revense, and Flores present “Divine Elements.”

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY AUGUST 26: VIP RUNWAY FINALE

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY AUGUST 26: VIP RUNWAY FINALE

Less than two weeks until the VIP Runway Finale of Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union! To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, this show in particular will be bigger and better than ever. Here's a look at Saturday night and all the participating designers, entertainers and more!

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Designer Profile: Ciara Fortun

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Designer Profile: Ciara Fortun

Meet Ciara Fortun, the designer behind Noelle Designs! She is one of Omaha Fashion Week’s emerging designers this season. She’s creating a collection inspired by the different struggles people go through and she hopes it will show that we are not alone in our different paths.

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Headliner Profile: Borris Powell

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Headliner Profile: Borris Powell

Borris Powell started his design career in Chicago in 1997. Bit by the fashion bug early on in childhood, the Alabama-born designer was initially inspired by observing his mother primping for a night out and getting dressed for Sunday morning church. With Red Carpet-worthy designs, Borris Powell garments are for the luxury-seeking individual who is not afraid to be at the center of attention.

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Headliner Profile: Pretty in Patina

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Headliner Profile: Pretty in Patina

What started as an online re-selling clothing and accessories company soon grew to a brick-and- mortar concept, after a visit to a vintage shop in Boulder, Colorado by the stores founder. With the belief that customers want to touch and feel a luxury product before buying it, Pretty in Patina was born.

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Designer Profile: Victoria Raile

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Designer Profile: Victoria Raile

Meet Victoria Raile, one of Omaha Fashion Week’s emerging designers this season. She is creating a line focused on feminine and edgy designs. Read on to learn some of the specifics of her SS18 collection that will be hitting the OFW runway!

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