VIP Lounge Caterers for OFW Feb 2017!

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VIP Lounge Caterers for OFW Feb 2017!

We're thrilled to announce the caterers for our VIP Lounge this February! We've got a great group lined up and can't wait to see the spread they lay out for our VIPs! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, make sure you upgrade to VIP status so you can try their delectable bites, enjoy free drinks and get complimentary valet parking. Get tickets here!

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2010: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Moved Under the Bridge

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2010: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Moved Under the Bridge

The temperature was frigid and the rain was coming, but the Omaha Fashion Week crew subscribes to the show biz adage, the show must go on. And so 2010 is often referred to as the year it rained, or the year under the bridge…lovingly, might I add. Although I’m not sure the 45 little girls designer Yolanda Diaz brought along or those poor swimsuit models are the ones referring to this year as their favorite. Producer Nick Hudson, recalls the temperature to have been 35 degrees and even seeing a bit of snow!But even so, 19 designers marched hundreds of models down the 276-foot runway on Saturday September 18th in the finale of Omaha Fashion Week. Designer Highlight: radioactive heart by jennie mason. 

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Model Call Recap

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Model Call Recap

Yesterday brought 279 model hopefuls to Von Maur Court in Westroads Mall....a record for Omaha Fashion Week. This was our biggest and most diverse Model Call to date. We are so thrilled at the turnout and can't wait to see so many new faces on the runway next month at Omaha Fashion Week Feb 21-26, 2017 at Omaha Design Center. 

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2009: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Grew

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2009: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Grew

After its glamorous debut in 2008, Omaha Fashion Week returned in 2009 promising a bigger and better experience. The 2nd year brought together 25 designers (double the previous year), 40 hair stylists and makeup artists, 200 models and volunteers, and a crowd of over 3000!  Designer Juantiesha Christian has fond memories of her experience that first year, “My first model walked on the runway and I just felt like I was at New York Fashion Week. I walked back to my seat and a group of people were clapping for me. I had never really experienced that before. It was so cool!” 

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Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program

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Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program

"Every Friday afternoon I gather up an armful or two of useful doodads and random tidbits and take my happy butt to a little glass front space at 33rd and Leavenworth. There is a brightly painted concrete planter in the front that stands out against the concrete, brick, and glass of the block and every time I pass it I think I need to make one for myself, but inevitably forget as soon as I get home. Sometimes you can hear a boxing class next door, see a few friendly strangers smoking outside of the VFW across the street, or see any number of neighborhood folks waiting at the bus stop next to the planter." Read more about Buf's mentor experience. 

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2008: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Was Born

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2008: The Year Omaha Fashion Week Was Born

In 2008, there were a number of fashion designers in Omaha, putting on their own small shows in various venues across town. Enter Nick Hudson and Nomad Lounge with a reputation for some of the best nightlife events Omaha had to offer. Nick, whose family has a long legacy in fashion (stemming from his grandfather buying silk parachutes and turning them into garments following WWII) saw an opportunity to bring local designers together. And so, Omaha Fashion Week was born! Plus, designer highlight: Amy Quinn

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OFW February 2017: Tickets Available Black Friday

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OFW February 2017: Tickets Available Black Friday

Dates are set. The designers have been selected and are preparing their collections. And the Omaha Fashion Week team is ready to invite you to be a part of the next season! 

Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union will take place February 21-26th at the Omaha Design Center. Each evening will feature the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party (complete with live entertainment, shopping and our VIP Lounge) and the Borsheims Red Carpet Experience. 

Tickets are available beginning Black Friday..

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Rock the Runway at OFW 2017

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Rock the Runway at OFW 2017

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 February. But don't worry, we've got all the nitty gritty details laid out here! 

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Seventeen Designers to hit the Runway in February

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Seventeen Designers to hit the Runway in February

We are excited to announce the eighteen designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of Omaha Fashion Week February 21-26. Highlights from interviews include focus on fashion for differently-abled individuals, fashion as a vehicle for social statements, surface design and unorthodox materials, and repurposing and deconstruction.

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Introducing the OFW February 2017 Selection Panel

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Introducing the OFW February 2017 Selection Panel

As we gear up for interviews with designers aspiring to be in the next season of Omaha Fashion Week (February 21-26), we are excited to announce our new Omaha Fashion Week Selection Panel. The panel is comprised of industry experts who will spend the next 4 months mentoring and coaching designers to present their best on the runway in February. Check out more about this season's rock star panel:

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Kids Rule: A Fashion Show Just for Kids!

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Kids Rule: A Fashion Show Just for Kids!

One of the most frequently asked questions in our inbox comes from parents looking for opportunities to get their elementary and middle school kids on the runway.  Kids Rule is our answer to that question! Kids Rule, taking place Feb. 17-18 next year, is a fun, creative, confidence-building fashion show experience for boys and girls ages 5-12! Learn more at here. 

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February 2017 Designer Applications OPEN

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February 2017 Designer Applications OPEN

It’s already time to start thinking about Omaha Fashion Week: February 2017! Are you a designer who wants to present a collection at the nation's fifth largest fashion event? Now is your chance to apply to show your designs on our runway! Continue reading to learn more about the application process and important dates.

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OFW Music Playlist Available Now

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OFW Music Playlist Available Now

Already reminiscing on Omaha Fashion Week? Us too! As you may know, we had an amazing music director this season, Kethro of Make Believe Recordings. With the help from each designer's vision and creativity, Kethro used his talent to create and mix phenomenal tracks that you might remember hearing during runway shows. 

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