Designer Profile: Alesha Johnson

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Designer Profile: Alesha Johnson

Meet Alesha Johnson, the creator behind Alesha Beth. This will be her fourth season on the Omaha Fashion Week runway and we expect to be dazzled by her line of luxury women and children’s apparel. Take a behind-the-scenes look at her process and read about what inspires her work.

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Designer Profile: Jane Round

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Designer Profile: Jane Round

Jane Round is an Omaha Fashion Week veteran, who has been participating in OFW since 2009. Read about her experiences and the brand she has created as we begin profiling the designers you will be seeing on the runway this August.

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Emcees: Another all-star line up from KETV

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Emcees: Another all-star line up from KETV

A good emcee can make or break a production like Omaha Fashion Week. That is why we are so grateful to KETV for providing us another amazing line up of pros! Plus, check out Friday to find a special guest joining us for The Homecoming Show!

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Caterers for the VIP Lounge!

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Caterers for the VIP Lounge!

Did you know our VIP ticket holders get lots of extra perks? Valet Parking, Premium Seating, Cocktails in the VIP Lounge. But they also get some amazing food thanks to our local catering partners! We're thrilled to announce the caterers for our VIP Lounge this August! We've got a great group lined up and can't wait to see the spread they lay out for our VIPs!

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SAC Money Dress Designer: Aaron Sobetski

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SAC Money Dress Designer: Aaron Sobetski

Each season of Omaha Fashion Week the opportunity to design the SAC Federal Credit Union Money Dress is highly coveted. Not only does the winning designer receive a cash prize, but they also get to show their skills each and every night of Omaha Fashion Week! 

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The Ticket Situation: When and How to attend Omaha Fashion Week

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The Ticket Situation: When and How to attend Omaha Fashion Week

You already know you HAVE to be at Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union this August. But how do you decide what type of ticket you want....where to sit....what nights to come to...etc, etc. Read on for your guide to all things tickets, through the week and for our VIP Runway Finale. Be sure to read through quick. Tickets go on sale June 1st and you'll want to be ready to snag the best seats in the house! 

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OFW Beauty Alliance: all the deets

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OFW Beauty Alliance: all the deets

You may have heard about the Omaha Fashion Week Beauty Alliance and wondered, "what the heck is that?!" Well, you've come to the right place. 

The short answer: The Omaha Fashion Week Beauty Alliance were the folks rocking out hair and make up backstage at OFW in February.

Okay, okay, maybe you want a bit more info. So read on for the long answer....

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OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

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OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

Have you ever thought about walking the runway in fabulous designer clothing? Now is your chance! Omaha Fashion Week is holding 4 model calls to fill the nearly 700 spots on the runway for the August shows! We are traveling the Midwest to find YOU! 

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August 2017 Designer Selections

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August 2017 Designer Selections

After a record high number of applications and interviews, Omaha Fashion Week is excited to announce the 33 designers slated to join us on the runway this fall! August 21-26 will mark Omaha Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary Season! Such an important milestone pushed the team to reflect on how we make Omaha Fashion Week a better experience for not only our audience of dedicated fashion fans, but for the designers who work so hard to create stunning garments.

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February 2017: What Did You Think?

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February 2017: What Did You Think?

As we move full steam ahead into planning our 10th Anniversary season for August 2017, we've spent a lot of time reflecting on things we can improve, things we do well and dreaming of bigger things to come. But we realize, that we aren't the only ones impacted by our decisions. And so, we pass the baton to you.

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OFW FEB 2017: PRESS ROUND UP

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OFW FEB 2017: PRESS ROUND UP

Need a little fashion to hold you over until OFW celebrates its 10th anniversary in August? We've rounded up all of our press coverage from Omaha Fashion Week February 2017 to get you ready!

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Design a Luxe Knot Bag!

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Design a Luxe Knot Bag!

Want to try your hand at design, but aren't quite ready to produce a full collection?  Our friends at Tehra & b have an opportunity for you!  They are hosting a Luxe Knot Bag competition that will award cash prizes to the top designs in two categories.  If you are the winner and your bag design goes into production, you could be eligible for ongoing royalties from sales!  Read on to learn more:

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OFW Interviews Fifty Designer Hopefuls

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OFW Interviews Fifty Designer Hopefuls

“What if we could get 50 designers to apply?” we dreamed. “What if we could get applications from all over the Midwest?” we pondered. And so we did! Actually, we did even better…with 57 designers applying from across the United States. We are thrilled to be interviewing a record high of 50 designers beginning this evening!

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Change is good.

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Change is good.

Omaha Fashion Week is an ever-evolving beast. It is constantly experiencing growth and change. This season is no exception. We are making some big changes to our system to help designers be their most successful selves!

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Omaha Fashion Week Winners Announced

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Omaha Fashion Week Winners Announced

Omaha Fashion Week concluded Sunday evening after a weeklong celebration of fashion talent in the Midwest. Over 60 designers and 14 boutiques showed collections on the runway this week. Seventeen designers in three showcases and 42 student designers in the Metropolitan Community College Student Night competed for nightly $500 cash prizes courtesy of SAC Federal Credit Union. 

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Recap: Victor Victoria wins Live Style Battle at Develop Model Management Beauty Show

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Recap: Victor Victoria wins Live Style Battle at Develop Model Management Beauty Show

Victor Victoria wins first ever live Style Battle of Omaha Fashion Week. Four styling teams spent 48 hours completing head-to-toe looks including hair, make-up and clothing for six models. On Friday evening the teams drew an Oscar Best Picture winning film to inspire their collection. Earlier that morning over 100 guests attended Shop the Runway Sunday for the opportunity to shop collections from 15 designers that showed on the runway this week.

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Recap: Designer Showcase III En Pointe

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Recap: Designer Showcase III En Pointe

Record breaking crowds showed up to the Omaha Design Center Saturday February 25th for the final Designer Showcase of Omaha Fashion Week. Todd and Orenda Fink of Closeness played during the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party. Ballet Nebraska kicked off the show with a presentation of Ella from their upcoming show Momentum opening April 1. Headlining designer, Michael Drummond, traveled from St. Louis to stun the crowd with custom-printed florals inspired by his mother’s garden and hand-glittered shoes. Read More...

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