Another exciting season of Omaha Fashion Week has wrapped, and we’re extremely proud of ALL of our winning designers throughout the week! Keep reading to meet our Fall 2019 winners and learn about their prize packages!

OFW GOLDEN SHEARS WINNERS

Both Emerging and Featured Designers competed for their respective OFW Golden Shears Awards (formerly OFW Fashion Cup) during the VIP Runway Finale. These winners were chosen by our Finale Selection Panel comprised of Nick Huff, Vanessa Barrett, and Borris Powell.

FEATURED DESIGNER GOLDEN SHEARS WINNER: CRYSTAL BRAKHAGE DESIGNS

PHOTO:  Heather and Jameson  | BEAUTY: OFW Beauty Alliance | MODELS:  Develop Model Management

PHOTO: Heather and Jameson | BEAUTY: OFW Beauty Alliance | MODELS: Develop Model Management

Crystal Brakhage of Crystal Brakhage Designs will receive:

  • $2,000 Cash Prize

  • Gold Gingher Shears

  • $500 Joann Fabric Gift Card

  • $250 Dick Blick Gift Card

  • Creative Design of Limited Edition OFW T-Shirt (with profit sharing)

  • Headlining Designer Slot in 2020

  • 10 VIP Tickets to their 2020 Headlining Showcase

  • OFW Pop-Up Shop Market Space

  • Professional Runway Photos of their Winning Collection by Heather and Jameson

  • Private Lunch with OFW’s February 2020 Special Guest, Kate Betts

EMERGING DESIGNER GOLDEN SHEARS WINNER: LITTLE JO DESIGNS

PHOTO:  Heather and Jameson  | BEAUTY: OFW Beauty Alliance | MODELS:  Develop Model Management

PHOTO: Heather and Jameson | BEAUTY: OFW Beauty Alliance | MODELS: Develop Model Management

Joenne Hartley of Little Jo Designs will receive:

  • $1,000 Cash Prize

  • Gold Gingher Shears

  • $250 Joann Fabric Gift Card

  • $100 Dick Blick Gift Card

  • Portfolio Review

  • Headlining Designer Slot in 2020

  • 10 VIP Tickets to their 2020 Headlining Showcase

  • OFW Pop-Up Shop Market Space

  • Professional Runway Photos of their Winning Collection by Heather and Jameson

  • Private Lunch with OFW’s February 2020 Special Guest, Kate Betts

OFW NIGHTLY DESIGNER WINNERS

Each night of showcases, Tuesday-Friday, designers competed for a $500 cash prize! Emerging Designer nightly winners were chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of Nanci Stephenson, Nick Huff, Dan Richters, Edelweiss Rothe Lukash, and Grant Reid. Featured Designer nightly winners were chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of Vanessa Barrett, Dr. Barb Trout, Denise Ervin, Valerie St. Pierre Smith, and Jason Redmond.

EMERGING DESIGNER NIGHTLY WINNERS

Anna Naomi by Anna Kuhlman and Kyrie Eleison Couture by Esmeralda Lole

FEATURED DESIGNER NIGHTLY WINNERS

Aida Stenholm and Angela B. by Angela Balderston

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