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.
Designer applications for February open August 15th and close October 9th. OFW will not accept any applications submitted after midnight on October 9th. We are looking for designers who fall into the following categories: Women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, bridal, evening wear, swimwear, business wear, day/street wear, alternative, and fashion as art.
Applications will be reviewed and narrowed down to a set of designers who will be selected to participate in interviews conducted by independent professionals in the industry. Designers who are selected to interview will be notified by October 12th. Interviews will be held October 17th-19th. Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate.
Each interview will take approximately 10 minutes. Interviewees must come prepared with at least one garment that represents their ability/craftsmanship, along with sketches of at least three pieces that will represent their planned collection. The panel of professionals will score each interviewee and use those scores to make final selections for OFW: February 2017. Designers who are chosen to participate in OFW will be notified by October 22nd. OFW will make a public announcement of these designers on October 24th. Selected designers should plan to be available November 3rd for a designer orientation.