OFW organizers have announced the schedule of events for the March 2015 Season. New this season will be prizes awarded every night to the designers, boutiques and salons that create the top looks. Prizes are provided by OFW presenting sponsor, SAC Federal Credit Union. "We really appreciate SAC Federal Credit Union's commitment to supporting small entrepreneurs and the way they are carrying out that commitment through OFW," said Brook Hudson, OFW Producer. Decisions will be made by the OFW selection panel. The panel includes the following individuals:
- Panel Co-Chairs: Richard Carey and David Scott, "The Style Guys"
- Sam Hohman, Fashion Institute Midwest board member
- Judy Davis, Fashion Institute Midwest board member
- Meghann Schense, Omaha FASHION Magazine editor and creative strategist
- Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management
- Vanessa Barrett, artist and publisher of the Scout Guide
- Robyn Kortan, former department store buyer
March 2015 Shows will be held at the Omar Arts & Events space on 4383 Nicholas Street just north of Midtown. Shows are scheduled for March 10-15 and tickets go on sale to the public at www.omahafashionweek.com on January 12. Ticket prices and show schedule are listed below.
VIP I, $80: Includes valet parking, Borsheims Red Carpet experience, access to the Peroni VIP Lounge for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6-8 p.m., premium front row seating and VIP Gift Bag.
VIP II, $65: Includes valet parking, Borsheims Red Carpet Experience, access to the Peroni VIP Lounge for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, premium second row seating.
Reserved, $40: Includes the Borshiems Red Carpet Experience, access to the Younkers Pre-Party, free parking close to the venue, seating in rows 3-6. Valet parking available for a fee.
|3/10||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||OFW Student Night||Check out Nebraska's most talented student designers! View collections from top 4-H students, the Joslyn Art Museum's Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha's Central High School and three OFW newcomers: Caleb Hanner for LeRoy Designs (Evening Wear), Sydney Moore (Avant Garde) and Grace Neary for Grace62 Designs (RTW).|
|3/11||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||Methodist Hospital Survivor Show||Celebrate the triumph over cancer as 80 survivors take over the runway wearing looks from local boutiques! Presented by Nebraska Methodist Hospital, part of proceeds benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.|
|3/12||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||Designer Showcase I||Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alison Cloet (RTW), Jessica Collins forJessica Lynn (Children's Wear), Andrea Hurtt for Amaryillis Designs (RTW), Alyssa Koory (RTW), Molly O'Brien for Molly Elizabeth (RTW), Hannah Olson for Hannah Caroline Couture (RTW) and Monica Winslow for Monika Spook (RTW).|
|3/13||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||Designer Showcase II||Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alejandra Buenrostro (RTW), Amande Dreesen for Dendinger (Evening Wear), Elda Doamekpo for AFIELDA (Evening Wear), Crystal Hobson (RTW), Jessica Lynn for Jacklynn (Bridal), and Katie Thompson for Katie Thompson Clothing (RTW).|
|3/14||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||Designer Showcase III||Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Judy Bales (Avant Garde), Declared (RTW), Jillan Fellers (Bridal), Whitney Rorah for Whitney Rorah Designs (Evening Wear), Erin Tepper for Ezradella (RTW), Kate Walz (Evening Wear).|
|3/15||Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.||Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131||Develop Model Management Beauty Show||Watch the metro's top salons, hair stylists and make up artists compete for a $2,500 prize package from SAC Federal Credit Union! With only 48 hours to pull off 10 head-to-toe looks, the battle will be fierce.|