FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2018
OFW Announces Designer Lineup for February 2019
Omaha, Neb. November 12, 2018 - The producers of Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) announced the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of OFW, February 25-March 2, 2019. Last week, designers pitched their ideas to a panel of industry experts brought together by OFW. The experts scored each designer and provided feedback that was used to make final decisions. The designers were scored on innovation, construction, marketability, concept, and the overall presentation.
OFW shows are scheduled for February 25-March 2, 2019 at Omaha Design Center. Here is a breakdown of the week’s schedule:
Monday, February 25: Omaha Wedding Salon
Brides can plan their big day in fashion by enjoying an evening of inspiration at this glamorous bridal themed showcase. From a high-end runway show full of bridal trends from local designers and boutiques, to the vendor market showcasing hors d'oeuvres, tablescapes, and floral arrangements, future brides can check off every category on their wedding to-do list!
Tuesday, February 26: Metropolitan Community College Student Night
Features collections by students at Omaha Central High School, Omaha South High School, Nebraska 4-H, the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program at the Joslyn Art Museum, Joslyn’s Fashion Arts Mentor Program, in partnership with Yates Community Center, and Nebraska FCCLA. During the show, we will host a Q&A panel discussion on Careers in Creative Industries, such as Fashion, Photography, Design and more! (Panel TBA) Blocks of complimentary tickets are available for student groups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 27: UNL Student Showcase
Produced by Omaha Fashion Week in partnership with UNL’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design (TMFD), senior fashion design students will collectively show their original works! Additionally, the event will be staffed by student volunteers who will help run the backstage and front of house under the direction of the OFW team.
Thursday, February 28: Methodist Survivor Show
Celebrate the triumph over cancer as 100+ survivors take over the runway wearing looks from local boutiques! Presented by Methodist Hospital, part of proceeds benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
Friday, March 1: Adorned – Emerging Designer Showcase
KLYNNE from Kelsey Sextro
Lana by Lauren Latham and Anna Hall
Elem by M.L. by Makayla Leiting
Greta Slagle Designs
MA by Melissa Atkinson
Xi 2 Si by Qiyao Xiong and Thla Sui
Otto & Olsen by Katelyn Otto and Grace Olsen
Lovellfaye by Lovell Cox
Blond by Rylie Smith and Blaze Best
Saturday, March 2: Gilded – Featured Designer Showcase
Abigail Faith by Abigail Faith Goeser
Rachel Pollak Designs
J. Tierney Designs by Jennifer Tierney
CJB Designs by Courtney Barbour
Little Lola Bunny by Erin Hennings
Only by Faith by Marie Nelson
Indigo Eye Designs by Kelsey Young
Sunday morning, March 3: Shop the Runway Sunday
Join the OFW Team for a "breakfast of champions" featuring donuts and mimosas. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the collections featured on the runway and meet the designers behind the clothing. Free and open to the public.
Headlining Designers and Pre-Show Entertainment will be announced in early January.
About Omaha Fashion Week:
Omaha Fashion Week recently celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary, and they have proudly grown into the nation’s fifth largest fashion event, supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region! Omaha Fashion Week is a glamorous red-carpet event for a good cause, showcasing the work of 65+ designers each year on the runway. They nurture the youngest of fashion designers by providing mentoring, education opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase their work.
On the inside, Omaha Fashion Week is a talent incubator that seamlessly connects designers, stylists, photographers, artists, and models through nurturing platforms and engaging opportunities. On the outside, they are the Midwest’s premier fashion event, spotlighting fashion innovations and celebrating creative excellence! Learn more at omahafashionweek.com.