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 info@omahafashionweek.com.

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

  • Victoria Cygan

  • 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

  • Hannah Jensen

Saturday, March 2: Gilded – Featured Designer Showcase

  • Abigail Faith by Abigail Faith Goeser

  • Rachel Pollack Designs

  • J. Tierney Designs by Jennifer Tierney

  • CJB Designs by Courtney Barbour

  • Makenzie Lesiak

  • Roger Figueroa

  • Little Lola Bunny by Erin Hennings

  • Rachel Patten

  • 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.

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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.

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