Omaha Fashion Week organizers are thrilled to announce the accessories designers who will participate in the first ever Hair, Make Up & Accessories Show at Omaha Fashion Week. "The HMA Show is going to really spotlight the creativity of our Omaha hairstylists and make up artists, while finally giving accessories designers a platform to showcase their work," said OFW Producer Brook Hudson. "We've received so many inquiries from accessories designers over the years - this type of show is long overdue." The show is sponsored by Develop Model Management and New York-based fabric retailer, Mood Designer Fabrics, made famous through the hit reality TV series "Project Runway". Below are the eight designers who will participate in the show: Inez Gill - high quality bridal accessories
Ruffled Runway - high end children's accessories
Crafty Hands - heavily textured knitted pieces
NTrinsic - leather cuffs, collars and zipper wear
Re-Creations from the Edge - handmade hats and bags
Little Miss Fashion - unique accessories for kids and tweens
Fin by T. Justine Reilly - theatrical beaded pieces
The show is scheduled for Feb. 27 with doors at 6 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. Designers and styling teams will be paired up in a random drawing during the Cancer Survivor Show on Feb. 26. "Teams will have 24 hours to create and execute their concept," said Hudson. Models will be dressed in hand selected fabrics from Mood that will be accessorized by designers' original creations. A panel of judges will select which team will win a $2,000 prize package.
The pre-party from 6-8 p.m. will feature a pop-up swatch shop from Mood with over 1,000 fabric swatches. "Fashion designers, stylists, artists and any creative person who uses fabric as a medium should come to this show. Mood is providing a new way for designers to source high quality fabrics locally," said Hudson.
Omaha Fashion Week is scheduled for Feb. 26-Mar. 2 at KANEKO on 1111 Jones St. To see the full show line-up and buy tickets, visit www.omahafashionweek.com.