Iowa State graduate student, Katie Thompson, won Designer Showcase II with her unique take on women's ready-to-wear. Her line featured custom printed fabrics with unique cage-like layers in shades of marsala against black and white. This is Thompson's third showing at Omaha Fashion Week.
Five designers debuted collections on March 13. Crystal Hobson brought steampunk fashion to the runway with an innovative take on the cape trend. Afielda showcased stunning silver lace embellished evening wear. The designer behind Afielda, Elda Doemekpo, will be graduating from Millard this May and plans to attend UNO. OFW newcomer, Alejandra Buenrostro, was right on trend with her collection of faux fur embellished dresses. The show opener, Jessica Lynn Bridal, was a huge hit with a collection of bridal gowns in shades of pink and gold.
The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts. To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here. Interested in becoming an OFW designer? Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.
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