One more week and we will be winding down with Omaha Fashion Week March 2016. This time next week we will be getting ready for the third designer showcase! Grace Neary, Mitch Henderson, Judy Bales, Alison Cloet and Alesha Johnson, Christopher Di Giorgio, and Dalton Taylor will be featured on Saturday. Keep reading to learn more about them!
Neary is the designer of GND, a women’s ready to wear brand. This label features classic styles with a twist. Her collection is inspired by San Francisco. “The Bay Area seems to celebrate humanity in every form imaginable, and so each look on the runway will be dedicated and inspired by a specific neighborhood or landmark in the city of San Francisco,” she tells us.
Henderson is currently a junior at Creighton Prep. The collection he is showing is based on ultra modern architecture with a sporty twist. He is using simple colors; black, white, grey, and blue. “I am designing for the future, not the past. I want to push the fashion industry to see new standards of what fashion is and what it can become,” he explains.
Bales is a veteran designer for OFW. She brings 25 years of experience as a fiber artist, sculptor, costumer for modern dance and bridge design. “I create installations on the human form, making garments suitable for contemporary dance, avant-garde venues and modernizations of traditional performances,” Bales says. Her avant garde collection this season will be designed specifically for dancers.
Alison Cloet and Alesha Johnson
Cloet and Johnson are returning designers from OFW and will be collaborating this season. The duo was inspired by the moss and ivy that grows in forests. This collection will feature rich colors; emerald, burgundy, sapphire and black.
Christopher Di Giorgio
Di Giorgio is a returning designer to OFW. He previously competed in the OFW Fashion Cup in August. He will be presenting a men’s wear collection with a luxurious feel. “My main focus will be outerwear pieces, every look must have an exquisite coat or jacket,” he tells us. In the future, he plans to create his own menswear label and continue designing.
Taylor is a journalist, blogger, and designer currently working and studying in New York City. This collection is loosely based off of the Antwerp Aesthetic. This means he will feature garments that are draped, loose, and all black. “I want to take this dark, ‘ninja goth’ as coined by industry today, and clean it up to incorporate a cleaner, more feminine overall look,” Taylor explains.