During another sold out show on Saturday evening, Omaha Design Center was standing room only for Omaha Fashion Week's INNOVATE Featured Designer Showcase!

DJ Crabrangucci supplied energetic music during the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party before the final show of the season kicked off. Guests snapped red carpet photos on the Borsheims red carpet and shopped the Pop-Up Shop Market before the runway show began. VIP's had hors d'oeuvres from The Downtown Club Catering and Brandeis Catering, as they sipped delicious cocktails from Absolut Elyx in the Nebraska Furniture Mart VIP Lounge.

SuShe by J. Tracey kicked off the first half of the show with her women’s dress wear collection. Bold minimalism intertwined with simplistic stylistic element for a rare combination. Her garments heavily featured distinctive aspects of individuality, femininity, and fierceness.

H. Art Studios blended grunge and couture together magnificently to create a phenomenal and distinct fusion. Electric beats carried the models down the runway with ferocity. Amanda Casarez beautifully mixed tomboy silhouettes with feminine details in her menswear for women collection. Elements of the collection encouraged strength and confidence. Practicality and un-conventionalism went hand in hand in the menswear collection by West Fens to finish off the first half of the show. Different male personalities, both casual and formal, worked together in this extraordinary day to night collection.

Abstract designs hit the stage as Audio Helkuik opened the second half of the show. Models brought life to the runway, head to toe in unconventional materials, including chains and pearls. Special guest and plus size fashion blogger, Alysse Dalessandro of Ready to Stare, walked in the Audio’s collection.

Miranda Hansen set the runway on fire with her step away from delicate colors and silhouettes. This season focused on edgy colors and innovative silhouettes with the use of utilitarianism. Intentional details and unique lines created interest and purpose in Roger Figueroa’s thought provoking collection. Various elements, including barcodes and intentional verbiage, were incorporated into the designs to bring awareness to human trafficking. AD Delgado’s collection featured men’s and women’s formal and fantasy wear. Three-dimensional draping played intimately with intricate details, captivating colors, and interesting textures. The music choice and atmospheric elements turned the runway into a fantasy world.

Paulie Gibson finished out the evening with his men’s wear collection that contained a little bit of everything. A strict color palette featuring an array of stripes and patterns offered a rich perspective on the modern man.

Thank you for joining us we can’t wait to see you next season!


Runway | Heather & Jameson

Behind The Scenes | Kathy Rae Photography

Borsheims Red Carpet Experience | Morgan Jade Photography

[featured photo courtesy of Heather & Jameson]