Omaha Design Center was a packed house Saturday evening as Omaha Fashion Week wrapped up its August season with the VIP Runway Finale! Mesonjixx provided original, live music as guests enjoyed the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party. Attendees were dressed to the nines to get their picture taken on the Borsheims Red Carpet. Guests enjoyed the Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery | Dreams MedSpa VIP Lounge and Absolut Elyx cocktails, while snacking on complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Brandeis Catering, The Downtown Club, Attitude on Food, and Della Costa

Erin Hassanzadeh of KETV Newswatch 7 started off the evening on the Allure Med Spa Runway to Beauty. Headlining Designer Borris Powell kicked off the finale with glamour, showcasing an elegant men’s and women’s collection that sparkled and shimmered. Emerging Designers then took the runway to compete for the OFW Fashion Cup, with Elyse Anastacia leading the way. Karissa Goosic, Alexis Amina, and H.Art Studios followed, and Lauren Nicole closed out the first half. 

During intermission, models for the second half scurried back stage, with stylists of the OFW Beauty Alliance adding final touches to hair and makeup. Attendees shopped vendors in the Pop-Up Shop Market, as well as luxurious cars in the H&H Premier Vehicle Showcase

Headlining Designer Michael Drummond led the audience into the second half with his fierce, asymmetrical collection. Bringing the audience back into the Featured Designer competition was Maria Behen Kansas City, followed by Judy Bales Designs, Ideas from the North, K:13, and Crystal Brakhage Designs. Headlining Designer Dan Richters closed out the evening with his eye catching, head turning collection. 

Guests flocked to the Omaha Marriot Downtown in the Capitol District following the show for the Official OFW Afterparty. Live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres were supplied while attendees mingled with models, designers, and the Omaha Fashion Week team. 

 

CONGRATS TO ALL OF OUR OMAHA FASHION WEEK WINNERS! 

OFW FASHION CUP WINNERS

Both Emerging and Featured Designers competed for their respective OFW Fashion Cups during the VIP Runway Finale. These winners were chosen by our Finale Selection Panel comprised of Borris Powell, Michael Drummond, Dan Richters, Vanessa Barrett, Rick Carey, and David Scott. 

 

Featured Designer Fashion Cup Winner: K:13

 Photo by Kathy Rae Photography

Photo by Kathy Rae Photography

Kimby Sweeney of K:13 will receive: 

  • $2,000 Cash Prize 
  • Bernina Sewing Machine 
  • Garments included in Omaha FASHION Magazine’s February Editorial Shoot, with models provided by Develop Model Management 
  • OFW Pop-Up Shop Market Booth for a week of shows in 2019 
  • Headlining Designer Slot in 2019 
  • 10 VIP Tickets to their 2019 Headlining Show 

 

Emerging Designer Fashion Cup Winner: Lauren Nicole

 Photo by Michael Pysh

Photo by Michael Pysh

Lauren Birkentall of Lauren Nicole, will receive: 

  • $1,000 Cash Prize 
  • Bernina Sewing Machine 
  • Portfolio Review with Alyssa Dilts, Owner of Develop Model Management 
  • Headlining Designer Slot in February 2019 
  • 10 VIP Tickets to their February 2019 Headlining Show 

 

OFW NIGHTLY DESIGNER WINNERS

Each night of showcases, Tuesday-Friday, designers competed for a $500 cash prize. Emerging Designer nightly winners were chosen by the Selection Panel comprised of Rick Carey, David Scott, Nanci Stephenson, Denise Ervin, Jenny Pool, and Brett Foster. Featured Designer nightly winners were chosen by the Selection Panel comprised of Dr. Barb Trout, Nick Huff, Vanessa Barrett, Dan Richters, and Judy Davis. 

 

Emerging Designer Nightly Winners

Elyse Anastacia and Lauren Nicole

Featured Designer Nightly Winners

Maria Behnen Kansas City and K:13

 

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM FRIDAY: MOVEMENT Featured Designer Showcase

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY: VIP Runway Finale

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