The most anticipated fashion event in the Midwest concluded Saturday night after a weeklong celebration of fashion. Omaha Fashion Week guests were able to get the first glance at the latest collections of the most talented designers in the area. Over 30 collections walked down the runway this past week.

Each night, designers were scored by our official panel. The panel scored based on the creativity and innovation of the collection as well as the overall presentation.

Top scores were tallied to determine the winner for the nightly award. SAC Federal Credit Union will be providing $500 to selected designers. We are excited to announce the top designer for each night.

Big congratulations to the following designers:


Karissa Goosic, gooky


Breanne Reiss


Christopher DiGiorgio


Lauren Birkentall, Lauren Nicole


Tie: Audio Helkuik and Leah Kettelson, Leah Kareen

On Saturday, we held the VIP Finale. Designers in this showcase represented the best of OFW all competing for the Omaha Fashion Cup, a prize package valued at over $20,000:

  • $1,000 Cash
  • Ad in Omaha FASHION Magazine for Spring and Fall issues
  • Finale table at OFW August 2017
  • Bernina sewing machine, model 215
  • Retail booth at OFW for March and August seasons
  • Personal brand development with Umwelten
  • Retail and marketing strategy consulting package with Design Parliament
  • Campaign model provided by Develop Model Management

Designers for the finale were selected through Rack Check. At Rack Check, designers presented their final collections to our panel and had one last interview. The highest scores at Rack Check represented the finale line up.

We are very excited to announce the top designer of Saturday’s showcase, and winner of the Omaha Fashion Cup, Breanne Reiss!

Congratulations to all of the phenomenal designers this season. This was the toughest competition yet. We are looking forward to our next season, which will be held in February. 

Photo by Heather and Jameson Hooton

Photo by Heather and Jameson Hooton