The snow didn’t stop this show! Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union continued yesterday evening despite the weather. Guests of the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party enjoyed music from Reesa Renee, an artist flown in for the show from the DC Metro-a first for OFW.
The runway show opened with headliner, Paulie Gibson, a menswear designer from St. Louis passionate about helping men to “be who [they] are and love it!”. Six remaining designers competed for the $500 cash prize, courtesy of SAC Federal Credit Union. Nuevintage, a line by Terri Buckner awed the audience with its upscale bohemian vibe. For the first time, the OFW runway welcomed differently abled models to the runway in a line designed by Elayne Gibson. Two models using wheelchairs took the runway by storm while another used a cane. QLI helped to adapt the runway and backstage to ensure the safety of these models. SKM Fashion closed the first half with a ready-to-wear line representing the realities of high school life. Miranda Hanson opened the second half with a stunning collection featuring a white denim evening gown with appliques to-die-for. Aaron Sobetski made a bold statement with his sheer evening wear designed to expose the construction that goes into such a garment and brought an x-ray effect to the runway for the first time. Judy Bales wowed us again with a new line of what she considers “extreme jewelry” that is truly wearable art.
Stay tuned to OFW social media for tonight's Borsheims Red Carpet Photos, Runway Photos by Heather & Jameson and BTS Photos from Kathy Rae.
Check out coverage of this weekends shows in the Omaha World Herald!