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Tickets for August 2015 are Now Available!

Get Ready to Join us under the Tents for August 2015!

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Check out the Schedule and buy your tickets today! 

8/17: Bridal + Children's Wear + Sister Cities

Debut of brand new collections from Bridal and Children’s Wear designers, along with Sister Cities.  Featured designers: Kingdom Unlimited – Isabel Muziva; KAIT – Kaitlyn Fitzgerald; LeRoy Designs – Caleb Hanner; Quite-A-Riot – Adrienne Anderson; and Jessica Lynn – Jessica Collins.

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8/18: Avant Garde + Swim Wear

Debut of brand new collections from Avant Garde and Swimwear designers. Featured designers: Dan Richters; Jennifer Pool; Brave Nouvelle – Ellene McClay; Judy Bales; Sabrina Jones; and KKINI – Michaela Cawley.

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8/19:Ready to Wear Showcase I

Debut of brand new collections from Ready-to-Wear designers. Featured designers: Sydney Moore; Iconic by Tamu – Tamara Newson; Triple Thread – Kylie Bollwitt, Margi Hanlon, & Ashley Redinbaugh; MDFashions Aspen – Michelle Dunn; Alejandra Buenrostro; and SuShe by J. Tracey – Juantiesha Christian

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8/20: Ready to Wear Showcase II

Debut of brand new collections from Ready-to-Wear designers. Featured designers: Alyssa Koory; Legalized Rebellion – Samone Davis; Molly Elizabeth – Molly O’Brien; Wallflower – Erica Cardenas & Bryan Frost; Nuevintage – Terri Buckner; and Christopher DiGiorgio.

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8/21: Evening wear Showcase

Debut of brand new collections from Evening Wear designers. Featured designers: Amaryllis Designs – Andrea Hurtt; Buf Reynolds; Denise Ervin Designs – Denise Ervin; alesha.beth – Alesha Johnson; Leah Kareen – Leah Kettelson; Alison Cloet; and Fella – Fella Vaughn.

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8/22: VIP Runway Finale

Celebrate the best of Omaha Fashion Week and watch 12 designers compete for the Oxide Fashion Cup and a $20,000 prize package provided by the Fashion Institute Midwest!  Walk the Borsheims Red Carpet at this all VIP event and enjoy the Midwest’s most glamourous night out! Designer finalists will be announced in early August.

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We look forward to seeing you alongside the runway, August 2015!

#BeThere #OmahaFashion

OFW Designers Take on College

This year many of our OFW designers are embarking on new milestones in their lives. Some are about to graduate high school and make their way to college; while others are graduating college, and starting to build a career.  Stay up to date with what is going on with a few of our studious designers right here:  

Katie Thompson

Katie, winner of the Designer Showcase II, is a graduate student at Iowa State University. Thompson will be graduating with her Masters in May of 2016. The Iowa State student is currently focused on textile design with a specialization in digital textile printing. The OFW alum found that from narrowing her focus to textile design rather than the broad topic of fashion design it allowed her to figure out what direction to take in her future career goals. Katie hopes to get a job in textile printing or textile design with a company stationed on the coast. "I prefer to move around quite a bit so in 10 years I see myself in a different city at a new job, I have no idea what it may be.", says Thompson.

Walker Greene

Walker Greene is currently a foundation student at Paris College of Art. Next year Walker plans to go into fine arts. Don't worry, this does not mean an end to fashion for him. "I want to be more open to experiment and use different mediums rather than just focusing on one thing," says Greene.  Walker plans to mesh his fashion emphasis with his love for art- much like he learned through the Kent Bellows Studio and various art teachers he had. Walker attributes much of his success to the teachers he has had throughout his life."Some of the main art teachers that helped me throughout the years are: Debie Plog, who runs an art studio out of her basement,  Jeremy Caniglia, my art teacher at Creighton Prep, and Dan Richters who taught me almost everything I know about fashion and design," says Walker.

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Kate is a senior this year and definitely knows her way around the runway. The OFW alum will be making her way to New York in the fall  to attend Parsons the New School for Design.  Parsons has been a dream school for Kate since a young age and she is extremely grateful to not only be accepted, but to be receiving a scholarship as well. The senior is excited to be surrounded by the diversity in New York City. "I want to feel scared and uncomfortable as I think this will help me grow as a person and artist," says Walz. In 10 years Kate sees herself owning her own boutique in New York or Paris and to design exclusive collections for high end department stores. She understand this is a big goal but is excited to achieve it. "I often find that those who fear to voice their aspirations don't truly believe in their ability to achieve them," says Kate.

We Love our Selection Panel!

panel Have you met our wonderful selection panel? This season always presents us with some tough decisions but our panel is top notch. Here is a bit more about them:

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Judy Davis is a two year board member of the Fashion Institute Midwest Board and the Fashion Institute Guild.  She currently serves as treasurer of both organizations.

Outside of the “fashion world”, Judy serves the community as Philanthropy/Event Chair on the American Red Cross Board, Board Development Chair on the YMCA Board, Chair of the Iowa West Educational Advisory Committee, a member of the  Iowa Western Community College Black Tie Committee,  and a board member of the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony.

Judy served as Campaign Consultant for the new Charles E. Lakin YMCA in Council Bluffs and is currently serving as Campaign Consultant for the Council Bluffs Athletic Complex. Judy is married to husband Ron, has three children and six grandchildren.

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Meghann Schense is creative consultant & grit of EsotericVelvet.com She is a founding, executive board member for the Fashion Institute Guild, a style ambassador for Harper’s Bazaar, and “Au Courant” trend columnist for Inspired Living Magazine.

Meghann’s expertise includes media production, writing, art direction, styling, graphic design, photography, event planning, market research & analytics, e-commerce, branding, public relations, email marketing, and social media.

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Vanessa Barrett has a long history with design and fashion. She began as a window dresser, with many experiences along the way including boutique owner, buyer, interior design, editor of The Scout Guide Omaha, and photographer. Vanessa is currently working in jewelry design and as a fashion/interior stylist.

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Autumn Foland leads the sales and customer service efforts at Design Parliament. With over 15 years of retail and wholesale experience, Autumn has solidified a reputation for being a key player in the nation’s designer specialty and department stores. She has purchased at wholesale showrooms across the country, as well as such venues as New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Dallas Market and Style Max Chicago.

Autumn has developed relationships with hundreds of fashion designers and top retail executives through her various buying and selling activities. Autumn is also very involved in her local community, serving as Board Member of the Midwest Fashion Institute Guild, Member of the Board and Chairperson of the Heart Ministry Center Fashion Show and a Team Captain Volunteer for The ICAN Womens Leadership Annual Conference.

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Robyn Kortan was a Senior Buyer for Dayton Hudson Department Stores headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  She was responsible for managing multi million dollar businesses for several departments. In this position, Robyn also had the opportunity to travel for the Associated Merchant Corporation and was involved with design and development of merchandise for private label to be used by Dayton Hudson/Marshall Field and several other major department stores throughout the U.S. Before retiring from retail, Robyn moved to Human Resources and was responsible for the Merchant Trainee Program and conducted professional and personal training for the Executive Merchant Team.

With these folks on the panel, we have no doubt that the August 2015 lineup will be wonderful!

 

Join in on the Summer Fun: OFW Fashion Camp

Join in on the Summer Fun: OFW Fashion Camp Every kid goes to basketball camp, dance camp, or your regular old sleep away camp, but stray from the status quo this Summer and register send your child in the OFW & Develop Model Management fashion camp.

10629517_10152391917571553_1509002789398662300_oJoin the OFW Team and Develop Model Management for our Fashion Camp! Your child will learn about all aspects of the fashion industry, from sketching, photography and modeling, to creating their very own garment or accessory. Camp will culminate in a runway show for parents at the end of the week!

Fashion Camp will be held at Develop Model Management. Price includes all materials for the week- meals and snacks are NOT included.

Check out coverage of lasts year's camp by KMTV Action 3 News!

 

Session I/Kids Camp: $225 June 8th-12th  8am-noon  (6-10 year olds)

KIDS (6-10 y/o) FASHION CAMP SCHEDULE Day 1: Project introduction:  Design basics Day 2: Project introduction:  How to make a bag Day 3: Project introduction: How to decorate your bag and jewelry accompaniment Day 4: Topic and Group Discussion: How to model Day 5: Pick out matching garment from Goodwill. All group fashion show and photo shoot

Session II/Preteen+Teen Camp: $225 June 8th-12th 1pm-5pm (11-17 year olds)

PRETEEN/TEEN (11-17 y/o) FASHION CAMP SCHEDULE Day 1: Topic and Group Discussion:  Your personal style and creating a brand Day 2: Topic and Group Discussion: Mood boards Day 3: Topic and Group Discussion:  Fashion industry jobs Day 4: Topic and Group Discussion: How to produce a fashion show, what goes into planning Day 5: All group panel discussion with OFW producers Nick and Brook Hudson. All group mood board presentation and fashion show and photo shoot

PLEASE NOTE - There will be an Advanced Program for 11-17 y/o campers if they participated in the 2014 summer fashion camp or if they have advanced skill levels.  The Advanced Program curriculum will include instruction by expert fashion designers and sewing instructors.  At the culmination of the camp, there will be 6 campers chosen to showcase their designs at Omaha Fashion Week in August on platforms before the runway show starts!  If you would like more information regarding the qualifications for entering the Advance Program, please email info@develop-models.com with the subject line: Advanced Camp and someone will respond with additional information.

Register HERE: http://omahafashionweek.ticketleap.com/omaha-fashion-camp-2015/

DIRECTIONS:

Fashion Camp will be held in the Younkers Court of the Oak View Mall between American Eagle and Victoria's Secret, in the old Disney Store.

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Get to know our designers: Thursday Edition

Our first Showcase night is a week from today, get to know the designers that will be showing on before their designs hit the runway!

Andrea Hurtt 

Alyssa Koory

Jessica Collins

Hannah Olsen

Molly O'Brien

Alison Cloet

11001731_10152763383671553_8639259421545079217_nFor Andrea Hurtt, designing started out of necessity but quickly turned to a passion. When Andrea's Daughter was born in June of 1999 she was too tiny for her baby clothes. Andrea then took to the sewing machine to make clothes out of pillow cases for her. For the past three years now Andrea been designing clothes influenced by the late 40's-60's. Andrea also owns her own boutique in the Mid-Town Crossing area called Atomic Bombshells.

Westside High School student, Alyssa Koory, can't wait for her designs to walk the runway on Thursday night. Alyssa is inspired by everything old fashion and vintage. As she took her high school Fashion class her fascination with clothes and Coco Chanel found the perfect outlet. Alyssa's retro inspired line will bring a glimpse of the past to the runway.10982454_10152763404351553_6768134558443277722_n

1484672_10152763403046553_5265625301948360629_nJessica Collins began making clothes for a similar reason as Andrea Hurtt. Jessica needed headpieces that could fit her little girl's head. Jessica began sewing clothes later and had many orders from others moms.  When her and her family moved to Nebraska she got back into designing. She began to create her own patterns and was introduced to runway children's wear. Jessica has now shown multiple times with Omaha Fashion Week and always has something new and exciting.

549944_10151412377461553_423182619_nHannah Olsen is another young designer who is no amateur to the runway. Hannah designs are created with the real women in mind. Her first collection shown in March of 2013 was the first plus sized collection ever shown at any show in the Midwest. Hannah's brand began as an accessory line and soon evolved to brand it is today. Her line for this show will be full of edginess and dark elegance and was inspired by the singer Lorde.

10986875_10152763403056553_6764283760881949511_nMolly O'Brien began sewing at a young age much like most of our student designers. At the age of 8 she began sewing and began creating her own patterns at 15. Molly attributes her growth as a designer to her Independent Sewing teacher at her high school. Her teacher is constantly driving her to try new techniques and learn new skills. Molly's first line for Omaha Fashion Week is full of pieces that represent a new vintage. Molly works to create sophisticated pieces that are full of a timeless elegance. Molly's hopes to have her own boutique someday and to be able show in New York.

1530540_10152763404541553_9021560146346895860_nAlison Cloet began sewing in 4-H when she was 8 and believe it or not, she hated it. As Alison got older she began to get more into it and learned how to make her own patterns. Alison began to realize she could make clothes what she wanted them to be. She was influenced by bloggers and various designers like Dolce and Gabbana and Oscar De La Renta. She loved the detail put into each garment. Alison is most excited to show the community her hard work through her designs.

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Click HERE to get tickets for the 3/12 show!

Methodist & Younkers Cancer Survivor Show

Methodist  & Younkers Cancer Survivor Show: Next Wednesday, March 11th. "There is an amazing feeling when you are treated at the Methodist salon. They make you feel beautiful in your own skin especially when you don't feel that way at all." States, OFW Survivor Show Coordinator, Jessica Guerrero. Jessica was diagnosed with stage 3B Melanoma in July of 2011. She had several months of surgery and Chemotherapy to beat her rapidly growing disease and has been cancer free since October of 2012.1961010_10152055000191553_672122897_o

Guerrero was a part of her first show in the middle of her chemo round. “I had very little hair- but being treated like I was gorgeous for one night- when I really wasn't feeling it- gave me some part of "me" back”, said Guerrero.

“Having people cheering for you and being pampered after everything you've gone through, medically; is an amazing feeling. It's a night to show cancer that it did not win.” said Jessica. The audience are not the only people cheering for these survivors.

1622373_10152055037686553_252066452_oLori Fuchs, Also a OFW Survivor Show coordinator, works at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center at the Specialty Salon. Lori and the salon for survivors work with cancer fighters like Jessica with head shaves, breast prosthesis, wig fittings, along with bra fittings, beauty classes, make up application, and skin care help.

OFW is working with Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center for the Survivor Show. The show will be March 11th. Doors open at 6pm and the show will begin at 8pm.

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Omaha Fashion Week would like to say a big thanks to all the following boutiques for being apart of our Survivor Show!

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Atomic Bombshells

All About Me Boutique

Bliss Boutique

Chicos

Christain Nobel

Christopher &Banks

The Garment District

Gramercy

Katinas

McLovin

Mesh

Old Navy

Paperdoll Vintage

Posh Princess

Post and Nickel

Skyz

Younkers

 

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all about me

bliss boutique

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paperdoll Vintage

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Younkers

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Join us for an outstanding night of fashion!

Purchase tickets to the Methodist Cancer Survivor Show HERE

OFW March 2015 Lineup: Join Us Alongside the Runway

OFW March 2015 Lineup: Join Us Alongside the Runway VIP Swag Bags

3/10: Student night: Click HERE for tickets Check out Nebraska’s most talented student designers! View collections from top 4-H students, the Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha’s Central High School and three OFW newcomers: Caleb Hanner for LeRoy Designs (Evening Wear), Sydney Moore (Avant Garde) and Grace Neary for Grace62 Designs (RTW).

3/11: Methodist hospital survivor show: Click HERE for tickets Celebrate the triumph over cancer as 80 survivors take over the runway wearing looks from local boutiques! Presented by Nebraska Methodist Hospital, part of proceeds benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.

3/12: Designer Showcase I: Click HERE for tickets20120821_dm-8469-2 Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alison Cloet (Evening Wear), Jessica Collins forJessica Lynn (Children’s Wear), Andrea Hurtt for Amaryillis Designs (RTW), Alyssa Koory (RTW), Molly O’Brien for Molly Elizabeth (RTW), and Hannah Olson for Hannah Caroline Couture (RTW).

3/13: Designer Showcase II: Click HERE for tickets Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alejandra Buenrostro (RTW), Elda Doamekpo for AFIELDA (Evening Wear), Crystal Hobson (RTW), Jessica Lynn for Jacklynn (Bridal), and Katie Thompson for Katie Thompson Clothing (RTW).

3/14: Designer Showcase III: Click HERE for tickets Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Judy Bales (Avant Garde), Declared (RTW), Jillan Fellers (Bridal), Whitney Rorah for Whitney Rorah Designs (Evening Wear), Erin Tepper for Ezradella (RTW), Kate Walz (Evening Wear).

3/15: Develop Model Management Beauty Show: Click HERE for tickets Watch the metro’s top salons, hair stylists and make up artists compete for a $2,500 prize package from SAC Federal Credit Union! With only 48 hours to pull off 10 head-to-toe looks, the battle will be fierce.

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                           Be There. March 10-15.

OFW Announces the March 2015 Lineup

Omaha Fashion Week Announces the March 2015 Line-up:

Congratulations to all of the designers involved in this season's shows!

 

Tuesday: Student Night

- Click HERE for Tickets

4H Sydney Moore OPS Caleb Hanner Kent Bellows Grace Neary for Grace62

Wednesday: Methodist Survivor Show

- Click HERE for Tickets

Atomic Bombshells All About Me Bliss Boutique Chicos Christian Nobel Christopher and Banks The Garment District Gramer City Katinas McLovin Mesh Old Navy Paperdoll Vintage Posh Princess Post and Nickel Skyz Younkers

Thursday: Showcase I

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Andrea Hurtt for Amaryllis Alyssa Koory Jessica Collins for Jessica Lynn Hannah Olson for Hannah Caroline Couture Molly O’Brien Alison Cloet

Friday:Showcase III

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Jessica Lynn for Jacklynn Sister Cities Cystal Hobson Alejandra Buenrostro Elda Doamekpo for AFIELDA Katie Thompson

Saturday: Showcase III

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Declared Jillian Fellers Erin Tepper Judy Bales Kate Walz Whitney Rorah

Sunday: Develop Model Management Beauty Show

-Click HERE for Tickets

Welcome to the Dojo Dressed to Kill Team T'eez Reveal Victor Victoria Skincerely Yours Garbo's 3 Eclectic Chicks

 

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Be There. March 10th-15th.

Designer Application for August 2015

The designer application for OFW: August 2015 opens Feb. 15. Please continue reading to learn more about the application process and note important dates. IMG_1438re

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

  • Designer applications for OFW: August 2015 will be available online from Feb. 15- Apr. 3, 2015.
  • All applications must be submitted by midnight on Apr. 3.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • OFW is looking for Spring/Summer 2016 collections to be shown in August shows.
  • OFW is looking for designers that fall into the following categories: Women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, bridal, evening wear, swimwear, business wear, day/street wear, alternative, and fashion as art.
  • Applications will be reviewed and narrowed down to a set of designers who will be selected to participate in interviews with a panel of independent professionals from the industry. Interview invitations will be sent out via email on Apr. 10.
  • Interviews will take place April 21-24, location TBD.  Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate in OFW: August 2015.
  • Each interview will take 10 minutes.
  • Interviewees must come prepared with at least one garment that represents their ability/craftmanship along with sketches of at least three pieces that will represent their planned collection.  The panel will score each interviewee and scores will be used to make final selections for OFW: August 2016.
  • Final selection notices will go out via email on Apr. 26.
  • Selected designers will be asked to attend an orientation meeting Apr. 29 at 7 p.m., location TBD.
  • OFW: August 2015 Designers will be announced on Apr. 27

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Good luck!

OFW Preview Party

Last night we had a stellar time!

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The OFW Preview Party took place last night at the SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters. Every attendee was able to snag a sneak peak of what our talented designers have in store for their upcoming shows, March 10th-15th. The amount of talent and leadership in the building, was unreal. How exciting to spend a night with the industries most talented, business-savvy individuals.

Thank you for hosting our first Preview Party, SAC Federal Credit Union! KS_FtvLjoh_uIoFckhBlIjweQFB4-bPVEf9pdgDML38

Still need tickets to the show? No problem! Click HERE.

Nebraska Stories and OFW

Thank you to Nebraska Stories for featuring Omaha Fashion Week and our designers in your segment! How cool that we get to show OFW to even more broad of an audience through the release of this story! Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 3.36.50 PM

Snag a sneak peak by clicking HERE!

The segment will go live online, Feburary 13th. Click HERE to stream live.

You can also view it by tuning into NET1 at 9pm to get an insider look at Omaha Fashion Week on Feburary 16th and 9pm!

Live tweet with us if you are watching with hashtag, #ofwonnestories

Here come the boutiques of Omaha!

Get your wallets ready..... Here come the boutiques of Omaha!  before you make your way to your seats at Omaha Fashion Week's March 2015 shows, take a moment to browse and shop the latest trends found in these local Nebraska boutiques:

BeYourself Boutique (March 13-14th)

Pretty In Patina (March 10-15th)

318 On The Avenue (March 11th and March 14th)

Alletti Jewelry (March 14th)

It! Works, Becky Jochim (March 14th)

 

Show your inner YOU with BeYourself Boutique.beyourself newThis boutique centers on how the clothes make you feel rather than what size you are wearing. BeYourself has a unique sizing pattern based on colors rather than numbers. BeYourself was founded in 2005 by two sisters, Kim Vasey and Jennie O’Dell with the mission to boost the self- esteem of women with beautiful clothes. The idea was so popular that the company grew in October of 2010 with the opening of a Lincoln store. The entire team  works to bring the latest trends while building the self confidence of the women of the Omaha area.

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pretty in patina newAre You Looking for name brand designer accessories but want something with a little more character?- Then Pretty in Patina is the perfect place for you! Pretty in Patina is a local Omaha boutique full of vintage treasures. The store carries name brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Louboutin. Pretty in Patina is located in the Old Market area.  Owner Elizabeth Kittell began the company about two years ago selling online. In late 2014, Kittell decided a brick and mortar option was exactly what her company needed.

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Though you won’t find these clothes in Omaha, this Norfolk based boutique has the perfect addition to every wardrobe. Three Eighteen On The Avenue  was started by Marie Schroeder in October of 2013. Marie earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, after her son was born she decided it was time to get out from behind the desk and get involved in the fashion industry. Three Eighteen’s contemporary, unique style flourishes in the Norfolk area. The team is dedicated to  finding all of the up and coming trends while keeping to affordable prices.The boutique’s unique clothing is available in store along with online.

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Are you looking for a miracle? Well, at least a skin care miracle. Becky Jochim, Independent distributor for It Work!, is bringing just that to Omaha Fashion Week. The company started with the body applicator or Crazy Wrap thing and has grown from there! Becky has been a distributor for the company since May of 2014. Becky is a passionate entrepreneur who is invested in bringing healthy and life changing products to the area.

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alletti newBeautiful, unique,one of a kind, and affordable, these are all words to describe local jeweler, Alletti Jewelry. Alletti Jewelery is located in Rockbrook Plaza and is known for its one- of-a- kind jewelry and silversmith. though known by its name today, it hasn't always been called Alletti. Patra Pakieser  opened The Silversmith Jewelry and Workshop in September of 2008.  The company soon grew, in 2010, Patra began by selling at wholesale and by 2011 she began manufacturing as Alletti Jewelry. The company not only sells beautiful jewelry but also teaches others through classes and workshops.

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Want to join the fun? Get involved with Omaha Fashion Week!

Contact Assistant Producer, Kylie Bollwitt, at Kylie@Omahafashionweek.com 

Contestants for the Develop Model Management Beauty Show March 2015

Congratulations to the following teams for being selected to participate in the OFW & Develop Model Management Beauty Show, Fashion Icons Through The Ages, on March 15th, 2015. Teams will have 48 hours to create an 8-look collection.  The winner will receive a $2,500 prize package. The package includes $1,000 cash prize, an exclusive VIP table at the August 2015 Finale valued at $1,000 and a full-page ad in Omaha FASHION Magazine.

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Welcome to the Dojo: Leslie Wilson, Rosha Taylor, Venus Watson, Corey Moore

Dressed to Kill: Linda Miller, Lesly Gallardo, Jacqueline Orellana-Martinez, Crystal Ellis

Team T’eez: Tremain Gardner, Alia Quattlebaum, Ty Majied, Crystal Webber, Ashley Foster, Alyssa Jalass

Reveal: Ash Robinson, Tasha, Megan, Katie, Ellie, Genna, Heidi

Victor Victoria: Siobhan Kozisek, LeeAnn Boyle, Kali Rahder, Hilary Hubbell, Sarah Poderys, Dylan Tinnerstet

Skincerely Yours: Jamie Carman, Juan Giraldo, Abbey Piffner, Alex Stoltenberg, Holly Habroock

Garbo’s: Paty Crabtree, Abby Wederquist, Kalinda Kehn, Faith Henley

3 Eclectic Chicks: Dominga Venita Rangel, Nicole Gibson, Alia Malik Quattlebaum

 

Get your tickets HERE!

 

Omaha Fashion Camp 2015

Join the OFW Team and Develop Model Management for our Fashion Camp! Your child will learn about all aspects of the fashion industry, from sketching, photography and modeling, to creating their very own garment or accessory. Camp will culminate in a runway show for parents at the end of the week! Fashion Camp will be held at Develop Model Management. Price includes all materials for the week- meals and snacks are NOT included.

Check out coverage of lasts year's camp by KMTV Action 3 News!

Session I/Kids Camp: $225 June 8th-12th  8am-noon  (6-10 year olds)

KIDS (6-10 y/o) FASHION CAMP SCHEDULE Day 1: Project introduction:  Design basics Day 2: Project introduction:  How to make a bag Day 3: Project introduction: How to decorate your bag and jewelry accompaniment Day 4: Topic and Group Discussion: How to model Day 5: Pick out matching garment from Goodwill. All group fashion show and photo shoot

Session II/Preteen+Teen Camp: $225 June 8th-12th 1pm-5pm (11-17 year olds)

PRETEEN/TEEN (11-17 y/o) FASHION CAMP SCHEDULE Day 1: Topic and Group Discussion:  Your personal style and creating a brand Day 2: Topic and Group Discussion: Mood boards Day 3: Topic and Group Discussion:  Fashion industry jobs Day 4: Topic and Group Discussion: How to produce a fashion show, what goes into planning Day 5: All group panel discussion with OFW producers Nick and Brook Hudson. All group mood board presentation and fashion show and photo shoot

PLEASE NOTE - There will be an Advanced Program for 11-17 y/o campers if they participated in the 2014 summer fashion camp or if they have advanced skill levels.  The Advanced Program curriculum will include instruction by expert fashion designers and sewing instructors.  At the culmination of the camp, there will be 6 campers chosen to showcase their designs at Omaha Fashion Week in August on platforms before the runway show starts!  If you would like more information regarding the qualifications for entering the Advance Program, please email info@develop-models.com with the subject line: Advanced Camp and someone will respond with additional information.

Register HERE: http://omahafashionweek.ticketleap.com/omaha-fashion-camp-2015/

 

 

 

Event Schedule, Prizes Announced for March 2015 Shows

OFW organizers have announced the schedule of events for the March 2015 Season.  New this season will be prizes awarded every night to the designers, boutiques and salons that create the top looks.  Prizes are provided by OFW presenting sponsor, SAC Federal Credit Union.  "We really appreciate SAC Federal Credit Union's commitment to supporting small entrepreneurs and the way they are carrying out that commitment through OFW," said Brook Hudson, OFW Producer. Decisions will be made by the OFW selection panel.  The panel includes the following individuals:

  • Panel Co-Chairs: Richard Carey and David Scott, "The Style Guys"
  • Sam Hohman, Fashion Institute Midwest board member
  • Judy Davis, Fashion Institute Midwest board member
  • Meghann Schense, Omaha FASHION Magazine editor and creative strategist
  • Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management
  • Vanessa Barrett, artist and publisher of the Scout Guide
  • Robyn Kortan, former department store buyer

March 2015 Shows will be held at the Omar Arts & Events space on 4383 Nicholas Street just north of Midtown. Shows are scheduled for March 10-15 and tickets go on sale to the public at www.omahafashionweek.com on January 12. Ticket prices and show schedule are listed below.

TICKET PRICES:

VIP I, $80: Includes valet parking, Borsheims Red Carpet experience, access to the Peroni VIP Lounge for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6-8 p.m., premium front row seating and VIP Gift Bag.

VIP II, $65: Includes valet parking, Borsheims Red Carpet Experience, access to the Peroni VIP Lounge for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, premium second row seating.

Reserved, $40: Includes the Borshiems Red Carpet Experience, access to the Younkers Pre-Party, free parking close to the venue, seating in rows 3-6. Valet parking available for a fee.

Date Time Location Theme Description
3/10 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 OFW Student Night Check out Nebraska's most talented student designers! View collections from top 4-H students, the Joslyn Art Museum's Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha's Central High School and three OFW newcomers: Caleb Hanner for LeRoy Designs (Evening Wear), Sydney Moore (Avant Garde) and Grace Neary for Grace62 Designs (RTW).
3/11 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 Methodist Hospital Survivor Show Celebrate the triumph over cancer as 80 survivors take over the runway wearing looks from local boutiques! Presented by Nebraska Methodist Hospital, part of proceeds benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
3/12 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 Designer Showcase I Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alison Cloet (RTW), Jessica Collins forJessica Lynn (Children's Wear), Andrea Hurtt for Amaryillis Designs (RTW), Alyssa Koory (RTW), Molly O'Brien for Molly Elizabeth (RTW), Hannah Olson for Hannah Caroline Couture (RTW) and Monica Winslow for Monika Spook (RTW).
3/13 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 Designer Showcase II Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Alejandra Buenrostro (RTW), Amande Dreesen for Dendinger (Evening Wear), Elda Doamekpo for AFIELDA (Evening Wear), Crystal Hobson (RTW), Jessica Lynn for Jacklynn (Bridal), and Katie Thompson for Katie Thompson Clothing (RTW).
3/14 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 Designer Showcase III Debut of brand new F/W 2015 collections by Judy Bales (Avant Garde), Declared (RTW), Jillan Fellers (Bridal), Whitney Rorah for Whitney Rorah Designs (Evening Wear), Erin Tepper for Ezradella (RTW), Kate Walz (Evening Wear).
3/15 Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Omar Arts & Events at 4383 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68131 Develop Model Management Beauty Show Watch the metro's top salons, hair stylists and make up artists compete for a $2,500 prize package from SAC Federal Credit Union! With only 48 hours to pull off 10 head-to-toe looks, the battle will be fierce.

August 25 Finale Designers Selected

 

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Designers Selected for Omaha Fashion Week Runway Finale

Omaha, NE, July 20, 2012 – Omaha Fashion Week organizers have announced the line-up for the Runway Finale on August 25.  “This year we have made a big shift in the way we select designers for the Finale,” OFW Producer Nick Hudson said.  “We’ve waited until now to cast Saturday night designers so we could see how their collections are shaping up and select the very best looks.”  This will make the much anticipated OFW Runway Finale a “best of week” show, allowing for a broader selection of designers to be seen by thousands of attendees on the 400-ft runway than ever before.

The Fashion Institute Midwest, formerly the Omaha Fashion Institute, pulled together a selection panel of industry experts to review and evaluate designers’ collections last Saturday at the OFW Hanger Check.  Members of this panel selected 37 designers to show during the week out of 64 applicants in April.  The results have been tallied, with the following 22 designers being selected for coveted Saturday night positions:

Angela Balderston for Get Plastered Audio Helkuik Buf Reynolds Dan Richters Eliana Smith Ellene McClay for FORTRESS Fella Vaughn for Fella Hollie Hanash for Ruffled Runway JHaus Kate Walz for Just Because Jessica Hansen for Jessica Alyse KKini Leggoons Maximillian Suiter for Max Millian Terri Jen Buckner for Nuevintage Apparel & Accessories Tiffany Headley for Donna Faye Erin Thomas for Toxic Sadie

Emerging Designer Micro Collections: Elizabeth Medina Emely Valadez Lauren Birkentall Jeff Hansen Kaitlyn Fitzgerald

*This line up is subject to change as collections are finalized over the next four weeks.

Omaha Fashion Week is set for August 20-25 in Omaha’s Old Market.  Join the organization for its fifth anniversary by purchasing your tickets at www.omahafashionweek.com/tickets.  Ticket prices range from $65-$20 for weeknight seats and $120-$30 for Runway Finale seats.  VIP tables for the Finale are $1,000.

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About Omaha Fashion Week On the inside, Omaha Fashion Week is a talent incubator that seamlessly connects designers, stylists, photographers, artists and models through nurturing platforms and engaging opportunities. On the outside, Omaha Fashion Week is Midwest’s premier fashion event; spotlighting fashion innovations and celebrating creative excellence. Learn more at www.omahafashionweek.com.

About Fashion Institute Midwest The Fashion Institute Midwest, formerly the Omaha Fashion Institute, is a non-profit operating under the Omaha Community Foundation that nurtures aspiring fashion designer talent by supporting and developing the Midwest fashion ecosystem through programming that provides creative inspiration, training opportunities, resources and business incubation to unlock the creative entrepreneurial potential in our young people. Support the OFI at www.omahafashionweek.com/institute.

 

 

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Outfit Recipe for 100-Degree Heat

By Kelly Newell at Scout: Dry Goods & Trade
 
Okay. It's hot. Real real hot. I don't want wear anything, but of course I'll get arrested if I don't. This is my favorite outfit to wear in 100-degree-burn-your-butt-yes-you-are-sweating-and-it's-only-9am-outfit. Here are the ingredients for a great hot weather outfit...
The basics, I air dry my hair and then pull it up in a messy bun and add a cute lightweight scarf as a headband. I'm super pale or a nice way to say it, I've got "porcelain" skin. Either way, my legs are far too white for me to be comfortable in shorts without a little fake tan. I got a gift card to Sephora for Christmas so I splurged on some $35 sunless tanner/bronzer by Lorac. It works perfectly and just the way it's supposed to. In the warmer months, I usually get a pedicure every couple months and have been leaning towards these really pretty (and girly-unusal for me) papaya colors lately. When it's super hot out like it's been, I'll usually just wear a moisturizer with built in sunscreen and then a little of this cheek stain by Tarte that I also found at Sephora (also a splurge, but it will last forever, so I can justify it).
Start with an easy top that's got some visual interest and you won't need as much jewelry. Bonus points if it's a top that you don't need to wear a bra with. There are so many awesome colored shorts out right now and they are perfect with a cuff and functional with pockets. These sandals are cute and just as easy to wear as plain old flip flops and they stay on great when driving and running around town. I have a vintage Coach messenger bag I picked up at Scout a couple of years ago that looks a lot like this one that isn't too precious to throw around and drag through the day with me. I'll throw in a pen, mail, my wallet, a Diet Coke, chap stick, my phone and still have some room left over. I don't have a phone case and probably should since I drop mine phone so often, so I'm in the market for a case and this one is really cute. To finish the outfit off, you gotta have sunglasses-I personally really like aviators, but any pair would work. When it's really hot out, keep the jewelry to a minimum and wear one statement item like this cool gold ring and an interesting but simple pair of stud earrings. There you go, garnish with a few slices of watermelon and you're all set!!

TopShop striped top, $50 Aso, $26 PARENTESI flip flop shoes, $79 Cydwoq studded messenger bag, 375 CAD ASOS stud earrings, $10 Dome ring, $43 Ray-Ban metal sunglasses, $129 Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain Natural Beauty, $30 LORAC SelfTANtalizer Body Bronzing Gradual Self-Tanner & Mitt 5 oz, $34 NARS Nail Polish Ecume, $17

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