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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

 

 

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  • 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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Designer Application for August 2012

Photo by Greg Higgins. The designer application for OFW: August 2012 opens Feb. 15. Please read on to learn more about the application process and note important dates.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

  • Designer applications for OFW: August 2012 will be available online from Feb. 15- Apr. 9, 2012.
  • All applications must be submitted by midnight on Apr. 9.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • OFW is looking for Spring/Summer 2013 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. 11.
  • Interviews will take place Apr. 13-14, times and location TBD.  Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate in OFW: August 2012.
  • 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 2012.
  • Final selection notices will go out via email on Apr. 20.
  • Selected designers will be asked to attend an orientation meeting Apr. 22 at 5 p.m., location TBD.
  • OFW: August 2012 Designers will be announced on Apr. 23

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March 2012 Designer Application


Photo by Herb Thompson The designer application for March 2012 OFW Runway Shows is closed. Please read on to learn more about the application process and note important dates.

Application Closed: Will Re-open 2/15/12 for August.

  • Designer applications for March 2012 shows will be available online at www.omahafashionweek.com from Sept. 15- Oct. 15, 2011.
  • All applications must be submitted by midnight on Oct. 15.  No late applications will be accepted.
  • 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 Oct. 17.
  • Interviews will take place Oct. 19-20, times and location TBD.  Applicants must be available to interview during this time to participate in the March 2012 shows.
  • 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 March 2012 collection.  The panel will score each interviewee and scores will be used to make final selections for the March 2012 shows.
  • Final selection notices will go out via email on Oct. 22.
  • Selected designers will be asked to attend an orientation meeting on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m., location TBD.

While subject to change, OFW is considering expanding to three nights of shows in March 2012, in which collections for Fall/Winter 2012/13 will be shown.  Applicants should keep this in mind as they plan their collections.  Additionally, a portion of the activities surrounding the March 2012 Shows will involve an educational component for both current OFW designers and area middle-school/high-school students interested in pursuing a career in fashion.

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