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Model Search!

Omaha Fashion Week and Develop Model Management are hosting the biannual Model Search event, looking for fresh faces to walk the runway this August!  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know for the event. WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2015 OMAHA FASHION WEEK MODEL CASTING


OFW Model Search June 13th @ 2:00 p.m. Westroads Mall in Von Maur Court *This will be the ONLY casting call for Omaha Fashion Week. Model contestants will compete for a guaranteed spot to walk in Omaha Fashion Week, along with vying for one pair of VIP tickets to each week night show at Omaha Fashion Week.

Model Selection Notices June 26th by midnight You will be notified if you have been selected to walk for a designer by this date.  You will NOT be notified if you have not been selected.  Please do not email OFW or Develop Model Management about your status.  Make sure you give us the correct email – one that you monitor regularly – so that you will receive a message from us if you are cast. If you are a minor and your parents are involved in coordinating your schedule, please use an email that your parents have access to when you provide us your contact details.  Finally, if you are selected, your designer will be copied on your selection notice.  Please email Jamie (who will be your contact person) and your designer IMMEDIATELY confirming that you have received your notice and will be able to participate.

OFW will be August 17th-22nd Location is being finalized and will be announced shortly.


Females: 12-30 years old, 5'7" - 6'0" tall, sizes 0-14 Males: 15-30 years old, 5'11" - 6'3" tall


General Tips for everyone: --If you choose to wear a jacket, make sure to wear your number on the outside of your jacket. --Do not wear accessories, such as a large scarf or big necklace, that will cover your number.  If we can’t see your number, we will have to discard your information. --Do not wear jewelry that makes noise when you walk, as it can be very distracting. --Make sure your hair is positioned in a way that won't cover your number when you are walking.

Adults (12+ years old): Women --A pair of heels 3” --Form fitting clothes Men --Fitted pants or jeans are great --Fitted t-shirt --Pair of slick-soled shoes (no athletic shoes please)

*This is your opportunity to show the judges that you follow the fashion industry!  Also, don’t hesitate to do even more research and check out fashion blogs like:


A great attitude!  You will not need to bring professional photos as you may have in the past. Photos will be taken at the event.


You will arrive at Von Maur court and wait in line to go through the process of taking photos, measurements, and walking on the runway. --While in line, you will receive a model number that you need to pin to the front of you. --Text "model" to 88202. You will receive a text that contains a link that will take you to a contact form. --Click on the link and fill out your contact information. PLEASE make sure that you enter your information correctly, or else we might have to discard your submission. --An OFW photographer will take your photo (headshot and full body shot) --Your measurements will be taken (waist, bust, hips, height) --You will walk on the runway & it will be videotaped. This short amount of time is your chance to shine in front of the judges! --After you finish walking, hand your model number to the OFW volunteer standing by the runway.

*The images and videos taken of you will be uploaded to a private website that OFW designers will have exclusive access to in order to select the models they are most interested in using.

Mark June 13th on your calendars and click hereto join the Facebook event!

Interested in modeling for OFW?

Want to be a model for Omaha Fashion Week? Here are the dates you need to know! May 11, 6pm - Model Prep Workshop taking place at Develop Model Management

June 13, 2pm - Model Search (ages 12+) at Von Maur Court in the Westroads mall

June 26 - Model selection notices/confirmations go out to designers & models

July 23 - Model Bootcamp at Develop Model Management

August 16 - OFW Rehearsal at the venue

August 17-22 - Showtime!

We hope to see you there!

OFW Model Search January 17!

Interested in modeling for OFW?  Join us for a Model Search on January 17 at 2 p.m. at Westroads Mall in Von Maur Court!  See details below, or join our Facebook Event Here. ****THIS IS THE ONLY CASTING FOR OFW MARCH 2015!! ANYONE INTERESTED IN WALKING FOR OMAHA FASHION WEEK MUST ATTEND THIS EVENT!!!

*****ONLY for AGES 12+

Please join Omaha Fashion Week and Develop Model Management for the biannual OFW Model Search. Model contestants will compete for a contract with Develop Model Management and a guaranteed spot to walk in Omaha Fashion Week. The winner will also be awarded one pair of VIP tickets to each week night show at Omaha Fashion Week.

During the event contestants should be prepared to have measurements taken, pose for mini-photo shoot, and walk the runway!

Must meet the following requirements to participate: Females: 12-30 years old, 5'8" - 6'0" tall, sizes 0-14 15-30 years old, 5'11" - 6'3" tall

Please bring two non-professional photos (not returned)

This event will take place on the in Von Maur Court at Westroads Mall. *Other contracts may be offered by Develop Model Management on site.

Want a modeling contract? Come to the OFW Model Search!

From an OFW News Release that went out earlier today... For Immediate Release

OFW to Host First-Ever Model Search 

Omaha, Neb., June 12, 2013 - Omaha Fashion Week is hosting its first-ever Model Search on Saturday, June 22. Organizers will select three winners who will receive a prize package that includes a modeling contract, a feature in Omaha FASHION Magazine and guaranteed placement to walk in the OFW Finale on August 24.

“The thing that makes the model search different from our regular OFW model calls is that we are giving away prizes to three top models,” said OFW Producer Brook Hudson. Model contestants must meet requirements to participate. Female models must be 12-30 years old, 5’8”-6’0” tall, sizes 0-14. Males must be 15-30 years old, 5’11-6’3” tall. Models are asked to bring two non-professional photos, walk the runway, and pose for a mini-photo shoot.

The first thirty participants will receive a free gift bag and all participants will receive free hair and makeup touch-ups by Sirens Salon and a mini-photo shoot with professional photographer, Greg Higgins.  Photos will be available for sharing on the OFW Facebook Page following the event.

"It's really remarkable that in just a few short years, several models who got their start at OFW are now working with agencies all over the world - from Singapore to New York.  I'm looking forward to discovering new faces who will follow in their footsteps," said Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management. "We are really excited to back this new event with OFW by offering contracts to the winning contestants."

The OFW Model Search, sponsored by Develop Model Management, will be held at the Westroads on the second floor next to Dick’s Sporting Goods from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. This event is free to the public and those who have already attended an OFW Model Call are welcome to attend the Search and vie for the prizes. For more information please visit