Omaha, NE, March 6, 2014 – Omaha Fashion Week kicked off its seventh year Tuesday night at the Omar Bakery Building, located on 4383 Nicolas Street, debuting a new student night, partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and 4-H to present a program focused on high school students who are interested in fashion design. Last night Omaha Fashion Week is hosted its third annual Cancer Survivor show presented by Methodist Hospital.  The show includes over 90 cancer survivors modeling looks from the following local boutiques; All About Me, Bliss Boutique, CJ Banks, Chico’s at One Pacific Place, Christopher Banks, Coldwater Creek, Garment District, Katina’s, Maurice’s, McLovin, Mesh, Paperdoll, Post & Nickel, Skyz and Younkers.

Brook Hudson, OFW producer said, “This is always one of our most anticipated events!  The energy, emotion and support at the event is electrifying!  It is all about making these men and women survivors feel beautiful and it is our community that comes together to make that happen!’

Sunday concludes OFW with a Beauty & Style event where eight teams from local salons have been selected to compete for a $2,000 prize package.  Teams will have 48 hours to create an 8-look collection.   Participants include, Welcome to the Dojo, Scissori’s, T’eez, Sirens at the Loft, Glitz, Capitol’s Creations, Garbo’s Midtown Crossing and One Drake Place.

The rest of the week is as follows:

Thursday - Children’s Wear from designers Banana Bread Baby, Cute N Sassy Designz, Beloved, Jessica Leigh Designs, and Markoos Modern Designs.

Friday - Debut of brand new F/W 2014 collections by Lenzanita, Elle’ Inspired, Hannah Caroline Couture, Wallflower, Crystal Hobson and Margie Trembley.

Saturday - Debut of brand new F/W 2014 collections by Borris Powell, Kate Walz, Nuevintage, Buf Reynolds, Fella and Katie Thompson.

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