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Two Cities, One Day: OFW Model Calls January 2019

Two Cities, One Day: OFW Model Calls January 2019

The OFW team will hold model calls in Lincoln and Omaha on Janaury 12, 2019. Lincoln at Gateway Mall, 10 a.m. and Omaha at Westroads Mall, 2 p.m. Models ages 12+ of all shapes and sizes needed! Shows are Feb. 25-Mar. 2, 2019.

OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

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OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

Have you ever thought about walking the runway in fabulous designer clothing? Now is your chance! Omaha Fashion Week is holding 4 model calls to fill the nearly 700 spots on the runway for the August shows! We are traveling the Midwest to find YOU! 

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Kids Rule: A Fashion Show Just for Kids!

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Kids Rule: A Fashion Show Just for Kids!

One of the most frequently asked questions in our inbox comes from parents looking for opportunities to get their elementary and middle school kids on the runway.  Kids Rule is our answer to that question! Kids Rule, taking place Feb. 17-18 next year, is a fun, creative, confidence-building fashion show experience for boys and girls ages 5-12! Learn more at here. 

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Model Search

We had another great turn out for Omaha Fashion Week’s Model Search. By the 2:00 start time, we had over 170 models ready to show OFW and Develop Canada Pharmacy made of! Here’s a recap if you missed it:

First, check out this line. As we mentioned previously the line was growing long way before we began. Models got their numbers and waited until we were ready for them.

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Models then got their picture taken by our amazing photographer, Herb Thompson.

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After they got their beauty shot, models trekked on over to measurements. We had some great helpers with this important task!

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Then models waited for their turn to strut their stuff on the runway in front of industry professionals.

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Phew! That was a lot. The model search ended up being extremely successful! Models will be informed if they have made it into the OFW Model pool on, June 26th before midnight. Again, thank you to all who made this event possible! We can’t wait to have some fresh new faces on our runway.

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

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE CASTING:

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: http://stylebythemodels.tumblr.com

WHAT TO BRING:

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.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CASTING:

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 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

-Click HERE for Tickets

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

- Click HERE for Tickets

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.

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 Mal...es: 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.

Dates you should know if you want to model in OFW

Want to be a model on Omaha Fashion Week? Here are the dates you need to know: December 15, 6pm- Model Prep Workshop taking place at Develop Model Management

January 17, 2pm- Model Search (ages 12+) at Von Maur Court in the Westroads mall.

January 28- Model selection notices/confirmations go out to designers.

February 12, 6pm- Model Bootcamp at Develop Model Management

March 9, 6-8pm,- rehearsal at the venue

March 10th to 15th- Showtime!

See you there!

Model Casting Prep Workshop (and why you should go)

I have been designing and working with models for a long time now. I have seen some really great models and many that could definitely use some coaching. Anyone can stand around and be ridiculously good looking, but it takes a lot of practice to walk a runway, look confident, know cues, and make the garments you are wearing truly look amazing. Working with Develop Model Management has created a more polished look on the OFW runways and set a new standard for the models being cast. They know the business inside and out and are continuing to work with some outstanding models, sending them all over the world.

The casting prep workshop provides invaluable information, hints, and tips. Since it is free to attend(!), there is really no reason to not go! Designers notice the models who have gone to the workshops. Those models try a little harder, look more poised, and make us want to cast them. If you want to walk the runways, take the time to learn the basics. It can make all the difference to models and designers. See you there!

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Check out the Facebook event page here!

 

December 15th, 6 pm Develop Model Management 1307 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE 68102

Notes from 6/10/14 Casting Prep Workshop

In case you missed it! Here are notes from our Casting Prep Workshop that was held on Tuesday at Develop Model Management. Check this out before you arrive at the Midwest Model Search tomorrow, so you are totally prepared for a great audition! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful face...

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Midwest Model Search June 14 from 2 p.m. Westroads Mall in Dick’s Court (right in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods) *this will be the ONLY casting call for Omaha Fashion Week Join the Facebook Event!

Model Selection Notices July 4 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 Alyssa and your designer IMMEDIATELY confirming that you have received your notice and will be able to participate.

OFW will be August 18-23 Under the Tents in the Capitol District (near 10th & Capitol) in Downtown Omaha

REQUIREMENTS

Females: Ages 12-30 Height 5’8” – 6’0” Size 0-14

Males: Ages 15-30 Height 5’11”-6’3”

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE CASTING:

General Tips for everyone: 1. If you choose to wear a jacket make sure to wear your number on the outside of your jacket. 2. 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 discard your information!) 3. Do not wear jewelry that makes noise when you walk, it can be very distracting. 4. Girls – you may want to wear your hair either pulled up and back or make sure it’s behind your shoulders when you walk so that we can see your number.

Adults (12 years old+): Women - A pair of heels 3”+. Form fitting clothes. This is your opportunity to be a fashionista and show the judges that you follow the fashion industry. Also, don’t hesitate to do even more research and check out fashion blogs like: http://stylebythemodels.tumblr.com

Women's Wardrobe

 

Men – Fitted pants or jeans are great as well as a fitted t-shirt. Also a pair of slick-soled shoes, no athletic shoes please!

Men's Wardrobe

 

WHAT TO BRING:

A great attitude! Two non-professional photos that you can leave with the judges. No portfolios or books will be considered. You will not be judges on your photos…they are for recognition only.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CASTING:

You may wait in long lines to be seen by the judges. Once in the casting an OFW team member will take your measurements, an OFW photographer will take two pictures and then you will meet the judges and walk for them, which will be videotaped. Those images and videos 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.

This is your chance, which typically lasts approximately 30 seconds, for you to shine in front of the judges. Make sure to make eye contact and answer questions clearly and concisely…tip – try to give more than just one word answers.

Following the casting, model who are selected will be notified by July 4 at midnight if you are selected to walk for a particular designer(s). Keep in mind that you will NOT be notified if you are not selected.

Occasionally, there are last minute replacements needed so please make sure that you are checking OFW’s Facebook and other social media outlets to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to jump in at the last minute if needed.

The Scoop on Kiddos at August 2014 OFW

Hi Parents! OFW Producer, Brook Hudson, here. We've received many calls and questions about how kids ages 11 and under can be involved in OFW this season. We LOVE having kids involved because they represent the future of fashion in our community. Participating in OFW programming can build confidence, expand critical thinking skills and sharpen your child's ability to pay attention and work as a member of a team. We just completed our first round of Omaha Fashion Camp last Friday, and I was truly amazed at how campers were using both sides of their brilliant brains to create their very own garments at camp. They had to tap into creative, analytical, structural and social aspects of their intellects, and the results were nothing short of amazing when they unveiled their final projects to parents on Friday. Check out this story from Action 3 News to see what campers were up to last week: http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/up-front-at-4/Omaha-Fashion-Camp-Offers-Youth-a-Styled-Summer--262173421.html

Whether your child is a budding designer, model, photographer, writer or stylist...there are many opportunities to explore the skills involved in being successful in all aspects of the fashion industry:

Kids' Model Call & Workshop At this workshop, kids spend an evening learning the skills to have a successful audition as a model...and then they put those skills to use in an actual Model Call for OFW. Parents learn techniques to better prepare their child for a positive experience on the runway. Next one will be held in early 2015. This program is NOT scheduled for summer 2014 due to high demand and a limited number of placements for child models available.

Omaha Fashion Camp Your child will learn about all aspects of the fashion industry, from sketching, photography and modeling, to creating his or her very own garment or accessory. Camp will culminate in a runway show for parents at the end of the week! We have sessions for ages 5-10 and 11-16 available. Next session is July 7-11. Cost: $199. A few spots are still available for camp! Learn more and sign up at www.omahafashionweek.com/camp.

Specially-Priced Child's Ticket for the Bridal & Children's Wear Showcase Create a special evening out with your child at our Bridal & Children's Wear Showcase on August 18. A specially-priced ticket for children ages 11 and under is available for families who want to take their budding fashion fans out for a fun evening alongside the runway. These tickets are $20 each and will allow you to sit in the 3rd or 4th row. Many families plan birthday parties and special outings around OFW with their children, and now we are making it more affordable than ever for families to continue this tradition. We encourage anyone with a child who is interested in fashion to take this opportunity to see a professionally produced fashion show, right here in Omaha. Pick up your tickets here: https://omahafashionweek.ticketleap.com/bridalchildrens/dates/Aug-18-2014_at_0600PM

Pre-Teen Modeling Classes at Develop Model Management OFW has a wonderful relationship with the premier modeling and placement agency in our region: Develop Model Management. Develop is not only a sponsor of OFW, but Develop Founder Alyssa Dilts also serves as our casting director. When I was about 11 years old, my parents sent me to classes similar to what Alyssa offers pre-teens today at her agency. Those classes changed the course of my life...setting me up with the confidence and poise to compete successfully in pageants (I became Miss Nebraska and competed in Miss America in 2004, winning over $50,000 in college scholarships!!), land amazing jobs in marketing and PR with businesses ranging from banking and financial services to non-profits and education, and now in my role as Producer of OFW where I lead an army of 1,000+ volunteers to pull off amazing fashion shows twice a year. I would not be where I am today without the Finishing School education I received at a modeling agency as a pre-teen and cannot overstate the value of this type of education for kids. If you want to encourage your child in his or her pursuits within fashion, or are simply looking for an opportunity to build confidence and poise...go talk to Alyssa! She has classes for both Pre-Teens and Teens. My parents would agree that this was one of the best investments they made in raising me...and I look forward to sending my little girl (Charlotte Rose is due to arrive Oct. 2!!) to Alyssa when she is old enough! Check out Develop Model Management at www.develop-models.com

Thank you all for your continued support of our fashion community. I look forward to seeing you and your kiddos soon at some of our childrens' activities throughout the year!!

xo,

Brook Hudson OFW Producer

OMAHA SUMMER FASHION CAMP

OMAHA FASHION CAMP

Join the OFW Team and Develop Model Management for our first-ever 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 1002 Dodge Street in Omaha's Old Market.  Price includes all materials for the week - meals and snacks not included. REGISTER HERE!

Session I: $199 June 2-6 8 a.m. to noon: 5-10 year olds 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: 11-16 year olds

Session II: $199 July 7-11 8 a.m. to noon: 11-16 year olds 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: 5-10 year olds

KIDS (5-9 y/o) FASHION CAMP SCHEDULE

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Day 1 Project introduction:  Basics of designing

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

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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

 FAQ's

Drop off/pick up procedures:

o   The same adult must drop off and pick up.

o   Adult must present a driver’s license or state ID (the ID must belong to the adult dropping off)

o   ID number will be recorded and attached to your child (wrist band)

Parents are invited to attend the fashion show on Day 5 of Fashion Camp.

 

Calling all models! Audition for March shows next week.

Interested in modeling for Omaha Fashion Week? Join us for a model calls in January! Attendees should not bring pictures or portfolios/model books to model calls. At model calls, the OFW team will collect measurements, photos, video and contact information that will be used by designers to cast their shows. Models who are cast will receive notification by email on January 22. If you are not cast, you will not receive an email. Check out the schedule below: Model Call: Ages 12+ January 6 6 p.m. Marriott Regency 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Join Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/1401308433444856/

Model Call: Ages 12+ January 7 6 p.m. Hilton Omaha 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102 Join Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/670066823038455/

Kids' Model Call & Workshop Unique training opportunity brought to you by Develop Model Management and OFW! January 13 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Marriott Regency 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Admission Fee: $25 Limited space available, so reserve your space soon! Sign up & pay for admission fee here: http://www.fashioninstituteshop.com/collections/omaha-fashion-week/products/kids-model-call-workshop

Model Search Finalists!

June 22nd was the day of our first ever Model Search. Three models were chosen to 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. We are more than excited to have witnessed so much talent from all of those who attended. The following is our three finalists! [easyrotator]erc_33_1372803109[/easyrotator]

Visit our Model Search album for more details and images shot by Greg Higgins!

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 omahafashionweek.com.

Wishing You a Fashionable Holiday Season

 

Here's to a holiday season filled with love and joy! Omaha Fashion Week would like to thank you for your support in 2012. With your help we were able to professionally showcase 16 designers in March along with 40 designers in August.

Congratulations to all of our designers for creating beautiful collections and developing great businesses, we are very proud of you for your many accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your talents with our community. You are the heart and soul of Omaha Fashion Week!

We are thrilled to share just a few of the amazing accomplishments from members of the fashion community:

  • Jane Round began her program at FIT and was featured in Hello Holiday, an online shopping boutique.
  • Hello Holiday was co-founded by former OFW designer Megan Hunt.
  • Max Suiter began his program at Washington University in St. Louis.
  •  Model, Nicole Keimig - a many time cover girl for Omaha FASHION magazine - was placed in Hong Kong by Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management. We just got news that she has been placed with a new agency in Singapore this Spring.
  • Kaitlyn Fitzgerald was accepted into Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She also showed her Spring/Summer 2013 collection at L.A. fashion week in October.
  • Kate Walz and JLynn Hausmann were invited to show new collections at New York Fashion Week in February 2013.
  • Fringes Salon won second place at the Battle of the Strands, a national hair competition.

Omaha Fashion Week would like send a special thank you to all of our sponsors whose generosity makes Omaha Fashion Week possible, SAC Federal Credit Union, KANEKO, Totally Vein ,Republic National Distributing Company , Borsheims, Leggoons, Develop Model Management, Streamlight Productions, Conces Lomneth Muller, Methodist Hospital,Markel BMW,State Farm Insurance,Sculpt,Old Market Dental,OBI Creative,Metro Magazine,World Group,VIP Limousine,Counterparts,Montclair Shopping Center.

Also, a big thank you to all of our hair salons and makeup artists, your time and talent each year is greatly appreciated: Team members from Bangs Salon, Buddy Sims, Charmaine Nicole, Dezzie Dollz Makeup, Fringes Salon, Tino & Julian at Garbos Salon, Jacqueline Orellana for Bangs Salon, John Paul Eubanks, Kontempo, Lindsey Curtis, Mary Beinor, Mikala Jean, Rain Salon, Doug Treadway & Shannon McDonald at Salon Fusion, Se Duire!, Seven Salon, Shine Spray Tanning & Spa, Sirens at the Loft, SweetNiss by Cocoa, T'eez, The Fringe, Tru Salon, students and faculty at Capital Hair School, Urbane Salon, Bloom Salon, Claude's Beautorium, Grace Designs & Esthetics, In The Master's Hands Beauty Salon, Lason & Spa, Pinkie Couture, Rare Salon & Boutique, Rosha Taylor, & Scott Wilson.

Finally, we would like to thank the many boutiques, models, photographers, and volunteers for your participation in OFW. We greatly appreciate your help and support each year.

To all of our ticket holders - who faithfully brave all kinds of weather (even a thunderstorm in the middle of a drouth) to watch our shows - a HUGE thank you for continuing to believe in us!

The next season is right around the corner, Feb. 26 - Mar. 2, 2013. Tickets go on sale Jan. 14, 2013. We hope to see you alongside the runway.

Happy Holidays from the OFW Team,

Nick & Brook, Ali, LeAnn, Kylie, Becky, Payton, Kaitlyn, Camille

 

 

 

What to expect at an OFW model call...

If you missed the OFW casting prep workshop you missed out!  We went over not only what to expect at the castings but also what can give you the upper hand over your competition.  Check out a portion of that information below.

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Model Call 1 (Adults only-12 years +): Dec. 3 @ 6 p.m. Marriott Regency

Model Call 2 (Adults only-12 years +): Dec. 10 @ 6 p.m. Hilton Omaha (Century Link)

Kids Model Call (11 years and younger): January 14 @ 6 p.m. Xtreme Dance, 11231 John Gait Blvd.

1st week in January: You will be notified if you have been selected to walk for a designer.  Keep in mind that you will NOT be notified if you are not selected.

OFW F/W 2013 Collections: Feb. 26-Mar. 2 KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

*Model hopefuls only need to attend one model call to be considered.

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE CASTING:

Kids (11 y/o and younger) – something casual, not to dressy or fussy.  See example below.

Adults (12 years old+): Women - A pair of heels 3”+.  Form fitting clothes.  This is your opportunity to be a fashionista and show the judges that you follow the fashion industry.  Also, don’t hesitate to do even more research and check out fashion blogs like: http://stylebythemodels.tumblr.com

Men – Fitted pants or jeans are great as well as a fitted t-shirt.  Also a pair of slick-soled shoes, no athletic shoes please!

WHAT TO BRING:

A great attitude!  No pictures or portfolios are needed (and they will not be considered).

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CASTING:

You do not need professional pictures and do not need a portfolio/book as they will not be considered if you bring them.

You need to do five things at the casting:

1. Pin a number to your shirt 2. Have your measurements taken 3. Have pictures taken 4. Walk for the judges - this will be videotaped 5. Provide your contact details

If you miss any one of these five things, your file will be incomplete and you will not be considered.

You may wait in long lines to be seen by the judges.  Once in the casting an OFW team member will take your measurements, an OFW photographer will take two pictures and then you will meet the judges and walk for them, which will be videotaped.  Those images, videos and data 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.

This is your chance, which typically lasts approximately 30 seconds, for you shine in front of the judges.  Make sure to make eye contact and answer questions clearly and concisely…tip – try to give more than just one word answers.

For the kids – make sure you smile and have energy.  Just listen to what the judges ask you to do and you’ll be fine!

Following the casting, adults will be contacted the first week in January if you are selected to walk for a particular designer(s).  Keep in mind that you will NOT be notified if you are not selected. However, there are occasionally last minute replacements needed so please make sure that you are checking OFW’s Facebook and other social media outlets to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to jump in at the last minute if needed.

Good luck!  See you on Dec. 3 or Dec. 10.

OFW Announces New Policy on Model Casting

*Effective immediately the OFW Model Pool will no longer be in effect.  All models who would like to participate in OFW must attend a casting prior to each fashion week.* At the casting, the following information will be collected:

  • current bust, waist, hip and height measurements
  • headshot and full-body photos
  • video of your walk
  • current contact details

Additionally, we appreciate all of the hard work and time commitment each model puts into the shows and we want to reward you for your continued participation in OFW so we have created Model Tiers.  You will now fall under one of the following categories depending upon your participation in previous OFW seasons:

Advanced (3 or more consecutive seasons):

  • does not have to attend bootcamp
  • last to arrive for hair and makeup
  • only has to attend one fitting
  • receives opportunities to model for the designers in photo shoots and other OFW related events

Intermediate (2 consecutive seasons):

  • must attend at least one boot camp unless tests out
  • midday arrival for hair and makeup
  • only has to attend one fitting
  • receives opportunities to model for the designers in photo shoots and other OFW related events

Beginner (1 season or brand new):

  • must attend 2 boot camps unless tests out
  • first to arrive for hair and makeup
  • may have to attend more than one fitting

As this is a new process for OFW, all above is subject to change at anytime without direct notice.  Please always check back to www.omahafashionweek.com for any news and updates.  Thank you for your support and patience while we work to continue to grow and build OFW.