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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!

August 2015 Designer Lineup Announced

Omaha, Neb. April 27, 2015 – The organizers of Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union announced the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of OFW, August 17-22. The lineup of 30 designers pitched their collections in front of the OFW Selection Panel last week and were selected from 47 applicants. The lineup includes three newcomers, six student designers, 21 OFW veteran designers and seven designers living outside of Nebraska. They come from South Africa, New York and Iowa. All will compete for nightly cash prizes during designer showcases on August 17-21. The top twelve designers from the week will compete for the SAC Fashion Cup during the Runway Finale on August 22. The top twelve will be announced on August 3. “We absolutely love being able to offer cash prizes to our top designers – this is part of SAC Federal Credit Union’s dedication to supporting small business owners. It makes a big difference for a designer to be recognized in this way,” said OFW Producer Brook Hudson. All selections and awardees will be determined by the OFW Selection Panel.

“The talent coming in now has improved so much – the quality and style we are seeing now is truly amazing.  The whole selection process has become increasingly competitive,” said OFW Designer Coordinator Buf Reynolds. Highlights from interviews:

  • Florals are the big trend coming out of this season’s designer pitches.  Many are using floral prints, a few going so far as to design their own custom floral prints.
  • Drag queens will be featured in Jenny Pool’s avant garde collection
  • Surface design is a big deal, with designers treating denim and using broken glass on garments
  • Landscapes – both urban and desert – are a major inspiration for several designers

The OFW Selection Panel includes five industry experts who score designer presentations and act as mentors and advisors to designers as they prepare for shows.  The panel includes: Vanessa Barrett, jewelry designer and fashion/interior stylist; Judy Davis, Fashion Institute Midwest Board Member; Autumn Foland, sales director for Design Parliament; Robyn Kortan, former senior buyer for Dayton Hudson/Marshall Field Department Stores; Meghann Schense, editor of Omaha FASHION Magazine and owner of Esoteric Velvet, a creative firm.

OFW will announce the venue location and the show schedule in May.  Tickets go on sale to the public June 1 at and range in price from $40-$85 for weeknight tickets and $1000-$1250 for 10-seat Finale VIP Tables.

Student Designers

  • Molly O’Brien for Molly Elizabeth (junior, ready to wear)
  • Alison Cloet (graduating senior, evening wear)
  • Christopher DiGiorgio (graduating senior, menswear) †
  • Sydney Moore (seventh grade, ready to wear)
  • Alesha Johnson for alesha.beth  (graduating senior, evening wear)
  • Alyssa Koory (graduating senior, ready to wear)

Runway Newcomers

  • Triple Thread (ready to wear)
  • Isabel Muziva for Kingdom Unlimited (children’s wear)
  • Leah Kettelson for Leah Kareen (evening wear, Colorado)


  • Buf Reynolds (evening wear)
  • Dan Richters (avant garde) ‡
  • Sabrina Jones for Sabrina Jones Designs (swimwear)
  • Jennifer Pool (avant garde)
  • Ellene McClay for Brave Nouvelle (avant garde)
  • Juantiesha Christian for SuShe by J. Tracey (ready to wear, New York)
  • Terri Buckner for Nuevintage (ready to wear)
  • Fella Vaughn for Fella (evening wear)
  • Denise Ervin for Denise Ervin Designs (evening wear)
  • Samone Davis for Legalized Rebellion (ready to wear)
  • Tamara Newson for Iconic by Tamu (ready to wear)
  • Erica Cardenas and Bryan Frost for Wallflower (ready to wear)
  • Alejandra Buenrostro (ready to wear)
  • Michelle Dunn for MDFashions Aspen (ready to wear, Colorado)
  • Andrea Hurtt for Amaryllis Designs (evening wear) †
  • Judy Bales (avant garde, Iowa)
  • Jessica Collins for Jessica Lynn (children’s wear)
  • Kaitlyn Fitzgerald for KAIT (children’s wear, New York)
  • Michaela Cawley for KKINI (swim, South Africa)
  • Adrienne Anderson for Quite-A-Riot (bridal)
  • Caleb Hanner for LeRoy Designs (bridal, Iowa)

† Indicates SAC Federal Credit Union Prize winner ‡ Indicates Fashion Cup winner


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

Money Dress Going on Tour!

1016557_10152823948086553_7823506447574426243_nRemember that fab money dress from our March 2015 Season designed by Sabrina Jones?  Well now you can get one more look at it as it makes its way around SAC Federal Credit Union branches this month. See the schedule below! Congrats to the winner of the Money Dress Contest, Stacy Regennitt, whose $699.00 guess was closest to the actual amount on the dress.  The actual amount was $699.25.  Stacy won a pair of VIP tickets to the Omaha Fashion Week August Season, coming up August 17-22.


SAC Headquarters    April 6th – 10th     7148 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE  68046

Maple Branch     April 13th – 17th     17020 Evans Plaza Omaha, NE  68116

Bellevue Branch     April 20th – 24th 2204 Longo Drive Bellevue, NE  68005

Papillion    April 27th – May 1    1216 North Washington St. Papillion, NE   68046

August 2015 VIP Swag Bags!

March was a huge success for Omaha Fashion Week and all those who participated!  F/W 2015 collections have been shown, and we're now preparing for S/S 2015 shows that will take place in August. With that being said, we're looking for great companies with great products and/or services to be a part of our VIP “Swag Bags" again.  All Saturday night (OFW Finale) ticketholders will receive an Omaha Fashion Week “Swag Bag” at the S/S 2015 show this August, and we want you to help make it fabulous.  This is an awesome opportunity for you to reach a large audience—an audience that will absolutely love your product(s).

Requirements 1. Must be able to provide an item or product in the quantity of 750. 2. Must be a tangible product or offer that adds value. 3. Products must be sent to the OFW office (107 S 55th St., Omaha, NE 68132) no later than August 10th.

Some past examples of products are... -Travel or full size hair and makeup products (shampoo & conditioner, mini mascara, lip gloss) -Edible items (cookies, dog treats, coffee beans, cupcakes, gum/mints) -Special offers (spa treatments, clothing store discounts) -Other items (candles, shot glasses, nail polish)

Below is the link you can follow to fill out an application!  It will close August 3rd.

OFW Featured on NET Nebraska Stories

A behind the scenes look at Omaha's exploding fashion underground to see the last minute struggles of putting art on a runway. We meet the designers and other talents beyond the catwalk that have made Omaha Fashion Week the fifth-largest in the country.

OFW August Season Ticket Packages on Sale Through End of March!

That's right, if you loved what you saw in March...join us again in August!  There's a special offer on right now for our most dedicated OFW fans...Get five weeknight tickets for the price of three!  There are only 30 packages available and this sale only lasts until March 31, so buy yours today!

  • VIP Season Tickets (front row, complimentary valet parking + access to VIP Lounge for cocktails and canapes): $240
  • Reserved Season Tickets (third row): $120
  • VIP SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: Optional VIP table for Finale (front row, seats 10, gift bag, complimentary valet parking + access to VIP Lounge for drinks and canapes, includes two bottles of wine on table): $840

By purchasing season tickets, you will receive a receipt via email confirming your order.  Your actual tickets will be issued on May 1, 2015. VIP tickets will be in the middle of the front row.  Reserved tickets will be in the middle of the third row. Seating positions will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of season ticket packages and VIP tables on special offer available for this sale.

The August season is August 17-23, 2015.  Season tickets are applicable to weeknight shows only.  However, those buying VIP season tickets will have an option of adding a Finale VIP table at a special rate of 30% off.

Victor Victoria Back-to-Back Win on Beauty Night!

Winner-1 Victor Victoria won the Develop Model Management Beauty Show for the second year in a row on Sunday night, winning a prize package valued at $3000 provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.  Eight teams of stylists had 48 hours to create head-to-toe looks for the show's theme, "Beauty Icons Through the Ages."

Victor Victoria drew their "Marie Antoinette" theme on Friday night along with the other teams. Their whimsical collection featured phrases uttered by the notorious French queen on t-shirts, while the bottoms of each look varied from ruffled bloomers to a pink ball gown skirt.  Model wore powdered-wig hair styles, white-face makeup with Marie Antoinette signature rouge and lips and each carried a cupcake.  The opening look was a dress fashioned out of a silk parachute found in the basement of a downtown thrift shop.  The most memorable hair style featured a large model ship moored up in the bouffant.

The winning team was selected by a five-person panel representing various areas of expertise: Rick Carey, hair styling expert; Jamie Knott, international makeup artist and educator for Tigi; Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management; Thom Sibbitt, Kent Bellows Art Program; Dwayne Ibsen, owner of Ibsen Costume.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Saturday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Whitney Rorah Wins Again!

Whitney Rorah Wins SAC Federal Credit Union $500 Top Designer Prize. Photo by AJ Brown. Iowa State has swept two out of three nights at OFW Designer Showcases!  Whitney Rorah won Designer Showcase III, earning her a $500 check made possible by SAC Federal Credit Union.  This is Rorah's second OFW win, with her first being the Fashion Institute Fashion Cup last August.  Her evening wear line showcased unique surface design and laser cuts.

Six designers debuted their work on March 14.  Declared, which has a celebrity following, featured cheeky beach looks modeled by "Merbabes" and included an actual mermaid carried down the runway by two male models.  The mermaid tale was made by OFW veteran designer, Dan Richters.  Jillian Fellers showcased a line of timelessly beautiful bridal gowns accessorized with jewelry from Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts.  Erin Tepper of Ezradella featured sumptuous fabrics and reversible sequins and trendy silhouettes in her first showing at OFW. Judy Bales' avant garde collection featured usual materials such as land mine wire and zip ties in structural pieces worn over black full-body leotards.  Kate Walz s howcased her final collection as a high school student, inspired by Versailles in France, and included stunning structural silhouettes and luxurious fabrics.

The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts.  To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here.  Interested in becoming an OFW designer?  Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Saturday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Katie Thompson Wins Designer Showcase II!

Katie Thompson takes SAC Federal Credit Union Top Designer Prize on March 13. Photo by AJ Brown. Iowa State graduate student, Katie Thompson, won Designer Showcase II with her unique take on women's ready-to-wear.  Her line featured custom printed fabrics with unique cage-like layers in shades of marsala against black and white.  This is Thompson's third showing at Omaha Fashion Week.

Five designers debuted collections on March 13.  Crystal Hobson brought steampunk fashion to the runway with an innovative take on the cape trend.  Afielda showcased stunning silver lace embellished evening wear.  The designer behind Afielda, Elda Doemekpo, will be graduating from Millard this May and plans to attend UNO.  OFW newcomer, Alejandra Buenrostro, was right on trend with her collection of faux fur embellished dresses. The show opener, Jessica Lynn Bridal, was a huge hit with a collection of bridal gowns in shades of pink and gold.

The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts.  To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here.  Interested in becoming an OFW designer?  Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Friday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Andrea Hurtt Wins Again, with Amaryllis line at OFW Designer Showcase I

Winning designer Andrea Hurtt for Amaryllis with Develop Model Bailey. Photo by AJ Brown. Six designers debuted collections at OFW Designer Showcase I, with Andrea Hurtt taking the SAC Federal Credit Union Top Designer prize for her second win of the week. Hurtt won Thursday night with her collection, Amaryllis; and won the Top Boutique award for a line of dresses used in the Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show on Wednesday night.  Her boutique, Atomic Bombshells, is a vintage inspired store featuring 1940s and 50s era fashions at Midtown Crossing. She also carries lines from several local designers, including Hannah Caroline Couture which was also featured on the runway for Designer Showcase I.

The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts.  To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here.  Interested in becoming an OFW designer?  Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Thursday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Atomic Bombshells Wins Top Boutique Award at Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show

Atomic Bombshells wins SAC Federal Credit Union Top Boutique award.  Photo by AJ Brown. One hundred cancer survivors took to the runway for the Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show at OFW on March 11, representing 18 Omaha retailers.  Part of proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.  Inner Beauty is a specialty salon that works with cancer patients on their appearance while undergoing treatment.  Check out this news clip from KETV News Watch Seven's Alexandra Stone to learn more.  You can get involved with Inner Beauty Salon by donating here.

Congratulations to the recipient of the Top Boutique Award, Atomic Bombshells!  Boutique owner, Andrea Hurtt, won a $500 prize provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.

Read the Omaha World Herald runway wrap up. Check out last night's Borsheims Red Carpet photos by Herb Thompson!

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Student Wins Top Designer Prize at Student Night

Christopher-DiGiorgio-4-Small Over 30 looks were shown by student designers at OFW's second annual Student Night.  The sold out audience was comprised of nearly 500 students, there to see friends on the runway and learn more about career opportunities in the fashion industry.

The runway show featured work from students in 4-H, the Kent Bellows Fellowship Program at Joslyn Art Museum, OPS Central High School and capsule collections by OFW student designers Syndey Moore, Caleb Hanner and Grace Neary.

Following the runway show, OFW Producer Brook Hudson led a panel discussion with local industry experts: Chevy Kozisek of Victor Victoria Salon & Spa, Alyssa Dilts of Develop Model Management; Ali Babe of Design Parliament; David Scott, OFW Selection Panel Co-Chair and special guest, Nick Sawyers who has collaborated with women's wear brand, Alice + Olivia.  Topics included everything from stereotypes in the media to how to get started in fashion.  The big takeaways from the discussion were that "students should know who they are and reflect that to the world", "never give up or listen when someone says 'you can't'," and "get involved." Quote of the night, delivered by Nick Sawyers: "Success is the best revenge."

The seven person selection panel chose Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Student, Christopher DiGiorgio the winner of a $500 prize provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Event Photos by Kathy Rae

Red coverage by Chris Peters in the Omaha World Herald



Get to Know the Salons: Develop Model Management Beauty Show

With Omaha Fashion Week just a couple days a way and our beauty show a week from now we thought you would like to get know a little bit about our salons that are joining us next Sunday. 1941576_10152083235561553_470464398_o

Welcome to the Dojo

Dressed to Kill

Team T’eez


Victor Victoria

Skincerely Yours


3 Eclectic Chicks

Welcome to the Dojo participated in our beauty show last March. The team includes Leslie Wilson, Rosha Taylor, Venus Watson, and Corey Moore.

Dressed to Kill is bringing their A game to beauty night. Their team includes Linda Miller, Lesly Gallardo, Jacqueline Orellana-Martinez, Crystal Ellis

 Team Tee'z comes out of Tee'z Salon. Tee'z is known for their bold, edgy style. the team is ready to take on the runway a week from today. Their team includes Tremain Gardner, Alia Quattlebaum, Ty Majied, Crystal Webber, Ashley Foster, and Alyssa Jalass.

Reveal salon . Reveal will be participating in Aveda's Earth Month next month buy selling candles to provide clean drinking water. Their team includes Ash Robinson, Tasha, Megan, Katie, Ellie, Genna, and Heidi.

Victor Victoria, who was previously Sirens Salon, will be joining us as well on Sunday. The salon is located in the downtown area and offers a variety of services. Their team includes Siobhan Kozisek, LeeAnn Boyle, Kali Rahder, Hilary Hubbell, Sarah Poderys,  and Dylan Tinnerstet.

Skincerely Yours is dedicated to catering to their clients 100%. Skincerely has a variety packages the range from bridal to medical. Their team includes Jamie Carman, Juan Giraldo, Abbey Piffner, Alex Stoltenberg, and Holly Habroock.

Garbo's Salon has five locations in the Omaha area. The Garbo's team is know for their innovations and trend setting. Their team includes Paty Crabtree, Abby Wederquist, Kalinda Kehn, and Faith Henley.

3 Eclectic Chicks is group of various stylist from various salons. The team includes Dominga Venita Rangel, Nicole Gibson, and Alia Malik Quattlebaum.

These teams will compete for a $2,500 prize package. Each team will create 8 looks in 48 hours.

Click HERE to purchase tickets for the Sunday Beauty Show!

Get to know our designers: Saturday Edition

Next Saturday night will round out our designer showcase and you don't want to miss these designers, check out a little about them before the show.

Declared Jillian Fellers Erin Tepper Judy Bales Kate Walz Whitney Rorah

1977460_10152762415356553_8834674789059886006_nDeclared is designed by Amy Lynn and Jake Thacker. The brand has been a fixture in our retail booths and our finally makeing their way to the runway this season. Declared be gan with Amy and $20 upcycling denim in her basement. Amy had no background in Fashion Design but had a love for photography. Jake joined the brand and together they create 90's inspired clothes. In the two years since the brand started they have been seen in the page of Nylon Magazine and worn by stars like Hayley Willams.  With their electric group of friends the pair designs for the rule breakers with a street wear vibe.

1972289_1050057501686709_1558332552250775485_nJillian Fellers designs wedding gowns for romantic brides who want a hint of the past. She began the brand in 2012. Jillian graduated from University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Textile Design degree. Each of Jillian's gown embody a vintage elegance with an attention to detail. The femininity is perfect for any brides wedding day as well as our runway in the Saturday night show.

Erin Tepper is a senior at Iowa State University. She is studying Textile Design. Erin is Excited about the exposure she will receive by showing her collection at Omaha Fashion Week. Erin hopes to get the word about her brand, Ezradella, out there in the fashion world with the help of Omaha Fashion Week.

10991105_10152763404306553_9056779130913681072_nWith the help of some everyday items, Judy Bales is known for creating "art wear". Judy uses things like wood, metal and other materials to create beauty. Traditionally a painter, Judy branches her art into fashion. She is known for her fiber art most all. This is includes whimsical costumes and plastic couture. Judy's line will take the runway on Saturday and will not lack a WOW factor!

10361450_10152763379716553_2053756495033500551_nKate Walz is no newcomer to the Omaha Fashion Week runway that is for sure. The 18 year old has been designing since age 8 and has no plans of stopping soon. Kate's designs have a vintage edge about them. She is constantly wowing us with new and amazing designs. Kate acts as a role model to all the Young, developing designers. She proves to everyone the power you have when you put your mind to something you love.

10968545_10152763404026553_567337593538145998_nWhitney Rorah floored us in August with her bridal collection and is back show us some more here in March. Whitney's designs come deep from within to help create beautiful garments. Many of  her designs are influenced by nature, history and most of life itself. Whitney won the 2014 Fashion Cup last year and there is no doubt that she will bring great things to the runway this season!


Click HERE to get your tickets for 3/14!

Get to know our designers: Friday Edition

As we are only a few days from the beginning of Omaha Fashion Week we thought you should get to know a little bit about the Friday night Presenters!

Jessica Lynn Crystal Hobson Alejandra Buenrostro Elda Doamekpo  Katie Thompson

10575329_10152349473976553_5241508798709231478_oJessica Lynn began sewing at the age of five from her grandmother. Jessica studied at the Art Institutes of Colorado. After she gained industry experience by working in a bridal boutique. Eventually Jessica went out on her own to design her how bridal gowns. Her lines are full of detailed, vintage inspired gowns and have been shown on the runway multiple times.

10402018_10152729438361553_2990001683422365289_nCrystal Hobson had always had the support of her parents when it came to doing what she loved. Going in to college she began with a Costume Design major. She then found the Textile Design program and fell in love. She graduated from University of Nebraska Lincoln and continues to do what she loves. Crystal showed in the August show and is excited to show here at the March show. Crystal designed pieces for this line that are simple but bring the WOW factor! Look for her designs on Friday night.

10991322_10152763378746553_5856671673311726692_nAlejandra Buenrostro studied design in Mexico and after college she received a job designing shoes. Alejandra applied to Omaha Fashion Week with the hopes of diversifying herself as well as stepping out of her comfort zone. Alejandra loved the experience and can't wait to expand her lines even more. She hopes to expand in to mens wear as well as continue with designing shoes in the future. This is Alejandra's first show and she can't wait to see what her future holds!

10369882_10152763404731553_5693988139638924710_nIn August, Elda Doamekpo presented a collection that was inspired by her heritage and family. This season Elda will be presenting a line thats inspiration comes from over 100 years ago. She is very excited to present her collection based off the 1920's novel, The Great Gatsby. Elda brings the past and the present together to create beautiful designs. At the age of 17, Elda works to be an example for young designers as she presents her collection at Omaha Fashion Week.

10384753_10152729427276553_4424938210498444673_nKatie Thompson is anything but a new comer when it come to Omaha Fashion Week. The Iowa State student is constantly presenting fun, elegant, ready to wear collections. Katie works to create business causal clothes that are anything but stuffy. Pieces from Kaite's line are great first impressions and are full of creativity. See what she comes up with next when her models walk the runway.


Click HERE to get your tickets for 3/13!

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.


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.


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


Atomic Bombshells

All About Me Boutique

Bliss Boutique


Christain Nobel

Christopher &Banks

The Garment District





Old Navy

Paperdoll Vintage

Posh Princess

Post and Nickel




Atomic Bombeshell

all about me

bliss boutique

chicos cchristopher bankschristian nobelgarment districtkatinas courtureMclovinMesholdnavygarmacy

paperdoll Vintage

posh princess

post and nickel




Join us for an outstanding night of fashion!

Purchase tickets to the Methodist Cancer Survivor Show HERE

Booth and Platform Presenters at OFW

Omaha Fashion Week is quickly approaching and along with the shows we have some awesome retailers joining in on the fashion fun! 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)

The Ugly Sister Boutique(March 13th)

Atomic Bombshells (March 13th)

Declared (March 13th)

Nebraska Cancer Coalition: The Bed is Dead(March 11th)

Younkers(March 11th)


BeYourself Boutique

10991045_10153226227096874_1723200420004879773_nBeYourself Boutique will be joining us the Friday and 10981616_10153226226906874_4071854235515138063_nSaturday night of OFW with some of the latest trends. Be sure to stop into their Omaha or Lincoln location to pick up some great new active wear that is perfect for more than just working out.These transitional pieces are perfect for going from yoga to coffee with your girlfriends!


Pretty In Patina

10978601_338639059669922_3497006831122902404_n If you are looking for accessories for Omaha Fashion Week , Pretty in Patina  is your one stop shop. Located in the old market area, the boutique is full of vintage, name brand treasures  that are calling your name.With new  items coming in all the time you are sure to find the perfect accessory! You will also be able to shop at their booth every night of OFW and see their merchandise modeled on Wednesday and Saturday.


318 On The Avenue 

1653312_354545954734544_7372058079396074322_nSpring is approaching and to be prepared make sure you check out some of the great pieces at 318 On The Avenue. If you can't make it out to their Norfolk store, be sure to check out their website before you see their retail booth on Wednesday and Saturday night. Their clothes will also be able to be seen on the model platforms on Wednesday! When visiting 318 online there is always free shipping on orders of $75 or more.


Alletti Jewelry

10830888_946609685384093_7749572247114500048_oWhether you are looking for something new or the value on something you already own, Alletti is here to help.  Alletti  does jewelry appraisal, done by their expert gemologists. If you are interested in learning how to learn to make jewelry for yourself check out their silver smithing classes. Alletti Jewelry  will have their beautiful, unique jewelry  available on  Saturday night!


It Works!, Becky Jochim

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 7.33.07 PMDo you want to be a healthier version of yourself. It Works! products may be the perfect addition to your daily regiment. Whether your goals include being more fit or having healthier hair and skin, The It! Works girls have exactly what your looking for. Before you see their booth on Saturday night, get a preview of the products from Becky!


The Ugly Sister Boutique

Ugly SistersThe Ugly Sister Boutique  is one of the most recent additions to the boutique that will be joining us for Omaha Fashion Week. The Ugly Sister Boutique started with a  love of bling. Judy Alioth had been designing jewelry for a few years and wanted a way to share her passion of glitz and glamour with the public. Judy  wanted a store the emulated her personality and was full  of  creativity. the store was started in 2010 and is now open in Midtown Crossing. Be sure to Checkout this gem before they join on  the Friday night of OFW!


Atomic Bombshells

Atomic BombeshellAtomic Bombshells brings great vintage elements to a modern women. Atomic Bombshell carries clothing by Bettie Page Clothing, Sourpuss Clothing, and Pin Up Couture and much more. Their clothes are the perfect thing to bring out your inner Bombshell! The store full of petticoats and swing dresses is located in Midtown Crossing. They will have a booth available on the Friday night of fashion week but be sure to stop into their store now to shop and enter their Pink Couch giveaway before the 28th!



DeclaredWith and inspiration of the crazy, defining teen years, Declared brings coast minded style to the Omaha area.  The brand started by Amy Lynn with up cycling and and dying denim in her basement. The fashion photographer was then joined by her friend Jake Thacker. The pair creates 90's inspired clothing and accessories worn by stars like Hayley Willams and Vanessa Hudgens. The brand will be showing in Omaha Fashion Week as well as hosting a booth on Saturday night.



Nebraska Cancer Coalition: The Bed is Dead

tanningfact-MostCommonThe Nebraska Cancer Coalition is dedicated to educating the public on the risks  of tanning beds.  Nebraska Cancer Coalition  wants to be involved in young women 's commitment to protect themselves. The organization will be joining us on Wednesday night with their booth for the Methodist Hospital Survivor Show!



During the Survivor  show Younkers will not only have a booth before hand but is also one of our very generous corporate sponsors! Younkers is dedicated to bringing the latest trends to the community. The Bon Ton owned department store reaches out to shoppers in the area with events like the New & Now Fashion show happening march 28th!


tat'zTat'z Nail'z

Tat'z Nail'z will bringing the latest technology in nails to Omaha Fashion Week. they will join us Thursday and Friday night.With Tat'z Nail'z  technology meets beauty. Not only can you put any digital image on your nail at photo quality, but you can do it in less than 10 seconds. With their specialized machine fashion nails are just moments away. On their website you have the ability to create you own design to be printed.With Tat'z nail'z your nails will be your best accessory.




Ensemble is a premium menswear store. They are located in Country side village. Ensemble carries a variety of name brands including Jack Spade, Jonathan Alder, and John Varvatos.  Ensemble works to create a contemporary shopping environment as a mens boutique. The Boutique will have a model presentation Saturday night before the show.


Be sure to check out all these boutiques before and during Omaha Fashion Week!


Still interested in being apart of the OFW?

Contact Assistant Producer Kylie Bollwitt, at

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.

Doors open at 6 pm and shows begins at 8 pm.   20120825_cc_5919-2

                           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

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

Wednesday: Methodist Survivor Show

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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

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Be There. March 10th-15th.