OFW AUGUST 2017 Schedule
MONDAY, AUG. 21: EMERGING DESIGNERS: INSPIRE
Inspire: to fill or affect with a specified feeling; to influence or impel.
Nine Emerging Designers kick of the week drawing on inspirations from goddesses to sustainability, awareness of mental health issues to overcoming obstacles.
Makenzie Lesiak Designs
Single Handedly Liz
TUESDAY, AUG. 22: EMERGING DESIGNERS: EMPOWER
Empower: to give power or authority to; to enable or permit.
Eight Emerging Designers set out to clothe their muses in confidence and tell a story with their garments.
Crystal Brakhage Designs
Makaylee Gayed Designs
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23: FEATURED DESIGNERS: VIVID
Vivid: Strikingly bright or intense; full of life.
Eight Featured Designers bring highly artistic collections to life with a variety of creative stimuli ranging from abstract masters to decomposition to the grunge era.
Christopher Di Giorgio
Fella featuring Margie Trembley Chapeaux
SuShe by J. Tracey
The Passionate Lion featuring artist Stephen Kavanaugh
THURSDAY, AUG. 24: FEATURED DESIGNERS: ESSENCE
Essence: the basic, real and invariable nature of a thing.
Eight distinguished Featured Designers draw from the influences of nature and found items to create unique garments give the wearer a sense of being their truest self.
Judy Bales Designs
Rebel Vogue & RF Look
FRIDAY, AUG. 25: HOMECOMING
Join Omaha Fashion Week as we reminisce on the last 10 years by inviting back previous designers. Curated collections representing each year of Omaha Fashion Week’s history will feature some of the most iconic looks to hit the catwalk as well as some fan favorites. It is a night you won’t want to miss!
SATURDAY, AUG. 26: VIP RUNWAY FINALE
Throughout the week, each selection panel will be on the lookout for the best of the best. The top five designers from each track will compete for the Emerging Designer Prize Package and Featured Designer Prize Package during the VIP Runway Finale.
SUNDAY MORNING, AUG. 27: SHOP THE RUNWAY SUNDAY
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Omaha Design Center join the OFW Team for a “breakfast of champions” featuring a mimosa and bloody mary bar and donuts from Petit’s Bakery! Guests will have the opportunity to shop the collections featured on the runway that week and meet the designers behind the clothing! Free and open to the public!
Headline designers, Homecoming show lineup and pre-show entertainment will be announced at a later date.