OFW AUGUST 2017 Schedule

AUGUST 21-26

Doors to the Omaha Design Center open each evening at 6pm. Be sure to come early for the Pretty In Patina Pre-Party featuring a wine tasting, shopping with local retailers and the VIP Lounge for our VIP ticket holders! Hit the Borsheims Red Carpet Experience and book your appointment ahead of time for the Borsheims Nail Bar! You won't want to miss the party! 

INSPIRE: Mon. Aug 21

 

EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE

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. 

AFIELDA, August Overy, Noelle Designs, Makenzie Lesiak Designs, Single Handedly Liz, Tirzah Beam, Tú, Victoria Raile, Zaftig Kitty

HEADLINERS: Molly O'Brien & Ysabel Hilado

LIVE MUSIC: Dylan Gardner

 

 

EMCEE: Alexandra Stone, Anchor & Reporter @ KETV Newswatch 7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPOWER: Tue. Aug 22

EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE

 

 

 

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, Em's Trends, Makaylee Gayed Designs, Miranda Hanson, m0d, Re'ChaunStyles, StellaB, VANYA DESIGNS

HEADLINERS: Denise Ervin Designs &  Breanne Reiss

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Ballet Nebraska

EMCEE: Alex Alecci, Meteorologist @ KETV Newswatch 7

 

 

 

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VIVID: Wed. Aug 23

FEATURED DESIGNER SHOWCASE

 

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. 

AJK, Buf Reynolds, Christopher Di Giorgio, Fella featuring Margie Trembley Chapeaux, Jane Round, Roger Figueroa, SuShe by J. Tracey, The Passionate Lion featuring artist Stephen Kavanaugh

HEADLINERS: Pretty In Patina & Borris Powell

LIVE MUSIC: High Up

 

 

 

 

 

EMCEE: Laurann Robinson, Traffic To Go Reporter @ KETV Newswatch 7  

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ESSENCE: Thurs. Aug 24

FEATURED DESIGNER SHOWCASE

Essence: the basic, real and invariable nature of a thing.

Seven 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. 

Alesha Beth, Amanda Casarez, Judy Bales Designs, Essen, Nuevintage, Parodi Designs, Rebel Vogue & RF Look

HEADLINERS: Paulie Gibson & Michael Drummond

LIVE MUSIC: Shauna B

 

 

EMCEE: Chinh Doan, Anchor & Reporter @ KETV Newswatch 7

 

 

 

 

 

THE HOMECOMING SHOW: Fri. Aug 25

ICONIC DESIGNS FROM THE LAST 10 YEARS

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!

Ten percent of proceeds from The Homecoming Show will benefit the daughters of the late Sabrina Jones in their future endeavors. 

HEADLINERS: Buf Reynolds & Dan Richters

LIVE MUSIC: Kaitlyn Hova

 

 

 

 

 

                          

 

EMCEE:  Brandi Petersen, Westside Community Schools 

 

VIP RUNWAY FINALE:

Sat Aug 26

SAC FASHION CUP WINNERS NAMED

Throughout the week, the 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 SAC Fashion Cup and the Featured Designer SAC Fashion Cup during the VIP Runway Finale.

A celebrity panel comprised of Fern Mallis, creator of NYFW and Amanda Valentine, previously of Project Runway and one more TBA will select our winning designers.

HEADLINERS: Toxic Sadie & Amanda Valentine

LIVE MUSIC: 

 

 

 

 

A Finest Hour  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

EMCEE: David Earl, Anchor @ KETV Newswatch 7

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:   

LATE NIGHT: Multiverse, Exclusive Show by Dan richters

Thursday, August 24, 2017   Doors @ 9:30pm

Seating is limited to be sure to get your ticket early. 

From the Designer:
"The concept is creating a space that appears to be a sort of 'bubble' of another universe appearing inside our own. I like how this relatively new quantum theory of the multiverse is so similar to so many older concepts of fairyland, otherworld, different realities be they physical or astral or whatever.  
So this show is fashion from a universe parallel to our own. Visible because of some unexplained phenomenon. It's reality is displacing our own in this highly localized hallway location."
-Dan

LATE NIGHT: Runway Wrap Up, A benefit for nebraska aids project

Friday, August 25, 2017   Doors @ 9:30pm

NAP’s annual fashion show featuring bold designs that incorporate condoms to inspire and increase community awareness about HIV and STIs! 

Interested designers should contact mitchd@nap.org or call 402-552-9260. 

More on Nebraska Aids Project: http://www.nap.org

Student Discussion with Fern Mallis

Saturday, August 26, 2017   2pm-3pm @ Omaha Marriott Downtown

Bring your questions for The Godmother of Fashion, Fern Mallis! High school students, college students, lifelong students and students of life...all are welcome to join us for an in depth discussion of the fashion industry.

Mallis’ credentials are extensive including but not limited to, former Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, former Executive Director of Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and has served as advisor to several fashion weeks and brands worldwide on branding, image, creative business strategies, and event production. Her connections within the fashion industry are numerous as is apparent in her recently published book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis in which she interviews some of the world’s best known fashion personalities, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors and many others at the prestigious 92nd Street Y. 

Seating is free but limited. Reserve your space today! 

BOOK SIGNING with fern mallis

Saturday, August 26, 2017   3pm-4pm @ Omaha Marriott Downtown

Purchase your book and meet Fern one-on-one as she personally signs your copy! Free and open to the public! 

SHOP THE RUNWAY SUNDAY

Sunday, August 27, 2017    11am-2pm

Join the Fashion Institute Guild 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!