Friday night at Omaha Fashion Week proved to be an exciting night of Ready-to-Wear, mostly-fall fashion.
In addition to a local radio DJ host, the guest emcee of the night was none other than Amanda Valentine from the current season of Project Runway. Amanda is a Nebraska native, now living in Nashville, TN.
In honor of her return to Nebraska for Omaha Fashion Week, Amanda showed a “mini collection” of her own before announcing Friday’s lineup of talented designers.
One of my favorites of the night was Caine by Caine Westergard, an undergraduate student at Iowa State. Her collection was full of adorable skater-skirt type ensembles and dresses – perfect for girls half my age. But my favorite was a sophisticated chevron-print dress with sheer gray overlay and high neck.
Rachel Butler, originally from Virginia and studying at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, showed a fall collection inspired by the popular “moto” look. While it wasn’t my favorite style, the attention to detail was impressive. Rachel’s jackets especially, were very structured and almost futuristic. Her models were styled with an equally intriguing and frightening make-up palette, which added great drama to her show.
Hannah Olson, a high-school student at Millard West, was inspirational not only by way of her success at a young age, but because of her inspirations. Hannah shared that she loved helping her friends “feel confident and bold in one-of-a-kind outfits.”
Hannah’s designs were inspired by the 40’s decade, and her models weren’t your typical tall and rail-thin models. They were young women of all shapes and sizes with real curves, bright red lips and gorgeous up-dos.
All of the designers Friday night did a fantastic job on their collections. Each one presented unique styles and interesting concepts.
The best part of the night was that my husband and I had front row seats at the very end of the runway – all the better to get great snaps of the action!
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See what Amy Grace wore to Omaha Fashion Week, by clicking here.
Amy Grace is married with two children. You can read her every Friday on momaha.
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