OFW August 2017: ESSENCE Featured Designer Showcase

By Omaha Fashion Week (other events)

Thursday, August 24 2017 6:00 PM 10:00 PM

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. 

Hit the Borsheims Red Carpet Experience, get celebrity treatment in the VIP Lounge*, and enjoy live entertainment and shopping during the Pretty in Patina Pre-Party. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Debut of new collections by the following designers:

Alesha Beth- college student designer, Alesha Johnson focuses on high quality materials and finishing to provide a long-lasting luxury product. Classic silhouettes with exquisite detailing and functional surprises are present throughout her work.

Amanda Casarez- based in Washington D.C., her brand is an advanced contemporary womenswear line mixing a bold linear aesthetic and masculine approach to clothing.

Judy Bales Designs- building on 25 years of experience as a fiber artist, sculptor, avant-garde fashion designer and public artist; Judy Bales creates fashion art that is the exciting and improbable marriage of cold industrial materials and the sensuality of nature.

Madyssen Jean- self-taught designer Madyssen Hrlevich wants to capture assertive feminine qualities while maintaining her signature tailored brand. Clothes should feel effortless with a high-end look.

Nuevintage- designer Terri Jen Buckner upcycles and repurposes vintage garments into one-of-a-kind designs and statement pieces.

Parodi Designs- local designer, Abbey Parodi, currently employed as a Creative Costumer in Walt Disney World, incorporates texture, style and silhouettes into a mix that make her trendy female client feel strong, confident and beautiful.

Rebel Vogue & RF Look- Alejandra Buenrostro of Rebel Vogue teams up with Kylie Revense and Hannah Flores of RF Look to present a new collection, Divine Elements. Their desires for self-expression, creation and diverse aesthetics brought them together with a vision to create something that is one of a kind.

*VIP Lounge only available to those with ticket types: VIP I, VIP II, Ultra VIP Cabana


Non-refundable ticket. All ages show. You must be seated by 8 p.m. Any open seats after 8 p.m. will be forfeited.

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Omaha Fashion Week 1502 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68102