Sunday, March 20, 2011

Omaha Fashion Week: 2011 Spring Preview

OMAHA-   Nomad Lounge recently hosted the city's very own Omaha Fashion Week VIP Spring Runway show. The show featured 12 designers, narrowed down from 50 that were exclusively picked to preview their collections for the season.

  The preview gave designers a chance to market their prowess, and network with some of the city's most influential media contributors and fashion gurus. Spectators gathered around in crowds to mingle and celebrate the artistic merit of local talent.

  Floral details, neutral colors, structured bodices, a-line skirts, and sheath fitted dresses seemed to dominate the catwalk. Some of the collections appeared to have infused historic fashionable era inspirations, while others stayed true to the modernism of the 21st century. Head gear seemed to be a favorite among many of the designers. Hair accessories gave the models theatrical appeal and enhanced the life of the show.

  Each designer expressed their own interpretation of art, and what it meant to them in the medium of clothes. OFW designer, Audi Kuiken, revealed the inspiration behind her mens wear collection theme, "Ragtap Renegade. The 25-year-old designer said she draws influences from newsboys and street fighting. “I have really been inspired by textures of fabric and really inspired by color,"  said Kuiken.

 Kuiken's interest to participate in the spring preview show was sparked by her involvement with show last fall. Kuiken's goal was to bring exciting casual wear to Omaha. "I really want to stay small right now, I love to design locally," said Kuiken. The event  definitely set the tone for what to expect from designers and vendors in the fall.                                                         
 WEARING: VINTAGE MAGGIE LONDON BLAZER- THRIFTED, FAUX LEATHER SKIRT AND EARRINGS- F21, TIGHTS- TARGET-STRAPPY BOOTIES- COLLIN STUART, AND NECKLACE- BEYOURSELF
POSING WITH SHINNICE GUYDON, QUINCY MAKAKE, AND YAOW

5 comments:

film is fashion said...

love this local stuff. keep it coming.

we never hear about fashion in nebraska!

xoxo
karina

Katie said...

Sounds like fun!

Felicia said...

@Film is Fashion...I know, we really do have a midwestern spin of culture here. But, we don't get alot of publicity. I am trying to change that. Thank you for your support.

Felicia said...

Katie, it was alot of fun...thank you for visiting my page hope you come back again.

Marella said...

Amazing outfit! You look gorgeous!
Your blog is sooooo inspiring!
Following! Follow back? <3

Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow Shes Obsessed
There was an error in this gadget