The Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) is celebrating their 10th year of bringing fashion to Omaha as they held their spring fashion week event. Over the course of the past 10 years OFW has grown to become the 5th largest fashion event in America. That's not too bad considering some of the company they keep with New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles to name few popular fashion cities in America.
A fashion week is a fashion industry event which allows fashion designers to display their latest collections. The fashion collections are displayed via runway shows for buyers and the fashion community to take a look at latest trends. The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the fashion capitals such as Milan, Paris, London, and New York City. The U.S. has several outstanding fashion weeks to include OFW.
The OFW is a talent incubator that seamlessly connects designers, stylists, photographers, artists and models through nurturing platforms and engaging opportunities. OFW is the Midwest’s premier fashion event, spotlighting fashion innovations and celebrating creative excellence.
This edition of the OFW featured a stylist from Holdrege, Nebraska, Tina Wise owner of Salon Bliss. She was selected for the first time to join OFW and was teamed up with designer Hannah Kristina. She was joined by fellow Salon Bliss stylist Jennifer Calkins. Salon Bliss's creative hair styles were on display as the models wearing Hannah Kristina strut the runway in Omaha.
Wiese said that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hoped to be invited back again.
Here are some more photos from the Omaha Fashion Week!
The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is a two day event that takes place annually just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. Balloon pilots from around the Midwest descend on the festival to give rides in the afternoon and put on a balloon glow at dusk. There are many activities for children, food vendors, and of course wine tasting.
This is the second year that Lori Hutchinson has been invited to participate in the festival. She is the owner of Breaking Dawn Balloon Flights from Kansas and has been piloting Breaking Dawn for several years. She relies on a team of volunteers to help make her balloon flight a success for her passengers.
The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is the largest balloon festival in Nebraska with at least 15 balloons, and has been occurring every August since 2007. According to the festival's press release the festival is a Nebraska Wine Showcase featuring some of the best award winning wines available to taste. Folks are able to enjoy the delicious foods, live entertainment and festival atmosphere that offers arts & crafts in the Marketplace Village as well as a KidZone Area with Pony Rides, face painting, inflatable bounce and obstacle course activities for the kids.
“The Hot Air Balloons attract a lot of attention and is unique to this celebration ” said Mike Mancuso, Event Producer, indicating that, “an estimated six million national spectators attend hundreds of Balloon events across the country.”
If the winds are too strong for the pilots to have the balloons up, then they do a candlestick glow. It's not as pretty as seeing all of the colors of the many different balloons, but it's enjoyable for the kids!