Lexington's Anderson Walks The Runway At Omaha Fashion Week
Twelve Nebraska 4-H’ers walked the runway during the 2017 Omaha Fashion Week - Student Night on Tuesday, February 21. Camille Anderson applied and was selected to participate in the 4-H collection. “In order to be considered, garments must have been exhibited at the Nebraska State Fair and should be fashion forward, runway appropriate and display high quality construction” according to Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator.
Over 50 looks were shown on the runway by student designers at Omaha Fashion Week’s fourth annual Student Night. The event included a runway show and concluded with a panel discussion with local industry experts. The sold out audience of nearly 400 viewed collections from Nebraska 4-H, the Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program, Omaha’s Central High School, Nebraska FCCLA and Omaha South Magnet High School.
Prior to the Fashion Show hair styling and makeup was done by the students of Xenon Academy.
Fashion Week took place at the brand new Omaha Design Center (near TD Ameritrade Park). Omaha Fashion Week is the Midwest’s largest fashion week in the nation. “This was a great opportunity to feature the outstanding work of our 4-H designers at a regional level” according to Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator.
Omaha Fashion Week provides a professional platform to showcase the work of regional independent fashion designers on a bi-annual basis. Going on its 10th year, Omaha Fashion Week has become the Midwest’s largest fashion event. Student Night partners include UNL, Develop Model Management, the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program, Omaha Public Schools and 4-H.