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Fashion Week Brings Top Designs To Metro

High fashion is taking over the Omaha metro for the week.

With a large community of designers, models, bloggers, photographers, hair stylists and make up artists, Omaha’s Fashion Week has grown into the fifth largest fashion event in the nation.

More than 30 designers will show off their talent this year. The age range is 13 to mid-50s. They’ll have designs for evening wear, ready-to-wear, bridal, children, avant garde and many more.

It all leads up to the grand finale on Saturday. Over the past few months designers have gone through mentoring with a selection panel, Their designs were scored, and the top picks will compete for a $15,000scholarship.

The entire event gives off a fun, and fresh vibe according to producer Brook Hudson.

“It’s very much a party atmosphere,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for people to come out get dressed up, get your hair done, have a nice meal downtown and come to our show.”

For the third year, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Fitzgerald showcased her work. In the past, she took on women’s wear. But this year, she wanted to show off her talent in children’s clothing.

“My inspiration for this line was I wanted to create a sophisticated yet easy to wear line of clothing for children that both the parent and the child can agree on and they both like and it’s not too crazy and bold, but it’s still fun for the girls,” she said.

Kylie Bollwitt is also designing for the show. She’s worked behind the scene at fashion week in the past, but this year her team Triple Thread decided to give their sketchbooks some life.

“Our collection is entitled kaleidoscope winds and we essentially combined the rough edges and the beautiful colors that you see in the kaleidoscope with that of the wind, and as our silks move down the runway they’re going to be free flowing and beautiful,” she said.Read more |

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