Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Embrace bold new outfits with today's Groupon to the Omaha Fashion Week held at the Nomad Lounge at 1013 Jones Street. The festival runs from Monday, August 22, through Saturday, August 27; doors open at 6 p.m. each night. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get a general-admission ticket to the Runway Finale on Saturday, August 27 (a $25 value).
• For $75, you get a weeklong pass with the best seats available in the reserved seating area during the weekday shows and a general-admission ticket to the Runway Finale (a $150 value).
• For $25, you get a best-available reserved-seat ticket to the Runway Finale on Saturday, August 27 (a $50 value).
Omaha Fashion Week unfolds under the Nomad Lounge’s vaulted ceilings, supported by wooden columns and brick walls, as nearly 400 models showcase chic new garb from more than 40 designers. Fashion fans camping at the runway’s edges regard the latest wearable art and edible hats from designers such as Jennifer Roberts, Emely Valadez, and Williams Torres. The six-night event commences on August 22 with a biped display of masterpieces from Erin Thomas, Allison Dutton, and Maximillian Suiter. Throughout the week models saunter down the aisle as onlookers gasp at innovative pieces and self-aware mannequins. The fashion festival culminates in a runway finale exhibiting the work of 13 designers outside the Nomad Lounge on Jones Street.
Omaha Fashion Week
Though it only lasts a few days, Omaha Fashion Week is months in the making. Regional independent fashion designers spend countless hours preparing their pieces for debut at the bi-annual show, while promoters bust their tails around the clock to ensure top-flight models, photographers, stylists, and media are in attendance.
The result, of course, is a jaw-dropping succession of styles in the Capitol District's Fashion Tent. Every day of OFW boasts a different theme—one day might be menswear, while the next might be children's fashion, or daring avant-garde selections. A grand finale punctuates the week with a "Best in Show" scholarship and an after-party, where attendees dance and ask their favorite style celebs to autograph their evening gowns.
1013 Jones St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102