The student night is a night where Metropolitan community college along with Omaha local high schools debuted their collections
they have developed during the course of their time spent in their class and workroom. Around 7:30 pm, In the Omaha Design Center, OFW Producer Brook Hudson Hosted a Q&A panel session, discussing careers in creative industries such as fashion, photography, design, and more! Panelists include Develop Model Management Director Alyssa Dilts, Re'chaun Styles Designer Demetria Geralds, Roland Fitz Owner Roland Massow, Photographer Grant Reid, Recording Producer Keith Rodger, and OFW Special Guest Kate Betts.
The award-winning magazine editor and author who has held top positions at two of the world’s most successful fashion magazines, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. In 2003 she was named editor at large at Time magazine where she created the first globally published style supplement, Time Style & Design. She was able to come as a guest speaker to talk about her journey as the editor for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
It was very insightful to listen to what the panelists discussed about starting a career in the creative field. The show began with Joslyn’s Fashion Arts Mentor Program in partnership with Yates Community Center, a mentor-based opportunity for high school students with a refugee background that’s located in the Gifford Park neighborhood, full of creative looks in floral and iridescent prints that dazzled the audience. Omaha South High School followed up with clean lines and tailored pieces made ready for the spring season of 2020. Nebraska FCCLA spring collection featured minimalist looks with contrasting pieces to provide a sense of the new and now. Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program finished out the first half of the show with fun and playful patterns and statement pieces that compliments the silhouette. Finishing out the night with Collections from Omaha Central High School with sharp and edgy pieces with some flare of color. Nebraska 4-H mixed classic business pieces with shimmery formal wear to end it with a collection from Burke High School with some juxtaposition street wear with reds for a dramatic closing of the night.