A bumping Lady Gaga remix song starts to play as ten men and women of varying sizes and ages confidently strut down a catwalk dressed in elaborate garments. Spectators applaud respectfully from the sidelines as each person appears and disappears behind the curtain at the head of the catwalk. The room is lit by purple lowlights, and the decor is classy with rows of clear chairs and chandeliers hanging high in the rafters.
This is what a typical fashion show at Omaha Fashion Week looks like. This year, Omaha Fashion Week will run from Aug. 26-29 at the Omaha Design Center. The first three nights consist of fashion showcases, and the last day is a “sip and shop” event, featuring brunch, mimosas and bloody marys.
Designers and models from all over the region come to Omaha to participate in this four-day fashion extravaganza. One such person is Erika Hansen, a