This year Omaha Fashion Week gave out a $20,000 prize package to just ONE of the designers that showed in their big finale runway show. Omaha artist/designer Dan Richters was the WINNER!!!! I was so proud when they announced his name! But honestly, I’d be so proud of Dan even if he hadn’t won the prize. The prize is just a cherry on top of what he did at this year’s fashion week. (A crazy $20,000 cherry on top!) But seriously, his work, philosophy on art, and focus is incredibly impressive to me. I’ve been a fan of his work since I very first moved to Omaha. And still after years of sharing the runways of Omaha with him, I’m still continually amazed at how incredibly talented and humble Dan is.
Dan Richter’s surprised face is priceless as the Omaha Fashion Week producers announce him as the winner.
Hugs and celebration!
OFW Producer, Brook Hudson, encourages Dan to do a victory lap on the runway.
I was especially impressed with Dan Richter’s collection this year because he developed and perfected some new construction methods for his garments. Created out of latex, his work touches on a sense of other-worldiness, sci-fi themes and power. This collection featured a lot of custom molded latex details included faces, celtic knotwork, leaves, spikes and fringes. I was just blown away.
Pieces from designer Dan Richter’s collection.
Dan Richter’s work on the runway
You can view more of Dan Richter’s fashion designs (and drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc) at www.danrichters.com