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Illustrations from OFW Sponsors’ Dresses

SAC Credit Federal Union and Peroni were sponsors of Omaha Fashion and each had a dress created by local designers.

Here are my illustrations of the two sponsored dresses:

 

SAC Money Dress designed by Kate Walz

 

Peroni Bottecap Dress designed by Angela Balderston

 

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season.  The original illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
 

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Illustrations from OFW 8/21/15 Designers

Friday night of Omaha Fashion Week featured evening wear designers.

Here are my illustrations of the designers that showed on Friday night:

(Both prints and originals are available for purchase at Omaha Fashion Week!)

Designer: Amaryllis Designs by Andrea Hurtt

 

Designer: Buf Reynolds

 

Designer: Denise Ervin Designs by Denise Ervin

 

Deisgner: alesha.beth by Alesha Johnson

 

Designer: Leah Kareen by Leah Kettelson

 

Designer: Alison Cloet

 

Designer: Fella by Fella Vaughn

 

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season and will be posting illustrations of looks from the Omaha Fashion Week August 2015 all week.  The illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
 

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Illustrations from OFW 8/20/15 Designers

Thursday night of Omaha Fashion Week featured ready-to-wear designers.

Here are my illustrations of the designers that showed on Thursday night:

(Both prints and originals are available for purchase at Omaha Fashion Week!)

 

Designer: Alyssa Koory

 

Designer: Mollly Elizabeth by Molly O’Brien

 

Designer: Wallflower by Erica Cardenas & Bryan Frost

 

Designer: NueVintage by Terri Buckner

 

Designer: Christopher DiGiorgio

 

 

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season and will be posting illustrations of looks from the Omaha Fashion Week August 2015 all week.  The illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
 

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Illustrations from OFW 8/19/15 Designers

Wednesday night of Omaha Fashion Week featured ready-to-wear designers.

Here are my illustrations of the designers that showed on Wednesday night:

(Both prints and originals are available for purchase at Omaha Fashion Week!)

Designer: Sydney Moore

Designer: Iconic by TAMU by Tamara Newson

Designer: Triple Thread by Kylie Bollwitt, Margi Hanlon, and Ashley Redinbaugh

Designer: MDFashions Aspen by Michelle Dunn

Designer: Alejandra Buenrostro

Designer: SuShe by J. Tracey by Juantiesha Christian

 

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season and will be posting illustrations of looks from the Omaha Fashion Week August 2015 all week.  The illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
 

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Illustrations from OFW 8/18/15 Designers

Tuesday night of Omaha Fashion Week featured Avant Garde designers and swimwear designers.

Here are my illustrations of the designers that showed on Tuesday night:

(Both prints and originals are available for purchase at Omaha Fashion Week!)

 

Designer: Dan Richters

 

Designer: Jennifer Pool

 

Designer: Brave Nouvelle by Ellene McClay

 

Designer: Judy Bales

 

Designer: Sabrina Jones Designs

 

Designer: KKINI by Michaela Cawley

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season and will be posting illustrations of looks from the Omaha Fashion Week August 2015 all week.  The illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
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Posted by on 08.19.15 in art, Fashion, Fashion Industry

 

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Illustrations from OFW 8/17/15 Designers

Monday night of Omaha Fashion Week featured children’s wear designers, bridal designers, and Sister Cities.

Here are my illustrations of the designers that showed on Monday night:

(Both prints and originals are available for purchase at Omaha Fashion Week!)

 

Designer: Kingdom Unlimited by Isabel Muziva

 

Designer: KAIT by Kaitlyn Fitzgerald

 

Designer: LeRoy Designs by Caleb Hanner

 

Designer: Quite-A-Riot by Adrienne Anderson

 

Designer: Jessica Lynn by Jessica Collins

 

Organization: Sister Cities

 

I am the official Omaha Fashion Runway Illustrator this season and will be posting illustrations of looks from the Omaha Fashion Week August 2015 all week.  The original illustrations are 9×12″ and are priced at $50.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these original pieces of art, please contact me at info@audiohelkuik.com

 
 

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WANT. MORE. FASHION WEEK.

I’m seeing footage, reviews, photos, etc from Fashion Week in NYC popping up ALLLLLL over my social media.  It’s making me really really want to go to New York and have my own fashion week adventures.  Since that just didn’t happen this time around, I decided to go through all of my Omaha Fashion Week photos again.

Here are some of my newest photo favs from the fashion week adventures I had right here in Omaha.

My partner & I photographed at OFW by Kenal Photography. I’m rockin’ the tri-buns with a gilded forehead.  He’s rockin’ the handsome face.

One of my favorite Jenny Pool designs from her show this year and then Jenny Pool herself making total cute-face on the runway.

Got a little smirk from my model friend, Makayla Merolla. (She’s wearing an Angela Balderston creation.)

A shot of the moody runway scene Buf Reynolds and Dan Richters dreamt up for their show, VESSEL. Dress by Buf Reynolds. (Love the MST3K silhouette situation.)

Design by Buf Reynolds. Metal wing things. Yes please.

Boots. Made for walkin.’ You know the tune. (Photos from Nuevintage by Terri Buckner’s runway show.)

Dream boot alert! (Photo from Nuevintage by Terri Buckner’s runway show.)

This series of photos taken as Buf Reynolds’ spotted her sweetie, who was standing next to me, while she walked her designer lap on the runway after her finale show. (Adorable! Hilarious! Perfect!)

My partner, Cameron, in blue.

Red carpet couple. (photo by Herb Thompson.)

Photo by Herb Thompson.

Fingers crossed that next year I’ll have NYFW photos to share, whether they’re from watching in the audience or backstage at my own show!  It’s just silly not to be there, right?

 
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Posted by on 09.08.13 in Fashion, Fashion Industry

 

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My Real Life Hobby: Blurry Runway Photography

I have a lot of hobbies: drawing, painting, sewing, knitting.  Most of these hobbies have been sucked into my professional work, leaving me with very few completely “just for fun” hobbies.  Apparently one of these “just for fun” hobbies is runway photography.  Specifically, I like blurry runway photography, but really any kind is fun.  I don’t know why, but I just LOVE taking photos when I go to runway shows.  I’ll leave “real” runway photos for the professionals, but I really truly enjoy going to shows and just playing.  There’s no pressure to get a good shot.  My brand doesn’t depend on any of the photos I take.  It’s just me enjoying making art. I think this is probably what having a hobby feels like:  FUN.

Designer: Jenny Pool

From Dan Richter and Buf Reynolds’ VESSEL fashion show.

Designer: Buf Reynolds

Designer: Dan Richters

Designer: Dan Richters

Designer: Angela Balderston

Designer: Angela Balderston

Hope you enjoy my blurred runway photography as much as I enjoy creating it, but really it doesn’t matter because I will continue to do it regardless of anyone’s opinion.  HOBBIES ARE FUN.

 
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Posted by on 08.30.13 in art, Fashion, Side Projects

 

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Dan Richters is the WINNER at Omaha Fashion Week 2013

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

 
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Posted by on 08.27.13 in Fashion, Fashion Industry

 

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Menswear Runway Show Omaha Fashion Week Fall 2013

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Omaha Fashion Week’s Menswear Runway Show. Fellow menswear enthusiast Chris Hughes, the designer behind Artifact Bag Co., joined me for the event.

Chris Hughes (Artifact Bag Co.) and Audio Helkuik on the Omaha Fashion Week Red Carpet

While Chris and I both love menswear, we have drastically different tastes.  I knew it was going to be interesting to go to this show with him.  In the venn diagram of our favorites from the night, I think there was maybe just a single look that overlapped from his favorites and mine.  It was an ensemble by designer Borris Powell.

Designer: Borris Powell

My all-time favorite menswear look of the evening was an outfit by designer Paulie Gibson.  It reminded me of the easy summer go-to outfit: t-shirt and shorts, but awesome instead of lame.  A draped, asymmetrical shirt made out of an interesting fabric paired with fitted, patterned shorts makes this outfit totally covetable. Plus, it seems to be just the perfect level of masculinity that I like to wear myself.  Really into this one.

Designer: Paulie Gibson

As I was enjoying Paulie Gibson’s eclectic design flair on the runway, I wondered what Chris Hughes thought of this spectacle.  His face proves that he was genuinely entertained.

Chris Hughes being thoroughly entertained by designer Paulie Gibson’s runway show.

I just love menswear. So glad that I had the chance to see a few collections shown here in Omaha.  Hope to see even more next season!

Photo by Herb Thompson

 
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Posted by on 08.24.13 in Fashion

 

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