Narrator: On April 20, over 120 ready-to-wear outfits from local fashion boutiques and five national cause brands will walk the runway at SOHA’s Second Annual Charity Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop.
SOHA was founded in 2012. Operating as a charity fashion show, SOHA comprises itself of innovative people whose goal involves highlighting Omaha’s fashion boutique scene while sustaining local non-profits in need of awareness and community support.
Farrage: Hi My name is Theresa Farrage and i’m the founder and producer of a local charity fashion event called SOHA which stands for Style Omaha Help All. The mission of SOHA is to combine fashion philanthropy and community spirit into an event that fosters unity, charity and awareness. Second annual SOHA will take place on April 20th at the Slowdown. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9. It will feature 20 local fashion boutiques and 5 national cause brands that give back to those in need. Proceeds benefit Omaha’s abide network. This years show promises to be bigger and better then last year with greater attendance, more fashion boutiques involved, and a lot of fun surprises thrown in the mix.
Narrator: For the UNO school of communications, i’m Alexis Lowe
Narrator: This year UNO held the second annual fashion show for Style Proud. Style Proud aims to bridge the gap between students and local fashion professionals through a ‘Project Runway’ inspired fashion show. There were Five local high schools in attendance including Benson, Bryan, Central, Millard North and the featured school Omaha North.
This year UNO students helped put the event together.
Garret davis was on of those students involved.
Davis: “The event was a great success! We started the day by giving the high school students tours of UNO. We then had a panel of local fashion experts talk to the high school students about their careers. We finished the day with a project runway style fashion show.”
Narrator: This year Omaha North High School chose the theme of “Recycle, Redesign, Reuse”. The students took old items of clothing and transformed them into creations that give their designs new life.
Prior to the runway show finale, high school students were able to prepare themselves for their future by networking with local designers and other career professionals.