Omaha Fashion Week kicks off this week

Fashion week begins in Omaha

One of the biggest fashion events in the Midwest is now underway.

Omaha fashion week kicked off Monday in north Omaha.

It features local fashions, artwork and music.

The event is being held at the Omaha design center.

We are told nearly two thirds of the people taking part are students.

The winners have a chance to take home thousands of dollars in prize money.

"It's a really amazing opportunity and experience to have people watch my stuff go down the runway. Um, it's always great to hear people cheering and applauding at stuff that they like. It just makes you feel like all of your hard work and dedication has really paid off," said Mitchell Henderson, an Omaha Fashion Week Designer.

Omaha Fashion week runs through Saturday.

This marks the ninth year for the event.

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