Fashion forward: Omaha teen headed to NYC Fashion Week

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:00 am

Kate Walz's fashion career started with a pair of jeans. Using her mom's cookie cutters as stencils, with copious amounts of glitter, she converted the plain denim into high fashion (by preteen standards, anyway). They were a project for 4-H — the Decorate your Duds category — and they won the grand champion prize at the Washington County Fair. She was 8 years old.

Kate quickly moved on to more complicated projects — following patterns, making simple garments. Within a few years, she was creating her own patterns, and by the time she was 12, she was selling her tutu-inspired skirts at a downtown boutique and developing her first line for Omaha Fashion Week. She'll participate for the seventh time in the biannual event later on this winter.

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