LEXINGTON — Issues are nonetheless arising roses within the trend scene, however this spring anticipate some showers of purple— from fruit to flowers.
That was the large information on the current Omaha Fashion Week. Main the style parade was Camille Anderson, the four-H class winner who stole the present in her blueberry tweed wool trench coat that forecast the colour and navy silhouette of the approaching season.
The 16-year-previous junior at Lexington Excessive College, daughter of Rob and Natalie Anderson, has entered four-H trend contests for a number of years and mentioned she at all times got here up with one thing stylish, from a flapper-type skirt made from crimson rubber bands to skirts made from wine bottle corks to sheets of paper.
Newer tasks have been coats within the aggressive wool division, however this yr her purple reign, maybe an homage to the late pop singer Prince, acquired not solely the judges’ consideration however even individuals within the viewers who needed to order her stylized trench coats with edgy epaulets on an A-line silhouette with constructed-in belt, set-in sleeves, flap pockets and tone-on-tone stitching accented with large brass buttons and keyhole button holes.
Because the four-H winner, Camille obtained a $500 prize, however she is equally pleased with her coat being chosen for show within the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the College of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Whereas Camille studied trend magazines for inspiration, she credit her late grandmother Marion Anderson for making it potential. She additionally credit Andrea Nisley of the Dawson County four-H Workplace for serving to her each step of the best way.
“She goes out of her means to assist all of the four-H women and even drives so far as Denver to seek out the most effective materials and notions,” Nisley mentioned.
Nisley mentioned she is blissful to assist.
“I’ve recognized Camille since she was eight years previous and seen she has at all times appreciated making unique clothes. She represents a artistic four-H’er who thinks outdoors of the field,” Nisley mentioned.
And people annual tasks take hours of labor, from 40 to 60, to design and full a garment.
In the meantime, Camille mentioned she desires to develop academically and do more difficult clothes tasks with four-H for 2 extra years till she is 18. However, her coronary heart is ready on being a lawyer. With all her trend abilities, her mentors say, she’ll be a effectively-dressed one.
The Omaha Fashion Week is every week-lengthy celebration of trend expertise within the Midwest with greater than 60 designers and 14 boutiques proven on the runway. There are 17 designers in three showcases and 42 scholar designers vying for the highest awards.
Teenagers fascinated with coming into the four-H competitors ought to contact Kayleen Zimmerman or Nisley on the Dawson County four-H Workplace at 308-324-5501.