LEXINGTON — Issues are nonetheless developing roses within the style scene, however this spring anticipate some showers of purple— from fruit to flowers.
That was the large information on the current Omaha Vogue 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 army silhouette of the approaching season.
The 16-year-old junior at Lexington Excessive College, daughter of Rob and Natalie Anderson, has entered Four-H style contests for a number of years and stated she at all times got here up with one thing fashionable, from a flapper-style skirt product of purple rubber bands to skirts product of wine bottle corks to sheets of paper.
More moderen tasks have been coats within the aggressive wool division, however this 12 months her purple reign, maybe an homage to the late pop singer Prince, received 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 built-in belt, set-in sleeves, flap pockets and tone-on-tone stitching accented with massive brass buttons and keyhole button holes.
Because the Four-H winner, Camille acquired 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 style magazines for inspiration, she credit her late grandmother Marion Anderson for making it doable. 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 ladies and even drives so far as Denver to search out one of the best materials and notions,” Nisley stated.
Nisley stated she is joyful to assist.
“I’ve recognized Camille since she was eight years outdated and observed she has at all times appreciated making unique clothes. She represents a inventive Four-H’er who thinks outdoors of the field,” Nisley stated.
And people annual tasks take hours of labor, from 40 to 60, to design and full a garment.
In the meantime, Camille stated 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 about on being a lawyer. With all her style expertise, her mentors say, she’ll be a well-dressed one.
The Omaha Vogue Week is a week-long celebration of style 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 focused on coming into the Four-H competitors ought to contact Kayleen Zimmerman or Nisley on the Dawson County Four-H Workplace at 308-324-5501.