Omaha Fashion Week's next season is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to share more about our amazing lineup of designers

Mixing edge with elegance, featured designer Miranda Hanson puts a spin on her signature style by adding feminine touches to her new military-inspired streetwear collection. 

How did you get into fashion? Share a little about your background.

I got into fashion at a pretty young age. I started off watching YouTube videos about fashion and makeup, and I loved doing simple DIY's like t-shirt reconstruction. My grandma saw my interest in fashion and gave me her old sewing machine. To this day, I haven't had any professional sewing instruction.

Describe your brand and the point of view you wish to convey. 

I am experimenting with where I want my brand to go. I love making evening wear and couture pieces, but I also love high-end street style. This collection will be more street style then my last few collections.

 Preliminary sketches.

Preliminary sketches.

What are your personal goals, or goals for your brand?

My personal goal is to spend as much time as possible in my studio, sewing. I have quite a few projects, and it requires a lot of time to make them perfect. For my brand, I would like to build more of a following on social media and sell pieces more consistently.

Describe your favorite project(s) that you have worked on.

I love making my collections for Omaha Fashion Week. Custom work is what I truly enjoy. I will have completed around twelve prom dresses for this prom season, and each one is unique and fits the client's style. I find custom work to be my favorite because the client is involved and they get excited when they see their idea come to life.

 Material inspiration.

Material inspiration.

Where did you find inspiration for your new collection?

I always sketch in class. This collection stemmed from my history teacher suggesting that I sketch garment designs relevant to his subject. I began looking at military uniforms and their construction, and decided to mix this with my personal feminine style. 

My FW18 collection consists of military-inspired streetwear with couture elements. You will see lots of pockets, camouflage, flames, and stars.

What other design elements can we expect from you this season? 

This collection will feature a lot of black and white denim, as well as touches of satin and mesh. Most pieces will have hand painted elements and beading.

 A featured jacket sneak peek, with details still to be added.

A featured jacket sneak peek, with details still to be added.

In what ways is this collection similar or different than your past work?

I think this collection is definitely the most different from my previous work. I am known to make very girly and feminine garments, but this collection has a lot more edge, with feminine accents.

To learn more about Miranda and her work, visit her website and follow along on Facebook and Instagram as she continues to prepare for the runway! And be sure to grab tickets to Omaha Fashion Week February 27-March 3!

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