Omaha Fashion Week's next season is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to share more about our amazing lineup of designers!
Meet emerging designer Rebekah Lux! Don't let her own neutral wardrobe fool you...her personal style is a walking juxtaposition of the bright and vivid collections she creates. Read more about her ever-evolving aesthetic, and her passion to create clothing that makes women feel empowered while keeping a little whimsy.
How did you get into fashion? Share a little about your background.
I've loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I would alter my dolls' clothes, and even create new outfits out of candy wrappers and chip bags. I grew up in a very small farm town Holton, Kansas. My style was always very different from others in my town and at school.
Describe your brand and the customer you design for.
My brand's goal is to empower women, and keep clothing fun and exciting. I want my clothing to make women of all ages and sizes feel amazing and beautiful. I am also a huge advocate of sustainability and re-use. All of the fabrics in my collection are from secondhand fabric stores...in the past, I've even made garments out of curtains. I design for the woman who's not afraid of color, and who wants to stand out in a crowd. A woman who's confident in herself and loves fashion!
What are your personal goals, or goals for your brand?
I would love for this to be my full time job someday. I love designing and creating art. I want people to become more aware of my brand, and to one day offer completely sustainable recycled garments.
Where did you find inspiration for your new collection?
This new collection was inspired by fantasy and whimsy, which I think will be very apparent. I have some pieces influenced by vintage silhouettes, but I'm also bringing bright fabrics into the mix. This collection is also inspired by powerful women with bold personalities that need bold clothing to enhance that.
Describe the collection you are creating.
This collection sort of plays off of my last collection, which was unicorns and mystical creatures. This one keeps that same aesthetic alive with bright colors and fabrics. I'm mixing oversized silhouettes with vegan leather, soft rib knits, twills, tweeds, and wool.
In what ways is this collection similar or different than your past work?
My use of color is similar, but this collection has more structure than my last, and more pieces meant for layering.
To learn more about Rebekah and her work, follow along on Facebook and Instagram as she continues to prepare for the runway in February! And be sure to grab tickets to Omaha Fashion Week February 27-March 3!