The Midwest’s most anticipated fashion event continued with last night’s showcase, Designer Showcase IV: Lucid Dreams. From beautiful flowing gowns to free-spirited boho, this night was all about dreams, light and airy vs. dark and brooding. Designers expressed the journey of emerging from depression, created visual representations of yin and yang, and sent dresses down the runway with ethereal, dream-like qualities.

Prior to the show, we held another fabulous pre-party, sponsored by Pretty in Patina. Last night, Ballet Nebraska entertained our guests with a special performance of Swan Lake. Professional dancers were featured on the platforms throughout the gallery giving us all a taste of what critics cite as “one of the greatest ballets of the Imperial Russian era.” The premiere production will combine the story’s powerful drama of good against evil.

On the runway, Lauren Birkentall, Monnie Winslow, Jane Round, R & F Plus (Kylie Revense and Hannah Flores), and Madison Durant competed against one another for the $500 cash prize provided by SAC Federal Credit Union. In addition to this phenomenal line up, we also got to watch headlining designer, Terri Buckner, and a special collection by Borsheims.

Lauren Birkentall, Evening wear collection titled “Dream State.” Challenging the connections between the dream world and reality. Featuring light drapes, gathers, and pools of trains.

Monnie Winslow, Street wear collection inspired by beating depression and finding beauty in the darkness. Encompassing dark colors, layers, ruffles, and fringe.

Jane Round, Ready to wear collection created from hand dyed natural fiber fabrics. Featuring detailing in the form of weaving, beading, and printing fabric.

R & F Plus, Klyie Revense and Hannah Flores debuted an evening wear collection stemming from the Yin and Yang principle. Combining each others design style, they found balance – one is light, ethereal and lowing, the other is dark, architectural and structured.

Madison Durant, Evening wear collection inspired by the French Riviera, specifically the 1950s and 60s. This ultra-glamorous resort wear collection features structured bodices with loose, flowing skirts, draped elements, and sheer details displayed in subdued tones of salmon, blush pink, and warm rose.

Tomorrow will be Omaha Fashion Week’s final showcase before the VIP Finale. We are expecting a full house for both shows. At the finale, top designers will be competing for the Omaha Fashion Cup, a prize package valued at over $20,000. A very limited amount of tickets are still available at See you there!

Photos by Heather and Jameson Hooton
Models by Develop Model Management