OFW Night II: Global Influence

Night two of Omaha Fashion Week focused on global influence. The collections took you to the Philippines, west and southern Europe, Africa and all the way back home to the Nebraska prairies.

SuShe by JTracey

SuShe is known for their whimsical, eclectic daywear aesthetic. Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection featured a primary and secondary color bouquet of bright florals. The models were styled with crown braids and flower crowns.

Caplets opened the show in leather and floral print. Beautiful drapery was used throughout the collection as well as the bowknot closure. The sheer mesh elements gave a lightness to the patterns and saturated colors. The use of double slits allowed for movement in the opening and finale dresses.

Noelle Designs by Ciara Fortun

Noelle Designs's second evening wear collection was inspired by Filipino dresses traditionally made from silk in matching colors. Ciara modernized the Maria Clara gown with flower headpieces and higher hemlines.

Purple and yellow flower appliques covered sleeves, straps and overlays. Yellow sequin fabric and purple mesh were used sparingly. The collection consisted of strapless and off-the-shoulder dresses.

Miranda Hanson

A women's daywear collection with bright yet understated yellows, pinks, white and florals. Separates were the star except for a couple dresses and a jumpsuit. The floral textiles and orgami felt surprisingly fresh for spring.

The collection had a great balance of structure and movement. The whole thing was incredibly effortless and feminine.

Jenny Pool

Talk about detail and versatility. Jenny Pool not only managed to make a women's 18th century avant garde collection but for men too! The lace double-breasted cloaks had just the right amount of sparkle.

Using shorts with knee high boots instead of pants felt very today. The structured collars added drama to the looks.

AFIELDA by Elda Doamekpo

An evening wear collection that redefines African fashion by combining an African yellow daisy and cherry textile, needle lace, which felt very Givenchy, and a touch of leather.

The collection was very structured and some looks even voluminous.  It included a good mix of separates, gowns and jumpsuits.

Breanne Reiss

A ready-to-wear collection drawing inspiration from the vivid color palette of a Nebraska sunset. The collection was also inspired by early-modern Nebraska natives.

The theme of cyan turtlenecks under the garments added a nice contrast to the warm hues of red, orange and yellow. The shorts feel modern. The use of color blocking almost reminds you of pop art.

What are you favorite collections? Are there any looks you would definitely wear off the runway? Let me know by commenting below.