By: Eou Editors
Crystal Brakhage, Photographed in Omaha, Nebraska, is an Emerging Designer in Omaha Fashion Week/ Courtesy of Omaha Fashion Week
With everyone in high spirit during Omaha fashion week, buzzing journalists getting the latest scoop from designers all over the Midwest region, bloggers on social Media creating new trends for others to take notice. Fashion designers in the Midwest have to push beyond the boundaries of what it means to be innovative consequently showcasing their individuality within their aesthetic. The 23-year-old college graduate does just that. Crystal started her career in design when she was only 8 years old with her mother and grandmother here in Nebraska. She stayed in a small town at the time with an estimated population of only 106.
As we continued to talk about her collection, which was invigorating with a variety of different textiles, textures and silhouettes. Crystal mentions about how being selected for the UNL’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, which is a gallery that educates and increases awareness of the rich tradition of art, craft, design and material culture. This transformed and excelled her career in fashion design.