Younger designer presents assortment at Omaha Vogue Guild assembly | Tradition

Younger designer presents assortment at Omaha Vogue Guild assembly | Tradition

A lady carrying a pink, beaded head decoration peeked out from behind a curtain on

A lady carrying a pink, beaded head decoration peeked out from behind a curtain on the entrance of a small, intimate room on the third flooring of Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Omaha. The girl, adorned in a black, floor-length costume and lengthy, pink gloves, is one mannequin within the group of six that evening that wore Le’Mario Somerville’s newest trend assortment. 

Somerville is an 18-year-old designer based mostly out of Omaha. He has proven designs in each this 12 months and final 12 months’s Omaha Vogue Week fall reveals. He introduced his most up-to-date assortment, seen at this 12 months’s Omaha Vogue Week occasion, throughout the Omaha Vogue Guild on Sept. 15. The occasion, hosted by the Vogue Arts Collective, raised funds and consciousness to help Nebraska’s regional trend designers. 

On the assembly, Somerville defined his inventive idea and that he will get the vast majority of his inspiration for his designs from nature. 

“Once I was rising up, one in every of my pursuits was watching Animal Planet, particularly the episodes about butterflies,” Somerville stated. “Butterflies undergo a metamorphosis, and I feel that is only a actually good metaphor for my assortment. You possibly can invent your self and turn into the individual you need to be by way of my designs.”

Somerville’s ardour for trend began when he used to observe “Holding Up with the Kardashians” together with his sisters and noticed all of the celebrities’ outfits and their interactions with well-known designers. 

“We might watch ‘Holding Up with the Kardashians’ collectively, and there was this designer, Olivier Rousteing, who’s the inventive director for Balmain,” Somerville stated. “I beloved his designs and wished to create one thing identical to them at some point. Then, I began stitching freshman 12 months of highschool, and I haven’t stopped since.”

Somerville particularly remembers the primary garment he ever designed for his niece’s first birthday. 

“It’s in all probability my favourite garment I ever made,” Somerville stated. “Nonetheless, one factor I’ll say is I will by no means make child’s garments once more. Each time I took her measurements, she would transfer throughout. It was value it ultimately, although; she was so excited to put on it, and he or she appeared like a princess.”

Whereas Somerville is well-known for designing, he does all of the advertising and pictures for his collections and fashions his personal garments. 

Tasloach Wol, often known as Taz, was a mannequin at the newest Omaha Vogue Week and a visitor on the Vogue Guild assembly. Whereas he didn’t put on any of Somerville’s designs, he nonetheless admired them from a distance.

“Le’Mario is simply eighteen, and he’s already achieved a lot,” Wol stated. “He not solely designs garments, however he additionally fashions them and is simply an all-over cool man.”

At present, Somerville is taking a niche 12 months from faculty, however he’s removed from finished together with his trend profession. He needs to attend College of the Arts London – Central Saint Martins or Polimoda, a trend faculty in Florence, Italy. 

“I actually simply need to get out of the USA and discover trend in numerous international locations,” Somerville stated. “Then, after I end finding out at school, I need to discover a job as a inventive director for a big trend home after which for my very own label.”

Based on Somerville, trend is reaching new bounds, and he needs to be part of the revolution for higher trend. 

“At present, I feel we’re in a trend renaissance. Individuals are specializing in sustainability and inclusion, and there are plus measurement fashions on the runways, which is one thing nobody thought would occur a pair years in the past,” Somerville stated. “Vogue is turning into higher, and I need to be part of the higher business.” 

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