4-H & YOUTH — 4-H Senior Ellie Babcock’s Third Year Showcasing Custom Designs at Omaha Fashion Week

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During Student Night on Feb. 25 at the Omaha Design Center in downtown Omaha, young, talented high-school designers took to the runway during Omaha Fashion Week. Over 1,000 guests attended the Tuesday evening show which included collections from Nebraska 4-H, several Omaha High Schools, Nebraska FCCLA and Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows and Yates Community Mentoring Programs.

4-H members applied to be part of the 4-H collection. To be considered, garments had to be fashion forward, runway appropriate and displayed high-quality construction.

Ellie Babcock, a Lancaster County 4-H member, was one of 13 4-H’ers from across the state chosen to model their sewn garments which were a mix of well executed classic wool business wear along with shimmery formal wear. Ellie “lit up” the runway in her elegant pale-pink satin, two-piece prom ensemble which featured a fringed hemline electrified and programmed with LED blinking lights. This was Babcock’s third year to be chosen for the student show. She plans to attend UNL next year and pursue a fashion design career.