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4911 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132
USA

(402) 551-4831

As a boutique specializing in European and domestic collections, Nan C. has strived for over 25 years to create a one on one customer experience. We want our clients personal style to shine through in impeccable fashion. Because of you, our customers, we have many years doing what we love...providing fashion that suits your lifestyle.

Together, we will provide the assistance to simplify your shopping experience. We value you business and have grown from our clients friendship. thank you for your continued support in the past and into the future.

We are a luxury women's boutique located in the center of Omaha, Nebraska.  We carry brands such as;  Brunello Cucinelli, Lida Baday, Gimos, Veronica Beard, Herno, Hache & Organic by John Patrick.

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Omaha fashion blog for Nan C., a luxury women's boutique located in the center of Omaha, Nebraska.  Our brands include Brunello Cucinelli, Fabiana Filippi, Herno, Maliparmi, Colombo Cashmere, Organic by John Patrick & Peserico.

THE MET | Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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During our most recent trip to New York City, we were blessed to be able to see the incredibly astounding “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology" exhibition at the Met Museum. An instant classic, the show has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in a stunning showcase of "man vs. machine" in the realms of both haute couture and avant garde ready-to-wear. 

Though the exhibition will soon head into it's final week (it closes September 3), we thought it'd be nice to share our overall takeaways!

   

 



 

One of the most striking things about Manus x Machina was the sheer craftsmanship and use of unconventional materials. A Gareth Pugh piece from his fall 2015 collection was made entirely of hand cut, vertically aligned drinking straws (like the most incredible Project Runway challenge you've ever seen in your life); in striking contrast, a Dior silk dress from 1952 was covered in delicate and intricate 3-D floral embroidery. 

Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made, but recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other. Manus x Machina challenges the conventions of the hand/machine dichotomy and proposes a new paradigm germane to our age of technology.
— Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute

While there are many traditionalists who will say that haute couture should always be made by hand, the show made a very convincing argument for the cross-sections of the industry, showcasing incredible instances where both human skills and machine technology came together to produce true beauty. 

If you have the chance to attend the exhibition before it closes next week, we would HIGHLY recommend it! It gives us incredible hope and a sense of endless possibility for the future of fashion.