TThe collection is full of gold lamé and ruffles and asymmetrical hemlines, but the flash is marshaled with restraint. Miller says she used "cheap fabric, but I tried really hard to make it look more elegant." She's made cheap ideas more elegant as well.
Items like a gathered blouse with ruffled cap sleeves, like you might see off the rack, will appear instead made out of a sheer jersey material accented with a translucent fabric in Indian print. Miller relies on synching and stitching to keep the model modest.
"There are some conservative pieces here, but not very many, cause I'm not a very conservative person," Miller says.
According to the Nanci Raygun's manager, Sara Borey, models will use the wide bar as their runway, a proposition that makes her only slightly nervous. The Nanci Raygun agreed to do Miller's show because it is being paired with a DJ and musician Dan Sartain, so the evening will be an event, but run like a normal show. "Hopefully in the future other people will approach us wanting to do a show," Borey says.
Miller's handbags are now being sold at Need Supply in Carytown. Amy Biegelsen
Kaia Miller's fashion show will be Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Nanci Raygun. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5. All ages welcome; must be 21 to drink.
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