OtheRed: A Sophisticated Rebellion
Time Lapses of my braiding process
Miranda Muci is a fashion designer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. From a young age, she was captivated by fashion. She would spend hours in her mother’s closet watching her get ready, picking out an outfit, and trying on different clothing silhouettes. Her grandmother was also devoted to fashion, but her closet was more like a museum. Outfits were neatly packed in garment bags, and each of them had a story tied to a memory. So she became fascinated with how clothes could tell a story and how someone's closet can be their autobiography. At 17, she moved to New York City to study fashion design, where she expanded her knowledge in design, materiality, and especially storytelling through clothes.
Each of her collections retells an anecdote of a moment in her life. Recently she started working with fringe and different manipulations of it. When analyzing the material and how similar it was to hair, she tied it to her personal experience with hair—utilizing a braiding technique of a braid her mother used on her when she was a child. Miranda’s work reflects her life through the media of clothing, her work is purely about her and her experiences, expressing a feeling, and that concept is developed into a collection.