The name of the fall/winter AM Renegade ready-to-wear line conjures images of wine soaked linens, ripe summer fruit, Van Gogh, and lush, loamy forest floors. But in designer Abbie Miller‘s world, “Saturated,” means something less predictable than plums and lipstick kisses. “What you will see in ‘Saturated’ is how the feminine silhouette and technical outerwear collide to create functional, architectural pieces that are both recreational and avant-garde,” Miller said.
“Living in Jackson presents it’s challenges for fashion,” Miller said. “The weather and our activities in this physical environment almost always dictate how we build our wardrobes. For the AM Renegade 2013 winter line I refer to several ideas: being physically at capacity or containing the maximum amount, intense mono-chroma, and the emotional metaphor of feeling overwhelmed”
“Saturated” is about intensity and capacity.
“As a response to the theme for this show (the relationship between clothing and landscape), I decided the collection would be made primarily from post-consumer and post-market materials,” Miller says. “Years ago I was lucky enough to inherit 40 yards of Cordura that was found at a thrift shop. In the process of collecting tech materials I managed to find jersey knit wool, rip-stop nylon, and poly- jersey — all post consumer. Thus my line is not only an ethical response to our landscape, but is also a functional reaction to the challenging Wyoming winters.”
Better get your tickets now for the Terra: Textile fashion event, Friday, August 17 at the Center for the Arts. Tickets available at Shades Cafe, Valley Bookstore, Teton Artlab, and the Center Box Office. $20 general admission; $75 VIP.