Eden Miller made history on day two of New York Fashion Week [NYFW] by being the first designer to ever showcase a plus size line on the NYFW runway.
Miller, a New York native, was one of six designers chosen to debut their Spring 2014 collection at the Fashion Law Institute showcase. Needless to say this was an epic day for the Plus Size industry, as fashion blogger Liz Black tells DNAinfo.com “This is a revolutionary moment…The fact that a plus designer is included in an arena where thin is idolized shows that change is happening.”
Indeed having Cabiria showcase in NYFW is a sign that plus size fashion is now on the right direction to being taken seriously by the fashion world. Susan Scafidi, founder and president of the Fashion Law Institute, told the NY Daily News Eden was not chosen for designing a “nice plus line, but (simply for designing a) nice collection…. (she) was selected for fashion first — her use of print and proportion is masterful— which is the way that all collections should be judged.”
4 Interesting Facts about CABIRIA:
- The fashion line is named after the 1957 Oscar winning film by Federico Fellini, “Nights of Cabiria”
- Cabiria’s models also made history, by being the first plus size models to ever walk the NYFW runway
- Eden Miller has worked for 25 years as a costume designer and wardrobe stylist
- Cabiria got its start up funding through Kickstarter, and actually surpassed their goal by over $5,000.