Miranda Muci


OtheRed: A Sophisticated Rebellion

Othering is a phenomenon in which some individuals or groups are defined and labeled as not fitting in within the norms of a social group. I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, in a tiny privileged bubble. Where everyone knew everything about everybody, and secrets were a myth. In this bubble, there was also a certain physical stereotype to uphold. The girls were skinny, pale, and straight-haired. I was the complete opposite. Everything, down to my favorite color, was different. Red has been my favorite color ever since I can remember. In Venezuela, this color has negative connotations due to our corrupt government.
I saw the world I grew up in as beige, and I saw myself as red. I spent most of my teen years trying to make myself as beige as possible. I lost weight and straightened my hair, but some red characteristics would always stand out. This collection is about moving to New York and embracing my red. It is a love letter to my 14-year-old self and a reminder to my future self to stay true to who I am. 
Video: Video By Kawai Corp
Image: My grandmother's house with fringe curtains.

Time Lapses of my braiding process

After trying out different types and lengths of fringe, I finally found the perfect kind that did not tangle and was just the ideal length. I bought this fringe in Madrid, Spain.
Each piece depending on the size uses about 1-2 yards of fringe. The braiding process for each piece takes about 8-10 hours.
Video: Process of braiding pieces by hand. (press play)
Image: Photo by Jhonnathan Viloria ig: @amarok.v
Image: Photos by Gabriel Añez ig: @gab.anez
Image: Model: Eliedic Herrera ig: @elie.herrera
Image: Photos by Gabriel Añez ig: @gab.anez
Image: Model: Del Valle Veliz ig: @delvalleveliz 
Image: Model: Elaiza Wallis ig: @planefckntarium 
Image: Model: Eliedic Herrera ig: @elie.herrera
Image: Photo by Gabriel Añez ig: @gab.anez
Image: Details
Image: Photos by Gabriel Añez ig: @gab.anez


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.