Seven Kamloops-based models, all with varying experience, will join forces in New York for a chance to walk in her show.
“Some of them have modeled in and around Vancouver before, while others are very new to it, but they’re beautiful and inclusive, which is awesome,” Dixon said.
We plan to do a Runway Coach Day in a few weeks so everyone knows what to expect.
She has been working on costumes for this year’s show for six months. She focused on making the pieces more luxurious than anything she had done before.
“The collection itself is very spicy; it’s definitely my brand.
“I work with a lot of red and black and animal prints and delicate things, so there’s a red and black zebra print, some fake leather, some fake fur.”
“As you run a business, you learn what people buy, what people don’t buy, I sell a lot of simple things, but the price points are, for me, sometimes out of reach. . At Shein and Zara and H&M you can buy all these simple things for twenty bucks.
“I really had to redo my business model, so that the brand was essentially… couture, being red carpet. It’s going to be a slow transition – I’m not going to force myself into anything – but I’m just going to keep going and see where it takes me.
The models will hit the streets on September 10.