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Recycled wear ensemble by More than Mammal. Pieced cardigan with lace edging, layered skirts and striped leg warmers.

Designer Daniella Miller is a recent Asheville transplant, but her line of recycled apparel, mostly fashioned from found and donated items, dates back to 1999. The More Than Mammal label (as well as Miller’s line of appliquéd tees and sporty clothing called Hemp Score) are now available at Haberdashery (70 College St., Asheville, 252-2878). Local lines Tegonia and Rainbow Black are also available.

Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch captured Miller’s distinct looks.

• [left] Dark Goddess hooded housecoat made from a chenille shirt and sweater, worn with a layered black and white fiesta skirt. Model: Logan Shamblin.

• [right] Paisley slip dress with corset lacing worn under a green sweater coat with green trim. Model: Zalona.

• [left] Black hooded tee with appliqué from the Hemp Score collection. Green kangaroo-pocket mini and pieced black and green crop pants made in collaboration with Lotus of Rainbow Black designs. Model: Suzanne Prinsen.

• [right] Gothic floor-length black dressing coat with lacing and faux-fur hood, worn with a dress of satin and netting panels. Model: Ariel Betancourt.

Try this on

The Honeypot hosts its second Fashion Theater Expo Friday, Dec. 7 at Joli Rouge (130 College St., Asheville, 350-1660). Designers Elliot Elephant, Sew Moe, Bella Cabrona, Poutfits, Tegonia, Howlpop, ARTeries, Mingers and Astronette showcase their collections, along with photography by Rene Treece, video footage by VJ MoonPhaze and music by DJ Tastemaker. Music at 9 p.m.; show at 11 p.m. Cost: $3.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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