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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Zaccheus Miles is still fine-tuning his skills as an artist, with help from Aiken Technical College and the Art Institute of Atlanta, but he’s on track for a full-scale show this weekend, featuring his "unique bow ties and new apparel designs," as described in an announcement.
The 24-year-old, known to some as a 2007 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, is to have his second trunk show Saturday at the Augusta Museum of History, at 560 Reynolds St. Showtime is 7 p.m.
"My goal for the show is to eventually be a platform for new designers and new entrepreneurs in the fashion industry to showcase their work. Because it was a struggle for people to understand, from this area, that fashion was something that you could be successful with," Miles said.
He recalled having gotten some negative feedback, as a teenager, when he expressed interest in a career in fashion design.
"Now it’s different. You can become that designer or that stylist or makeup artist to where you’re making a living from it and actually living successfully from it."
His Saturday show, he said, will include "a lot of amazing and great things with bow ties and small designs."
Miles’ upbringing was by way of Merriwether Elementary, North Augusta Middle, North Augusta High and Strom Thurmond High schools, including participation in the band programs, playing percussion. He now works full-time at ADP, a payroll business, in addition to his collegiate studies.
He got into the fashion business in 2011, partially as a result of the reaction to a bow tie that he had made for himself, using a diamond theme.
The common reaction was, "Where did you get your tie?" and he soon found himself getting requests for more creations. He has fulfilled orders, so far, from as far afield as Great Britain and Australia.
Tickets for the Saturday event can be bought for $10 at www.zaccheusmiles2013.eventbrite.com. Tickets at the door are $15. For more information, visit www.zaccheusmiles.com or call 706-524-2667.