The Art of Fashion

November Art Crawl: Carrie Mills

  • Opens November 5th from 6-9 pm
  • All ages
  • Missed seeing the work of Harry Whitver in October?
    Unsold pieces will be on display in the hallway gallery upstairs in Houston Station!

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abrasiveMedia presents the The Art of Fashion by Carrie Mills as the conclusion to the two-month celebration of fashion at abrasiveMedia. Carrie’s work explores the visual connections between architecture, fashion, and beauty through her poetic illustrations and collages. The show will open to the public during the Arts & Music at WeHo crawl on November 5 th from 6-9pm. The Art of Fashion will be enjoyable for all ages.

Carrie’s work is decidedly and unapologetically feminine. Her compositions are at once playful and poignant, and hint at the story that lies just beyond the edges of what is portrayed. Carrie’s fashion illustrations along with her other fine arts have been on display in Nashville galleries and can be found in many private collections.

“Up until recently my fashion illustrations were pretty straightforward fashion designs/illustrations on paper. I had been pondering for some time how to incorporate and combine my love of collage, painting, and what I consider the poetry of fashion, into a more singular form. Years ago, when I was part of the Plowhaus Art Gallery in East Nashville I discovered different aspects of my creativity and had yet to find a way to combine them into one. It was during the two-day snowstorm of ‘16 in Nashville I had a moment’s epiphany and the first piece came flying out on the canvas.
My love of architecture, fashion, and beauty all blended into one canvas and I knew I was on the path.” Carrie Mills
A native of Brooklyn, Carrie Mills was awarded a scholarship at the age of seventeen to study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and The New School in New York City majoring in Fashion Design. After graduation, Carrie designed for such brands as Girltown/Cacharel, Anne Klein, Mitzie International, Dover Kindz, Island Spun, and Leeds Luggage. Upon moving to Nashville, Carrie created a line of handmade vests worn by numerous artists and country music stars, including Brooks and Dunn, Diamond Rio and Ringo Starr. In 2016 Carrie began to explore a new artistic style, which marries fashion design and visual storytelling.

In 2007 Carrie Mills became the curator of the galleries at the Gordon Jewish Community Center ( where she features local, national and international artists. The Art of Fashion will be housed at abrasiveMedia through the month of November. abrasiveMedia is located at 438 Houston St, Ste 257 in Nashville. Collectors may contact Audra Almond-Harvey at for more information on advance purchases and private showings.


438 Houston St, Ste 257 (upstairs)

For accessibility information, please contact Justin Harvey at

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