A cut above: DASH fashion students Staci Green and Daniel Gaines prepare their senior show

  • DASH seniors Staci Green and Daniel Gaines work on the line-up of the annual student-run fashion show. With the guidance of fashion design teacher Rosemary Pringle, the students produce a show complete with accessories, models, a runway, make-up, hair and music. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green takes a look at Daniel Gaines' design. Both are seniors in Rosemary Pringle's Fashion Design class at DASH, working on their senior collections. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gaines takes a look at Staci Green's collection line-up during their fashion class. Rushing behind them, on the left, is Janet Lorenz. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green, center, helps rework the fashion show lineup. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Carolina Fernandez, 16, a sophomore, helps Staci Green by sewing on buttons during "Senior Sew-in" at DASH. Both are members of Rosemary Pringle's Fashion Design class. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Natalie Suarez, left, a senior in graphics, helps her friend, Andrea Fabry, not shown, finish her piece on "Senior Sew-In." Staci Green, right, sews a piece from her collection. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green, right, turns out a muslin proof of a leather skirt she will cut. Behind her is Rachel Wood, adjusting the iron to a lower heat. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green pins the hem of her muslin mock-up, which when perfected will be cut in leather, on model Amanda Mussachia, 16. Green has 22 pieces in her Holocaust-inspired collection that will debut at DASH's 20th student-run fashion show, at 8 p.m. on May 29 at MID Building Design District, 4141 NE 2nd Ave. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green flicks Amanda Musacchia's ponytail to show the pleat in her jacket to fashion-design teacher Rosemary Pringle. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Gaines reworks a pair of pants as Staci Green and Zyanya Cruz plan music for their show. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gaines cuts a piece of black snakeskin to use as a detail on one of his pieces with the help of junior Jaclyn Trujillo. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gaines, 17, makes a decision on whether to use a zipper or snaps on one of his pieces. Gaines is one of the 20 seniors in Rosemary Pringle's fashion design class at DASH, working on their student-run fashion show. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gianes, 17, right, one of the senior students in Rosemary Pringle's fashion class, hems the cashmere coat to one of his seven looks, on Diva Di Giacomo, 17, left, an industrial design student who will model for the fashion show. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gaines talks with Diva Di Giacomo, 17, who is modeling one of his designs in the senior fashion show at DASH. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green, center with computer, fine-tunes the music for the run-through of their fashion show. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • After designing 22 pieces, for her senior collection, a happy Staci Green works on an additional piece, an "homage" to British designer Alexander McQueen, during "Senior Sew-in," May 2010, at DASH. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Staci Green, 18, left, and Daniel Gaines, 17, center, work with one of their fellow students. Gaines shows her how to walk the runway for their upcoming fashion show. Besides working on their own collections, Green and Gaines are working on producing the show, complete with student models. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Teacher Rosemary Pringle inspects a hem on Gaines' work. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Gaines watches for the signal to start his designs down the runway during a rehearsal for the fashion design student show at DASH. Lucia Sanchez, a junior, wears one of his designs -- a wool-and-cashmere blend coat. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students watch Amanda Mussachia model a piece from Daniel Gaines' collection. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Fashion design students Daiana Halac, left, and Brittani Arkin watch Daniel Gaines's final look go down the runway during a rehearsal for a student-run fashion show at DASH. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Azura Wannman, 17, wears one of Staci Green's designs during a rehearsal. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Juniors Alexandra Matas, left, and Julissa Peralta joke before Matas, wearing Daniel Gaines's design, starts down the runway. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF