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2024 SWAIA Native Fashion Week

After 102 years of promoting Native Art, we proudly present the first-ever U.S. Native Fashion Week. Witness a dynamic week and captivating runway shows featuring the finest creations by Native American and Indigenous Canadian designers. Delve deeper into the artistry stemming from rich heritages and celebrate the power of fashion as a language that transcends generations. Tickets available below.

Thursday,
May 2nd

Orlando Dugi and Amber Dawn Bear Robe at VIP Cocktail Party

2024 Media and VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION

VIPs, models, designers, media, and tastemakers come together for an exclusive pre-show celebration at the Governor’s Mansion.  Mingle with scions of the fashion industry in an unforgettable evening of networking and connections.  Indulge in a delectable array of culinary delights, featuring appetizers, small bites, exquisite champagne, fine wines and a curated selection of Bow and Arrow beer, all expertly catered by BOXCAR.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Friday,
May 3rd

SWAIA models testing fit for 100 year Santa Fe Indian Market

All About Indigenous Fashion Symposium

A fashion symposium exploring contemporary topics in Native North American fashion.  Expert led panel discussions cover such topics as Why Native American Fashion Matters (Key Opening Panel), a Designer’s Hub, and a conversation: Rachelle White Wind & Sarain Fox.
 
Hear from prominent Indigenous designers and acquire insights into the dynamic world of Native American fashion. Additionally, while on Museum Hill, you can explore the Here, Now, and Always exhibit at MIAC.
SOLD OUT

NATIVE AMERICAN ART MAGAZINE VIP FASHION PARTY

Join Native American Art Magazine’s VIP party at the La Fonda Hotel. This intimate and dazzling event celebrates the Native Fashion World and offers the chance to rub shoulders with renowned designers, fashion enthusiasts, media, and cultural influencers. There will be delicacies from master chefs as well as a red carpet entry, champagne toast and gift bags when you leave. Check out the latest edition of NAA, and get to know the people behind the magic. 

SATURday,
May 4th

Shy LeBeau in Patricia Michaels backstage SWAIA fashion show

POP-SHOPS and Activation Spaces

Shop the Runway firsthand and drape yourself in style with Native Fashion explore quality fashion with Pop- Up Shops and immersive Activation Spaces where brands come alive through product demonstrations and personalized interactions. General Admission or any Fashion Show Ticket allows all-day access.  

ALL Day
Fashion Show #1

SWAIA Native Fashion Show

SNFW’s premier 2024 runway show highlights a fusion of cultures where traditional silhouettes meet contemporary innovations. Check out the latest works from designers:

  • House of Sutai by Peshawn Bread
  • Penny Singer
  • Clara McConnell of Qaulluq 
  • Carrie Wood of chizhii
limited Availability
Fashion Show #2

SWAIA Native Fashion Show

This exquisite showcase presents an evolution of heritage of ancestral aesthetics flowing into contemporary expressions. Enjoy the vision and designs of:

  • Dehmin Osawamick Cleland
  • Helen Oro Designs
  • Tierra Alysia
  • Patricia Michaels of Water Lily
limited Availability

SUNday,
May 5th

Himikalas Model on SWAIA Runway 2022 Fashion Show

POP-SHOPS and Activation Spaces

Shop the Runway firsthand and drape yourself in style with Native Fashion explore quality fashion with Pop- Up Shops and immersive Activation Spaces where brands come alive through product demonstrations and personalized interactions. General Admission or any Fashion Show Ticket allows all-day access.  

OPEN all day
Fashion Show #3 (1)

sWAIA Native Fashion Show

 Be among the first to discover the future of fashion with this generation’s creatives. Designers Include: 

  • Ayimach_Lodge By: Angela DeMontigny, Rachelle Whitewind, Jason Baerg
  • Victoria’s Arctic Fashion
  • Loren Aragon of Towering Stone
  • Lesley Hampton
limited Availability
three models for Santa Fe Indian Market Fashion Show styled by designer Orlando Dugi

SWAIA Native Fashion Show

Prepare for the powerful use of textiles, symbolism, and the sheer craft of these rising stars.  Join us for the finale show of SNFW 2024 with designers:

  • Randy Leigh Barton
  • Maria Hupfield
  • Heather Bouchier X Indi City
  • Himikalas Pamela Baker of T.O.C. Legends
  • Orlando Dugi
limited Availability
Jamie Okuma

VIP Experience/ All Access Pass

Get the full experience with a ticket to the Media and Cocktail Reception, and seats to ALL four Fashion Shows.  Experience Native Fashion like you never have before with an unforgettable experience and a deep dive into this fascinating art. 

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