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INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW EVENTS

VIP Indigenous Fashion Show Pre-Party

LOCATION

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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DATE

Sun. August 21, 2022

TIME

1:30PM-2:45PM MST

Indigenous Fashion Show

LOCATION

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

DATE

Sun. August 21, 2022

TIME

3:00PM-4:00PM MST

Indigenous Fashion TRUNK Show

LOCATION

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

DATE

Sun. August 21, 2022

TIME

4:30PM-6:30PM MST

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INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW

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Catherine Blackburn

Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweller, whose common themes address Canada’s colonial past that are often prompted by personal narratives. Her work merges mixed media and fashion to create dialogue between historical art forms and new interpretations of them. Through utilizing beadwork and other historical adornment techniques, she creates space to explore Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization and representation.

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orlando dugi

Orlando Dugi (pronounced dew-guy) is currently living and working in Santa Fe, NM, originally from Grey Mountain, AZ, on the Navajo Nation. Beading since the age of six, Dugi’s designs are feminine, timeless, and highly embellished with many hours of hand-sewing and hand-beading garments. Luxurious fabrics, textures, embellishments, and extravagance, inspired by and handcrafted from traditions rooted in his Diné heritage. Orlando Dugi meticulously threads the past with the present.

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sho sho esquiro

Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, raised in Yukon, Northern Canada, is of Kaska Dena, Cree, and Scottish heritage. The designer creates original work using natural fibers, new and repurposed fur, and leather while incorporating 24 K gold, platinum, porcupine quills, glass beads, embroidery, and dentalium shells.

Embracing the fashion platform, she subtly or overtly brings awareness to important issues affecting Indigenous communities. Traditional skills and techniques learned from Yukon Elders are foundational to the designer’s work. Esquiro continues the legacy of sharing cultural knowledge with her creative expression and fashion design. 

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Lauren Good Day Portrait

Lauren goodday

Lauren Good Day “Good Day Woman” is a multi-award winning Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet and Plains Cree artist and an acclaimed fashion designer. Good Day has a passion for promoting and revitalizing the arts of her people while developing new methods that incorporate new trendsetting ideas in both art and design.

Starting at age six, the artist expanded her work from tribal regalia into the mediums of quillwork, ledger drawings, rawhide parfleche, and fashion. She continues to be steeped within her cultural lifeways while actively supporting language and culture revitalization efforts. As a mother and woman of her tribe, Good Day participates in cultural celebrations, powwows, and ceremonies. 

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melanie leblanc

Melanie LeBlanc, born of European and Dene ancestry, grew up in the French community of St. Denis, Saskatchewan, Canada. LeBlanc continues to explore and learn about her Indigenous roots.

The artist has gained notoriety for her attention to detail and clean silhouettes, most recognized in her coats, jackets, and streamlined pants. 

patricia michaels

Patricia Michaels creates haute couture and original designs, drawing inspiration from nature and her Native roots of Taos Pueblo. All custom-made work is fashioned under her label PM Waterlily, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. High-end limited-edition apparel and casual lines for both men and women are a part of the label. Michaels also creates uniforms and costume designs for operas.

Most of her work is made with organic materials, that are hand-dyed, and painted by the designer, often using algae pigments. Each design she produces showcases nature’s influence combined with fluid textures, resulting in clothing with movement and individuality.

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jamie okuma

Jamie Okuma is Luiseno, Shoshone-Bannock, Wailaki, and Okinawan who is also an enrolled member of the La Jolla band of Indians based in Southern California. She specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that are hand-executed exclusively by the artist in addition to designing ready-to-wear fashions. 

Okuma has been working as a professional artist since the age of eighteen, exhibiting at the Heard Indian Art Market in Phoenix AZ, and at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market in Santa Fe NM.

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skawannati

Skawennati was born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, and belongs to the Turtle clan. She makes art that addresses history, the future, and change from her perspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and as a cyberpunk avatar. Her early adoption of cyberspace as both a location and a medium for her practice is reflected in her machinima movies, still images, textiles, and sculpture.

She is a co-founder of Nation to Nation, a First Nations artist collective; Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research-creation network based at Concordia University; and daphne, Montreal’s first Indigenous artist-run centre and the recipient of a 2020 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; a Visiting Artist Fellowship at the British Library and an Honorary Doctorate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is represented by ELLEPHANT.

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW

The Indigenous Fashion show, produced by curator and Indigenous art historian Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, is a highly anticipated ticketed runway fashion show.

This year eight designers from the United States and Canada will present their collections.

BEFORE THE SHOW

VIP INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW PRE-PARTY

Jamie Okuma

Join us in the Santa Fe Convention Center lobby for the best place to have Gruet bubbles and wine – and to mix and mingle before the fashion show!

AFTER THE SHOW

INDIGENOUS FASHION TRUNK SHOW

Ticketholders can purchase and order directly from the designers at The Fashion Trunk Show that follows Sunday’s fashion show.

Only 100 tickets will be available for purchase. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Participating designers:

  • Jason Baerg
  • Orlando Dugi
  • Korina Emmerich
  • Lauren Good Day
  • Dorothy Grant
  • Patricia Michaels

thank you to our 2022 sponsors

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