THE INDIAN MARKET FASHION SHOW WILL BE FEATURING SOME OF NATIVE AMERICA’S HOTTEST FASHION DESIGNERS!
Saturday August 22nd ~ Cathedral Park Stage 1 p.m.
All welcome to attend the Indian Market Fashion Show!
The Indian Market Fashion Show is a Free — public event.
The Indian Market Fashion Show will feature the following leaders in Native American Fashions:
Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/
Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) is an award winning artist who is inspired by her Native North American roots and respect for nature, which is derivative of her upbringing in Yukon, Canada. Esquiro uses organic fabrics, as well as recycled leathers, furs, and trims, in vibrant colors. Resulting in melding her passion for hip-hop culture with her aboriginal heritage to create a unique, fresh look with an urban-Native twist. Each garment is handmade to ensure couture quality and artistic authenticity.
B.Yellowtail Designs (Crow/Northern Cheyenne) embraces the experience of breathing new life into ancestral knowledge with modern-day experience, and seeks to redefine Native-inspired design. Yellowtail has contributed to major brands such as BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP, Kardashian Collections, as well as private labels sold in Macy’s and Nordstrom. The B.Yellowtail vision is founded on creating visually stunning clothes that impart artistic passion and self-empowerment. The brand’s aesthetic draws on inspiration from the sacred and re-imagines it for the contemporary woman through bold style statements.
Dorothy Grant (Haida) has been an internationally renowned contemporary fashion designer for over thirty-two years. In 1988, Grant became the first designer to merge Haida art and fashion utilizing her formal training at the Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design. Grant believes that her clothing embodies the Haida philosophy Yaangudang meaning “self respect.” The driving force behind her clothing designs is “empowerment, pride and feeling good about oneself.” After seventeen years in retail and manufacturing, Grant has transformed her entrepreneurial focus to Native art market trade shows and online sales through her website.
EVENT PRODUCER Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, (Blackfoot/Siksika) is an art curator and art historian, currently teaching art history at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She initiated SWAIA’s first official fashion show in August 2014, which was a smashing success, and is organizing the fashion show for the 2015 Indian Market.