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Native Fashion NOW

January 8, 2017

Jared Yazzie (Diné [Navajo]) for OxDx
Native Americans Discovered Columbus T-shirt, 2012
Cotton
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, Gift of Karen Kramer, 2015.11.4
Photo by Thosh Collins.

Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo])
Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012
Silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers, beads, and silver;
Photo by Nate Francis/Unék Photography. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Mona Bear.

Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock)
Boots, 2013–14
Glass beads on boots designed by Christian Louboutin (French)
Peabody Essex Museum.
Museum Commission with support from Katrina Carye, John Curuby, Karen Keane and Dan Elias, Cynthia Gardner, Merry Glosband, and Steve and Ellen Hoffman, 2014.44.1AB
© 2015 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver.

Photo by Greg Hall

For New York Fashion Week in February, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York will bring the traveling exhibition Native Fashion Now.  The exhibit features 70 works spanning the last 50 years and explores Native American fashion designers and the political nuances surrounding the clothing. From February 17 through September 4, 2017 at the National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.  Admission is FREE.


About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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