The Indigenous Fashion Revolution

Saturday, April 6, 2023

La Fonda on the Plaza – Santa Fe

5:30 pm – Wine and appetizer reception
6:30 pm – Panel discussion with Q&A to follow


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Amber-Dawn Bear Robe – Photo by Tira Howard Photo
Patricia Michaels
Orlando Dugi

In-depth Discussion moderated by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe with Contemporary Native Designers Patricia Michaels and Orlando Dugi. 

Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation). Indigenous Fashion Show Program Director for SWAIA. Curator of “Art of Indigenous Fashion” exhibit at MoCNA. Assistant Faculty of Native Art History in Museum Studies Department at IAIA. 2023 recipient Changemaker of the Year at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. Emmy-winning Producer of two documentaries on Indigenous Fashion Designers.

Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) 2024 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Living Treasure. Arts and Design Award from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Appeared on Project Runway season 11 (Finalist) and Project Runway All Stars. Designed Tantoo Cardinal’s (Killers of the Flower Moon) gown for the Cannes red carpet.

Orlando Dugi (Navajo) Limited edition collections and wearable art fusing tradition and modern elegance that honor and share the enduring beauty of Dine heritage. Exhibited at Denver Art Museum and MIAC. Fashion Shows: Style Fashion Week NY, Tulsa Fashion Week, Heard Museum, SWAIA and Cherokee Art Show.

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