SWAIA Native Fashion Week Reveals Dazzling Array of Designers for 2024 Showcase

Copyrighted SWAIA Native Fashion Week in Santa Fe (SNFW)
Copyrighted SWAIA Native Fashion Week in Santa Fe (SNFW)
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SWAIA Native Fashion Week Unveils Stellar Lineup for 2024 Event

Santa Fe, New Mexico  (SW) – The SWAIA Native Fashion Week (SNFW), hailed as the inaugural American-produced Indigenous Fashion Week, has announced its lineup of esteemed designers for this year’s highly anticipated event, set to commence on May 2, 2024, in Santa Fe. Among the luminaries headlining the event are Angela DeMontigny of Ayimach_Lodge, Rachelle Whitewing, and Jason Baerg, accompanied by Carrie Wood under the label “chichi” and Dehmin Cleland.

Designer: Lloyd Kiva New, Vintage Collection by Robert Black Photography: Tira Howard
Designer: Lloyd Kiva New, Vintage Collection by Robert Black -Photography: Tira Howard

This groundbreaking event promises to showcase the diverse talents and cultural richness of Indigenous fashion designers from across North America. Pamela Baker of T.O.C Legends, Peshawn Bread of House of Sutai, and Justin Jacob Louis are joining the roster, each bringing their unique vision and craftsmanship to the forefront.

Notably, Lesley Hampton, known for her inclusive approach to fashion and commitment to diversity, will also grace the runway at SNFW. Hampton’s presence underscores the event’s dedication to celebrating Indigenous identity while challenging mainstream fashion norms.

Loren Aragon of Towering Stone, renowned for his striking designs inspired by his Acoma Pueblo heritage, joins the lineup alongside Maria Hupfield, whose innovative work blurs the lines between fashion, art, and performance.

Completing the stellar lineup are Orlando Dugi, Patricia Michaels, Qaulluq, Randy Leigh Barton, and Victoria’s Arctic Fashion, each bringing their distinct perspectives and cultural influences to the runway.

The SNFW represents a significant milestone in the fashion world, providing a platform for Indigenous designers to showcase their talent, reclaim their narratives, and celebrate their cultural heritage. With its diverse lineup and commitment to authenticity, the event promises to be a vibrant celebration of Indigenous creativity and resilience.

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As anticipation builds for the upcoming event, fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders eagerly await the opportunity to witness the fusion of tradition and innovation at the SWAIA Native Fashion Week. Stay tuned for more updates as the event draws near.

All Copyrighted images are a courtesy of the  SWAIA Native Fashion Week in Santa Fe (SNFW).

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