Native American Fashion Spotlight

Native American fashion (also known as Indigenous American fashion) encompasses the design and creation of high-fashion clothing and fashion accessories by the Native peoples of the Americas. Indigenous designers frequently incorporate motifs and customary materials into their wearable artworks, providing a basis for creating items for the haute couture and international fashion markets. Their designs may result from techniques such as beadwork, quillwork, leather, and textile arts, such as weaving, twining, and tufting. In some cases, however, they choose not to include any materials associated with indigenous cultures.

One such designer – Orlando Dugi, a Santa Fe based designer that has taken his collections to New York Fashion Week and a Oklahoma Fashion Week and has expanded his showcase over the past several years to a Couture-Lovers dream. Find his designs at: