Native American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation and Cultural Identity will explore fashion as a creative endeavor and an expression of cultural identity; the history of Native fashion; issues of problematic cultural appropriation in the field; and examples of creative collaborations and best practices between Native designers and fashion brands. The program features distinguished academic and legal scholars, and fashion designers and editors, including Anna Blume, Daniel James Cole, Joe Horse Capture, Adrienne Keene, Karen Kramer, Jessica Metcalfe, Douglas Miles, Lynette Nylander, Virgil Ortiz, Sherry Farrell Racette, Susan Scafidi, and Timothy Shannon. Moderated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Eileen Karp, and Amy Werbel.

The program features distinguished academic and legal scholars, and fashion designers and editors, including Anna Blume, Daniel James Cole, Joe Horse Capture, Adrienne Keene, Karen Kramer, Jessica Metcalfe, Douglas Miles, Lynette Nylander, Virgil Ortiz, Sherry Farrell Racette, Susan Scafidi, and Timothy Shannon. Moderated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Eileen Karp, and Amy Werbel.

Native American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation and Cultural Identity is this Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:30 AM – 5 PM American Indian Museum Heye Center in New York City.

There is no cost to attend, however, RSVP is strongly suggested to NYRSVP@si.edu or (212) 514-3750.

To view the symposium program, click here.

Native American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation, and Cultural Identity is held as a part of the exhibition Native Fashion Now currently at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York.  Programs are made possible through the support of the New York Board of Directors of the National Museum of the American Indian. The symposium is cosponsored by the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

Native Fashion Now is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. The Coby Foundation Ltd. provided generous support. The New York presentation of this exhibition and related programming is made possible through the generous support of Ameriprise Financial and the members of the New York Board of Directors of the National Museum of the American Indian. Additional funding provided by Macy’s.